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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…

Corvallis’ Hunt signs with Lakeland for baseball

Garrett Hunt of Corvallis has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Lakeland University in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Hunt is the son of Jani Summers and Russ Hunt. He has played baseball since he was four years old. He currently plays for the Bitterroot Red Sox where he plays first base and is the…

Darby’s Wall is No. 1 seed

Darby’s Kyle Wall will have the No. 1 seed going into the State Class B/C tennis tournament this weekend in Missoula. He will play the winner of the match between Ron Barnhill of Conrad and Michael Bedford of Bigfork in the second round. Wall won the divisional championship by defeating Bailey Moss of Ronan, 6-3,…

Corvallis wins big at ABC Invitational at Polson

The Corvallis Blue Devils won both the girls’ and boys’ team scoring at the Polson ABC Invitational on Saturday with seven other teams competing. Calla Haldorson set a new state best mark in the discus with a throw of 148-08 to outdistance teammate Brookelyn Palin who also had a top mark, 139-3. Haldorson’s throw knocked…

District track meets held at Frenchtown

Frenchtown was the site of the District 13C and 6B track meets on Friday and Saturday. The top six finishers in each event will advance to the divisional track meet at Frenchtown. From there, the top placers will advance to state with Class B in Butte and Class C in Laurel. Florence had two winners…

Hamilton girls, boys win Kim Haines Memorial Track Meet

The Hamilton girls and boys teams won the Kim Haines Memorial Track Meet in Frenchtown on Saturday. Haines was a long-time track and basketball coach from Seeley-Swan who was inducted into the Montana Coaches Hall of Fame. Reilly Rostad led the Hamilton girls with wins in the long jump and the triple jump. She also…

Hamilton continues winning streak

The Lady Broncs put two more wins in the book with a 21-0 win over Corvallis on Thursday, and a 6-4 victory over Butte Central on Saturday, keeping their place at the top of the standings in the Southwest A. With Sky Lopez in the circle, pitching, for both games, the Lady Broncs methodically played…

Corvallis wins county meet

There was a bit of drama at the Bob Reed/RCIA track meet on Saturday in Corvallis. With only the six valley schools participating, the events moved right along with smaller numbers competing in each event. Corvallis won both the girls’ and the boys’ team scoring. The 1,600 meter girls’ race came down to two one…