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Bound and determined

The large crowd from Saturday that had filled the upper bleachers at the Ronan Event Center had dwindled down to a couple hundred and no longer drowned out the sounds of the game, but the Vikings made sure to silence any of the echoes of their past frustrations at the district tournament. The Vikings showed no let down after a 50-47 championship-game loss to Arlee Saturday and controlled Hot Springs – the team that ended their season last year – from the onset, cruising to a 62-43 victory in the District 14-C challenge game Monday night. With their third victory over the Savage Heat this season the Vikings will advance to the Western C Divisional Tournament for the first t...

Repeat performance

Trailing Charlo by 11 points with less than a minute and a half to play in the third quarter in the District 14-C championship game, none of the Warriors panicked – why should they, they’ve been there before. It was a new league and a new stadium, but the results were the same, as the Warriors...

Charlo football head coach announces resignation

CHARLO — Charlo football head coach Steve Love announced his resignation at the Feb. 15  Charlo School Board meeting. The announcement was met with great disappointment from the school board, staff and Superintendent Paul Jenkins. “I found Steve to be passionate, structured and dedicated,...

Bulldogs stumble into postseason

THOMPSON FALLS — Against Plains it was the first quarter, against Thompson Falls it was the second quarter, but in both cases one slow quarter cost the Bulldogs a chance at a conference victory. On Friday against the Horsemen in the Doghouse, the Bulldogs fell behind 16-6 after the first quarter and...

Vikings pick up a little steam before districts

CHARLO — The Charlo Vikings righted their ship heading into districts with an aggressive, shutdown defense, and they’ll have to continue playing that brand of defense if they plan on advancing to the divisional tournament. The Vikings stopped a two-game losing streak by holding the Philipsburg...

Warriors finish season perfect in conference

ARLEE — The Warriors wrapped up a perfect conference season in their inaugural year in District 14-C with a 72-39 walkover-victory against the Noxon Red Devils Saturday. In his final home game, Kody Morigeau led the Warriors with 21 points. Morigeau scored 17 points in the first meeting against the ...

Chiefs test Wildcats, sink Vikings in overtime

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs learned a lot about themselves last week in a split of two games. Ronan lost a closer-than-the-score-says game in Columbia Falls Friday night, dropping a 61-49 game to Class A’s second-ranked Wildcats. Then on Saturday at home, the Chiefs shook off some tired legs and ...

Defense leads to big wins for Pirates

POLSON — The Polson Pirates kept on winning big last week, posting a 90-56 win at home over Eureka and an even bigger 59-34 conference win in Libby on Saturday. Nine Pirates scored on their home-court against Eureka Thursday, led by Kyle Bagnell with 29 and Louis Mohr with 26. Mohr just missed a tri...

Scarlets stopped by cold shooting in pair of losses

ARLEE — The Scarlets will enter the District 14-C Tournament on a five-game losing streak after a pair of losses last week, but their coach isn’t too worried. “It’s not the best, but we’re OK, we just didn’t shoot well for some reason, but that’s the name of the g...

Lady Pirates stop Mee, but Libby shooters step up

It was a difficult road week for Polson’s Lady Pirates. Though they won 51-39 in Eureka Thursday, the one they really wanted to win was Saturday’s game in Libby. Unfortunately, the Lady Pirates lost to the Lady Loggers 53-46 to slip back to 4-2 in conference play. On Thursday, it started slow ...

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