Wolf Point Herald

Neubauer Resigns Leaving Five Head Coaching Positions Open

The departure of Wolf Point High School head girls’ basketball coach Jeff Neubauer brings the total of WPHS head coaches that have resigned to five.
Neubauer told The Herald-News he submitted his resignation Thursday, April 30.
Activities and athletic director Mike Erickson is also resigning at the end of the current school year. He has accepted a position in Hardin.
The other WPHS head coaches who have submitted resignations are Bruce Knerr, head football and head wrestling; Kelly Nieskens, head boys’ basketball; and John Sweet, head volleyball.
Numerous teachers, one elementary principal and the district superintendent have also submitted resignations.
Neubauer, who was at the helm of the Lady Wolves eight years, said he was told the district has an applicant for a teaching position who is interested in the girls’ basketball position.
“There’s never been a coach here eight years coaching girls’ basketball,” Neubauer said.
“I took the job because they were going through coaches and they needed stability, and I gave them stability,” he said.
“I spent eight years doing this and I had a respectable program,” Neubauer said.
The Lady Wolves made respectable showings at divisional tournaments in 2014 and 2015.
“I was really happy with them. They finished fourth in the conference and the state champion came out of our district,” Neubauer said.
“I feel good about my decision. I’m going to miss the kids. I’ll be a big fan,” he said.
The outgoing school board might fill some or all of the positions during the next monthly school board meeting, Monday, May 11. That is the meeting where the new school board will be sworn in at the end of the meeting.

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Wolf Point’s Paine And Long, and Poplar’s Young Qualify For State Golf Meet

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Spotted Wolf
Poplar’s Jordan Spotted Wolf puts a putt in the cup during the Wolf Point Golf Meet Saturday, May 2.
(Photo by John Plestina)

Two Wolf Point golfers qualified for state at the Divisional Golf Meet at the Airport Golf Course in Wolf Point Monday, May 4.
Jeremiah Paine shot an 88, qualifying with an eighth place finish and Anamarie Long finished 15th with a 116 and will also go to state. Both are freshmen.
Lyndsey Young from Poplar also qualified for the state tourney shooting a 107 for an 11th place finish.
Results for other Wolf Point golfers were: Cale Evans, 38th, 110; Jeremy Birkoski, 40th, 111; and Jacob Boysun, 53rd, 148.
Poplar’s Damon Sadler finished 47th with a 121 and Jordan Spotted Wolf finished 48th with a 122.
The state tournaments will be held at Pryor Creek Golf Course for the girls and Eaglerock Golf Course for the boys.
The state tourney kicks off with a practice round on Monday, May 11, and officially begins Tuesday, May 12. The tourney concludes Wednesday, May 13.
“I am very proud of how my team has done this year fighting the weather and not getting discouraged because we did not have a meet till almost half-way through the season,” Wolf Point coach Rodney Paulson said.
“We had a lot of improvements throughout the year and look forward to next year. I have a good group of kids coming back and hopefully we will gain some more golfers that will join our program,” he said.

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Tennis Team Competes In Williston

The Wolf Point High School tennis team competed at Williston, N.D., Tuesday, April 28, against girls from Williston and Baker.
The meet that was scheduled with Harlem for Saturday, May 4, was canceled.
Against Williston
Singles
Mandi Martin lost to Joy Lin 3-6.
Mary Clark lost to Vanessa Mosalve 1-6.
Taylor Hamilton lost to Ella Pedersen 1-6.
Charlene Allmer lost to Jacie Kohler 1-6.
Savannah Wozniak lost to Shannon Semenko 1-6.
Gillian Medicine Cloud lost to April Kelly 0-6.
Madison Kinzie defeated Savannah Brock 6-4 and lost to Claudia Jones 0-6.
Doubles
Sierra Hanks and Tavie Reum lost to  Jenna Albert and Joy Lin 4-6 and defeated Jenna Albert and Vanessa Monsalve 6-2.
Thea Smith and Stormy Knerr defeated Ella Pedersen and Jacie Kohler 6-4, and Stephanie Bracky and Alysse Ogaard 6-3.
Mandi Martin and Mary Clark lost to Katie Stoddard and Miranda Barraza 2-6.
Hamilton and Allmer lost to Carly Collins and Danielle Stauffer 4-6.
Wozniak and Medicine Cloud lost to Sofia Rose and Tori Wenke 0-6.
Against Baker
Singles
Martin lost to Kylie Hadley 2-8.
Mary Clark lost to Pam Tronstad 3-8 and Hadley 0-8.
Hamilton lost to Anna Espeland 4-8 and Samantha Smith 3-8.
Allmer lost to Smith 3-8.
Medicine Cloud lost to Kendall Wipperling 3-6.
Doubles
Hanks and Reum lost to Savannah Hickey and Braylea Wyrick 2-8.
Smith and Knerr lost to Savannah Davis and Cheyenne Perry 5-8.
Wozniak and Kinzie lost to Meghan Greiff and Haylee Barkley 5-7 and defeated Cheyenne Janeway and Ashley Rost 6-3.

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Divas Finish Third In Bismarck

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Wolf Point’s Dribbling Divas traveling team finished third after playing five intense games at the Missouri River Tournament in Bismarck, N.D. The Divas are students at Northside and Frontier schools. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Sarah Williams, Presley Grandchamp, Hamynie Campbell, (back row) Gracie Medicine Cloud, Ciera Michaelsen, Coach Jeremy Azure, Jaylee Azure and Luloni Miller.    (Submitted photo)

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WPHS Golfers Do Well At Recent Meets

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Wolf Point’s Jeremiah Paine tees off during the Poplar Invitational at the Airport Golf Course April 17.   (Photo by John Plestina)


Wolf Point High School’s golf team competed at meets in Whitewater, April 14; Poplar at Wolf Point, April 17; and Glasgow, April 24.
Whitewater
Invitational
April 14
Anamarie Long shot a 127 for a fourth-place finish among girls competing.
Jeremiah Paine shot a 97 for sixth-place. Other results for WPHS male golfers were: Jeremy Birkoski, 104, 10th; Cale Evans, 112, 14th; Jacob Boysun, 160.
Poplar Invitational
At Wolf Point
April 17
Paine took second-place honors with a 92. Evans shot a 117.
Glasgow Invitational
April 24
Paine shot a 86 for another second-place finish. Evans shot a 115 and Boysun, 131.
Long shot a 149 for a 10th-place finish on the girls’ side of the meet.
Wolf Point’s home meet is scheduled for Saturday, May 2. Divisionals, also at the Wolf Point’s Airport Golf Course, are Monday, May 4.

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