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Prep Roundup: Pirates tennis sweeps Stevensville

by Lake County Leader
| April 6, 2021 7:00 PM

The Polson tennis teams earned a pair of home victories over Stevensville on Thursday.

The girls team had a near-perfect day with seven straight-set wins, four in singles and three in doubles.

The boys got singles victories from Michael Smith, Owen McElwee and Tate Barentsten. They went 1-1 against the Yellowjackets in doubles play.

GIRLS: Polson 7, Stevensville 0

Singles: Qia Harlan (Pol) defeats Maddie Weber (Stev) 6-? , 7-5; Taylor Collinge (Pol) defeats Mackaela Hawthorne (Stev) 6-4, 6-3; Sarah Kinzle (Pol) defeats Aliyah Anderson (Stev) 6-4, 6-4; Jelaysia Forman-Webster (Pol) defeats Dani Felton (Stev) 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: Ara Mercer/Megan Rost (Pol) defeats Mackaela Hawthorne/Crystal St.Germain 6-4, 6-4 (Stev); Liz Tolley/Katelyn Smith (Pol) defeats Reese Styrman/Kennedy Yaskus 6-4, 7-5 (Stev); Grace Simonich/Hope Morrison (Pol) defeats Madison Martinko/Chloe Milsten 6-2, 6-2 (Stev).

BOYS: Polson 4, Stevensville 2

Singles: Michael Smith (Pol) defeats Matt Hock (Stev) 6-1, 6-2; Owen McElwee (Pol) defeats Dylan Jones (Stev) 6-3, 6-4; Sky Wehr (Stev) defeats Noah Trosper (Pol) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3; Tate Barensten (Pol) defeats Calvin Whitehair (Stev) 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles: Domanic Bridges/Dylan Jones (Stev) defeats Otto Lund/Brock Henriksen (Pol) 6-4, 6-4; Casey Trosper/Michael Smith (Pol) defeats Sky Wehr/Gavin Vaillencourt (Stev) 6-1. 7-5.

Softball: Maidens outgunned at Stevensville

The Ronan softball team scored six runs in the third inning to take the lead in their season opener at Stevensville on Saturday, but couldn’t hold the lead and eventually lost 9-7.

The Maidens scored again in the fourth, but gave up three runs in the fifth.

Maddy Mae Miller led the Maidens with two RBIs, while Lexi Wirz, Kaleigh Benson and Macao Jackson each drove in one run.

Sophomore Sarah Gardipe (0-1) started at pitcher for Ronan. She struck out three and walked one.

Stevensville 9, Ronan 7

NWA Ronan (0-1), SWA Stevi (1-0)

Ronan 006 100 0 – 7 8 3

Stevensville 312 030 x – 9 12 4

Sarah Gardipe (3K,1W,1HB) and Maddy Mae Miller. Jessie Newman (8K), (7) Kenzie Moore (1K) and Sophie Berning. L – Gardipe (0-1).

RONAN – Lexi Wirz 1-3, Kaleigh Benson 0-4, Macao Jackson 2-3, Ashlie Welker 1-4, Miller 1-4, Kiara Sherman 0-1, Alyssa Mock 0-0, Tyariah Morigeau 0-1, Gardipe 0-4, Mira Corum 1-3, Brogan Youngren 2-3, (flex) Julia Daley.

STEVENSVILLE – Maddie Sims 0-3, Kenzie Moore 2-4, Berning 2-4, J.Newman 2-3, Claire Schneiter 3-4, Alivia McCormick 0-4, Claire Moody 1-3, Lily Brushia 1-3, Sienna Morgan 1-3, (flex) Emmy Kopsa.

HR – J.Newman. 3B – Brushia. 2B – Miller; Berning 2. RBIs – Wirz, Benson, Jackson, Miller 2; Moore, Berning, J.Newman 2, Schneiter, Morgan 2. BB – Sherman, Wirz, Mock; J.Newman. HB – Sims. ROE – Sims. FC – Benson, Youngren; J.Newman, Brushia, McCormick, Moody. SB – Newman, Brushia 2, Moore, Schneiter, Sims. CS – Sherman. Runs – Wirz, Benson, Jackson, Welker, Miller, Corum, Youngen; Sims, Moore 2, Berning, J.Newman 2, Schneiter, Brushia 2.

Track: Ronan boys finish second at Bigfork Invitational

The Ronan boys track and field team scored 80 points Saturday at the Bigfork Invitational, finishing second in the team standings behind the host Vikings (124.5). The Arlee boys finished ninth with 12 points.

Whitefish claimed the girls’ top spot with a whopping 165 points. The Ronan girls finished sixth with 26 points, while the Arlee girls were eighth with 23 points.

The Scarlets finished fourth in both the 400 and 1,600 relays, while the Warriors were third in the 1,600 relay.

Seeley-Swan’s Klaire Kovatc won the girls discus with a throw of 159-3 — second best in state history.

Michael Irvine of Ronan took first in both the 800 and the 1,600.

Top local finishers

GIRLS

200: 5. Jacobson, Adalyn, Arlee, 29.33

800: 6. Heiner, Olivia, Ronan, 2:46.64

1,600: 4. Heiner, Olivia, Ronan, 6:09.23

Discus: 5. Lunceford, Jaylea, Ronan, 80-0

Javelin: 2. Lindquist, Rylie, Ronan, 98-04

Shot put: 3. Lunceford, Jaylea, Ronan, 29-4; 4. Adams, Halle, Arlee, 28-7

High Jump: 4. Brooks, Lindsey, Ronan, 4-8

Long jump: 4. Parson, Raven, Arlee, 13-10.50; 6. Clairmont, Olivia, Ronan, 13-05

Triple Jump: 3. Pape, Isabelle, Arlee, 29-10

BOYS

800: 1. Irvine, Michael, Ronan, 2:06.81

1,600: 1. Irvine, Michael, Ronan, 4:43.24; 2. Heiner, Brant, Ronan, 4:46.02

110 hurdles: 1. Cornwell, Colter, Ronan

300 hurdles: 6. Crawford, Colt, Arlee, 47.68

Javelin: 5. Kelsch, Daniel, Ronan, 134-3; 6. Rodda, Jayden, Ronan, 124-11

Shot put: 6. Kelch, Dylan, Ronan, 38-0

High jump: 1. Cates, Payton, Ronan, 6-2

Long jump: 3. Couture, Zarec, Ronan, 18-11.

Triple jump: 1. Detwiler, Girma, Ronan, 40-0.50; 3. Couture, Zarec, Ronan, 37-6

Pole vault: 4. Knoll, Rj, Arlee, 9-6