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Valley teams compete at Missoula Invitational

  Teams from 21 schools took part in the MCPS Invitational on Saturday at Big Sky High School. Flathead High School won the boys team scoring with 78.5 points. Corvallis finished seventh with 43 points. Stevensville was 16th with 10 points. Florence, Hamilton, Darby and Victor were 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st. Sentinel ran away…

A lofty project

Shea Miller and his father Dave Miller have been working on building a new crow’s nest for the Florence football field. This is his senior project and he’s raised over $37,000 to pay for materials and some labor. Jean Schurman photo.

Senior projects are becoming the norm for students in high school. These projects may take a few weeks or even a few months. They are designed to see how the soon-to-be graduate can develop an idea into an actual event, project or even something more tangible. Such is the case for Florence’s Shea Miller. This…

Broncs, Blue Devils split opening games

Taia Tully (3) of Corvallis races to home plate as Hamilton’s catcher Jen Meis reaches to catch the ball. Hamilton defeated Corvallis, 15-6. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton Broncs won against rival Corvallis on Thursday and then lost to Butte Central on Saturday for their opening weekend of softball. Hayley Hudgins started as pitcher for Hamilton and Sky Lopez came in and relieved her in the fourth inning. Hudgins was credited with the win. Although the Broncs won, 15-6, it was…

Darby, Florence host track meet

Braxton Roth of Corvallis reaches in the triple jump as his brother, Logan, watches in the background. Jean Schurman photo.

Darby and Florence teamed up to host 15 schools at a track meet in Corvallis on Thursday. The teams were primarily smaller schools but Corvallis had a limited number of participants, as did Dillon and Salmon, Idaho. The Corvallis boys came away with the top team score and the Arlee girls won the girls’ team…

Track off to great start

Darby’s Casey Ehmann heads towards the next hurdle in the 300 hurdles as Hamilton’s Caitlyn Gillespie sights in on her hurdle. Jean Schurman photo

Usually the first track meet of the season features rain and snow, but that was not the case on Saturday at the Gene Hughes Invitational in Corvallis. Blue skies and fair weather gave the athletes a chance to shine early in the season. Frenchtown picked up the boys team championship while Hamilton won the girls’…

Florence splits on opening day

The Florence softball team opened their season with a loss and a win over two Western B teams. Florence opened against Ronan who finished second in the state B tournament last year. Ronan jumped out to an early lead and then went on to win, 6-2. Sarah Schurg was the pitcher for the Lady Falcons…

Tennis results

There was only a limited number of tennis matches this week. The season will hit full stride this week with matches on Saturday and next Tuesday in Stevensville, Corvallis and Hamilton. Boys Polson 4, Corvallis 3 Singles — Caleb Powell, C, def. Matt Sitter,6-1, 6-2; Josh Smith, C, def. Cadis Chowning, 6-4, 6-3; Gabe Deleo,…

Stevi chiropractor working with USA Bobsled Team

Dr. Amy Berglund, a Stevensville chiropractor, is currently at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Lake Placid, New York where she is working with the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Teams. As a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Berglund was invited back to work at the Olympic Training Center. Her first rotation occurred in August…

Highland Games held in Stevi

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The Bitterroot Valley Highland Games was held on Saturday in Stevensville at Lewis and Clark Park. This is the first event for many of the kilted athletes for the season. Organized by Garrett Middleton, who competes all over the western United States, this inaugural event was a fund raiser for the Valley Veterans Association, and…

Season ends with All Valley Classic

The Kiwanis All Valley Classic put the cap on the basketball season on Tuesday, March 15. A good-sized crowd attended the showcase and enjoyed the last high school basketball game of the season. During halftime of the girls’ game, the boys competed in the three-point shooting contest. Hamilton’s Ky Burch drilled 15 in a minute…