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EUREKA – Ronan’s Chiefs and Maidens tamed the Lions in Eureka on Saturday. Micalann McCrea scored a team high 23 points as the visiting Maidens roared over the Lions, 67-40. The score was close after the first quarter, with Ronan leading 11-10. After outscoring the Lions 36-12 in the second and third quarters, the Maidens were able to fend off a late fourth quarter run by the Lions to book their first win of the new season. The boys team also notched their first win in a team effort that took nine Chiefs scoring to put away the feisty Lions, 52- 39. Ezekiel Misa lead the Chiefs with 15 points and Terry Panzetanga scored 11 in the winning effort. Maidens Ronan 67,...

Mock headed to Western Mock headed to Western

RONAN – Kasey Mock, a senior quarterback for the Ronan Chiefs, signed to continue his football career next fall at the University of Montana Western. “Kasey truly is a one of a kind kid,” Ronan Chiefs’ football coach and Western alumni Matt Detwiler said. “He is everything yo...

Chiefs lose Trojan battle, 40-26 Chiefs lose Trojan battle, 40-26

RONAN –1992 was the last time the Chiefs had played a playoff game in front of a hometown crowd. “This is one of the biggest turnouts I have seen,” Chiefs’ coach Matt Detwiler said. “Thank you for the support.” The Whitehall/Harrison Trojans jumped out to an early 14...

Chiefs celebrate homecoming victory Chiefs celebrate homecoming victory

RONAN – Nobody but the Chief’s ball boy, Caleb Cheff, wanted to jinx Friday’s homecoming football game by calling the outcome early. “We are going to win,” Cheff said with a big smile, as he looked at the scoreboard in the second quarter, 35-6. The team gave him a silent high-fi...

County rivals rumble in Ronan County rivals rumble in Ronan

Fans were treated to a lengthy dogfight Thursday in Ronan as the Maidens hosted Class B rival Mission. Although Ronan pounced first with a quick 25-6 set, the Lady Bulldogs came back with a vengeance, battling through close sets and sending the Maidens scrambling for a fifth-set victory. “We came...

Ronan runners looking forward to strong finish Ronan runners looking forward to strong finish

RONAN – Ronan racers started their season off with perfectly cool running conditions, a 3-mile course along a canal, and determination to finish better than they did last year. The Maidens and Chiefs held the Canal Bank Run on Friday, Sept. 2, and seniors Daniel Koehler and Jackson Duffey were interest...

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 ...

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...

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