Written by Karolyn Kohl
The Poplar High School cheerleading squad started out strong this year, with 10 girls participating in try-outs.
However, due to various factors, the season wrapped up with only four girls cheering at the district tournament in Malta.
Brooke Boyd, a sophomore this year, led the girls as the one returning member. Three new faces came from the freshmen class. They were Rachael Azure, Randi Azure and Courtney Martell.
Overall, it was a year of growth and development for the cheerleaders.
After an injury to Boyd’s knee, the freshmen were forced to step up and cheer on their own for three weeks. Boyd was cleared to participate again just in time for the final home game against Plentywood.
“It was great to see the amount of effort that the cheerleaders put in throughout the season. Even with such a young group, they were able to perform some difficult stunts and dismounts. There were some mishaps and falls along the way, but they kept trying and trying again. I hope to see all of them return next year, and encourage more girls to try out for the squad next November,” adviser Karolyn Kohl said.
Written by John Plestina
Pictured are Xander Little Thunder, Raymin Keiser, Raymond Knerr and Bryor Smith.
The Wolf Point Mosquitoes and Culbertson Oilers split a doubleheader in Wolf Point Friday, May 23.
It was the second time this season the two Babe Ruth teams have played. Culbertson beat Wolf Point earlier this month.
Wolf Point led 4-0 after one inning and 10-0 after three. Culbertson came back with a six-run fourth inning. The game ended after five innings with the Mosquitoes winning 16-6, an early end due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The second game went scoreless in the first inning. Wolf Point led 5-0 after two and 7-0 after three innings. A seven-run fourth inning knotted the score at 7-7.
The score remained tied at the end of five innings, when second half of twin bills normally end in the Babe Ruth league. Culbert-
son won 10-9 after six innings on an RBI hit by Davey Winn.
The first game counts toward conference standings, the second game does not, so the Oilers winning does not help Culbertson’s standings.
“They’re getting better every day,” Wolf Point Coach Bruce Knerr said.
He said the Mosquitoes played with several players missing from the lineup, including the best pitcher.
“We’re missing our older pitcher this week,” Knerr said of Orlando Young who was part of the Poplar Indians track team at the B Divisional meet in Great Falls.
Boy Youngman, also of Poplar, was also unable to play.
Most of the Wolf Point players in the lineup against Culbertson were young. Seven were 13 years old and there was one 12-year-old.
Culbertson coach Gordon Oelkers said there were too many errors committed in the first game.
“Really, it should have been 6-6 (after five innings) if we had eliminated some of our errors,” he said.
Oelkers said his team is young, with a majority of 13-year-olds in the league for 13- to 15-year-olds.
“There you go. It’s all pitching,” he said of the comeback win in the second game.
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Wolf Point’s T’Elle Evans shot a 99 and a 93 for a combined two-day total of 192 and at the 2014 MHSA State Class B Golf Tournament at Fairmont Golf Course, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21. She finished in a three-way tie for 10th place. (Submitted photo)
Written by John Plestina
Brockton’s Matthew Rattling Thunder competes in the boys’ 1600 meter run. (Photo by John Plestina)
The top five finishers in each event at the Eastern C Divisional Track Meet at Wolf Point High School Thursday, May 22, qualified for the Class C State Track Meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, in Great Falls.
Team scores: Culbertson 76, Circle 61, Savage 58, Fairview 56, Nashua 50, Froid-Lake 49, Hinsdale 49, Bainville 48, Westby-Grenora 38, Scobey 19, Richey-Lambert 12, Whitewater 5, Brockton 4, Dodson 2, Frazer 0, Lustre Christian 0, Opheim 0, Saco 0.
Cameron Lambert, Culbertson, fifth, 11.9.
Ryan Padden, Nashua, first, 23.3; Lambert, Culbertson, fourth, 24.6.
Lane Nickels, Nashua, first, 53.0; Adam Buxbaum, Cul-
Chance Hyatt, Bainville, first, 2:07.7; Tristan Sun Rhodes, Culbertson, second, 2:09.7; Nickels, Nasus, third, 2:10.7; Bailey Christoffersen, Froid-Lake, sixth, 2:17.1.
Chance Hyatt, Bainville, first, 4:31.9; Nickels, Nashua, second, 4:34.1; Sun Rhodes, Culbertson, third, 4:48.7; Khain Valenzuela, Froid-Lake, fifth, 4:51.7.
Chance Hyatt, Bainville, first, 10:58.9; Matthew Rattling Thunder, Brockton, fourth, 11:04.3; Beau Hyatt, Bainville, fifth, 11:09.9.
Culbertson, fifth, 47.3.
Nashua, first, 3;41.8; Culbertson, second, 3:44.3.
Jalen Hendrickson, Froid-Lake, second, 16.2.
Hendrickson, Froid-Lake, first, 42.3.
Adam Buxbaum, Culbertson, first, 6-1; Kade Guenther, Froid-Lake, second, 5-8; Chris Tufton, Froid-Lake, sixth, 5-4.
Lambert, Culbertson, third, 18-11; Hendrickson, Froid-Lake, fourth, 18-9¼; Shayne Cochran, Culbertson, sixth, 18-6¾.
Hendrickson, Froid-Lake, third, 40-5½; Cochran, Cul-
bertson, fourth, 38-11.
David Manning, Culbertson, first, 49-0; Rhett Harmon,
Bainville, second, 45-10.
Manning, Culbertson, first, 134-11; Harmon, Bainville, second, 130-6; Ryan Scanlan, Nashua, third, 123-11.
Hendrickson, Froid-Lake, second, 160-4; Taurean Baxter, Froid-Lake, fifth, 128-1.
Team scores: Scobey 102, Circle 76, Hinsdale 65, Westby-Grenora 62, Fairview 47, Richey-Lambert 41, Culbert-
son 25, Whitewater 23, Froid-Medicine Lake 22, Nashua 17, Saco 17, Dodson 13, Savage 10, Bainville 4, Brockton 0, Frazer 0, Lustre Christian 0, Opehim 0.
Cathryn Russell, Bainville, fourth, 1:06.9; Morgan Guttenberg, Nashua, sixth, 1:08.
Paige Robertson, Froid-Lake, fourth, 2:48.1.
Robertson, Froid-Lake, second, 6:17.4; Jaycee Lambert, Culbertson, sixth, 6:24.8.
Lambert, Culbertson, fourth, 14:56.0.
Culbertson, sixth, 58.5.
Froid-Lake, fourth, 4:54.0; Nashua, fifth, 5:03.8; Culbertson, sixth, 5:04.5.
Emily Nielsen, Culbertson, second, 51.9; Jennifer McBride, Froid-Lake, fifth, 57.6.
Ryah Young, Froid-Lake, sixth, 4-6.
Young, Froid-Lake, fifth, 14-1.
Young, Froid-Lake, sixth, 30-11½.
Mariah Machart, Culbertson, fourth, 30-10; Faith Keys, Nashua, fifth, 28-8.
Tessa Larsen, Culbertson, third, 82-9; Keys, Nashua, fifth, 82-1.
Keys, Nashua, first, 105-2.
Written by John Plestina
With the divisional track and field meet behind them, six Wolf Point and four Poplar athletes are looking to earn medals at the State Class B meet in Butte Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31.
Both schools emerged from the Northern B Divisional Meet at Great Falls Saturday, May 24, with good showings. The top six in each event advance to state.
“Every boy we took to divisionals made it,” Wolf Point head coach R.C. Page said.
“Sonica [Archdale] made it in five events. She had a great day. She had two second place finishes,” he said.
Page praised Archdale, Shelby Hanks, Ashley Page and Kateri Rush for a personal best for the girls’ short relay team.
“Shelby Hanks high jumped exceptionally well and we finally got her to her goal of clearing five feet,” he said.
Page said he would like to have nice weather for the state meet, but he said rain was in the forecast.
“We always get crummy weather in Butte,” he said.
“We have some girls and boys who have a chance to earn a medal,” Page said.
Poplar head coach Brent Moore said his team has had a good season and he was hoping for the best at state.
Individual results are shown for Wolf Point and Poplar athletes only.
Team scores: Glasgow 152, Fairfield 107, Choteau 70, Cut Bank 62, Conrad 39, Shelby 38, Poplar 27, Harlem 15, Wolf Point 8, Plentywood 5, Malta 3, Rocky Boy 1.
Wesley Weeks, WPHS, fifth, 11.96.
Owen Lepper, WPHS, fourth, 23.77.
Richard Brown, Poplar, eighth, 2:29.13.
Chris LeMay, Poplar, seventh, 12:59.13.
Myltin Bighorn, Poplar, sixth, 44.95
Wolf Point, sixth, 47.64; Poplar, seventh, 49.07.
Wolf Point, sixth, 3:51.99.
Brady Babb, WPHS, seventh, 9-6.
TJ Tuttle, Poplar, first, 48-8.5; Sheridan Stranger Horse, Poplar, seventh, 40-6.5.
Tuttle, Poplar, first, 134-1; Stranger Horse, Poplar, third, 123-4.
Lepper, WPHS, seventh, 5-8.
Team scores: Glasgow 166, Malta 81, Choteau 78, Plentywood 54, Wolf Point 35, Fairfield 34, Shelby 26, Cut Bank 25, Poplar 16, Conrad 11, Harlem 1.
Hanks, WPHS, seventh, 28.42.
Archdale, WPHS, fifth, 1:05.8.
Drew Reum, Poplar, fifth, 13:29
Rush, WPHS, sixth, 52.24.
Wolf Point, fifth, 54.16.
Wolf Point, second, 4:29.56.
Hanks, WPHS, seventh, 13-11.75.
Shawna Hagadone, Poplar, first, 99-3.
Hagadone, Poplar, fourth, 30-9.
Archdale, WPHS, fourth, 31-5.
Archdale, WPHS, second, 109-2; Page, WPHS, fourth, 106-0.
Hanks, WPHS, third, 5-0.