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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…

Hamilton finishes second at Western Montana Duals

Teams from across Western Montana competed at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan over the weekend. Hamilton was on a roll and went undefeated on Friday and continued that way up to the championship. There, they squared off against Polson who was also undefeated. Polson came away with the championship, 4225. Corvallis finished in sixth…

Halderson is national champ

The Bitterroot Valley is home to a national champion. Calla Halderson of Corvallis won the NFL National Punt, Pass, and Kick competition on Saturday in Indianapolis. On Sunday, she was introduced at the NFL game between Indianapolis and the Tennessee Titans. Halderson won the 14-15 year age bracket for girls. Last year, the Corvallis freshman…

Darby, Hamilton split their games

There were a limited number of basketball games on January 2, 2016. Most schools were still on break but Hamilton and Darby had games. The Darby girls and boys traveled to Valley Christian for their games. The Lady Tigers clobbered the Lady Eagles, 55-18. Breanna Brickey dropped in 15 points and Casey Ehmann had 11…

Florence Falcons look tough

The Florence Falcons are looking to be one of the top teams in District 6B. The addition of Anaconda makes an already tough conference even tougher but the Falcons seem up for the challenge. With three players – Levi Clagett, Jake Christopherson and Dan Mickelson – listed at 6’4” or over, the team is tough…

Lady Broncs squeak by Corvallis

The Battle of the Bitterroot lived up to the hype on Friday night in Hamilton. The Lady Broncs and the Blue Devils of Corvallis took to the floor to grind out a game of whoever made the last shot, wins. It was a by Hamilton’s Rachel Ringer that gave Hamilton the 37-36 win, even though…

Hamilton wrestlers win Glyn Brawley Classic

The Glyn Brawley Christmas Classic is one of the valley’s traditions at this time of year. Teams from throughout Western Montana and even Salmon, Idaho, braved the stormy and slick roads to make it to Corvallis for the event. For the first time in 20 plus years, Jeff Nagel is not at the head of…

Tip Off Tourney showcases potential

Although the original intent of the Tip Off Tournament has gone by the wayside somewhat, the event is still a great way to kick off the basketball season. Originally the tournament was designed to give teams a chance to play teams they wouldn’t see until possibly the state tournament or at the very least, at…