Valley Journal
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St. Ignatius

Bulldogs stun Seeley-Swan with buzzer-beater in OT

ST. IGNATIUS — If the Mission Bulldogs were looking for a signature win this season, they can end the search. Challenged by his coach before the game to shoot the ball more, Mission senior Jorren Gies responded by scoring 24 points against Seeley-Swan Saturday night, including the game-winning basket in overtime. After the Blackhawks took a 59-58 lead with eight seconds left in overtime, Gies took the ball coast-to-coast and scored with a layup at the buzzer to give the Bulldogs a 60-59 victory and bring a four-game slide to a screeching halt.   After only scoring four points in an embarrassing 53-33 conference loss in Troy Friday – a loss where Mission coach Lloyd Ph...


Lady Bulldogs have victory over Seeley-Swan taken away from them

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs slowed down the highly-ranked Seeley-Swan offense and looked like they had pulled off an upset, only to have the victory snatched away from them in the final seconds. In St. Ignatius Saturday, after being outscored 12-1 by the Lady Blackhawks in the first quarter, th...


Lady Bulldogs show no bite from outside in loss to Eureka

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Lions packed the middle of the paint and challenged the Lady Bulldogs outside shooters to beat them – the Lady Bulldogs weren’t up to the challenge, only connected on 10 of 39 shots from the field in a 37-25 District 7-B loss in the Doghouse Saturday night. &ldquo...


Bulldogs lose to Lions at the line

ST. IGNATIUS — Physical games are often won or lost at the free-throw line and in the Bulldogs’ 49-38 loss to Eureka Saturday, that’s exactly where the Bulldogs lost it or Eureka won it, considering how you look at it. In a game where the two teams combined for 37 fouls, the Lions went 2...


Lady Bulldogs trounce Trotters, blow lead to Lady Bluehawks

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs spread out their scoring to claim a 40-26 District 7-B victory over the Trotters in Plains Friday. Ashley Courville led the balanced Lady Bulldog attack, which saw nine players finish on the scoring sheet. Courville finished with nine points on 4 of 14 shooting. It w...


Turning the tables

The Mission Bulldogs withstood a late 3-point barrage from the Thompson Falls Bluehawks to snare their first home win in nearly two years. After building a 20-point lead, the Bulldogs watched as Bluehawk Brandon Wakefield almost single-handedly erased three quarters of  their good work, connecting on...


Bulldogs’ offense kept on leash in pair of losses

ST. IGNATIUS — The Bulldogs got back in action after a long break, but their offense was nowhere to be found. The Mission Bulldogs averaged just 31 points in a pair of losses to start the new year. After a lackluster 47-35 loss to the Red Devils in Noxon Thursday, the Bulldogs were kept in single di...


Lady Bulldogs bully Lady Trojans in 43-16 conference victory

ST. IGNATIUS — After a 41-23 uninspiring loss to the Lady Red Devils in Noxon to start the week, the Lady Bulldogs flat got after the Lady Trojans to pick up their first conference win of the season. At home Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs were ferocious on defense, not allowing a Lady Trojan to bring t...


Petersen leads Bulldogs at Mission Mountain Classic

ST. IGNATIUS — Mission-Charlo’s 145-pounder Jame Petersen held the banner for the Bulldogs at their tournament Saturday. Petersen pinned all four of his opponents at the Mission Mountain Classic and was the only Bulldog to win a championship at the 11-team tournament. After pinning Arlee&rs...


Warriors place 5th at Mission Mountain Classic

ST. IGNATIUS — The Warriors worked out the kinks from a long Christmas break at the Mission Mountain Classic in St. Ignatius Saturday. Warrior freshman Austin Rubel was the highest finisher for Arlee, finishing in second place in the 105-pound class, after being pinned by Frenchtown’s Glenn He...


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