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Lady Pirates searching for confidence Lady Pirates searching for confidence

POLSON — With a current season record of 9-2, it has been a successful start for the Polson Lady Pirates softball team. Although being a powerhouse in their district, Head Coach Larry Smith is looking to fine tune his team before the end of the season. “I would like to see us be a little more consistent,” Smith said. “In practice, we are just trying to get better at the basic mechanics of softball.” The Lady Pirates are a young team this year, according to Smith, which is why there are a little more nerves in the dugout than usual. “I would like to see the girls build some more confidence, especially the newer girls,” Smith said. “Tha...


Strong high school athletes earn gold

GREAT FALLS — Six Polson High School athletes had an impressive showing at the Montana State Power Lifting Competition held on Saturday, March 4 in Great Falls.  Don Toth, PHS physical education teacher and assistant football coach, has enjoyed helping students improve their lifting skills. ...


Pirates battle overtime for third-place state trophy Pirates battle overtime for third-place state trophy

MISSOULA — Despite not winning the game that mattered, the Polson Pirates proceeded to win three straight games to give them a third place finish at the State A tournament.  The Pirates lost their first game of the tournament to Billings Central on Thursday, March 4, which eliminated their chan...


Pirates lose title in overtime thriller yet advance to State Pirates lose title in overtime thriller yet advance to State

BUTTE – The Polson Pirates secured their spot in the State A boys’ basketball tournament after beating Hamilton 57-47 in the Friday, Feb. 26, semifinal game. The following night the Pirates had the opportunity to take on season rival, Dillon, in a Western A Divisional championship game.  ...


Fore students Fore students

Working to teach local youth the key fundamentals of golf, PGA golf professional Cameron Milton and the Polson Rotary Club created a program that brings the sport to physical education classes at Polson Middle School. “There are some kids who have never picked up a club,” Milton said. “G...


Baseball signups set for March 8, 10

News from Polson Youth Baseball POLSON — Polson Youth Baseball signups for ages 5 through 15 are scheduled for March 8 and March 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Signups will be located in the Polson Middle School cafeteria. Coaching applications for all age groups will also be taken at that time. If you wo...


Polson wrestlers head to Divisionals

WHITEFISH — Polson will enter 15 wrestlers in the Divisional Tournament at Whitefish High School Gym on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6. The new format will combine the Southwest Class A schools with the Northwest Class A schools for a nine-team tournament. The top eight placers in each weight group w...


Pirates are band of brothers Pirates are band of brothers

POLSON — Polson Pirate Seniors Payton Lefthand and Julian Jones both agree that this year’s squad is more than “just a basketball team.” “I wouldn’t trade this team for the world,” Lefthand said. “We are a band of brothers.” “Everyone is hustl...


Polson wrestlers stay on top with back-to-back team wins Polson wrestlers stay on top with back-to-back team wins

DILLON — The Polson Pirates continued their domination as they finished in first place at last weekend’s Ronan Duals, where 17 teams competed throughout the two-day tournament. The Pirates were also the only undefeated team at the earlier Dillon Duals wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 2. ...


TWISTING THE DAY AWAY TWISTING THE DAY AWAY

Wrestlers from 16 schools converged on Polson Middle School gymnasium Saturday for the annual Owen Polson Wrestling Invitational. Local wrestlers competed from Polson, Ronan and Mission/Charlo teams. While Missoula’s Sentinel High dominated the contest with first-place wrestlers in six weights and 1...


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