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Lady Bulldogs falter against Loyola

MISSOULA — The Lady Bulldogs couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole they put themselves in and fell to Loyola Sacred Heart 7-2 in Missoula Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs spotted the Heartbreakers four runs with three errors in the first inning and that was all that Loyola Sacred Heart ace Sarah Goodman would need. Goodman limited Mission to four hits and struck out nine to help Loyola remain in control of the Western B-C Division with a spotless 5-0 record. “That first inning really did us in,” Mission coach Susan Weaselhead said. She said the defensive lapses in the first inning carried over to the offense, with her girls trying to do too much to make up fo...


Not so pretty win

POLSON — Timely hitting made up for a string of untimely errors committed by the Polson Lady Pirates last Thursday.  Polson's six errors could have proved much more costly, but in the end Hamilton's Lady Broncs scored just one run in the fifth inning. And the Lady Pirates made up for it with th...


Scarlets score big in T-Falls

THOMPSON FALLS — The Arlee tracksters saw their hard work at practice pay dividends at the Thompson Falls Invitational. The Scarlets placed 10 times scoring 30 points – their most in the short season – to finish in seventh place in the 12-team field Thursday. The Warriors placed five tim...


Charlo leads Class C teams in Frenchtown meet

FRENCHTOWN – The sun was out at the Frenchtown TNT meet Saturday and the Charlo track team shined, with both the Vikings and Lady Vikings finishing in fifth place and leading all Class C teams at the event.  Sophomores Deondra Brown and Dawn Blevins placed in three individual events to help the...


RSI athletes set the bar high in first meets

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Ronan-St. Ignatius track team got their first taste of action with two meets last week — the Frenchtown Quadrangular Tuesday and the Columbia Falls Invitational. On a sunny day Saturday, a rarity for Montana track meets before May, Adessa Durglo won the triple jump and the...


Young Scarlet throwers place in TNT meet

FRENCHTOWN — With most of their upperclassmen teammates taking the ACTs Saturday, the younger Arlee track stars had a test of their own at the Frenchtown TNT track meet Saturday and they passed with flying colors. Sophomore Becca Nelson finished fourth in the javelin and discus, improving on last we...


Polson girls win, boys place second at Columbia Falls Invitational

COLUMBIA FALLS — It's early in the season but it's never too early to win a track meet.  The Polson Lady Pirates were clearly setting the bar high last Saturday as they posted 134 points to win the Columbia Falls Invitational Track Meet last Saturday. Their point total almost doubled second-lac...


Beautiful weather greets Ronan netters in Bitterroot

It was a delayed opener for the Ronan tennis team, but last Saturday's trip to Stevensville couldn't have been better timed. The weather was absolutely spring-like, with a sunny sky and temperatures in the 60s. "Finally, after four weeks of practice we got to play," Ronan head coach Gordon Cummings said. ...


Polson finally opens tennis season with spurt of four duals

POLSON — It was cold but there weren't many complaints from the Polson tennis players as they officially opened their season last week. Heck, they were just glad to be playing some competition. "It was a great first weekend for the kids. Cold weather was the only negative," Polson head coach Bob His...


Bulldogs open season with a pair of splits, Ahlborn goes undefeated

TROY — The Bulldogs’ number one singles player proved that he is ready to take on anyone, no matter the weather. On a cold, snowy day in St. Ignatius last Tuesday, Spencer Ahlborn battled Viking Bridger Mahlum for an 8-6 victory to open the season and playing on a sun-soaked court Saturday in ...


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