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Florence wins district tourney

Shannon Byrne goes for the kill with fellow Lady Falcon Megan Kowalski ready for the rebound. Florence won the District 6B championship. Jean Schurman photo.

The Lady Falcons of Florence continued their winning streak with two wins in the District 6B tournament and took the championship. They will advance to the Western B Divisional tournament that begins on Thursday in Anaconda. Florence opened their district tournament play against Ronan. Ronan defeated Mission to advance to play the Lady Falcons who…

Corvallis boys soccer team advances

Corvallis’ Emmett Semple takes aim on the ball as a Polson defender zeros in on him. Jean Schurman photo.

The post season in high school soccer began on the pitch in Hamilton and Corvallis on Saturday. The Hamilton girls, as the No. 1 seed from the south, took on Polson, the No. 2 seed from the north. The defending state champion Corvallis Blue Devils, also a No. 1 seed, were hosts to the Polson…

Victor takes down Darby

The match between Darby and Victor on the volleyball court Saturday night had everyone on the edge of their seats. Earlier in the season, Darby had downed Victor in three games. However, three weeks have passed and Victor’s coach, Jodi Bush, has had three weeks to work on technique and creating a winning attitude. This…

Hamilton prevails over Butte Central

The weather and the ground were not very helpful to either Hamilton or Butte Central on Friday night. After a day of rain, the ground was slick, and the dampness in the air made the ball slick. This combination led to 10 turnovers in the game, including four for Hamilton. The Broncs took advantage when…

Schmalz wins at Fairmont

With one week until the state cross country meet in Kalispell, Hamilton’s Jaycie Schmalz looked strong in her race at the Western A Classic at Fairmont Golf Course. She edged Kimberly Peacock of Columbia Falls for the win. Schmalz clocked a 19:25.4 while Peacock came through with a time of 19:28.8. Sarah Passey of Hamilton…

Hamilton girls, Corvallis boys, seeded No. 1

Stevensville’s keeper, Tristan Pearson, has his sights on the ball as an unidentified Hamilton player makes the kick. Jean Schurman photo.

The pairings have been set and the Hamilton girls and the Corvallis boys have secured the No. 1 seed in the south heading into the Class A playoffs. Hamilton will play Polson at noon on Saturday at Hamilton High School. Corvallis will host Polson in Corvallis. That game will begin at 1pm in Corvallis. (Regular…

Darby wins at homecoming

Darby’s Zach Kline blocks for Kye McCollaum during Darby’s game against Flint Creek. Jennifer Burdette photo.

The Western C conference got a lot more complicated over the weekend. Although league leader Charlo kept it’s undefeated record in tact, second place Arlee was topped by Twin Bridges.  Darby toppled Flint Creek and improved to 5-3. Victor is in third place at 4-2 and had a bye. Darby has one game remaining in…

Volleyball Roundup

Corvallis def. Hamilton, 25-19, 25-14, 26-24. Kills – Corvallis 40 (Genesis Keith 15), Hamilton 19 (Tristy Searle 5, Kacia Guisinger 5). Blocks – Corvallis 5 (Keith 1.5, Charlotte Powell 1.5), Hamilton 3 (Guisinger 2). Digs – Corvallis 60 (Kenzie Jessop 13), Hamilton 51 (Brooke Huxtable 15). Assists – Corvallis 38 (Kate Hurlbert 38), Hamilton 18 (Caitlin Dillon…

Hamilton boys win state golf title

The Hamilton Broncs won the boys Class A state championship on their home course over the weekend.  Shown are Cannon Hawkes (alternate), Tristan Hanson, Max Toenjes, Coach Owen Burch, Ky Burch, Blaine Wetzsteon, and Bryce Reed. Jean Schurman photo.

The Class A golf season begins even before most schools are in session with several tournaments held throughout the end of August. The Hamilton Broncs began their season with one goal in mind, to win the state championship on their own home course. Throughout the years, the Hamilton Golf Course has been kind to the…

Valley football wrap up

Stevensville’s Alex Gavlak makes a move up field as the Hamilton defense closes in on him. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton Broncs were the spoilers of Stevensville’s homecoming on Friday night. The Broncs led 26-0 at the end of the first quarter and 40-0 at the half, which triggered a running clock for the rest of the game. Hamilton’s Manny Rivera had four touchdowns and Bridger Bauder added two more, including an interception. Hamilton…