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Wolf Point’s Gracie Ferdina won the second place medal on the floor exercise and third place medals on the uneven bars and for her all-around score at the Montana State Gymnastics Championships in Bozeman. (Submitted photo)
The five girls on the Eastern Montana Gymnastics Level 3 Team competed at the 2015 Montana State Gymnastics Championships and brought back one state championship and several other top event medals, Sunday, March 29, at the Shroyer Gymnasium on the MSU campus in Bozeman.
Leah Beery of Vida earned the gold medal for her first-place floor routine and became the 2015 Montana State Level 3 floor champion in her age group. Sierra Nagle of Circle was awarded a medal in all four events, while Gracie Ferdina of Wolf Point won two event medals.
The EMG girls competed in the Level 3 Small Teams division, with teams from Hamilton, Kalispell, Helena, Miles City, Great Falls and Glendive. There were 10 to 11 girls in each of the five age groups and the top five in each event earned the coveted USA Gymnastics medals. All the gymnasts received medals for their all-around scores and for qualifying to the Championships.
Beery competed in the C age group of 11 girls and won EMG’s 53rd state championship in the 13 years of the Circle gym. Besides her first place floor routine, she was just out of the medals on bars and beam, where she finished in sixth place. On vault, she was eighth.
Ferdina, Nagle and Cheyenne Clinton of Circle competed in the D age group, of 11 girls. Nagle came away with a lot of hardware, after earning medals for her fourth place finishes on bars, beam, floor and all-around and her fifth place finish on vault. Ferdina received medals for her second place on floor and third places on bars and for her all-around. She just missed the medals with her sixth place finishes on vault and balance beam. Clinton had her best routines on bars, where she placed eighth, and vault, where she placed ninth.
Kirsten Wagner of Circle competed in the A age group, with the ten youngest gymnasts, and just missed the medals with her tie for sixth place on the bars. She continued to show great improvement by scoring almost a point and a half higher than her last meet.
EMG’s Paige Inion qualified to the championships but was unable to compete.
Level 3 scores [vault, bars, beam, floor, all-around]: Ferdina [9.025, 9.15, 8.65, 9.225, 36.05], Nagle [9.05, 9.05, 8.8, 8.85, 35.75], Beery [8.95, 8.85, 8.375, 9.175, 35.35], Wagner [8.675, 8.35, 7.725, 7.8, 32.55], Clinton [8.65, 8.55, 7.15, 7.15, 31.5].
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Darryl Crowley of Poplar (center) was inducted into the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame as a 2015 Legend in Billings Jan. 31. Crowley, who is an enrolled Fort Peck Tribal member, is a longtime Roosevelt County rancher, was recognized as a Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association member. He is a graduate of Montana State University and was a member of the MSU rodeo team. He was later a five-time Montana Circuit champion calf roper and was the 1990 Dodge Circuit champion calf roper. Crowley’s wife LaRae is pictured behind him and his daughters Amber and Katie are on the left. Several of Crowley’s relatives are included in the picture. Everyone pictured was not identified. (Submitted photo)
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The Poplar High School track team went to their first track meet of the season with 20 athletes, the Glasgow Invitational, Saturday, March 28.
Poplar expects to take a larger number of athletes to the next track meet.
The boys’ team did well for being fairly young. The placers in the meet were: Myltin Bighorn, fifth in 300 hurdles, fifth in discus; AJ Hollom, fourth in shot put, sixth in discus; Mathew Rattling Thunder, third in the 3200; Jeffrey Berger, Rattling Thunder, Angel Boyd and Tuyen Tran, third, 4x400 relay.
For the girls, the placings were: Katrina Whiteman, second in shot put, third in discus; Jessica Pipe, fifth in discus; Brittany Whiteman, sixth in the 3200.
“As coaches, we were pleased how our athletes did this weekend, but we will be working hard to get better,” assistant coach Loren Boadle said.
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The following 2B boys’ and girls’ basketball players have been named all-conference and all-state players. All selections are listed.
Boys’ first team: Tyson Bridges, Wolf Point; Jeremy Costin, Malta; Nate Costin, Malta; Chase Fossum, Glasgow, all-state; Tristin Gone, Harlem, all-state; Jason Thibault, Glasgow, all-state.
Boys’ second team: Myltin Bighorn, Poplar; Hayden Hanks, Wolf Point; Dutch Helgeson, Harlem; Keil Krumweide, Glasgow; Jake Page, Glasgow; Allen Williamson, Malta.
Girls’ first team: Kylee Driftwood, Wolf Point; Abbi Kolstad, Glasgow, all-state; Hailey Nicholson, Malta, all-state; Darby Schye, Malta; Sophia Stiles, Malta, all-state; Mariah Weeks, Wolf Point, all-state.
Girls’ second team: Ticia Cliff, Harlem; Emma Gourneau, Wolf Point; Paige Harris, Plentywood; Leinie Hughes, Glasgow; Victoria Obergfell, Plentywood; Lindsay Wangerin, Plentywood.
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Pictured are Sierra Hanks (at left) and Mandi Martin.
The Wolf Point High School tennis team opened the 2015 season, winning most matches over Harlem at Borge Park Saturday, March 21.
“All in all, it was a great day of tennis. For the first meet of the season, our girls did such a wonderful job,” head coach Nicole Boos said.
“I had four girls who had never played competition-wise before now and even with the nerves and jitters did amazing. This year is looking bright for our tennis team as we have so many talented and hard working young ladies,” she said.
Boos reported the following results:
Mandi Martin defeated Jazzamyn Benson 6-2 and Alexa Longknife 6-3.
Octavia Reum and Sierra Hanks defeated Benson and Kinsey Cornell 6-0 in a doubles match.
Aiyana Bridges lost to Hailley Lamebulls 4-6 and defeated Tylee Buck 6-1.
Mary Clark and Stormy Knerr lost to Longknife and Cornell 1-6 in a doubles match.
Gillian Medicine Cloud defeated Tylee Buck 6-2.
Reum defeated Benson 6-1 and Cornell 6-0.
Madison Kinzie lost to Buck 3-6.
Clark defeated Hailley Lamebulls 6-0.
Martin and Hanks defeated Longknife and Benson 6-0 in a doubles match.
Knerr lost to Lamebulls 5-7.