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Orange and Black Attack fight back at ASA championship

BUTTE — The Ronan Orange and Black Attack rallied back from an opening loss to make a name for themselves at the 2010 Montana ASA State Championship in Butte this weekend. Absent from last year’s state tournament, the 12U team wanted to make it clear that Ronan was a softball town by winning three games Saturday and just missing out on making it to the final day of the tournament by a single run. The Attack recovered from an opening 9-5 loss to the Bitterroot Sparks by beating the Great Falls Select Gold, a team that Ronan coach Allen Smith said expected to just walk through the Attack to the next round, 6-5, early Saturday morning. In their only easy game of the tournamen...


Lil’ Lakers battle to 4th-place finish at state

BUTTE — The Lil’ Lakers used the new-found confidence and hot swinging they hit upon in the Frenchtown tournament to finish fourth at the 2010 Montana ASA State Championship in Butte. A week after finishing second in Frenchtown, the Polson 10U team went 3-2 over the four-day tournament in Butt...


Purple Wave surge to 3rd place finish at state

BUTTE — The young Polson Purple Wave finished third out of 22 teams in the 12U division at the 2010 Montana ASA State Championship in Butte Sunday. Playing in the largest division at the four-day tournament and against bigger and older teams – only two Purple Wave players played in 12U last ye...


Falling reign

In a rematch of the Class A state championship, the Polson Purple Rain lose two 16U championship games against Belgrade at the 2010 Montana ASA State Championship. BUTTE — The Polson 16U softball couldn’t repeat their performance at the high school state championship and finished second at the...


Mission Mountain All-stars snare 2nd at state

COLUMBIA FALLS – In only their second tournament of the season, the Mission Mountain All-stars flew under the radar all the way to the championship game of the Western Montana State Championship in Columbia Falls Sunday. The 10U Cal Ripken Little League underdogs’ championship bid ran out of s...


Rockies rally to defeat Cougars in extra innings

BONNER — Another tournament for the Mission Valley Rockies meant another thrilling victory over the Clark Fork Valley Cougars. At the Montana Senior Babe Ruth Championship at Kelly Pine Field in Bonner Saturday, Rockies second baseman Nick Grogan scored on a one-out single by Devin Kamarainen in the...


Mariners give Loggers the axe in season finale

LIBBY — Timing meant everything for the Mariners B team to finish the season on a positive note. Six of the Mariners’ runs in a season-ending 12-8 victory over the Loggers in Libby Thursday crossed the plate with two outs in the inning. “Timely hitting was key,” Mission Valley m...


Mariners in perfect harmony at Harp tournament

KALISPELL — The Mariners used solid pitching to string together four straight victories to win the John R. Harp Memorial Tournament and keep their hot streak going. The tournament in Kalispell over the weekend was the second tournament in a row where the Mariners went undefeated. With the four victo...


No fanning necessary

While the weather this Independence Day may not have been ideal for jumping in the lake, it was perfect for rodeo. An enthusiastic crowd that organizer R.T. Hendrickson estimated was bigger than most in the event’s 28-year history packed the wooden bleachers at the Arlee Fourth of July Rodeo, cheering ...


Firecracker Tournament a dud for Rockies

POLSON — The Mission Valley Rockies are hoping a rough week at their inaugural appearance at the Firecracker Tournament will prepare them for the Montana Senior Babe Ruth Championship this week. The Rockies, one of two Senior Babe Ruth teams entered in the Mariners’ 11-team American Legion tou...


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