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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…

Highland Games to be held in Stevensville

The Bitterroot Valley Highland Games will be held this Saturday, March 25, at 9 a.m. at Lewis & Clark Park in Stevensville. This event involves Celtic games and is sanctioned by the Scottish American Athletic Association, a national organization that provides rules, regulations, standards and implements for hosting Scottish Highland Games. Garrett Middleton is the…

Broncs bow out

The Hamilton Broncs’ basketball season came to an end on Friday when they lost out to Polson at the Class A state tournament. Hamilton entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed from the Western A Divisional. The other six teams there were Dillon, Butte Central, Billings Central, Hardin, Laurel and Belgrade. Dillon defeated Billings…

Florence falters against Red Lodge

The Florence Lady Falcons had to play some of the top teams in Class B at the state tournament in Billings over the weekend. They ended up winning one game, against Colstrip, and losing to Fairfield, the eventual state champion, and Red Lodge. Florence, the No. 2 team from the West, opened up against Fairfield,…