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WP Netters Still Looking To Net First Win

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The first photo is Kelsie Neubauer (7) returning the ball against Baker. Ashtyn Hentges is pictured.   The second photo is Mary Clark (24) and Aubrey Zilkoski (10). The third picture is Mandi Martin (4).  (Photos by John Plestina)

Baker recorded a 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-11) non-conference win over the Lady Wolves Friday, Sept. 4, in Wolf Point’s volleyball home opener.
The Lady Wolves varsity had only previously played this year at the Choteau Invite, where they struggled against some of the top Class B contenders, including defending state champion Forsyth.
Baker came to Wolf Point unbeaten with two wins recorded in the books.
Libero Loverty Lindsay is the lone Lady Wolves senior. There are six juniors and two sophomores among the varsity players. In contrast, Baker has a more experienced squad with four seniors.
“They’re young. They’re young. They don’t have a lot of experience in varsity,” Wolf Point head coach Kim Hanks said.
“They let their frustrations get the best of them,” she said.
Hanks said the Lady Wolves have a lot of work to do.
Junior outside hitter Mary Clark led the Lady Wolves offensively, posting five of the team’s 12 kills. Kelsie Neubauer had nine of the 10 Wolf Point assists. Shelby Hanks and Ashtyn Hentges each recorded four aces.
Defensively, Lindsay registered five digs and Aubrey Zilkoski had one block.
Baker recorded 31 kills, 34 assists, seven aces, 99 digs and two blocks.
Seven consecutive home varsity matches [four are District 2B matches] are ahead for the Lady Wolves, beginning with Circle visiting Friday, Sept. 11; Glasgow, Saturday, Sept. 12; Glendive, Thursday, Sept. 17; Harlem, Friday, Sept. 18; Poplar, Saturday, Sept. 19; Scobey, Tuesday, Sept. 22; and Malta, Friday, Oct. 2. In addition, the Lustre Christian varsity will play the Lady Wolves junior varsity at Wolf Point Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Scottie Fans Might Cringe


Dave Parsley Sr. (right) purchased this former Glasgow ambulance and made it a Wolves fanmobile. Pictured with Parsley are Northeast Montana Health Services ambulance crew members (from left to right) Kela Miller, John Carlbom and Sean Estill. Parsley (WPHS Class of 1964) is a former Wolves football player.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Poplar Falls To Forsyth

Forsyth 47, Poplar 0
Forsyth  20  6  21  0—47
Poplar     0  0    0  0—0
F: Luke Weber 27 run (kick failed)
F: Tristan Rogers 10 run (Hunter Blackwell kick)
F: Weber 38 run (Blackwell kick)
F: Colton Derenburger 13 run (kick failed)
F: Weber 57 run (Blackwell kick)
F: Randy Kraus 35 run (Nathan Weber kick)
F: Kraus 56 run (N. Weber kick)

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Forsyth Puts Boots On The Ground, Traps Wolves With 43-8 Loss

It was boots on the ground under Saturday night lights in Forsyth, Aug. 29, with the Dogies recording a 199-yard ground assault counting six touchdowns that thwarted the Wolves with just eight points in the non-conference season opener.
Southern 3B Forsyth (3-2, 6-3 in 2014) amassed four touchdowns on 51 rushing yards, an 80-yard kick return for another score and a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Northern 2B Wolf Point (2-2, 4-5 in 2014) scored once on a passing play in the third quarter.
Forsyth defense seemed to stop the Wolves in their tracks.
Wolf Point won the coin toss and took the first possession on their own 22-yard line only to end up punting the ball into the hands of Forsyth’s Tristan Rogers who ran a 62-yard return putting the Dogies on the board early.
The second Wolf Point possession also ended with a punt and another first-quarter Forsyth scoring drive. An unsuccessful faked 31-yard field goal attempt by Hunter Blackwell allowed the Wolves to take over on downs on their own 14-yard line. The result was the same with Wolf Point punting the ball and Forsyth scoring on a third scoring drive in the first stanza. Quarterback Caleb Knoche recorded the touchdown on a 34-yard run. A good kick by Blackwell made the tally 14-0 with: 25 seconds remaining in the quarter.
Forsyth kept punching with two more successful scoring drives in the second quarter. An attempted 2-point conversion failed and the halftime tally was 27-0.
Coming out of the intermission, Forsyth received and started on their own 24-yard line. The drive went more than 70 yards deep into the red zone. The Dogies fumbled but recovered for a 4-yard loss. Luke Webber carried the ball nine yards into the end zone for Forsyth’s fifth score of the game.
Wolf Point junior Brady Babb recovered a second Forsyth fumble at the 26-yard line with a little over four minutes to go. A 4-yard rush by Cole Grandchamp made it second and six on the 22, giving the Wolves their best field position of the game. Wesley Weeks carried for two yards, Grandchamp for eight and Logan Nefzger for one giving the Wolves a first down. A 16-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Babb to Morty Manning and a completed 2 point conversion by Babb put the wolves on the board and brought the deficit to 26 points.
Elation by Wolves fans lasted 23 clock seconds as Rogers answered with an 80-yard kick return.
In the fourth quarter, the Wolves gained an opportunity with 99 yards to go following a Forsyth turnover on downs on the 1-yard line. Officials struck down a 49-yard run by Weeks, whom they said was actually down after 16 yards. Forsyth scored once more on a safety late in the fourth quarter.
Individual statistics for Wolf Point players was not available.
When the two teams last met, Forsyth thwarted the Wolves for a 39-0 loss at home, Sept. 19, 2014.
The Wolves will host Southern 3B Baker (3-2, 6-4 last year) for the first game night at Lowry Field Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.
The Spartans crushed the Wolves 48-0 at Baker last year.
The Wolves will visit Colstrip Friday, Sept. 11, and then host the Poplar Indians for the WPHS Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 18. The Indians will play their first varsity season after playing junior varsity only for several years.
Wolf Point  0   0  8  0 – 8
Forsyth    14 13 14  2 – 43
1st Quarter
F: Tristan Rogers, 55 punt return (Hunter Blackwell kick)
F: Caleb Knoche, 34 run (Blackwell kick), :25
2nd Quarter
F: Luke Webber, 1 run (conversion failed), 10:16
F: Webber, 8 run (Blackwell kick), 3:49
3rd Quarter
F: Webber, 9 run (Blackwell kick) 7:48
WP: Manning, 16-yard pass from Babb (Babb conversion complete), 2:43
F: Rogers, 80-yard kick return (Blackwell kick), 2:20
4th Quarter
Forsyth safety

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Lady Wolves At Choteau Invite


In the first photo, Wolf Point’s Loverty Lindsay defends during a match at the Choteau Invite Saturday, Aug. 29.  Ashtyn Hentges is also pictured.  The second picture is Kelsie Neubauer returning the ball.  Results from Wolf Point’s first volleyball outing of the season were not made available. The Lady Wolves host Baker Friday, Sept. 4.   (Photos by Connie Neubauer)

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