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Hamilton, Corvallis win at Twilight Meet

Cole Wohltman of Corvallis clears the bar in the high jump at the Sapphire Twilight Meet in Corvallis. Jean Schurman photo.

The Hamilton girls and the Corvallis boys brought home top honors at the Sapphire Twilight Meet on Thursday in Corvallis. The event showcases some of the top teams in the area. This year, in addition to Hamilton and Corvallis, Columbia Falls, Polson and Charlo also participated. The Hamilton girls had four wins. Jacie Schmalz won…

8th Annual ‘Sort Pink’ team sorting held

Aaron Clark of Stevensville pushes a cow through the opening as his partner looks for the next one. Clark was one of more than 100 riders who competed in the 8th Annual Sort Pink, a fundraiser for Tough Enough to Wear Pink breast cancer awareness. Jean Schurman photo

Over the weekend, cowboys and cowgirls from across the Northwest headed to the Sapphire Event Center for the 8th annual Sort Pink competition. This is a fundraiser for Tough Enough to Wear Pink of Montana, an organization that is dedicated to providing funding for breast cancer awareness, screening and support for Montana women and men….

Clagett to play basketball for University of Mary

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Florence’s Levi Clagett will play for the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Clagett scored over 1,000 points for the Falcons in his high school career. He was an all state basketball player the last two years and named player of the year in the Bitterroot.

Heath to play golf for Montana Tech

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Backed by his coach, Owen Burch, and his father, Dr. Brett Heath, Josh Heath of Hamilton signed a letter of intent to play golf at Montana Tech this fall. Heath finished fifth at the Class A state championship last year.

Tough weekend for valley softball teams

Dani Trangmoe of Stevensville attempts to tag Taia Tully of Corvallis out at home. Jean Schurman photo

  The young Stevensville softball team ran into some troubles against Corvallis. There were moments of great fielding but the team struggled with pitching and hitting. Stevensville has only two seniors on the team. In fact, the 14 freshmen outnumber the rest of the team combined. Corvallis pitcher Kayla Fields allowed only two hits in…

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’…