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St. Ignatius

Prison Break

The Bulldogs erased a two-touchdown, first-half deficit by scoring 28 unanswered points to escape Deer Lodge with a 28-14 victory.  “I don’t know. Something just clicked, and they decided to play.” Mission coach Peter Hamilton said of the Bulldogs’ second-half surge. The running game is what clicked for the Bulldogs. They amassed 292 yards on the ground, averaging 5.5 yards a carry. Using the wishbone and a playbook with only seven plays, the Bulldogs didn’t try to disguise what they do best. “It’s just ground and pound,” is how Hamilton described the Bulldogs’ running attack. “We just run it down people’s throa...


Mission runners conquer Eureka course

EUREKA – It seems the upstart Mission cross country team likes a challenge. Friday at the Eureka Invitational, in only their second meet as a team, the Mission harriers faced a more difficult course than the flat and smooth Canal Bank Run to open the season the week before, but despite having about ...


Slow start bites Bulldogs in Troy

TROY — You would think the Bulldogs would’ve been chomping at the bit to play the Trojans. It was their first conference game and they were coming off a huge season-opening victory against Boulder, but for some reason in Troy Friday, the Bulldogs played uninspired the first five minutes, spott...


Top dogs in District 7-B

TROY — The Lady Bulldogs exerted their dominance in District 7-B the past week with two straight-set victories over conference opponents.  The Lady Bulldogs started the week with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 win at home against Plains Thursday and ended it with 25-22, 25-16, 25-22 victory in Troy Satu...


Mission harriers break new ground, records at canal run

RONAN — "It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish," is an often-quoted sports cliché, but for once on Friday it was all about how things got started.  At the Ronan Canal Bank Run, for the first time in at least recent school history if not the entire school’s history...


Lady Bulldogs end drought in Eureka

EUREKA — The Lady Bulldogs got their Labor Day weekend off to a great start after beating the Lady Lions 3-1 in Eureka Saturday. After a rough five-set loss to start the week in Superior, the Lady Bulldogs salvaged a tough two-game road swing by beating the Lady Lions 25-20, 15-25, 25-23, 25-14. ...


Rock solid

Defeat was the last thing on the minds of the Mission Bulldogs as they trotted onto their homefield Friday night for a season opener against the Boulder Panthers. After a winless past season, coach Peter Hamilton’s pre-game message to his players was simple: believe.  They needed to believe in ...


Hard-hitting Lady Bulldogs aim to blast their way through divisionals

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Lady Bulldogs are planning to hit their way to the state tournament. With most of last year’s front row intact, third-year Mission coach Kendal Anderson thinks her team has a good chance on improving on last year’s 12-14 record and fourth-place finish at divisi...


Lady Bulldogs finish a game away from state tourney

THOMPSON FALLS — The Lady Bulldogs’ season came to an abrupt and disappointing end at the Western B-C Divisional Tournament in Thompson Falls Saturday. In the loser-out game, the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t overcome a four-error, four-run inning and were eliminated from the inaugural division...


"I did it"

When Mission’s Spencer Ahlborn smashed an overhead shot to win the 2010 Montana Class B-C Singles Championship and raised his arms in celebration on the University of Montana courts Saturday morning, only three words came to his mind. “I did it,” Ahlborn said is what he was thinking afte...


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