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  • Blackhawks take on Frenchtown

    Keely Larson, Editor|Apr 4, 2024

    The Seeley-Swan Blackhawks competed at the Frenchtown Invitationals in a variety of track and field events on March 28. Sophomore Lillian Boyd qualified for State discus throwing 124.6 feet. To qualify, an athlete must throw at least 108 feet. Derrick Brovold, also a sophomore, got close to State javelin, throwing 132.5 feet but needing to hit 153. Sophomore Kilty Hanson needed to jump 16 feet and two inches in the long jump to qualify for State and in Frenchtown she clocked in at 15.7.75, also...

  • Blackhawk wins 300-meter hurdles

    Keely Larson, Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    Seeley-Swan track and field athletes took on the Blue Devil Invitational in Corvallis on March 23. The Blackhawk men and women varsity teams competed in shot-put, discus, javelin, hurdles, the 100-meter dash, high jump, the 1,600 meter dash and a relay race. The Blue Devil Invitational included class A, B and C schools. "When you place in one of those, it's a big deal," Coach Mike Haines said. Coach Haines said the Blackhawk's track and field teams are pretty young, and not as many athletes are...

  • Eagles soar over Lolo

    Seeley Lake Elementary Parent Teacher Club|Mar 7, 2024

    The fans were on their feet as the Seeley Lake Elementary Eagles girls basketball A Team won their first home game of the season, second win of the season, on Feb. 28. The Eagles sixth and seventh graders battled the eighth-grade Lolo Lynx taking the lead in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and coming out on top. The first game of the night, the Eagle's B Team fell to the Lolo Lynx 24-40. "We have a very young team with no eighth graders on this year's roster," said Coach Scott Taylor....

  • Lady Blackhawks take fourth at Divisionals

    Keely Larson, Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    On a sunny Thursday afternoon, Seeley Lake's Lady Blackhawks were escorted through town in their traveling bus by a fire truck, cop cars, an ambulance and a bunch of waving and cheering elementary school students and faculty. Lined up in the parking lot of the school, students smiled and waved and held signs in support of their older peers heading to Divisional basketball tournaments. The Lady Blackhawks took fourth overall this year. "They finished with a lot of heart," Coach David Cahoon...

  • Lady Blackhawks win District basketball tournaments

    Keely Larson, Editor|Feb 22, 2024

    The Seeley-Swan High School Women's Basketball team won the District basketball tournament and will advance to Divisonals. The Lady Blackhawks will play their first game in the Divisional tournament on Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. against White Sulphur Springs in Frenchtown. The men's team did not advance to Divisonals. "We came out in that first game. We were pretty nervous, and the girls did a good job staying calm," Coach David Cahoon said. Cahoon said it was a "huge experience" for the women's team to...

  • Seeley-Swan High School honors three seniors Friday night

    Pathfinder Staff|Feb 15, 2024

    Nicolas Little Coyote Escorted by: Grandma, Sally Johnson; Mother, Letha Bixby; Girlfriend, Darby Gleason Sport/years participated: four years of Basketball, three years of track, plans to play track Plans for the future: Go to college for Psychology Favorite memory: Seeing my teammates scoring and succeeding in basketball Jalen Kauffman Escorted by: Parents Jenny and Leon Kauffman Sport/years participated: four years of football, four years of basketball, three years of track and plans to play...

  • Last week in the season, Seeley basketball looks to District

    Keely Larson, Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    Before the last week of the regular basketball season, the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks saw victories against Victor and Phillipsburg over the weekend, along with a forfeit for the men's team on Saturday against Granite High School in Phillipsburg. Against Victor on Friday night, the women's team won 59-13, and the men took it away with 46-18. Men's basketball coach Michael Haines said the team played good defense, but the "offense just wasn't clicking." He said he hopes that comes around for...

  • Blackhawks victorious over Superior Bobcats, Lose to Drummond Trojans

    Keely Larson, Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    Seeley's men and women's high school basketball teams played against the Drummond Trojans on Friday and the Superior Bobcats on Saturday in away games last weekend. On Friday, the men's team lost to Drummond 48-62 and the women's team lost to Drummond 26-32. On Saturday, the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks were victorious over the Superior Bobcats, the women's team winning 57-40 and the men's 63-48. This weekend teams will be away playing Victor on Friday, but back home on Saturday for games starting at...

  • Boys can't hold on against Lincoln, get first district win against Valley

    Griffen Smith, for the Pathfinder|Jan 25, 2024

    The Seeley Swan High School Boys Basketball Team could not make enough shots on the road against Lincoln on Jan. 19, but rallied back against Valley Christian for a win at home on Jan. 20. Head Coach Mike Haines said the team started strong against Lincoln, leading in the first quarter. He said the team simply couldn't make shots. "If we were making baskets like we were in the first quarter, we would have been in it," Haines said. Lincoln beat the Blackhawks 51-37. Haines said he was proud of...

  • Lady Blackhawks split weekend - fall to Lincoln, top Valley

    Griffen Smith, for the Pathfinder|Jan 25, 2024

    The Seeley Swan High School Girls Basketball Team was dealt a narrow road loss against Lincoln High School on Jan. 19 and then took a commanding victory over Valley Christian on Jan. 20. The Lady Blackhawks went back and forth with Lincoln early, taking a tight 22-21 lead going into halftime. The teams were tied 31-31 after the third, but the Lady Blackhawks couldn't finish out the game, and lost 41-35. A different story happened for Seeley Swan the next day, starting slow against Valley...

  • Lady Blackhawks sweep weekend with two blowouts

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Jan 11, 2024

    The Seeley Swan High School Girls Basketball Team cemented two commanding victories over St. Regis and Hot Springs last weekend, giving the team momentum as it turns its focus toward district opponents. Co-Head Coach David Cahoon said the team's work on fundamentals is starting to pay off. The team made 17 assists versus St. Regis on Jan. 5, and scored 18 unanswered points to start the game. The Lady Blackhawks won that game 68-22. The next day, the team took a 43-21 win over Hot Springs. "The...

  • Boys working through illness, respond with win at Hot Springs

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Jan 11, 2024

    The Seeley Swan High School Boys Basketball team is working through a team-wide sickness, which hurt them in its loss versus St. Regis on Jan. 5, but the team rallied back to steal a victory from Hot Springs on the road Jan. 6. Head Coach Mike Haines said a mystery bug has spread through the team, with some players getting sick multiple times. He said the team is not 100%, which has affected their play. Against St. Regis, when they lost 40-63, Haines said the team turned the ball over 30 times....

  • Boys basketball take win from Charlo, loss to Drummond

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Dec 28, 2023

    The Seeley Swan High School Boys Basketball Team cemented another win against Charlo and lost to Drummond, leaving the team with a 4-2 record going into Christmas break. Both Drummond and Charlo were bigger in size, with each team featuring multiple players at six-foot four-inches or taller. Head Coach Mike Haines said he is happy how the team has adjusted to take on more physical opponents, especially when Blackhawks' tallest player is six-foot two-inches. At least two players on Charlo stand...

  • Lady Blackhawks drop to Drummond, Charlo

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Dec 28, 2023

    The Seeley Swan High School Girls Basketball Team didn't come up with a win this week, dropping games to Drummond on Dec. 19 and Charlo on Dec. 21. The team is sitting at 2-4 on the year, but Co-Head Coach David Cahoon said the team is getting better each week with the experience. With Christmas break, he said the team will continue to build the fundamentals. "This team, although very young, is also very receptive," Cahoon said. "Their attitude is more than we need to get better, they are...

  • Lady Blackhawks split opening home games

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Dec 21, 2023

    The Seeley Swan High School girls basketball team handedly defeated Superior 51-31 on Dec. 15, but lost to Thompson Falls to split its opening home games of the 2023-2024 season. The team is looking for new experience, head coach David Cahoon said. "We're super young and so a lot of these girls haven't played high school basketball yet," Cahoon said. "[The goal was] just to get some miles on our legs, and see that the stuff that we have been working on actually works." The team went back and...

  • Boys basketball splits opening home games

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Dec 21, 2023

    The Seeley Swan High School boys basketball team split its opening season games against two larger opponents last week, beating Superior High School on Dec. 15, and losing to Thompson Falls on Dec. 16. Both opposing schools are listed as Class B high schools, which is one division above Seeley Swan for size. That didn't matter to the Blackhawks against Superior, as the team led for most of the game and only allowed one point in the fourth quarter. Head Coach Mike Haines said the team had a slow...

  • Boys basketball working on its own tradition

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Dec 14, 2023

    At the start of practice on Dec. 7, head coach Mike Haines shouted four things at his players. Each one responded in unison. "I am thankful for the opportunity to compete. I am aggressive and relentless. I have no fear of losing or making mistakes. I never give up," the team shouts before warming up. That formula is key to Haines's team success this year, as the Blackhawks hope to make a run at district and divisional playoffs with a large team. Haines said he is looking forward to establishing...

  • Lady Blackhawks look to continue successful dynasty

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Dec 14, 2023

    The Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks basketball team hopes to continue its area dominance and win its sixth district title in a row, it just has to do it with the youngest team ever to sport the black and yellow. The Lady Blackhawks are returning a roster featuring five juniors, six sophomores and four freshmen. The team sports no seniors, but co-head coach David Cahoon said the team will get to focus on the fundamentals more. "It's been really fun, we get to go back to some fundamentals and we have...

  • Griz win the Brawl of the Wild

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Nov 23, 2023

    The Montana Grizzlies never looked back last Saturday, Nov. 18, beating Montana State University in a 37-7 romp that gave the Griz its first Big Sky Conference Title in 14 years. Montana started the game on fire with two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter by freshman running back Eli Gillman and senior quarterback Clifton McDowell. The Cats were hampered by the noise of Washington-Grizzly Stadium. A record-breaking 27,178 people watched the game in person. Hundreds more tailgated right...

  • Volleyball goes 1-2 at district, drop to Lincoln

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Nov 2, 2023

    The Seeley-Swan High School Volleyball Team started the postseason strong with a sweep over Victor, but struggled to respond against later teams, and was eliminated after losing to Lincoln on Oct. 26. The team finished third in conference, giving it a decent route versus the last ranked team. The Blackhawks made easy work of Victor, sweeping the pirates in three sets. The Blackhawks then went on to face Philipsburg, the second ranked team in Class C District 13 volleyball. The Prospectors earned...

  • Football falls to Choteau, finishes season 3-6

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 26, 2023

    The Seeley-Swan High School Football Team lost to Choteau on the road, capping a 3-6 season filled with tough games and a team looking to find momentum. The Blackhawks finished seventh out of the 10-team South Central 8-man division. Just three of the 10 teams made the playoffs. The Blackhawks took victories over Powell County, Sheridan and Cascade. The Blackhawks will graduate three seniors: Cannon Hawkinson, Jalen Kauffman and Austin Gonzales. "We are going to miss our three seniors a lot,...

  • Volleyball goes to divisionals for potential playoff run

    Griffen Smith of the Pathfinder|Oct 26, 2023

    The Seeley-Swan High School Volleyball team is hoping to keep its season alive in the playoffs as it goes to Missoula for the Class C western divisional tournament. The Blackhawks went on a five-game win streak earlier in the season, but struggled with rivals like Philipsburg and Drummond. The team's final three game scores had not been reported by press time. The Blackhawks will first face off against Victor High School at the tournament, which will be held at Valley Christian High School in...

  • Football loses heartbreaker to Flint Creek

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 19, 2023

    The Seeley Swan High School Football Team also made history on Friday, Oct. 13, going toe-to-toe versus Flint Creek Co-op, but lost in a last minute comeback 26-22. The Blackhawks have not beaten its rival since the Co-op formed in 2014. Head Coach Jacob Haley said the team did well being physical and played to win. The Blackhawks led at half 22-12 with strong performances from the team's three seniors. Flint Creek came back in the second half with 14 unanswered points to win. "Our team is...

  • Volleyball drops to Philipsburg in four sets

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 19, 2023

    The Seeley-Swan High School Volleyball Team lost to Philipsburg in a four set loss that featured heavy defense on Oct. 14. The team has dropped three games in a row, but still has a chance to make a run to state during the playoffs in the coming weeks. The team still has three games left before the divisional playoffs. The Blackhawks faced Alberton on Oct. 17, and will play Victor on Oct. 20 at home, followed by Charlo on the road Oct. 21. The team is currently 8-6, which is third place in the...

  • Volleyball loses two key conference games

    Griffen Smith, of the Pathfinder|Oct 12, 2023

    The Seeley Swan High School Volleyball Team faced a few setbacks in its season, losing to both Drummond and Valley Christian last week. The team now sits at 8-5 as it moves into its final four games. Head Coach Janelle Greenwood said the team has been working on new rotations and improving game mentality. The first game, against Drummond at home on Oct. 2, featured an undefeated conference foe. The Tojans started the game hot, winning the first set 13-25. In the second set, the Blackhawks...

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