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Charlo Lady Vikings

On Thursday in Manhattan, the reigning District 14C champions, the Charlo Lady Vikings, opened the Western C Divisional volleyball tournament with a (25-21, 25-16, 25-20) three-set sweep of the Ennis Lady Mustangs.

Lady Viking Kassidi Cox led with 10 kills, seven aces and 11 assists. Molly Kate Sullivan posted four aces, seven blocks and 14 digs, while Katelyn Young had 17 digs.

In Thursday’s evening game, the White Sulphur Spring Lady Hornets stung the Lady Vikings with a three straight set (25-11, 25-9, 26-24) win.

For the Lady Vikings, Cox had two aces and 12 kills, while Hayleigh Smith booked a team high 20 digs and Bennan Andersen led with nine assists.

After dropping the first set 26-24 to the Drummond Lady Trojans on Friday, the Lady Vikings staved off tournament elimination by taking the next three sets (25-20, 25-13, 25-19) for the 3-1 match win.

Young posted a team high 25 digs, Payton Smith led with 13 assists and Sullivan booked three aces, 11 kills, three blocks and 13 assists. 

Also for the Lady Vikings, Cox had four aces, 20 kills, nine assists and 21 digs. 

In loser out bracket action on Saturday morning, Ennis defeated the Lady Vikings by 25-27, 25-23, 25-14, 25-16. The 3-1 win over Charlo avenged a three-set sweep the Lady Mustangs suffered in the first round of the tournament.

Charlo Lady Vikings team stats leaders were Cox with 15 kills, Young with 25 digs and Payton Smith with 15 assists.

The Lady Vikings finish the 2021 season with an overall record of 16-3.



Mission Bulldogs

The Mission Bulldogs’ 2021 football season came to an end on the road in Fort Benton Saturday with a 42-26 quarterfinals playoff loss to the Fort Benton Longhorns.

The Bulldogs played a very competitive first half and even had a 26-22 lead at halftime.

However, a stingy second half Fort Benton defense held the Mission offense scoreless, while the Longhorns offense scored 20 points.

“Going into Fort Benton we knew it was going to be a tough physical game,” said Bulldogs’ first year head coach Carson Oakland. “The first half we were able to attack them in the passing game. Some penalties hurt us on some offensive possessions. I’m proud of our kids for never giving up. They did a great job of battling all game against a very good Fort Benton team.”

Mission quarterback Kellen McClure threw three touchdowns with the longest being a 70 yarder to Bryce Umphrey.

Bulldog wide receiver Canyon Sargent had two touchdown receptions of 34 yards and 55 yards, while on the ground Charley Adams rushed for a touchdown.

The Bulldogs finished the season with an overall mark of 7-3.

“I couldn’t be prouder of this team for the growth they had this season,” said coach Oakland. “Looking back on how we started the year and how we finished the year we are a completely different team. They faced adversity early in the season, shook it off and competed all season.”

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