Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Ronan girls, Polson boys split rivalry basketball games Ronan girls, Polson boys split rivalry basketball games

PABLO – The Ronan boys and girls basketball teams faced off with cross-county rival Polson for the first of this season’s two meetings on Friday at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on the Salish Kootenai College campus. The Ronan Maidens won the opener of the double-header with a 56-...

Ronan wrestlers place second at home tournament Ronan wrestlers place second at home tournament

RONAN – Over the weekend, 18 wrestling programs from around the state participated in the Ronan Chiefs-hosted 49th annual Dave Edington Western Montana Duals wrestling tournament. “The tournament ran very smooth and was an overall success,” Chiefs wrestling head coach Dylan Kramer said.&...

Local family rings in New Year skijoring Local family rings in New Year skijoring

KALISPELL – Like many families who gather together to bring in the New Year in their own very special way, the Alfiero siblings spent the New Year celebrating together with sister Erica on horseback dragging brothers Chris and Jesse strapped to a pair of skis holding a rope for dear life through a snow...

Eagles fall to Vikings in 14C matchup Eagles fall to Vikings in 14C matchup

PABLO - Two Eagle River girls’ and boys’ basketball teams hosted their cross-county rival Charlo in a District 14C match up in the Two Eagle River gymnasium on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Head coach Laura Tenas and her Lady Eagles, who are still looking for their first win of the young 2017-18 season, wi...

Polson wins home opener Polson wins home opener

POLSON – Playing their first home game of the season, the Polson Pirates improved to 3-1 overall with a 57-26 win over the Whitefish Bulldogs, while the Lady Pirates are still looking for their first win of the season falling 52-38 to the Lady Bulldogs. Polson girls’ basketball coach Juan Pere...

Arlee grapplers mix it up Arlee grapplers mix it up

ARLEE – On Thursday evening, the Arlee Warriors had a strong showing as they hosted a three-team mixer wrestling event, their first home wrestling match of the season. No team scores were kept, but individual results were recorded. The teams competing were Superior/Alberton, Plains/Hot Springs and M...

Teams begin basketball season at NAC tournament in Pablo Teams begin basketball season at NAC tournament in Pablo

PABLO – This past weekend marked the beginning of a brand-new season of boys and girls hoops for the Arlee, Mission and Two Eagle River teams during the 20-team Native American Classic held at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center at Salish Kootenai College. This year marks the first time since...

Adler, Bosley earn individual titles at Owen Invitational Adler, Bosley earn individual titles at Owen Invitational

POLSON – More than 400 athletes, coaches and spectators filled the Linderman gymnasium on Friday and Saturday for the 42nd edition of the Owen Invitational. This year’s field was one of the strongest, with 18 teams representing schools from around the state of Montana and Idaho. “Actu...

sports shorts for Dec. 6, 2017 sports shorts for Dec. 6, 2017

Football ARLEE – The Arlee Warriors football team snagged three separate all-state awards and added six more all-conference honors between first-team, second-team and third-team offense and defense. Senior running back Will Mesteth, senior George Shick and senior Rory Bird all receive all-state...

Gravy Train Gravy Train

Before filling up on the culinary onslaught of Thanksgiving dinner, nearly 140 runners laced up their running shoes for the 10th annual Turkey Trot 5K that started near the intersection of US Highway 93 and State Highway 35. “The race went really well and everything went smooth at registration,&rdqu...


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