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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 bucked well,” rodeo promoter R.T. Hendrickson said. Hendrickson also noted that he and his crew were complimented on the flow of the rodeo and the absence of down time between events. The afternoon kicked off with an exhilarating round of pony bareback. Arlee resident Judy Myllymaki turned in the day’s fastest time, 14.79 seconds, in the ladies’ barrels. Abby Knight of Ch...

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...

Starting small Starting small

Your youngster has a hankering to ride a real bucking bull. No problem, Diamond M Mini Bulls can help. And we’re not talking about some rusty coin-operated rocking bull in front of the grocery store or a gimmicky mechanical bull at the local fair. We’re talking about a bona fide snotting, snor...

Sports camps start for kids Sports camps start for kids

PABLO –  When you hear the words summer camp, images of camp fires, s’mores and mosquito bites may come to mind. For many of the valley’s youngsters, summer camp brings memories of sweat, tears and sore muscles. The summer sports camp season is in full swing and many local young ath...

Sports Shots for June 20, 2018 Sports Shots for June 20, 2018

Tennis The Montana Coaches Association has announced that Polson High School tennis coach Bob Hislop has been voted by MCA members as MCA Tennis Coach of the Year.  Hislop will be honored at the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic on Aug. 2nd in Great Falls during the MCA Awards Program.   ...


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