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Valley’s top athletes compete in All Valley Classic

The 25th annual All Valley Classic was held on March 14th, 2017. The event honored the top high school athletes in the valley. Zach McCrossin of Darby and Reilly Rostad of Hamilton were selected as players of the year. Corvallis’ Cayden Ayers and Corinne Sanderson were selected as soccer players of the year. Volleyball player…

Ref Rummel retires

This past November, at the All-Class state volleyball tournament in Bozeman, a record was quietly set. It wasn’t by a team or a coach. Instead it was the man in the white polo with a whistle in his mouth. When Bill Rummel took to the court, it was his 33rd straight appearance as an official…

Highland Games to be held in Stevensville

The Bitterroot Valley Highland Games will be held this Saturday, March 25, at 9 a.m. at Lewis & Clark Park in Stevensville. This event involves Celtic games and is sanctioned by the Scottish American Athletic Association, a national organization that provides rules, regulations, standards and implements for hosting Scottish Highland Games. Garrett Middleton is the…

Broncs bow out

The Hamilton Broncs’ basketball season came to an end on Friday when they lost out to Polson at the Class A state tournament. Hamilton entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed from the Western A Divisional. The other six teams there were Dillon, Butte Central, Billings Central, Hardin, Laurel and Belgrade. Dillon defeated Billings…

Florence falters against Red Lodge

The Florence Lady Falcons had to play some of the top teams in Class B at the state tournament in Billings over the weekend. They ended up winning one game, against Colstrip, and losing to Fairfield, the eventual state champion, and Red Lodge. Florence, the No. 2 team from the West, opened up against Fairfield,…

Lady Blue Devils finish fourth with loss to Butte Central

The dream didn’t quite end the way they wanted but the Corvallis Blue Devils certainly had their chance at playing Cinderella at the Class A state tournament in Butte over the weekend. Although they lost out in their final game, the consolation game against Butte Central, they made history again by playing Saturday night for…

History makin’ Lady Blues!

The Blue Devils are still smiling, even after finishing second at the Western A Divisional in Hamilton on Saturday night. The Columbia Falls WildKats may have taken the top spot, but these girls from Corvallis are the first in the school’s history to advance to the state girls basketball tournament. Now, they will take on…

Lady Broncs finish fourth, advance

The Hamilton Lady Broncs will advance to the state Class A tournament in Butte this Thursday. They will play the No. 1 seed from the Eastern Divisional tournament, Hardin, who has a record of 20-1. That game will be at 8 p.m. Hamilton, the scariest team in the conference according to senior Reilly Rostad, upset…

Florence up for challenge game

The Lady Falcons of Florence lost to Ronan in the championship game of the Western B tournament in Ronan on Saturday night. And, in the consolation game, Bigfork defeated Deer Lodge. Because Florence had not played Bigfork in the tournament, a challenge game had to be played to determine who would advance to the state…

Broncs headed to state

The Hamilton Broncs will play again in two weeks at the Class A state tournament at the Butte Civic Center. They will play Laurel, the No. 1 seed from the east, at 8pm on Thursday, March 9th. This is the second year in a row that Hamilton has advanced to the state tournament. It is…