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Lakers finish 4th at 2010 Splash Classic

An inexperienced Polson Laker team with little playing time together was able to come together to finish fourth at the 2010 Splash Classic. With a mixture of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders on the team and only four practices before the tournament, the fourth-place finish exceeded the expectations of their coach Tom Kenney, who said he was thrilled with how his team played and expects them to get better with each tournament. The U14 team will be in Great Falls this weekend. The Lakers went 2-1 in pool play to earn the second seed when bracket play started Sunday. The Lakers started Sunday by blanking the Ronan Outlaws 9-0. “That was our best game of the tournament. Even t...


Championship slips through their fingers

One uncharacteristic inning cost the Polson Purple Rain a chance at the 2010 Splash Classic Championship. In a tournament that is usually dominated by its host, the Polson U16 team was the only team wearing purple to make it to the championship game Sunday but watched any hope of claiming the first-place ...


Muddy trails

BOZEMAN — It started flat-out ugly but ended fairly pretty. The Montana State High School Rodeo Association’s state finals muddy, sometimes snowy, start in Bozeman, but the weather turned from spring to summer on Saturday for an almost normal finish. In the end, three members of the Mission Va...


Jumpstart to summer

The difference between the Mission Valley Mariners’ wins and losses at the Cloninger Classic American Legion Baseball Tournament at the Kindrick Legion Field in Helena Saturday and Sunday were night and day – or morning and afternoon. The Mariners went 2-2 at the tournament with both of their ...


Knight, Powell earn Wrangler Rookie awards

HAMILTON — Abby Knight and Will Powell led the younger Mission Valley rodeo athletes at last weekend’s Wrangler Division state rodeo finals in Hamilton June 4-5. Knight and Powell both earned Rookie Of The Year awards for their efforts throughout the rodeo season.  Powell and Barndon Y...


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 wea...


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...


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