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Valley football roundup

The valley’s football teams had a good weekend overall, with three teams putting a ‘W’ in their win columns and only two teams losing. Florence had the weekend off. Corvallis squeaked out a win over Frenchtown, 29-28, in non-conference action. Although the Broncs got on the scoreboard first when Jacob Price had a pick six…

Victor clobbers Seeley-Swan

Victor’s Colt Neville turns the corner on a scoring run as his blocker, Logan McKinley, clears the way. Victor defeated Seeley-Swan, 58-6. Jean Schurman photo.

The Victor Pirates unleashed Colt Neville on the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and came away with a conference win. Neville scored five touchdowns in the 58-6 win, including a 28-yard interception and tallied up more than 200 yards rushing. The senior scored twice in the first quarter on runs of eight yards and four yards. He notched…

Hamilton soccer team young, Corvallis experienced

The Hamilton boys’ soccer team is very young, according to coach Randy Lint. With their inexperience and first game jitters, as well as playing a couple of the toughest programs in Class A, Lint knew it was going to be a tough weekend for his team. Both Livingston and Belgrade have been in the playoffs…

Hamilton golfers win Columbia Falls Invitational

The Hamilton golf team is off to a good start. With several tournaments already in the books, the boys’ team is playing tough behind the play of Max Toenjes. He tied for first at the Butte Central Invitational with Tyge Yelenich. Last Thursday, he shot a 71 to lead the Broncs to a first place…

This was a good summer for valley teams

Sports Talk by Jean Schurman   The summer is almost over and for high school; the fall sports are already practicing. But this summer has been a good summer for a couple of teams in Hamilton. The Bitterroot Swim Team (BST) won the state championship at the end of July, and last week, the Bitterroot…

Marcus Daly Hospital, medical staff offer sports physical program

Valley athletes in middle and high school are invited to the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, August 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the annual sports physical program. The cost is $25 per student and 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to the students’ school athletic program. “This program is a…

Bitterroot U14 Sparks finish strong

Bitterroot Sparks 14U Softball Team, from l to r: standing - Head Coach Chris Newman, Sydnee Paul, Madi Kreiger, Bat Boy Angus Trangmoe, Jorden Taggart, Mikayla Newman, Sophia Doyle, Asst. Coach Dennis Elgas, Erin Elgas, Natalie Dulac, Ashlin Hiller, Asst. Coach Rick Meisinger; seated: Brylee Meisinger, Makenna Liechty.

The Bitterroot Sparks 14U fastpitch softball team ended the 2016 season showing the Western United States what Montana softball is all about. The season began in June with a 1st place finish at the Garden City Walk Off. Then it was off to the Tri Cities for the USA Preps College Showcase where the Sparks…

Red Sox are repeat champs

The Bitterroot Red Sox repeated as the district champions on Sunday in Florence. Front row: Cameron Rothie, Tanner Goligoski, Kyle Crossman, Joe Johnson, Kyle Norman, Chase Connor, Tylor Nixon, Justin Horvath. Standing: Coach Rich Poliquin, Garrick Richardson , Matt Brown, Justin Catanach, Nate Loranger, Austin Ray, Kade Hudgins, Hunter Omlid, Jonathan Ringer, Assis. Coach Jason Goligoski, Ladd Grenfell, Assist. Coach Jim Loranger, Assist. Coach Justin Nixon. Jean Schurman photo.

  By Jean Schurman The Bitterroot Red Sox have repeated as the American Legion Western A District champions. They thumped the Glacier Twins, 23-2, in the championship game to bring home the championship. The game started big for the Red Sox when Austin Ray hit a lead off homer. The Red Sox went on to…

Ringer signs with Miles City

Miles Community College head baseball coach Jeff Brabant has announced the signing of Jonathan Isaiah Ringer for the 2016-2017 season. Ringer is a 6’ 0”, 190 pounds, left handed pitcher. He graduated this year from Hamilton High School and is the son of John and Dawn Ringer of Darby. He joins the Pioneers after a…

Red Sox battle Bucs for sweep

By Jean Schurman   The Bitterroot Bucs and the Bitterroot Red Sox met on the diamond in Florence for one last double header before the district tournament this weekend. That tournament will also be in Florence and will begin on Thursday. The Red Sox took both games on Friday but the games were close throughout….