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Track & Field

Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates

On Saturday afternoon, the Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates track and field teams posted 12 top five finishes during the Hamilton Quad hosted at the Bronc Stadium in Hamilton. 

For the Lady Pirates, Michelle Dale finished first in the 100 meters with a time of 14.12, while Hannah Simpson, with a time of 1:08.01, placed first in the 400 meters and fourth in the 100 meters.

In the 1600, Ashtyn Wagner finished second and placed fourth in the 800. Halle Heninger placed third in the 800, and Taleah Hernandez placed fifth in the 200 meters. 

On the boy’s side of the track, Noah Roberts finished third in the 800 meters, followed by fifth place finishes by Lucas Targerson in the 200 meters, Kai McDonald in the 800, David Bjorge in the 3200, and Astin Brown in the discus.

Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs

On Saturday, with a time of 10:02.47, Mission Bulldog Andrew Rush placed first in the 3200 during the Kim Haines Invite hosted at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula.

Also for the Bulldogs, Bryce Umphrey and Charles Adams posted multiple top five finishes. Umphrey, with a jump of 39 feet-five inches, placed first in the triple jump and third in the long jump, while Adams finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters. 

Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings

Charlo Lady Viking Kyla Tomlin placed second in the shot put during the 22 school Kim Haines Invite hosted at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula on Saturday.

For the Vikings, Keaton Piedalue finished third in the 400 meters, followed by teammate Tayre Brown in fourth place.

Arlee Warriors and Scarlets

During the Kim Haines Invite hosted at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula on Saturday, Charley Crawford claimed top honors in the javelin competition with a throw of 145 feet and eight inches.

Also for Arlee, Jake Knoll nabbed a fifth place finish in the shot put.

Ronan Chiefs and Maidens

On Saturday in Kalispell, Ronan Maiden Olivia Heiner placed third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.37, while Chief Rueben Couture, with a time of 44.66, finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles during the Archie Roe hosted at Legends stadium.



Ronan Chiefs and Maidens

After playing on the road Tuesday, May 3, the Ronan Chiefs and Maidens split their matches against the Stevensville Yellowjackets and Lady Yellowjackets. The Chiefs came away with a 5-2 win, while the Lady Yellowjackets swept the Maidens 3-0.

Beau Decker, Dillon PrettyOnTop, and Dylan Schock each picked up boy singles wins for the Chiefs.

Also on Tuesday, the Maidens tied the Lady Blue Devils against Corvallis 2-2, while the Chiefs fell 5-2 to the Blue Devils.  

Decker and PrettyOnTop nabbed boy singles wins, while Aaliyah Decker and Madison Perry grabbed girl singles wins for the Maidens.

On Thursday, the hosting Chiefs fell 4-3 to the Bigfork Vikings and 7-0 to the Polson Pirates, while the Maidens fell to both the Valkyries and Lady Pirates by a score of 4-0. 

Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates

On Monday, May 2, in Havre, the Polson Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Blue Ponies 6-1, while the Pirates lost their match 6-1.

Singles Clara Todd, Sierra Lundeen, Piper Hoxie, Hope Morrison, and doubles Camilla Foresti/Katie Smith and Lucy Violette/Karli Owen all grabbed wins for the Lady Pirates.

Otto Lund was the lone winner for the Pirates, winning in three sets 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.

In Ronan on Thursday, the Polson Pirates outscored the Ronan Chiefs 7-0 and the Lady Pirates defeated the Maidens 4-0.

For the Pirates, Torrin Ellis, Colter Wilson, Chris Lake, and Ashten Nelson all picked up singles wins, while doubles teams Trent Wilson/Owen McEllwee, Brock Henriksen/Otto Lund and Noah Trosper/Casey Trosper booked wins.

Lady Pirates Todd, Marrison, and Liz Tolley nabbed singles wins followed by Katie Smith/Camilla Foresti who picked up a doubles win.



Ronan Maidens

The Ronan Maidens defeated the hosting Hamilton Lady Broncs 9-1 on Tuesday, May 3.

Kiara Sherman led the Maidens at the plate with a double, home run, and three RBIs. Kadynce Santos booked a triple and two RBIs.

Pitching five innings, Sherman picked up the win allowing one run on two hits, striking out three, and walking one.

On Thursday, Sherman hit her second home run of the week in a 16-6 home loss to the Columbia Falls Wildkats.

In the circle for Ronan, Sherman gave up 16 runs on 19 hits, struck out two, and walked one.

Polson Lady Pirates

An eighth inning two run double by Turquoise Pierre gave the Polson Lady Pirates a 5-3 home victory over Glacier on Tuesday evening, May 3.

Going the distance in the circle for the win, Katelyne Druyvestein struck out 16 and walked two, while allowing three runs on four hits.

In a Northwestern A conference road game shortened by the mercy run rule on Friday, the Lady Pirates trounced Browning 24-2.

Pierre booked the win allowing two runs on three hits, striking out five, and walking one.

At the plate, Pierre and Mckenna Hanson each had home runs for Polson.

MAC Lady Bulldogs

Playing at the U of M Lady Griz Softball Field in Missoula on Tuesday, May 3, the MAC Lady Bulldogs fell 12-1 to the defending Class B-C state champions Florence-Carlton Lady Falcons.

MAC pitcher Izzy Evans took the loss, allowing eight runs on four hits, while striking out three and walking two.

Payton Smith led MAC at the plate going 2-for-2. Smith also finished the game in the circle allowing four runs on five hits in an inning and two-thirds of work. 

On Thursday, MAC bounced back from Tuesday’s loss with a 15-1 conference win over hosting Thompson Falls Lady Blue Hawks.

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