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Wrestling comes to Stevensville

The wrestling program in Stevensville is so young that the wrestling mats still have that ‘new’ mat smell on them. (If you’ve ever been a wrestler or even to a wrestling match, you know that isn’t what they normally smell like.) But the program is flourishing and the enthusiasm is high. Throughout the practice, even…

New coaches on the hardwood

  Four new coaches will be on the sidelines this year in three different schools. Stevensville has a new coach for both the boys’ and girl’s basketball program. Florence has new boys’ coach and Corvallis has a new girls’ coach. Joey Wark has come full circle in Stevensville. A graduate of the class of 1995,…

Boys’ basketball wrap up

The story of the weekend was the basketball game between Butte Central and Stevensville. The game was in Butte. The Maroons led at the end of the half by 12 points. The Yellowjackets responded in the second half but time ran out before they could take the lead and fell, 64-61. It was the first…

Blue Devils win Brawley Classic

The annual Glyn Brawley wrestling classic is always the last weekend before the Christmas break. The host team, the Blue Devils, won the 16-team field handily, outscoring Salmon, the second place team by more than 160 points. Corvallis fielded six individual champions. Will Wissenbach took the 106 championship. Chase Connor won at 120, Tyler Olsen…

Hamilton wins own tournament

The wrestling season began with a bang for the Hamilton team on Saturday. The Broncs won their own tournament by almost 30 points in the 11-team field. Hamilton picked up championships from Colton Cox at 126 pounds, Easton Albert at 138 pounds, Zach Tompkins at 170 pounds, and Michael Bumgarner at 195 pounds. The bout…

Florence wins two

    The Lady Falcons of Florence opened on the road with a couple of wins. They were at the Manhattan Tournament. They opened against Whitehall and came out playing tough defense. They allowed only two points in the first quarter and went on to win, 59-34. Freshman Megan Kowalski finished with 21 points for…

Valley basketball teams open on the road

  The basketball season is upon us. This weekend all of the valley’s teams took to the road to compete in Ronan and Polson, St. Regis, Manhattan, and Harlowton. This early exposure to other conferences will come in handy at the end of the season and gives coaches a chance to evaluate their own teams…

State Champions

      The Corvallis Blue Devils added one more trophy to the case over the weekend with the addition of the 2013 Montana State Class A volleyball championship trophy. This is the first time the Blue Devils have won the championship and they capped it off in fine style. The Blue Devils never lost…

Florence finishes third

  At the beginning of the year, coach Jeff Mahler had one wish that he wasn’t sure would happen. He wanted his young team, there are only two seniors on the team, to make it to the state tournament so that they could experience the event and return in 2014 with more experience. As the…

Corvallis takes Southwest A Title

Corvallis remains unbeaten The Corvallis Blue Devils maintained their perfect season at the Southwest A tournament in Corvallis over the weekend. They claimed the championship with a sweep of Dillon and will advance to the All Class Volleyball Tournament in Bozeman this weekend. They will play Belgrade, the No. 2 seed from the Central A…