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Season ends for Mariners in district tournament Season ends for Mariners in district tournament

HAMILTON – The Mission Valley Mariners American Legion baseball team’s season ended Saturday with a 1-2 record in the Western A American Legion baseball district tournament in Hamilton. On Thursday, the Mariners opened tournament play with a 10-8 win over the Kalispell Lakers. Corbin Davis and Xavier Fisher both lead the Mariners at the pate going 3-for-4. On the mound Dylan Wisnieski picked up the win. In Friday’s action the Mariners were held to just two hits in a 9-0 shut out loss to the Glacier Twins.  Saturday morning in a loser-out game, the Mariners fell 7-5 in a tight battle with the Missoula Mavericks. The Mariners held a 2-1 advantage until the s...


Register to cycle the Mission Valley with Pedal to Plate Register to cycle the Mission Valley with Pedal to Plate

RONAN — Cycling enthusiasts from the Mission Valley are excited to roll out plans for the first annual Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate on Sept. 22, 2018. The 40-mile ride begins and ends at the Lake County Ronan Fairgrounds. Cyclists will make a loop through the valley with stunning views of th...


Mariners battle Bitterroot teams Mariners battle Bitterroot teams

POLSON – On Wednesday, July 11, the Mission Valley Mariners hosted the Bitterroot Red Sox in a conference double header. In the opening game the Mariners fell 8-5. Izyk Gillingham led the team at the plate going 2-for-4 and an RBI. The Mariners struggled at the plate and on the mound as the Red S...


Purple Wave takes 2nd place at softball tournament Purple Wave takes 2nd place at softball tournament

GREAT FALLS - The Polson Purple Wave, a 12U girls fast pitch softball team, took second overall at the at the Montana USA Junior Olympic State Softball Tournament June 8 in Great Falls. The Purple Wave was the only team to advance into the championship game undefeated. In Friday’s bracket action, th...


Dart throwers compete in local event Dart throwers compete in local event

RONAN – Dart throwers from all over Western Montana and the Mission Valley converged on the 3.2.5 Bar in Ronan last weekend to compete in the Darts on the REZ Tournament. Upon experiencing the excitement of a large tournament last fall in Kalispell, 3.2.5 Bar owner Mike Bartel was inspired to host h...


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 bucke...


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...


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