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Sports shorts for May 9, 2018 Sports shorts for May 9, 2018

Softball Glacier Wolfpack 8 Polson Lady Pirates 5 The Lady Pirates fell 8-5 in a nonconference softball matchup against the hosting Glacier Wolfpack on Tuesday, May 1. Quinn Motichka went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Olivia Perez also had a pair of RBIs on one hit. Polson Lady Pirates 14 Flathead Bravettes 3 Kaelyn Smith homered twice and drove in three as the Lady Pirates knocked off the Flathead Bravettes 14-3 at home on Thursday evening. Smith went 4 for 4 including two triples, while Josie Caye, Laurel Bitterman and Paige Noyes each had three RBIs apiece.  Polson Lady Pirates 28 Browning Indians 0 On Friday, Kaelyn Smith ad...


sports shorts for May 2, 2018 sports shorts for May 2, 2018

Track and Field Russ Pilcher Top 10: Top prep track and field athletes from the Mission Valley joined more than 300 competitors from 40 schools on Tuesday, April 24 in Missoula during the 20th annual Russ Pilcher Top 10 track and field meet. It was a big day for Polson Pirate hurdler Colton Cote, who...


School support School support

About 300 runners gathered under cloudy skies on Saturday morning to stretch their legs and kick off the spring season in Arlee during the Buttercup run. The popular event is held each year to benefit the Friends of Arlee School, a non-profit group that provides mini-grants to teachers and awards scholars...


Polson deals rival Ronan conference loss Polson deals rival Ronan conference loss

RONAN – The Polson Lady Pirates softball team knocked off its cross-valley and Northwest A conference rival Ronan Maidens 11-10 in an epic extra inning battle on Tuesday, April 17.  The visiting Lady Pirates were able to set the tone early scoring a run in the first, two in the second and three...


sports shorts for April 25, 2018 sports shorts for April 25, 2018

Last week, Arlee Warrior Phillip Malatare earned some national recognition by being placed on the USA TODAY All-Montana first team list. Malatare averaged 22.3 points, 9.3 boards and seven assists per game helping the Warriors to their second straight State C title. Recently, Polson senior Kaelyn Smith si...


Sportspage bowling results for April 3

Tuesday Moonlighters High Scratch Game:        Chase Johnson    258 High Handicap Game:  Chad Smith  276   High Scratch Series:          Chase Johnson          731 High Handicap Series: &nbs...


Lucky Strike bowling results for the week of April 8-14

Merchants High Team Game:        Weimer Welding       1229                                                   High Team Series:&nb...


Sports shorts for March 28, 2018 Sports shorts for March 28, 2018

Softball Ronan Maidens The Ronan Maidens won their season and homer opener on Friday blowing out the Browning Lady Indians 22-0. Madison Clairmont recorded two doubles and two RBIs, while winning pitcher Gabby Wirz had more hits at the plate (2, 1 RBI) than she allowed in the circle. On Satur...


Perch biting on east side of Polson Bay Perch biting on east side of Polson Bay

Fishermen:  It looks like the perch have finally begun to bite at the east side of Polson Bay.  Though I haven’t been there myself as I head up to Finnian Slough to catch bait fish, I’ve seen a cluster of boats on the south central part of the bay.  A reminder that I’m pay...


MAC drops opener, looks for redemption in Troy this weekend MAC drops opener, looks for redemption in Troy this weekend

ST. IGNATIUS – Playing at home for the first time this season, Mission-Arlee-Charlo (MAC) Bulldogs hosted their home opener against Loyola Breakers on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs fell to Loyola 12-2. Starting in the circle for MAC was Tomi Brazill, who had just picked up 16-9 and...


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