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Charlo runs away with District 14-C title

POLSON — The Charlo track team showed no chinks in their armor in their title defense of their long tenure as District 14-C champions at the Polson Sports Complex Thursday. In claiming their eighth straight district championship, the Vikings won 11 events and racked up 247 points to outdistance the second-place Warriors by 154 points and the Lady Vikings won 13 events to score 219 points and run away from the Scarlets, who finished in second with 112 points.  Charlo coach Bret Thompson said his biggest fear at a district tournament is that there is a let down and he loses some athletes for the divisional tournament. He didn’t see this let down Thursday, with many of h...


Polson tennis team heads to divisionals following solid finish to regular season

POLSON — The Polson tennis tuned up its game with three very good dual performances last week, preparing for this week’s Northwestern A Divisional tournament in Kalispell. The Polson girls swept two duals over Ronan and Whitefish on Tuesday and Thursday, and gave up just one match in a 6-1 win...


Ronan tennis squad gets taste of divisional tournament competition

RONAN — Despite a lot of hard work, the young Ronan tennis team struggled against some of the better teams in the west last week. Ronan’s boys’ and girls’ squads dropped duals against Polson on Tuesday, Corvallis on Tuesday and Whitefish on Saturday. Ronan won just two matches over...


Bowers, Hiatt team up to take bronze at divisionals

BIGFORK — The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs ended the regular season on opposite notes. While the Lady Bulldogs were scuffling at the Western B-C Divisional in Bigfork with only their number one doubles earning a spot at the state tournament this weekend, the Bulldogs were running away with Best of the...


Maidens come up a run short against Whitefish

BUTTE — The Maidens lost another close came after their last-at-bat rally fell one run short against Whitefish in Butte Saturday. In the makeup game against the Lady Bulldogs, the Maidens were trying to erase a four-run deficit in the seventh, but their rally was cut short, when Payge Delaurenti was...


Lady Bulldogs eliminate Eureka from playoff picture

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs used a 10-0 divisional ticket-punching victory over Eureka to erase a nightmarish end to the regular season. At home Monday, the Lady Bulldogs looked like a different team than the one that closed the season being shutout by Thompson Falls and committing 13 errors ag...


Lady Pirates go 4-1 at preview of next week’s state softball tournament

Three days, five softball games. It was the ultimate road test for the Lady Pirates softball team, one that gave the Polson squad a peek at what the state tournament will look like.  And with the exception of a narrow 2-0 loss on Friday and a few too many errors, the Lady Pirates earned themselves fa...


Big Sandy is the Big Muddy for rodeo

Members of the Mission Valley High School Rodeo Club competed in two different rodeos last weekend, spreading themselves between Ennis and Big Sandy.  And the weather was a bit less than cooperative. In Big Sandy, the arena was a foot deep with mud. On Saturday, Will Powell and Abby Knight teamed ...


Lady Pirates lock up league softball title with 7-1 road win over the Wildkats

POLSON — With two weeks to go before the state Class A softball tournament, Polson’s Lady Pirates punched their ticket to the big dance a little early.  The Lady Pirates improved to 5-0 in Northwestern A conference play by earning a 7-1 win in Columbia Falls last Friday evening, locking u...


Lady Bulldogs take care of Troy, Deer Lodge

ST. IGNATIUS — Heading into the final week of the season, the Lady Bulldogs continue to separate themselves from the weaker teams in the Western B-C Division, but can’t join the ranks of the elite teams in the conference. Last week, the Lady Bulldogs recovered from a 10-3 loss to Loyola by dou...


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