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Ronan basketball team battles to buzzer in loss to Browning Ronan basketball team battles to buzzer in loss to Browning

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs didn’t give up - even when the clock was on its last couple of seconds against Browning at home on Feb. 10.  The game ended with Browning, 70, to Ronan’s 63. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Browning pulled ahead of the Chiefs and took the lead. The first half of the game was mostly tied up. Assistant coach Vincent Bird-Webster said: “We played hard and gave it our all. Browning is just a really good team.”  Head coach George Sherwood said his team is facing few challenges. “We started the season hot,” he said. “But now, we’re going through some injuries and some sickness. We are s...


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POLSON — Polson’s Lady Pirates prevailed over the Libby Lady Loggers in 39-32 in a Feb. 15 basketball game played at home. Rylee Taylor-Jefferson was the top scorer for the Lady Pirates with 20 points followed by McKenna Hanson with 9.  The Lady Pirates fell to the Ronan Maidens at home t...


Two locals finalists for ‘Coach of the Year’

News from Montana Coaches Association FORT SHAW — Jim Petersen, assistant COY girls’ coach in Charlo, and Robert Hislop, tennis coach in Polson, are both finalists for National Coach of the Year, by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA). Finalists will be honored dur...


Ronan girls wrestlers win second at state Ronan girls wrestlers win second at state

State Wrestling   Results BILLINGS – Ronan’s wrestling team came in 7th for A teams and the Ronan girls came in 2nd at the state wrestling tournament in Billings.Polson finished 25th for A teams while Polson girls came in 17th. St. Ignatius/ Charlo came in 32 for B/C while St. Ignatiu...


Lady Pirates win annual ‘Battle for the Paddle’ against Ronan Lady Pirates win annual ‘Battle for the Paddle’ against Ronan

POLSON — The Polson Pirates met the Ronan Chiefs at home Saturday, Feb. 10. The Chiefs took the lead early and held on for a 44-32 win. “We are proud of those boys and proud of how they represent our school and our community,” said PHS Principal Andy Fors. The Polson Pirate boys baske...


Polson boys swim team takes second at state contest

GREAT FALLS — Polson’s swim team came home with 28 medals and the boys team placed second in state for AB schools for the second year in a row. According to head coach Morgan Zimmer, seven individuals made it to finals to bring medals in all events swim, as well as 3 boys relays and 1 girls relay...


Two Eagle boys basketball team secures win against Hot Springs Two Eagle boys basketball team secures win against Hot Springs

PABLO — The Two Eagle River School boys basketball team took the win against Hot Springs on Thursday, Feb. 1, 65 to 53. The gym was filled with families from both teams as well as the smell from the concession stand wafting through the door. Head coach DJ Piapot said,“We are having a good s...


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Polson Girls Basketball The Polson Lady Pirate basketball team fell Jan. 30 on the road to Bigfork, 21-63. Rylee Taylor-Jefferson was the top scorer with 6 points followed closely by Aleysia Black with 4. The Lady Pirates came away with the win on Saturday, Feb. 3 against the Lady Loggers in Libby. Tayl...


Sports Shorts for Jan. 31, 2024

Polson Girl’s  Basketball POLSON — The Polson Lady Pirates bested the Libby Lady Loggers on Jan. 23 at home 44-38. Polson’s Julia Barnard was top scorer of the night with 10 points followed closely by teammate Rylee Taylor-Jefferson with 9. On Jan. 26 the Lady Pirates fell to the...


Mission basketball teams win two at home Mission basketball teams win two at home

ST. IGNATIUS — Crowds filled the St. Ignatius High School gym to watch the varsity boys and girls basketball teams battle it out against Superior on Friday, Jan. 19. The night started out with the boys on the court who were fighting to get their first win of the season during a game that was consist...


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