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Boys' Soccer

The Frenchtown boys clinched the Southern A regular season crown with a 1-1 tie against Hamilton. Alan Garcia gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute, but Frenchtown's Caleb Stanicar scored the equalizer in the 65th minute to force the tie.

The Polson boys rallied from a 3-1 halftime deficit to beat Whitefish 6-3 in a Northern A matchup. The Pirates scored five unanswered second-half goals, four coming from Robin Erickson.

Bigfork bested Loyola Sacred Heart 2-0, as Jacob Herd and Jeremy Herd each scored for the Vikings in the first half.

Girls' Soccer

Hamilton hopped into the top spot in the Southern A standings with a 4-0 conference win against Frenchtown. Tessa Della Silva was in on all four goals, scoring twice and assisting on both Mallory McGill and Addie Gordon's first-half scores.

Loyola Sacred Heart improved to 4-2-1 in conference with a 5-1 win against Bigfork. All five of the Breakers' goals came in the first half, with Tessa Burke scoring twice, and Emma Daniel, Ceci Benson and Syd Koppang all finding the net once.

Whitefish's Anna Cook and Ali Hirsch each scored in the first half to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 win against Polson.

Volleyball

Florence remained unbeaten with a home sweep of Deer Lodge, 25-14, 25-22, 25-18. Sarah Hopcroft collected 14 kills and three blocks for the Falcons. Alyssa Lamb had seven kills for Deer Lodge.

Missoula Big Sky took a set off Class AA powerhouse Kalispell Glacier but the Wolfpack endured at home, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22. Sam Tiede had 12 kills and nine digs for the Eagles. Kali Gulick piled up 18 kills, 10 digs, four blocks and two aces for Glacier. 

In a battle of Bitterroot Valley rivals, Corvallis swept Hamilton, 25-19, 25-11, 25-16. Maureen Jessop collected 11 kills and 3.5 blocks for the host Blue Devils. Caitlin Dillon had three aces and six assists for the Broncs.

Casey Ehmann floored nine kills and tallied eight digs in leading Darby past host Seeley-Swan in four sets.

Rachel Huenink had a big night for Plains in a home sweep of Hot Springs. She recorded 10 kills and eight blocks.

Morgan Radtke keyed a Drummond home sweep of Sheridan. She racked up nine aces, seven digs, three kills and two blocks.

Kenzie Mueller and Emmah Baughman each collected six kills in leading Clark Fork to a home sweep of Valley Christian. Kallie Hover had nine assists, two aces and a block for the Eagles.

Kaitlin Cox, the Missoulian's reigning girls' prep of the week, had a solid performance in Charlo's road sweep of St. Regis. She had seven kills and four aces.

Brooke Bowlin floored 13 kills and Lexy Van Elswyk added 12 in leading Thompson Falls to a road win over St. Ignatius in four sets. Sophia Tolbert dished out 15 assists and tallied 10 digs for the Bulldogs.

Cross country

While Bozeman ran away with the Capital City 7-of-7 Cross Country Meet in Helena, some area racers finished well in the unique meet.

In the No. 1's race — the meet is divided into seven races with team's No. 1 runners racing against other No. 1's, team's No. 2's racing against other No. 2's and so on — Kalispell Flathead's Ben Perrin was the West's top finisher in third. Perrin crossed the finish line at 16 minutes, 12 seconds, and was 14 seconds faster than Missoula Hellgate's Isaac Schmidt in fourth. Corvallis' Anders Watt cracked the Top 7 with a time of 16:42.

Hellgate's Ian Curtis placed second in the boys' No. 2's race, while Missoula Sentinel added a pair of placers in the boys' No. 3 and No. 4 races. The Spartans' Owen Smith took third in the 3's; Jesse Dimich-Louvet placed second in the 4's.

The West was well represented in the girls' No. 1's race, despite Bozeman's Camila Noe taking top honors at 17:49. Bigfork's Bryn Morley finished second, Hellgate's Ella DeGrandpre placed third. Hamilton's Lyric DeVries was fourth. Missoula Sentinel's Jaylyn Hallgrimson took fifth, while Flathead's Kaitlin Wride brought home seventh.

Bozeman, though, won 12 of the 14 races between the boys' and girls. Only Kalispell Glacier's Nash Grafe (No. 5) and Great Falls' CMR's Cooper West (No. 1) broke up the Hawks' run.

 

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