Valley Journal
Valley Journal

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement
Obituary

Current Events

Special Sections

Latest Headlines

Sports

Maidens unite to turn program around

RONAN — With very few practices under her belt, the new Ronan coach Naomi Mock doesn’t really know what to expect from her team this season and she plans to keep it that way. “I have no long term expectations for them,” Mock said. “In the short term, I just want them to work hard and keep their intensity up. The rest will follow. They have to come ready to earn their spot.” Mock believes if the Maidens can ratchet up their intensity they have the pieces in place that could turn around the club that went winless last season. This turnaround may take some time, and Mock is hoping the team can keep together while it takes place “I’m hopi...


Lady Pirates eyeing another state run

POLSON — The Lady Pirates have earned a berth in the state tournament the past two years, and their coach sees no reason why they shouldn’t be playing in Bozeman in early November again this year. “No question about it,” Polson coach Jan Toth said when asked if the Lady Pirates sho...


Fisher repeats as Classic champion

RONAN — For the second year in a row, Michael Fisher cruised through the streets of Ronan to win the Mission Mountain Classic. Fisher, a Ronan graduate who ran cross-country for the University of Montana, finished the five-kilometer race in 16 minutes, six seconds. Fisher won last year’s race ...


On the mark

Step up to the line and make sure your feet are shoulders’ length apart, take a deep breath, load the arrow, pull back, make sure you’re steady, look at the target, release the arrow, keep your pose until the arrow hits the target and then do it all over again. The above checklist is Aspen Run...


Skaters gather at 2010 Skatejam

POLSON — At peak time at the 2010 Skatejam at the Polson Skatepark on July 31, 40 to 50 skaters swooped around the half pipe and ollied off the hip.  Mini-contests were held all day, such as a mini-half pipe and a game of Skate, like a game of Horse on skateboards, took center stage, according ...


Jam session

The 75 teams competing in the Pioneer Days 3-on-3 “Jam”boree were too swift to let a little rain ruin their day. As soon as Shocker Squad (men’s open), Give and Go (men’s 6’1” and under) and Desert Horse Rain (coed) won their championships at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to...


A long way from home...

Mariners have a long trip back home from Billings after only being able to push three runs across home plate in two losses at the state tournament. It was like somebody flipped a switch on the Mariners’ high-powered offense at the 2010 State A American Legion State Championship. As soon as the li...


Rodeo returns to Ronan for a thrill-packed 3 days

For most a little R&R means rest and relaxation, but for Ronan’s Rick Luchau it meant getting on a wild buffalo. Luchau, who was on 12-day leave from his Army post in the nation’s capital, was one of the six stupidest people in the world to end the three-day rodeo by trying to ride the wil...


Locked and loaded

A former Mariner legend is adding chapters to an already storied career as he continues to move up the college ranks. Eric Locke, a Mission Valley pitcher from 2004-2008, extended his pitching career by at least another two years by earning a scholarship to Bellevue University in Omaha, Neb. The southp...


Polson linebacker duo shine at Shrine game

BUTTE — An outgoing Pirate linebacker tandem made the most of their final game together. Polson graduates Joe Andrews and Brock Picard terrorized the East’s backfield to help the West storm back from an 18-0 deficit for a 34-18 victory in the 64th annual Montana East-West Shrine Game at the Bu...


Sponsored by: