Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Pirates earn third for second consecutive year Pirates earn third for second consecutive year

BUTTE – On Saturday evening, Matthew Rensvold scored 17 points with 11 rebounds while Jeremiah North Piegan added 15 points and the Polson Pirates outlasted a 28-point fourth quarter rally from the Belgrade Panthers for a 54-47 win and third place finish in the consolation final at the Class A state bo...

Maidens finish season 23-2 Maidens finish season 23-2

BILLINGS – The Ronan Maidens’ hopes for a State Class B girls basketball title frustratingly came to an end on Thursday at the Rimrock Auto Arena at the Metra Park in Billings. The previously unbeaten Western B Divisional Champions fell to the Red Lodge Rams 70-61 in the first round of tournam...

Tall order Tall order

BELGRADE – Ending a stellar season, the Arlee Scarlets fell 62-33 in the state championship game on Saturday in a battle against the perennial champion Belt Lady Huskies. It was the Scarlets’ first appearance since 1980 in the State Class C Girls Basketball Championship game. The Lady Huskies,...

Little grapplers test skills, tournament style Little grapplers test skills, tournament style

POLSON – The Pirates rolled out the wrestling welcome mats on Saturday for area competitors in the beginner and novice age groups of the Little Guy Wrestling program. The meet gave young grapplers an opportunity to hone skills they have learned during practice by experiencing tournament-style wrestl...

Dodgeball tournament a big hit Dodgeball tournament a big hit

RONAN – On Friday night in the old Ronan High School gym, 14 area teams dipped, dove, ducked and dodged in a tournament to benefit the Chiefs’ and Maidens’ spring sports program. The game of dodgeball has been a popular bruise-inducing childhood activity on school playgrounds as well as ...

Warriors become back-to-back divisional champions Warriors become back-to-back divisional champions

BUTTE — For the second year in a row, the Arlee Warriors are headed back to the Class C Championship Tournament as the Western C Divisional Champions. And they defeated the Manhattan Christian Eagles during the Western C Divisional Tournament, held at the Maroon Activities Center on Saturday evening...

Polson Pirates state bound Polson Pirates state bound

HAMILTON – On Saturday night, the Pirates fell to the undefeated Dillion Beavers 50-34 in the championship game of the Western A Divisional Tournament. The Beavers outscored the Pirates 13-5 in the first quarter and led the Pirates 26-15 at the half. The Pirates had a small scoring surge in the t...

Lake Monsters compete at state championship Lake Monsters compete at state championship

POLSON – Local swimmers qualified for a state swimming championship, held in town. More than 200 swimmers from more than a dozen swim clubs from around the state gathered this past weekend at the Mission Valley Aquatic Center for the 2017 Montana State Short Course Championship. During the three-...

There’s no place like home There’s no place like home

RONAN – The Maidens thrilled the home crowd with a 64-55 victory over Florence to capture the Western B Divisional title on Saturday. “It was a great weekend,” Maidens’ head coach Ron Hanson said. “The girls came together Saturday and played a great team game.” The M...

Warriors, Scarlets win district championship Warriors, Scarlets win district championship

PABLO – Cross one more to-do item off the list for the Warriors and Scarlets basketball teams. On Saturday, at the Joe Mc- Donald Gym on the Salish Kootenai College campus, the top-ranked Warriors nabbed a 66-45 victory over the Plains Horsemen for the District 14-C championship. The Warriors too...


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