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Reegan’s hat trick not enough to cage Wildkats

POLSON — The Lady Pirates suffered through two conference losses at home last week, but the big picture remains the same for them. Despite losing 7-4 to Columbia Falls Thursday and 4-0 to Whitefish Saturday, the Lady Pirates can still earn the final Northwestern A playoff spot if they win their final two games. “We have two must-win games and we’re golden,” Polson coach Michael Hewston said. “We’re two Ws away from their first playoff berth in a long time. That’s where our focus is.” The Lady Pirates host Bigfork Thursday and travel to Libby Saturday for the final game of the regular season. In the first game against the two teams the...

Kicking down the door

With a season sweep of Whitefish, Polson not only joins the playoff party, but also becomes one of the elite teams in the conference. The Polson Pirates weren’t satisfied with just making the playoffs for the first time since 2005 – they want to return to the postseason as the number one seed ...

Lady Pirates end conference drought

POLSON — The Lady Pirates kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 5-1 win in Bigfork Thursday. The win was the first conference win for the Lady Pirates since beating Columbia Falls 1-0 in October of 2008 and should give the crestfallen Lady Pirates, who were coming off a tough last-minute loss to Li...

Pirates crush Vikes 6-0

BIGFORK — Two Pirates celebrated their birthdays by scoring goals in Polson’s 6-0 Northwestern A rout of the Vikings in Bigfork Thursday, but their best birthday maybe yet to come. Sean Hart and James Larson each scored a goal on their birthday to help the Pirates improve to 2-0-1 in conferenc...

Lady Pirates look strong in Spokane minus top runner

SPOKANE — The Polson Lady Pirates cross country squad put together an impressive showing in Spokane Saturday despite being without their top runner at the Erik Anderson Invitational. With the team’s fastest runner so far this season, Aja Starkey, scratched from competition with a foot problem ...

Eyes on the prize

RONAN — Polson will be sending two teams to the state golf tournament in Laurel this weekend after both the Pirates and Lady Pirates finished second at the divisional tournament at Mission Mountain Golf Course Saturday. “It went pretty much as I was speculating,” Polson head coach Bill O...

Rough Day

RONAN — Reality defied logic for the Chiefs and Maidens on the Mission Valley Golf Course Saturday as both squads came in last at the Northwestern Class A Divisional Tournament. With both squads coming off strong showings at Frenchtown the week before, the dismal finishes were disappointing for Rona...

Lady Pirates battle Libby until the bitter end

POLSON — The Lady Pirates had their first conference victory in more than two years yanked away from them in the final seconds in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Libby. At home Thursday, the Lady Pirates scored two early goals in their conference opener, but watched the state’s top scorer erase th...

Polson overcomes tough third games to get wins

LIBBY — The Lady Pirates kept their winning streak rolling last week as they picked up a win at Stevensville Tuesday before picking up their second conference victory at Libby Thursday. Coming off a tournament championship in Columbia Falls, the Lady Pirates travelled to Stevensville Tuesday to face...

Maidens come up short against Whitefish in conference loss

RONAN — Illness and changes in the lineup took their toll on the Maidens Thursday as they fell in their second Northwestern A Conference match of the season, losing to visiting Whitefish 27-25, 17-25, 18-25, 23-25. “We had seven girls gone throughout the week with illnesses. To have some of th...

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