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Renowned Native American Athlete’s Wolf Point Connection Forgotten By Many

Weeks Memories
Owen Weeks Sr. (left) and William Weeks Jr., brothers home on leave from the Army during World War II, are pictured with another brother, Manford Weeks, at the home of William’s parents on Idaho Street. The athletic complex is partially visible on the opposite side of the street. William Weeks Jr. is the son of William Weeks Sr., who was a lifelong friend of Jim Thorpe. Owen Weeks played on the 1941 Wolves Class B State Championship basketball team.
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Few people in Wolf Point today other than the Weeks family are aware of the connection to Wolf Point by a renowned Native American athlete who remains remembered as one of the greatest multi-sport athletes of all time.

Wolves Come Back Strong After Break, Pocket Pair Of Non-Conference Wins

Deshon Smoker-DeWitt
Wolf Point’s Deshon Smoker-DeWitt (11) tries for a rebound during the first quarter. (Photo by John Plestina)

Head coach Troy Blount once again said, “Look out for the Wolves” after Wolf Point posted a 13-point non-conference win over Class A Glendive in the Wolves’ Den Saturday, Jan. 6. It was the second Wolves’ win in two days following the holiday break.

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New Year Begins With Pair Of Wins For Lady Wolves

Abby Juve
Wolf Point’s Abby Juve drives to the basket under pressure from two Glendive players during the first quarter.
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It’s a new year with new opportunities as the Lady Wolves start strong after the two-week holiday break, recording two non-conference wins over the Spartans in Baker Friday, Jan. 5, and dispatching Class A Dawson County High School of Glendive in the Wolves’ Den Saturday, Jan. 6.

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Area Wrestling Teams Compete At Poplar, Cut Bank Meets

Wrestlers from Wolf Point, Poplar, Frazer, Circle and Glasgow competed at the Poplar Mixer, Tuesday, Jan. 2, and the Cut Bank Invitational Friday and Saturday, Jan. 5-6.

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Lady Indians Remain Undefeated As Poplar Pockets A Pair In Frazer

Raining Bird Scores For Frazer
Frazer’s Alex Raining Bird scores. Poplar players (left to right) Myles Grant, Dion Hopkins, Damon Sadler and Wynn Main work defense.
(Photo by John Plestina)

 

The Poplar Indians and Lady Indians pocketed a pair of wins in Frazer over the Bearcubs Friday, Dec. 22.
The non-conference games were the final contests before the holiday break.

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