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Chiefs break through with pair of victories, on four-game winning streak

RONAN — A little confidence can go a long way. At least the Ronan Chiefs are hoping it does. With a pair of wins last week, the Chiefs look to use that new, albeit short, string of victories as a springboard into the final weeks of the season. The Chiefs started off their winning streak with their first conference win of the season, a 60-56 victory at home over Whitefish on Thursday. After trailing 11-9 through the first quarter, the Chiefs kicked it in gear in the second quarter and took a 25-21 lead at the half. Ronan's press and fast breaks created a lot of transition opportunities and the Chiefs took advantage.  "We pressed the whole game ... that's our style. We ...

Pirates come oh-so-close to upsetting second-ranked Wildcats

POLSON — They had 'em. The Polson Pirates had the top-ranked Columbia Falls Wildcats right where they wanted them. But a couple of costly turnovers and a couple of missed scoring opportunities down the stretch changed all that. Polson had the defending state champs and current number two team in ...

Bulldogs stun Seeley-Swan with buzzer-beater in OT

ST. IGNATIUS — If the Mission Bulldogs were looking for a signature win this season, they can end the search. Challenged by his coach before the game to shoot the ball more, Mission senior Jorren Gies responded by scoring 24 points against Seeley-Swan Saturday night, including the game-winning baske...

Vikings swept by Warriors

ARLEE — The Charlo Vikings will have one more week to try to figure out the Arlee Warriors. After having a four-game win streak stopped by Thompson Falls in a 61-48 loss to the Bluehawks in Charlo Thursday, the Vikings tried to use their size-advantage and slow the game down against the Warriors in ...

Warriors sink the Vikings, clinch District 14-C

ARLEE — With their usually fast-paced, high-flying offense taking a night off, the Warriors turned to their defense to clinch the District 14-C regular season championship. With the Charlo Vikings trying to slow the game down and on a night where their shots weren’t falling for them, the Warri...

DeWit sisters prove to be pain in the paint for Lady Pirates

POLSON — It was the game of the week, the marquee matchup between the top two Northwestern A girls' basketball teams.  But it turned out to be not much of a contest. Instead, it was a lickin' that went the wrong way for Polson's Lady Pirates. The Columbia Falls Wildkats came to Polson last T...

Lady Bulldogs have victory over Seeley-Swan taken away from them

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs slowed down the highly-ranked Seeley-Swan offense and looked like they had pulled off an upset, only to have the victory snatched away from them in the final seconds. In St. Ignatius Saturday, after being outscored 12-1 by the Lady Blackhawks in the first quarter, th...

Maidens fall to Lady Loggers

RONAN —The Maidens couldn’t recover from a disastrous third quarter and fell to the Lady Loggers 44-20 at home Saturday. Just trailing 20-13 at halftime, the Maidens were outscored 19-3 in the third frame and went on to drop their fifth conference game in the row. “We just couldn&rsqu...

Pope busts loose for 30, leads Lady Vikings over Bluehawks

Charlo's Lady Vikings may not be there yet, but every week they're getting a little better. And that's just the way their coach likes it. Charlo head coach Bret Thompson said he's asked his team to focus on getting better with each game and his players are doing just that. The Lady Vikings put up two m...

Scarlets succumb to district's top teams

ARLEE — The Scarlets couldn’t stand up to the pressure of the district’s two best teams last week. The young Scarlet squad committed 26 turnovers in a 46-27 loss to the district-leading Savage Heat in Hot Springs Thursday and 25 turnovers in a 52-23 loss to the Charlo Lady Vikings in Arl...

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