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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.  “We have a solid group of players,” Manyhides said. “One of their strengths is how hard they work and want to win.” Manyhides said that they still have a lot to work on, but her main concern is hammering the ball.  “We definitely want to be a team that comes out and hits,” Manyhides said. “We have a lot of strong hitters this year.&...

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...

Ronan coaching legend honored at duals Ronan coaching legend honored at duals

Without a doubt, wrestling is Dave Edington’s life. The man who started a legacy of state wrestling champions at Ronan High School was honored Friday as the 47th annual Western Montana Duals now boasts Dave Edington’s name in front of it. Ronan’s assistant wrestling coach Hap Cheff made ...

Basketball Basketball

Ronan Chiefs’ head coach Steve Woll has three distinct priorities this season, and winning games isn’t the only one. Leading the team on the court also means encouraging the boys to become all they can be off the court. “If you asked any one of my players, they better be able to say, &ls...

Join throwback night in Ronan

RONAN — The second annual Ronan High School Throwback Old School Night will take place in the high school gym Jan. 4 as Ronan basketball hosts Loyola at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. A large discount on tickets will be applied for those who wear their old high school uniforms or letter jackets. 

Basketball Basketball

Last year the Maidens were one game away from competing at State. With their mantra “hard work pays off,” the ladies have their eyes locked on seeing their name on the state bracket this year. Coming off a two-game loss in their tip-off tournament, the Maidens are working on conditioning to pl...

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