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Four Chiefs go undefeated at Western Montana Duals

RONAN — The Chiefs capped a busy weekend of wrestling with a 42-39 dual victory over Libby Saturday evening to claim fifth place in the Western Montana Duals. Ronan hosted the two-day tournament in the Ronan Event Center, which kept six mats full of wrestling duals, including a fair amount of exhibition matches. Corvallis won the tournament with a 51-25 championship dual win over Frenchtown. Columbia Falls was third, beating Glacier JV 39-36.  Ronan opened the tournament with a pair of dual wins over Darby (72-12) and Arlee (59-20). Ronan won all of eight of the contested matches against Darby, giving up just 12 points on forfeits. "Against Darby we went started out on f...


Chiefs pin six, but fall to Pirates

POLSON — The Ronan Chiefs had a good run to open their Saturday dual in Polson, but came up just short to the Pirates. Polson won the dual 46-39, despite Ronan's strong start.  Shelby Grant opened the dual with a win by pin at 130 pounds to start a six-match run by Ronan, which won five of t...


Young Pirates key Polson in 46-39 wrestling dual win over Ronan

POLSON — The Polson won a pin-fest last Saturday night over valley-rival Ronan, edging the Chiefs 46-39 in a hard-fought wrestling dual. But it didn't start out all that well for the Pirates.  The dual started at 130 pounds and Ronan wrestlers rattled off six straight match wins, five of the...


Petersen leads Bulldogs at Mission Mountain Classic

ST. IGNATIUS — Mission-Charlo’s 145-pounder Jame Petersen held the banner for the Bulldogs at their tournament Saturday. Petersen pinned all four of his opponents at the Mission Mountain Classic and was the only Bulldog to win a championship at the 11-team tournament. After pinning Arlee&rs...


Warriors place 5th at Mission Mountain Classic

ST. IGNATIUS — The Warriors worked out the kinks from a long Christmas break at the Mission Mountain Classic in St. Ignatius Saturday. Warrior freshman Austin Rubel was the highest finisher for Arlee, finishing in second place in the 105-pound class, after being pinned by Frenchtown’s Glenn He...


Chiefs still searching for consistent offense

WHITEFISH — It wasn't the kind of return from the Christmas break the Ronan Chiefs wanted as they lost badly in Whitefish last Saturday. The Chiefs fell behind quickly 17-4 in the first quarter and had to try to scramble the rest of the night. But the Bulldogs didn't let them get very far, making an...


Pirates win shootout over Yellowjackets 75-70

STEVENSVILLE — There were a lot of sore necks in the stands Saturday night after the Polson Pirates came down to the Bitterroot to take on the Stevensville Yellowjackets. Fans had to keep their head on a swivel all night as two run-and-gun basketball teams did just that for 32 minutes of play. Stevi...


Warriors trounce Bobcats to remain undefeated

ARLEE — The Warriors showed no rust from a long layoff, easily taking care of the Superior Bobcats 80-40 at home Saturday in their first game back from the Christmas break. Using their pressure defense to fuel their fast break, the Warriors jumped out to a 19-9 first quarter lead and never looked ba...


Runners go the distance in memory of Linda Decker

RONAN — So many circles, so little time. A group of dedicated runners decided to end the year by running a whole bunch of circles — 288 of them, actually.  The 13 runners teamed up in a marathon relay at the Ronan Middle School running track to raise more than $1,000 that will benefit ...


Lady Pirates out of sync in 52-47 loss at Stevi

STEVENSVILLE — The Christmas break took its toll on Polson's Lady Pirate basketball team and it showed in a close-but-no-cigar 52-47 in Stevensville Saturday afternoon. Just when they needed it most, the Lady Pirates were missing forward Nicole Davey, who was not yet back from visiting family, and m...


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