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Legion baseball wrapup

The Bitterroot Red Sox defeated the Bozeman Bucks, 2-1, on Saturday. Tylor Nixon had two hits and an RBI. Nate Loranger also had an RBI in the game. The Red Sox also played Vauxhall on Saturday and defeated them, 10-3. Chase Conner had a triple and an RBI. Jonathan Ringer knocked in two runners, as…

Corvallis wins divisional track titles

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The Blue Devil track machine continued to win, clinching both the boys’ and girls’ divisional titles; however, it was a close race in the boys’ team scoring. Corvallis edged Columbia Falls by one point to win the divisional championship. The girls, on the other hand, outscored second place Hamilton by 25 points. Teams from both…

Rainy weather for divisional tennis

Caleb Powell of Corvallis took second in boys’ singles and will advance to the state Class A tennis tournament in Bozeman and Livingston this week. Jean Schurman photo.

The Southwest A boys tennis tournament vacillated between the courts at Westview School and the Canyons Athletic Club on Thursday. As the weather cleared a bit, the teams headed to the courts on West Main but when the rain came back, the teams went back to the athletic club. With only two courts to play…

Florence, Victor, Darby divisional track recap

Florence will advance five boys and two girls to the state Class B track meet in Bozeman this weekend as a result of their placings at the Western B Divisional this past weekend in Missoula. Marcus Zeiler won the 800 with a time of 2:03.23. (Zeiler has already qualified in the triple jump.) Dean Klakken…

Florence softball team advances to state

The Florence softball team will be making the trip north to Kalispell on Thursday to play in the state tournament. Florence will play Glasgow at 2pm in the opening game. Ronan, Anaconda, and Plains/Hot Springs will also represent the Western B at the state tournament. Florence dropped their opening game to Ronan, 17-7. They then…

Hanson wins Elk State Hoop Shoot

Tanner Hanson, his parents Troy and Kerry and brother Tristan, were honored guests of Bitterroot Valley Elks Lodge recently. Tanner, a Hamilton resident, competed in the local Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot held at the Corvallis Gym on October 10 in the Ages 12-13 Boys division. This was Tanner’s sixth year competing in the Elks Hoop…

B, C schools compete in district track meets

Autumn Round of Florence won the triple jump at the District 6B track meet. Jean Schurman photo.

The track and field season, along with the regular school year, is winding down. Darby and Victor competed at the District 13C meet, and Florence was at the District 6B meet. Both meets were held at Big Sky High School in Missoula. The divisional meets will also be held at Big Sky this weekend. The…

Subith new manager for Bucs baseball team

Trevor Subith is finding baseball in Montana is a bit different, not bad, just different. The Southern California transplant moved here in March and immediately took over as the manager of the Bitterroot Bucs, the American Legion team in Florence. That team draws from Victor, Stevensville, and Florence. Subith was the head coach for the…

Butte softball invitational held

The Butte Central Invitational brings softball teams from across the state to the Mining City for a chance to preview potential state tournament opponents. Although the tournament consists of mainly Class A schools, there are also Class B/C schools in the tournament as well. Pairings are made so that schools that do not play each…

Class C state golf tourney in Hamilton

Next Monday, May 16, about 110 golfers from the smallest schools in Montana will converge on the Hamilton Golf Course for the State Class C golf tournament. Monday will be a practice day with the actual tournament running on Tuesday and Wednesday. Scott Marsh, Darby’s golf coach, is in charge of the tournament. “This is…