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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…

Three wrestlers place

  The Jug Beck Wrestling Tournament in Missoula is one of the largest tournaments in the Northwest with teams from across Montana, Northern Idaho and even a few Washington teams competing. With over 900 wrestlers hitting the mats, to make it to the podium is an accomplishment. Hamilton/Victor, Corvallis/Darby and Florence all competed in the…

Wrestling results

Hamilton Quad Teams – Hamilton, Stevensville, Corvallis, Dillon 106 – Michah Roberts, Stev, pinned Will Wisenbach, Cor, :49; Wissenbach, Cor, pinned Passey, Dil, :27. 113 – Erik Pimenta, Cor, def. Rackard, Dil, scratch. 120 – Chase Conner, Cor, pinned Stoddard, Dil, 1:00; Stoddard, Dil, pinned Richard Thomas, Cor, 1:51. 126 – Isaac Faughn, Ham, dec….

Florence Falcons look tough

  The basketball season got off to a limited start after a long holiday break. Most schools only had one game except for the Class C schools. The Florence Falcons trailed for only the first few minutes of the game on Friday night before taking control and moving on to a 59-46 conference win over…