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Pope busts loose for 30, leads Lady Vikings over Bluehawks

Charlo's Lady Vikings may not be there yet, but every week they're getting a little better. And that's just the way their coach likes it. Charlo head coach Bret Thompson said he's asked his team to focus on getting better with each game and his players are doing just that. The Lady Vikings put up two more victories on the board, improving to 12-2 with a 52-23 win in Arlee Friday night and a 54-41 road win over Class B Thompson Falls on Saturday. Stephanie Maughan led a balanced Charlo offense in Arlee Friday, scoring 16 points. Guard Deondra Brown executed well, scoring 10 points off set plays, and both Kinley Pope and Jaris Kelley chipped in eight and seven points, respectively. ...


Scarlets succumb to district's top teams

ARLEE — The Scarlets couldn’t stand up to the pressure of the district’s two best teams last week. The young Scarlet squad committed 26 turnovers in a 46-27 loss to the district-leading Savage Heat in Hot Springs Thursday and 25 turnovers in a 52-23 loss to the Charlo Lady Vikings in Arl...


Trio of Warriors earns divisional crowns in Deer Lodge

DEER LODGE — Three of the six Arlee Warriors making the trip to the state finals this weekend will be doing it as divisional champions. Two of the champions have unfinished business in Billings, and one will be going for the first time. The Warriors went 3-1 in the Western B-C Divisional final match...


Four Chiefs crowned divisional wrestling champions

POLSON — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for the Montana State Wrestling Championships with a strong showing at divisionals. The Chiefs placed second as a team with 180 points, behind first-place Polson at 232 and edging third-place Libby at 176.5. The Chiefs crowned four divisional champions and placed 1...


Petersen, Edwards grab divisional championships, Bulldogs take 3rd

DEER LODGE — The wrestling pedigree of the two Mission-Charlo Western B-C Divisional Champions couldn’t be more different. Jame Petersen, holder of the school’s single-season pin record, entered the divisional tournament in Deer Lodge undefeated in conference matches and a 29-2 overall r...


Divisional champs

POLSON — The Polson Pirates thrilled their hometown fans with a Northwestern A Divisional Wrestling Tournament championship last Saturday. Polson won the team championship, the Pirates' first divisional championship since 2007, and had four individual weight champions. The Pirates placed 16 wrestler...


Chiefs focus on final run at divisionals, state

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs tuned up for this weekend’s divisional wrestling tournament with a pair of duals last week. After a 54-16 win in Whitefish Tuesday, Ronan lost an exciting 45-31 dual to visiting Polson on Saturday night. The win in Whitefish wasn’t as dominating as expected for t...


Warriors crank it up in final week, capture 2nd in Darby

DARBY — In the final week of the regular season, the Arlee Warriors served notice to the rest of the Western B-C teams that they shouldn’t be taken lightly at the divisional tournament this weekend. The Warriors placed seven wrestlers at the Darby Invitational Tournament Saturday to finished i...


Bulldogs finish in 8th place in Darby

DARBY — The Mission-Charlo Bulldogs will stumble into the Western B-C Divisional Tournament after stubbing their toes at the Darby Invitational Tournament Saturday. The Bulldogs only had one wrestler in the championships and only placed five wrestlers to finish in eighth place in the 10-team tournam...


Pirates win final wrestling dual over Chiefs 45-31

POLSON — The Polson Pirates finished off their dual wrestling schedule with a pair of conference wins last week, beating Columbia Falls 54-27 on Tuesday in Polson and winning an exciting dual in Ronan Friday night 45-31. Polson won four matches by pin over the Wildcats on Tuesday. Brock Picard, the ...


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