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Frank picks up two wins in singles, doubles for Ronan

The Ronan tennis team returned to the Bitterroot for their second week of tennis duals on Saturday and they got plenty of competition from their Southwestern A hosts.  Hamilton proved tough, sweeping both the boys' and girls' duals 7-0. The Corvallis boys swept their matches 7-0, but the Ronan girls picked up two wins before falling 5-2. Brianna Frank won her number two singles match 6-3, 6-4 over Corvallis' Coral Higuerra. Frank also teamed up with Seri Smith to win the number one doubles match 6-1, 6-4. "We met up with some very strong competition in the Bitterroot. Our youth and inexperience caught up with us," Ronan head coach Gordon Cummings said. He said the highlight...

Mistakes cost Maidens in 4-game skid

FRENCHTOWN — Errors were the common denominator in all three of the Maidens’ losses. The young Maiden team committed eight errors in losses to Corvallis, Frenchtown and Libby. The Maidens started the week with a 6-1 loss to Corvallis Thursday in Ronan and finished the week with a 7-2 loss to t...

Beautiful weather greets Ronan netters in Bitterroot

It was a delayed opener for the Ronan tennis team, but last Saturday's trip to Stevensville couldn't have been better timed. The weather was absolutely spring-like, with a sunny sky and temperatures in the 60s. "Finally, after four weeks of practice we got to play," Ronan head coach Gordon Cummings said. ...

Cold weather, hot start

The Maidens may have played their first game in blizzard conditions, but that didn’t stop them from getting off to a hot start.  The young Maiden squad went 2-1 in their three-game homestand to open the season and are just a couple of base hits from being perfect on the season.  Making ...

Young, untested Maidens aiming to get back to state

RONAN — Last year, the Maidens had one of their most successful seasons in a long time. Unfortunately not many of the players that achieved so much last year will be back this season. The Maidens lost six seniors to graduation from the team that went 13-4 in the regular season and advanced to the fi...

Grappling with giants

It was a nice little run while it lasted, the kind that can carry over into next year. But the Ronan boys' fun run ran out of momentum on Monday. With nothing to lose and nobody expecting them to do much, the Ronan Chiefs put together an impressive string of basketball games at last weekend’s Northw...

Upset-minded Chiefs focus on divisionals run

It sure wasn't the way they'd hoped to close out the regular season, but the Ronan Chiefs will hope to grind on it a bit, learn from it a lot, and then forget about it.  The Chiefs worked hard but couldn't stop the juggernaut Saturday night in Polson as the Pirates ran away with an 88-50 win in Linde...

Chiefs test Wildcats, sink Vikings in overtime

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs learned a lot about themselves last week in a split of two games. Ronan lost a closer-than-the-score-says game in Columbia Falls Friday night, dropping a 61-49 game to Class A’s second-ranked Wildcats. Then on Saturday at home, the Chiefs shook off some tired legs and ...

Ronan's Cameron Neiss, Toby Cheff dominate at state

BILLINGS — Two Ronan Chief wrestlers cut through the competition like buzz saws last weekend at the Montana State Wrestling Championships in Billings and both of them claimed individual championships to cap off a strong wrestling season. Senior Cameron Neiss finished off his high school career as a ...

Twice is Neiss

It was the end of a great high school career, but two state championship titles could be just another launching point for Cameron Neiss. The Ronan wrestler capped off his remarkable and final wrestling season as a two-time state wrestling champion, winning the 130-pound title last weekend in Billings.&nbs...

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