Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Rob Zolman

Halloween events provide weekend fun Halloween events provide weekend fun

POLSON – Scores of spooky characters got together for weekend Halloween festivities, including a foot race and carnival. On Saturday, people dressed up to attend the carnival hosted by the KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino and Together As One (a suicide prevention program). During the event, more tha...

Lady Vikings, Lady Pirates enter volleyball divisional postseason Lady Vikings, Lady Pirates enter volleyball divisional postseason

HOT SPRINGS – Class A Polson Lady Pirates and Class C Charlo Lady Vikings will both continue their volleyball seasons with divisional appearances starting this weekend. On Thursday, the Arlee Scarlets and Charlo Lady Vikings fell in the first round of districts. Arlee fell in straight sets 26-24, 29...

Polson NRA bull riding champ qualifies for unique upcoming event Polson NRA bull riding champ qualifies for unique upcoming event

POLSON – Payton Fitzpatrick was named to the four-man squad representing Montana in the Battle of the States bull riding event. The competition will be held at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center in Reno, Nevada, on Nov. 10. According to the Rodeo USA website, “the Battle of the States is a...

Charlo football season cancelled due to policy violations

CHARLO – Charlo School District trustees and superintendent attended a special board meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, in the high school library to hear from parents and community members about their comments and questions pertaining to the district’s alcohol, tobacco and drug policy set forth in the ...

Movin' on! Movin' on!

BELGRADE – Robin Erickson put the Pirates on the scoreboard late in the second half, giving Polson all the points they needed to advance to the Class A state championship next Saturday. Last Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Belgrade Panthers was a rematch of last year’s semifinals, which Belg...

Frissell claims second consecutive state cross-country title Frissell claims second consecutive state cross-country title

MISSOULA – Running on a sunny fall afternoon with temperatures in the mid-60s, sunglasses wearing Beatrix Frissell cruised to her second consecutive State A girls’ cross country championship on Saturday at the University of Montana Golf Course in Missoula. “The weather was perfect,...

Volunteers roll up sleeves to help club Volunteers roll up sleeves to help club

RONAN – A group of nearly 60 volunteers got their hands dirty Friday during the Community Build Day at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. The community-driven all-day work party attracted volunteers of all ages as they pitched in and did all sorts of tasks from landsca...

Pirate soccer advances to state semifinals with win over Loyola Pirate soccer advances to state semifinals with win over Loyola

POLSON – A steady diet of goals gave the Polson Pirate soccer team a 7-3 opening-round home playoff win over Missoula Loyola on Saturday afternoon. Polson advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals after surviving a 3-2 penalty-shootout win over the visiting Columbia Falls Wildcats in a playoff play...

Frissell legs it out for second consecutive divisional title Frissell legs it out for second consecutive divisional title

KALISPELL – Lady Pirate Bea Frissell captured her second consecutive individual Western A Divisional girls’ cross-country title on Saturday, during the divisional cross-country meet at Rebecca Farms in Kalispell. As a team, the Lady Pirates finished third. Frissell turned in a time of 18:44.5....

Drift racing squeals into Mission Valley Drift racing squeals into Mission Valley

PABLO – Revving engines, screeching tires and the smell of burning rubber brought the old Pablo Plum Creek log yard to life during the second edition of the annual Montana Drift Bash. A total of 30 vehicles and their drivers from around Montana, Idaho and Washington took part in the two-day event, w...


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