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St. Ignatius

"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 after completing the comeback against Bigfork’s Bridger Mahlum.  With his 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over the Viking senior, Ahlborn became only the second Bulldog singles champion, with both championships coming in the past four years, but unlike Casey Cable in 2007, as a junior Ahlborn will get a chance to defend his title. Most all of the Bulldog team, who finished just two po...

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...

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...

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