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Corvallis wins Florence/Darby Meet

The Corvallis boys and girls won the Florence/Darby meet on Thursday even though most of the Corvallis varsity teams had limited participation. Corvallis relied on their large junior varsity teams and anchored them with a few varsity athletes. Stevensville took second in the boys team scoring. In the girls’ scoring, Corvallis’ veteran 400-relay team won…

Hamilton and Corvallis pushing each other

This was an abbreviated week in high school sports with most schools out on Spring Break. Hamilton and Corvallis competed in a non-scoring event at Polson on Thursday. With two teams that are very talented, Hamilton and Corvallis will be pushing each other throughout the season. In the track events, Corvallis’ Taylor Sylvester won the…

Corvallis, Hamilton look strong in first meet

The track season got off to a roaring start on Saturday at Corvallis at the annual Gene Hughes Invitational. Sixteen teams competed through rain and wind and sunshine with some impressive marks put on the board. Corvallis and Hamilton won first and second in both the boys and girls. Both teams are loaded and field…

Lady Broncs win

The Hamilton softball team got off to a good start on Friday, much to the dismay of Stevensville. The Lady Broncs defeated Stevensville, 16-3, in Southwest A action. Freshman Hayley Hudgins had pitching duties for Hamilton with Rachael Ringer catching. Carly Vercruyssen was the pitcher for Stevensville and Megan Finley the catcher. McKayl Rothie went…

All Valley Classic held

The annual All Valley Classic was held on March 17 at the Hamilton High School gym where the top basketball players from all six valley schools competed and had fun while raising money for the Kiwanis. In the girls’ game, the Light team prevailed, 59-44. Autumn Round of Florence was the leading scorer with 13…

Lady Broncs – a team of destiny

Championship night at the state tournament is one of the great events in high school sports, especially when you’re playing in front of a hometown crowd. Years ago, a handful of little girls began playing basketball with this goal in mind. They played in the summer, in the fall, on Saturdays and Sundays, honing their…

Lady Broncs take divisional – headed to state!

The Lady Broncs of Hamilton earned their second divisional title in as many years on Saturday night with a 55-47 win over the Lady Beavs of Dillon. They will play this weekend at the Class A state tournament which is being held right here in Hamilton. Hamilton will play Frenchtown at 6:30 Thursday night. The…

Young Florence team working hard

By Jean Schurman Florence does not have a senior on their team. In fact, Ally rust is their only junior. The young team is finding and fighting their way through the season and growing with each game. First year coach Duane Zeiler brings a wealth of basketball knowledge to the court and has been instilling…

Florence stops Loyola

By Jean Schurman A Florence/Loyola basketball game is always exciting and the match on Thursday night was no exception. The young Florence team, there are only three seniors, went into the conference game with one loss. Loyola was undefeated in conference play and Florence only had one loss. Loyola came out playing tough defense and…

Hamilton, Corvallis win at Hamilton Invitational

The course was new and so were the winners at the Hamilton Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. With the state Class A golf tournament being held at the Hamilton Golf Course, the cross-country meet was moved to the soccer fields at Hamilton High School. There are no hills on this course and the runners clocked…