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Lady Falcons pull out win over Corvallis

Senior night can be a tough, emotional night for the players. On Friday night at Corvallis, there was only one senior basketball player that walked out onto the court, Tayler Wright. It was only fitting then, that Wright scored the first five points for Corvallis. Corvallis scored another basket before Florence’s Rilee Mangun finally put…

Corvallis boys improving

Although the Blue Devils split their games this weekend, the team is looking strong going into the district tournament this week. Corvallis topped Florence in non conference action, 62-45, on Thursday. Although Florence was playing without two starters, the Blue Devils didn’t let up and held the lead throughout the game. Ryal Jessop finished with…

Wrestling wrap up

The wrestling season came to an end this weekend at the All Class tournament in Billings. In Class A, Sidney won the team championship with a total of 250 points. Hamilton finished 10th with 66 points. Stevensville was 17th with 20 points, and Corvallis was 18th with 17 points. At 126 pounds, Hamilton’s Michael Golden…

Valley wrestlers move on to state

The divisional wrestling tournaments were held last weekend in Columbia Falls for the Western A teams and in Superior for the Class B teams. These tournaments determined who will advance to the state tournaments in Billings this weekend at the Metra. The All Class tournament will begin on Friday. The top eight wrestlers in Class…

Lady Falcons win two more

The Lady Falcons of Florence improved their record to 14-1 with two wins over the weekend. After a slow beginning against Deer Lodge, Florence went on to win, 56-36. Florence held Deer Lodge to only four points in the final frame of the game. Makenna Liles and Danielle Zahn each had 16 points. Florence 56,…

Corvallis boys win two

The Corvallis Blue Devils are coming together on the court. They picked up a win over Stevensville on Thursday and another on Friday on the road in Whitefish. Although Stevensville started strongly, two three pointers by Ridge Albright and one by Kobe Jessop shifted the momentum to Corvallis. Stevensville pulled with in four points with…

Lady Falcons playing tough

If you look at the roster for the Florence Lady Falcons, you might think they are still pretty young, after all there is only one senior on the team. However, one look at them playing on the court and you know you are seeing a very experienced team. Coach Duane Zeiler said his team is…

Victor splits

The Victor Pirates may be turning a corner this basketball season. On Thursday night, the Pirates lost to Hot Springs in a close game, 48-45. Then, on Friday night, the Pirates came back from being six points down at the half to beating Lincoln, 60-45. The Pirates had a strong second half against Hot Springs…

Stevi’s Gavlak signs with Dickinson State

Stevensville Yellowjackets wide receiver Alex Gavlak has signed a deal to play ball for North Dakota’s Dickinson State University Bluehawks. “A lot of hard work has paid off for him,” said Gavlak’s mother Rebecca. “I was always told, you don’t have to play football, you don’t have to go to college,” said Gavlak. But he…

Corvallis wins Battle of the ‘Root

For the third time, the Corvallis Blue Devils have taken home the ‘Root’ trophy. The Battle of the Root brings all four wrestling programs in the valley to one location to see who is the best in the valley. This year, Florence was the host for the event. Championship 103 – Oliver Post, F, pin…