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Pirates snap 12-game losing streak with win over Columbia Falls Pirates snap 12-game losing streak with win over Columbia Falls

POLSON – Under the bright lights Friday night, the Polson Pirates football squad snapped a 12-game losing streak that stretched back to mid-season 2017 by winning their season opener with a 20-6 victory over the defending Northwestern A Conference Champions Columbia Falls Wildcats. The players were beyond thrilled to have finally experienced a gridiron victory after struggling through a winless season last year. “It feels awesome,” said senior Pirate wide receiver Trevor Schultz. “It feels so good. We are turning it around this year. The team has been working hard every practice, and we are ready to keep it going.” Mid-way through the first quarter, a 17-...

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Volleyball Arlee Scarlets The Arlee Scarlets volleyball team fell 1-3 (28-24, 26-28, 25-27, 12-25) to the Seeley Swan Lady Blackhawks in a non-conference game Thursday in Seeley. Charlo Lady Vikings In preseason warm up action, the Charlo Lady Vikings headed to Philipsburg for the Gra...

GPCF donates $11,000 to youth golf association

News from GPCF POLSON – The stars were perfectly aligned for the Greater Polson Community Foundation’s Passion for Polson annual event on Aug. 1. The setting for the reverse auction was beautiful, weather was perfect and the generosity of those in attendance abounded.   The reverse a...

School sports start soon School sports start soon

After a long summer break, many students are hitting the gym, field, court and track for the upcoming fall sports season. To participate in any prep athletics, the Montana High School Association requires athletes to complete a sports physical, provide proof of insurance and turn in paperwork before the firs...

More than 800 players take to downtown streets for annual 3-on-3 More than 800 players take to downtown streets for annual 3-on-3

POLSON – Three blocks of downtown Polson were closed off to traffic as basketball players and fans filled the streets for the annual Flathead Lake 3-on-3 basketball tournament this past weekend. The two-day event, first played in 1992, has grown into one of Montana’s most popular and longest- ...

Mustangs race to a fourth-place finish Mustangs race to a fourth-place finish

SPOKANE – The 14U Polson Lakers and 16U Montana Mustangs girls softball teams joined more than 40 other teams from six states to compete in the 2019 “A” Fastpitch Western National Championship held at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane, Washington. The near weeklong tournament, ...

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Football Charlo Viking football standout Landers Smith was the lone Mission Valley representative during Saturday night’s 73rd Annual Montana East-West Shrine Game at the Bob Green Field on the campus of Montana Tech in Butte. Smith, who will be playing for Montana Tech in the fall, suited up f...

Mission Valley teams see fastpitch state tournament action Mission Valley teams see fastpitch state tournament action

MISSOULA – Eight Mission Valley girls fastpitch teams saw plenty of softball action this past weekend during the three-day Montana USA Junior Olympic State Softball Tournament held in Missoula. In the under-10 bracket on Friday, the Mission Valley All-Stars clobbered Belgrade 16-7 to open the tourna...

Bobcats hold lake beach party and scramble

POLSON — On July 26, area friends, MSU alumni, families and Bobcat Boosters are invited to participate in a Flathead Lake beach party at Boettcher Park in Polson. This event is designed specifically for MSU alums, families and friends, whether or not you participate in the golf scramble. This will be a...

Mountain goat hunting on reservation still closed

News from CSKT The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council closed hunting of Rocky Mountain goats on the Flathead Indian Reservation in September of 2018 due to low population levels.   Closed areas are located in both the Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness area and adjacent areas on the...

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