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Ronan golfers do well at Missoula tournament

MISSOULA — There were perfect conditions for golfing last week as both the Chiefs and Maidens were in action at the nine-hole University Golf Course in Missoula. In a field with six Class AA junior varsity teams as well as Ronan and Stevensville’s varsity teams, the Maidens came home with a second-place finish while the Chiefs settled for fifth. Big trees and slow greens seemed to slow down the Maidens’ top golfer, Alex Dulmes, who finished the day shooting a 95. While the score was good enough to earn her second place in the tournament, it was six strokes more than her career best of 89 she set at East Glacier recently. Turquoise Haggard had a good day for the Ma...


On the rise

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Maidens picked up some much-needed experience against tough competition over the weekend as they finished fourth at the Columbia Falls Tip-Off Volleyball Tournament. Ronan got off to a great start during the opening day of play Friday, winning seven of its first eight sets befor...


Cruising the canal

Some new faces and some surprising times helped the Ronan Chiefs get the cross country season started on the right foot. Led by Kevin Wroblewski’s second-place finish, the Chiefs finished second overall at the Canal Bank Run Friday, despite missing two of their top three runners from the past season...


Maidens tame Wildkats in 5 for conference win

RONAN — This is a different Maiden team. The Ronan Maidens found a way to win the close games and defeat Columbia Falls in five sets Friday, for their first conference win in a very long time. The Maidens’ 23-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 win in Ronan Friday was their first conference win ...


Going the distance

For the past couple of years the Ronan cross country team has been camping at the Big Arm State Park before their season starts, they did the same this year, just with a little twist – they had to run 100 miles to get there.  But with a little teamwork even a daunting task like running 100 mile...


Maidens start season strong in Whitefish

WHITEFISH — If there was ever a team that needed a good start, it was the Ronan Maidens and they got just that at the Whitefish Starter Tournament Saturday. Encouraged by a close opening straight-set loss to Libby in a match that they didn’t play their best, the Maidens only dropped one more g...


Lady Bulldogs go undefeated at own tourney

ST. IGNATIUS — Sometimes the best laid schemes of mice and men go awry – luckily for the Lady Bulldogs they had a back-up plan. After practicing a 6-2 offense all week leading up to their season-opening tournament, the Lady Bulldogs found out just minutes before the tournament that their secon...


Chiefs use ground attack to surge past Indians in 2nd half

BROWNING — When things are going wrong for the Ronan Chiefs, they go back to the basics and do what they do best; running straight at their opponents, and that was too bad for the Browning Indians Friday night.  After losing two of their running backs in the opening minutes in Browning Friday a...


Ronan golf headed in the right direction

RONAN – The Chiefs' and Maidens' number one golfers made the most of their home field advantage Friday. At the Ronan Invitational at the Mission Mountain Golf Course both Riley Dennis and Alex Dulmes shot the best round of their high school careers. With her short game working for her, Dulmes sho...


Maidens unite to turn program around

RONAN — With very few practices under her belt, the new Ronan coach Naomi Mock doesn’t really know what to expect from her team this season and she plans to keep it that way. “I have no long term expectations for them,” Mock said. “In the short term, I just want them to work ...


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