Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Lady Pirates dominate Broncs in season opener Lady Pirates dominate Broncs in season opener

POLSON – The Polson Lady Pirates opened their 2018 soccer season Thursday afternoon at home by taking down Frenchtown 11-2 behind the four-goal performance of Ali Hupka. Hupka got the Lady Pirates on the score board early with a goal in the three-minute mark on an assist from Ashlee Howell.  ...

Pirates win soccer opener Pirates win soccer opener

POLSON – Robin Erickson netted two goals and an assist as the Polson Pirates boys’ soccer team opened the season with a 3-0 shut-out win over visiting Frenchtown Broncs in a Class A nonconference match up Thursday evening. The Pirates took a 1-0 lead just six minutes into the game when Erickso...

Maiden volleyball opens season with a 3-0 win over rival Polson Maiden volleyball opens season with a 3-0 win over rival Polson

RONAN – Two Mission Valley rivals started the 2018 volleyball season against one another on Tuesday, August 28, when the Ronan Maidens hosted the Polson Lady Pirates in their season opener.  Polson took two of the three meetings between these squads last season, including a match-up during the ...

Bulldogs shake off slow start, bite Victor 44-12 Bulldogs shake off slow start, bite Victor 44-12

ST. IGNATIUS – After a slow start on Friday night’s season opener against the Victor Pirates, the Mission Bulldogs put on a show for the home crowd in a 44-12 rout. “It was a rough start,” said Bulldog’s second year head coach Tyler Murray. “The team was mentally ready,...

Music flows at mouth of Flathead Music flows at mouth of Flathead

Flathead Lake was alive with the sound of bluesy music this past weekend. About 2,000 music lovers congregated at the Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater along the mouth of the Flathead River for two nights of dynamic and danceable live music during the outdoor Flathead Lake Blues and Music Festival. Now in...

PHS alum among soccer team rescued from Yellowstone River PHS alum among soccer team rescued from Yellowstone River

COLUMBUS – The Stillwater County Search and Rescue successfully rescued all 22 members of the Rocky Mountain College women’s soccer team after becoming stranded on the Yellowstone River while on a float trip near Columbus on Monday, Aug. 13. Former Polson Lady Pirate stand-out soccer player Ti...

Update: Garden Creek Fire now 50 percent contained Update: Garden Creek Fire now 50 percent  contained

HOT SPRINGS – According to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire officials, the Garden Creek Fire which grew to more than 2,000 acres is 50 percent contained and moved from a Type 3 to a Type 4 incident over the weekend.   The July 27 lightning sparked wildfire burning two mi...

‘Guts, Glitter’ event raises knowledge of games, funds for athletics program ‘Guts, Glitter’ event raises knowledge of games, funds for athletics program

CHARLO – What happens when you put moms on the football field and dads on the volleyball court? A fun filled Saturday morning where each enjoyed learning the fundamentals of the sport. The 4th Annual Guts and Glitter Women’s Football Clinic and 1st Annual Dudes and Divas Men’s Volleyball...

Skaters take to the park for 22nd annual Skate Jam Skaters take to the park for 22nd annual Skate Jam

POLSON – More than 40 skaters and spectators from across Mission Valley braved the blazing heat and engaged in some friendly competition Saturday. Participants socialized and enjoyed themselves while watching fellow riders of all ages attempt to land a variety of tricks and stunts during the 22nd annua...

Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres Garden Creek Fire grows to 2K plus acres

HOT SPRINGS – The lightning sparked Garden Creek wildfire burning in Sanders County, two miles northwest of Hot Springs, has scorched roughly 2,500 acres and is 20 percent contained as of Monday morning according to fire managers. On Friday morning, fire managers for the CSKT Division of Fire held a...


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