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Mariners battle Bitterroot teams Mariners battle Bitterroot teams

POLSON – On Wednesday, July 11, the Mission Valley Mariners hosted the Bitterroot Red Sox in a conference double header. In the opening game the Mariners fell 8-5. Izyk Gillingham led the team at the plate going 2-for-4 and an RBI. The Mariners struggled at the plate and on the mound as the Red Sox outscored the Mariners 18-1 in the night cap. Eric Dolence went 1-for-2 and had a double. On Saturday, the Mariners were on the road in Florence for a conference double header with the Bitterroot Bucs. The Bucs swept the Mariners 13-2 and 4-1. The Mariners hit the road Thursday to Hamilton for the Class A District Tournament which runs through Sunday.

Purple Wave takes 2nd place at softball tournament Purple Wave takes 2nd place at softball tournament

GREAT FALLS - The Polson Purple Wave, a 12U girls fast pitch softball team, took second overall at the at the Montana USA Junior Olympic State Softball Tournament June 8 in Great Falls. The Purple Wave was the only team to advance into the championship game undefeated. In Friday’s bracket action, th...

Dart throwers compete in local event Dart throwers compete in local event

RONAN – Dart throwers from all over Western Montana and the Mission Valley converged on the 3.2.5 Bar in Ronan last weekend to compete in the Darts on the REZ Tournament. Upon experiencing the excitement of a large tournament last fall in Kalispell, 3.2.5 Bar owner Mike Bartel was inspired to host h...

Arlee Rodeo catapults riders into the air Arlee Rodeo catapults riders into the air

ARLEE – Nothing says Fourth of July like whoopin’ it up at the legendary Arlee Rodeo. Since 1982, the Arlee Rodeo has been entertaining fans year after year with fast paced, high-energy rodeo action and this year’s show was no exception. “The weather was good and the stock bucke...

Ballers battle in Bigfork Ballers battle in Bigfork

BIGFORK – Bigfork got the ball rolling, or rather bouncing, on the valley’s 3-on-3 basketball season during the Battle in the Bay tournament, which was organized by Mission Valley 3-on-3. “We had a record turnout and it looks like a record number of fans too,” tournament organizer ...

Sports Shorts for July 11, 2018 Sports Shorts for July 11, 2018

Softball GREAT FALLS – The Purple Wave 12U girls softball team turned a five-game win streak into a spot in the championship game during the Montana USA Junior Olympic State Tournament in Great Falls this past weekend.   In 12U bracket play on Friday, the Purple Wave opened with a 10-3 win...

Mariners host Firecracker Tournament Mariners host Firecracker Tournament

POLSON – The American Legion Mission Valley Mariners baseball team hosted its annual Fourth of July Firecracker Tournament this past weekend at O’Malley Park.   The Mariners squared off in a four-team round-robin tournament featuring squads from Dillion, Missoula and Whitefish. Rain cance...

Polson FC U16 are State Cup Champs Polson FC U16 are State Cup Champs

KALISPELL – As soccer clubs from around the world gather in Russia vying for the coveted World Cup Championship, a group of Mission Valley soccer players are celebrating a championship of their own. Recently, the Polson FC U16 girls’ soccer team won the Championship in the Gold Division during...

Sports shorts for June 27, 2018 Sports shorts for June 27, 2018

Baseball On Sunday, Mission Valley Rockies hosted Helena and the Clark Fork Cougs. The game against Helena was initially schedule for Saturday but was cancelled due to rain. Helena defeated the Rockies 21-11 and in the second game against Clark Fork the Cougs outscored the Rockies 21-4. The Missio...

Local student qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

DENVER – Kyle Lund, an 8th grade student at Ronan Middle School, has earned a position on the Montana state/provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 24-30 to compete at the 14th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) i...

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