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Runners compete in Torch Run

More than 100 athletes raced in the Torch Scholarship Run Sunday morning in Polson. The racers for the half-marathon portion of the event arrived a little before 8 a.m., while the 5-kilometer runners snatched another hour of sleep and arrived at the starting line a little before 9 a.m.  The brisk weather kept the energized runners stretching and moving to keep warm. Most runners dressed in layers and stripped to their essential running attire only a minute or two before the start of the race on 9th Avenue East.  Runners in both the half-marathon and the 5K races struggled up some grueling hills, straining their lungs and stretching their endurance. Perhaps the most astonishi...


Local athletes compete in district rodeo

DRUMMOND — Area high school cowboys and cowgirls geared up for end of the spring high school rodeo season by competing in last weekend’s District 5 High School Rodeo, held in Drummond. It was the final chance for rodeo athletes to qualify for next week’s Montana High School Rodeo Associatio...


Trophy girls

The Polson girls’ tennis team brought home the hardware from a hard-fought state tennis tournament in Billings last week.  Battling through tough competition, inclement weather that forced the second day of play indoors, and some rough court conditions that included grass growing in cracks on t...


Ending on a high note

Warrior senior Kyle Felsman made sure that Arlee didn’t go home empty handed from the Montana Class C Track and Field Championship in Great Falls Saturday. In his final event at the two-day meet, Felsman cleared 5 feet, 10 inches to place fourth in the high jump and win Arlee’s only medal at M...


Triple threat

LAUREL — Like they have been doing all season, RSI’s Adessa Durglo and Jordan Franklin showed their younger teammates how it’s done at the Montana Class A Track and Field Championship. Durglo, a Mission junior, wrapped up an impressive season in which she won the divisional triple jump t...


Bringing home the hardware

The Charlo Vikings put an exclamation point on their most successful season in more than a decade with a second-place finish at the state tournament. On a rain-soaked Memorial Field in Great Falls Friday and Saturday, the Vikings used two dominant wins in the relays and senior Cody Nitschke’s record...


Team effort

Judged individually, they performed pretty darned well. But as a team they were head and shoulders above the rest.  Marking a season that just got better and better as the weeks went by, Polson’s Lady Pirates ended the track and field season with a stellar team performance that earned them a st...


Lady Pirates shrug off weather, battle through shortened tournament for fifth state softball crown

The Polson Lady Pirates softball team went over to Billings a young, talented squad that was dominant most of the season, but looked out of sync in losing two out of its three final regular season games. However, they came back champions, proving themselves on the state’s biggest, most grueling softbal...


Rodeo athletes spend the weekend in the Bitterroot

The Mission Valley High School Rodeo Club members competed in the Darby Rodeo last weekend, the final rodeo before this weekend’s District 5 rodeo in Drummond. Michaela Blevins had a good weekend of cutting, including a first-place run in Shelby. She also took sixth in pole bending in Darby on Satur...


Eight Arlee athletes advance to final meet

MISSOULA — Two Arlee athletes were given a two-day trip to Great Falls for a birthday present. Arlee sophomore twins Sam and Becca Nelson both placed in the top five in the javelin at the Western C Divisional Track Meet at the Missoula County Stadium Friday and Saturday and earned a berth to the sta...


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