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Hamilton golfers look tough for state

Hamilton’s Max Toenjes takes a shot at the Western A Divisional tournament in Hamilton. He will be playing that course again this weekend at the Class A state tournament. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton boys’ golf team brought home the Western A Divisional title on their own turf Saturday. They topped the field of eight teams with a 319 score. Polson was second with 326. Butte Central, Whitefish, Stevensville Columbia Falls, Frenchtown, and Corvallis rounded out the team scoring. The top four teams will advance to the…

Florence roughs up Troy

Florence’s Derek Richard catches a pass for a touchdown. Jean Schurman photo.

The Florence Falcons began their Homecoming game against Troy with an interception when Kyler Alm snagged a Troy pass and raced 25 yards for the touchdown with 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter. Caden Venters kicked the PAT and the Falcons were off and running. They scored three more times in the quarter and…

Stevensville wins marathon volleyball match

Stevensville’s Mariah Hinson (9) and Tilly Grooms make a block against a Hamilton hit. Jean Schurman photo.

The volleyball match between Stevensville and Hamilton got off to a late start after both the freshman and the junior varsity matches went to five games. That should have been a warning for the varsity match as well. Stevensville came out playing tough and serving well. The Yellowjackets mixed up their play at the net…

Florence volleyball team flying high

Megan Kowalski (10) and Hudsyn Doty DiBrito are tough defenders at the net for the Florence volleyball team. Jean Schurman photo.

The Lady Falcons of Florence have a new coach at the end of the bench, but the volleyball they are playing is more of the same that opponents have seen over the past few years. Christy Duchien is the new coach for Florence. She is a teacher at Florence and has taught at Corvallis in…

Hamilton goes to the air for win

Freshman quarterback Carson Rostad can run with the ball as well as throw it. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton Broncs took to the air to notch a 47-17 win over Corvallis. Freshman quarterback Carson Rostad passed for four touchdowns in the win. Rostad hit Bridger Bauder from 10 yards out for the first Bronc score. After a field goal by Corvallis’ Cayden Ayers from 41 yards out, Rostad hit Ty Chouinard from…

Corvallis girls pick up two wins

Hailey Mason of Corvallis battles for position against an unidentified Stevensville player. Jean Schurman photo.

The Corvallis girls blanked Stevensville, 7-0, and then topped Loyola, 8-3. Corinne Sanderson scored four goals against Stevensville. She had an unassisted goal at 6 minutes. She and Maria Hickey teamed up for goals at 49 minutes and 71 minutes. Haley Mason got the ball to Sanderson at 72 minutes for the final Blue Devil…

Corvallis boys roll along

Corvallis’ Emmett Semple takes aim at the Stevensville goal. Jean Schurman photo.

The Corvallis boys’ soccer team continues to hold the best record in the state. They have won eight games and not lost a game yet. This week, the Blue Devils took on Stevensville and Loyola. Corvallis has scored 34 goals in the eight games while allowing only 10 goals to be scored against them. Corvallis…

Football in full swing

Darby’s Dylan Parks makes a turn up the field with teammate Kye McCollaum blocking in Darby’s game against Twin Bridges. Jean Schurman photo.

All of the valley’s football teams saw action this weekend with the Class A teams finishing up their non-conference games. Four teams picked up wins on Friday or Saturday. Victor knocked off last year’s runner up in the state championship, Arlee, 40-6. The Pirates set the tone of their game against Arlee in their first…

Florence volleyball squad opens tough

The Lady Falcons of Florence had a big weekend and notched three wins over tough opponents. They defeated Thompson Falls in three games on Thursday. Saturday the team played in the Bigfork Quad tournament, which gave them a chance to see what the teams from up north look like. They defeated Libby in three games…

Young but working hard

Hamilton’s Caelen DeVall battles a Libby player for the ball in Saturday’s match. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton boys’ soccer team is young. They are working hard but their size and inexperience are big obstacles when going up against more physical teams. That was evident on Saturday when Libby came to town. The Hamilton team moved the ball well and kept it on the move. But as the game progressed, the…