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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 Blackhawks at Seeley Lake Friday, the Scarlets were back on the bus the next morning for the 115-mile trip to Noxon, where all the traveling caught up with them and they fell to the Lady Red Devils 45-16. “That was the best game of the year, even though we lost,” Bachmeier said of Friday’s game. “We played really good defense, solid defense. We ran through our off...

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...

Chiefs fall to top-ranked Wildcats

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs got a clear idea of where they want to be last weekend, but it was a tough lesson to learn. After a hard-fought 66-52 loss in Bigfork Thursday, the Chiefs returned home for a Friday night battle against Columbia Falls, the top-ranked Class A team in the state. And it didn't ...

Eagles silence Savage Heat for District 14-C victory

PABLO — Two Eagle River shut down Hot Springs in the final quarter to earn a 63-54 conference victory at home Saturday. After starting the week with a 94-65 blowout loss to Valley Christian, the Eagles were facing their third straight loss Saturday, but got hot in the fourth quarter, while the Savag...

Vikings’ D clamps down in 2 wins

ST. REGIS — The Charlo Vikings used a high pressure defense to get back on track, stopping a two-game losing streak by shutting down both of their opponents last week. The Vikings started the week with a 70-24 thrashing of the Prospectors in Philipsburg Thursday and finished the week with a 54-12 ro...

Bison blow past Bravehearts

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai College Bison got back to .500 with a 125-82 rout over the Oglala Lakota College Bravehearts at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Complex Saturday. The win pushed the Bison to 6-6 and was their second win in a row over a team they will face at the American Indian Higher...

Pirates shoot better, but one bucket short against Loggers

POLSON — It wasn't the best of weeks for the Polson Pirate basketball team. The Polson boys struggled in a 60-50 win that they really should have dominated in Eureka Tuesday, then lost an important conference game at home to Libby 41-40 on Saturday night. It's true that Eureka is a long road trip an...

Road warriors

NOXON — Even traveling 375 miles in two nights couldn’t slow down the Warriors. On a two-game road swing they had different players step up each night, to come away with a pair of victories and remain perfect on the year. In a 53-45 nonconference victory against Seeley-Swan Friday it was Kyle ...

Turning the tables

The Mission Bulldogs withstood a late 3-point barrage from the Thompson Falls Bluehawks to snare their first home win in nearly two years. After building a 20-point lead, the Bulldogs watched as Bluehawk Brandon Wakefield almost single-handedly erased three quarters of  their good work, connecting on...

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