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Corvallis, Hamilton win at Anaconda

The Corvallis boys and the Hamilton girls came away with titles at the Wayne Estes Memorial Meet in Anaconda over the weekend. The Corvallis boys put up 172 points to capture first. Hamilton was second with 113 points. They were followed by Dillon (81) and Stevensville in fourth with 45 points. There were twelve teams…

Bitterroot Invitational Tennis Meet held

The Bitterroot Invitational was held over the weekend with teams from Butte Central, Darby, Dillon, Hamilton, Loyola, Corvallis, Stevensville and Whitefish competing. The event is held on the courts at Stevensville, Corvallis and Hamilton and divided up by ability. The top players play each other while the ‘threes and fours’ play each other. These are…

Bob Reed Invitational Track Meet held

The Bob Reed Invitational track meet was held on Saturday in Corvallis with all of the valley schools but Hamilton participating. The powerful Blue Devils won both the boys and girls team scoring. The Blue Devil boys won all three throwing events, the triple jump, the 1,600 relay, and the 800 and 1,600 meter races….

Softball – Stevi wins three at Frenchtown Invitational

The Frenchtown Invitational softball tournament gives teams a good indication of what they need to do in the final weeks of the season to secure a spot at the state tournament, and to see what the competition is shaping up to be. The two-day event is primarily for Class A schools but several B/C teams…

Records fall at Sapphire Twilight Meet

The Sapphire Twilight Track meet is one of the nicest track meets around. The view of the Sapphire Mountains, greening hills, and top athletes competing make for a very pleasant evening. This year there were five teams competing: Corvallis, Hamilton, Columbia Falls, Polson and Charlo. These teams brought their best and it showed. Six meet…

Softball roundup

Stevensville defeated Corvallis, 10-0, in conference action on Thursday. Carly Vercruyssen pitched a complete game and took the win for the Yellowjackets. Taylor Gagnon was the losing pitcher. Jenna Lockman went 2-for-3 with a double. Megan Finley had a double and went 1-for-3. Taylor Rausch also had a double for Stevensville. Florence swept Drummond on…

Goligoski, Mohn power Hamilton to win

Taylor Goligoski hit two home runs over the middle and Shaylan Mohn added one more to power the Lady Broncs to a 13-7 win over Corvallis. Goligoski drove in three runners and was 2-for-3 at bat in the Southwest A conference game on Thursday. Mohn was also 2-for-3 and had an RBI. Although Hamilton led…

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…