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Vikings start year with 2-game skid

THOMPSON FALLS — 2010 got off to a rough start for the Charlo Vikings. After turning the ball over nearly 30 times in a 63-46 conference loss to Arlee at home Thursday, the Vikings faltered down the stretch in a 54-47 loss to the Bluehawks in Thompson Falls Friday. Against Arlee Thursday, the Vikings turned the ball over 27 times and only hit on half their free throws as they watched their rivals run away with their second win over them this season. “We turned the ball over too much. We turned the ball over way too much to beat a good team,” Charlo coach Mike Brown said. “I don’t know if there is a mental block there or what, but we just played carelessly...


Anemic stretches sink Chiefs in pair of losses

RONAN — A couple of anemic quarters led to a pair of conference losses for the Ronan Chiefs last week.  Ronan dropped a 54-45 game at home to Polson Tuesday, then lost 55-39 in Libby on Saturday. Both losses were keyed by offensive lapses that let the other team make crucial runs. Polson use...


Pirates' defense confounds Chiefs in 54-45 win

POLSON — The Polson Pirates split a pair of games last week, but won the one that counted the most. Polson picked up a conference win to improve to 2-0 in league play by topping Ronan 54-45 last Tuesday on the road. But the Pirates' defense struggled against Class AA Glacier Saturday night in Polson...


Lady Eagles come through in clutch in first victory

PABLO — When it mattered the most, the Lady Eagles pulled it together to pick up their first win of the season. Trailing Lincoln for most of the game Saturday, Two Eagle River didn’t take their first lead until late in the fourth quarter and then hit key free throws down the stretch to hold on...


Consistent defense, timely offense keys Lady Viking wins

CHARLO — They're still not where they want to be, but the Charlo Lady Vikings were plenty good enough to post two more wins last week and improve to 7-1. After a slow start, Charlo kicked its offense into gear to cruise to a 46-14 conference win over Arlee Thursday night. On Friday, the Lady Vikings...


Maidens drop pair of Northwestern A games

LIBBY — The Maidens failed to capitalize on any momentum from their first win of the season and dropped a pair of conference games last week. The Ronan Maidens couldn’t match up with the athleticism of the Lady Pirates and fell to Polson 65-26 at home Tuesday. Saturday it was the size of the L...


Lady Bulldogs bully Lady Trojans in 43-16 conference victory

ST. IGNATIUS — After a 41-23 uninspiring loss to the Lady Red Devils in Noxon to start the week, the Lady Bulldogs flat got after the Lady Trojans to pick up their first conference win of the season. At home Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs were ferocious on defense, not allowing a Lady Trojan to bring t...


Scarlets fall to district powerhouses

ARLEE — The Arlee Scarlets turned the ball over too many times and didn’t shoot well enough to beat the two toughest teams in District 14-C last week. In the Scarlets 46-14 loss to the Lady Vikings in Charlo Thursday and their 41-29 loss to the Savage Heat at home Saturday they turned the ball...


Early pressure sets up 51-26 Lady Pirate win over Maidens

POLSON — The Lady Pirates are still trying to gel after returning from the holiday break, but they picked up a conference win last week and tested themselves against a good Class AA squad. Polson put up 34 points in the first half to take control early in a 51-26 win in Ronan last Tuesday night, the...


Warriors defeat Darby, Hamilton at Western Montana Duals

RONAN — The Arlee Warriors picked up two wins to finish in 10th place at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan Friday and Saturday. The Warriors, who finished 2-4 over the weekend, beat Western B-C’s Darby 46-26 Friday with wins by Austin Rubel, Cole Rice, Al Plant and Bryce Norling. Spurred on b...


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