Written by John Plestina
Poplar’s Jeffrey Berger (25) getting an early first down in the first quarter. Also pictured include Poplar’s Layne Gorder (14) and Coy Atkinson (36). Berger scored two touchdowns and ran one into the end zone that was called back on a penalty. The second photo is Homecoming king and queen Myltin Bighorn and Jessica Pipe. The third picture is Berger scoring a touchdown. The fourth photo is an interception of a pass from Poplar quarterback Layne Gorder to receiver Alex Lone Bear (10). The last picture is the Homecoming royalty. (Photos by John Plestina)
A 21-16 win over the Rocky Boy Stars, Friday, Sept. 26, gave the Indians a Homecoming game win and a 4-1 overall record.
Yellow polyester flying from the hands of officials marred all four quarters of the junior varsity non-conference matchup.
“A lot of flags. Emotions ran high in this game. Emotions always run high against Rocky Boy,” head coach Brent Moore said.
The Indians lit up the board with 2:26 clock minutes elapsed on a pass of about 30 yards from quarterback Layne Gorder to Myltin Bighorn. A pass from Gorder to Jeffrey Berger added a conversion. The Indians took a 8-0 lead into the second quarter and quickly scored again on a 3-yard run by Berger and an extra point kicked by Bighorn.
Near the mid point in the quarter, Rocky Boy started to chip away at the 15-0 Poplar lead, blocking a punt and recovering the ball deep inside Poplar territory. Rocky Boy’s Kolie Small ran the ball into the end zone from three yards out. Levi Olson ran the ball for a conversion and it was 15-8. The Indians added six points with a 4-yard run by Berger, making the halftime tally 21-8.
The Stars narrowed the point spread with a touchdown and conversion with 5:55 on the third quarter clock. The 21-16 Poplar lead stood for the final score. A 38-yard run by Berger into the end zone during the fourth quarter was called back on a penalty.
The Indians next play the JV Wolves at Wolf Point, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.
The Indians beat the Wolves 18-8 in Poplar, Saturday, Sept. 13.
“It was nip and tuck,” Moore said of the first game with Wolf Point. “It was a good contest. They hit hard.”
He said he expects the Indians to win that game.
Rocky Boy 0 8 8 0––16
Poplar 8 13 0 0––21
P: Bighorn, 30 pass from Gorder (Gorder to Berger conversion), 9:34
P: Berger, 3 run (Bighorn kick), 11:51
RB: Small, 3 run (Olson run conversion) 4:09
P: Berger, 4 run (conversion failed), 2:22
RB: TD, (Laforge run conversion) 5:55
Written by Stacey Summers
Wolves’ runner Gillian Medicine Cloud is shown running next to a Frazer runner in the varsity girls’ race last Saturday in Fort Peck. In the second photo, Poplar’s Aaron Ayers shown running in the junior high boys’ race. (Photos by John Summers)
The Wolf Point Wolves cross country team traveled to Fort Peck Kiwanis Park for the annual Glasgow Invitational Cross Country Meet.
The meet features the best runners from around northeastern Montana. The flat course winding through the many trees of the park always makes for fast times for the runners as most set personal best records at the meet.
The Wolves elementary runners competed together in the race which grouped female with male runners over a 1.5-mile course. Leading the elementary team was Dominique Gourneau with a quick time of 10:19, placing him in 17th place. He was followed closely by teammates Sage Hutchison and Roderick Speed, who finished in 10:41 and 10:48 for 23rd and 24th place. Russell Turcotte ran hard finishing the course in 15:18.
In the junior high boys race, Cade Baker led the team with a time of 9:18 over the 1.5 mile course knocking nearly 50 seconds off his personal best. Right behind Baker was teammate Isaiah Rusch who ran a 9:34 knocking over half a minute off his season best. Zane Falcon posted a time of 9:44 also improving by roughly half a minute on his personal best. The trio of Baker, Rusch and Falcon finished in the top 10 claiming the sixth, seventh and 10th places in the race. Koa Hutchison improved by over a minute and a half from his previous outing with a time of 11:00 flat while teammate Caleb Blount finished the course in 14:03 in a good effort.
In the junior high girls race, the Wolves placed three runners in the top 20 places led by Cyreena Standing who finished second overall with a season best time of 9:45. She was followed closely by teammate Journey Erickson who finished in sixth place with a fast time of 9:58 also a season best. Laressa Dale was next in 10:49 knocking nearly half a minute off her previous best. Lauren Crawford finished 23rd showing much improvement dropping 32 seconds off her personal best. Mystic Baker and Alex Sutton ran hard covering the course in 13:38 and 14:01. Both posting good times.
In the high school boys race, Jeremy Azure and Cody Melbourne posted season best times over the three mile course. Melbourne finished the course in 22:55 shaving a minute and a half off his previous best time while Azure knocked off two minutes from his previous best time; both improving vastly with a handful of meets to go in the season, said coach Stacey Summers.
In the varsity girls race, Kateri Rush and Gillian Medicine Cloud competed in a packed field. Rush posted a season best time of 22:55 placing ninth overall while reducing her season best by a minute and 20 seconds. Medicine Cloud finished in 32:42 while running hard the entire race.
“I’m pleased with so many of the kids showing vast improvement this weekend,” said Summers. “The Glasgow course is very fast and our runners enjoy competing there.”
The Havre meet is next.
“This weekend we should be at full strength for the Havre meet as some of our young runners will return and some who were physically ailing will also be back as we wind down the season,” Summers said.
Written by John Plestina
With injuries continuing to curse the Wolves this season, Wolf Point dropped a non-conference game to Class B, District 4 Roundup 49-7, Friday, Sept. 26.
Senior running back Josh Nieskens suffered a concussion one week earlier during the game with Forsyth and will miss at least one more game.
Sophomore running back Owen Lepper was injured at Baker, Friday, Sept. 5, and has been on light duty since, seeing minimal action.
“With Josh [Nieskens] out, it hampered us. We had freshmen and sophomores in as wide receivers,” head coach Bruce Knerr said.
“The team had four decent drives that we moved the ball into their [Roundup’s] territory, but couldn’t finish the drives,” he said.
“We didn’t tackle well at all. The players were in the right places all night. They were just undisciplined in their tackling form,” Knerr said. “You can’t tackle a 6-foot-2, 220-pound running back at the shoulder pads. He will carry you a long ways.”
He said the players owned up to their own mistakes, something he said he was pleased about.
“One thing that was visibly different is this week we did not get called for one holding call by the offensive linemen, not one. But last week against Forsyth, the offensive line was called for over 12 holding calls,” Knerr said.
Running back David Knerr had 17 rushes for 61 yards and scored the Wolves’ only touchdown in the fourth quarter. He caught two passes for 14 yards and recorded nine tackles.
Quarterback Dalton Hafner was seven for 15 passing for 105 yards. Defensively, Hafner had four tackles and recovered a fumble.
Receiver Tyson Bridges caught four passes for 72 yards and had recorded tackles.
Logan Nefzger had seven rushes for 45 yards.
Trevor Hamilton caught one pass for 19 yards and had five tackles.
Austyn Juve registered nine tackles.
Ty Nygard and Cameron Quincy posted eight tackles each.
Brady Babb had six tackles and was one for one passing for 19 yards to freshman Jeremiah Paine. who also kicked the point after on the touchdown by David Knerr.
Knerr said he expects to win the next game when the Wolves play at Harlem, Friday, Oct. 3.
He said Harlem lost several good players to graduation and the quarterback is a one-man show.
“Harlem likes to run the football so we have to go back to work and work on tackling even more than we did last week. We are going to preach perfect effort all week and continue to seek growth in this team,” Knerr said.
Wolf Point cancelled a junior varsity game against Glendive that had been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, because of injured players.
The Wolves junior varsity will host Poplar, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Wolf Point lost 18-8 at Poplar, Saturday, Sept. 13.
Wolf Point 0 0 0 7––7
Roundup 10 17 14 8––49
R: Saltzman, 3 run (Blackwell kick)
R: Dahlen, 31 field goal
R: Salthe, 1 run (Dahlen kick)
R: Pearson, 44 run (Dahlen kick)
R: Dahlen, 25 field goal
R: Pewonka, 50 run (Pewonka kick)
WP: Knerr, 1 run (Paine kick)
R: Pewonka, 50 run (Pewonka kick)
Written by Herald-News
The following volleyball results have been reported.
Roundup def. Wolf Point
25-12, 25-11, 25-9
R: Kills 30 (Kailynn Ray 10), Blocks 8 (Hailey Kellum 4), Aces 14 (Terri Welch 7), Digs 31 (Noreine Neumiller 8), Assists 28 (Lexee Rangitsch, Sam Bonnenberger 14)
WP: Kills 10 (Kylee Driftwood), Blocks 5 (Mariah Weeks), Aces 2 (Ashley Page), Digs 34 (Ashtyn Hentges), Assists 9 (Sierra Hanks)
Plentywood def. Poplar
25-14, 25-2, 25-8
P: Kills 34 (Paige Harris 14), Blocks 2 (Harris 2), Aces 19 (Victoria Obergfell 7 ), Digs 36 (Lindsay Wangerin 10), Assists 29 (Obergfell 19)
Po: Kills 7 (Jessica Pipe 3), Blocks 8 (Pipe 5), Aces 6 (Emily Hagadone, Avery Azure 2), Digs 22 (Brittany Whiteman 7), Assists 9 (Whiteman 5)
Written by Herald-News
The following are the top finishers at the Culbertson/Bainville Invitational Cross Country Meet.
Team scores (top five): Culbert-
son/Bainville 13, Glasgow 23, Brockton 23, Poplar 39, Plentywood 75.
Top 10: 1, Tristan Sun Rhodes, CB, 17:39; 2, Tim Wright, Richey-Lambert, 17:42; 3, Michael Azure, CB, 18:31; 4, Walker Allen, Gla, 18:37; 5, Jamis Rattling Thunder, Bro, 18:37; 6, Gabe Hallock, Gla, 18:44; 7, Matthew Rattling Thunder, Bro, 18:53; 8, Jeret Warren, Dodson-Whitewater, 19:01; 9, Beau Hyatt, CB, 19:11; 10, Land Headdress, Pop, 19:33.
Team scores: Glasgow 13, Circle 26, Wolf Point 39, Richey-Lambert 47, Poplar 53.
Top 10: 1, Sierra Summers, WP, 21:11; 2, Amanda Wolff, Gla, 21:33; 3, Kensey Keil, Plentywood, 22:09; 4, Brinlie Nielsen, Gla, 22:29; 5, Abby Belus, Cir, 22:27; 6, Ellie Smith, RL, 22:30; 7, Alex Simensen, Gla, 22:40; 8, Kateri Rush, WP, 23:40; 9, Alleen Russell, Bro, 23:39; 10, Jayne Haynie, Cir, 23:42.