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Pirates lose double-overtime heartbreaker to Broncs

POLSON — The Polson Pirates had their hand on the door knob and the door was almost closed, but the Hamilton Broncs jammed a big old hoof in the opening and kicked it back open by winning a double-overtime thriller 90-88. Polson had a 13-point lead early in the fourth quarter and looked to cruise to a comfortable win over Hamilton last Friday night in Linderman Gym. After a quiet first half, Pirate guard Kyle Bagnell was hitting lights out and on his way to a career-best 39 points. Teammate Vince DiGiallonardo was hitting early, putting up 22 points from his point guard position. But, suddenly, Tyler Pigman led his Bronc teammates to a huge comeback down the stretch, including a...

Pirate wrestlers sweep Dogs, beat Blue Devils

POLSON — The Polson Pirates stayed busy with four duals last week, winning three and getting edged in one other. Polson earned two dual wins over Whitefish, on the road Tuesday and in Polson on Friday. The Pirates won the first dual 78-3 by winning eight matches by pin and five by forfeit. Polson to...

Cruise control

The Lady Pirates played a lot of good defense did a lot of scoring last week as Polson ran away with a pair of victories to improve to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play. Polson's defense held Class AA Flathead High School to just 35 points Tuesday night, spoiling former Lady Pirate, now Flathead head...

Picard repeats as champ, Feistner earns his first title at Jug Beck

MISSOULA — The Polson Pirates came back from Missoula with two champions.  Brock Picard repeated as a Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic champion and freshman Craig Feistner earned his first title. The pair led Polson to an 11th-place finish among 28 teams, including some of the best wrestling tea...

Lady Pirates' defense smothers Lady Loggers

POLSON — The Lady Pirates took the battle to the paint and came up with a pair of hoops wins last week. Post Riley Kenney and forward Nicole Davey led Polson's attack of the rack in victories in Eureka (52-45) and at home against Libby (49-38).  After a 10-10 start in Eureka Thursday, Polson...

Pirates shoot better, but one bucket short against Loggers

POLSON — It wasn't the best of weeks for the Polson Pirate basketball team. The Polson boys struggled in a 60-50 win that they really should have dominated in Eureka Tuesday, then lost an important conference game at home to Libby 41-40 on Saturday night. It's true that Eureka is a long road trip an...

Pirates earn thrilling 36-35 wrestling dual win over Loggers

POLSON — The Polson Pirate wrestling squad launched off a thrilling 36-35 dual victory over the Libby Loggers Thursday night and into a slate full of wrestling matches at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan on Friday and Saturday. The Pirates started out their Thursday dual against the Loggers with a...

Young Pirates key Polson in 46-39 wrestling dual win over Ronan

POLSON — The Polson won a pin-fest last Saturday night over valley-rival Ronan, edging the Chiefs 46-39 in a hard-fought wrestling dual. But it didn't start out all that well for the Pirates.  The dual started at 130 pounds and Ronan wrestlers rattled off six straight match wins, five of the...

Pirates win shootout over Yellowjackets 75-70

STEVENSVILLE — There were a lot of sore necks in the stands Saturday night after the Polson Pirates came down to the Bitterroot to take on the Stevensville Yellowjackets. Fans had to keep their head on a swivel all night as two run-and-gun basketball teams did just that for 32 minutes of play. Stevi...

Lady Pirates out of sync in 52-47 loss at Stevi

STEVENSVILLE — The Christmas break took its toll on Polson's Lady Pirate basketball team and it showed in a close-but-no-cigar 52-47 in Stevensville Saturday afternoon. Just when they needed it most, the Lady Pirates were missing forward Nicole Davey, who was not yet back from visiting family, and m...

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