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Lady Pirates shrug off weather, battle through shortened tournament for fifth state softball crown

The Polson Lady Pirates softball team went over to Billings a young, talented squad that was dominant most of the season, but looked out of sync in losing two out of its three final regular season games. However, they came back champions, proving themselves on the state’s biggest, most grueling softball stage.  The Lady Pirates wore warm-up shirts specially made for the trip. Emblazoned on the back was one word, “Solidity,” a noun defined as the quality or state of being solid. That also aptly describes the attitude the Lady Pirates took into the state tournament — they were going to win or lose as a team, just the way they’d won their conference title....

Far above the rest

Add another divisional track title to the Lady Pirates’ record, their sixth over the last 11 years. And with three state title under their belt, they are definitely in the hunt for a fourth. The Polson girls swept through the competition at last weekend’s Northwestern A Divisional track and fi...

Two losses serve to refocus Lady Pirates before state

Finishing the regular season 1-2 wasn’t the way Polson’s Lady Pirates wanted to head into this weekend’s state Class A softball tournament, but that’s a reality they’ve had to face. And, hopefully, they’ve learned enough from those losses to spur them into a final winning ...

4 four-tunate ones

It was a good week for Polson tennis. Even the weather cooperated as the Polson girls wrapped up their fourth straight divisional tennis title and the boys’ top doubles team earned the tournament championship. Kalispell was host to the Northwestern A Divisional tennis tournament on Thursday and Frid...

Havlovick, Davey lead Lady Pirates to Polson ABC title

POLSON — The Polson girls were dominant and the Polson boys showed signs of finally healing up at their own Polson ABC Track and Field Invitational last Saturday.  The Lady Pirates cruised to the team title with 148 points, far ahead of Hamilton (105) and Whitefish (78).  Loni Havlovick...

Polson tennis team heads to divisionals following solid finish to regular season

POLSON — The Polson tennis tuned up its game with three very good dual performances last week, preparing for this week’s Northwestern A Divisional tournament in Kalispell. The Polson girls swept two duals over Ronan and Whitefish on Tuesday and Thursday, and gave up just one match in a 6-1 win...

Lady Pirates go 4-1 at preview of next week’s state softball tournament

Three days, five softball games. It was the ultimate road test for the Lady Pirates softball team, one that gave the Polson squad a peek at what the state tournament will look like.  And with the exception of a narrow 2-0 loss on Friday and a few too many errors, the Lady Pirates earned themselves fa...

Young Polson tennis players focus on improvement, wins

POLSON — The Polson tennis team had it on cruise control last week, with the boys winning three duals and the girls notching four wins. “(It was a) real good week of tennis,” Polson head coach Bob Hislop said. “(The) girls’ singles players (only) lost one of 16 singles matche...

Polson girls are top Class A team at Archie Roe Invitational

After winning both team titles at the Lake County Meet on Thursday, the Polson girls’ and boys’ track squads turned right around and tested themselves against some of the bigger schools in the West at Saturday’s Archie Roe Invitational Track and Field Meet. The Archie Roe meet is large e...

From comeback to heartbreak

POLSON — The Lady Pirate softball team keeps on testing itself, coming up with some tough lessons-learned. Last week Polson won a thrilling come-from-behind battle against its Northwestern A nemesis, Libby, then cruised over Hamilton before giving up a ton of hits in a loss to Corvallis. Polson o...

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