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On the rise

With the regular season winding down, the Charlo Vikings let their intentions be known for the postseason with a pair of statement victories on the road last week. Friday, the Vikings’ big men pushed their weight around in a 61-50 domineering victory over Two Eagle River, pulling down twice as many rebounds as the Eagles and scoring 28 points in the paint. Saturday in Hot Springs, it was the guards doing the damage to the Savage Heat, combining for 36 points in a 53-48 victory.  With the pair of conference victories in hostile territory, the Vikings completed the regular season sweep of both teams, moved pass the Red Devils for second place in District 14-C and made it clea...

Chiefs have off week on mats, but go 5-1

LEWISTOWN — The Ronan Chiefs went 5-1 in wrestling duals last week, but it was a week they’d like to have over. Although they won a dual in Columbia Falls 45-39 and went 4-1 in duals at the Central A Duals in Lewistown Friday and Saturday, the Chiefs didn’t look their best, according to ...

Rice, Lefler leave Thompson Falls with championships

THOMPSON FALLS — Two Warrior grapplers captured gold at the Ted Kato Memorial Tournament to help Arlee place fourth in the 13-team field. Warrior 140-pounder Cole Rice won his fifth championship in six tries this season in dominant fashion, pinning all his opponents, and Logan Lefler made his presen...

Bulldogs use strong start to snare silver at Ted Kato

THOMPSON FALLS — Fueled by strong opening rounds and three silver medalist, the Mission-Charlo Bulldogs finished in second place at the Ted Kato Memorial Tournament. While finishing second at a 13-team tournament is no small feat, the Bulldog grapplers must have left Thompson Falls Saturday thinking...

Pirate wrestlers sweep Dogs, beat Blue Devils

POLSON — The Polson Pirates stayed busy with four duals last week, winning three and getting edged in one other. Polson earned two dual wins over Whitefish, on the road Tuesday and in Polson on Friday. The Pirates won the first dual 78-3 by winning eight matches by pin and five by forfeit. Polson to...

Warriors hit speed bump in Lincoln

LINCOLN — If the Warriors thought getting back to the divisional tournament was going to be easy, they got a wake-up call in Lincoln Saturday. One night after the Warriors cruised to their 11th win in 11 tries, the Lynx hit two free throws in the final seconds to hand Arlee a 50-48 defeat, their fir...

Chiefs earn second win of the season

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs scored a pair of 48s at home last week, with one serving up their second win of the season. Ronan fell behind early on Thursday against Class AA Big Sky, trailing 18-8 after the first eight minutes. But the Chiefs hung in there and fought back in spurts over the final three ...

Vikings control paint to rout Red Devils

CHARLO — Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice, shame on me. After being torched by the outside shot in a loss to the Red Devils in Noxon, the Vikings were determined to guard the 3-point line and let the Red Devils do all their damage inside — an area of the court the Vikings completely d...

Bulldogs can’t keep pace with Chiefs

RONAN — The Bulldogs came into Ronan limping and couldn’t keep up with the speedy Chiefs in a 48-28 runaway Ronan victory Saturday. “We’re not healthy. We had three guys that couldn’t start,” Mission coach Lloyd Phillips said. “We had two nights this week where we...

Bagnell's offense, defense lead Pirates in fourth-quarter charge over Dogs

POLSON — There are always lessons to be learned after a bad loss. The Polson Pirates seemed to have learned well from their's. After playing the Flathead Braves close through three quarters last Tuesday night — and despite not shooting very well — the Pirates' wheels came off defensively...

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