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Florence up for challenge game

The Lady Falcons of Florence lost to Ronan in the championship game of the Western B tournament in Ronan on Saturday night. And, in the consolation game, Bigfork defeated Deer Lodge. Because Florence had not played Bigfork in the tournament, a challenge game had to be played to determine who would advance to the state…

Broncs headed to state

The Hamilton Broncs will play again in two weeks at the Class A state tournament at the Butte Civic Center. They will play Laurel, the No. 1 seed from the east, at 8pm on Thursday, March 9th. This is the second year in a row that Hamilton has advanced to the state tournament. It is…

Florence teams advance to divisionals

By Jean Schurman   Both the Florence Lady Falcons and the Falcons will advance to play at the Western B Divisional in Ronan this week. The top two teams from the boys’ tournament and the top two teams from the girls’ tournament will advance to the state tournament in Billings. That will be a combined…

Darby plays in district championship game

By Jean Schurman   The Darby boys lost out to Lincoln, 60-50, in a challenge game for District 13C on Monday night, after losing to Valley Christian in the District 13C championship game on Saturday. The fact that Darby played in that game is notable. It’s believed that the last time they played in the…

Lady Pirates finish in third place

The Lady Pirates of Victor finished in third place at the District 13C tournament. Victor defeated Darby for third place and because they had not played second place finisher Clark Fork, earned the challenge game. They lost out to Clark Fork in Monday’s challenge game, 58-46. Clark Fork took an early lead and didn’t allow…

Hunt, Rivera are state wrestling champs

By Jean Schurman   The valley has two new champions after this weekend’s state wrestling tournament in Billings over the weekend. Corvallis’ Garret Hunt took the championship at 285 pounds with a pin of Wacey Zuback of Browning. Hunt only lost one match all season. Manny Rivera of Hamilton was the second champion from the…

Stevensville tops Broncs

By Jean Schurman   The Stevensville Yellowjackets pulled off an upset of sorts on Thursday when they defeated Hamilton, 69-51. The Broncs were playing without Carter Kearns and Bridger Bauder who are both out due to injuries. But Hamilton coach Travis Blome gave all the credit to the Stevensville team for the win. “They pushed…

Corvallis falls to conference leader

By Jean Schurman   The Corvallis Blue Devils played host to the Butte Central Maroons on Friday night. Butte Central is the 2016 state champion and although they have have many players back from last year’s title team, they have experienced their share of injuries this season. Butte Central started strongly but Corvallis came back…

On to the Metra for wrestlers

By Jean Schurman   The All Class state-wrestling tournament will be held this weekend in Billings. State champions will be crowned in AA, A, and B/C ranks. The top five wrestlers in each weight bracket will advance in Class A. The top four in each weight will advance in Class B. The Western A Divisional…

Lady Pirates coming together

By Jean Schurman   The Lady Pirates of Victor are beginning to gel just at the right time according to third-year coach Brooke Zeiler. The team gained two players from Stevensville, Payton Tillotson and Ashlynn Harrington. Those two players, both seniors, have only been eligible to play varsity since the semester break. Tillotson, who played…