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High school and Wrangler athletes compete at Butte Rodeo

BUTTE — Local cowboys and cowgirls got back into high school rodeo competition last weekend at the Butte High School Rodeo. The two-day event included full rodeos on Saturday and Sunday, along with a full state of Montana Wrangler Division Rodeo Association competition. On Saturday, Jaylynn Garrison earned sixth in pole bending with a run of 22.89 seconds, followed by Kelsie Blevins in seventh at 22.90. Garrison also finished sixth in barrel racing at 18.67, while Becky Jo Dumont clocked a run of 18.70 to place seventh. Cody Sheridan and Colt Nagy paired up to place fifth out of 22 teams in team roping, with a run of 21.50. On Sunday, Nichele Marmon and Dustin Stephens won th...

Lady Pirates win five, narrowly drop one to Maroons

The undefeated season may be out of consideration, but Polson's Lady Pirate softball team sent a strong message that it remains a contender. Polson won all but one of its games during a busy week of softball, going 5-1 from Tuesday through Saturday. The Lady Pirates beat Ronan 9-1 on Tuesday then beat Whi...

Errors, cold hitting cost Maidens in rivalry game

POLSON — It was the same old song and dance for the Maidens in Polson Tuesday, April 20. Silent bats and defensive miscues, something that have plagued the young Ronan squad during a four-game skid, reared their ugly heads again in a 9-1 loss to the Lady Pirates. The Maidens were limited to only ...

Lady Bulldogs breakout in Deer Lodge

DEER LODGE — The Lady Bulldogs saved their best for last against the Lady Wardens in Deer Lodge Friday. Arlee freshman Mahalia Hendren sparked a five-run seventh inning to blow open a close game in a 9-3 conference victory. Lady Bulldog ace Kyla Olson struck out 11 and only allowed one hit to pick u...

RSI girls set new standards in Libby

LIBBY — The RSI girls had a record-breaking day in Libby Saturday. The 400-meter relay team of Mackenzie Trudeau, Christina Williams, LaGlen Mitchell and Adessa Durglo broke a 21-year- old school record to place fifth in the race and Durglo and Jenny Larsson tied a St. Ignatius record to finish one-...

Two Eagle high jumper soars at Seeley-Swan invite

The Two Eagle River high jumper has his sights on reaching new heights for the school. Drew Payne, a Two Eagle sophomore, jumped 5 feet, 8 inches at the Missoula County Stadium Saturday to finish in fourth place at the Seeley-Swan Invitational, which featured more than 20 teams. With a jump that high, ...

Vikings flex muscles at Seeley-Swan Invite, finish 4th

MISSOULA — A strong Charlo Viking team got a little stronger last weekend Joining the team for the first time this season, Viking senior Cody Nitschke finished in third in the 110-meter hurdles, fifth in the 300-meters hurdles and ran a leg on the first-place 400-meter relay team to help the Vikings...

Carver slices through competition in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS — The Scarlets and Warrior excelled on the small stage at the Dave Tripp Memorial Track Meet in Hot Springs Thursday. The Scarlets scored 67 points to finish in third place and the Warriors scored 62 points to finish in fourth place – the highest placing for both of them this seaso...

Lady Pirates breeze to win in Libby, Cross wins boys' 400 but robbed of title

The Polson track team jammed in three track meets over the last week, stretching their legs and putting up some great marks.  Polson competed in a triangular at Big Sky High in Missoula on Tuesday, April 20, then traveled to Libby on for an invitational on Saturday before sending a large squad to the...

Forged by fire: Young Ronan girls earn first tennis dual win

RONAN — The Ronan tennis team got plenty of competition in last week as they continued to develop both their court skills and experience. Ronan hosted duals Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then travelled to Columbia Falls on Monday. Ronan picked up just one dual win — the girls beat Eureka 4-3 ...

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