Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team returned to the Wolves’ Den, Sept. 21, where they faced the Malta M’ettes.
Prior to the match against the M’ettes, the Wolves traveled to Harlem where they defeated the Lady Wildcats, 3-1.
Wolf Point won the first set while Malta came back and would win the next three matches. The set scores for the matches were 10-25, 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19.
Although the M’ettes won the match, the Lady Wolves had several players stand out on offense. Senior outside hitter Sonica Archdale and junior outside hitter Ashley Page both led the game in serving aces with four. Senior setter Sarah Hafner led the game in assists with 24.
Junior outside hitter Christean Holen led the team in kills and digs with eight each. Junior middle blocker Mariah Weeks led her team in block with two.
The Lady Wolves’ junior varsity team will play Lustre, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., against Lustre in the Wolves’ Den as a part of Wolf Point’s Homecoming and Native American Week. The varsity team will have their next match Sept. 27 at home against Poplar at 2 p.m.
Junior High Volleyball Competes In Poplar
The Lady Wolves junior high volleyball team went to Poplar to compete in a jamboree, Sept. 21.
In the first match, the Lady Wolves were defeated by Frontier Lady Mustangs in a close contest, 2-0. The set scores for this match were 25-21 and 25-23.
The Wolves rebounded from their loss to defeat the Glasgow Lady Scotties, 2-1. The set scores for this match were 25-13, 24-26 and 15-11.
The Wolves were able have all six players. Coach Melissa Cromwell said the Wolves were facing the Mustangs for the 13th time and had their best game against them.
“I am happy with our progress and the girls are working hard at practice to make adjustments where they are needed,” Cromwell said.
Between both matches, Dani Vine scored a total of 19 points with two serving aces. Cromwell said that Vine continues to be a consistent server on the team.
Other Wolf Point players who performed well on offense were Imani Bighorn, who scored 11 points with one ace, and Sky Johnson, who had seven points and one serving ace. Abby Juve scored six points with two aces, Hailey Brunelle had five points and one ace and Lauren Crawford scored three points.
On defense, Juve and Brunelle played a “solid passing game” and moved to block several shots at the net, according to Cromwell.
The junior high volleyball team will travel to Scobey to compete in a jamboree, Sept. 28.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:42
Written by Al Stover
The Wolf Point varsity football team took to the road again to the play the Forsyth Dogies, Sept. 20. After a hard-fought battle at Forsyth’s homecoming game, the Dogies would defeat the Wolves, 47-15.
The Dogies showed some offense in the first quarter with two rushing touchdowns. The Dogies made a two-point conversion, making the score 14-0 in the first quarter.
Forsyth punched in another rushing touchdown, early in the second quarter. After a successful extra point, the Dogies led the game, 21-0.
The Wolves managed to score late in the second quarter, making it 21-7.
Seconds after the Wolves scored, the Dogies returned a kickoff all of the way to the end zone. After a successful extra point attempt, the Dogies led 28-7.
Forsyth continued to add more points to their score in the second half. The Wolves were able to score in the fourth quarter with a successful two-point conversation before the end of the game.
Junior High Football Defeats Poplar
The Wolves’ junior high football team defeated the Poplar Indians, 26-8, Sept. 17.
The Wolves’ offense scored 26 points in the first half while their defense kept Poplar out of the end zone until the final two minutes of the game.
The junior high football team will play their next game against the Glasgow Scotties, Sept. 28, at Lowry Field.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:36
Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ seventh-grade junior high volleyball team hit the road once again as they traveled to Glasgow to compete in a jamboree, Sept. 14.
In the first match, Wolf Point defeated Plentywood 3-0. The set scores for the match were 25-15, 25-12 and 25-16.
The team would not have the same outcome in the second match as they were defeated by Frontier, 3-0. The set scores for this match were 25-22, 25-16 and 15-12.
Dani Vine was one of several Wolf Point players who were good on offense. Between the two matches, Vine scored a total of 20 points and had two serving aces.
Sky Johnston, who scored 13 points and had two aces in both matches, stepped it up on defense and played well at the net, according to coach Melissa Cromwell.
Cromwell also said that the team played well with five players. She also said they did a good job recognizing spacing and serving, and did a better job of following the ball to the net.
At their next set of practices, the team will devote time to blocking and calling the ball.
The Lady Wolves will travel to Poplar to participate in a jamboree Sept. 21.
Wolves scoring: Dani Vine, 20 points, 2 aces; Abbe Juve, 16, 1; Lauren Crawford, 10, 0; Sky Johnston, 13, 2; Delia Diamont-Clark, 2, 0.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 20:37
Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team won their first match of the season, Sept. 14, after they defeated the Harlem Lady Wildcats, 3-1.
The set scores for the match were 25-18, 25-23, 20-25 and 25-19.
Prior to their victory in Harlem, Wolf Point had back-to-back losses at home against the Circle Lady Wildcats and the Glasgow Lady Scotties. This match against the Lady Wildcats was the first time the Lady Wolves had played away from home since the Choteau Invitational in August.
The Lady Wolves displayed strong offense. Junior outside hitter Christean Holen led the match in kills with nine. She had led her team in kills in the match against Glasgow with five.
Senior outside hitter Sonia Archdale led the match in the serving aces with seven. Senior setter Sarah Hafner once again led the match in assists with 16, making it her fourth straight match where she broke double digits in assists.
The Lady Wolves also managed to put up some impressive defense with 19 digs and seven blocks. Holen led her team in blocks with six while senior middle blocker T’Elle Evans led the match with three blocks.
The Lady Wildcats also did well on defense racking up 39 digs and 11 blocks. Sophomore defensive specialist Tyra Allen and junior outside hitter Ticia Cliff led both teams in digs with nine each.
After finding success on the road, the Lady Wolves will return to the Wolves’ Den to take on the Malta Lady Mustangs, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 20:33
Written by Al Stover
Sixth-graders who want to come out for sports may get a chance to compete at the same level as seventh- and eighth-graders.
Wolf Point School Superintendent Joe Paine has drafted a proposal in which students participating in after school sports will have their own program offered through the school, if outside funding can be secured to sponsor the activities.
According to the proposal, outside funding sources have been secured to sponsor all three of the sports programs for the 2013-14 school year.
Paine said this is to allow more players to compete in Wolf Point’s junior high sports programs if those programs have smaller numbers. For example, sixth-graders who try out for volleyball would be allowed to compete on the junior high team, which has fewer than 10 participants.
Sixth-grade athletes will practice with the junior high teams and compete on the team if they are needed to complete the roster. The maximum number of players in each program will be 20.
At the Wolf Point School District board meeting Sept. 10, Paine said he would be looking at this on a yearly basis. If there is a year when the junior high team has enough seventh- and eighth-graders to fill the roster, then the sixth-graders would not move up.
He said the sixth-grade students will be held to the same academic and athletic requirements as the other junior high athletes.
At the meeting, the board of trustees approved allowing sixth-grade girls to move up and play on the junior high volleyball team in order to fill up the team’s small numbers.
The approval to allowing sixth-grade boys and girls to participate in the junior high teams will be voted on at a later date.
The Wolf Point School District is also seeking approval from the Frontier School District to allow players attending Northside School to participate in the volleyball, girls’ basketball and boys’ basketball with the Frontier students, beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
The proposal would be similar to Wolf Point allowing Frontier students to participate in junior high wrestling, cross country and football with the Wolf Point teams.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 20:32