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Blue Earth Boxing Club got a big financial boost with a $7,800 donation to cover rent and utilities for the building the club rents for two years from the Calgary, Alberta-headquartered TransCanada Corporation, the developer of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Pictured are TransCanada representative Bud Andersen (right) presenting the check to Blue Earth coach Doug Garfield on Tuesday, June 2. Blue Earth occupies the building on the corner of Anaconda Street and Third Avenue South that was the former home of Pat’s Unique Boutique and Candle Shop. Blue Earth teaches boxing to youths. Participants compete against other boxing clubs from Montana and surrounding states. For additional information, contact Garfield at 650-7594. (Photo by John Plestina)
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Gary Cayko (left) of Bismarck, N.D., and Brandon Babb of Wolf Point finished first with 40.84 pounds. (Photos by Darla Downs)
Tim Linder and Tom Linder, both of Glendive, finished second with 24.96 pounds.
Jamie Egge and Troy Egge, both of Glendive, finished third with 22.5 pounds. They also won the mixed couple award.
Fishing was tough in the Rock Creek Walleye Tournament Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7.
The final results for the top five teams in the two-day tournament were: first place, Brandon Babb of Wolf Point and Gary Cayko of Bismarck, N.D., 40.84 pounds; second, Tim Linder and Tom Linder of Glendive, 24.96; third, Jamie Egge and Troy Egge of Glendive, 22.5; fourth, Dayton Wick and Douglas Wick of Sidney, 21.86; fifth, Gage Gordon and Tyler Vine of Bozeman, 20.42.
Babb and Cayko caught all of their fish early on the first day. The second- and third-place teams caught all of their fish on the second day and fourth-place caught a majority of their fish on the second day, as well.
Matthew Nielsen and Joe Vaith, both of South Dakota, finished in sixth place with 19.75 pounds, all caught on the first day. They were in second-place at the end of the first day of fishing.
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The first picture is Yellow Jacket’s pitcher Jeremiah Paine recording seven strike outs with a great pitching performance against Glasgow Coke. The second photo is Wolf Point’s Raymond Knerr (7) taging out Glasgow Coke’s Blaine Myrick (12) after Myrick advanced to third base when another Glasgow player singled and then tried for home and doubled back. (Photos by John Plestina)
The Yellow Jackets are trying to rebound from a rough weekend, hoping for a pair of wins over Culbertson, at home Friday, June 5, after winning just two of four recent games played in Wolf Point.
The Jackets split a doubleheader with Glasgow Coke Friday, May 29. Glasgow won the first game 6-1, despite seven strikeouts by Jeremiah Paine, who pitched the entire seven-inning game. The Jackets came back with 10 hits and beat Coke 9-3 in the five-inning second game.
A miscommunication of the location of a scheduled doubleheader with the
Scobey Giants on Sunday resulted in both teams showing up at their home fields. Consequently, a decision was made to play a single nine-inning game at Wolf Point.
Scobey won 18-2 on mostly unearned runs generated by errors and wild pitches. The game was called after five innings on the automatic mercy rule where there is a 15-run deficit after four innings or 10 after five.
With the first game ending after just five innings, a three-run second game was played with Wolf Point winning 9-8 after trailing in the game. Nick Page batted in four runs with a bases loaded hit followed by errors by Scobey players sending the three base runners and Page across the plate.
“It wasn’t a pretty one,” Jackets’ coach Mike Hanks said.
“We were kind of sleeping,” he said.
“There were a lot of errors,” Hanks said. “Maybe they didn’t get enough sleep. Maybe they didn’t eat their Cheerios.”
He said too many mistakes caused the 6-1 loss to Glasgow Coke.
“We lost that game on errors. It should have been a 2-1 game,” Hanks said.
The games Friday against Culbertson are scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m. at Wolf Point. The Yellow Jackets play Glasgow Coke at Glasgow Sunday, June 7. The final home games at Wolf Point will be against Plentywood Friday, June 12, at 6 and 8 p.m.
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With the Montana State Class B Track and Field Meet at Kalispell over and the school year ending, Wolf Point High School head track and field coach R.C. Page presented awards to team members recently.
They were Kenny Boos, most inspirational; Brenna Kurokawa, most improved; and Owen Lepper, most valuable teammate.
“These awards were voted on by their teammates,” Page said.
He expressed his appreciation for his assistant coaches Eric Peterson and Stan Moran Jr.
“Without them, it would have been hard to have the success we did this season,” Page said.
He also recognized four volunteers that helped with coaching the high school team. They were Dave Allen, Darcy Boos, Jason Brock and junior high track coach Bruce Knerr.
Page thanked them for their time and help with the program.
“At state, we felt there were a few events where we fell short of making the podium, but we really did feel a better understanding of the hard work it will take to be on that podium next year,” Page said.
Page also recognized Sierra Summers as the top girl for her sixth-place finish at the state meet in the 3200 meter run.
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The following are full results for the Wolf Point and Poplar track and field teams from the Montana State Class B Track and Field Meet which was held at Kalispell Friday and Saturday, May 22-23.
100 meter prelims: Andrew Heser, WP, 19th, 12.00.
200 meter prelims: Owen Lepper, WP, 11th, 23.79.
400 meter prelims: Lepper, WP, 15th, 54.50.
1600 meter finals: Matthew Rattling Thunder, Poplar, 15th, 4:53.23; Marques White Horse, WP, 16th, 4:55.06.
3200 meter finals: White Horse, WP, 7th, 10:24.79; Rattling Thunder, Poplar, 18th, 11:50.44.
110 meter hurdles prelims: Boos, WP, 20th, 19.12.
300 meter hurdles finals: Myltin Bighorn, Poplar, 15th, 44.39.
4x100 relay finals: WP [Heser, Austyn Juve, Lepper and Wesley Weeks], 7th, 45.01 [44.54 in prelims].
4x400 relay finals: WP [Brady Babb, Heser, Juve and Lepper], 8th, 3:34.63; Poplar [Jeffrey Berger, Bighorn, Angel Boyd, Tuyen Tran]. 22nd, 3:53.74.
Shot put finals: A.J. Hollom, Poplar, 17th, 41-07.75; David Knerr, WP, 20th, 38-00.00.
Discus throw finals: Andrew Moran, Poplar, 18th, 116-07.
High jump finals: Lepper, WP, 13th, 5-08.00.
100 meter prelims: Kylee Stump, Poplar, 22nd, 14.11.
800 meter finals: Kateri Rush, WP, 10th, 2:30.02; Sierra Summers, WP, 12th, 2:33.66.
1600 meter finals: Summers, WP, 11th, 5:38.25; Rush, WP, 12th, 5:38.32.
3200 meter finals: Summers, WP, 6th, 12:09.35; Kelsie Neubauer, WP, 18th, 13:45.02.
4x100 relay prelims: WP [Shelby Hanks, Brenna Kurokawa, Neubauer and Rush], 18th, 54.98.
4x400 relay finals: WP [Hanks, Kurokawa, Neubauer and Rush], 19th, 4:37.32.
Shot put finals: Katrina Whiteman, Poplar, 17th, 30-03.50.
Javelin throw finals: Ashtyn Hentges, WP, 19th, 90-05.
Pole vault finals: Kurokawa, WP, tie for 8th, 8-06.00.
Long jump finals: Hanks, WP, 20th, 13-05.75.