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Florence softball, still tough

  The Florence softball team lost four key players to graduation last year including the pitcher, catcher and first basemen. Even as the returning state champions in 2012 and 2013, the road back looked long. However one thing the program at Florence has done is look to the future each year. Last year’s coach, Joe…

Hamilton wins the Florence/Darby Invitational

    The Florence/Darby Invitational track meet was held Thursday at Corvallis with 14 teams competing. Hamilton took both the boys’ and girls’ team titles. Kaitlin Stromberg of Hamilton won the 1,600 and the 3,200 paced the Broncs in the girls’ scoring. Also picking up wins for the Broncs were Sami Kratofil in the javelin…

Tennis Results

    Boys Loyola Sacred Heart 4, Darby 2 Singles – Juanma Machiavelli, Dar, def. Descamps, 6-4, 6-3; Christian, Loy, def. Kyle Wall, 6-1, 6-0; Wall, Dar, def. Tiefanthaler, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles –Huffman/ Campbell, Loy, def. Blake Keller/Anthony Westfall, 6-1, 6-2; McElroy/Byrne, Loy, def. Daniel Harrison/Joey Smith, 6-1, 6-1. Loyola Sacred Heart 5, Hamilton 0…

Hamilton splits on the diamond

      Last year, the Hamilton Bronc softball team was somewhat of an unknown entity with young players on the roster and they still finished fourth at the state tournament. This year, they are still young, but the other teams know the Lady Broncs are a tough, seasoned team with the target squarely on…

Track season fired up

  The first track meet of the season can be cold and snowy or sunshine and clear skies. This year’s Gene Hughes Invitational track meet had all of that plus a full slate of teams. Sixteen teams competed in the meet. Hamilton ran away with the boys’ team title and Corvallis took the girls team…

Tennis results

  GIRLS Corvallis 6, Hamilton 1 Singles – Laramie McHugh def. Autumn Rose, 6-0, 6-2; Emma Decker def. Hannah Grable, 6-0, 6-1; Roxie Rademacher, C, def. Rachel Grimes, 6-2, 6-2; Shelby Jessop, C, def. Annie Dowdy, 6-3, 6-1. Doubles – Dakota Bacarro-Miriam Montgomery, C, def. Melissa Dowdy-Minica Casbara, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; Sophia Schmit-Theresa Triah, H,…

Stevensville finishes second

The reigning state champions will have a chance to defend their championship this weekend in Great Falls at the Class A state tournament. Stevensville will return as the No. 2 seed from the Southwest A conference, after falling to Dillon, 55-34, in the championship game in Butte on Saturday. The Yellowjackets will play Laurel, the…

Florence Boys move on

The Florence Falcons will advance to the state Class B tournament in to weeks in Bozeman in two weeks as the No. 2 seed from the Western B division. Florence has advanced to the state tournament for the last five years. The Falcons held Bigfork, who hasn’t lost a game this year, to only two…

Corvallis boys finish strong

Corvallis and Hamilton met in the opening game of the tournament and the first-game jitters were evident in both teams as they combined for only eight points in the first quarter. “I thought both teams really struggled to get their legs in that first quarter,” said Corvallis coach Joe Jessop. But the Blue Devils went…

Falcons win with Pickering’s put -back

    Brandon Johnson drives to the basket after stealing the ball in the championship game against Loyola. Florence won their fifth consecutive championship on Saturday. Jean Schurman photo A put back shot by Brady Pickering at the buzzer gave the Florence Falcons their fifth consecutive District 6B championship. Florence had the lead for much…