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Polson Mud Run a sloppy success Polson Mud Run a sloppy success

POLSON – Competitors covered in muck and mire ran, crawled, climbed and splashed their way around a specially created mud obstacle course last Saturday during the fourth annual Polson Mud Run. A little more than 100 adventurous souls battled the muddy terrain raising cash to help support the after school and summer programs provided by the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County.  The muddy 5K obstacle course took a dozen volunteers a week to build and was designed on the simple principle of challenging the runner to conquer obstacles while having fun getting covered in mud. “I think everybody had a really good time,” Boys and Girls Cl...


3 locals play in Shriner hospital benefit football game 3 locals play in Shriner hospital benefit football game

BILLINGS – On Saturday, three local standout senior football players competed in their final prep game during the 71st Annual East-West Shrine football game held at the Herb Klindt Field located on the Rocky Mountain College campus in Billings. Kasey Mock, Matthew Rensvold and Tanner Wilson represen...


Donation brings soccer complex closer to completion

News from Polson Youth Soccer Association Polson Youth Soccer Association (PYSA) is excited to announce that the Lower Flathead Valley Community Foundation (LFVCF) has donated $10,000 toward the completion of our beautiful new soccer facility. The LFVCF donation qualifies as part of the matching program...


Star-Spangled Rodeo features plenty of action Star-Spangled Rodeo features plenty of action

ARLEE- With a population of just a smidge under 700, Arlee is a small town; however, nothing tops its annual Fourth of July rodeo for its big-town excitement.  Few do it better than R.T. Hendrickson and his crew, who have been operating the rodeo for last 35 years in conjunction with the town’s...


Stock car racing offers night of family fun Stock car racing offers night of family fun

PABLO – The Mission Valley Raceway celebrated Independence Day with a night of racing on Saturday that featured late models, Pro 4 Modifieds and Hornets. Although the evening of racing did not conclude in an extravaganza of pyrotechnics, there was no lack of fireworks as drivers raced side-by-side a...


Mariners rack up victories Mariners rack up victories

POLSON – Both Mission Valley Mariner squads opened the 23rd Annual Firecracker Tournament with victories.  On Friday, the Mariners B squad defeated the Kootani Valley Rangers 6-5. The B squad also easily won their game against the Bitterroot Red Sox B team on Saturday 5-3, however they dropped ...


Locals among finishers in Polson NRA rodeo Locals among finishers in Polson NRA rodeo

By Rob Zolman                    Valley Journal POLSON –  When the big rigs of the Big Circle Rodeo Company rolled through town it could have meant only one thing, it’s Mission Mountain Rodeo time. On Friday and Saturday, more than 3,00...


Glacier ices Mariners Glacier ices Mariners

POLSON —  The Mission Valley Mariners dropped two against the visiting Glacier Twins 8-2 and 12-1 on Tuesday, June 20. In game one, the Twins quickly scored two in the first inning and were held in check by the Mariners pitching staff until the fourth inning. The fourth inning saw the Twins ...


Locals to compete at National Finals Locals to compete at National Finals

BAKER – From team roping to pole bending, cowboys and cowgirls from across the Mission Valley left it all in the arena for one more chance to show off their skills at the Montana High School Finals Rodeo in Baker June 8-10. Third generation cowboy and Ronan senior, Tyler Houle brought home a fourth ...


Purple Wave wins 12U Splash Classic Championship Purple Wave wins 12U Splash Classic Championship

POLSON – Another Polson Splash Classic Softball Tournament has come and gone. It was a wild three days, with no shortage of excitement right down to the final day with three local teams competing in their respective classification championship games. More than 1,200 parents and fans gathered at the ...


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