Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Articles Written By: Melea Burke

Ronan Chiefs work on confidence, polish Ronan Chiefs  work on  confidence,  polish

After returning just two starters on offense and three on defense, the Ronan Chiefs have had to do a lot of growing early in the season. Last year’s team included all-state and all-conference honoree Colton McCrea and six other all-conference players: Michael Irvine, Cole Snyder, Justin Krahn, Cole Ger...

Golf Golf

After a top-10 finish at state last year, Pirate golfer Carson McDaniel has been sharpening his aim and working his way toward an even better state showing this season. On Sept. 2, he tied for first at the Columbia Falls Invitational (held at the Mission Mountain Golf Course in Ronan), and just last Tuesday,...

Polson soccer squads split matches

On Thursday, the Polson teams swept Frenchtown at home, the girls 4-1 and the boys 2-1. Lady Pirates coach Michael Hewston credited his team with playing “good, solid soccer.” “We leaned into the long ball a bit too much and were forced to play harder because of it,” he said. &ldqu...

Volleyball Volleyball

Arlee The Scarlets split the week’s games, picking up a win in St. Regis on Thursday before dropping a home match with Plains on Saturday. In St. Regis, Arlee had a little trouble with the Tigers in the second set but locked in the win 25-15, 26-24, 25-17. Carly Hergett led the Arlee attack wit...

Cross Country Cross Country

Local cross country teams hit the ground running this week, with Polson athletes traveling to the Highlander Invitational in Spokane and teams from Arlee, Charlo, Mission and Ronan competing at the Ronan Invitational.   Polson SPOKANE — Polson’s girls won the Highlander Invitation...

Polson girls sweep weekend soccer matches; boys split Polson girls sweep weekend soccer matches; boys split

POLSON — The Pirates and Lady Pirates got off to a good start this weekend against the visiting Belgrade Panthers on Friday and Livingston on Saturday. The Lady Pirates played well together for the 1-0 win over the well-coached Belgrade Panthers, according to Polson coach Michael Hewston. “...

Polson High golf begins busy season

The Polson boys and girls golf teams opened their 2015 season with a busy week, traveling to three competitions in four days and showing steady improvement all the while. On Aug. 17, the Pirates traveled to the Butte Central Invite held at Highlands View Golf Course, where Mat Hobbs (77) and Kiyara McC...

Tribal wildlife biologists request information on nesting trumpeter swans Tribal wildlife biologists request information on nesting trumpeter swans

News from CSKT Tribal Wildlife Program FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Wildlife Biologists with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began a project to restore trumpeter swans as a resident species on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the mid-1990s. Subsequent efforts resulted in the release of 249 c...

Swim team crosses Lake Mary Ronan Swim team crosses Lake Mary Ronan

LAKE MARY RONAN — Some kids spend their final days of summer soaking up the sun on the docks at Salish Point or diving off the seawall at nearby Sacajawea Park, but on Aug. 4 the Lake Monsters swim team took their summer adventuring to different waters. Joining distance swimmer Emily von Jentzen of ...

Polson throws 20th Skate Jam Polson throws 20th Skate Jam

POLSON — The 20th annual Skate Jam at Polson’s Seventh Avenue Skatepark celebrated local skaters’ skills and offered plenty of fun for spectators and participants, with about 25 or 30 people showing off their moves during the event. “Everybody had a good time,” organizer Jess...


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