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Mission Bulldogs: ‘Don’t count us out’ Mission Bulldogs: ‘Don’t count us out’

ST. IGNATIUS — While head coach Steve Pelletier has only been in Montana four months, he says he loves the area and that St. Ignatius is a “very special place” that reminds him of his hometown — a town where basketball rules all. “The people, the kids, the players, and the student athletes are outstanding,” he said. “That’s not to say we’re perfect and don’t encounter things we have to get over, but it is a special experience for me.” Pelletier, with more than 30 years of coaching experience ranging from eighth grade to the college level, said anytime there’s a change in coaching leadership, athletes have difficul...


Young Mission-Charlo wrestlers have high hopes for season Young Mission-Charlo wrestlers have high hopes for season

This year, Mission-Charlo wrestling boasts one of the largest (and youngest) teams head coach Lyle Cronk has ever coached.  The 18-man squad consists of two seniors, two juniors and 14 underclassmen.  “It looks really good for the future,” Cronk said. “We have a good team an...


Lady Bulldogs exceed own expectations Lady Bulldogs exceed own expectations

MISSION — The Mission Bulldogs volleyball team graduated seven seniors last year. Coach Kendal Anderson said of the 11 on her team this year, only four had been on the team the year prior. Of these four, only three had playing experience.  “At the beginning, before the season even started...


Alexander 2nd in state Alexander 2nd in state

HELENA — Mission harrier Paden Alexander took second at the state Class B cross-country meet last weekend in Helena. The senior Bulldog finished in 16:43; his best time of the season was 15:19, which he ran Sept. 15 at the Ronan Invitational meet. “This isn’t Paden’s best time, but...


Mission football ‘second family’ for athletes Mission football ‘second family’ for athletes

MISSION — Football is, by definition, a team sport. This simple fact has not changed since the sport’s invention, and it remains a powerful deciding factor as to whether or not a team will succeed.  It is a widely accepted fact that skill level, age, and athletic ability are minimal facto...


Alexander claims divisional title Alexander claims divisional title

RONAN — It may come as no surprise to those who have been watching Mission’s Paden Alexander this season, but the senior cross-country runner won the 6B-7B conference championship Saturday in a time of 15:56, smoking second-place Bigfork runner Logan Morley by 34 seconds. Mission had eight boy...


Evans leads Bulldogs to win

TROY — In a 24-14 victory over the Trojans Friday night, Mission Bulldog Dylan Evans posted the best rushing and passing numbers of his career.  “Dylan led the team on offense with his poise in the pocket, downfield vision, accurate throwing and running when the pass was not available,&rd...


Bulldogs improve, Alexander wins in Arlee

ARLEE — Mission sent eight boys to Arlee’s Hatchery Run cross-country meet last Thursday, and Bulldog senior Paden Alexander won the race with a time of 15:23. Alexander’s best time this season was 15:19. The Lady Bulldogs didn’t run, as three play volleyball and were at an away ga...


Bulldogs fall to Loyola

MISSION — The Mission Bulldogs lost 36-0 against the Loyola Rams last weekend.  The Bulldogs struggled offensively, with 21 carries for 22 yards, and completed two passes on seven attempts. One resulted in a 2-yard loss, and the other in a fumble.  Defensively, however, team showed prom...


Bulldogs run strong

MISSOULA — At the Mountain West cross-country meet in Missoula, Mission Bulldog runner Paden Alexander came in 59th with a time of 16:28.8 — the winner finished the race in 14:25.9.  “It was great to see teams from all over Montana, Idaho, and Washington,” head coach Marc Cutl...


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