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Articles with the Tag: Polson soccer

Pirate soccer builds bruises, confidence

POLSON – With a fairly young roster and being plagued with injury and illness, the Pirate boys’ soccer team is taking each game as a learning experience.  Polson’s first three games have ended with a loss but they are coming together and improving with each game. Head coach Jess ...

Local soccer players attend Olympic camp in California Local soccer players attend Olympic camp in California

Soccer players Russell Smith, Emilio Hernandez, Ben River, and Mack Moderie took their soccer skills to the next level as they traveled to Sacramento, Calif., June 6 to train as part of the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program.  The program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in...

PHS star to play college soccer PHS star to play college soccer

POLSON — Sporting a red and white St. Mary’s University of Minnesota jersey, Polson soccer standout James Larson signed his letter of intent to play for SMU on April 25. Larson, son of Lauren and Tom Lipko and the late Joe Larson, has been an all-Montana soccer player for the last two years. St. ...

Polson boys see bumpy end to season

The Polson boys’ soccer season wound up with a couple of tough games against conference rivals. A trip to Libby last week ended in a trip to the hospital for Polson Pirate Steven Walk, who suffered a broken leg in the first minute of the game. The accident threw the Pirates off track and Libby pulle...

Polson boys’ soccer team plans for playoffs Polson boys’ soccer team plans for playoffs

POLSON — “It’s not a rebuilding year, it’s a reloading year,” said Jess Kittle, Polson High School boys soccer coach.  Kittle, his assistant coach Mike Moll and volunteer coaches Chris Moore and Dane Huyser have five seniors on their team.  Senior James Larson is...

Lady Pirates work hard with divisionals coming Lady Pirates work hard with divisionals coming

POLSON — The competition is good-natured, but it’s there as the Polson High Schools girls practice soccer at Linderman field.  Head coach Michael Hewston and assistant Jose Franco focus on competition and how each individual player is improving.  With eight girls on the team, who ...

Loggers fell Pirates

POLSON — The Polson boys’ soccer team couldn’t quite hang with Libby last weekend as the Loggers beat the Pirates, 4-0, on Saturday in a conference match. “This was a tough game; we had higher expectations for this game,” head coach Jess Kittle said. “We gave ourselves ...

Pirates battle C-Falls, Whitefish Pirates battle C-Falls, Whitefish

The Polson boys’ soccer team fell in two conference games last week, losing to Columbia Falls 3-1 and to Whitefish 8-1. Against C-Falls, Morgan Moll converted a feed from Jonah Kasnitz to an upper corner shot off his left foot. It was Moll’s third goal of his varsity career but it was the firs...

Lady Pirates struggle in 2 matches Lady Pirates struggle in 2 matches

The Lady Pirate soccer team endured losses to Columbia Falls and Whitefish last week, 10-0 and 9-1. Keely Clairmont served as goalkeeper for both games as Monica Cleveland suffered a broken thumb after being stepped on in the Hamilton match. “The Lady Pirates played the game they could play to th...

Polson soccer teams kick off season

  Polson Pirates   BIGFORK — The Polson Pirate soccer team opened its season with a 3-6 conference loss to Bigfork Aug. 28.  According to head coach Jess Kittle, Bigfork opened up with speed from the Zavala brothers to pressure the Polson defense, but the Pirates were able ...


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