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Track off to great start

Darby’s Casey Ehmann heads towards the next hurdle in the 300 hurdles as Hamilton’s Caitlyn Gillespie sights in on her hurdle. Jean Schurman photo

Usually the first track meet of the season features rain and snow, but that was not the case on Saturday at the Gene Hughes Invitational in Corvallis. Blue skies and fair weather gave the athletes a chance to shine early in the season. Frenchtown picked up the boys team championship while Hamilton won the girls’…

Florence splits on opening day

The Florence softball team opened their season with a loss and a win over two Western B teams. Florence opened against Ronan who finished second in the state B tournament last year. Ronan jumped out to an early lead and then went on to win, 6-2. Sarah Schurg was the pitcher for the Lady Falcons…

Tennis results

There was only a limited number of tennis matches this week. The season will hit full stride this week with matches on Saturday and next Tuesday in Stevensville, Corvallis and Hamilton. Boys Polson 4, Corvallis 3 Singles — Caleb Powell, C, def. Matt Sitter,6-1, 6-2; Josh Smith, C, def. Cadis Chowning, 6-4, 6-3; Gabe Deleo,…

Stevi chiropractor working with USA Bobsled Team

Dr. Amy Berglund, a Stevensville chiropractor, is currently at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Lake Placid, New York where she is working with the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Teams. As a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Berglund was invited back to work at the Olympic Training Center. Her first rotation occurred in August…

Highland Games held in Stevi

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The Bitterroot Valley Highland Games was held on Saturday in Stevensville at Lewis and Clark Park. This is the first event for many of the kilted athletes for the season. Organized by Garrett Middleton, who competes all over the western United States, this inaugural event was a fund raiser for the Valley Veterans Association, and…

Season ends with All Valley Classic

The Kiwanis All Valley Classic put the cap on the basketball season on Tuesday, March 15. A good-sized crowd attended the showcase and enjoyed the last high school basketball game of the season. During halftime of the girls’ game, the boys competed in the three-point shooting contest. Hamilton’s Ky Burch drilled 15 in a minute…

Florence Falcons finish 22 and 4

Levi Clagett went over the 1,000 points scored mark during Florence’s game against Choteau. Jean Schurman photo

The Florence Falcons may have needed the rest the 12 days between the Western B Divisional and the state tournament this weekend in Butte, but even though they healed up, they also lost some momentum going into the tournament. The Falcons struggled early on and never seemed to come together the way they did during…

Sports Talk – Montana moments

By Jean Schurman   When I found out that the first and second rounds of the Men’s NCAA basketball tournament was going to be held in Spokane, Washington, I was excited. I mean, a chance to see that caliber of play, and visit grandkids all in one trip? Life couldn’t get much better than that….

Luke Channer, he’s kind of a big deal

Luke Channer stands in front of a mural in the Corvallis High School weight room. Jean Schurman photo.

Luke Channer is one big fellow. At 6’3”, 285 pounds, he’s one of the largest students at Corvallis. He’s also one of the bigger guys on the line that plays Class A football. And, to top it off, he was one of the larger wrestlers for the school and recently took fourth at the Class…

Broncs’ season comes to an end

Hamilton’s Ky Burch brings the ball up between Polson’s Tanner Wilson and Julius Jones during Friday’s game. Jean Schurman photo.

It didn’t end the way they hoped it would, but that’s not to say the Hamilton Broncs didn’t have a good state tournament. There’s so much more pressure on teams at the level of the ‘elite eight’, and while the Broncs didn’t show many nerves, it was the little things that finished their season. “The…