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Florence volleyball squad opens tough

The Lady Falcons of Florence had a big weekend and notched three wins over tough opponents. They defeated Thompson Falls in three games on Thursday. Saturday the team played in the Bigfork Quad tournament, which gave them a chance to see what the teams from up north look like. They defeated Libby in three games…

Young but working hard

Hamilton’s Caelen DeVall battles a Libby player for the ball in Saturday’s match. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton boys’ soccer team is young. They are working hard but their size and inexperience are big obstacles when going up against more physical teams. That was evident on Saturday when Libby came to town. The Hamilton team moved the ball well and kept it on the move. But as the game progressed, the…

Hamilton girls win two

Hamilton’s Olivia Zepeda gets past a Libby player with some fancy footwork. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton girls soccer team scored early and often in their match against Libby.  Junior Mallory McGill was the only Bronc to score twice. She hit the net at 20 minutes and then again in the second period at 62 minutes. Both goals were unassisted. Elise Striebel put the Broncs on the scoreboard at seven…

Tough soccer teams come to town

The local high school girls’ soccer teams faced some tough opponents over the weekend. Last fall, Laurel and Billings Central squared off against each other for the state championship with Billings Central taking the trophy. Both teams came to the Bitterroot over the weekend to play Corvallis and Hamilton, and both teams went back home…

Volleyball season gets under way

The volleyball season hit its stride this weekend with the marquee match being a rematch of the state championship game last year between Columbia Falls and Corvallis. Last year, in the state championship, it took the Columbia Falls WildKats just three games to win the match. At the match on Saturday, it took the WildKats…

Valley football roundup

The valley’s football teams had a good weekend overall, with three teams putting a ‘W’ in their win columns and only two teams losing. Florence had the weekend off. Corvallis squeaked out a win over Frenchtown, 29-28, in non-conference action. Although the Broncs got on the scoreboard first when Jacob Price had a pick six…

Victor clobbers Seeley-Swan

Victor’s Colt Neville turns the corner on a scoring run as his blocker, Logan McKinley, clears the way. Victor defeated Seeley-Swan, 58-6. Jean Schurman photo.

The Victor Pirates unleashed Colt Neville on the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks and came away with a conference win. Neville scored five touchdowns in the 58-6 win, including a 28-yard interception and tallied up more than 200 yards rushing. The senior scored twice in the first quarter on runs of eight yards and four yards. He notched…

Hamilton soccer team young, Corvallis experienced

The Hamilton boys’ soccer team is very young, according to coach Randy Lint. With their inexperience and first game jitters, as well as playing a couple of the toughest programs in Class A, Lint knew it was going to be a tough weekend for his team. Both Livingston and Belgrade have been in the playoffs…

Hamilton golfers win Columbia Falls Invitational

The Hamilton golf team is off to a good start. With several tournaments already in the books, the boys’ team is playing tough behind the play of Max Toenjes. He tied for first at the Butte Central Invitational with Tyge Yelenich. Last Thursday, he shot a 71 to lead the Broncs to a first place…

This was a good summer for valley teams

Sports Talk by Jean Schurman   The summer is almost over and for high school; the fall sports are already practicing. But this summer has been a good summer for a couple of teams in Hamilton. The Bitterroot Swim Team (BST) won the state championship at the end of July, and last week, the Bitterroot…