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Poised for glory: Arlee girls remain undefeated Poised for glory: Arlee girls remain undefeated

ARLEE — Head girls basketball coach Richard Bachmeier once led the Arlee Scarlets to eight consecutive Montana state tournaments. His team won the big trophy in 1979 and came in second the following year. Now, more than 30 years later, Bachmeier says he’s got the right combination of girls to ...

Charlo Vikings never quit Charlo Vikings never quit

CHARLO — Outside the parking lot is full of pickups, and inside the Charlo gym smells like freshly made popcorn. Locals greet each other as the Vikings junior varsity team begins its game against the Superior Bobcats, one of the tougher teams in their district.  Viking basketball players Tra Lu...

Chiefs gear up for senior night

The Ronan Chiefs lost 43-38 to Troy on Saturday. Senior Carston Baertsch led his team in scoring with nine points, while Alex Quequesah added eight and Jalen Bell had seven. Bell also grabbed 10 rebounds, three on offense, and added an assist and a steal. Baertsch and Quequesah had four steals apiece. ...

Pirates tame Lions, falter against Wildcats Pirates tame Lions, falter against Wildcats

The Polson boys basketball team traveled to Eureka on Friday, where they shut down the Lions 64-51, thanks to a first-half push where the Pirates outscored Eureka 36-22. But the Pirates couldn’t keep up their momentum at home on Saturday, when Columbia Falls handed them a 57-36 loss. Against Eureka,...

Ronan Chiefs basketball: ‘There’s no quit in us’ Ronan Chiefs basketball: ‘There’s no quit in us’

Despite a seemingly insurmountable list of injuries and more than their fair share of adversity, the Ronan Chiefs never stopped fighting and are in the midst of a comeback winning streak. Head coach Steve Woll said the team lost seven seniors to graduation last year and started the season with a 3-3 recor...

Lady Eagles gaining altitude Lady Eagles gaining altitude

PABLO — “We’ve got our flow down,” Daryl Conko-Camel said of the Two Eagle River Lady Eagles’ basketball team. Conko-Camel, a senior, plays mostly guard, sometimes post wherever coach Brandon Burke needs her. “We are strongest on defense,” Conko-Camel said. &ld...

Maidens topple Hamilton, Loyola

The Ronan Maidens saw a stellar weekend of competition, beating Hamilton 47-44 on Friday and conference rival Loyola 58-51 on Saturday.  Against Hamilton, the No. 1 Class A team in the state, Ronan jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first and led 16-6 after one quarter. The Maidens were up 39-28 after ...

Pirates fall to Stevi, Frenchtown

The Polson Pirates struggled in two games against the Stevensville Yellowjackets and the Frenchtown Broncs last weekend. Against Stevensville, the Pirates fell 59-35. Riley Sampson led Polson with eight points, followed by Cedric Smith and Cedric Earth Boy with six apiece. Sampson and Will Davey each grab...

Warriors fight hard

After beating the Superior Bobcats 47-43 Jan. 18 and sending the Savage Heat back to Hot Springs Jan. 19 defeated 79-67, the Arlee Warriors kept busy last week, losing a close match with Loyola Friday night, 58-52, and then trouncing St. Regis 69-20 on Saturday.  Against Loyola, point guard Zack Came...

Mighty Warriors eye state tournament Mighty Warriors eye state tournament

In his first year as head coach, JR Camel and his Arlee Warriors are turning heads and generating talk about the possibility of a state championship.  “We’re doing a lot more run-and-gun, a lot more defense and more conditioning,” Camel said. “There’s no comparison with ...


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