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Polson Lake Monsters among top finishers at state championships Polson Lake Monsters among top finishers at state championships

MISSOULA — Six Polson swimmers of the Lake Monster swim team competed at the Montana Long Course State Championships in Missoula last weekend, with events including butterfly, backstroke, freestyle, individual medley, and breaststroke.  In the 11 and over sessions, team captain Gus Hertz and Olivia Cottet each competed in six events.  Hertz brought in a second place in the 50 fly with a time of 29.60. He scored sixth in the 50 back with a time of 32.61, fifth in the 50 free with a time of 27.16, sixth in the 200 free with a time of 2:16.26, and sixth in the 100 free with a time of 1:00.93.  Cottet landed a fifth place in the 100 fly with a time of 1:31.84. In t...


Polson USA Softball wins 14U State Championship Polson USA Softball wins 14U State Championship

ANACONDA — The Polson Lady Pirates went above and beyond at the State Championship games in Anaconda July 15-17.  The Lady Pirates took down Frenchtown Fury with a score of 10 to 2, the Billings 406 Flyers 4 to 2, and the Kalispell Emeralds 3 to 2.  In an undefeated game, the Lady Pirat...


Kids learn about healthy relationships, compete at Midnight Hoopz Kids learn about healthy relationships, compete at Midnight Hoopz

ARLEE — On Friday, June 17, kids and families gathered at the Arlee Pow Wow Pavilion for an annual Midnight Hoopz three-on-three co-ed basketball tournament.  A free event for kids that’s been held for over 10 years, no one is turned away for cost. “We’re trying to benefit as ...


MAC runner up in Class B/C State softball finals MAC runner up in Class B/C State softball finals

LEWISTOWN — Second verse, same as the first.  For the second consecutive year, the Florence-Carlton Lady Falcons derailed the Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) Lady Bulldogs’ hopes of bringing home a state championship trophy with a 14-11 victory during Saturday’s Class B/C state champions...


Lady Pirates take third at state Lady Pirates take third at state

HAMILTON — On Thursday in first-round action of the State Class A Girls Softball Championship hosted in Hamilton, both the Polson Lady Pirates and Ronan Maidens opened the three-day double elimination tournament with a loss. The Maidens fell 9-3 to the Corvallis Lady Blue Devils, while the Butte Cen...


Lady Pirates co-runner ups Lady Pirates co-runner ups

BOZEMAN — With 20 team points, the Polson Lady Pirates tied with Hamilton for second place during the State A tennis tournament hosted in Bozeman on Thursday and Friday. Billings Central won the girls’ title with 26 team points. In doubles action, Camilla Foresti and Katie Smith defeated Ro...


Valley tracksters finish season strong

The Mission Valley produced several individual medalists during both the 2022 MHSA Class B/C Track and Field Championships hosted in Great Falls and the Class A Track and Field Championships hosted in Butte on Friday and Saturday.  Ronan Chiefs’ senior Payton Cates captured the top podium spot ...


Valley track and filed teams race off to state Valley track and filed teams race off to state

FRENCHTOWN —   On Friday and Saturday, prep tracksters from across the Mission Valley battled in their respective class divisional track and field meets for coveted open spots in this weekend’s State Class A meet hosted in Butte and State Class B-C meet hosted in Great Falls. Competing in...


Lady Pirates plunder Maidens Lady Pirates plunder Maidens

RONAN — On Tuesday, May 17, the Polson Lady Pirates opened the final week of the regular season with a 15-0 shut out road win over cross county and Northwestern A rivals Ronan Maidens. In five innings of work, Katelyne Druyvestein picked up the win for the Lady Pirates, holding the Maiden offense to...


MAC softball heads to state tourney MAC softball heads to state tourney

PLAINS — The Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) Lady Bulldogs softball picked up a second-place divisional finish on Saturday to advance to the State B/C tournament in Lewistown starting on Thursday. It’s the second consecutive state tourney trip for the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs went 3-2 on th...


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