Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Pirates win district tourney Pirates win district tourney

RONAN – It’s the third consecutive Northwestern A district tournament win for the Polson Pirates. The second-seeded Polson Pirates defeated the fifth-seeded Ronan Chiefs 63-51 in the Northwestern A District championship game at the Ronan Event Center on Saturday evening. The underdog distri...

Lady Vikings district champs Lady Vikings district champs

PABLO – The Charlo Lady Vikings basketball team earned the program’s first District 14C Championship since 2011 on Saturday evening, winning a decisive 37-17 victory over the St. Regis Lady Tigers at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. &ld...

Polson advances two grapplers to state finals Polson advances two grapplers to state finals

BILLINGS – Mission Valley area high school wrestlers, along with over 50 teams and 600 wrestlers, convened at the Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings and competed in the yearly sports spectacular known as the All-Class State Wrestling Tournament. The tournament started on Thursday and concluded with cham...

Regular basketball seasons wrap up, tournament play starts Thursday Regular basketball seasons wrap up, tournament play starts Thursday

Mission Valley area boys’ and girls’ prep basketball teams wrapped up their regular seasons this past weekend and will start postseason action in their respective district tournaments on Thursday. The Arlee Warriors enter the Class C postseason ranked number one after finishing the regular sea...

Charlo tames Tigers Charlo tames Tigers

CHARLO – Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings basketball teams picked up wins at home Friday night as they defeated the Darby Tigers and Lady Tigers in nonconference Class C action. The girls won, 58-36, and the boys came out on top, 66-44. The Lady Vikings quickly raced out to a 18-5 lead in the firs...

Mission Valley grapplers earn state wrestling spots Mission Valley grapplers earn state wrestling spots

SUPERIOR – Arlee and Mission/Charlo combined to earn twelve berths into the state wrestling tournament during the Western B/C divisional competition over the weekend in Superior. Only the top four individuals in each weight class were able to advance to the state tournament in Billings on Friday and...

Two out of three ain’t bad Two out of three ain’t bad

RONAN –  This past week, Northwest A and cross-county rivals Ronan and Polson battled it out on the mat and court with the Ronan Maidens walking away with a 70-53 basketball victory over the Lady Pirates, the Chiefs out-muscling the Pirates 46-27 on the wrestling mats and the Pirates prevailing ov...

Mission basketball players honor injured teammate Mission basketball players honor injured teammate

Story and photos                      by Rob Zolman                  Valley Journal ST. IGNATIUS – The Wardens of Powell County swept the Mission Bulldogs on their home court on Saturday in district 6...

Arlee sweeps Charlo in county showdown Arlee sweeps Charlo in county showdown

ARLEE – The Arlee High School boys and girls basketball teams played host to cross-county and district 14C rival Charlo High School on Thursday night.  Both Arlee teams emerged victorious in the 14C battle, as the Warriors routed the Vikings, 75-33 and the Scarlets outpaced the Lady Vikings, 46...

Runners undeterred by slush and snow Runners undeterred by slush and snow

POLSON – Nearly 100 runners defied the elements left behind by a particularly crotchety Old Man Winter during the fifth annual “Sorry ‘Bout That” half marathon on Saturday afternoon. The roughly 13-mile-long counter clockwise loop started at the Mission Valley Aquatic Center with r...


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