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Spring high school rodeo kicks off in Eureka

EUREKA — The Mission Valley High School Rodeo Club kicked off the spring rodeo season with some great weather and solid performances in Eureka last weekend. On Saturday, Nichele Marmon won the team roping event with her partner, clocking a time of 12.90 seconds. Emily Schall won the barrel racing event with a time of 15.65. Cody Sheridan placed second in calf roping with a time of 24.43, while Rebecca Lake took third in pole bending with a run of 24.10, narrowly edging teammate Schall, who clocked a 24.11 for fourth place. Sheridan also teamed up with Colt Nagy to place second in team roping with a run of 13.15 seconds. In Sunday's rodeo, Sheridan won the calf roping in 12.36...

Pirate track gets started early at Corvallis meet

Early track season usually includes a little snow, but the tropical climate of the Bitterroot was just right last Saturday.  The Polson track team opened the season at last weekend's Gene Hughes Invitational track meet in Corvallis, enjoying partly sunny skies and 55-degree weather. The meet was host...

Mission Mountain Classic

PABLO — The valley’s best were given one more chance this season to suit up and lace up their basketball sneakers to play the game they love at the 15th annual Mission Mountain Classic Saturday night.  Players from Arlee, Mission, Charlo, Ronan, Polson, Bigfork, Hot Springs and Plains wer...

Rising stars

COLUMBIA FALLS — It’s said winning programs don’t rebuild, they just reload. If that’s the case, after last weekend’s Western Montana Little Guy Wrestling Championship, the area’s high school teams should be good for years to come. Six local Little Guy Wrestlers walked ...


The Salish Kootenai College Lady Bison kept their feet on the pedal through the entire American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Championships and outran the rest of the competition to capture their second national title in a row and their third in the last four years. After being ch...


When all the chips were on the table the Bison were at their best. The Salish Kootenai College Bison outlasted Northwest Indian College, who had beat them three times in the regular season, in a 109-103 epic championship battle at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Champio...

Eighteen local Little Guy Wrestlers march into state with championships

HAMILTON — Eighteen local wrestlers earned championships at the Little Guy Inter-Valley Wrestling Tournament in Hamilton Saturday. Ronan did most of their damage in the younger divisions of the tournament, collecting six of their seven championship in the beginning and novice divisions. The Chiefs e...

Little Guy Wrestlers begin postseason

POLSON — The Little Guy wrestlers cranked up the intensity last weekend with many of the them facing the prospect of their season being cut short. More than 400 wrestlers from six clubs descended on Polson's Linderman Gymnasium Friday night and Saturday afternoon for the Unit Four Tournament, which ...

Local powerlifters shine at Missoula meet

MISSOULA — Young and old powerlifters from the area were able to take home first-place trophies at the World Association of  Benchers and Deadlifters Montana Championships at Ruby’s Inn in Missoula March 6. Arlee 10-year-old Naomi Plant benched 55 pounds for not only first place in her ag...

Bison prepare for title defense

Officially, the Salish Kootenai College Bison will enter the American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Basketball Championships on a four-game losing streak. But it’s a win that won’t show up in the record books that has calmed their coach’s nerves as they prepare for their title...

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