Written by Al Stover
Loyal Wolf Point fans filled the bleachers and parking lot at Lowry Field as the varsity football welcomed the Roundup Panthers for the annual homecoming game, Sept. 27.
After four quarters of action, the Panthers defeated the Wolves, 18-15.
The Wolves’ defense was able to keep the Panthers from scoring in the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, the Panthers made a successful trip to the end zone with no successful extra point.
Just as the Wolves were ready to make a drive toward the end zone, the Panthers made an interception. After gaining some yards due to a penalty, Roundup running back Hunter Saltzman ran in for a touchdown, bringing the score 12-0.
Wolf Point’s defense had some impressive moments during the latter part of the first half. Defensive lineman Paul Nygaard had back-to-back tackles.
In the final minute of the second quarter, running back Owen Lepper had an impressive run for the first down. Roundup’s Dalton Slathe made an interception in the final seconds of the first half.
In the third quarter, Saltzman made a second touchdown in what would be the final scoring drive for the Panthers.
The Wolves began their own successful scoring drive with quarterback Tucker Toavs gaining a first down. He threw a pass to running back Josh Berger for a short reception. Berger would follow it up with run for another first down for Wolf Point. Toavs would finish the drive with a run up the middle and into the end zone for a touchdown for the Wolves. After a successful extra point, the Wolves brought the score 18-7.
Roundup’s next possession would not last long as tackles by Nygaard and Cam Quincy would lead to the Wolves getting the ball back. Toavs quickly scored another touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion. At the end of the third quarter, the Panthers still led the game, 18-15.
As the hometown crowd’s cheers grew louder, the Wolves attempted to make one more trip to the end zone. Junior receiver Trevor Hamilton caught a reception, which was followed by a run by Lepper for a first-down. The Panthers would get back the ball after a turnover on downs.
With five minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Wolves recovered the ball after a fumble. Before they could score one final touchdown, the Panthers intercepted the ball. They decided to take a knee to run out the clock.
There had been confusion after the third down as the Panthers began walking off the field before the time had run out. The Panthers center tossed the ball, which caused the coaches to scream “fumble.” Berger recovered the ball and ran into the end zone; however the referees said the ball had been declared “dead” after it had hit the ground, which nullified the touchdown.
The referees put time back three seconds on the clock. The Panthers took another knee to run out the time
As the Wolves shook hands with their opponents and took a knee on the field, the crowd chanted “We are proud of you.”
In other football action the junior high football team was defeated by the Glasgow Scotties, 8-6. The junior varsity team was also defeated by Glasgow’s junior varsity team, 14-2.
The varsity will next play the Harlem Wildcats, Oct. 4, at Lowry Field, at 7 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:52
Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team capped off their homecoming week by winning all three of their matches.
In the team’s most recent match, they defeated the Harlem Wildcats, 3-0, for the second time of the season. The set scores of the match were 25-10, 25-11 and 25-15.
The Wolves displayed strong offense in the first set with Christean Holen having back-to-back kills. She would lead the match with eight.
The Lady Wolves also had a commanding lead in the second set. Although the Wildcats had started to gain momentum in the third set, the Wolves took back the lead and finished the match strong. During this set, senior middle blocker T’Elle Evans and junior outside hitter Ky’Anna Broesder had kills in the third set. Evans led the match in aces with six.
Sarah Hafner once again shined as the team’s setter, leading the match with 17.
On defense, junior outside hitter Shelby Hanks led her team in digs with four, which was two less than Harlem’s Coco Moore, who led the match with six. Evans led the match in blocks with two.
The day before their match against the Wildcats, the Lady Wolves played the Poplar Indians. Despite being down two sets, the Lady Wolves were able to rebound from the losses and win the next three sets and the match, 3-2. The set scores were 22-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21 and 15-10.
Evans led the game in aces while Hafner led her team in both digs and assists.
Prior to facing Poplar and Harlem, the Lady Wolves defeated the Westby Mondak Thunder, 3-0, Sept. 26. The set scores for the match were 25-19, 26-24 and 25-16.
The Wolves displayed impressive offense in this game with Evans, Holen and junior middle blocker Mariah Weeks leading their team in kills with seven apiece. Evans also led the game in aces with six.
The Lady Wolves’ junior varsity team won all three of their matches during homecoming week while the C team went 2-1 for the week.
The varsity volleyball team will play the Plentywood Wildcats, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Wolves’ Den.
Seventh-Grade Volleyball Defeats Poplar, Scobey
The Lady Wolves’ seventh-grade volleyball team traveled to Scobey to compete in a jamboree, Sept. 28.
In the first match, they defeated the Poplar Indians, 3-0. The set scores for the match were 25-23, 25-13 and 15-6. In their second contest, the Wolves defeated the
Scobey Spartans, 2-0. The set scores for that match were 25-22 and 25-22.
Imani Big Horn was voted the top offensive player of the Wolves. She scored 21 points. Abby Juve and Darlene MacDonald also performed well on offense, leading their team in aces, with two apiece.
Hailey Brunelle was selected as the top defensive player of the game. Coach Melissa Cromwell noted that Brunelle was constant with her passing and net play.
Cromwell said the team has improved on the serve receive and that they need to focus on using all of their hits. She also said the team works hard in practice, which carries over into their game play.
Wolf Point has defeated all but one of the teams in their conference. They will play their next jamboree, Oct. 5, at Wolf Point High School hosted by Frontier.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:49
Written by The Herald-News
The Wolf Point cross country team traveled west to compete in the Glasgow Scotties’ annual invitational. Wolf Point was one of 12 teams who competed in the invite.
In the varsity boys’ race, Chance Hyatt from Culbertson/Bainville placed first with a time of 15:52. Wolf Point’s Markell Blount placed 34th with a time of 18:56. Fellow Wolf Point runner Connor McCoy finished 41st in 19:22 while teammate Shaun LeDeau came in 53rd at 20:59.
In team competition, Miles City came in first with 55 points, Glendive came in second with 65 and Culbertson/Bainville came in third with 96.
In the junior varsity boys’ race, Cody Melbourne and Jeremy Azure had their best performances of the season. Melbourne finished the race in 28:26 while Azure finished in 35:46.
In the junior high boys’ race, Williston’s Nevyl Cheudiu placed first with a time of 9:11.17. Wolf Point’s Trey Fourstar finished 14th with a time of 10:04 while Poplar’s Kenneth Smoker placed 17th, clocking in at 10:07.
Other local runners who finished in the race include: 20th, Dante Azure, Poplar, 10:12; 21st, Wyatt Miller, Frazer, 10:22; 25th. Aaron Ayers, Poplar, 11:03; 26th, Zander Ackerman, Frazer, 26th, 11:05; 35th, James Line, Wolf Point, 11:33; 37th, Miles Buckles, Poplar, 11:43; 40th, James Poitra, Wolf Point, 11:53; 45th, Leill Red Dog, Poplar, 12:32; 47th, Jaxon Azure, Wolf Point, 12:40; 51st, Demarko Lilley, Wolf Point, 12:54; 52nd, Kaleb Blount, Wolf Point, 12:55; 53rd, Alex Raining Bird, Frazer, 13:08; 54th, Keein Ackerman, Frazer, 13:12; 57th, Brian Eder, Poplar, 13:43; 61st, Darryl Joe, Poplar, 14:34; 64th, Ryker Ackerman, Frazer, [officials did not give time]; 65th, Hunter Raining Bird, Frazer, 20:00; and 67th, John Hotomani, Frazer, 20:07.
In the junior high girls’ race, Wolf Point’s Sierra Summers placed first in the event with a time of 9:30. Her teammates Journey Erickson and Laresa Dale placed seventh and 11th respectively. Both runners had season best times with Erickson coming in at 10:25 and Summers at 10:38.
Fellow Wolf Point runner Cyreena Standing finished 20th in 11:18. Her teammates Jaylee Azure and Alex Sutton rounded out the scoring for the Wolves with times of 16:01 and 16:06 to finish 72nd and 73rd respectively.
Poplar's Carlee Longtree finished 5th in 10:20. Ivey Lambert and Riley McDonald, who are also from Poplar placed 8th and 10th in 10:28 and 10:37, respectively.
The cross country teams will next compete at Brockton, Oct. 3 and Harve, Oct. 5.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:47
Written by The Herald-News
The Fort Peck Youth Recreation Department has been busy providing recreation activities to local area youth.
A new backboard was recently purchased and raised at the Wolf Point westend housing playground. The old backboard was shattered last year and children were unable to use the full court until this week.
Local youth recreation staff have been providing activities in their respective communities for youth.
In Fort Kipp, Darwin Longtree is holding activities in the Jim Black Dog hall after school.
In Brockton and Riverside, Jace Lambert and Jonathan Brown are holding youth activities after school at the Brockton Schools.
In Poplar, Richard McDonald and Marcus Vandall are running Youth Soccer at the Poplar baseball field.
In Wolf Point, Jason Azure is helping with boxing and after school activities at the west end playground.
In Oswego, Sue Bauer is providing activities to local youth at the Community Hall.
In Frazer, Tasha Fourstar holds after school activities at the Boys and Girls club. Snacks are being provided to youth in all communities, said youth recreation director Stacey Summers.
The youth recreation program also assisted other programs which provided activities for youth such as Little Guy Football, boxing and soccer programs who requested aid for equipment, said Summers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:36
Written by The Herald-News
The Wolf Point Cross Country team traveled to Culbertson to compete in the Culbertson Invitational, Sept. 21.
In the varsity boys’ race, Markell Blount led the way for the Wolves with a fourth-place finish in 19:04, over the 3-mile course held on the football field and in the hills north of town.
Shaun LeDeau finished 13th in 21:49 while Cody Melbourne placed 21st in 29:22. Jeremy Azure came right behind Melbourne with a 22nd-place finish in 38:08.
The Wolves’ Trey Fourstar took first in 9:43 in the junior high boys’ race. His teammates Caleb Blount and Demarco Lilley also placed in the top 10. Blount came in eighth with a time of 11:34 while Lilley came in ninth at 11:36.
In the junior high girls’ race, Wolf Point’s Sierra Summers took first in 9:41 while her teammates also finished in the top 10. Journey Erickson came in fifth at 11:01, Laresa Dale, right behind Erickson, came in sixth at 11:02. Cyreena Standing finished ninth in 11:13.
In the elementary boys’ and girls’ race, Wolf Point’s Brandon Hapa claimed first place among the boys at 10:20. His teammate James Lien finished in sixth place at 12:19 while Andrew Azure came in seventh at 12:30 and Jaxon Azure finished eighth in 12:39. Jaylee Azure finished 15th in 14:23, Alex Sutton finished 18th (Culbertson officials did not provide Sutton’s time) and Jerek Summers finished 30th at 18:26.
The next race for the Wolves will be in Glasgow Sept. 28.
Frazer Cross Country Invitational
Prior to the invite in Culbertson, the Wolves competed at the Frazer Cross Country Invitational Sept. 19.
In addition to Wolf Point, teams from Glasgow, Poplar, Harlem, Dodson, Cul-bertson/Bainville, Brockton, Frazer and Malta ran on the course west of Frazer on Clark's Hill.
Markell Blount led the way for Wolf Point in the varsity boys’ race, where he finished in eighth-place, coming in at 18:25. Connor McCoy finished in 12th at 19:13.
Wolf Point’s Shaun LeDeau finished 27th in 21:37 while teammate's Cody Melbourne and Jeremy Azure finished 43rd and 44th in 29:41 and 40:48, respectively.
The Wolves’ Trey Fourstar placed fourth in the junior high boys’ race in 10:11. Demarco Lilley finished 20th in 12:28 and Caleb Blount was 22nd in 12:34.
In the junior high girls’ race, Wolf Point’s Sierra Summers placed first with a time of 9:39.
Her teammates Journey Erickson, Cyrenna Standing and Laressa Dale finished sixth, ninth and 10th with times of 11:16, 11:29, and 11:31, respectively.
In the elementary boys’ and girls’ race, Brandon Hapa led the Wolf Point runners with a second place finish in 10:43. His teammate Jaxon Azure came in fifth at 11:43. Other Wolf Point finishers include: seventh, Jaylee Azure, 15:10; eighth, James Lien, 11:54; ninth, James Poitra, 12:23; 11th Koa Hutchison 12:27; 12th, Andrew Azure, 12:54; 13th Alex Sutton, 17:25; and 18th, Jerek Summers, 17:18.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:43