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Polson Lady Pirates

The Polson Lady Pirates shutout the visiting Ronan Maidens 10-0 on Thursday, April 14, and defeated the hosting Libby Lady Loggers 10-0 on Saturday, April 16, to remain undefeated on the season. 

In Thursday’s cross-county and Northwestern A conference rivalry match up with the Maidens the Lady Pirates scored 10 runs on 13 hits.

In a mercy rule shortened game, Katelyne Druyvestein picked up her fourth win of the season giving up two hits, a walk, and striking out four in three innings of work.

Nikki Kendall led the Lady Pirates at the plate going 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, followed by Avery Starr with a home run and two RBIs.

Against the Lady Loggers on Saturday, Druyvestein walked zero, gave up four hits, and struck out 13, helping the Lady Pirates to a 10-0 conference win and their fifth win of the season.

Druyvestein also led the Lady Pirates at the plate going 5-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Carli Maley chipped in with three RBIs.

MAC Lady Bulldogs

The MAC Lady Bulldogs moved to 4-1 on the season with a 9-2 road win over the Plains Trotters on Tuesday, April 12.

Payton Smith picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs facing 17 Trotter batters, allowing two hits, striking out seven, and walking two. Izzy Evans finished the game allowing two runs on three hits and striking out five Trotter batters.

At the plate, Evans booked two RBIs and a home run, while Jerny Crawford went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs.

Ronan Maidens

In Libby on Tuesday, April 12, the Ronan Maidens scored 11 runs on 12 hits in a 12-11 road loss to the Libby Lady Loggers.

Kiara Sherman went the distance for the Maidens in the circle.

LouRasia Weatherwax led the Maidens at the plate going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a seventh inning two-run game tying home run. Also for the Maidens, Ally Luedtke booked three RBI’s followed by Mira Corum with two RBIs.

On Thursday against Northwestern A conference rivals and hosting Polson Lady Pirates, the Maidens were shut out 10-0 in a three-inning mercy rule shortened game.

Sherman gave up 10 runs on 13 hits, struck out four and walked three.

The loss moved the Maidens to an over all season record of 1-5.


Track & Field

Arlee Warriors and Scarlets

Competing in the Thompson Falls Invitational hosted at Thompson Falls High School on Thursday, April 14, the Arlee Warriors and Scarlets posted 13 top five finishes during the 14 team event.

Charley Crawford booked a first-place finish in the javelin for the Warriors with a throw of 14‘5”. R.J. Knoll placed second in the pole vault followed by Andrew Knoll in fourth.

Posting multiple top five finishes for the Warriors, Jake Knoll finished fourth in both the shot put and triple jump, while Kendall O’Neill placed fifth in both the 300-meter hurdles and high jump.

For the Scarlets, Raven Parson finished third place in the high jump, fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 800. Adalyn Jacobson raced to a second-place finish in the 200 meters and a fourth place in the 100 meters. Shonlea Matt rounded out the top five finishes for Arlee with a fifth place showing in the shot put.



Ronan Chiefs and Maidens

On Thursday, April 14, the Ronan Chiefs and Maidens hosted a duel meet with the Mission and Whitefish Bulldogs.

In the Northwestern A conference clash with Whitefish, the Maidens fell 6-0, while the boys lost 4-0. 

Against non-conference Mission, the Maidens slipped past the Lady Bulldogs 3-2 and the Chiefs came up short against the Bulldogs 2-1.

Dillon PrettyOnTop defeated Erich Morgieau 6-0, 6-2 for the lone win for the Chiefs. 

Angie Paca, Mollie Sydnor, and Margret Deming all picked up singles wins for the Maidens.

Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs

The Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs on Thursday split their match against the hosting Ronan Chiefs and Maidens. The Bulldogs defeated the Chiefs 2-1, while the Lady Bulldogs fell 3-2 to the Maidens.

Lady Bulldogs’ doubles team Ahni Umphrey and Madison Currie came away with a 7-5, 6-3 win over their Maiden opponents, and Allyson Umphrey picked up a 6-5, 6-2 singles win.

Rudy King and Kayden Carter nabbed singles wins for the Bulldogs.


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