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Florence softball team advances to state

The Florence softball team will be making the trip north to Kalispell on Thursday to play in the state tournament. Florence will play Glasgow at 2pm in the opening game. Ronan, Anaconda, and Plains/Hot Springs will also represent the Western B at the state tournament. Florence dropped their opening game to Ronan, 17-7. They then…

Hanson wins Elk State Hoop Shoot

Tanner Hanson, his parents Troy and Kerry and brother Tristan, were honored guests of Bitterroot Valley Elks Lodge recently. Tanner, a Hamilton resident, competed in the local Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot held at the Corvallis Gym on October 10 in the Ages 12-13 Boys division. This was Tanner’s sixth year competing in the Elks Hoop…

B, C schools compete in district track meets

Autumn Round of Florence won the triple jump at the District 6B track meet. Jean Schurman photo.

The track and field season, along with the regular school year, is winding down. Darby and Victor competed at the District 13C meet, and Florence was at the District 6B meet. Both meets were held at Big Sky High School in Missoula. The divisional meets will also be held at Big Sky this weekend. The…

Subith new manager for Bucs baseball team

Trevor Subith is finding baseball in Montana is a bit different, not bad, just different. The Southern California transplant moved here in March and immediately took over as the manager of the Bitterroot Bucs, the American Legion team in Florence. That team draws from Victor, Stevensville, and Florence. Subith was the head coach for the…

Butte softball invitational held

The Butte Central Invitational brings softball teams from across the state to the Mining City for a chance to preview potential state tournament opponents. Although the tournament consists of mainly Class A schools, there are also Class B/C schools in the tournament as well. Pairings are made so that schools that do not play each…

Class C state golf tourney in Hamilton

Next Monday, May 16, about 110 golfers from the smallest schools in Montana will converge on the Hamilton Golf Course for the State Class C golf tournament. Monday will be a practice day with the actual tournament running on Tuesday and Wednesday. Scott Marsh, Darby’s golf coach, is in charge of the tournament. “This is…

Stevi softball team holds off Dillon

Stevensville’s Haley Kampka gets run down by a Dillon player at first base after getting into a pickle. Jean Schurman photo.

The Lady Yellowjackets held off Dillon in Southwest A softball action on Saturday. The Beavs jumped out to an early lead in the first inning and scored four runs in both the first and second innings. But then the Stevensville defense settled down and began to click. They never let another Dillon run cross the…

Red Sox take two

Tylor Nixon slides into third base as the ball passes by the Glacier Twins third baseman Tristan Steinwand. Nixon went on to steal home for the run. Jean Schurman photo.

The Bitterroot Red Sox and the Glacier Twins met Saturday and Sunday for a nine-inning on both days. This clash between a couple of the top teams in the American Legion western conference was everything it hyped up to be. Jonathan Ringer started out pitching for the Red Sox in their game Saturday night under…

Corvallis track teams sweep at Anaconda

The valley’s track teams were in Missoula at Big Sky at the Kim Haines Memorial Meet and in Anaconda at the Wayne Estes Meet. Corvallis came away the big winner in Anaconda, sweeping the boys and the girls team scoring. The girls won 10 events and the boys picked up seven first place ribbons. The…

County track meet held

John Beckers of Darby pulls back to let go in the javelin throw at the Bob Reed Invitational. Jean Schurman photo.

The Bob Reed Invitational is the only track meet where the valley schools are the only teams competing. The teams range in size from eight or 10 athletes (Victor and Darby) to 40 or more (Hamilton and Corvallis). Corvallis ran away with the team scoring in both the boys and girls events. There were several…