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Rice reigns in Cascade tourney

Arlee wrestler Cole Rice started the season where he left off last year.  The defending state champion pinned Townsend’s Shay Christiansen to win the 152-pound class at the Cascade Invitational. Rice pinned Christiansen last year in the state finals to become the 140-pound champion. The four-minute pin of Christiansen was Rice’s third pin of the tournament. The senior pinned Great Falls’ Aaron Carpenter (1:13), and Florence’s Kolter Beneitone (3:26) on his way to being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. With the three victories Rice now has 131 career victories. Rice was won of six Warriors at the 20-team, two-day tournament. Cla...

Warriors start season with wealth of experience

The Arlee Warriors that tasted success last year will be back again this year to help guide the rest of team. The Warriors have three returning divisional champions and one state champion. Cole Rice, the returning 140-pound Western B-C and Montana B-C champion, will lead the Warriors as he goes for his...

Scarlets succumb to Gardiner, Drummond at Western C divisionals

BUTTE — The Arlee Scarlets reached their goal of playing at the Western C Divisional Volleyball Tournament, but next year they plan to aim a little higher.  After going 0-2 and bowing out early at the Maroon Activities Center Thursday and Friday, the Scarlets won’t be satisfied with just ...

Scarlets punch ticket back to Butte

CHARLO — The Arlee Scarlets looked out-of-sync at the District 10-C tournament in Charlo, but at least they will have another week to find their rhythm. With a couple of their starters out, the Scarlets had to play with a new rotation at the tourney and struggled to adjust to the altered lineup, but...

Warriors can’t fly with Falcons

TWIN BRIDGES — The Arlee Warriors’ season came to an end with a 49-6 loss to the second-ranked Falcons in Twin Bridges Saturday. The Falcons put up 22 points in the first quarter and the number one seed from the Southern C Conference led 36-0 at halftime. “We went down there not knowi...

Scarlets take down Lynx

LINCOLN – A smaller gym and lengthy road trip didn’t stop the Arlee ladies from bringing home yet another win Saturday as the Scarlet volleyball team won three of four games in Lincoln. “We had to do a lot of adjusting,” Coach Brian Big Sam explained. “The (gym) floor is real...

Warriors head to playoffs after shutting down Seeley-Swan

ARLEE — The Arlee Warriors coasted into a playoff berth Friday, crushing the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks 48-7 to take the fourth seed in the Western C Conference. The Warriors bounced back from their Oct. 22 loss to Lincoln by taking an early lead and showing improved ball control, coach Scott Palmer sai...

Finishing in style

HELENA — Both the Arlee boys and girls cross country teams came away with top 10 finishes Saturday as the Class C state cross country meet was held at the Bill Roberts Golf Course. Jesse Pfau led the Arlee boys to a seventh-place finish in the meet as he came in 24th individually with a time of 19:0...

Arlee runners wrap up regular season in Missoula

MISSOULA — No Arlee cross country runner had an amazing race at the Runner’s Edge Cross Country Invitational Thursday, but that’s exactly how their coach wanted it. Arlee coach Katea Dreiling said it seems like her team always peaks in the penultimate race of the season instead of the st...

Warriors lose 3rd spot with loss to Lincoln

LINCOLN — A slow start and turnovers cost the Arlee Warriors the third playoff seed from the Western C conference. In a 44-34 loss to the Lynx in Lincoln Friday, the Warriors spotted the Lynx 20 points in the first quarter and six fumbles spoiled any chance of a comeback.  “They put up...

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