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Tuesday, Oct. 13, was senior night for Poplar High School volleyball and cross country before the start of the match with Wolf Point. Volleyball manager Alyssa Youpee and cross country runners Andrew Moran and Drew Reum are pictured with their families. The second picture is cross country senior Drew Reum reacting when her parents give her bunny ears during the PHS senior night. (Photos by John Plestina)
Written by Stacey Summers
The Wolf Point Wolves cross country team finished the regular season with meets at Harlem and Plentywood last week.
On Wednesday, the Wolves traveled to Harlem for the Wildcat invite. Runners from Shelby, Dodson, Rocky Boy, Poplar, Frazer, Glasgow and Wolf Point competed.
In the junior high boys’ competition, Wolf Point’s Cade Baker, Peyton Summers, Kahoho Toves, Jaxon Azure, Sage Hutchison, Keyvin Fourbear and Geordy Medicine Cloud ran well, all finishing with solid times. Baker finished in second with a solid time of 9:29 while Summers finished fifth in 9:51. Hutchison was sixth in 10:06 with Toves seventh just behind in 10:12. In eighth place Kraven Silk in 10:18 followed by Jaxon Azure in 10th at 10:30. Roderick Speed posted a good time of 10:18. Geordy Medicine Cloud finished in 13th in 10:59 with Keyvin Fourbear next in 23rd, 13:38.
“The Boys all ran hard despite slightly chilly weather. I’m very proud of their effort,” said coach Stacey Summers. “The boys had a good showing as they all stuck together pushing each other.”
In the junior high girls’ race, Cyreena Standing tied her season best time in 10:01 for third place Haymanie Campbell ran hard for fifth place, 10:33. Next in for Wolf Point was Darlene MacDonald, 13th, 11:43 right behind was Jaylee Azure in 14th place at 11:46. Kiona White was 18th in 12:35 with Sierra Hamilton, 19th at 12:40 while Gracie Medicine Cloud was 31st in 14:57.
“These young girls have lots of potential if they keep working hard in the off season they should be good Varsity runners someday,” said Summers.
In the varsity girls’ race, Sierra Summers finished in second with a time of 20:01. Kateri Rush was fourth in 20:37 with Mahala Shawl, 18th, in 26:32; Gillian Medicine Cloud running a season best 27:17, 41st.
“Shawl and Medicine Cloud each had good races while lowering their personal bests at the meet. All of the girls are peaking at the end of the season,” said Summers.
In the varsity boys’ race, Trey Fourstar finished in 10th place to lead the Wolves with a time of 18:04 while Karson Wortman finished 18th in 18:57 a season best. Caleb Blount was next in 25:09, 30th place followed by Jeremy Azure, 52nd, 31:00.
On Saturday, the Wolves ended their season at the Plentywood Invite on the rolling hills of the Plentywood Golf course.
In the junior high boys’ race, Baker finished fourth in 9:31 with Peyton Summers in seventh, 9:55. Toves was just behind in 10:09 for 10th, while Jaxon Azure was 17th in 11:39 followed by Geordy Medicine Cloud, 21st in 11:57.
“The boys ran a good final race of the Junior High season. I’m very proud of their progress,” said Summers.
In the junior high girls’ race, Standing and Campbell ran well finishing first and third over the tough course in 10:15 and 10:36. Jaylee Azure posted a good time of 12:20 for sixth, while Kiona White was eighth at 12:30 and Sierra Hamilton was 10th with 12:36, a season best. Gracie Medicine Cloud was next in 15th, 15:42.
“The girls had good times despite the difficult course.” We did well showing much improvement I’m proud of them,” said Summers.
In the varsity boys’ race, Trey Fourstar had a solid race of 18:08 to finish in eighth place with Karson Wortman, 18th in 19:34. Freshman Joseph Williamson had a good race, 33rd in 22:41 while Caleb Blount, 44th, 29:16. Jeremy Azure was next in for the Wolves in 46th, 33:11.
“We had a good regular season with everybody improving as the season progressed. This weekend I hope all of our boys have personal best times at the State meet in Great Falls,” said Summers.
In the high school girls’ race, the duo of Sierra Summers and Rush finished in 20:28 and 20:51 for first and second place finishes. Next in for the Wolves’ was Gillian Medicine Cloud with a solid time of 29:26 for 20th place followed right behind by Shawl at 21st with a time of 29:41.
“With good health and a great effort, hopefully all the girls run season best times in Great Falls on Saturday. All of the kids have showed much improvement and have been working hard in practice,” said Summers.
Written by John Plestina
Hillary Gourneau is determined to take the Lady Indians, now in third place in District 2B, to the divisional tournament for the first time in nine years.
The Poplar head volleyball coach looked ahead after a tough 3-2 (25-19, 15-25, 25-27, 25-19, 15-11) loss to the Lady Wolves at Wolf Point Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Lady Indians led 2-1, but Wolf Point won the last two sets.
Gourneau predicted before the season started that the Lady Indians would beat the Lady Wolves and they did in Wolf Point Sept. 29.
She predicted after playing Wolf Point the second time that the two teams would meet again at the district tournament in Glasgow, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31.
“I guarantee we will meet up with them in districts. I guarantee it,” Gourneau said.
Wolf Point sits in fourth or fifth place.
“We are improving. They [Wolf Point] are also improving,” Gourneau said.
“We cannot expect to play that exact same game we played in Wolf Point,” she said.
“Tonight, we had a lot of silly mistakes. We had balls dropping in front of us,” Gourneau said.
Gourneau played on the Poplar team in 2006, the last time the Lady Indians made it to divisionals.
“I tell my girls anything is possible,” she said.
“These girls; they can do it. I have total faith in them,” Gourneau said.
Poplar is a young team with no seniors.
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NAPA Auto Parts (dark shirts) and the Wolf Point Lions Club (lighter shirts) were two teams who faced off against each other in the six-to-eight age group’s Wolf Point Youth Soccer tournament at Borge Park Saturday, Oct. 10. NAPA finished first in the tournament; Lions, second; Tandy Grocery, third; and State Farm Insurance, fourth. In the age nine and above tournament, Western Bank Blue finished first; Western Bank Red, second; and Poplar, third. (Photos by John Plestina)
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The following results were reported from the Miles City Invite cross country meet that was held Saturday, Oct. 10.
WPHS varsity boys
Trey Fourstar, 19th place;Karson Wortman, 40th place; Joseph Williamson, 63rd; Caleb Blount, fourth, 75th; Jeremy Azure, 76th.
Poplar varsity boys
Kenneth Smoker, 44th; Miles Buckles, 67th; Darryl Joe, 70th; Jacob Lone Bear, 73rd; Dion Hopkins, 74th.
WPHS varsity girls
Sierra Summers, sixth; Katari Rush, eighth; Mahala Shawl, 56th; Gillian Medicine Cloud, 62nd.
Poplar varsity girls
Andrea Hale, 42nd; Kamryn Azure, 47th; LittleSky Fast Horse, 51st; Alexis Whiteman, 54th.
Wolf Point Junior High girls
Cyrenna Standing, third, 9:47.14; Hamyanie Campbell, 12th, 10:31.36; Darleen MacDonald, 38th, 11:48.20; Kionna White, 45th, 11:59.02; Jaylee Azure, 46th, 12:04.07; Sierra Hamilton, 47th, 12:04.62; Alex Sutton, 64th, 15:09.09; Gracie Medicine Cloud, 67th, 16:46.96.
Wolf Point Junior High boys
Peyton Summers, 23rd, 9:42.78; Kaholo Toavs, 33rd, 9:58.30; Craden Silk, 34th, 9:59.31; Sage Hutchinson, 38th, 10:07.35; Jackson Azure, 53rd, 10:57.69; Roderick Speed, 57th, 11:10.27; Jeordy Medicine Cloud, 58th, 11:14.28.