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Wrestling divisionals

Kyle Anderson is just one of Hamilton’s many wrestlers that will be competing in the Western A Divisional tournament this weekend in Whitefish. The top five competitors in each weight division will advance to Billings for the state championship tournament next weekend. Florence will host the Western B divisional tournament on Saturday. That tournament begins…

Florence squeezes by Corvallis

The Corvallis Blue Devils gave the unbeaten Florence Falcons a run for their money on Saturday night. Although the Blue Devils never led in the game, they pushed the Falcons at almost every turn, playing scrappy defense and creating turnovers. Florence won, 70-63. Dan Mickelson had 17 points from under the basket for the Falcons…

Lady Yellowjackets hold on for win

The Stevensville Lady Yellowjackets picked up a non-conference win over Thompson Falls on Friday. Stevensville rallied from a five point deficit at the end of the first half to score 20 points in the third quarter. The two battled back and forth in the final frame. Stevensville took the lead with a little more than…

Granny shots give Victor the win over Darby

They are not the conventional free throw shot but this method works for Victor’s Jayce Allred. The senior hit two free throws to pad the margin for the Pirates in their District 13C win over rival Darby. Darby pulled within two points with less than a minute remaining and then forced a turnover by the…

Lady Tigers win

The Lady Tigers of Darby have struggled a bit this year, trying to find their identity after losing all five starters to graduation last year and having a new coach this year. Hoop Reed, long-time assistant boys coach in Darby, has moved over and taken on the head girls coaching position. This weekend gave them…

Stevensville wrestles tough but falls to Columbia Falls

The Stevensville Yellowjackets held a home wrestling dual on Saturday against Columbia Falls. The two teams battled to a draw on actual matches but Columbia Falls won four forfeits and so won the over-all match. The battle of the night was at 170 pounds when Stevensville’s Ben Crews went up against Storm Kemppainnen. Although they…

Florence wins battle of unbeatens

The Florence boys basketball program is one of the best in Western Montana. So is the boys program at Bigfork. The two met Saturday in a battle that came down to the final buzzer Florence won, 53-49, after Levi Clagett pulled down a rebound and put it back with 1.3 seconds to move ahead by…

Stevensville wins one, loses one

Stevensville picked up their first win of the season with a 56-43 win over Polson. The Lady ‘Jackets held the Lady Pirates to only 15 points in the first half while scoring 30. They held on in the third quarter and then poured 18 more points in the fourth quarter. Payton Tillotson broke loose for…

Broncs top Frenchtown, Whitefish

The Hamilton Broncs won two of their three games last week. Their only loss was at the hands of Stevensville on January 5. Thursday night, Hamilton played Frenchtown in a ‘battle of the Broncs’. The game was tied at the end of the first quarter when Ky Burch stepped to the charity stripe after being…

Victor picks up a win

The Lady Pirates of Victor are a work in progress. But one thing about them, they don’t give up. After losing to the Clark Fork Mountain Cats on Friday night, they bounced back and topped Valley Christian, 3734. Victor trailed by four points with one quarter left in the game. They rallied and doubled the…