Polson advances to divisionals; Ronan falls short

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  • Lady pirates Olivia Perez (10) and Maggie Todd stuff block Ronan hitter Madeline McCrea (9) during their district tourney match at Libby. Also pictured is Ronan’s Madison Clairmont (12). (Bob Gunderson photos/Lake County Leader)

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    Maggie Todd (9) of Polson goes for a kill against two Libby blockers at the Northwest District volleyball tournament in Libby. The Lady Pirates fell to the No. 1-seeded Libby Loggers, 3-0.

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    Ronan’s Madison Clairmont drives a back row kill during the Maidens’ Northwest A District Tournament match against Polson. Other Ronan players are Tiana Ulutoa (3), Madeline McCrea (9) and Rylie Lindquist (10). The Polson player is Grace Quinones (3). The Maidens fell in four sets by a 3-1 margin. (Bob Gunderson/Lake County Leader)

  • Lady pirates Olivia Perez (10) and Maggie Todd stuff block Ronan hitter Madeline McCrea (9) during their district tourney match at Libby. Also pictured is Ronan’s Madison Clairmont (12). (Bob Gunderson photos/Lake County Leader)

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    Maggie Todd (9) of Polson goes for a kill against two Libby blockers at the Northwest District volleyball tournament in Libby. The Lady Pirates fell to the No. 1-seeded Libby Loggers, 3-0.

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    Ronan’s Madison Clairmont drives a back row kill during the Maidens’ Northwest A District Tournament match against Polson. Other Ronan players are Tiana Ulutoa (3), Madeline McCrea (9) and Rylie Lindquist (10). The Polson player is Grace Quinones (3). The Maidens fell in four sets by a 3-1 margin. (Bob Gunderson/Lake County Leader)

Any time Polson and Ronan face each other in any sport, there is always something intrinsic about to happen.

The Polson and Ronan volleyball teams faced off against each other in the Northwest A Conference Tournament last weekend, and the Polson Lady Pirates defeated the Maidens 25-19, 25-17 and 25-18.

“We started off strong but then became a little too comfortable with the win and just couldn’t seem to regain the momentum,” Maidens coach Charla Lake said. “We had several missed serves and unforced errors that quickly became our team’s demise. We have a young team this year, and Polson has seven seniors while we have one.”

Shea McGuinness had four aces for Polson, while Mikaela DuCharme led the Lady Pirates with 14 kills and Maggie Todd finished with 13. McGuinness had 24 assists and 12 digs while Kaylanna DesJarlais finished with 16 digs.

For Ronan, Madeline McCrea finished the match with 14 kills and Madison Clairmont had 13. Tiana Ulutoa, Madison Clairmont and McCrea had three blocks. Ulutoa had 52 digs and four aces.

Lady Pirates fall to Libby

The Polson High School Lady Pirates fell to Libby in three games — 25-13, 25-10, 25-9 — Saturday at Libby High School.

DuCharme led the Lady Pirates with kills with a total of eight of the 11 total kills the team accumulated, and McGuinnes had six of 10 assists. DesJarlais and Grace Quinones combined for 15 of the Lady Pirates’ 28 digs in the loss.

Lady Pirates topple Browning

The Polson Lady Pirates volleyball team bested Browning defeating them in four — 25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18.

Paige Noyes led the team with a total of six aces, and DesJarlais finished with three aces. DuCharme had 12 kills and Quinones finished with 11 kills.

Noyes led the team in digs with 19, Quinones had 15 and DesJarlais had 13.

Maidens lose

to C-Falls

Ronan fell in three sets to Columbia Falls — 25-15, 25-15, 25-9.

“We struggled to get into a rhythm against Columbia Falls and put the ball away,” Lake said. “Unforced errors again were keeping us from getting ahead. Overall, I was proud of the girls this season because they battled through a lot adversity. We are looking forward to next season hopefully returning a lot experience.”

McCrea led the team with 19 kills, Ulutoa had 16 assists, and Rylie Lindquist finished with 38 digs.

2018 NWA Conference Tournament

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27

Libby High School

(Four teams advance)

3rd place consolation

Columbia Falls def. Polson 3-0

Polson (6-12), C.Falls (12-4)

C.Falls def. Polson 25-16, 25-10, 25-14

KILLS – P19 (Mikaela DuCharme 6, Grace Quinones 3, Maggie Todd 3, Kyla Blixt 3, Ellis 2, Olivia Perez, Noyes), CF25 (Ryley Kehr 10). ACES – P6 (DesJarlais 3, DuCharme 2, Paige Noyes), CF14 (Schweikert 6, Lauren Faulkner 4). ASSISTS – P16 (Berkley Ellis 11, Noyes 4, DuCharme), CF21 (Hannah Schweikert 18). BLOCKS – P0, CF2 (Dillen Hoerner 2). DIGS – P56 (Ellis 18, Kaylanna DesJarlais 13, Quinones 6, Noyes 6, DuCharme 4, Karly Lawson 3, Blixt 2, Todd 2, Ara Mercer 2), CF32 (Angellica Street 10). (Sa27Oct18gm7nwa) P17tae, P4se, P4be

Columbia Falls def. Ronan 3-0 (loser out)

Ronan (5-12), C.Falls (11-4)

C.Falls def. Ronan 25-15, 25-15, 25-9

KILLS – R21 (Madeline McCrea 9, Kiana King 7, Madison Clairmont 3, Rylie Lindquist, LaReina Cordova), CF37 (Rylie Kehr 12). ACES – R1 (Ulutoa), CF5 (Schweikert 2, Lauren Faulkner 2). ASSISTS – R16 (Tiana Ulutoa 16), CF22 (Hannah Schweikert 19). BLOCKS – R2 (McCrea 1BS+1BA, Ulutoa 1BA), CF2 (Kehr 2). DIGS – R30 (Rylie Lindquist 14, Ulutoa 8, M.Clairmont 7, Brooklyn Kenelty 3, Hallie Moss 2, M.Clairmont 2, McCrea 2), CF37 (Angellica Street 17). (Sa27Oct18gm6nwa)

Polson def. Browning 3-0 (loser out)

Polson (6-11), Browning (2-13)

Polson def. Browning 25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18

KILLS – B29 (Dulci Skunkcap 10, Caelin Guardipee 5, Candice StillSmoking 5), P45 (Mikaela DuCharme 12, Grace Quinones 11, Maggie Todd 9, Olivia Perez 7, Misty Tenas 3, Kyla Blixt, Paige Noyes, DesJarlais). ACES – B3 (Payton CrossGuns, Hailey BullShoe, StillSmoking), P17 (Paige Noyes 6, DesJarlais 3, Quinones 2, McGuinness 2, Ellis 2, DuCharme, Kyla Blixt). ASSISTS – B19 (Kiyana RidesAtTheDoor 12, Hailey BullShoe 7), P36 (Berkley Ellis 17, Shea McGuinness 14, Noyes 3, Quinones, Lawson). BLOCKS – B8 (Skunkcap 3, *Tamika Guardipee 2½), P2 (DuCharme 2). DIGS – B74 (Payton CrossGuns 23, C.Guardipee 12), P82 (Noyes 19, Quinones 15, *DuCharme 13, Kaylanna DesJarlais 8, Maggie Todd 8, Ellis 8, McGuinness 5, Perez 2, Karly Lawson 2, Tenas, Blixt). (Sa27Oct18gm5nwa) P24tae, P13se, P4be

Asterisk (*) denotes stat variant(s) where team specs differ from media coverage: DesJarlais 13d, C.Guardipee 12b

Libby def. Polson 3-0

Polson (5-11), Libby (14-1)

Libby def. Polson 25-13, 25-10, 25-9

KILLS – P11 (Mikaela DuCharme 8, Maggie Todd 2, Grace Quinones), L36 (Mehki Sykes 12, Jayden Winslow 10). ACES – P3 (Paige Noyes, DesJarlais, McGuinness), L13 (Emma Gruber 6). ASSISTS – P10 (Shea McGuinness 6, Berkley Ellis 2, Noyes 2), L31 (Alli Collins 31). BLOCKS – P2 (DuCharme, Todd), L5 (Sykes 3, McKenzie Proffitt 2). DIGS – P28 (Kaylanna DesJarlais 8, Quinones 7, Noyes 4, McGuinness 3, Karly Lawson 3, Ellis, Olivia Perez, Ara Mercer), L33 (Linsey Walker 9, Winslow 6). (Fr26Oct18gm3nwa) P16tae, P4se, P3be

Polson def. Ronan 3-1

Polson (5-10), Ronan (5-11)

Polson def. Ronan 14-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-18

KILLS – R48 (Madeline McCrea 14, Madison Clairmont 13, Kiana King 13, Rylie Lindquist 5, Hallie Moss, Lilly Ilac, Ulutoa), P43 (Mikaela DuCharme 14, Maggie Todd 13, Grace Quinones 9, Paige Noyes 3, Olivia Perez 2, DesJarlais, McGuinness). ACES – R4 (Ulutoa 3, Ilac), P12 (McGuinness 4, Quinones 3, DuCharme 2, Noyes 2, Todd). ASSISTS – R28 (Tiana Ulutoa 28), P34 (Shea McGuinness 24, Noyes 6, Quinones 2, DesJarlais, DuCharme). BLOCKS – R3 (McCrea, M.Clairmont, Ulutoa), P1 (Todd). DIGS – R52 (Ulutoa 17, King 8, Moss 7, Lindquist 5, M.Clairmont 5, Ilac 4, McCrea), P70 (Kaylanna DesJarlais 16, McGuinness 12, DuCharme 9, Quinones 8, Noyes 8, Todd 8, Karly Lawson 5, Perez 3, Kyla Blixt). (Fr26Oct18gm1nwa) P14tae, P9se, P7be,

Other VB tournament scores

(gm2nwa) Whitefish def. Browning 25-10, 25-11, 25-6, first round

(gm4nwa) Whitefish def. Columbia Falls 3-2, second round

(gm8nwa) Libby def. Whitefish 25-15, 25-11, 25-17, championship

— John Heglie contributed to this article.

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