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Perfect ending

DRUMMOND — As to be expected, the white road jerseys of the Charlo Vikings were filthy with grass and dirt stains after pulling away from the Trojans in the second half in a battle of Western C unbeatens. But it’s ok; they’ll have more than a year to get them clean. The Vikings’ 38-14 statement win on the Trojans’ turf Thursday not only clinched the Western C Conference title, it also gave them home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and in Class C football it is definitely an advantage. The Vikings can now cross off towns like Wibaux (645 miles away), Savage (647 miles away), and Denton (311 miles away), just to name a few. “We get to put the...

Separating themselves from the crowd

CHARLO — The Charlo Vikings can finally talk about the 300-pound gorilla in the room. Though all the players and coaches had their upcoming game against Drummond circled the day the schedules came out, they’ve done their best not to talk about it and focus on the game at hand, but now after cl...

Stipe and crew skin Lynx

CHARLO — Down early to Lincoln, the Charlo coaches decided to put the game in quarterback Chico Stipe’s hands – smart move. The Charlo senior rushed for 278 yards and four touchdowns and threw for another 60 yards and two TDs to help the Vikings storm to a 60-14 Western C rout. The Ly...

Lady Vikings outlast Savage Heat

ST. REGIS — After surviving a scare in Hot Springs Tuesday, the Lady Vikings took care of the Lady Tigers in three in St. Regis Thursday to improve to 10-1. Nearly a week later, Charlo coach Sheryl Kain is still trying to figure out what happened in the rollercoaster 14-25, 25-7, 17-25, 25-12, 15-7 ...

Vikings’defense punishes Red Devils with shutout

NOXON — A relentless Vikings defense ganged up to shut out the Red Devils in Noxon Friday night. Out of Charlo’s 116 tackles in the 26-0 Western C victory 98 were assisted tackles. Safety Chico Stipe led the Vikings with 21 tackles, six of which were solo tackles, and in what Charlo coach Mike...

Vikings vanquish Victor with air attack

CHARLO — If the sixth-ranked Vikings weren’t dangerous enough already, they added one more weapon to their loaded arsenal in a 55-12 Western C blowout of the Victor Pirates. Prior to their first home game of the season against the Pirates Friday, the Vikings had only 89 yards in the air on 8-f...

Lady Vikings prevail in 5-set match in P-Burg

PHILIPSBURG — The Charlo Lady Vikings remained undefeated with a five-set victory over the Lady Prospectors Friday, but their coach is still searching for something that has escaped them in their six wins this season – consistency. The 13-25, 26-24, 25-18, 14-25, 15-8 marathon victory was a mi...

Lady Vikings sent packing by Lady Trojans in P-burg

PHILIPSBURG — After a disappointing Saturday morning at the Philipsburg tournament, even a shower couldn’t wake up the Lady Vikings enough for them to get past Drummond.  After morning pool play, where Charlo went 3-3, the Lady Vikings had a long layoff before they started the afternoon&r...

Lady Vikings down Drummond, Seeley-Swan

SEELEY LAKE — The Charlo Lady Vikings didn’t have to wait long to exact some revenge against the Lady Trojans. Just days after losing to them during the semifinals of the Drummond tournament, the Lady Vikings were back down in Drummond, but Tuesday things turned out better for Charlo. The L...

Lady Vikings handle Hot Springs in straight sets

DRUMMOND – The Lady Vikings followed up a sweep of conference rival Hot Springs in the season opener with a semifinal finish at the Drummond tournament Saturday. After starting the season with a 3-0 victory over the Savage Heat at home Friday, the Lady Vikings went 4-2 in the morning play and won th...

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