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Maidens split pair in conference, down Troy in 5-game marathon

LIBBY — Ronan closed out an up-and-down week with a pair of wins Saturday as the Maidens pulled out a five-game, nonconference win at Troy in the afternoon before racing to Libby to down the Lady Loggers in four games. “The Troy game was just too close,” Ronan head coach Naomi Mock said. “I was quite worn out by the end of the fifth game and then we had to hurry and get to Libby because we were already late getting there.” The Maidens came out on a roll in the opening game at Troy but dropped the next two before battling back to win the match in five games, 25-18, 22-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-13. “It’s such a mental thing with us,” Mock sa...

Identity Crisis:

Those are the words Ronan head cross country coach Gale Decker used to describe his boy runners this week as they ran at the Hamilton meet without top runner Justin Dusty Bull, who will miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his foot. Dusty Bull began the season injured as well, coming...

Building Momentum

RONAN — A 30-point fourth-quarter explosion by the Chiefs led to 23-point win Saturday as Ronan bested the visiting Flathead junior varsity squad, 52-29. Ronan jumped out to a lead early in the game and led the entire first half, but Flathead came back to take a slim 23-22 lead in the third quarter,...

Dulmes leads Maidens at state tournament

LAUREL — Maiden golfer Alex Dulmes finished her high school career with a 20th-place finish at the state tournament. Playing on the tough Laurel Golf Club course, Dulmes shot a 102 Friday and a 108 Saturday for a 208 to reach her goal of finishing in the top 20 at the Montana Class A State Champions...

Two races, two different results for Ronan runners this week

PABLO — The Chiefs and Maidens cross country squads had a tough time at Silver Fox Golf Course Saturday after posting impressive times at the King Ranch Invitational in Frenchtown Sept. 15. The Chiefs came away with a sixth-place finish Saturday in Pablo but were third among the Class A schools at t...

Blast from the past

RONAN — It was a blast from the past Thursday evening as the Maidens sported retro jerseys from the early 1990s to pick up their second conference win of the season. Ronan needed just four games to get past Libby to pick up the win, downing the Lady Loggers 26-24, 25-16, 21-25, 25-16. For the Mai...

Playing lights out football

RONAN — The Chiefs made it a homecoming to remember Friday with a blowout 50-26 win over the visiting Whitefish Bulldogs. A strong running attack, coupled with three passing touchdowns by the Chiefs, was more than enough to take care of Whitefish as the Ronan offense outgained the Bulldogs by 211 ya...

Chiefs use balanced attack to get back to winning ways

RONAN — A consistent offensive attack and a stingy running defense helped the Chiefs pick up a win in their final nonconference game Friday as Ronan downed Corvallis 38-26. The Chiefs were content to spread the ball around on offense in the win as six players carried the ball for Ronan and quarterba...

Chief golfers crush competition in Frenchtown

FRENCHTOWN — The Chief golfers seem to be peaking at the right time. In their penultimate regular season tournament Monday, the Chiefs shot their lowest score since Rupe Paulson took over the team to win the Frenchtown Invitational. Chiefs filled the top three spots at the tournament as they ran ...

Chiefs grab 9th in Kalispell

KALISPELL — The Chiefs got their chance to run against some of the best in the state Saturday as they were in action at the Flathead Invitational in Kalispell. Racing against six Class AA schools in a field of 11, the Chiefs managed to earn a ninth-place finish with a total of 208 points. “It&...

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