Written by The Herald-News
The Wolf Point cross country teams competed in their final regular meet of the season in Miles City, Oct. 12, at the Miles City Golf Course.
Teams from eastern and southern Montana joined Wolf Point in the competition.
In the varsity boys’ race, defending State C champion, Chance Hyatt, of Culbertson/Bainville, pulled away from Tyrus Mendoza, of Colstrip, to win the race with a time of 15:34 to Mendoza’s mark of 15:40. Delvin Walks of Hardin was third in 15:50.
Culbertson/Bainville's Tristan SunRhodes placed seventh in 16:35 with teammates Beau Hyatt and Michael Azure finishing 39th and 46th with times of 18:04 and 18:27.
Poplar had two runners competing in the race. Lane Headdress finished 36th in 17:50 and Chris Lemay finished 55th in 19:30.
Wolf Point's Markell Blount finished 52nd, covering the three-mile course in 18:54. Other locals who placed included Frazer's Griffin Fourstar, who took 42nd in 18:17.
In the junior varsity boys’ race, Wolf Point's JJ Azure completed the three-mile course in 33:47 while Culbertson/Bainville runner Chris Azure completed the race in 21:52.
In the varsity girls’ race, Glasgow's Josie Braaten won the event in 18:45. Locals who competed included Poplar's Drew Reum who finished in 40th with a time of 22:38. Her teammates Brooke Boyd and Rachel Azure finished 53rd and 54th in 24:02 and 25:24, respectively.
In the junior high boys’ race, Wolf Point's Trey Fourstar ran a season best 9:22 to place ninth out of 72 runners. Fellow Wolf Point runner Brandon Hapa also had a personal best of 9:30 to finish 12th. Their teammates Caleb Blount, 44th in 11:19; James Lien, 45th, 11:20; Demarko Lilley, 46th, 11:22; James Poitra, 49th, 11:29; Jaxon Azure, 57th, 11:47; and Andrew Azure, 63rd, 12:05.
“All of the boys improved considerably as the season progressed,” said coach Stacey Summers. “All have bright futures as most of them are either first- or second-year runners.”
In the junior high girls’ race, Sierra Summers finished her undefeated season on a high note, winning the last race of the year in 9:12, holding off Glasgow's Emily Kolstad, who clocked in at a time of 9:21. Hardin's Kylie Denny came in third place at 9:24.
Turning in fine performances for Wolf Point were: 14th, Journey Erickson, 10:12; 18th, Cyreena Standing, 10:24; and 19th, Laressa Dale, 10:25; 61st, Jaylee Azure, 14:40; and 63rd, Alex Sutton, 14:54.
“These young girls worked hard all year and peaked at the end of the year,” Summers said.
The Miles City race marks the end of the season for the junior high and elementary runners. As for the varsity boys’ team, they will have a weekend off to prepare for Montana MHSA Cross Country State Championships, Oct. 26, in Missoula.
“The boys are steadily improving and hopefully they will have season best times at the state meet,” Summers said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:30
Written by Al Stover
Lowry Field was the site for the junior high cross country meet hosted by Wolf Point, Oct. 10.
Six schools from Montana competed in the meet and the top 10 finishers in each race received medals.
The meet began with the elementary girls’ race. Culbertson/Bainville runner Ashley Curtiss would come in first place at 10:20. Her teammate Abby Granbois came in second at 11:25 while Wolf Point’s Jaylee Azure came in third at 12:07. Culbertson/Bainville’s Kylie Poitra, Gracie Montoya and Cody Lawsen came in fourth, fifth and six with times of 12:11, 12:22 and 12:32, respectively.
Alex Sutton of Wolf Point came in seventh at 13:02 while Courtney Spotted Wolf of Brockton came in eighth at 13:08. Culbertson/Bainville runners rounded out the top 10 with Anissa Bengochea placing ninth at 13:50 and Chloe Burks coming in at 10th at 14:01.
Other runners who placed were: 11th, Issabella O’Neil, Culbertson/Bainville, 14:36; 12th, Kaydence Headdress, Brockton, 14:30; 13th, Jasmine Fasthorse, Brockton, 16:21 and 14th, Thea Weeks,14th, Thea Weeks, Brockton,19:04.
Sutton, who had her best finish of the year so far, said the race was fun.
Next was the elementary boys’ race. Wolf Point’s Brandon Hapa came in first at 9:56. His teammates Jaxon Azure and James Poitra came in second and third at 10:12 and 10:24, respectively. Culbertson/Bainville runner Hudson Atkinson placed fourth at 10:35. Wolf Point’s James Lein came in fifth at 10:51 while his teammate Andrew Azure came in sixth at 11:25.
Other runners who placed were: seventh, Colby Olson, Culbertson/Bainville, 11:28; eighth, Jaicon Gramling, 13:16; ninth, Bayzel Spottedwolf, Brockton, 13:22; 10th, Clayton Marchwick, Culbertson/Bainville, 13:44; 11th, Michael Pederson, Culbertson/Bainville, 14:51 and 12th, Jerek Summers, Wolf Point, 14:52.
Hapa said he had a good run, though he wishes he could run in the junior high boys’ race.
In the junior high girls’ race, Sierra Summers of Wolf Point placed first, clocking in at 8:52. Glasgow’s Emily Kolstad came in second at 9:12. Poplar’s Carlee Longtree came in third at 9:22 while Glendive’ Ryleigh McDonnell came in at fourth at 9:24.
Poplar’s Andrea Hale placed fifth at 9:26 with Wolf Point’s Journey Erickson right at her toes, coming in sixth at 9:28. Glendive’s Emily Kuehn came in seventh at 9:30. Hale’s teammate Ivy Lambert came in eighth at 9:51. Laresa Dale and Cyrenna Standing, both of Wolf Point, came in ninth and 10th at 9:52 and 9:56, respectively.
Other runners who placed were: 11th, Liz Holzer, Glendive, 9:59; 12th, Riley McDonald, Poplar, 10:06; 13th, Alaina Sallee, Glasgow, 10:07; 14th, Julia Temple, Glendive, 10:20; 15th, Jacona Youngman, Poplar, 10:23; 16th, Monica Carney, Glendive, 10:25; 17th, Little Sky Fasthorse, Poplar, 10:27.19; 18th, Kendra Kaufman, Glendive, 10:27.81; 19th, Skyler Scarphott, Glendive, 10:28; 20th, Katie Kaiser, Glasgow, 10:28; 21st, Kjerstern Rieger, Glendive, 10:53; 22nd, Kaylee King, Glasgow, 10:55; 23rd, Kam ryn Azure, Poplar, 10:58; 24th, Chloe Shields, Poplar, 11:42; 25th, Catherine Martin, Poplar, 11:58; 26th, Keagan Zerbe, Glasgow, 12:08; 27th, Jessica Turner, Glasgow, 12:24 and 28th, Muriko Mireau, Poplar, 12:27.
In the junior high boys’ race, Glasgow’s Ellis McKean came in first at 8:45 with Wolf Point’s Trey Fourstar coming in second at 8:45. McKean’s teammate Martin McKean came in third at 8:57. Poplar’s Kenny Smoker and Daunte Azure cam in fourth and fifth at 9:22 and 9:29, respectively.
Glasgow runner Bryce LaGare came in sixth at 9:38. Glendive’s Taylor Craig came in seventh at 9:54. LaGare’s teammate Colin Jamba came in eighth at 9:59 while Poplar’s Aaron Ayers came in ninth at 10:01. Glasgow’s Colton Pewitt came in 10th at 10:04.
Other runners who placed were: 11th, Lane Walker, Glendive, 10:07; 12th, Miles Stinnett, Glendive, 10:27; 13th, Leil Red Dog, Poplar, 10:31; 14th, DeMarko Lilley, Wolf Point, 10:41; 15th, Tejan Phipps, Glendive, 10:45; 16th, Brian Elder, Brockton, 10:49; 17th, Stormy Four Star, Poplar, 10:57; 18th, Miles Buckles, Poplar, 10:58; 19th, Tanner Overby, Glasgow, 11:03; 20th, Caleb Blount, Wolf Point, 11:28; 21st, Dion Hopkin, Poplar, 11:34; 22nd, Alec Christensen, Glendive, 12:34; 23rd, Jordan Billings ley, Glasgow, 13:05; 24th, Darryl Joe, Poplar, 13:05 and 25th, Andrew Svenvold, Glendive, 14:05.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:27
Written by The Herald-News
The Wolf Point cross country teams competed in the Harve Cross Country Invitational, Oct. 5, at the campus of Montana State University - Northern in Havre.
Wolf Point was one of 14 teams that competed in the invitational.
In the girls’ middle school race, Wolf Point runner Sierra Summers came in first at 9:19. Hobson’s Tina Elke came in second with a time of 9:50 while Harlem’s L’tia Laurence came in third at 9:51. Emily Kolstad of Glasgow, fourth at 10:18 and Abbi Fitzpatrick of Cut Bank, fifth at 10:19.
Other local runners who placed were: eighth, Journey Erickson, Wolf Point, 10.43; ninth, Laresa Dale, Wolf Point, 10.44; 10th, Cyrenna Standing, Wolf Point, 10.54; 36th, Shaedel Adams, Frazer, 12.44; 51st, Jaylee Azure, Wolf Point, 14.20; 58th, Haidyn RainingBird, Frazer, 15.09; 62nd, Alex Sutton, Wolf Point, 15.34; and 64th, Mya Hotomanie, Frazer, 15.47.
In the varsity boys’ race, Browning’s Emmette Dusty Bull and Brady Stone finished first and second, with times of 16:11 and 16:20, respectively. Paul Bielawski from Shelby came in third at 16:39. Fergus’ Ryan Mchinney came in fourth at 16:57 while his teammate Kale Kelsey came in fifth at 17:08.
Local finishers included 34th, Connor McKay, Wolf Point, 18:31; 36th, Markell Blount, Wolf Point, 18:42; 48th, Jarome Talks Different, Frazer, 19:36; and 63rd, Shawn LeDeau, Wolf Point, 22:05.
In the girls’ varsity race, Josie Braaten from Glasgow came in first at 19:10. Dalainy Tedesco from Fergus placed second at 19:33 while Braa-ten’s teammate Rachel Zieger came in third at 19:34. Browning’s Courtney Little Dog came in fourth at 19:41. Havre’s Haley Ohm placed fifth at 20:14.
Local finishers included 45th, Danielle Hegeson, Frazer, 24:30.
Lewiston’s Austin Brand, Ty Parsons and Danyan Rice finished in the top five in the boys’ junior varsity race. Brand placed first at 18:01, Parsons came in second at 18:04 and Rice came in fourth at 18:36. Browning’s Leander Butterfly came in third at 18:17 while his teammate Alanzo Skunkcap came in fifth at 18:46.
Other local finishers included 29th, Kody Melbourne, Wolf Point, 27.09; and 31st, Jeremy Azure, Wolf Point, 29.49.
In the girls’ junior varsity race, Andrea Morren from Great Falls placed first at 21:08, Shandell Medicine from Browning came in second (her time was not recorded) and Val TalksDifferent from Glasgow came in third at 21:27. Harlem’s Faith Sallee came in fourth place at 23:22 and Glasgow’s Kerry Hoffman placed fifth at 23:32.
In the boys’ middle school race, Noah Majeuus and Philip Sun Rhoads came in first and second at 8:31 and 8:32 respectively. Havre’s Michael Jackson placed third with a time of 9:17 while Harlem’s Taggery Deveany came in fourth at 9:21. Ellis Mc-
Kean of Glasgow came in fifth at 9:23. The schools for Majeuus and Sun Rhoads were not listed.
Other local runners who finished included: 16th, Trey Fourstar, Wolf Point, 9:47; 41st, Koa Hutchinson, Wolf Point, 11.35; 46th, Andrew Azure, Wolf Point, 12.01; 47th, Demarko Lilley, Wolf Point, 12.11; 49th, Jaxon Azure, Wolf Point, 12.16; 50th, James Lien, Wolf Point, 12.27; 51st, Caleb Blount, Wolf Point, 12.31; 52nd, Kevin Ackerman, Frazer, 12.33; 62nd, Ryker Ric kumm, Frazer, 16.01; 63rd, Hunter Raining Bird, Frazer, 17.23; and 65th, John Hotomanie, Frazer, 19.12.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:47
Written by Al Stover
The smell of hamburgers from Northern Prairie Auto’s tailgate barbecue filled the air as the Wolf Point Wolves’ football team took on the Harlem Wildcats at Lowry Field, Oct. 4.
After four quarters, the Wildcats defeated the Wolves, 43-35.
Harlem scored early in the first quarter. During their first offensive drive, Wildcats’ running back Seth Adams scored a touchdown that was followed up by a successful extra point.
The Wolves began their second drive of the game with running back Josh Berger and quarterback Tukker Toavs making a couple of first down runs that brought the Wolves near the end zone. On fourth down, kicker Nathaniel Paine made a successful field goal, which earned the Wolves their first points of the game and brought the score 7-3. Harlem quickly answered Wolf Point’s field goal with Adams scoring another rushing touchdown.
After a couple of unsuccessful scoring drives from each team, the Wolves would regain the ball after forcing a turnover on downs. Receiver Tyson Bridges would catch a pass from Toavs and score the first touchdown for the Wolves, bringing the score 13-10.
Later in the first half, the Wolves’ defense was able to stop Adams’ momentum and force Harlem to fourth down. What was initially supposed to be a punting attempt by the Wildcats, turned into a turnover on downs after the punter lost his grip on the ball and got tackled after he made the recovery.
After Berger ran for a short gain, Toavs would punch his way into the end zone for a touchdown, bringing the Wolves into the lead.
Wolf Point would score two more times before the end of the second quarter. The first was a receiving touchdown from Bridges after he caught a pass from Toavs. The second was a rushing touchdown by receiver Trevor Hamilton.
During halftime, it was announced the volleyball team raised over $425 during their “Pack the Gym in Pink” fundraiser. Wolf Point outside hitter Sierra Hanks was voted by fans who donated money during the fundraiser to kiss Casey the Cow.
After halftime was finished, the Wildcats began the second half with Stan Irvine scoring a rushing touchdown that was followed by a successful point conversion.
Harlem was able to gain control of the ball once more after a punt from Wolf Point. Irvine scored another touchdown that was followed by another extra point. This tied the score 29-29.
The Wolves’ defense also had impressive moments in the third quarter. Paul Nygaard, David Kneer and Owen Lepper made tackles that kept Harlem from scoring.
Wolf Point once again took the lead, after Hamilton caught a pass from Toavs for a touchdown.
Shortly after Hamilton’s touchdown, Irvine made another trip to the end zone, once again tying the score.
Just as the Wolves were on their way to pick up a touchdown, they fumbled the ball with the Wildcats. With less than one minute on the clock, the Wildcats continued to drive toward the end zone.
With 13 seconds left on the clock, Adams scored another touchdown that would give the Wildcats the game.
The Wolves will play their next game in Glasgow against the Scotties, Oct. 11.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:46
Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team went 1-1 in their matches this past weekend.
The Wolves faced the Plentywood Wildcats in the Wolves’ Den, Oct. 4. The Wildcats defeated the Wolves, 3-1. The set scores for the match were 25-15, 15-25, 25-17 and 25-20.
Plentywood senior middle hitter Cassidy Bummer led the match in aces and blocks with five each. She also led the match in kills with 15. The Wildcats’ senior defensive specialist Nicole Wangerin led both teams in digs with 17.
Wolf Point also displayed strong offense and defense throughout the match. Senior setter Sarah Hafner and junior outside hitter Sierra Hanks both led the Wolves in aces with three each. Hafner also led the match in sets with 25.
Senior middle blocker T’Elle Evans and junior outside hitter Christean Holen led the Wolves in kills with eight apiece. Holen would also lead Wolf Point in digs with 14. Junior middle blocker Mariah Weeks led the team in blocks with four.
In addition to the match itself, volleyball team held their “Pack the Gym in Pink” night.
Both teams wore pink shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. Many fans in attendance also wore pink.
The Lady Wolves had a fundraiser where they sold items and collected donations. They raised over $425 for the mammography department. Coach Jennifer Sweet expressed her appreciation to everyone for contributing to the cause.
Prior to the start of the varsity match, the four senior players of the volleyball team, Hafner, Evans, Sonica Archdale and Carry Vandall, were escorted by loved ones, presented with roses and honored by their coaches and teammates.
Archdale presented a star quilt to Evans, who has been her friend for many years. She also presented a star quilt to the Vandall family, who she had said was like a second family to her.
Players honored relatives, teachers and breast cancer survivors who were in attendance.
The C team presented a star quilt to the family of Wolf Point High School physical science and chemistry teacher Amanda Hardy, who died recently. The rest of the team came over and embraced the family, a display that received applause from the fans.
The next day, the Wolves traveled to Glasgow where they defeated the Scotties, 3-2. The set scores for the match were 10-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22 and 16-14.
The Lady Wolves will head to Baker to take on the Spartans in a rematch from earlier in the season, Oct. 12.
Seventh-Grade Volleyball Action
The Lady Wolves’ seventh-grade volleyball team competed in a jamboree hosted by Frontier, Oct. 5.
In their first game, the Lady Wolves lost to the Frontier Mustangs, 2-1. The set scores for the match were 25-19, 16-25 and 15-7.
In their second match, the Wolves defeated the Glasgow Scotties, 2-1. The set scores for this match were 22-25, 25-17 and 16-14.
Coach Melissa Cromwell said the Lady Wolves had a great battle against the M’ettes and were able to refocus after the first set and carried the momentum into their match against Glasgow.
Abby Juve was picked as the top defensive player for the Lady Wolves. Cromwell said Juve was “superb” in all positions and she made great saves. Juve scored 11 points with two aces.
Sky Johnston and Dani Vine were both picked as the top offensive players for Wolf Point. Cromwell noted that both Vine and Johnston were consistent with their serves. Johnston scored 13 points with four aces while Vine scored 12 points with four aces.
Other players who performed well include Hailey Brunelle, six points and two aces; Imani Bighorn, six points and two aces and Lauren Crawford, three points and one ace.
The Lady Wolves will play their final jamboree of the season Oct. 12 at Wolf Point.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:42