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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 Butte this weekend to finish fourth.  Polson manager Scott Renalt said his team started hitting at the Frenchtown tournament, but more importantly, they gained the confidence that they could play with any team.  “The girls really came together at the Frenchtown tournament and that carried over this week...They never gave up and they expected to win every time they stepp...


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...


Firecracker runners and walkers finish with a bang

 POLSON — Just as the Polson Fourth of July Parade was getting started, runners and walkers finished the 2nd Annual Firecracker 1776 Run or Walk in front of The First Resort on Main Street. The 1.1 mile run/walk started at 11:40 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center with the entire course on Main S...


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