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Conner finishes second

The All Class state wrestling tournament was held over the weekend in Billings. It was not kind to the local wrestlers. Corvallis finished sixth in Class A behind Havre, Sidney, Columbia Falls, Belgrade and Hardin. Hamilton finished in the middle of the pack. Florence finished in the middle of the Class B/C pack. Colstrip won…

Florence comes from behind to top Corvallis

The Lady Falcons of Florence came from behind to top Corvallis, 36-27, in non-conference action on Saturday. Corvallis jumped out to an early lead and outscored Florence 21-10 in the first half. Florence didn’t shoot well in the first half and Corvallis’ Jane Booth, who is six feet tall, pulled down several rebounds to give…

Corvallis Blue Devils hold off Chiefs

The Blue Devils of Corvallis jumped out to an early lead over the Ronan Chiefs in non-conference action on Friday night. Although the Chiefs tested the Blue Devils a time or two, the Blue Devils held on for a 52-38 win. Jayce Gilder finished with 22 points to lead Corvallis. Chaney Waldo dropped in another…

Wrestling

The post season begins this weekend on the mats with wrestlers in the valley heading to divisional tournaments. Hamilton/Victor, Corvallis/Darby, and Stevensville will be heading to the Southwest A tournament in Butte. Florence will be in Ronan at the Western B Divisional. The top placers in each weight bracket will advance to the state tournament…

Lady ‘Jackets fall short against Big Sky

The Stevensville Lady Yellowjackets took on Class AA Sentinel on Thursday in Stevensville. Stevensville is struggling to find a consistent scoring leader and had trouble finding the basket against the taller Missoula team. The Lady ‘Jackets are a scrappy team and much like the insect they are named for, tenacious against their opponents. However a…

Stevi falls to Maroons in last few seconds

It’s no secret the Stevensville Yellowjackets are having a difficult time this season, between getting in sync with new head coach Joey Wark, a starter transferring to another school and other issues. So when they came out looking tough on Saturday afternoon against Butte Central, the faithful were happy. The team looked confident and executed…

Corvallis takes third

The Class A duals is a prelude to the state championship in wrestling. Held in Lewistown, the event gives teams from across Montana to see what their competition might be at the state tournament. Corvallis finished third at the meet with decisive wins over Laurel, Glendive, Browning and Billings Central. The 66-21 win over Laurel…

Lady Falcons looking forward

They are not the run and gun team they’ve been in the past couple of years, although they have their moments. They do not play the slow, deliberate game of several years ago. This year’s Lady Falcons are looking for their identity. They have moments of speed and precision. But those are sometimes followed by…

Pirates fall to Seeley with a last second shot

The Victor Pirates lost a close game against the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks on Saturday. On the line was a part of the lead for the conference. The two teams matched up pretty well and played a close game. One point separated the two at the half with Victor having the advantage. Seeley tied it up midway…

Southwest A roundup

    In the past week, there has been speculation as to why former head coach Keith Chambers has been back working with the Yellowjackets. When asked about it, he said he was helping out as one of the assistant coaches is having some health issues. “It’s not a reflection on Coach Wark, he’s doing…