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The Lady Vikings won in straight sets against the visiting Hot Springs Lady Savage Heat on Oct. 8, 3-0. The Lady Savage pushed the Lady Vikings with heads up plays and successful scrambles throughout the game, but Charlo pulled through to serve for the 26-24 win. The next two games saw the Lady Vikings gain momentum, winning both games to continue their season. Charlo next travels to St. Regis to face the Tigers on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.


Polson’s Lady Pirates continued their winning streak in Libby on Oct. 6, winning 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-13) against the Lady Loggers. Hannah Simpson led the team with five kills, Samantha Rensvold adding four more. Grace Simonich had four aces and Julia Barnard had ten digs and nine receptions. The Lady Pirates will be at the Blocktober Classic in Butte on Oct. 14-15 starting at 9 a.m.

The Lady Pirates also hosted the Ronan Maidens on Oct. 6, running out 3-0 winners (25-10, 25-9, 26-24). Samantha Rensvold led the team with 11 kills, while Hannah Simpson had nine of her own and Clara Todd added eight more. Todd had four aces and Grace Simonich had three to add to the team’s total of 11. Avery Starr and Lucy Violett each had eight digs a piece on defense. The Lady Pirates will head to the Blocktober Classic in Butte Oct. 14-15 starting at 9 a.m.




The Chiefs hosted the Whitefish Bulldogs on Sept. 30, losing 13-43. Caleb Chef opened the scoring with a quarterback sneak, with the Bulldogs responding to end the first quarter 7-7. Whitefish scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter to lead 35-7 at halftime. Robbie McCrea scored in the 4th quarter, receiving a pass from Chef. Laurence Lozeau led Ronan in receiving with 63 yards and had two tackles and four assists on the defensive side.

The Chiefs also faced the visiting Hamilton Broncs Oct. 7, losing 7-42. The Broncs ran away in the first quarter, scoring three unanswered touchdowns. Caleb Chef threw for 84 yards and scored the Chiefs’ only touchdown. The Broncs scored with three passes, two rushes and a kickoff return to continue their perfect season.

The Chiefs can next be caught in action in Corvallis on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.




The Pirates boys soccer team hosted the Big Fork Vikings Oct. 4, winning 3-1. Tate Barensten opened the scoring for the Pirates inside five minutes with Anthony Lichtenberg assisting. Polson goalkeeper Maddox Bird had eight saves on the night, but the Pirates conceded through a penalty kick. Lichtenberg helped restore Polson’s lead, assisting Pietro Durando to go up 2-1. Robert Merchant scored in the 78th minute to ensure the Pirates win. The Pirates are next in action in the ‘Play In’ game to qualify for the state playoffs at Whitefish on Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m.


Cross Country


St. Ignatius boys cross country runners took all three podium places at the Mission Shadow Duals meet in Pablo on Oct. 8. Andrew Rush finished top with a time of 16:04, with Robbie Nuila coming in second at 16:53.

Zoran LaFrombois rounded out the top three with a time of 17:18. The Bulldogs also had Harlon Leishman finishing 8th, Erich Morigeau in 38th and Jake Helser in 46th. The Lady Bulldogs also had two top ten finishes, with Ellanah Flatlip finishing fourth overall with a time of 21:45, and Cedar Hunt finishing sixth with a time of 22:52. Kooper Page finished 19th, Natalie Hesler finished 30th, Cora Matt came in 36th, and Emmy Flatlip and Kason Page finishing 43rd and 48th, respectively.

Polson Lady Pirate Ashtyn Wagner took top honors in the girls race with a time of 20:47. Isabel Seeley rounded out the top ten with another solid time of 23:29. Brittian Davis finished 21st and Adison Carlson rounded out the Lady Pirates in 31st. On the boys side, Colter Wilson lead the Pirates and finished fifth with a time of 17:43. The entire Pirates team finished in the top half with Noah Robert coming in 13th, Hayden Clairmont 20th, Drifter Skillicorn finished 22nd and David DiGiallonardo in 31st.

Ronan Maiden Olivia Heiner finished second overall with a time of 21:12, less than a minute behind first place. Brogen Youngren was next with a 12th place finish, Saellah Hugs took 14th, Maddie Duffey finished 18th and Nichole Koehler taking 32nd. The Chiefs Tayen Edmo finished 16th, Jacob Piapot was 24th, Keyan Pretty On Top 30th, Beau Decker 34th and Rylee Griffin in 42nd.

Charlo’s Hayden Smith finished 27th for the Vikings, with Branson Zempel and Adam Sheumaker finishing 64th and 75th, respectively. Lady Vikings KeAnna Koenig and Danielle Davis finished 61st and 62nd.

The first runner to finish for Two Eagle River High was Malacye Piapot, coming in 43rd. For the Lady Eagles, Dayani Piapot and Olivia Brueggeman finished within three seconds of each other for 41st and 42nd place finishes.

Mission High will head to Thompson Falls for the Western B-C Invite on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Polson and Ronan travel to Browning for the Western Classic on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. Two Eagle will visit Townsend for the Raiseland Memorial on Oct. 15th.

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