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Local goalie a state champion Local goalie a state champion

HAVRE — Playing in the Montana Amateur Hockey Association 19U State Championship hosted at the Havre Ice Dome, Flathead Lady Fusion goalie Summer Newman, a Polson High School freshman, posted 24 saves on 26 shots on goal, helping her team to a 3-2 overtime championship victory over the Bozeman Lady Ice Dogs on Feb. 27. The Flathead Fusion is a high school hockey team that combines players from around Northwestern Montana and plays in the Montana Amateur Hockey Association. In the opening round of the tournament, Newman recorded 24 saves as the Lady Fusion nabbed a 5-2 win over the Glasgow Ice Dawgs.  Against the Havre Ice Hawks, Newman allowed three goals and made 16 sav...


Pirates nab divisional trophy, state bracket spot Pirates nab divisional trophy, state bracket spot

HAMILTON — Colton Graham scored a game-high 19 points leading the Polson Pirates to a 40-36 consolation round win over the Hamilton Broncs on Saturday during the Western A Divisional Basketball tournament held in Hamilton. The win earned the Pirates a divisional third place trophy and secured a thir...


Arlee, Mission battle in divisional bracket match up Arlee, Mission battle in divisional bracket match up

RONAN — Cross-county rivals Arlee Warriors and Mission Bulldogs battled in loser out bracket action Friday morning during the Western B Divisional Tournament hosted at the Ronan Events Center.  In Saturdays’ post season match-up, Mission prevailed over Arlee 65-57, subsequently ending the...


Charlo wraps up season at divisionals Charlo wraps up season at divisionals

FRENCHTOWN — On Thursday afternoon, during the Western C Divisional basketball tournament hosted in Frenchtown, the Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings opened tournament action against the Manhattan Christian Eagles and Lady Eagles. The Lady Vikings fell 43-30 to the Lady Eagles, while the Vikings were ...


Mission, Arlee advance to Class B divisional basketball action Mission, Arlee advance to Class B divisional basketball action

BIGFORK — Battling in the 7B district tournament hosted in Bigfork, the Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs both placed third, nabbing bracket spots in the upcoming three-day Western B Divisional tournament starting on Thursday in Ronan. The Mission Lady Bulldogs opened tournament action on Thursday ...


Charlo boys, girls finish runner ups at district 14C tourney Charlo boys, girls finish runner ups at district 14C tourney

RONAN — On Saturday evening, playing in the 14C District tournament championship held in Ronan, the Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings placed second, earning automatic berths into the Western C Divisional tournament hosted in Frenchtown this weekend. The Superior Lady Bobcats narrowly prevailed over th...


Pirates rout Browning, 67-37 Pirates rout Browning, 67-37

POLSON – The Polson Pirates basketball team extended its win streak to four games with a 67-37 rout of the Browning Indians, while the Lady Pirates fell 68-38 to the visiting Lady Indians on Saturday. The 30-point blowout win clinched the regular season Northwestern A Conference title for the Pirate...


Mission Valley wrestlers flex muscles at state Mission Valley wrestlers flex muscles at state

BILLINGS – Mission Valley area prep wrestlers squared off against top wrestlers from across the state on Saturday during the MHSA all-class state wrestling tournament hosted at the First Interstate Arena in Billings. Ronan wrestlers Ridge Cote and Tirza Two-Teeth were the valley’s top state fi...


Sports Shorts for Feb. 16, 2022

Swimming The Polson Pirates swim team took part in the MHSA State AB Swim Meet held in Great Falls this past weekend and the Pirates came away with multiple top five finishes. Gus Hertz was the top finisher for the Pirates with a second-place time of 1:56.24 in the 200 Yard Freestyle, and a third-pla...


Sports Shorts for Feb. 9, 2022 Sports Shorts for Feb. 9, 2022

Basketball Girls Mission Lady Bulldogs On the road Monday, Jan. 31, Kooper Page scored a game high 27 points to lead the Mission Lady Bulldogs past the hosting Plains Trotters 60-29. Also for the Lady Bulldogs, Izzy Evans scored 10 points. On Thursday, the hosting Florence-Carlton Lady Fa...


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