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Pirates lose gut-wrencher, 35-34 Pirates lose gut-wrencher, 35-34

POLSON — A failed point-after attempt kick in the final minutes ended the Pirates’ playoff run at home Saturday afternoon to Billings Central, 35-34. The Pirates were held scoreless while the Rams jumped ahead 7-0 in the first quarter on a long 52- yard touchdown run. But the Pirates battled back as quarterback Tanner Wilson had touchdown runs of 6 and 15 yards along with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Haden Smith to give the Pirates a 22-21 advantage at the half. Cadis Chowning caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Wilson in the third quarter that knotted the game at 28- 28. The Rams broke the fourth quarter 28-28 deadlock with a 53-yard touchdown run. That run put the Ra...


Pirates earn soccer accolades

Montana high school soccer coaches released last week the 2016 All- State and All-Conference list. Senior Mike Mercer, who led the Pirates this season in goals, got the nod for first team All-State and All-Conference. Junior Linde Lambson and sophomore Bridger Wenzel were also honored on the elite All-...


Polson advances to Divisionals Polson advances to Divisionals

POLSON — The Lady Pirates notched another win in Hamilton Thursday and dropped a match against Columbia Falls Saturday. Polson’s Haley Fyant had a season-high 23 kills in the four-game match in Hamilton and added three aces. Kaelyn Smith led the team with seven aces and handled 41 of the team&...


Pirates strong as they move into postseason

POLSON — The Pirates begin their postseason challenges Saturday as they host Billings Central at 1 p.m. At the end of the regular season, Polson leads the Northwestern A conference in rushing yards, averaging more than 256 per game, 6.3 yards per carry, and scoring on runs 22 times this season &mdas...


Lady Pirates kick Hamilton out, host Billings next

POLSON —The Lady Pirates soccer team beat Hamilton 4-2 on Saturday, Oct. 15 to advance in postseason competition. If they beat Billings Central this coming Saturday, they will play the winner of Saturday’s Belgrade vs. Laurel game in the state championship for Class A. The playoff game against...


Polson student earns spot on national team Polson student earns spot on national team

Logan Erickson, 16, Polson, has been selected with about 40 others from a pool of 20,000 contenders across the U.S. to play with an Under Armour Baseball Factory team. Because he’s been involved in camps with different colleges, he received an invitation to try out Oct. 9 in Spokane. “It wa...


Lady Pirates reset with win, focus on future Lady Pirates reset with win, focus on future

The Lady Pirates volleyball squad hasn’t notched as many wins as they’d hoped for so far, but the team is healthy and Coach Patricia Luetzen is seeing marked improvements in tough situations. Polson took a split as they hosted a double-header against two Southwestern A teams on Saturday. In...


Polson golfers advance to state Polson golfers advance to state

HAMLITON — The Polson boys golf team placed second at the Western A divisional tournament on Saturday, earning the right to advance to state tournament on Thursday and Friday. With a team score of 326, the Pirates missed the win by just 7 points behind Hamilton at 319, but towered over third-place B...


Polson Pirates face setback on road Polson Pirates face setback on road

POLSON — The Pirates lost a non-conference game to Beaverhead County/Lima Saturday night, 6-38. Despite the loss, standings show the Pirates lead the Northwest A conference with an average of 212.33 yards rushing per game, more than twice the yardage of number-two Columbia Falls (104.5). Individuall...


Soccer Soccer

  Polson girls level Loggers, Wildkats POLSON —  It wasn’t a pretty for Libby, but the Lady Pirate Soccer team showed their strength as they clobbered the Lady Loggers 11-1 on Thursday, Sept. 15. Polson tallied 21 shots on goal to Libby’s four with six Pirates scoring...


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