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St. Ignatius

Bulldogs post 2 victories opening weekend

ST. IGNATIUS — A young Bulldog team used a balanced attack for a sweep of Mineral County teams over the weekend. Seven different Bulldogs got in the act in a 37-33 victory over the Panthers in Alberton Friday and nine Bulldogs finished on the scorer’s sheet in a 37-33 victory over Superior in the Doghouse Saturday night. “We played nine guys and they all contributed. That is a must-have for us if we are going to compete every night out,” Mission coach Lloyd Phillips said. “This was a good start for our young team. Both games could have went the other way, but they didn’t.” The Bulldogs season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start...


Double duty

It takes a lot of dedication to be a high school athlete. There’s no time to sleep in, when there’s a practice waiting for you and school to get to. There’s practice every night and then there’s the long bus rides to games and in those rare moments when you think you have some free ti...


Lady Bulldogs take Loyola to the wire, fall one game short of state

SUPERIOR — The Mission Lady Bulldogs’ bid for the All-Class State Volleyball tournament fell a game short, but they gave a performance that won’t be soon forgotten at the Western B Divisional Tournament. In the loser-takes-third match in Superior, the Lady Bulldogs stood toe-to-toe with ...


Lady Bulldogs roar past Lady Lions twice to snare district championship

THOMPSON FALLS — The Mission Lady Bulldogs had a lot of fun winning their first championship district volleyball trophy. The Lady Bulldogs went 4-0 in Thompson Falls, upset the number one seeded Bigfork Vals, and beat the Eureka Lady Lions twice in one day to win the District 7-B Volleyball Tourname...


Mission runners do well in team’s first state cross country appearance

HELENA — The Mission Bulldogs closed out their inaugural cross country season with a strong showing at the state meet on the grounds of the Bill Roberts Golf Course Saturday. Paden Alexander led the way for the boys team, coming in 10th individually as the Bulldogs earned a 14th-place finish. &ld...


Ending on a high note

ST. IGNATIUS — The high-flying, hard-swinging, freewheeling Lady Bulldogs are back. The Lady Bulldogs rebounded from a four-set loss to Troy Oct. 16, where they looked lethargic and seemingly just going through the motions, by downing Thompson Falls in four sets in the Oct. 19 regular season finale....


Bulldogs' winning season stops short of playoffs

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Bulldogs saw their hopes of a playoff berth come up just short on consecutive nights this week. The Bulldogs needed a win over undefeated Bigfork Thursday to secure a spot in the Class B playoffs, but the Vikings proved to be too much as they downed Mission 42-21. Missi...


Weary Lady Bulldogs tripped up by Troy

MISSION — The Lady Bulldogs’ hectic schedule seemed to catch up with them in a four-set loss to Troy at home Saturday. Playing their ninth match in 18 days, the Lady Bulldogs looked tired and out-of-sync in a 20-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-15 loss to the Lady Trojans, a team they had swept in Troy in...


Courville, Alexander lead Mission in Missoula

MISSOULA — All the Mission cross country runners who competed in the Runner’s Edge Cross Country Invitational Thursday improved on their times from the Mountain West Classic. Both the Runner’s Edge Invitational and the Mountain West Classic were run on the same 3-mile course at the Unive...


Bulldogs trample Savage Horsemen

HOT SPRINGS — The Mission Bulldogs kept their playoff hopes alive by completely running over the Savage Horsemen in a 59-22 District 7-B whipping in Hot Springs Friday night. Running behind an offensive line that dominated the line of scrimmage the entire night, the Mission backs racked up 541 yards...


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