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Stevi softball team holds off Dillon

Stevensville’s Haley Kampka gets run down by a Dillon player at first base after getting into a pickle. Jean Schurman photo.

The Lady Yellowjackets held off Dillon in Southwest A softball action on Saturday. The Beavs jumped out to an early lead in the first inning and scored four runs in both the first and second innings. But then the Stevensville defense settled down and began to click. They never let another Dillon run cross the…

Red Sox take two

Tylor Nixon slides into third base as the ball passes by the Glacier Twins third baseman Tristan Steinwand. Nixon went on to steal home for the run. Jean Schurman photo.

The Bitterroot Red Sox and the Glacier Twins met Saturday and Sunday for a nine-inning on both days. This clash between a couple of the top teams in the American Legion western conference was everything it hyped up to be. Jonathan Ringer started out pitching for the Red Sox in their game Saturday night under…

Corvallis track teams sweep at Anaconda

The valley’s track teams were in Missoula at Big Sky at the Kim Haines Memorial Meet and in Anaconda at the Wayne Estes Meet. Corvallis came away the big winner in Anaconda, sweeping the boys and the girls team scoring. The girls won 10 events and the boys picked up seven first place ribbons. The…

County track meet held

John Beckers of Darby pulls back to let go in the javelin throw at the Bob Reed Invitational. Jean Schurman photo.

The Bob Reed Invitational is the only track meet where the valley schools are the only teams competing. The teams range in size from eight or 10 athletes (Victor and Darby) to 40 or more (Hamilton and Corvallis). Corvallis ran away with the team scoring in both the boys and girls events. There were several…

Frenchtown hosts softball tournament

All of the valley’s softball teams were in Frenchtown for their annual tournament on Friday and Saturday. Florence lost a close game to Libby, 6-5. Sarah Schurg was the pitcher for Florence. Shay Waldbillig had a triple and Natalie Drozdz had two RBIs. Hamilton and Florence also had a close game with Hamilton. Florence’s rally…

Bitterroot tennis invitational held

Breanna Brickey of Darby warms up for her match against Zoe Sullivan of Butte Central. Brickey defeated Sullivan in straight sets. Jean Schurman photo.

High school tennis hit the midway point of the season over the weekend with rough weather and lots of rain. But that didn’t stop the players in the Bitterroot Invitational. The three host schools – Stevensville, Corvallis and Hamilton – just moved things around to the least wet courts and continued playing. In addition to…

Hamilton softball team wins two

The Lady Broncs softball team put two more marks in the win column over the weekend, notching wins over Corvallis and Loyola. Hamilton defeated Corvallis, 14-1, on Thursday. Then, on Saturday, they rolled over Loyola, 17-0. Freshman Jordan Taggart was in the pitcher’s circle for both games and only allowed four hits in both games. Their record is now 5-1 in conference play and 5-2 overall.
Hamilton hit in seven runs in the first inning against Corvallis. They finished with 12 hits in the game and no errors. Kelsie Meis had a home run and two RBIs. Rachel Ringer also had a home run and an RBI. Kloie Nye went 2-for-2 at bat and finished with three RBIs. Caitlin Dillon was 2-for-4 with two RBIS and Mallory McGill went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Brooke Huxtable also had an RBI and was 2-for-3 at bat. Kira Doyle had an RBI for Corvallis. Hannah Capko, Hannah Brown and Bobbie Stephen were all 1-for-2 at bat for Corvallis. 
Hamilton topped Loyola in a non-conference game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Meis and Ringer again had home runs. Meis had five RBIs and Ringer knocked in three runners. Meis was 3-for-4 at bat. Ringer went 2-for-2. TeaAnna Rouse had two RBIs and went 1-for-1 at bat. The Lady Broncs didn’t make an error in the game. 
Columbia Falls came from behind to top Stevensville, 8-6. The WildKats hit three runs in the seventh inning to take the win. Haley Kampka was the pitcher for Stevensville with Dani Trangmoe the catcher. 
Corvallis lost to Butte Central 16-0 in three innings and Florence lost to Anaconda, 12-2 in six innings. Natalie Drozdz went 2-for-3 at bat with a home run and an RBI.

The Lady Broncs softball team put two more marks in the win column over the weekend, notching wins over Corvallis and Loyola. Hamilton defeated Corvallis, 14-1, on Thursday. Then, on Saturday, they rolled over Loyola, 17-0. Freshman Jordan Taggart was in the pitcher’s circle for both games and only allowed four hits in both games….

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

Levi Clagett

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.