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Five Wolf Point cross country runners have qualified for the state meet in Helena, Saturday, Oct. 25. Pictured are (from left to right) Brandon Red Boy Jr., Gillian Medicine Cloud, Sierra Summers,
Kateri Rush and Cody Melbourne. (Photo by John Plestina)
The Wolf Point Wolves cross country team traveled to Sidney for their annual invitational, Saturday, Oct. 11. The Wolves competed against Miles City, Glendive, Froid/Medicine Lake, Fusion, Glasgow, Frazer, Culbertson, Sidney, Plentywood, Circle and Poplar.
The course was very difficult with one long gradual uphill grade which the varsity runners had to cover twice.
“The times were slower than usual as the course was one of the most challenging of the season,” said coach Stacey Summers.
In the junior high boys’ race, Trey Fourstar claimed another individual title with a time of 8:58 over the 1.5-mile race. Also running well were: Cade Baker, Zane Falcon, Izaiah Rush and Caleb Blount, who tackled the tough course posting good times. Baker improved from the previous weekend with a time of 9:53 while Falcon nearly equaled his previous outing posting a time of 10:08. Rush also nearly equaled the time from his previous meet with a time of 10:18. Blount did very well, knocking off 21 seconds from his last outing in Havre at 12:27.
In the junior high girls race, Journey Erickson led the way for the young Wolves with a fast time of 10:38 to place third overall. Laressa Dale and Lauren Crawford ran close together while posting good times of 11:46 and 11:54 placing 15th and 17th overall. Mystic Baker and Alex Sutton ran hard negotiating the tough course for times of 13:08 and 15:28.
In the varsity boys’ race, Brandon Red Boy and Jeremy Azure handled the challenging course finishing the 3-mile race in 23:53 and 34:58.
In the varsity girls’ race, Sierra Summers and Kateri Rush ran close together while posting times of 21:06 and 21:16 to place third and fourth respectively. Gillian Medicine Cloud ran hard finishing the course in 32:40.
The Wolves competed in Plentywood this past weekend.
“We’re preparing for the final two weekends of the season,” Summers before the Plentywood meet. “Our junior high runners will conclude their season this weekend in Plentywood while the varsity has one last chance to set personal best times before the state meet in Helena.”
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Dillon McPherson of Wolf Point finished in first place in barrel racing at the NILE Rodeo in Billings, Saturday, Oct. 18.
Her time was 14.07 seconds and she won $3,899.
Written by John Plestina
A Scottie would be no match for a wolf in the wild, but that’s not the case on the football field, at least not this year.
The Glasgow Scotties bit hard and kept biting, blanking the Wolves 41-0 in the Wolf Point Homecoming game, Friday, Oct. 10.
Glasgow, ranked No. 3 in the state, remains undefeated at 3-0 in the Northern 2B District and 7-0 overall.
“Glasgow is as good as their ranking says,” Wolf Point head coach Bruce Knerr said.
“Our defense knew they had to contain their quarterback, who might be the best quarterback in the state,” he said.
That quarterback is Jason Thibault.
“Both edges of our defense contained Glasgow’s outside run but they gashed us up the middle,” Knerr said.
“Their 17 seniors are hard to man-up against. With nine total juniors, their juniors and seniors combined; not to mention the five sophomores we have starting,” he said.
Knerr said he is proud of the team.
“Being scared before the game starts is OK if you’re a freshman but not for a senior,” he said.
Offensively, senior Tyson Bridges caught four passes for 65 yards. Junior David Knerr recorded 76 yards rushing on 13 carries.
On defense, senior Josh Neiskens led the Wolves with 12 tackles, sophomore Brady Babb posted nine and David Knerr had 11 tackles and one quarterback sack. Bridges posted six tackles and one sack. Senior Cameron Quincy recorded seven tackles and junior Austyn Juve had nine.
The Wolves (1-1, 3-4) have two remaining games: at Malta (1-1, 3-3), Wednesday, Oct. 15; and Plentywood (1-2, 1-6) visits for the senior night game, Friday, Oct. 24, both at 7 p.m.
“This week, we go to Malta and, like us, they have a small number of seniors and juniors. It should be a good game,” Knerr said. “We are going to go into that game with one goal, to do whatever it takes to win.”
It is a must win for Wolf Point, as is the Plentywood game. The Wolves must win both remaining games to finish in second-place in the district and earn a playoff berth.
Glasgow 14 21 7 0––41
Wolf Point 0 0 0 0––0
G: Thibault, 9 run (kick failed), 7:38
G: Jake Hentges, 6 run (Chase Fossum fake kick, pass to Chase Fossum), :33
G: Thibault, 7-yard pass to Fossum (Fossum kick), 8:01
G: Benji Phillips, 6 run (Cache Younkin kick), 2:47
G: Dylan Guttenberg, 80 return on interception (Younkin kick), :41
G: Tanner Roness, 6 run (kick failed), 9:43
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The first photo is Shelby Hanks (3) with a defensive play. The second photo is Erin Presser (8) and Glasgow’s Amy Breigenzer (7). (Photos by John Plestina)
The Lady Wolves beat Harlem, Saturday, Oct. 11, two days after falling to Glasgow. Both matches were played at Wolf Point.
The Lady Wolves beat the Wildcats 3-1, 27-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-10.
Ashley Page and Mariah Weeks led the attack, counting 24 kills collectively, with 12 each of Wolf Point’s 43. Ky’lee Driftwood posted two of five blocks. (Christean Holen and Mattia Black Eagle each recorded three of 13 total aces. Page and Holen each registered 18 of the Lady Wolves 76 digs. Sierra Hanks recorded 22 of 35 assists.
When the Scotties came to town, Thursday, Oct. 9, the little wire-haired Scottish Terriers bit the Lady Wolves 22-25, 22-25, 16-25, but not very hard as Wolf Point played two close matches with the Scotties on the eve of Wolf Point’s Homecoming game against Glasgow.
Weeks led with kills, recording 12 of 25 and posted four of eight blocks. Holen recorded two of four aces. Shelby Hanks had 15 of 45 digs and Erin Presser recorded 12 of 19 assists.
“We’ve been working on developing consistency from the first ball to the last ball,” head coach John Sweet said after the Glasgow match.
“There were some nice long rallies. We came out on the short side of it,” he said.
“Glasgow is tough. You have to earn every point against them,” Sweet said.
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In the first photo, senior Ashley Page (6) with a kill. The ball is above the hands of Plentywood’s Paige Harris (0). The second and third photos are libero Ashtyn Hentges, the fourth is Shelby Hanks, the fifth picture is the Wolf Point cheerleaders, and the last two are the WPHS Pep Band.
(Photos by John Plestina)
The Lady Wolves lost to Plentywood 13-25, 18-25, 11-25, Friday, Oct. 3, and to Malta, 8-25, 17-25, 20-25, Thursday, Oct. 2.
Against Plentywood, Christean Holen recorded six of Wolf Point’s 13 kills. Kylee Driftwood posted three of six Wolf Point blocks, Ashley Page registered six aces and Ashtyn Hentges had 60 digs.
In contrast, Plentywood recorded 32 kills.
Holen and Page each posted six of the 16 kills against Malta.
“It’s a work in progress still,” head coach John Sweet said.
He said every team advances to the post season after the regular season ends and districts and divisionals is what counts.
The Lady Wolves seemed to change the tempo at the beginning of the second game against Plentywood.
Sweet said the players are trying to adjust to officials blowing a faster whistle.
“We’re struggling with it,” he said.
The Lady Wolves will host Glasgow, Thursday, Oct. 9, and Harlem, Saturday, Oct. 11.