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St. Ignatius

Bulldogs prepare for state tennis

The Mission Bulldogs hosted the Boys Best of the West tennis tournament Saturday, and Mission picked up several good wins. At No. 1 singles, Karl Daniels came in third, while Steven Oliver was second at No. 2 singles. Troy Bontrager took fourth at No. 3 singles, and Jamie Mullins won at No. 4 singles.  The No. 1 doubles team of Katz Yelsa and Nick Johnson ended in fourth place, while Rob Erickson and Chris Camel came in third at No. 2 doubles.  The Bulldogs head to the state tournament this weekend in Missoula. The boys will play at the Playfair tennis courts by Splash Montana starting at 9 a.m. Thursday.   


Community responds to St. Ignatius center’s needs

ST. IGNATIUS — The community response to the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center’s call for help in replacing the dishwasher and updating kitchen facilities has been good but, the center is still a little short of what is needed for all of the kitchen work. The board and members at the center are...


In St. Ignatius, tennis is synonymous with family In St. Ignatius, tennis is synonymous with family

ST. IGNATIUS — Tennis is a unique sport in that it affords athletes the opportunity to play their entire lives. Sara Ison and Kimimi Ashley know this well. A mother-daughter tennis-coaching duo, the pair has coached St. Ignatius tennis teams for a combined 14 years.  “It’s fun; I de...


Alexander breaks own school records

Five Ronan-St. Ignatius track and field athletes were invited to compete in the Top Ten meet Tuesday at Missoula’s Big Sky High School: Aspen Jore, javelin; Stephanie Lewandowski, 100 hurdles; Jalen Bell, long jump and triple jump; Paden Alexander, 3,200 and 1,600 meters; and Lucas Gerhardt, javelin. ...


Bulldog tennis warming up for state

The Mission Bulldog tennis team has hit the season’s busy time as they look toward the state tournament. “Karl Daniels has been playing some good tennis that culminated in a come-from-behind win at the Bigfork Tournament on Saturday against Libby’s Jason Schnackenbey. Karl was down at 5-...


Mission’s Ahlborn 4-0 in Bigfork

After tough matches against Loyola and Superior earlier in the week, the Mission girls tennis team had some standout play at the Bigfork Flight Tournament Saturday. “Briar (Ahlborn) had a major upset in winning against Paige Larsson,” coach Sara Ison noted. “Paige was assumed to be the d...


Bulldogs tie Trojans

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Bulldog tennis players tied with Troy on Saturday, 3-3. At No. 1 singles, Mission’s Karl Daniels beat Troy’s Bruce Metz 6-2, 6-1. “Karl Daniels has been playing well, and today’s match was probably his best so far in returning and keeping his compos...


Mission fired up for tennis

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Bulldogs tennis team has four returning players from the 2012 team in junior Karl Daniels and seniors Katz Yelsa, Troy Bontrager and Chris Camel. The rest of the team is comprised of 10 new players for a total of 14 boys this year. “We are looking for Karl, Katz, Troy a...


Mission teams play hard at divisionals Mission teams play hard at divisionals

KALISPELL — Mission’s hoopsters are done for the year after a tough Western B divisional tournament last week at Flathead High School. The Bulldogs fell just short of a third-place finish, battling back from a first-round loss to Bigfork on Thursday to beat Thompson Falls 63-29 on Friday and D...


Mission teams headed to divisionals Mission teams headed to divisionals

HAMILTON — The Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are headed to the Western B Divisional basketball tournament beginning Thursday in Kalispell after both teams took fourth place at the District 6-B tourney last weekend in Hamilton. The Lady Bulldogs beat Ronan in a play-in game Feb. 12, 47-32, and m...


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