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Trio of Warriors earns divisional crowns in Deer Lodge

DEER LODGE — Three of the six Arlee Warriors making the trip to the state finals this weekend will be doing it as divisional champions. Two of the champions have unfinished business in Billings, and one will be going for the first time. The Warriors went 3-1 in the Western B-C Divisional final matches in Deer Lodge Saturday to help Arlee secure fourth place with 128 points, just 14 behind the divisional-winning Bluehawks. Cole Rice, the Warriors 140-pound junior, entered the tournament undefeated against his 140-pound divisional opponents and continued his dominance in the conference with three pins – two of which came in the first period – to capture his second stra...


Four Chiefs crowned divisional wrestling champions

POLSON — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for the Montana State Wrestling Championships with a strong showing at divisionals. The Chiefs placed second as a team with 180 points, behind first-place Polson at 232 and edging third-place Libby at 176.5. The Chiefs crowned four divisional champions and placed 1...


Petersen, Edwards grab divisional championships, Bulldogs take 3rd

DEER LODGE — The wrestling pedigree of the two Mission-Charlo Western B-C Divisional Champions couldn’t be more different. Jame Petersen, holder of the school’s single-season pin record, entered the divisional tournament in Deer Lodge undefeated in conference matches and a 29-2 overall r...


Divisional champs

POLSON — The Polson Pirates thrilled their hometown fans with a Northwestern A Divisional Wrestling Tournament championship last Saturday. Polson won the team championship, the Pirates' first divisional championship since 2007, and had four individual weight champions. The Pirates placed 16 wrestler...


Chiefs focus on final run at divisionals, state

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for this weekend’s divisional wrestling tournament with a pair of duals last week. After a 54-16 win in Whitefish Tuesday, Ronan lost an exciting 45-31 dual to visiting Polson on Saturday night. The win in Whitefish wasn’t as dominating as expected for t...


Warriors crank it up in final week, capture 2nd in Darby

DARBY — In the final week of the regular season, the Arlee Warriors served notice to the rest of the Western B-C teams that they shouldn’t be taken lightly at the divisional tournament this weekend. The Warriors placed seven wrestlers at the Darby Invitational Tournament Saturday to finished i...


Bulldogs finish in 8th place in Darby

DARBY — The Mission-Charlo Bulldogs will stumble into the Western B-C Divisional Tournament after stubbing their toes at the Darby Invitational Tournament Saturday. The Bulldogs only had one wrestler in the championships and only placed five wrestlers to finish in eighth place in the 10-team tournam...


Pirates win final wrestling dual over Chiefs 45-31

POLSON — The Polson Pirates finished off their dual wrestling schedule with a pair of conference wins last week, beating Columbia Falls 54-27 on Tuesday in Polson and winning an exciting dual in Ronan Friday night 45-31. Polson won four matches by pin over the Wildcats on Tuesday. Brock Picard, the ...


Lady Eagles stumble in 2 conference losses

PABLO — It was one step forward two steps back for the Lady Eagles last week. One week after pushing the District 14-C’s third-place team to the limit in a 48-46 loss to Noxon and then riding a career night from Jaylen Carpentier to a 65-54 comeback victory over the Lady Prospectors, with thei...


Lady Bulldogs show no bite from outside in loss to Eureka

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Lions packed the middle of the paint and challenged the Lady Bulldogs outside shooters to beat them – the Lady Bulldogs weren’t up to the challenge, only connected on 10 of 39 shots from the field in a 37-25 District 7-B loss in the Doghouse Saturday night. &ldquo...


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