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Forged by fire: Young Ronan girls earn first tennis dual win

RONAN — The Ronan tennis team got plenty of competition in last week as they continued to develop both their court skills and experience. Ronan hosted duals Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then travelled to Columbia Falls on Monday. Ronan picked up just one dual win — the girls beat Eureka 4-3 — but did play some very competitive matches throughout the week. On Thursday, Polson's girls swept Ronan 7-0 and the Pirates won the boys' dual 6-1. Jeff Leo and Colten Cheff battled back to win the number two boys doubles match in three sets over Polson's Will Davey and Ian Laimbeer 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3. In girls play, Taylir Courville won a set in the number three singles matc...


Polson wins tennis dual over Ronan

he Polson tennis team played just one match last week, but made the most of it. On Thursday in Ronan, Polson's girls swept Ronan and Polson's boys almost did the same. Jane Probst cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory against the human backboard of Ronan's Amber Metzger in the number one singles match. Erika Nunl...


Dethroned

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...


Frank picks up two wins in singles, doubles for Ronan

The Ronan tennis team returned to the Bitterroot for their second week of tennis duals on Saturday and they got plenty of competition from their Southwestern A hosts.  Hamilton proved tough, sweeping both the boys' and girls' duals 7-0. The Corvallis boys swept their matches 7-0, but the Ronan girls ...


Road warriors: Pirates sweep five tennis duals over three-day road trip

Polson's tennis team made the most of three straight days of tennis, winning both boys' and girls' duals on Thursday in Columbia Falls, then going 4-0 in duals at the Cut Bank Invitational on Friday and Saturday. In Cut Bank, Polson beat Fergus (Lewistown), Hardin, Havre and Cut Bank. Both Pirate boys and...


Vikings, Lady Vikings put on class act in Thompson Falls

THOMPSON FALLS — The Charlo track team continued their dominance over Class C teams at the Thompson Falls Invitational Thursday. The Vikings had two individual champions and won the 1,600-meter relay, scoring 97.5 points to finish in second behind the host Bluehawks. The Lady Vikings also had two in...


RSI athletes find rhythm in Bigfork, Durglo wins 2 events

BIGFORK — With a lot of their teammates away at a music festival, the few Ronan-St. Ignatius tracksters at the Bigfork Invitational Saturday made some noise of their own. Mission junior Adessa Durglo won the long jump and high jump and placed in the 100 and 200-meter dash and triple jump, scoring al...


Making their mark

The Polson track team passed an early season test against some of the biggest and best track and field teams in the region at last Saturday's Missoula County Public Schools Invitational. The event is so big — it attracts 17 teams, including six Class AA teams and two from out of state — that it p...


Mistakes cost Maidens in 4-game skid

FRENCHTOWN — Errors were the common denominator in all three of the Maidens’ losses. The young Maiden team committed eight errors in losses to Corvallis, Frenchtown and Libby. The Maidens started the week with a 6-1 loss to Corvallis Thursday in Ronan and finished the week with a 7-2 loss to t...


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