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Records fall at Sapphire Twilight Meet

The Sapphire Twilight Track meet is one of the nicest track meets around. The view of the Sapphire Mountains, greening hills, and top athletes competing make for a very pleasant evening. This year there were five teams competing: Corvallis, Hamilton, Columbia Falls, Polson and Charlo. These teams brought their best and it showed. Six meet…

Softball roundup

Stevensville defeated Corvallis, 10-0, in conference action on Thursday. Carly Vercruyssen pitched a complete game and took the win for the Yellowjackets. Taylor Gagnon was the losing pitcher. Jenna Lockman went 2-for-3 with a double. Megan Finley had a double and went 1-for-3. Taylor Rausch also had a double for Stevensville. Florence swept Drummond on…

Goligoski, Mohn power Hamilton to win

Taylor Goligoski hit two home runs over the middle and Shaylan Mohn added one more to power the Lady Broncs to a 13-7 win over Corvallis. Goligoski drove in three runners and was 2-for-3 at bat in the Southwest A conference game on Thursday. Mohn was also 2-for-3 and had an RBI. Although Hamilton led…

Corvallis wins Florence/Darby Meet

The Corvallis boys and girls won the Florence/Darby meet on Thursday even though most of the Corvallis varsity teams had limited participation. Corvallis relied on their large junior varsity teams and anchored them with a few varsity athletes. Stevensville took second in the boys team scoring. In the girls’ scoring, Corvallis’ veteran 400-relay team won…

Hamilton and Corvallis pushing each other

This was an abbreviated week in high school sports with most schools out on Spring Break. Hamilton and Corvallis competed in a non-scoring event at Polson on Thursday. With two teams that are very talented, Hamilton and Corvallis will be pushing each other throughout the season. In the track events, Corvallis’ Taylor Sylvester won the…

Corvallis, Hamilton look strong in first meet

The track season got off to a roaring start on Saturday at Corvallis at the annual Gene Hughes Invitational. Sixteen teams competed through rain and wind and sunshine with some impressive marks put on the board. Corvallis and Hamilton won first and second in both the boys and girls. Both teams are loaded and field…

Lady Broncs win

The Hamilton softball team got off to a good start on Friday, much to the dismay of Stevensville. The Lady Broncs defeated Stevensville, 16-3, in Southwest A action. Freshman Hayley Hudgins had pitching duties for Hamilton with Rachael Ringer catching. Carly Vercruyssen was the pitcher for Stevensville and Megan Finley the catcher. McKayl Rothie went…

All Valley Classic held

The annual All Valley Classic was held on March 17 at the Hamilton High School gym where the top basketball players from all six valley schools competed and had fun while raising money for the Kiwanis. In the girls’ game, the Light team prevailed, 59-44. Autumn Round of Florence was the leading scorer with 13…

Lady Broncs – a team of destiny

Championship night at the state tournament is one of the great events in high school sports, especially when you’re playing in front of a hometown crowd. Years ago, a handful of little girls began playing basketball with this goal in mind. They played in the summer, in the fall, on Saturdays and Sundays, honing their…

Lady Broncs take divisional – headed to state!

The Lady Broncs of Hamilton earned their second divisional title in as many years on Saturday night with a 55-47 win over the Lady Beavs of Dillon. They will play this weekend at the Class A state tournament which is being held right here in Hamilton. Hamilton will play Frenchtown at 6:30 Thursday night. The…