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Corvallis sweeps Class A track

The last time a team other than the Corvallis girls stood atop the podium at the state Class A track meet with a first place trophy was 2010. The Blue Devils kept that streak going this year, claiming one more first place trophy as they outdistanced second place Columbia Falls by 34 points. Hamilton finished…

Corvallis wins Southwest A track title

The juggernaut that is Corvallis track showed their muscle at the Southwest A Divisional meet in Corvallis over the weekend. The Blue Devil boys’ team scored 154.66 points compared to second place Hamilton’s 119 points. Stevensville tied for third with Dillon with 88 points. The weather was tough and created some problems with the downpours…

Hamilton softball team advances

The Lady Broncs will be the No. 1 seed from the Southwest A conference even though they didn’t play a championship game. The championship game wasn’t held because of the rain and weather. Hamilton had defeated Butte Central in the undefeated game on Friday and by virtue of that, was named the champion. Butte Central…

Blue Devils are tennis champs

The Corvallis Blue Devils won both the boys and girls divisional championship over the weekend. DJ Pekoc will make his fourth trip to state and has hopes of bringing home the singles championship. He was second last year. He defeated Alex Raymond of Hamilton, 6-1, 6-1. Jesse Knapp will also move on for Corvallis. In…

Darby’s Ehmann, Caicedo win

Darby senior Keely Ehmann won three events to push Darby to a fifth place finish at the Western C Divisional Track Meet in Missoula. The speedster claimed first in the 100 with a time of 12.96. She currently holds the fastest time in Class C in the state in that event. Ehmann also won the…

Victor boys win 13C track

The Victor boys track team surged past the rest of the field on Saturday to claim the District 13C championship. When the day began on Saturday, Victor trailed Darby and Philipsburg, who each had 63 points, by one point. Strong showings in the long jump, triple jump, 300 hurdles and discus gave the Pirates the…

Florence advances ten to divisional track meet

Florence competed in the District 6B track meet. The top five finishers in each event advance to the Western B Divisional that will be held this weekend in Missoula at Dornblaser Field. The Falcons’ only win for the girls was the 1,600 relay where they blew away the rest of the field with a time…

Class A teams prepare for post season tennis

A familiar face made an appearance at the Stevensville tennis courts on Thursday. Veteran coach Bill Everett came back to lead the Yellowjackets after Amy Berglund’s departure. (No details were available as to why Berglund left the head coaching position.) Everett, who resigned last year, said he was happy to help out and because he…

Florence softball team sweeps Loyola

The Florence softball team looked tough on Thursday against Loyola. The Lady Falcons have had their struggles this season, and as three time defending state champions, they do have a target on their backs. However they seem to be coming together at the right time of the season. The Lady Falcons took a pair of…

Hamilton softball team wins two

Hamilton and Corvallis battled in Hamilton on Friday on the softball field. Freshman Sky Lopez pitched a complete game for the Lady Broncs and took the 8-2 win. McKayl Rothie batted 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Shaylan Mohn went 2-for-4 with a double as well. Lacey Dolcater, Taylor Reynolds, Kloie Nye, Kelsie Meis…