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Pirate track gets started early at Corvallis meet

Early track season usually includes a little snow, but the tropical climate of the Bitterroot was just right last Saturday.  The Polson track team opened the season at last weekend's Gene Hughes Invitational track meet in Corvallis, enjoying partly sunny skies and 55-degree weather. The meet was hosted in Corvallis by Hamilton.  "We used to go to this meet every year but haven't in some time," Polson head coach Bob Gunderson explained. Gunderson, who is entering his 34th year of coach Pirate track, said the meet was moved to Corvallis to take advantage of the school's new all-weather track. "We will probably go back to making this an annual event. The weather was great. We h...


Mission Mountain Classic

PABLO — The valley’s best were given one more chance this season to suit up and lace up their basketball sneakers to play the game they love at the 15th annual Mission Mountain Classic Saturday night.  Players from Arlee, Mission, Charlo, Ronan, Polson, Bigfork, Hot Springs and Plains wer...


Rising stars

COLUMBIA FALLS — It’s said winning programs don’t rebuild, they just reload. If that’s the case, after last weekend’s Western Montana Little Guy Wrestling Championship, the area’s high school teams should be good for years to come. Six local Little Guy Wrestlers walked ...


Back-2-Back

The Salish Kootenai College Lady Bison kept their feet on the pedal through the entire American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Championships and outran the rest of the competition to capture their second national title in a row and their third in the last four years. After being ch...


Back-2-Back

When all the chips were on the table the Bison were at their best. The Salish Kootenai College Bison outlasted Northwest Indian College, who had beat them three times in the regular season, in a 109-103 epic championship battle at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Champio...


Eighteen local Little Guy Wrestlers march into state with championships

HAMILTON — Eighteen local wrestlers earned championships at the Little Guy Inter-Valley Wrestling Tournament in Hamilton Saturday. Ronan did most of their damage in the younger divisions of the tournament, collecting six of their seven championship in the beginning and novice divisions. The Chiefs e...


Little Guy Wrestlers begin postseason

POLSON — The Little Guy wrestlers cranked up the intensity last weekend with many of the them facing the prospect of their season being cut short. More than 400 wrestlers from six clubs descended on Polson's Linderman Gymnasium Friday night and Saturday afternoon for the Unit Four Tournament, which ...


Local powerlifters shine at Missoula meet

MISSOULA — Young and old powerlifters from the area were able to take home first-place trophies at the World Association of  Benchers and Deadlifters Montana Championships at Ruby’s Inn in Missoula March 6. Arlee 10-year-old Naomi Plant benched 55 pounds for not only first place in her ag...


Bison prepare for title defense

Officially, the Salish Kootenai College Bison will enter the American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Championships on a four-game losing streak. But it’s a win that won’t show up in the record books that has calmed their coach’s nerves as they prepare for their title...


Lady Bison charge into championship with a 13-game win streak

Lady Bison coach Juan Perez sat inside his office at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center Thursday afternoon flipping through the pages of UConn coach Geno Auriemma’s biography searching for a couple of hints to help prepare his team for their American Indian Higher Education Consortium National ...


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