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Maidens fall to Lady Loggers

RONAN —The Maidens couldn’t recover from a disastrous third quarter and fell to the Lady Loggers 44-20 at home Saturday. Just trailing 20-13 at halftime, the Maidens were outscored 19-3 in the third frame and went on to drop their fifth conference game in the row. “We just couldn’t make a shot,” Ronan coach Doug Fisher said of the third quarter. “All of sudden it was like bang, bang, bang for them and we just couldn’t answer.”  Once Libby built a big lead he said that his team became frustrated. “For the first time all season the girls let down a bit,” Fisher said. Adding that the one-win Maidens have plenty to hold t...


Pope busts loose for 30, leads Lady Vikings over Bluehawks

Charlo's Lady Vikings may not be there yet, but every week they're getting a little better. And that's just the way their coach likes it. Charlo head coach Bret Thompson said he's asked his team to focus on getting better with each game and his players are doing just that. The Lady Vikings put up two m...


Scarlets succumb to district's top teams

ARLEE — The Scarlets couldn’t stand up to the pressure of the district’s two best teams last week. The young Scarlet squad committed 26 turnovers in a 46-27 loss to the district-leading Savage Heat in Hot Springs Thursday and 25 turnovers in a 52-23 loss to the Charlo Lady Vikings in Arl...


Trio of Warriors earns divisional crowns in Deer Lodge

DEER LODGE — Three of the six Arlee Warriors making the trip to the state finals this weekend will be doing it as divisional champions. Two of the champions have unfinished business in Billings, and one will be going for the first time. The Warriors went 3-1 in the Western B-C Divisional final match...


Four Chiefs crowned divisional wrestling champions

POLSON — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for the Montana State Wrestling Championships with a strong showing at divisionals. The Chiefs placed second as a team with 180 points, behind first-place Polson at 232 and edging third-place Libby at 176.5. The Chiefs crowned four divisional champions and placed 1...


Petersen, Edwards grab divisional championships, Bulldogs take 3rd

DEER LODGE — The wrestling pedigree of the two Mission-Charlo Western B-C Divisional Champions couldn’t be more different. Jame Petersen, holder of the school’s single-season pin record, entered the divisional tournament in Deer Lodge undefeated in conference matches and a 29-2 overall r...


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 wrestler...


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...


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