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Head start

When the gun went off to open the track season, the Charlo track team was ready to go. The Vikings finished third in the 15-team field at the Jim Johnson Invitational and the Lady Vikings finished fifth. At Dornblaser Field Wednesday, the Vikings scored 83.5 points to finish behind Class B teams Darby (114) and Thompson Falls (93.5). The Lady Vikings’ 41 points led all Class C teams at the meet hosted by Alberton and Drummond. The Lady Wardens dominated the girls’ meet racking up 93 points to finish 27 points ahead of Thompson Falls. “It was a pretty good first track meet, but we got a long ways to go. At least, I hope they think they’ve got a long ways to go,&...

Rising to the challenge

With the euphoria of their semifinal victory over White Sulphur Springs, seemingly farther than 100 miles away and more removed than three days, a young, short-handed Lady Viking crew pulled together and proved to the favored Lady Trojan team that they were up for the challenge. Determination and good def...

Vikings end decade-long drought at divisionals

BUTTE — The Charlo Vikings let any chance of playing at the state tournament slip through their fingers, committing 34 turnovers in a 54-35 season-ending loss to Twin Bridges. But attaining a hard-sought after goal and picking up the first Viking victory at the Western C Divisionals in more than a deca...

Lady Vikings finish second at districts, head to divisionals

RONAN — The girls' District 14C basketball tournament ended up with the matchup everyone expected, but didn't end up the way the Charlo Lady Vikings and their fans had hoped. Charlo took care of business and beat Noxon 44-22 in the semifinals, but couldn't generate enough scoring in a 40-33 loss to ...

Charlo football head coach announces resignation

CHARLO — Charlo football head coach Steve Love announced his resignation at the Feb. 15  Charlo School Board meeting. The announcement was met with great disappointment from the school board, staff and Superintendent Paul Jenkins. “I found Steve to be passionate, structured and dedicated,...

Vikings pick up a little steam before districts

CHARLO — The Charlo Vikings righted their ship heading into districts with an aggressive, shutdown defense, and they’ll have to continue playing that brand of defense if they plan on advancing to the divisional tournament. The Vikings stopped a two-game losing streak by holding the Philipsburg...

Lady Vikings wrap up regular season with 13-2 record

CHARLO — It was a week of 52s for the Lady Vikings as Charlo closed out the regular basketball season with two wins. Charlo beat Philipsburg 52-26 on Thursday, then topped St. Regis 52-31 on Friday night to end the regular season with a 13-2 record. The Lady Vikings open the post-season Friday night...

Unmatched resolve

For most of the fans packed in the Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings Saturday, the moment that Bulldog Jame Petersen decided he wasn’t going to lose went unnoticed. But the trained eyes of his coach saw it. After losing his fourth semifinal in four tries at the state tournament, Petersen was tied with ...

Pope busts loose for 30, leads Lady Vikings over Bluehawks

Charlo's Lady Vikings may not be there yet, but every week they're getting a little better. And that's just the way their coach likes it. Charlo head coach Bret Thompson said he's asked his team to focus on getting better with each game and his players are doing just that. The Lady Vikings put up two m...

On the rise

With the regular season winding down, the Charlo Vikings let their intentions be known for the postseason with a pair of statement victories on the road last week. Friday, the Vikings’ big men pushed their weight around in a 61-50 domineering victory over Two Eagle River, pulling down twice as many ...

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