Sports shorts for Oct. 5, 2022
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POLSON — Polson Pirate boys soccer team downed the Libby Loggers Sept. 27, 4-2. Gabe Gier was assisted by Dylan Warner as the Loggers opened the scoring. The Pirates stormed back with four unanswered goals, with Pietro Durando and Brayden Lukart each scoring twice. Sammi Jocks scored a second for Libby in what turned out to be a consolation goal. The Pirates travel to Whitefish to take on the Bulldogs on Oct. 6th at 3 p.m.
The Polson Lady Pirate soccer team fell to a 3-4 loss to the Bigfork Valkyries. The game and goals went back and forth with the score tied 3-3 at half time. Madyson Luikart opened the scoring for the Pirates, scoring a total of two and assisting Tia Mercer for her goal. The Valkyries scored late on in the 70th minute to snatch the victory. The Lady Pirates next head to Whitefish on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.
BROWNING — The Ronan Chiefs ran away from the Browning Indians Sept. 23, 39-0. Ted Coffman opened the scoring with a 31-yard catch from quarterback Caleb Cheff. Cheff then followed up by recovering a fumble, returning it for another touchdown. An interception by Coffman in the second quarter was returned to lead the Chiefs to a 20-0 first half score. To open scoring in the third, Laurance Lozeau returned 90-yard kick-off all the way for another touchdown. Trenton Burland and Davonne Curley rounded out the scoring with 1-yard and 10-yard runs, respectively. The Chiefs next host Hamilton Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
COLUMBIA FALLS — The Polson Pirates boys came from behind with 18 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Wildcats Sept. 30, 32-31. Columbia Falls started the stronger of the two teams, leading the first half score 17-7. Pirates quarterback Jarret Wilson threw for four touchdowns and 257 yards, with two of them coming in the fourth quarter. Receiver Brock Henriksen also had a great night, with 98-yards receiving and catching two touchdowns. Wilson, on a quarterback sneak, rushed for a third touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Pirates a late win and keep their perfect season going. The Pirates next host Browning on Oct. 14th at 7 p.m.
POLSON — The Polson Lady Pirates continue their strong season with a 3-2 (22-25, 25-17, 19-25, 25-8, 15-9) comeback win over the Columbia Falls Lady Wildcats at home on Sept. 29. Lucy Violett and Samantha Rensvold led the team with 12 kills apiece while Hannah Simpson was right behind them with 11 of her own. Avery Starr led the team in both assists and digs with 34 and 16. The Lady Pirates improved to 11-4-3 and host the Ronan Maidens on Oct. 6 at 4:15 p.m.
Polson & Ronan
HAMILTON — The Class A State Golf Tournament kicked off on Friday Sept. 30th with athletes from Polson and Ronan making the trip. The Lady Pirates team took first place honors, led by Ashley Makis third place finish. All four Lady Pirates finished in the top 20, with Clare Konan taking ninth, Kylee Seifert in 14th and Kila Cannon in 19th. The Pirates likewise had a successful tournament. Carson Hupka took second overall scoring 68 in the first round and 70 in the second, ending the tournament at an impressive two under par. The boys team also did well, taking second behind Laurel. Hunter Emerson tied for seventh place, Espin Fisher tied for 14th, Christian Lund tied 16th and Ellis Torrin tied for 24th to help lead the Pirates to a podium place. Alyssa Pretty on Top took tied for 6th places, leading The Maidens. Hanna Lytton, Mady Evelo and Emma Smith finished out their seasons with 45th, 46th and 50th place finishes respectively. The Chiefs sole male competitor, Colter Cornwell, ended his tournament with a 46th place finish.