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Purple Wave surge to 3rd place finish at state

BUTTE — The young Polson Purple Wave finished third out of 22 teams in the 12U division at the 2010 Montana ASA State Championship in Butte Sunday. Playing in the largest division at the four-day tournament and against bigger and older teams – only two Purple Wave players played in 12U last year – the Purple Wave went undefeated until the final day, when they lost 4-1 to eventual champions Kalispell Emeralds in the semifinals.  “I felt like we were one of the best teams in the state and the girls came out and proved it,” Polson manager Kirk Murphy said, adding that bringing home the bronze hardware from the state tournament was a testament to the wor...


Championship slips through their fingers

One uncharacteristic inning cost the Polson Purple Rain a chance at the 2010 Splash Classic Championship. In a tournament that is usually dominated by its host, the Polson U16 team was the only team wearing purple to make it to the championship game Sunday but watched any hope of claiming the first-place ...


Lady Pirates lock up league softball title with 7-1 road win over the Wildkats

POLSON — With two weeks to go before the state Class A softball tournament, Polson’s Lady Pirates punched their ticket to the big dance a little early.  The Lady Pirates improved to 5-0 in Northwestern A conference play by earning a 7-1 win in Columbia Falls last Friday evening, locking u...


Competitive week

It wasn't the smoothest of weeks but the Polson tennis team had its moments. On Friday the Polson girls rolled over Whitefish 7-0, but the Pirate boys came up short in a 4-3 dual loss to the Bulldogs. On Saturday, both Polson teams lost in Hamilton 4-3, then the split in an afternoon match against Corvall...


Two Eagle high jumper soars at Seeley-Swan invite

The Two Eagle River high jumper has his sights on reaching new heights for the school. Drew Payne, a Two Eagle sophomore, jumped 5 feet, 8 inches at the Missoula County Stadium Saturday to finish in fourth place at the Seeley-Swan Invitational, which featured more than 20 teams. With a jump that high, ...


Back-2-Back

The Salish Kootenai College Lady Bison kept their feet on the pedal through the entire American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Championships and outran the rest of the competition to capture their second national title in a row and their third in the last four years. After being ch...


Back-2-Back

When all the chips were on the table the Bison were at their best. The Salish Kootenai College Bison outlasted Northwest Indian College, who had beat them three times in the regular season, in a 109-103 epic championship battle at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Champio...


Bison prepare for title defense

Officially, the Salish Kootenai College Bison will enter the American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Championships on a four-game losing streak. But it’s a win that won’t show up in the record books that has calmed their coach’s nerves as they prepare for their title...


Lady Bison charge into championship with a 13-game win streak

Lady Bison coach Juan Perez sat inside his office at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center Thursday afternoon flipping through the pages of UConn coach Geno Auriemma’s biography searching for a couple of hints to help prepare his team for their American Indian Higher Education Consortium National ...


Bison drop 4th in a row

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai Bison will scuffle into the postseason as they prepare for their title defense of the AIHEC championship. In the final game of the regular season at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center in Pablo Friday Night, the Bison dropped their fourth game in a row, falling to ...


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