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Little Guy Wrestlers begin postseason

POLSON — The Little Guy wrestlers cranked up the intensity last weekend with many of the them facing the prospect of their season being cut short. More than 400 wrestlers from six clubs descended on Polson's Linderman Gymnasium Friday night and Saturday afternoon for the Unit Four Tournament, which was the first elimination tournament of the season. The 433 wrestlers were split into four groups: beginner, novice, middle and junior. The top four wrestlers in each weight class in the beginners advanced to the Inter-Valley Tournament in Hamilton this weekend. The top eight wrestlers in the novice and middle groups advanced to the two-day tournament in Hamilton and all the juniors a...


Local powerlifters shine at Missoula meet

MISSOULA — Young and old powerlifters from the area were able to take home first-place trophies at the World Association of  Benchers and Deadlifters Montana Championships at Ruby’s Inn in Missoula March 6. Arlee 10-year-old Naomi Plant benched 55 pounds for not only first place in her ag...


Bison prepare for title defense

Officially, the Salish Kootenai College Bison will enter the American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Championships on a four-game losing streak. But it’s a win that won’t show up in the record books that has calmed their coach’s nerves as they prepare for their title...


Lady Bison charge into championship with a 13-game win streak

Lady Bison coach Juan Perez sat inside his office at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center Thursday afternoon flipping through the pages of UConn coach Geno Auriemma’s biography searching for a couple of hints to help prepare his team for their American Indian Higher Education Consortium National ...


Second quarter blues

A trip to the state Class A basketball tournament in Hamilton last week turned out to be much shorter than Polson's Lady Pirates had hoped for. After a first round 44-40 loss to Sidney, Polson dropped out of the tournament with a 52-44 loss to Havre on Friday. But, hopefully the Lady Pirates came back wit...


Bison drop 4th in a row

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai Bison will scuffle into the postseason as they prepare for their title defense of the AIHEC championship. In the final game of the regular season at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center in Pablo Friday Night, the Bison dropped their fourth game in a row, falling to ...


Lady Bison push streak to 13

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai College Lady Bison couldn’t enter the postseason any hotter. In their final regular season game Friday night at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center in Pablo, the Lady Bison knocked down 14 3-pointers in a 107-73 victory over the Northwest Indian College. The ...


Final four

Undersized and underestimated, the Warriors made the improbable at the Class C State Championship not only seem imaginable, but expected as they became one of only four teams out of the 88 Class C teams that started the season to play Saturday night at the Billings MetraPark Rimrock Auto Arena. Though the...


Under the radar

BUTTE — The Polson Pirates saved the best for last.  Finishing second at divisionals and working through an up and down basketball season, the Pirates put it all together for one final and very successful run.  With just about everyone talking about every other team's possibilities at l...


Lady Bulldogs go winless at divisionals

PABLO — The Lady Bulldogs were outscored 28-10 in the fourth quarter in a pair of losses to end their season at the Western B Divisional Tournament at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Complex in Pablo. The Lady Bulldogs, who entered the tournament as the third seed from District 7-B, only trailed...


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