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Ronan wrestling trip ends in drug arrest

RONAN — Freshly minted wrestling champion Cole Snyder, 18, was charged with two felony counts for distribution of dangerous drugs and sexual abuse of children after being arrested upon return from the state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15.  Authorities say several additional minors have been implicated in drug-related crimes at Ronan High School, and the investigation is an ongoing effort between the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and the Ronan School District.  “Through a tip to the school the investigation was started through Lake County Sheriff’s Office about drug related sales and use,” Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said.  Snyder wa...

Chiefs riding new season with optimism Chiefs riding new season with optimism

RONAN – If you were to ask locals what they thought of last season’s run on the court for the Chiefs, you might get mixed reviews. This season, however, has seen vast improvement with the Chiefs already ahead of the battle, posting one more win than all of last year — and with plenty of bas...

Ronan Maidens stay perfect in conference play

FLORENCE – The Maidens split their last week of play but made the win count by toppling a 6-B rival to stay perfect at 5-0 in conference play. Friday in Florence the Maidens dominated the Lady Falcons, picking up the 59-34 league win. While outscoring Florence throughout the contest, well-played Mai...

Maidens ‘throwback’ to honor alumni Maidens ‘throwback’ to honor alumni

RONAN – Athletes, cheerleaders and coaches dressed in “itchy-hot” uniforms pulled out of a closet of the past, the Maidens skipped playing on Ronan Event Center’s shiny new floor Dec. 22, instead planting their sneakers in the old high school gym for a night of “throwback”...

Boys Basketball

FLORENCE – In their first week of regular season play, the Chiefs come out big, tackling a pair of victories including a conference victory to start their season out on the right side of the law. Friday in Florence the Chiefs started their week hoops fury with a District 6-B 58-50 win over the Falco...

Girls basketball

  RONAN – The Maidens claimed redemption after a tough tip-off tourney to open the season picking up a pair of W’s at home. Friday the Maidens toppled Florence 50-33, leading the contest through every quarter. Maiden Lee Camel high-scored at the net, putting up 20 points for her tea...


Ronan GREAT FALLS – Ronan’s wrestlers hit the mats competing against teams from all classes all around the state at the Great Falls Holiday Classic Friday and Saturday, tying with Glasgow for 23rd with a score of 46. Though the Chiefs did not place any grapplers in the championship round, t...


UTTE – At Butte Saturday, the Chiefs fell to Missoula Big Sky 22-51.  Gavin Martin, Cole Snyder, Trevar McAllister and Michael Irvine each posted match wins for the Chiefs. The Chiefs will travel to Great Falls Dec. 19-20 to compete in the Holiday Classic. Results 103 - Gavin Martin (R...

Boys basketball

MISSOULA – The Chiefs opened up their season with trouble last weekend while facing class A teams at the Northwestern/Southwestern A tip-off tourney played at the University of Montana.  In game one on Friday, the Chiefs faced off against Hamilton. After coming out of the first quarter with a f...

Volleyball Divisional Smackdown Volleyball Divisional Smackdown

RONAN — After falling into the loser bracket with a first match loss, the Maidens came back to win a couple just missing out on Saturday play. Game one pitted the Maidens against Thompson Falls in the third match of Thursday’s opening day of Divisional play, all taking place on the Maidens hom...

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