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Vikings hoping to speed through Western C

CHARLO — Mike Krahn's favorite duty as Charlo's new head football coach has been the paperwork. "My favorite thing to do as a head coach has been erasing the height and weight on the old roster," said Krahn, who has been an assistant at Charlo the past eight years and their defensive coordinator the past three. While the Vikings will be nowhere near the size that they've been in the past, most their skill players are returning a couple of inches taller and 10 to 20 pounds heavier and Krahn plans to exploit the skill players' recent growth spurts.  While Krahn said he and former coach Steve Love, who guided the Vikings to the playoffs five of the past six years, are very ...


It’s state or bust for the Lady Vikings

The Lady Vikings’ coach has guaranteed her team a trip to the state tournament.  Third-year coach Sheryl Kain’s guarantee isn’t nearly as bold as it seems. She said no matter how her team fares at district or divisionals, they are making a trip to Bozeman come Nov. 11, even if it&rs...


On the mark

Step up to the line and make sure your feet are shoulders’ length apart, take a deep breath, load the arrow, pull back, make sure you’re steady, look at the target, release the arrow, keep your pose until the arrow hits the target and then do it all over again. The above checklist is Aspen Run...


Bringing home the hardware

The Charlo Vikings put an exclamation point on their most successful season in more than a decade with a second-place finish at the state tournament. On a rain-soaked Memorial Field in Great Falls Friday and Saturday, the Vikings used two dominant wins in the relays and senior Cody Nitschke’s record...


Not even close

There was no need for the Vikings to win the 1,600-meter relay — the final race of the Western C Divisional Track Meet. They had already sewn up their first divisional crown in 10 years, but after finishing in fourth place and just off of the podium the past four years, who can blame them if they wa...


Charlo runs away with District 14-C title

POLSON — The Charlo track team showed no chinks in their armor in their title defense of their long tenure as District 14-C champions at the Polson Sports Complex Thursday. In claiming their eighth straight district championship, the Vikings won 11 events and racked up 247 points to outdistance the ...


Peak performance

The Charlo Vikings are hitting their stride at the right time. In the week heading up to the District 14-C Track Meet, the Vikings backed up a strong performance at the Lake County Invitational by winning their first meet of the season. At the Seeley-Swan Invitational Saturday at the Missoula County Stadium,...


Vikings flex muscles at Seeley-Swan Invite, finish 4th

MISSOULA — A strong Charlo Viking team got a little stronger last weekend Joining the team for the first time this season, Viking senior Cody Nitschke finished in third in the 110-meter hurdles, fifth in the 300-meters hurdles and ran a leg on the first-place 400-meter relay team to help the Vikings...


Vikings, Lady Vikings put on class act in Thompson Falls

THOMPSON FALLS — The Charlo track team continued their dominance over Class C teams at the Thompson Falls Invitational Thursday. The Vikings had two individual champions and won the 1,600-meter relay, scoring 97.5 points to finish in second behind the host Bluehawks. The Lady Vikings also had two in...


Charlo leads Class C teams in Frenchtown meet

FRENCHTOWN – The sun was out at the Frenchtown TNT meet Saturday and the Charlo track team shined, with both the Vikings and Lady Vikings finishing in fifth place and leading all Class C teams at the event.  Sophomores Deondra Brown and Dawn Blevins placed in three individual events to help the...


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