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Arlee Warriors

In Darby on Friday evening, the Arlee Warriors moved to 0-2 on the season in a 59-6 loss to the hosting Darby Tigers.

Ronan Chiefs

On the road in Libby Friday evening, the Ronan Chiefs fell to the Libby Loggers 37-6.

Polson Pirates

Junior quarterback Jarrett Wilson threw for 565 yards and seven touchdowns as the Polson Pirate swatted the Stevensville Yellowjackets 52-12.

In Friday night’s road game, Wilson became the second QB in Montana Class A history with two career 500-yard passing games and also broke his own Class A record set last season for most completions in a game going 42 of 56 passes. 

Pirate wide receiver Colton Graham snagged 11 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns while Xavier Fisher had eight receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown. Robert Perez posted nine catches for 115 yards and a touchdown and Alex Muzquiz had two touchdowns on seven catches for 60 yards. 



Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates

Ashley Maki carded a third place 86 to help lead the Lady Pirates to a girls’ team title during a quad-match Monday, Aug. 30, in Missoula.

The Lady Pirates scored 399 team points followed by second place Whitefish Lady Bulldogs with a score of 439. Lady Pirate Kylee Seifert was fourth with a 97.

Hunter Emerson fired a 2-over-par 74 to claim the top spot on the boys’ leaderboard for the Pirates. 

The Pirates placed second as a team with a score of 308, six strokes off tournament winner Whitefish Bulldogs. 

On Thursday, both the Pirates and Lady Pirates won top team honors during the 10 team Frenchtown Invitational held at the King Ranch Golf Club in Frenchtown.

Pirate Torrin Ellis fired a 2-over-par 72 for first place followed by Carson Hupka who finished third with a 74. The Pirates shot a collective 304 slipping past Whitefish with a team score of 305.

For the Lady Pirates, Maki was second with a 90 while Clare Konen tied for third with a 94. 

As a team, the Lady Pirates scored 390 followed ment host Frenchtown with 419. Ronan Chiefs 

Chiefs and Maidens

During the Frenchtown Invitational held at the King Ranch Golf Club in Frenchtown on Thursday, Ronan Maiden Kylee Niemeyer tied for third place with a score of 94.

On the boys’ side of the leader board, both Ruben Couture and Nash Niemeyer finished in the top 25 for the Ronan Chiefs. Couture carded an 88 while Niemeyer posted an 89.



Polson Lady Pirates

In the season home opener on Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Polson Lady Pirates soccer squad moved to an overall record of 2-0-1 on the season with an 8-6 win over Loyola.

Lady Pirate senior Sophia Moderie scored a team high four goals along with two assists. 

Also for the Lady Pirates, Tia Mercer had three goals and one assist, while freshman Madyson Luikart scored a goal and booked three assists. 

On Saturday, the Lady Pirates fell 4-2 to the hosting Hamilton Lady Broncs. Mercer and Moderie each scored a goal apiece in the first loss of the season.

Polson Pirates

Visiting Loyola Rams handed the Polson Pirates their first loss of the season with a 7-0 shutout victory on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

In the box for the Pirates, Anthony Lichtenberg had four saves on 11 shots, while Kaden Nelson had three saves on four shots.

The Hamilton Broncs outscored the visiting Polson Pirates 6-3 in Western A boys soccer action on Saturday. 

Jack Colton netted two goals for the Pirates followed by Tray Lichtenberg with one.



Mission Lady Bulldogs 

Hosting cross county rivals Arlee Scarlets on Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Mission Lady Bulldogs fell 3-1 in Class B girls volleyball action. 

The Lady Bulldogs opened the game with a 28-26 set win but fell in three consecutive sets 25-6, 26-24, 25-20 in the season home opener.

For the Lady Bulldogs Kooper Page booked 21 digs, four kills and one ace while Izzy Evans had 21 digs, two kills and two aces. Lady Bulldog Gabby Smith posted 10 assists and three aces.

On Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs grabbed their first win of the season in three straight sets 25-14, 25-17, 25-22 over the visiting Plains Trotters.

Smith had 19 assists, three kills, six digs and five aces to lead the Lady Bulldogs.

Arlee Scarlets

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Arlee Scarlets opened their regular season on the road with a four-set (26-28, 25-6, 26-24, 25-20) victory over the Mission Lady Bulldogs.

Xaria Jacobson paced the Scarlets with three aces, 16 assists, 19 digs and a block.

Also for the Scarlets, Rheid Crawford posted two aces and 18 digs, while Jerny Crawford booked two aces, 12 digs and a team high 14 kills.

The Scarlets picked up their second victory of the season with a 3-1 road win over the Plains Trotters on Saturday.

Ronan Maidens

In Western A girls volleyball double header action on Saturday, the Ronan Maidens swept the visiting Corvallis Lady Blue Devils in three straight sets (25-22, 25-26, 25-15). 

Rylie Lindquist paced the Maidens with three aces, seven kills and 12 digs. 

Also for Ronan, Hannah Rowe led with 12 assists followed by Leina Ulutoa with 10 assists.

Against the visiting Hamilton Lady Broncs in the night cap, the Maidens came away with a three set (25-19, 25-13, 25-15) victory.

Maiden team stat leaders were Olivia Clairmont with 14 kills, Margaret Cordova with 13 digs, Hannah Rowe who had 15 assists and Reina Cordova with four aces.

Charlo Lady Vikings

After winning the 12- team Drummond Class C Tip-Off tournament last weekend, the Charlo Lady Vikings continued their winning ways with a three set (25-12, 25-11, 25-22) road win over the St. Regis Lady Tigers on Saturday.

Polson Lady Pirates

In Thursday’s regular season home opener, the Polson Lady Pirates slipped past the visiting Stevensville Lady Yellowjackets 3-2 (11-25, 25-12, 19-25, 15-12).

Camilla Foresti led the Lady Pirates with 20 digs, three aces and eight kills followed by Kenna Hanson with 12 digs, 10 kills and four aces.

Lady Pirate Grace Simonich chipped in with 12 digs, four kills and three aces, while Liz Tolley had 11 digs, five kills and two blocks.

On Saturday, the Lady Pirates outlasted the visiting Hamilton Lady Broncs 3-1.


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