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Corvallis making improvements

The Corvallis Blue Devils are a work in progress. With a limited number of wins over the past couple of years, this team is adapting to new coach Zane Warnken and a new way of thinking, like winners. They are gaining confidence and didn’t stop playing tough all night against Dillon on Saturday. The Blue…

Corvallis second at Western Montana Duals

  The Corvallis Blue Devils finished second behind Columbia Falls at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan over the weekend. Corvallis lost to the Wildcats, 56-24, in the undefeated dual on Saturday. Corvallis finished with a record of 5-1. Columbia Falls 56, Corvallis 24 98- Guzman, CF, open; 106 – West, CF, pin Will Wissenbach,…

Corvallis second at Western Montana Duals

  The Corvallis Blue Devils finished second behind Columbia Falls at the Western Montana Duals in Ronan over the weekend. Corvallis lost to the Wildcats, 56-24, in the undefeated dual on Saturday. Corvallis finished with a record of 5-1. Columbia Falls 56, Corvallis 24 98- Guzman, CF, open; 106 – West, CF, pin Will Wissenbach,…

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…