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Chiefs still searching for consistent offense

WHITEFISH — It wasn't the kind of return from the Christmas break the Ronan Chiefs wanted as they lost badly in Whitefish last Saturday. The Chiefs fell behind quickly 17-4 in the first quarter and had to try to scramble the rest of the night. But the Bulldogs didn't let them get very far, making another 18-8 run in the third before coasting to the 59-39 win. "I thought we'd give 'em a game. (But) the first quarter buried us again. Geez," Ronan head coach Steve Woll said. "We fought back and in the second we made a run ... but then they blow it right back open again in the third." Justin Dusty Bull scored 14 points for Ronan and had four steals, three assists and four rebound...


Pirates win shootout over Yellowjackets 75-70

STEVENSVILLE — There were a lot of sore necks in the stands Saturday night after the Polson Pirates came down to the Bitterroot to take on the Stevensville Yellowjackets. Fans had to keep their head on a swivel all night as two run-and-gun basketball teams did just that for 32 minutes of play. Stevi...


Warriors trounce Bobcats to remain undefeated

ARLEE — The Warriors showed no rust from a long layoff, easily taking care of the Superior Bobcats 80-40 at home Saturday in their first game back from the Christmas break. Using their pressure defense to fuel their fast break, the Warriors jumped out to a 19-9 first quarter lead and never looked ba...


Runners go the distance in memory of Linda Decker

RONAN — So many circles, so little time. A group of dedicated runners decided to end the year by running a whole bunch of circles — 288 of them, actually.  The 13 runners teamed up in a marathon relay at the Ronan Middle School running track to raise more than $1,000 that will benefit ...


Lady Pirates out of sync in 52-47 loss at Stevi

STEVENSVILLE — The Christmas break took its toll on Polson's Lady Pirate basketball team and it showed in a close-but-no-cigar 52-47 in Stevensville Saturday afternoon. Just when they needed it most, the Lady Pirates were missing forward Nicole Davey, who was not yet back from visiting family, and m...


Sluggish 3rd quarter sinks Scarlet in Superior

SUPERIOR — The Scarlets couldn’t overcome a disastrous third quarter in a 46-30 loss to the Lady Bobcats in Superior Saturday. In their first game back from the Christmas break, the Scarlets took a 17-16 lead into the second half, but only connected on one field goal in the third quarter and w...


Snapped

You would have thought they had done it too many times to count. With their teammate at the line with less than a second to play and the Maidens holding on to a 42-32 lead over Whitefish at home Saturday night, Alice Van Gunten, Nina Orozco and Taylor Lynch stood stoically at the center of the court. Afte...


Vikings tame Savage Heat for conference victory

CHARLO — The Vikings used a tough man-to-man defense to silence the Savage Heat and pick up a 44-38 District 14-C victory. With Chico Stipe and Chance Rosenbaum matching up one-on-one with Reiley Winebrenner, the Vikings were able to hold Hot Spirngs' leading scorer to only 15 points, seven of which...


Chiefs post mat wins over Warriors, Bulldogs

ST. IGNATIUS — The Ronan Chiefs got in a couple of local wrestling duals before the Christmas break began last week. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the Chiefs wrestling team won two duals in St. Ignatius, topping Arlee 39-20 and Mission-Charlo 54-18 with plenty of spirited contests between local wrestlers. ...


Bulldogs silence Lions in road victory

EUREKA — The Mission Bulldogs took a big step toward making the postseason with a 44-38 victory over the Lions in Eureka last Tuesday. Coming off their worst defeat of the year, the Bulldogs rode a career night from center Jake Durglo for the six-point victory over the team that had ended their seas...


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