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Cruise control

The Lady Pirates played a lot of good defense did a lot of scoring last week as Polson ran away with a pair of victories to improve to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play. Polson's defense held Class AA Flathead High School to just 35 points Tuesday night, spoiling former Lady Pirate, now Flathead head coach Karly Tait's coaching debut in her former gym. The Lady Pirates executed their half-court offense very well and hit the boards hard as they cruised to a 56-35 victory. Polson jumped out to a 14-6 lead in the first quarter and built on that lead the rest of the night.  Forward Nicole Davey led Polson with 17 points, hauling in 13 rebounds on the night. She had her double...


Ronan girl named runner-up for Miss Teen Rodeo Montana

GREAT FALLS — “I have a dream,” Keenan Hall said in her speech in the Miss Teen Rodeo Montana pageant this year. “A big sky country dream, where a girl like me could be royalty.” Keenan Hall, a vibrant 14-year-old, has a message for all Montanans, young and old. If you have a...


Bulldog’s Petersen claims first Choteau title, Gilleard grabs runnerup

CHOTEAU — Mission-Charlo 145-pounder Jame Peterson overcame some of his toughest opponents of the season to capture his first Choteau Classic Championship. The senior, one of four Bulldog wrestlers to place at the two-day tournament of 32 Class B-C teams, has breezed through most of his competition ...


Picard repeats as champ, Feistner earns his first title at Jug Beck

MISSOULA — The Polson Pirates came back from Missoula with two champions.  Brock Picard repeated as a Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic champion and freshman Craig Feistner earned his first title. The pair led Polson to an 11th-place finish among 28 teams, including some of the best wrestling tea...


Warrior’s Rice reigns in Choteau, Rubel takes 5th

CHOTEAU — With most the Class B-C teams competing at the Choteau Classic, the two-day tournament is a preview of what’s to come at the state tournament – if that’s the case, expect big things from Warrior 140-pounder Cole Rice in Billings this year. The Arlee junior cruised through...


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 r...


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...


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