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Divisional champs

POLSON — The Polson Pirates thrilled their hometown fans with a Northwestern A Divisional Wrestling Tournament championship last Saturday. Polson won the team championship, the Pirates' first divisional championship since 2007, and had four individual weight champions. The Pirates placed 16 wrestlers in the top four of their brackets at divisionals, all of whom qualified for this weekend's state championship in Billings. The only weight classes Polson didn't have a placer was at 130 and 160 pounds. Brock Picard repeated as a divisional champion at 171 pounds, his fourth divisional title. The senior, who is ranked number one in Class A at that weight, won the title with a close 5...


Chiefs focus on final run at divisionals, state

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for this weekend’s divisional wrestling tournament with a pair of duals last week. After a 54-16 win in Whitefish Tuesday, Ronan lost an exciting 45-31 dual to visiting Polson on Saturday night. The win in Whitefish wasn’t as dominating as expected for t...


Warriors crank it up in final week, capture 2nd in Darby

DARBY — In the final week of the regular season, the Arlee Warriors served notice to the rest of the Western B-C teams that they shouldn’t be taken lightly at the divisional tournament this weekend. The Warriors placed seven wrestlers at the Darby Invitational Tournament Saturday to finished i...


Bulldogs finish in 8th place in Darby

DARBY — The Mission-Charlo Bulldogs will stumble into the Western B-C Divisional Tournament after stubbing their toes at the Darby Invitational Tournament Saturday. The Bulldogs only had one wrestler in the championships and only placed five wrestlers to finish in eighth place in the 10-team tournam...


Pirates win final wrestling dual over Chiefs 45-31

POLSON — The Polson Pirates finished off their dual wrestling schedule with a pair of conference wins last week, beating Columbia Falls 54-27 on Tuesday in Polson and winning an exciting dual in Ronan Friday night 45-31. Polson won four matches by pin over the Wildcats on Tuesday. Brock Picard, the ...


Lady Eagles stumble in 2 conference losses

PABLO — It was one step forward two steps back for the Lady Eagles last week. One week after pushing the District 14-C’s third-place team to the limit in a 48-46 loss to Noxon and then riding a career night from Jaylen Carpentier to a 65-54 comeback victory over the Lady Prospectors, with thei...


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...


Maidens suffer a couple of nail-biting losses

WHITEFISH — The Maidens’ nails are a probably a little smaller after last week, but unfortunately their hands are empty. The Maidens battled down-to-the wire in a pair of games last week, but came away with nothing to show for it in both cases. The Maidens took a narrow lead into the fourth qu...


Scarlets swoop past Two Eagle River to ascend to .500

PABLO — Sitting at .500, the Arlee Scarlets are beating the teams they are suppose to, now can they start beating the teams that they aren’t suppose to. The Scarlets used a dominant night on the glass and an antagonizing defense for a 54-28 rout of Two Eagle in Pablo Tuesday to improve to .500...


Cold shooting sinks Lady Vikings in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — It was good defense against good defense when the top two girls’ teams in District 14-C met in Hot Springs Saturday. Not surprisingly, the difference in the game turned out to be the free-throw line. Charlo’s Lady Vikings trailed Hot Springs’ Savage Heat 24-17 after t...


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