Sports Shorts for Jan. 18, 2023
POLSON — The Pirates hosted local rivals the Ronan Chiefs on Jan. 14, winning a hard fought game at 61-55. Polson started the game on fire, led by Jarrett Wilson who scored 10 of the Pirates 15 in the first quarter. Wilson scored another 10 in the second quarter, and finished with a game high of 25, and the Pirates led the Chiefs 34-17. Ronan struggled to get their offense going in the first half, but came back in the second with some excellent basketball on both ends of the court. The Chiefs played some tight defense, only allowing nine points in the third quarter. Led by Marto Tonasket and Koby Finley, who had 12 and 10 points respectively, Ronan clawed back into the game to set up a tight finish. After trailing by 17 at half, the Chiefs were back within five points, but the Pirates were able to hold on thanks to Espn Fisher scoring 12 of his 16 points in the second half and some solid free-throw shooting late in the fourth quarter. Polson next travel to Corvallis on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. Ronan next travel to Anchorage Alaska to take part of the Alaska Airlines Classic on Jan. 19-21.
CHARLO — The Vikings hosted the Superior Bobcats on Jan. 13, winning convincingly at 68-49. Charlo jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, leading after the first quarter 17-9. They were able to extend their advantage at halftime to 13, leading 38-25. The Vikings scored another 23 points in the third quarter to gain what would be an insurmountable lead. Stetson Reum led all scorers with 17 points, while Keaton Piedalue added 15, Wesley Anderson had 12 and Tucker Love had 10. Charlo next host Two Eagle on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
CHARLO — The Lady Vikings faced Superior Bobcats in Charlo on Jan. 13, coming up short 52-32. The first half was extremely close with only one point separating the teams at the end of the first quarter, on only four points at the end of the second. The Bobcats were able to run away in the second after the Vikings found themselves in trouble. Sidney Bauer led Charlo in scoring with 15 points in a solid individual performance. The Lady Vikings face the visiting Eagles from Two Eagle River on Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Polson and Ronan
MISSOULA — The Polson Lady Pirates and Ronan Maidens traveled to Hellgate High in Missoula for the Hellgate Girls Wrestling Invitational. Ronan had three champions in the tournament, leading the Maidens to a third place team finish.
Saellah Nomee won the 100 pound division in dominate fashion, winning all three of her matches by fall. Brynn Courville also won all of her matches by fall, winning the 132 pound division. Tirza TwoTeetch took first in the 235 pound division winning two matches by fall and winning the championship by decision. In the 120 pound division, Juliette Chef took second place and Destiney Finley took sixth. Katie Dolence rounded out a great meet for the Maidens with a solid fifth place finish in the very competitive 126 pound division.
For the Lady Pirates, Harli Kinney finished highest with her second place finish in the 138 pound division, winning four matches by fall and losing by dec in the championship match. Polson Featherston took fourth place in the 165 pound division and Abighail Sorrell placed fifth in the 152 pound division.
Ronan and Polson next travel to Lewistown for the Class A Duals on Jan. 20-21.
Polson, Ronan, Mission/Charlo
MISSOULA — The Ronan and Mission-Charlo wrestling teams traveled to Missoula for the Rocky Mountain Classic hosted at Sentinal High on Jan. 13 and 14.
Koda King finished highest for Ronan, taking third place in the 145 pound division. King won five of his six matches for a solid performance in the tournament. Ridge Cote placed fourth in the 120 pound division, winning four of his six matches and making it to the semifinals. August Courville placed seventh in the 103 pound division, winning four of his six matches.
Mission-Charlo’s Canyon Sargent was their only placed athlete, taking sixth place in the ultra competitive 170 pound division. Sargent won four of his six matches and made it to the semifinals.
Ronan next travel to Lewistown for the Class A Duals on Jan. 20-21. Mission Charlo next travels to Thompson Falls for the Ted Keto Memorial Tournament on Jan. 21.