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Ronan preps for Friday night lights Ronan preps for Friday night lights

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs have every reason to be excited about the 2016 football season, despite showing a 2-6 record at the end of last year. “We had a strong summer in the weight room and that has led to some good team unity,” Head Coach Matt Detwiler said. “We have been putting in the work and I am excited for games to start.” After two years as an assistant coach, Detwiler is finally getting his chance athead coach. He is hoping to incorporate his own style of coaching, along with the fundamentals he learned while playing as a Ronan Chief. “It is exciting,” Detwiler said. “I graduated from Ronan, so I get to use some of the things...


Runners race to support 4-H Runners race to support 4-H

RONAN – Turning the last corner during the third annual 4-H 5k Fun Run, Megan Evelo and Payton Cates were fighting for the first place finish. “We were really close, but at that corner he stopped to take a break,” Evelo said. “I got a little ahead, but he caught up again … it w...


Ronan boys earn first at Class B Divisionals Ronan boys earn first at Class B Divisionals

DRUMMOND — The Chiefs’ track team earned the divisional title with 163 points last weekend in Drummond.  Jackson Duffey placed first in the 3200 at 10:49.16. In the 300 hurdles, Ronan swept the top spots as Ezekiel Misa leaped for gold in 43.81 followed by Aaron Misa at 44.27 and Brenn...


Ronan on track for another district championship Ronan on track for another district championship

RONAN — A team that has athletes across the spectrum and that can score points is a team that has potential, according to Ronan track and field coach Jim Benn. The Maidens and Chiefs were District Champs last season and are looking to hold that title again this year. “We have really good depth...


In Pursuit of Glory In Pursuit of Glory

  After a second place finish at State last year, the Ronan Maidens are looking for the title this time around. With a current record of 3-1, the Maidens are on the right track to reach that goal. Head Coach Kellie Manyhides is impressed with this group’s ability to step up to the plate.  ...


Ronan Maidens wrap up strong season at state Ronan Maidens wrap up strong season at state

BUTTE – With a successful season in the books, the Ronan Maidens had one final weekend of basketball for the chance to compete for the State B Championship title. On Thursday, March 9, the Ronan Maidens had their first round game against St. Labre. The Ronan Maidens fell behind by 11 points in the firs...


1992 team recalls first-ever state championship for Maidens, 1984 first hardware 1992 team recalls first-ever state championship for Maidens, 1984 first hardware

RONAN — As the 2016 Maiden basketball team prepares to compete for the state championship trophy this weekend, assistant coach Naomi Mock has already savored the sweet flavor of victory. Mock, whose maiden name was Cook, played on the 1992 Maiden basketball squad that was state champ in Class A &mda...


Maidens take Divisional title, get ticket to State B Maidens take Divisional title, get ticket to State B

KALISPELL – The Ronan Maidens are hoping to repeat history 24 years after the 1992 girls basketball team won the school’s first state title, and they started by capturing the Western B Divisional title  Saturday, Feb. 27. In a fourth quarter push, the Maidens clinched the championship gam...


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...


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