Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Mission Valley hosts busy high school rodeo weekend Mission Valley hosts busy high school rodeo weekend

POLSON – The Montana High School Rodeo Association made a weekend stop in Polson at the Les Baldwin Arena located on the Polson Fairgrounds this past Saturday. More than 50 cowboys and cowgirls from high schools around Northwestern Montana saw competition during the rodeo event hosted by the Mission...

Vikings and Bulldogs tangle in district matchup Vikings and Bulldogs tangle in district matchup

CHARLO –  The Mission Bulldogs and Charlo Vikings football teams may both be playoff bound in late October, but on Friday evening, the big-game feel was already evident as the Bulldogs (2-1) visited the Vikings (2-1) in Charlo. The game ended in the Vikings' favor as they outscored the Bulldogs...

Mission brings cross-country race home Mission brings cross-country race home

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Bulldogs' cross-country team hosted a race for the first time in recent history on Tuesday, Sept. 11. “It was awesome, our first meet was a success,” Bulldog cross-country head coach Chris Eichert said.  Planning for the meet took some time. “Last...

Volleyball teams thank emergency responders, remember 9/11 Volleyball teams thank emergency responders, remember 9/11

RONAN – The events of Sept. 11, seventeen years ago, were remembered before the girl’s volleyball game on Tuesday. Emergency responders, law enforcement and those who responded to the Twin Tower events were honored. Local responders were also thanked for the work they do to help people every day....

Planes, pilots, pancakes all part of annual Polson Fly-In Planes, pilots, pancakes all part of annual Polson Fly-In

Skies above Polson were filled with all kinds of activity and interesting aircraft Saturday morning as more than two dozen vintage, homemade and experimental aircraft flew in from across the region. The fly-in pancake breakfast, held at the Polson Airport, is an annual event hosted by local Chapter 1122 o...

One point made the difference One point made the difference

RONAN – The Stevensville Yellowjackets eked out a slim win over the Ronan Chiefs in their season home opener on Friday evening at home. The Yellowjackets walked off the field with the win, besting the Chiefs 26-25, in a game that came down to the final minutes. While this is the second loss in a row...

Strong start for Polson Pirates soccer teams Strong start for Polson Pirates soccer teams

POLSON – Polson (4-0) staked its claim as one of the top soccer teams to beat in Class A this season. The Pirates remained undefeated after downing Billings Central 3-2 Friday and Laurel 2-1 Saturday at the Polson Sports Complex. “Always happy to get wins,” said Pirate head coach Adam Fa...

Vikings defeat rivals during home opener Vikings defeat rivals during home opener

CHARLO – “Touchdown Landers Smith,” was sweet music to any Viking football fan and a nightmare for the Warriors during the Friday evening game in Charlo.  Smith, the senior quarterback, was associated in one way or another with all five Charlo touchdowns as the Vikings rolled to a 3...

Lady Pirates dominate Broncs in season opener Lady Pirates dominate Broncs in season opener

POLSON – The Polson Lady Pirates opened their 2018 soccer season Thursday afternoon at home by taking down Frenchtown 11-2 behind the four-goal performance of Ali Hupka. Hupka got the Lady Pirates on the score board early with a goal in the three-minute mark on an assist from Ashlee Howell.  ...

Pirates win soccer opener Pirates win soccer opener

POLSON – Robin Erickson netted two goals and an assist as the Polson Pirates boys’ soccer team opened the season with a 3-0 shut-out win over visiting Frenchtown Broncs in a Class A nonconference match up Thursday evening. The Pirates took a 1-0 lead just six minutes into the game when Erickso...


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