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Toby Cheff, Cameron Neiss earn Rocky Mountain Classic titles

RONAN — The Chiefs wrestling team won a pair of conference duals last week, then tested themselves at one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the state.  Ronan earned a 43-31 dual win over Columbia Falls Tuesday night at home. The Chiefs won six matches by pin and one by major decision to rack up the points. The Chiefs also edged Libby 42-41 on Thursday in Ronan, with five pins. Cameron Neiss secured the win for the Chiefs by pinning Cody Hader in the 135-pound match to end the dual. Ronan then headed south to Missoula for two days of tough, tough wrestling at the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Class, held at Sentinel High's gym. Teams from all over the northwest, including Wa...


Lady Eagles drop 2 at home

PABLO — Two Eagle River hung right with Valley Christian for three quarters, but ran out of steam in the final quarter in a 71-33 loss at home Thursday. In a tough and physical game, Two Eagle River coach Mark Shackelford said his team played their best three quarters of the year and went into the f...


Lady Bison’s use outside shot to surge past Lady Bravehearts

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai College Lady Bison got hot from long range in the second half to help them recover from a slow start in a 75-64 victory over Oglala Lakota College. Saturday at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Complex, the Lady Bison only led the Bravehearts 28-25 at halftime, but drai...


Maidens sunk by slow start in Bigfork

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Maidens started to find their offensive rhythm last week, but still came out on the wrong end in a pair of games. After getting off to a slow start against the Vals, the Maidens fought back to pull within nine points before falling 52-36 in Bigfork. The Maidens were overmatched ...


Lady Pirates' defense smothers Lady Loggers

POLSON — The Lady Pirates took the battle to the paint and came up with a pair of hoops wins last week. Post Riley Kenney and forward Nicole Davey led Polson's attack of the rack in victories in Eureka (52-45) and at home against Libby (49-38).  After a 10-10 start in Eureka Thursday, Polson...


Scarlets scuffle on long road trip

NOXON — The Scarlets played their best game of the season and one of their worst games of the season on a two-game road trip last week, but came up with losses in both. After playing what their coach Richard Bachmeier called their best game of the season in a 42-32 nonconference loss to the Lady Bla...


Lady Bulldogs trounce Trotters, blow lead to Lady Bluehawks

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs spread out their scoring to claim a 40-26 District 7-B victory over the Trotters in Plains Friday. Ashley Courville led the balanced Lady Bulldog attack, which saw nine players finish on the scoring sheet. Courville finished with nine points on 4 of 14 shooting. It w...


Lady Vikings improve to 9-1 with wins over P-burg, St. Regis

PHILIPSBURG — They started out a bit close, but both of the Charlo Lady Vikings' games last week ended up cruisers for the girls in purple. Charlo struggled to find its defensive groove early in Philipsburg Thursday, but got it figured out and pulled away in the second half for a 55-36 win. Charlo l...


Chiefs fall to top-ranked Wildcats

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs got a clear idea of where they want to be last weekend, but it was a tough lesson to learn. After a hard-fought 66-52 loss in Bigfork Thursday, the Chiefs returned home for a Friday night battle against Columbia Falls, the top-ranked Class A team in the state. And it didn't ...


Eagles silence Savage Heat for District 14-C victory

PABLO — Two Eagle River shut down Hot Springs in the final quarter to earn a 63-54 conference victory at home Saturday. After starting the week with a 94-65 blowout loss to Valley Christian, the Eagles were facing their third straight loss Saturday, but got hot in the fourth quarter, while the Savag...


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