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Victor site of Back the Blue 5K run

This Saturday, June 10th, runners and pancake eaters will descend upon the Victor Fire Hall for a 5K race and pancake breakfast. Sponsored by Heart of the Valley CPR, the event is a way to show appreciation and support for the local law enforcement community.   Kristy Gaul owns Heart of the Valley CPR and…

Sports Talk – Graduation!

The last tassel has been turned, the last cap tossed in the air. The graduation season is over for 2017. This year’s group of athletes have seen their ups and downs and persevered through it all. There are those that will move on to play at the college level and others will move on to…

Florence is state champ – again

The Florence Lady Falcons are the State Class B sofball champions. In 1997, Florence began their softball program. Like any fledgling program, they had growing pains but it didn’t take long for the program to get rolling. In 1999, they took second, and in 2000, they won their first state championship. Fast forward 17 years,…

Hamilton takes third

The Lady Broncs sailed through two games in Sidney at the Class A state softball tournament before running into Belgrade in the undefeated game. The Panthers knocked Hamilton, 15-0, into the consolation bracket. They then met up with Frenchtown for the second time in the tournament, and lost, 11-7, to finish in third place. Hamilton…

Haldorson repeats as state discus champ

Last year, as a freshman, Calla Haldorson of Corvallis threw the discus 129-5 to claim the Class A championship in that event. This year, Haldorson was pushed by teammates Brookelyn Palin and Brooke Wiltbank throughout the season. In fact, Palin threw a 149-04 in the Western A Divisional last week which was the best in…

Next up: state softball tournaments

There is only one weekend and one tournament left in the season. For Hamilton and Stevensville, they will begin the long trip to Sidney on Tuesday and go halfway before pulling into town on Wednesday night. Stevensville will play Dawson County (Glendive) at 11am on Thursday morning. Hamilton will play the winner of the Lewistown/Polson…

Corvallis prevails at Western A Divisional

The Corvallis girls and the Corvallis boys each won the divisional championship at the Western A meet in Corvallis on Friday and Saturday. The boys topped Dillon for the championship, and the girls edged out Hamilton for their championship. Ridge Albright and Jake Jessop were individual winners for the Blue Devil boys. Albright cleared the…

Chaffin named women’s head basketball coach at San Diego Christian College

Shawn Chaffin, who graduated from Florence/Carlton High School in 1991, has been selected as the new women’s head basketball coach at San Diego Christian College in San Diego. Chaffin has been the Minot State University assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator since 2011. Prior to that he was an assistant women’s coach at Montana…

Stevensville softball gaining ground

Four years ago, when Callie Lendman, Makayla Davids and Sam Hambrick first donned the uniform of the Yellowjacket softball team, the program hadn’t seen much success. Coach Joey Wark was in his third year of coaching but had yet to see much success in the faltering program. There were barely enough players to field a…

Softball roundup

The valley teams had games early in the week and then traveled to Butte for Butte’s Laverne Combo tournament. Hamilton defeated Loyola on Tuesday, 13-4. Stevensville topped Corvallis, 17-7. In a long, 10 inning game that was almost stopped due to darkness, Mission topped Florence, 7-6, on Senior Night in Florence. The Laverne Combo tournament…