Valley Journal
Valley Journal

This Week’s e-Edition

Current Events

Latest Headlines

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement


Grapplers bring home divisional hardware Grapplers bring home divisional hardware

FRENCHTOWN — It was a busy weekend for local prep wrestlers as they hit the divisional tournaments mats in hopes of securing bracket spots at next weekend’s state tournament held in Billings. On Saturday, the Ronan Chiefs secured 14 state berths and snagged a third-place finish as a team during the Western A Divisional Tournament hosted in Frenchtown. At the end of the one-day tournament, Ridge Cote (113), Landon Bishop (145) and Tristan Fisher (170) were the last grapplers standing in their respective weight class. Koy McAllister (126), Koda King (132) and Caleb Cheff (152) all posted runner-up finishes. Max Morency (285) placed third, Ian Dillard (103) finished fou...

Valley rivals battle to split Valley rivals battle to split

RONAN — At the Ronan Event Center on Friday evening, Dani Coffman tallied 13 points for the Ronan Maidens in a 51-30 victory over the visiting Polson Lady Pirates while Jarrett Wilson booked 16 points to lead the Polson Pirates to a 56-47 win over the hosting Ronan Chiefs. The game between cross cou...

Ronan, Mission split double-header Ronan, Mission split double-header

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs and Maidens basketball teams split their double-header against Mission High School in a non-conference cross county showdown Thursday night at the Ronan Event Center. The girls game went to the host Maidens 51-39, while in the boy’s game the Class B Bulldogs slipped pa...

Sports Shots for Feb. 2, 2022

Basketball Boys Mission Bulldogs On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Mission Bulldogs picked up a 63-54 road win over the Eureka Lions. Zoran LaFrombois led the Bulldogs with a game high 29 points followed by Ross McPherson with 14 points and Cederick McDonald with 12 points. McPherson booked a doub...

Charlo sweeps Two Eagle River in double header match up Charlo sweeps Two Eagle River in double header match up

CHARLO — In a battle between cross county and 14C conference rivals on Saturday evening, it was a clean sweep for the host school Charlo as the Lady Vikings overwhelmed the Two Eagle River Lady Eagles 59-11 and the Vikings outpaced the Two Eagle River Eagles 76-38. After jumping out to an 18-0 lead ...

Sports Shorts for Jan. 26, 2022 Sports Shorts for Jan. 26, 2022

Basketball  Boys Ronan Chiefs On Friday evening, the Ronan Chiefs fell 59-38 to the hosting Whitefish Bulldogs. Elijah Tonasket posted a Ronan team high 11 points. Payton Cates scored 13 points and Ruben Couture added 11 more points as the Chiefs fell 50-45 to the visiting Browning I...

Maidens, Lady Bulldogs battle in intravalley matchup Maidens, Lady Bulldogs battle in intravalley matchup

ST. IGNATIUS — Two neighboring valley teams squared off this past weekend in the first of two nonconference basketball meetings designed to test each other without league implications. The Mission Lady Bulldogs hosted round one of the cross-county rivalry on Saturday, falling to the visiting Ronan M...

sports shorts for Jan. 19, 2022

Basketball Girls Charlo Lady Vikings The Charlo Lady Vikings’  home game against the Alberton-Superior Lady Bobcats was postponed Friday evening due to COVID-19 protocols initiated by the Lady Bobcats. The conference home game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m....

A cure for what ails could begin with a good run A cure for what ails could begin with a good run

Chances are good you’ve probably heard a runner rave about the almost endless health benefits one can enjoy from a long, sweat-inducing run.  Well, it’s all true; there’s a plethora of documented scientific research and evidence that proves a vigorous run has very real and genuine h...

Ronan basketball visits Polson in first round of rivalry clashes Ronan basketball visits Polson in first round of rivalry clashes

POLSON — The Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates hosted cross county and Northwestern A conference rivals Ronan Chiefs and Maidens at Linderman gym last Friday night. The Pirates prevailed over the Chiefs 56-35, while the Maidens came away with a 65-41 victory over the Lady Pirates. The Maidens raced...

Sponsored by: