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Mountettes host state championship

Teams from Kalispell, Dillon and Lewistown, along with the hometown Mountettes competed over the weekend for bragging rights and the chance to carry the flag of the champion drill team in the state for the next year. A flag is given to the top team to carry in parades and drills. This year, just like…

Coach Zeiler was the real deal

By Jean Schurman, Sports Editor Generally, when one uses the term icon in a sentence when referring to a person, that person has lived a long, productive life that has touched many lives. That isn’t the case this time. The Bitterroot Valley lost an icon in the sporting world last Thursday when Lee Zeiler passed…

MDMH sports physical program benefits local schools

By Jean Schurman The high school sports season is almost upon us but prior to the games and even the practices, these student athletes must have a sports physical. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital opened their doors last Thursday night to over 100 athletes and their parents. The hospital will do this one more time on…

Red Sox have stellar season

By Jean Schurman The Bitterroot Red Sox have had a stellar run this season on the diamond. The team had a little bobble last weekend at the district tournament in Ronan but roared back to take the championship. This week, they have been at the American Legion State A tournament in Kalispell and they have…

Scheffer signs!

State Champs!

Red Sox, Bucs play to a draw

The Bitterroot Red Sox are a veteran team who bring experience and talent to the field. The Bitterroot Bucs are a young team with a lot of hustle who are coming together just at the right time. The two teams battled on Thursday night when the two played a double header. The first game was…

State champs headed to regionals

A group of nine year old boys from Hamilton and Corvallis are having the best baseball season, ever! The team won the Cal Ripkin League State of Montana Championship over the 4th of July weekend. The next step for the team is the regional tournament in West Linn, Oregon, which is near Portland. That tournament…

Dragon Brigade does well in competition

The Bitterroot Dragon Brigade finished its 14th year with an unbelievable success at the Cutting Edge Karate Championships in Spokane, Washington. This was a very large tournament, with14 schools from four different states in attendance. 285 competitors battled it out to win 32 championship swords. Dragon Brigade team members took home 16 of those swords,…

Congratulations, Class of 2015!

It’s graduation time in the Bitterroot with the seniors moving on to ‘adulthood’. This is a grand time for most but there are a few tears shed along the way. These students have made an amazing journey these last 13 years. When they began, they didn’t know even how to navigate from the classroom to…