Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

EGG-cellent EGG-stravaganzas EGG-cellent  EGG-stravaganzas

LAKE COUNTY — Faster than you can say hippity hoppity the eggs were gone. As young egg hunters Saturday morning, some wearing bunny ears, scurried around snatching up brightly colored plastic eggs scattered across the grass during various annual community Easter Egg Hunts. In Ronan, at the Missio...

St. Patrick’s Day parade returns to Ronan St. Patrick’s Day parade returns to Ronan

RONAN — The streets of downtown Ronan were lined with Irish spirit late Wednesday afternoon as the St. Patrick’s Day parade made its return after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We are not Irish but my kids were so excited that there was actually going to be a...

Mission Valley well represented on all-state basketball list Mission Valley well represented on all-state basketball list

LAKE COUNTY – Six Mission Valley prep hoopsters received all-state rankings last week as the Montana High School Association released its list of the top boys’ and girls’ high school basketball players for the 2020-21 season. In Class A, the Polson Pirates placed two athletes on the boys...

Community supports local athlete battling rare cancer Community supports local athlete battling rare cancer

CHARLO — The Mission Valley community is wrapping its collective arms around a former Charlo High School three-sport-athlete and wrestling state champion who is battling an extremely rare form of vascular cancer.  In February, Montana Tech Oredigger freshman Isaiah Allik’s dreams of Satur...

Polson volleyballer signs with Carroll College Polson volleyballer signs with Carroll College

POLSON — Polson Lady Pirate Maggie Todd recently signed her national letter of intent to play collegiate volleyball for Carroll College in Helena. Todd was joined by family, friends and teammates to celebrate the occasion in the PHS library. Todd was a two time first-team, all-state and all-conferen...

Polson Pirates wrap up season at state tourney Polson Pirates wrap up season at state tourney

GREAT FALLS — The Polson Pirate boys basketball team wrapped up the 2020-21 season at the State A tournament hosted at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. The team opened the tournament with a first-round bye on Wednesday as the number two seed out of the Western A. The Pirates kicked things off ...

Chiefs clinch fourth place at state Chiefs clinch fourth place at state

GREAT FALLS — Both the Ronan Chiefs and Maidens high school basketball teams finished their seasons on the road in Great Falls last weekend competing at the Four Seasons Arena during the State A tournament.  In tournament first round action on Wednesday, the Chiefs dreams of a state championshi...

PHS swim team boasts state titles in inaugural season PHS swim team boasts state titles in inaugural season

POLSON — More than 150 of the state’s best swimmers gathered to compete during the Class A-B State Swim Championship at the Mission Valley Aquatic and Fitness Center on Saturday. The MVAFC has been the host for numerous swim events in the past, but Saturday’s championship was the first o...

Bulldog, Lady Bulldog seasons end in divisional action Bulldog, Lady Bulldog seasons end in divisional action

EUREKA — Another prep high school basketball season is in the books as the Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs both closed their season during Western B Basketball Divisional action in Eureka last weekend. On Thursday, the Bulldogs opened the tournament against the Deer Lodge Wardens. The Bulldogs ou...

Cowell, Knutson finish Pirate wrestling season with 5th-place medals Cowell, Knutson finish Pirate wrestling season with 5th-place medals

MILES CITY — Polson Pirate wrestlers Ryley Knutson and Maysn Cowell both took fifth place in their respective weight classes during the State A wrestling tournament held at Custer County District High School in Miles City on Saturday. Wrestling in the 126-pound weight class, Cowell capped his senior...


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