Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Need for speed Need for speed

POLSON – You may not know youth cyclist Gabriel “Gabe” Shipley, but chances are good you have caught blurred glimpses of him training in the valley. Shipley, a freshman at Mission Valley Christian Academy, is on a mission to stand atop the podium in June at the 2017 USA Cycling Junior Na...

County rivals compete on court County rivals compete on court

Charlo/Two Eagle River School CHARLO – Three Vikings scored in double figures with Landers Smith notching a double- double in District 14-C action against Two Eagle River Dec. 22, 2016. Kane Shenyer paced the Vikings with 15 points, Tyson Petticrew added 14 and Smith contributed 11 points and 1...

Pirate grapplers split against Whitefish, Browning Pirate grapplers split against Whitefish, Browning

Polson WHITEFISH – The Polson wrestling team had mixed on-the-road success during a Class A triangular wrestling meet on Dec. 22, 2016 with both Whitefish and Browning. Mateo Quinones (113), Owen Targerson (120), Bridger Wenzel (132) and Parker Adler (138) all won by pin, helping the Pirates de...

Basketball

POLSON — The Pirates snapped their three-game losing skid Dec. 20 by beating the visiting county rival Ronan Chiefs, 62-51. The Class-B Chiefs held tough, taking a 31-24 Pirate advantage into the locker room at the half. But Polson outscored the Chiefs 20-9 in third quarter to seal the deal for the ...

Basketball Basketball

POLSON – With area prep teams on Christmas break, the currently undefeated Ronan Maidens are deserving of a rest. “This was our fourth game in five days,” Maidens’ head coach Ron Hanson said. “We played like we were a bit tired.” The Maidens (7-0) outlasted their cou...

Chiefs beat Bulldogs, 67-53 Chiefs beat Bulldogs, 67-53

St. Ignatius ST. IGNATIUS – The Ronan Chiefs set the tone early against the Mission Bulldogs, their cross-county rivals, scoring 25 points in the first quarter of play. “We still have some work to do but I like what I see,” Chiefs’ head coach Mitchell Wassam said. The Chief...

Girls' Basketball Girls' Basketball

ST. IGNATIUS – Friday night, the Ronan Maidens grabbed an early 21-8 first quarter lead from the Lady Bulldogs and never looked back, beating their Class B and cross-county basketball rivals 61-24. “Tonight, I felt like we played pretty well,” Maidens’ head coach Ron Hanson said. ...

Hoop time Hoop time

Charlo PABLO – At the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center Saturday evening the Charlo Vikings evened up their season record to one-and-one against the Darby Tigers, 49-44. The Vikings’ win came off a 48-44 loss to the Valley Christian Eagles the day before during the Western C Tip-Off ...

Wrestlers gain momentum Wrestlers gain momentum

Mission ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission Charlo Bulldogs wrestling team hosted a dual meet with the Bigfork Vikings and the Florence Falcons on Friday night. The young Bulldog lineup bested Bigfork 54 – 24 and slipped by Florence 49 – 39. “I was really pleased with the wins,” ...

Hunters go undefeated Hunters go undefeated

POLSON – Pirate’s Hunter Fritsch (160) pinned Griffin Schoch of Lake City in the Owen Invitational finals to finish the weekend undefeated, helping the Pirates to a fourth-place finish in the 18-team tournament. Kedrick Baker (103), Mateo Quinones (120), Bridger Wenzel (132) and Parker Adle...


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