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Spring sports postponed amid pandemic Spring sports postponed amid pandemic

POLSON – Empty bleachers and an ominous silence filled Mission Valley tracks, tennis courts and softball parks during what would have been the official start to the 2020 prep spring sport season.  The Montana High School Association announced the health-related hiatus on Monday, March 16, that all spring activities will be indefinitely suspended until further notice.  “I’m extremely disappointed in the suspension,” said Charlo’s junior Carlee Fryberger who won the State Class C title in the girls 100-meter dash last spring. “I understand this is in our best interest to stay healthy, but I can’t help but be disappointed. Track season ...


Polson Lake Monsters make a splash Polson Lake Monsters make a splash

POLSON – Nearly 400 youth swimmers and swim fans converged at the Mission Valley Aquatic Center on March 7-8 for the B/C State Championships Swim Meet.  In all, there were 14 clubs represented from around Western Montana, including Polson’s Lake Monsters, who competed in more than 200 eve...


Osprey gymnasts find early season success Osprey gymnasts find early season success

POLSON – The Head Over Heels’ Osprey girls gymnastics team is currently off to a successful 2020 season start with several achievements.  Chenoa Villegas had a fifth-place floor routine during the season’s first meet on Jan. 18 at the Glacier Challenge in Kalispell. After a month wi...


Warriors, Pirates wrap up season at state Warriors, Pirates wrap up season at state

BILLINGS — The Polson Pirates and the Arlee Warriors boys’ basketball programs each saw their 2020 seasons come to a close in the opening rounds of their respective Class A and Class B Montana State Basketball tournaments last weekend. Despite the state tournament losses, the Pirates maintaine...


Lucky Strike bowling results for the week of March 1-7

Merchant High Team Game:Pin Pals  1216 High Team Series:Pin Pals  3430 High Game Scratch:Justin McElderry   279 High Game Handicap:Brendon Krahn   299 High Series Scratch:Pat Dellwo   706 High Series Handicap:Pat Dellwo   78...


State tournaments begins for two local teams State tournaments begins for two local teams

POLSON – It is state basketball tournament time for the Class A Polson Pirates and Class B Arlee Warriors as both teams head off to their respective class tournaments that begin at the end of the week. After a two year hiatus from state tournament action, the 13-9 Polson Pirates re-enter tournament ...


Buck signs with Montana Tech Cross Country Buck signs with Montana Tech Cross Country

ST. IGNATIUS – Lady Bulldog senior Karolyna Buck signed her national letter of intent to continue both her cross-country and track careers at Montana Tech in Butte on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the St. Ignatius High School. Buck has garnered numerous all-conference accolades on both the volleyball and b...


Charlo takes 4th place in tournament Charlo takes 4th place in tournament

The Charlo Lady Vikings battled their way to a fourth-place finish during the Western C Divisional tournament last weekend in Frenchtown. Charlo opened the tournament on Thursday evening with a close 31-29 win over the Manhattan Christian Lady Eagles. The 14C district champs fell behind early to the Lady ...


Pirates headed to state basketball tourney Pirates headed to state basketball tourney

RONAN – During the three-day Western A Divisional basketball tournament held at the Ronan Event Center this past weekend, the Polson Pirates earned a fourth-place finish and a state basketball tournament bracket spot while the Ronan Chiefs and Maidens closed out their respective seasons. Up against ...


Dinner, auction to benefit St. Ignatius Special Olympics program Dinner, auction to benefit St. Ignatius Special Olympics program

By Rob Zolman                       Valley Journal ST. IGNATIUS – To help fund Mission’s Special Olympics team, the Post Creek Steak and Tap House is sponsoring a $10-a-plate spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. On t...


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