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Picard repeats as champ, Feistner earns his first title at Jug Beck

MISSOULA — The Polson Pirates came back from Missoula with two champions.  Brock Picard repeated as a Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic champion and freshman Craig Feistner earned his first title. The pair led Polson to an 11th-place finish among 28 teams, including some of the best wrestling teams in Montana, Washington and Idaho. Picard won the 171-pound title with yet another close win over rival Kyle Sweedman of Libby, earning a 5-2 decision.  "Brock just wrestled real steady. I think he's got his goals in site," Polson head coach Bob Owen commented. "He was maybe a little conservative in the finals. Brock even agreed. When he came off the mat he said 'I've gotta ...


Warrior’s Rice reigns in Choteau, Rubel takes 5th

CHOTEAU — With most the Class B-C teams competing at the Choteau Classic, the two-day tournament is a preview of what’s to come at the state tournament – if that’s the case, expect big things from Warrior 140-pounder Cole Rice in Billings this year. The Arlee junior cruised through...


Toby Cheff, Cameron Neiss earn Rocky Mountain Classic titles

RONAN — The Chiefs wrestling team won a pair of conference duals last week, then tested themselves at one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the state.  Ronan earned a 43-31 dual win over Columbia Falls Tuesday night at home. The Chiefs won six matches by pin and one by major decision to r...


Lady Eagles drop 2 at home

PABLO — Two Eagle River hung right with Valley Christian for three quarters, but ran out of steam in the final quarter in a 71-33 loss at home Thursday. In a tough and physical game, Two Eagle River coach Mark Shackelford said his team played their best three quarters of the year and went into the f...


Lady Bison’s use outside shot to surge past Lady Bravehearts

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai College Lady Bison got hot from long range in the second half to help them recover from a slow start in a 75-64 victory over Oglala Lakota College. Saturday at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Complex, the Lady Bison only led the Bravehearts 28-25 at halftime, but drai...


Maidens sunk by slow start in Bigfork

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Maidens started to find their offensive rhythm last week, but still came out on the wrong end in a pair of games. After getting off to a slow start against the Vals, the Maidens fought back to pull within nine points before falling 52-36 in Bigfork. The Maidens were overmatched ...


Lady Pirates' defense smothers Lady Loggers

POLSON — The Lady Pirates took the battle to the paint and came up with a pair of hoops wins last week. Post Riley Kenney and forward Nicole Davey led Polson's attack of the rack in victories in Eureka (52-45) and at home against Libby (49-38).  After a 10-10 start in Eureka Thursday, Polson...


Scarlets scuffle on long road trip

NOXON — The Scarlets played their best game of the season and one of their worst games of the season on a two-game road trip last week, but came up with losses in both. After playing what their coach Richard Bachmeier called their best game of the season in a 42-32 nonconference loss to the Lady Bla...


Lady Bulldogs trounce Trotters, blow lead to Lady Bluehawks

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs spread out their scoring to claim a 40-26 District 7-B victory over the Trotters in Plains Friday. Ashley Courville led the balanced Lady Bulldog attack, which saw nine players finish on the scoring sheet. Courville finished with nine points on 4 of 14 shooting. It w...


Lady Vikings improve to 9-1 with wins over P-burg, St. Regis

PHILIPSBURG — They started out a bit close, but both of the Charlo Lady Vikings' games last week ended up cruisers for the girls in purple. Charlo struggled to find its defensive groove early in Philipsburg Thursday, but got it figured out and pulled away in the second half for a 55-36 win. Charlo l...


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