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Florence Boys move on

The Florence Falcons will advance to the state Class B tournament in to weeks in Bozeman in two weeks as the No. 2 seed from the Western B division. Florence has advanced to the state tournament for the last five years. The Falcons held Bigfork, who hasn’t lost a game this year, to only two…

Corvallis boys finish strong

Corvallis and Hamilton met in the opening game of the tournament and the first-game jitters were evident in both teams as they combined for only eight points in the first quarter. “I thought both teams really struggled to get their legs in that first quarter,” said Corvallis coach Joe Jessop. But the Blue Devils went…

Falcons win with Pickering’s put -back

    Brandon Johnson drives to the basket after stealing the ball in the championship game against Loyola. Florence won their fifth consecutive championship on Saturday. Jean Schurman photo A put back shot by Brady Pickering at the buzzer gave the Florence Falcons their fifth consecutive District 6B championship. Florence had the lead for much…

Stevensville rallies to defeat Dillon Although they have not had the season they expected, the Stevensville Yellowjackets served notice on Friday that they are still a force to be reckoned with. With one last road trip to finish before the divisional tournament, the team traveled to Dillon to take on the top team in the…

Florence Lady Falcons finish well

Megan Byrne surveys the court during the Florence/Ronan game. Florence will play this weekend at the Western B Divisional in Hamilton. Jean Schurman photo     The District 6B tournament is a seeding tournament. All teams will advance to the Western B tournament that begins on Wednesday in Hamilton. But just because they all are…

Darby finishes fourth

The Darby boys finished fourth in the tournament and ended their season with a 13-9 record. The Tigers were up by a point with less than 20 seconds to go in the consolation game against Valley Christian when Isaiah Bohlken sank a long try to give the Eagles the 74-72 win and third place. Joe…

Lilli Osler – Mogul Queen

Lilli Osler of Stevensville is making a name for herself in mogul competitions around Montana and the surrounding states. This eighth grader is a thrill seeker who is always challenging herself and pushing the limits when boredom sets in. The daughter of Mary Pat and Rob Osler, Lilli began skiing at just two years of…

Conner finishes second

The All Class state wrestling tournament was held over the weekend in Billings. It was not kind to the local wrestlers. Corvallis finished sixth in Class A behind Havre, Sidney, Columbia Falls, Belgrade and Hardin. Hamilton finished in the middle of the pack. Florence finished in the middle of the Class B/C pack. Colstrip won…

Florence comes from behind to top Corvallis

The Lady Falcons of Florence came from behind to top Corvallis, 36-27, in non-conference action on Saturday. Corvallis jumped out to an early lead and outscored Florence 21-10 in the first half. Florence didn’t shoot well in the first half and Corvallis’ Jane Booth, who is six feet tall, pulled down several rebounds to give…

Corvallis Blue Devils hold off Chiefs

The Blue Devils of Corvallis jumped out to an early lead over the Ronan Chiefs in non-conference action on Friday night. Although the Chiefs tested the Blue Devils a time or two, the Blue Devils held on for a 52-38 win. Jayce Gilder finished with 22 points to lead Corvallis. Chaney Waldo dropped in another…