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Florence volleyball team flying high

Megan Kowalski (10) and Hudsyn Doty DiBrito are tough defenders at the net for the Florence volleyball team. Jean Schurman photo.

The Lady Falcons of Florence have a new coach at the end of the bench, but the volleyball they are playing is more of the same that opponents have seen over the past few years. Christy Duchien is the new coach for Florence. She is a teacher at Florence and has taught at Corvallis in…

Hamilton goes to the air for win

Freshman quarterback Carson Rostad can run with the ball as well as throw it. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton Broncs took to the air to notch a 47-17 win over Corvallis. Freshman quarterback Carson Rostad passed for four touchdowns in the win. Rostad hit Bridger Bauder from 10 yards out for the first Bronc score. After a field goal by Corvallis’ Cayden Ayers from 41 yards out, Rostad hit Ty Chouinard from…

Corvallis girls pick up two wins

Hailey Mason of Corvallis battles for position against an unidentified Stevensville player. Jean Schurman photo.

The Corvallis girls blanked Stevensville, 7-0, and then topped Loyola, 8-3. Corinne Sanderson scored four goals against Stevensville. She had an unassisted goal at 6 minutes. She and Maria Hickey teamed up for goals at 49 minutes and 71 minutes. Haley Mason got the ball to Sanderson at 72 minutes for the final Blue Devil…

Corvallis boys roll along

Corvallis’ Emmett Semple takes aim at the Stevensville goal. Jean Schurman photo.

The Corvallis boys’ soccer team continues to hold the best record in the state. They have won eight games and not lost a game yet. This week, the Blue Devils took on Stevensville and Loyola. Corvallis has scored 34 goals in the eight games while allowing only 10 goals to be scored against them. Corvallis…

Football in full swing

Darby’s Dylan Parks makes a turn up the field with teammate Kye McCollaum blocking in Darby’s game against Twin Bridges. Jean Schurman photo.

All of the valley’s football teams saw action this weekend with the Class A teams finishing up their non-conference games. Four teams picked up wins on Friday or Saturday. Victor knocked off last year’s runner up in the state championship, Arlee, 40-6. The Pirates set the tone of their game against Arlee in their first…

Florence volleyball squad opens tough

The Lady Falcons of Florence had a big weekend and notched three wins over tough opponents. They defeated Thompson Falls in three games on Thursday. Saturday the team played in the Bigfork Quad tournament, which gave them a chance to see what the teams from up north look like. They defeated Libby in three games…

Young but working hard

Hamilton’s Caelen DeVall battles a Libby player for the ball in Saturday’s match. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton boys’ soccer team is young. They are working hard but their size and inexperience are big obstacles when going up against more physical teams. That was evident on Saturday when Libby came to town. The Hamilton team moved the ball well and kept it on the move. But as the game progressed, the…

Hamilton girls win two

Hamilton’s Olivia Zepeda gets past a Libby player with some fancy footwork. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton girls soccer team scored early and often in their match against Libby.  Junior Mallory McGill was the only Bronc to score twice. She hit the net at 20 minutes and then again in the second period at 62 minutes. Both goals were unassisted. Elise Striebel put the Broncs on the scoreboard at seven…

Tough soccer teams come to town

The local high school girls’ soccer teams faced some tough opponents over the weekend. Last fall, Laurel and Billings Central squared off against each other for the state championship with Billings Central taking the trophy. Both teams came to the Bitterroot over the weekend to play Corvallis and Hamilton, and both teams went back home…

Volleyball season gets under way

The volleyball season hit its stride this weekend with the marquee match being a rematch of the state championship game last year between Columbia Falls and Corvallis. Last year, in the state championship, it took the Columbia Falls WildKats just three games to win the match. At the match on Saturday, it took the WildKats…