Written by Al Stover
After coming off a weekend of back-to-back losses at the Frontier jamboree, the Wolf Point eighth-grade basketball team traveled to Plentywood to compete in the jamboree, Nov. 23.
In their first game, the Lady Wolves avenged their loss to Plentywood from the previous jamboree by defeating the Lady Cats, 35-12.
Gillian Medicine Cloud, who was picked as the top offensive player of the game, scored eight points. Sierra Summers, who was named the top defensive player of the game, scored 14 points. Hailey Brunelle, a seventh-grader who moved up to the eighth- grade team, made nine, while Ayanna Archdale and Savannah Wozniak each scored two.
Coach Melissa Cromwell said the Lady Wolves played a great defensive game by forcing a lot of turnovers and picking off a lot of the passes. Cromwell added that the team made six of their 10 free throws.
In the second game, the Lady Wolves defeated the Glasgow Lady Scotties, 23-16.
During this game the team displayed some good outside shooting, with Summers making two three-point shots. Archdale also made a three-point shot.
Summers and Brunelle, who were picked as the top offensive players of the game, scored eight and seven points, respectively. Archdale made five and Wozniak, who was picked as the top defensive player of the game, made three.
Cromwell mentioned the team worked on controlling the offense during practice and added that she was proud of them.
The eighth-grade Lady Wolves will take a week off before the next jamboree hosted at Poplar, Dec. 7.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:42
Written by Al Stover
Hours after students have finished lunch for the day, tables are moved to the side as five wrestling mats are rolled onto the floor with several wrestlers practicing on top of them.
The Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School multipurpose room is home to the high school wrestling team, who began their season, Nov. 21.
The young wrestlers spend every afternoon practicing several techniques, such as single-leg and double-leg takedowns.
The team also does conditioning, such as running, pushups, crunches and sprawls.
Coaches Ryan Helmer and Eric Peterson are helping the wrestlers learn techniques, such as takedowns and breaking down control, to build their foundation. The coaches are also helping the team get into proper physical condition.
According to Helmer, the intensity of the training will pick up in practice once the wrestlers have “honed in their skills.”
The team has several returning wrestlers, including Maestro Martinez, who placed third in state in his weight class, and David Hopson, who placed fourth at state in his weight division.
In addition to the veterans on the mat, there are several newcomers, including eight freshmen. Drake Azure is wrestling for the first time.
Hopson, who is a senior, mentioned that he is helping the younger wrestlers so they want to stay in the program throughout the whole season. Hopson added that his person goal for the season is to make it to the state championship match.
The team will compete in their first meet Dec. 6-7 in Sidney.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:40
Written by Al Stover
The Wolf Point junior high and high school football teams held their awards ceremony Nov. 19 in the Wolf Point Junior/Senior High School multipurpose room, five weeks after their final game of the season.
The ceremony featured desserts provided by parents and players.
The ceremony began with coach Scott Vandall honoring four of the junior high players with awards: Cole Grandchamp, Most Valuable Teammate; Leslie Hawk, Most Improved Player; Quinn Whitmus, Mr. Hustle; and Ty Nelson, Rookie of the Year.
After Vandall was finished, coach Bruce Knerr spoke about working to get a Letterman’s Program at Wolf Point for all the sports.
Knerr gave several awards to high school members of the team: Owen Lepper and Wesley Weeks, Rookies of the Year; Cam Quincy, Top Lineman; Josh Berger, Most Inspirational; Logan Flynn, Horizon Award; David Hopson, Mr. Hustle Award and Silver Wolf Award; Tukker Toavs, Man of Steel Award; and Hayden Hanks, Most Valuable Teammate.
Knerr asked the seniors, who are graduating in the spring, not to forget about the team as their younger teammates will be representing them on the field next year. He also reminded the seniors that they will be representing Wolf Point throughout their lives.
Knerr acknowledged the team’s managers: Kailey Williamson, Danielle Vermette and Stormy Knerr.
“I can’t thank them enough for the hard work they do,” Knerr said.
Knerr presented the varsity players their home jerseys. He said he and the other coaches will be working with the school to establish a Letterman’s program for all sports.
Knerr presented home jerseys to the following varsity players: Toavs, Hopson, Garrett Pronto, Trent Wemmer, Steven Remington, Devon Hughes, Paul Nygaard, Aaron D’Ambrosio, Dalton Hafner, Tyson Bridges, Quincy, Trevor Hamilton, Michael DeWitt, Austin Juve, Logan Flynn, Terrell Hamilton, David Knerr, Ty Nygaard, Lepper, Weeks, Jordan Clarke, Kenny Boos, Adam Weinberger and Brady Babb.
As he handed out jerseys, he mentioned that colleges have been scouting several senior players.
In addition to the high school awards, several players received district and national honors. Quincy, Bridges, Hopson, Knerr and Hanks were selected for the District 2B Football All-Conference Second Team.
Babb, Stormy Knerr, David Knerr, Kenny Boos, Lepper, Paul Nygaard, D’Ambrosio and Remington received Academic All-State Awards. To receive this honor, players and managers must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Knerr announced that Hopson was selected as a player for the upcoming all-star game while Toavs and Wemmer were picked as alternates. The cost to send the players to Malta is a flat fee of $500 and the football team is planning a fundraising event in the future.
Knerr thanked the parents for a good year and mentioned he and coaches Vandall, Brent Boitano, Walker Weeks, Jeff Whitmus and David D’Ambrosio would be getting things started for next year. He asked parents to help keep their children on the “straight and narrow” path.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:38
Written by The Herald-News
A Malta man and a Nevada man have been convicted and sentenced on hunting-related charges in Phillips County Justice Court.
According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks region 6 criminal investigator Lennie Buhmann Charles G. Mahan, 37, of Malta was charged with:
•Two misdemeanor counts of outfitting without a valid license in 2009;
•One count of possessing an unlawfully killed antelope buck in 2009;
•One count of hunting a game animal without a valid license in 2009;
•Three counts of hunting in 2009, 2010 and 2011 while privileges were revoked;
•One count of unlawfully possessing a bull elk in 2009;
•One count of harassing a game animal with a motor vehicle in 2009;
•One count of unlawfully possessing another person’s hunting license in 2009;
•One count of selling an unlawfully killed buck deer in 2010;
•Two counts of possessing an unlawfully killed buck deer in 2010;
•One count of using another person’s hunting license in 2011;
•One count of possessing an unlawfully killed cow elk, also in 2011;
•One count of soliciting another hunter to hunt after legal shooting hours in 2009.
Buhmann said Mahan, who had previously lost his privileges in Montana for life for killing another elk without a valid license, recently entered into a plea agreement. He paid fines and restitution totaling $6,310 and was sentenced to 180 days in jail to be served under house arrest. Mahan also can no longer accompany any hunters in the field.
Two sets of whitetail antlers, two sets of elk antlers, one cow elk and one set of antelope horns were recovered from Mahan.
In a related case, Lawrence Myers, 58, of Sparks, Nev., was charged in Phillips County Justice Court with two misdemeanor counts of possessing illegally killed bull elk, two counts of hunting elk without a valid license, and two counts of illegally using another person’s elk license.
Myers was fined a total of $3,430 for the six violations that took place during the 2008 and 2009 hunting seasons. He also lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges in Montana and the 38 other states participating in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
“These convictions were the result of a multi-year investigation by the Region 6 enforcement team,” said warden Dirk Paulsen of Chinook. “We’re grateful that justice has been served.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:10
Written by Al Stover
The Wolf Point eighth-grade girls’ basketball team played in the jamboree hosted by Frontier at Wolf Point, Nov. 9.
In the first game, the Wolves played Plentywood Wildcats; the Lady Cats defeated the Wolves, 26-20.
Sierra Summers, who was picked as the top offensive and defensive player of the game, scored nine points. Gillian Medicine Cloud scored five points, Jaki Harada made four and Savannah Wozniak scored two.
Coach Melissa Cromwell said the Wolves were hoping to finish with a win, but they had trouble offensively in the first quarter and struggled to catch up in points in the second quarter. She mentioned the team played well defensively in the second half.
In the second game, the Wolves played the Frontier Mustangs in their first meeting of the season. After two quarters, the Mustangs defeated the Wolves, 33-19.
Ayanna Archdale, who was picked as the offensive player of the game, scored six points. Harada and Summers each scored four points, Wozniak scored three points and Medicine Cloud scored two. Top defensive player honors went to the entire team.
Cromwell mentioned the girls played good defense throughout the game. She also said that the team continues to make small strides and said they will work out “the kinks” in practice.
The eighth-grade Lady Wolves will next play at a jamboree hosted at Plentywood, Nov. 23.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:09