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St. Ignatius

Bowers, Hiatt team up to take bronze at divisionals

BIGFORK — The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs ended the regular season on opposite notes. While the Lady Bulldogs were scuffling at the Western B-C Divisional in Bigfork with only their number one doubles earning a spot at the state tournament this weekend, the Bulldogs were running away with Best of the West title and will enter the state tournament with a head full of steam. Sarah Bowers and Becky Hiatt finished third at the two-day tournament in Bigfork, defeating Bigfork’s Wicklund and Stalknecht 6-4, 6-2 in the consolation match. It was the second time that Bowers and Hiatt beat the Bigfork duo. They opened the tournament with a convincing straight-set victory over the two...

Lady Bulldogs eliminate Eureka from playoff picture

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs used a 10-0 divisional ticket-punching victory over Eureka to erase a nightmarish end to the regular season. At home Monday, the Lady Bulldogs looked like a different team than the one that closed the season being shutout by Thompson Falls and committing 13 errors ag...

Lady Bulldogs take care of Troy, Deer Lodge

ST. IGNATIUS — Heading into the final week of the season, the Lady Bulldogs continue to separate themselves from the weaker teams in the Western B-C Division, but can’t join the ranks of the elite teams in the conference. Last week, the Lady Bulldogs recovered from a 10-3 loss to Loyola by dou...

Ahlborn takes silver at Loyola Invite

MISSOULA — The Mission tennis team was able to fit in a lot of tennis last week to get them ready for a postseason run. The Lady Bulldogs didn’t look too sharp in their final tuneups before the Western B/C Divisionals in Bigfork this weekend. After falling to Valley Christian 4-2, only the dou...

Lady Bulldogs trounce Trotters, dominate Drummond

DRUMMOND — A shutout loss to the Florence Lady Falcons awoke the slumbering bats of the Mission Lady Bulldogs.  After being limited to only one hit and two base runners in an 4-0 loss to the Lady Falcons in Florence Thursday, with their hitter Katie McDonald back in the lineup the Lady Bulldogs...

Mission tennis team getting ready for playoff run

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission tennis coach was able to find the silver lining in the dark storm clouds this weekend. In the Lady Bulldogs’ 5-1 loss to Eureka in St. Ignatius Saturday, the only Lady Bulldogs to pick up a win was the new number one doubles team of Sarah Bowers and Becky Hiatt, a te...

Lady Bulldogs breakout in Deer Lodge

DEER LODGE — The Lady Bulldogs saved their best for last against the Lady Wardens in Deer Lodge Friday. Arlee freshman Mahalia Hendren sparked a five-run seventh inning to blow open a close game in a 9-3 conference victory. Lady Bulldog ace Kyla Olson struck out 11 and only allowed one hit to pick u...


The Mission Bulldogs picked a great time to come through with their first win of the season. The Bulldogs, who had tied all their previous matches 3-3, controlled Cut Bank Friday in St. Ignatius, winning all singles matches in a 4-2 victory over the winners of the last eight state championships. &ldquo...

Lady Bulldog Dillard picks up win in Darby

DARBY — The Lady Bulldogs only came up with a single win against Darby Thursday, but their coach saw glimpses of great play. Jenny Dillard, Mission’s number four singles player, was the only Lady Bulldog to defeat a Lady Tiger in the 5-1 loss. Dillard trailed Lady Tiger Cassidy Heartness 1-5 i...

Lady Bulldogs falter against Loyola

MISSOULA — The Lady Bulldogs couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole they put themselves in and fell to Loyola Sacred Heart 7-2 in Missoula Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs spotted the Heartbreakers four runs with three errors in the first inning and that was all that Loyola Sacred Heart ace S...

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