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Senior grapplers Senior grapplers

Courtesy photo Ronan Chief senior wrestlers, from left, Jesse Herrera, Jared Neiss, coach Jamie Muir, Cael Cheff and Gavin Martin prepare to wrestle for the last time in Ronan’s Event Center on Friday, Jan. 29. (Results not given.)

Ronan hosts wrestling duals Ronan hosts wrestling duals

The Ronan gym looked like a six-ring circus as grapplers from 17 teams warmed up for the start of the 47th annual now-renamed Dave Edington Western Montana Duals. Local teams from Charlo-Mission, Polson and Ronan competed in the two-day event, with Ronan keeping their powerhouse reputation with a fourth-p...

Ronan coaching legend honored at duals Ronan coaching legend honored at duals

Without a doubt, wrestling is Dave Edington’s life. The man who started a legacy of state wrestling champions at Ronan High School was honored Friday as the 47th annual Western Montana Duals now boasts Dave Edington’s name in front of it. Ronan’s assistant wrestling coach Hap Cheff made ...

Basketball Basketball

Ronan Chiefs’ head coach Steve Woll has three distinct priorities this season, and winning games isn’t the only one. Leading the team on the court also means encouraging the boys to become all they can be off the court. “If you asked any one of my players, they better be able to say, &ls...

Join throwback night in Ronan

RONAN — The second annual Ronan High School Throwback Old School Night will take place in the high school gym Jan. 4 as Ronan basketball hosts Loyola at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. A large discount on tickets will be applied for those who wear their old high school uniforms or letter jackets. 

Basketball Basketball

Last year the Maidens were one game away from competing at State. With their mantra “hard work pays off,” the ladies have their eyes locked on seeing their name on the state bracket this year. Coming off a two-game loss in their tip-off tournament, the Maidens are working on conditioning to pl...

Fans support Ronan hoops at annual fundraising event Fans support Ronan hoops at annual fundraising event

RONAN — It was a great way to start the season — playing basketball with other teammates in front of a supportive hometown crowd, where every basket scored points for Ronan. “It was fun,” boys coach Steve Woll said of the annual Orange and Black scrimmage event, which he called &ld...

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 Ger...

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. ...

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