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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 hosted Class B Thompson Falls and made a big run in the second quarter to pull away for a 46-24 victory. On Thursday, Charlo struggled a bit on offense against Arlee in the first half, leading 5-2 after the first eight minutes before making a 17-6 run in the second quarter. Kinley Pope led the Charlo charge, sinking three straight buckets, followed by a three-pointer from Deondra Bro...


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...


Bulldogs take trio of duals in Ronan

RONAN — The Mission-Charlo Bulldogs picked up three team wins and had some of their younger wrestlers make big gains at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan Friday and Saturday. “I think we improved individually and team-wise,” Mission coach Lyle Cronk said. “We kind of caught fire a...


Pirates earn thrilling 36-35 wrestling dual win over Loggers

POLSON — The Polson Pirate wrestling squad launched off a thrilling 36-35 dual victory over the Libby Loggers Thursday night and into a slate full of wrestling matches at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan on Friday and Saturday. The Pirates started out their Thursday dual against the Loggers with a...


Four Chiefs go undefeated at Western Montana Duals

RONAN — The Chiefs capped a busy weekend of wrestling with a 42-39 dual victory over Libby Saturday evening to claim fifth place in the Western Montana Duals. Ronan hosted the two-day tournament in the Ronan Event Center, which kept six mats full of wrestling duals, including a fair amount of exhibitio...


Chiefs pin six, but fall to Pirates

POLSON — The Ronan Chiefs had a good run to open their Saturday dual in Polson, but came up just short to the Pirates. Polson won the dual 46-39, despite Ronan's strong start.  Shelby Grant opened the dual with a win by pin at 130 pounds to start a six-match run by Ronan, which won five of t...


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