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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 up the conference title and earning a first-round bye at state. The state Class A tournament will be hosted by Billings Central May 27-29. Polson leads the conference after beating every other team at least once and Whitefish twice. Now the battle is on between Whitefish (3-2), Libby (2-3), Columbia Falls (2-4) and Ronan (0-3) for the last two spots to qualify for state. The Lady Pi...


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...


Maidens suffer pair of extra-inning losses

RONAN — The Ronan Maidens let the perfect chance to get back in the Northwestern A conference race slip through their fingers Tuesday.  After fighting back to tie the Libby Lady Loggers in the eighth inning, the Maidens committed three errors in the ninth inning, leading to two Libby runs to gi...


Ahlborn takes silver at Loyola Invite

MISSOULA — The Mission tennis team was able to fit in a lot of tennis last week to get them ready for a postseason run. The Lady Bulldogs didn’t look too sharp in their final tuneups before the Western B/C Divisionals in Bigfork this weekend. After falling to Valley Christian 4-2, only the dou...


Young Polson tennis players focus on improvement, wins

POLSON — The Polson tennis team had it on cruise control last week, with the boys winning three duals and the girls notching four wins. “(It was a) real good week of tennis,” Polson head coach Bob Hislop said. “(The) girls’ singles players (only) lost one of 16 singles matche...


Peak performance

The Charlo Vikings are hitting their stride at the right time. In the week heading up to the District 14-C Track Meet, the Vikings backed up a strong performance at the Lake County Invitational by winning their first meet of the season. At the Seeley-Swan Invitational Saturday at the Missoula County Stadium,...


RSI’s Durglo wins 3 events, breaks school record at Lake County Invite

POLSON — Mission junior Adessa Durglo was a triple threat at the Lake County Invitational Thursday. Durglo swept the jumping events at the Polson Sports Complex to boost RSI to third place with 55 points.  Durglo jumped 15 feet, 3.5 inches to win the high jump, 33 feet, 5.5 inches in the tri...


Felsman jump starts Warriors at county meet

MISSOULA — The Warriors got a big boost with the return of Kyle Felsman. In his first meet since the 2008 state tournament, the senior won the high jump and triple jump and placed second in the long jump at the Lake County Invitational Thursday and then followed that up with a second-place finish in...


Polson girls are top Class A team at Archie Roe Invitational

After winning both team titles at the Lake County Meet on Thursday, the Polson girls’ and boys’ track squads turned right around and tested themselves against some of the bigger schools in the West at Saturday’s Archie Roe Invitational Track and Field Meet. The Archie Roe meet is large e...


Clean sweep

The Polson track team’s dominance over the rest of the competition in the county continued Thursday. The Pirates and Lady Pirates swept the Lake County Invitational at the Polson Sports Complex. With this year’s title, the Pirates have won all Lake County meets and the Lady Pirates all but one...


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