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Chiefs break through with pair of victories, on four-game winning streak

RONAN — A little confidence can go a long way. At least the Ronan Chiefs are hoping it does. With a pair of wins last week, the Chiefs look to use that new, albeit short, string of victories as a springboard into the final weeks of the season. The Chiefs started off their winning streak with their first conference win of the season, a 60-56 victory at home over Whitefish on Thursday. After trailing 11-9 through the first quarter, the Chiefs kicked it in gear in the second quarter and took a 25-21 lead at the half. Ronan's press and fast breaks created a lot of transition opportunities and the Chiefs took advantage.  "We pressed the whole game ... that's our style. We ...

Maidens fall to Lady Loggers

RONAN —The Maidens couldn’t recover from a disastrous third quarter and fell to the Lady Loggers 44-20 at home Saturday. Just trailing 20-13 at halftime, the Maidens were outscored 19-3 in the third frame and went on to drop their fifth conference game in the row. “We just couldn&rsqu...

Four Chiefs crowned divisional wrestling champions

POLSON — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for the Montana State Wrestling Championships with a strong showing at divisionals. The Chiefs placed second as a team with 180 points, behind first-place Polson at 232 and edging third-place Libby at 176.5. The Chiefs crowned four divisional champions and placed 1...

Chiefs focus on final run at divisionals, state

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for this weekend’s divisional wrestling tournament with a pair of duals last week. After a 54-16 win in Whitefish Tuesday, Ronan lost an exciting 45-31 dual to visiting Polson on Saturday night. The win in Whitefish wasn’t as dominating as expected for t...

Maidens suffer a couple of nail-biting losses

WHITEFISH — The Maidens’ nails are a probably a little smaller after last week, but unfortunately their hands are empty. The Maidens battled down-to-the wire in a pair of games last week, but came away with nothing to show for it in both cases. The Maidens took a narrow lead into the fourth qu...

Chiefs have off week on mats, but go 5-1

LEWISTOWN — The Ronan Chiefs went 5-1 in wrestling duals last week, but it was a week they’d like to have over. Although they won a dual in Columbia Falls 45-39 and went 4-1 in duals at the Central A Duals in Lewistown Friday and Saturday, the Chiefs didn’t look their best, according to ...

Chiefs earn second win of the season

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs scored a pair of 48s at home last week, with one serving up their second win of the season. Ronan fell behind early on Thursday against Class AA Big Sky, trailing 18-8 after the first eight minutes. But the Chiefs hung in there and fought back in spurts over the final three ...

Ronan girl named runner-up for Miss Teen Rodeo Montana

GREAT FALLS — “I have a dream,” Keenan Hall said in her speech in the Miss Teen Rodeo Montana pageant this year. “A big sky country dream, where a girl like me could be royalty.” Keenan Hall, a vibrant 14-year-old, has a message for all Montanans, young and old. If you have a...

Toby Cheff, Cameron Neiss earn Rocky Mountain Classic titles

RONAN — The Chiefs wrestling team won a pair of conference duals last week, then tested themselves at one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the state.  Ronan earned a 43-31 dual win over Columbia Falls Tuesday night at home. The Chiefs won six matches by pin and one by major decision to r...

Maidens sunk by slow start in Bigfork

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Maidens started to find their offensive rhythm last week, but still came out on the wrong end in a pair of games. After getting off to a slow start against the Vals, the Maidens fought back to pull within nine points before falling 52-36 in Bigfork. The Maidens were overmatched ...

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