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Ronan Chiefs work on confidence, polish Ronan Chiefs  work on  confidence,  polish

After returning just two starters on offense and three on defense, the Ronan Chiefs have had to do a lot of growing early in the season. Last year’s team included all-state and all-conference honoree Colton McCrea and six other all-conference players: Michael Irvine, Cole Snyder, Justin Krahn, Cole Gerhardt, Bryce Cullen and Andy Clary. Losing them to graduation was tough, but eight-year head coach Jim Benn is looking to several strong underclassmen to step up this year. “This is the youngest team we have had in my time at Ronan,” Benn said. “They have tremendous potential but lack experience in varsity action.” Judging from their performance Sept. 11 in ...

Canal crossing Canal crossing

Ronan cross country athletes Tashyna Matt and Kaitlyn Sassaman run along the canal near North Crow Road on Thursday in preparation for the annual Canal Bank Run planned for this Friday. Provided the air isn’t too smoky, cross country teams from Hamilton, St. Ignatius, Deer Lodge and Frenchtown will joi...

Boys basketball clinics coming to Ronan

Boys’ basketball clinics coming to Ronan   RONAN — Two camps for boys entering grades 1-3 and 4-6 will be held June 15-18 at the Ronan Event Center. The younger camp runs from 9-11 a.m. with lunch served from 11-11:30 a.m.  The camp for the older boys runs from 12:30-3 p.m. ...

Maidens golf 10th at State

Ronan High School’s golfers wrapped up their season with a successful trips to State Tuesday and Wednesday. The Maidens played the Pryor Creek course in Huntley Project, while lone Chief Fisher Niemeyer took on Eaglerock Golf Course in Shepherd. Ronan’s girls combined for a 10th-place team fin...

Tennis Tennis

RONAN – The Chiefs and Maidens are on their way to the State tennis courts with doubles “Team Hannah” leading the way. After doubles team Hannah Kiehn and Hannah Bird Rattler battled to second at Divisionals last weekend, the Maidens are sending them to State along with the boys’ t...

Softball Softball

Ronan DEER LODGE – The Maidens were on fire as they scooted through the week, logging victories across the board including wins against three top-rated Class A teams. The Maidens started their week of fury posting a pair of wins against  Deer Lodge’s Lady Wardens after putting the 10-r...

Golf for Griz scholarship fundraiser is May 15

News from the Mission Mountain Chapter, Grizzly Scholarship Association RONAN — The annual Tana Bockman Memorial Golf for the Griz Tournament will be held again in Ronan on Friday, May 15. The co-ed scramble is an opportunity for area golfers to meet and play golf with University of Montana Grizzly ...

Giving back Giving back

Members of Ronan High School’s spring sports teams — including, from left, Ronan High School track and field throwing coach Rod Harris, and athletes Aspen Jore, Alex Dennis and Ashley Peterson — commemorated National Volunteer Week by fanning out and cleaning up garbage around town last wee...

Ronan basketball coach’s rehire tabled

RONAN – The Ronan School Board tabled the rehiring of head girls’ basketball coach Shelly Buhr on April 13 after parents requested a meeting to discuss the future of the sports program.  The board said it would reconsider hiring Buhr at an upcoming meeting.  “I would encoura...

Softball Softball

Ronan MISSOULA – The Maidens toughed out a pair of splits to end their week with a season record of 3-3, 3-2 in conference. Friday the Maidens challenged Loyola-Sacred Heart in Missoula, posting the first win of the evening only to fall in game two. Starting off on the right foot, the Maidens ...


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