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Powerhouse Hamilton wins two

The Hamilton softball team flexed their muscles this weekend with wins over valley rival Corvallis and then in Butte at Butte Central on Saturday. Hamilton’s pitcher, Sky Lopez, picked up her first no hitter over the Maroons on Saturday. She only allowed four hits against Corvallis. Hamilton topped Corvallis at home on Thursday, 14-3. The…

Weather cuts short Frenchtown Invite

There were 17 teams at the Frenchtown Invitational on Saturday. The weather was good in the morning but as the day went on, the clouds and the rain came, and eventually stopped the competition. The Dillon boys and the Dillon girls brought home the team titles and served notice on Corvallis that they would be…

Track season off and running

If it’s raining, snowing, and the sun is shining all in the matter of a few minutes, it must be track season in Montana. The season began on Thursday with the Jim Johnson Track Meet in Frenchtown where the smaller schools participated. On Saturday, the Gene Hughes Track Meet was held at Corvallis with 14…

Florence holds first ever golf tourney

The fledgling Florence golf team held their first golf tournament ever on Friday at the Hamilton Golf Course. Ten boys teams from Western Montana took part in the B/C event. There were three teams in the girls team scoring. (The golf season for Class B and Class C is in the spring while the AA…

Softball snapshot

Hamilton defeated Dillon, 16-5, in their opening game of the softball season on Thursday. Sky Lopez had nine strikeouts in the game for Hamilton. Rachel Richardson went 1-for-2 with a home and RBIs. Mallory McGill went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Caitlin Dillon was 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Hayley Hudgins, Lopez and Kelsie…

Tennis recap

Valley Christian 3, Darby 0 Singles: Trey Christiaens, V, def. Kyle Wall, 6-1, 6-0; Josh Streit, V, def. Bridger Ernsberger, 4-6, 6-3, 10-3; Will Hartzell, V, def. Ernsberger, 8-0. Valley Christian 3, Darby 0 Singles: Trey Christiaens, V, def. Kyle Wall, 6-1, 6-0; Josh Streit, V, def. Bridger Ernsberger, 4-6, 6-3, 10-3; Will Hartzell, V,…

New look at Whitetail Golf Course

The Whitetail Golf course has been in operation for 70 plus years, nestled next to the Bitterroot River and surrounded by the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge. (In answering the question, which came first the refuge or the golf course, it was the golf course that came before the refuge.) The quaint nine-hole course is surrounded…

Sports Talk – How time flies when you’re having fun

A few days ago I was hit with an urge to do some spring-cleaning. I waited but the urge didn’t leave so I started cleaning out some drawers. As I was going through old newspapers, I found the first article I had written for the Bitterroot Star. It was a story on the ‘new’ Victor…

Valley’s top athletes compete in All Valley Classic

The 25th annual All Valley Classic was held on March 14th, 2017. The event honored the top high school athletes in the valley. Zach McCrossin of Darby and Reilly Rostad of Hamilton were selected as players of the year. Corvallis’ Cayden Ayers and Corinne Sanderson were selected as soccer players of the year. Volleyball player…

Ref Rummel retires

This past November, at the All-Class state volleyball tournament in Bozeman, a record was quietly set. It wasn’t by a team or a coach. Instead it was the man in the white polo with a whistle in his mouth. When Bill Rummel took to the court, it was his 33rd straight appearance as an official…