Written by Al Stover
The smell of hamburgers from Northern Prairie Auto’s tailgate barbecue filled the air as the Wolf Point Wolves’ football team took on the Harlem Wildcats at Lowry Field, Oct. 4.
After four quarters, the Wildcats defeated the Wolves, 43-35.
Harlem scored early in the first quarter. During their first offensive drive, Wildcats’ running back Seth Adams scored a touchdown that was followed up by a successful extra point.
The Wolves began their second drive of the game with running back Josh Berger and quarterback Tukker Toavs making a couple of first down runs that brought the Wolves near the end zone. On fourth down, kicker Nathaniel Paine made a successful field goal, which earned the Wolves their first points of the game and brought the score 7-3. Harlem quickly answered Wolf Point’s field goal with Adams scoring another rushing touchdown.
After a couple of unsuccessful scoring drives from each team, the Wolves would regain the ball after forcing a turnover on downs. Receiver Tyson Bridges would catch a pass from Toavs and score the first touchdown for the Wolves, bringing the score 13-10.
Later in the first half, the Wolves’ defense was able to stop Adams’ momentum and force Harlem to fourth down. What was initially supposed to be a punting attempt by the Wildcats, turned into a turnover on downs after the punter lost his grip on the ball and got tackled after he made the recovery.
After Berger ran for a short gain, Toavs would punch his way into the end zone for a touchdown, bringing the Wolves into the lead.
Wolf Point would score two more times before the end of the second quarter. The first was a receiving touchdown from Bridges after he caught a pass from Toavs. The second was a rushing touchdown by receiver Trevor Hamilton.
During halftime, it was announced the volleyball team raised over $425 during their “Pack the Gym in Pink” fundraiser. Wolf Point outside hitter Sierra Hanks was voted by fans who donated money during the fundraiser to kiss Casey the Cow.
After halftime was finished, the Wildcats began the second half with Stan Irvine scoring a rushing touchdown that was followed by a successful point conversion.
Harlem was able to gain control of the ball once more after a punt from Wolf Point. Irvine scored another touchdown that was followed by another extra point. This tied the score 29-29.
The Wolves’ defense also had impressive moments in the third quarter. Paul Nygaard, David Kneer and Owen Lepper made tackles that kept Harlem from scoring.
Wolf Point once again took the lead, after Hamilton caught a pass from Toavs for a touchdown.
Shortly after Hamilton’s touchdown, Irvine made another trip to the end zone, once again tying the score.
Just as the Wolves were on their way to pick up a touchdown, they fumbled the ball with the Wildcats. With less than one minute on the clock, the Wildcats continued to drive toward the end zone.
With 13 seconds left on the clock, Adams scored another touchdown that would give the Wildcats the game.
The Wolves will play their next game in Glasgow against the Scotties, Oct. 11.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:46
Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team went 1-1 in their matches this past weekend.
The Wolves faced the Plentywood Wildcats in the Wolves’ Den, Oct. 4. The Wildcats defeated the Wolves, 3-1. The set scores for the match were 25-15, 15-25, 25-17 and 25-20.
Plentywood senior middle hitter Cassidy Bummer led the match in aces and blocks with five each. She also led the match in kills with 15. The Wildcats’ senior defensive specialist Nicole Wangerin led both teams in digs with 17.
Wolf Point also displayed strong offense and defense throughout the match. Senior setter Sarah Hafner and junior outside hitter Sierra Hanks both led the Wolves in aces with three each. Hafner also led the match in sets with 25.
Senior middle blocker T’Elle Evans and junior outside hitter Christean Holen led the Wolves in kills with eight apiece. Holen would also lead Wolf Point in digs with 14. Junior middle blocker Mariah Weeks led the team in blocks with four.
In addition to the match itself, volleyball team held their “Pack the Gym in Pink” night.
Both teams wore pink shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. Many fans in attendance also wore pink.
The Lady Wolves had a fundraiser where they sold items and collected donations. They raised over $425 for the mammography department. Coach Jennifer Sweet expressed her appreciation to everyone for contributing to the cause.
Prior to the start of the varsity match, the four senior players of the volleyball team, Hafner, Evans, Sonica Archdale and Carry Vandall, were escorted by loved ones, presented with roses and honored by their coaches and teammates.
Archdale presented a star quilt to Evans, who has been her friend for many years. She also presented a star quilt to the Vandall family, who she had said was like a second family to her.
Players honored relatives, teachers and breast cancer survivors who were in attendance.
The C team presented a star quilt to the family of Wolf Point High School physical science and chemistry teacher Amanda Hardy, who died recently. The rest of the team came over and embraced the family, a display that received applause from the fans.
The next day, the Wolves traveled to Glasgow where they defeated the Scotties, 3-2. The set scores for the match were 10-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22 and 16-14.
The Lady Wolves will head to Baker to take on the Spartans in a rematch from earlier in the season, Oct. 12.
Seventh-Grade Volleyball Action
The Lady Wolves’ seventh-grade volleyball team competed in a jamboree hosted by Frontier, Oct. 5.
In their first game, the Lady Wolves lost to the Frontier Mustangs, 2-1. The set scores for the match were 25-19, 16-25 and 15-7.
In their second match, the Wolves defeated the Glasgow Scotties, 2-1. The set scores for this match were 22-25, 25-17 and 16-14.
Coach Melissa Cromwell said the Lady Wolves had a great battle against the M’ettes and were able to refocus after the first set and carried the momentum into their match against Glasgow.
Abby Juve was picked as the top defensive player for the Lady Wolves. Cromwell said Juve was “superb” in all positions and she made great saves. Juve scored 11 points with two aces.
Sky Johnston and Dani Vine were both picked as the top offensive players for Wolf Point. Cromwell noted that both Vine and Johnston were consistent with their serves. Johnston scored 13 points with four aces while Vine scored 12 points with four aces.
Other players who performed well include Hailey Brunelle, six points and two aces; Imani Bighorn, six points and two aces and Lauren Crawford, three points and one ace.
The Lady Wolves will play their final jamboree of the season Oct. 12 at Wolf Point.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:42
Written by Al Stover
Loyal Wolf Point fans filled the bleachers and parking lot at Lowry Field as the varsity football welcomed the Roundup Panthers for the annual homecoming game, Sept. 27.
After four quarters of action, the Panthers defeated the Wolves, 18-15.
The Wolves’ defense was able to keep the Panthers from scoring in the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, the Panthers made a successful trip to the end zone with no successful extra point.
Just as the Wolves were ready to make a drive toward the end zone, the Panthers made an interception. After gaining some yards due to a penalty, Roundup running back Hunter Saltzman ran in for a touchdown, bringing the score 12-0.
Wolf Point’s defense had some impressive moments during the latter part of the first half. Defensive lineman Paul Nygaard had back-to-back tackles.
In the final minute of the second quarter, running back Owen Lepper had an impressive run for the first down. Roundup’s Dalton Slathe made an interception in the final seconds of the first half.
In the third quarter, Saltzman made a second touchdown in what would be the final scoring drive for the Panthers.
The Wolves began their own successful scoring drive with quarterback Tucker Toavs gaining a first down. He threw a pass to running back Josh Berger for a short reception. Berger would follow it up with run for another first down for Wolf Point. Toavs would finish the drive with a run up the middle and into the end zone for a touchdown for the Wolves. After a successful extra point, the Wolves brought the score 18-7.
Roundup’s next possession would not last long as tackles by Nygaard and Cam Quincy would lead to the Wolves getting the ball back. Toavs quickly scored another touchdown, followed by a two-point conversion. At the end of the third quarter, the Panthers still led the game, 18-15.
As the hometown crowd’s cheers grew louder, the Wolves attempted to make one more trip to the end zone. Junior receiver Trevor Hamilton caught a reception, which was followed by a run by Lepper for a first-down. The Panthers would get back the ball after a turnover on downs.
With five minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Wolves recovered the ball after a fumble. Before they could score one final touchdown, the Panthers intercepted the ball. They decided to take a knee to run out the clock.
There had been confusion after the third down as the Panthers began walking off the field before the time had run out. The Panthers center tossed the ball, which caused the coaches to scream “fumble.” Berger recovered the ball and ran into the end zone; however the referees said the ball had been declared “dead” after it had hit the ground, which nullified the touchdown.
The referees put time back three seconds on the clock. The Panthers took another knee to run out the time
As the Wolves shook hands with their opponents and took a knee on the field, the crowd chanted “We are proud of you.”
In other football action the junior high football team was defeated by the Glasgow Scotties, 8-6. The junior varsity team was also defeated by Glasgow’s junior varsity team, 14-2.
The varsity will next play the Harlem Wildcats, Oct. 4, at Lowry Field, at 7 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:52
Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team capped off their homecoming week by winning all three of their matches.
In the team’s most recent match, they defeated the Harlem Wildcats, 3-0, for the second time of the season. The set scores of the match were 25-10, 25-11 and 25-15.
The Wolves displayed strong offense in the first set with Christean Holen having back-to-back kills. She would lead the match with eight.
The Lady Wolves also had a commanding lead in the second set. Although the Wildcats had started to gain momentum in the third set, the Wolves took back the lead and finished the match strong. During this set, senior middle blocker T’Elle Evans and junior outside hitter Ky’Anna Broesder had kills in the third set. Evans led the match in aces with six.
Sarah Hafner once again shined as the team’s setter, leading the match with 17.
On defense, junior outside hitter Shelby Hanks led her team in digs with four, which was two less than Harlem’s Coco Moore, who led the match with six. Evans led the match in blocks with two.
The day before their match against the Wildcats, the Lady Wolves played the Poplar Indians. Despite being down two sets, the Lady Wolves were able to rebound from the losses and win the next three sets and the match, 3-2. The set scores were 22-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21 and 15-10.
Evans led the game in aces while Hafner led her team in both digs and assists.
Prior to facing Poplar and Harlem, the Lady Wolves defeated the Westby Mondak Thunder, 3-0, Sept. 26. The set scores for the match were 25-19, 26-24 and 25-16.
The Wolves displayed impressive offense in this game with Evans, Holen and junior middle blocker Mariah Weeks leading their team in kills with seven apiece. Evans also led the game in aces with six.
The Lady Wolves’ junior varsity team won all three of their matches during homecoming week while the C team went 2-1 for the week.
The varsity volleyball team will play the Plentywood Wildcats, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Wolves’ Den.
Seventh-Grade Volleyball Defeats Poplar, Scobey
The Lady Wolves’ seventh-grade volleyball team traveled to Scobey to compete in a jamboree, Sept. 28.
In the first match, they defeated the Poplar Indians, 3-0. The set scores for the match were 25-23, 25-13 and 15-6. In their second contest, the Wolves defeated the
Scobey Spartans, 2-0. The set scores for that match were 25-22 and 25-22.
Imani Big Horn was voted the top offensive player of the Wolves. She scored 21 points. Abby Juve and Darlene MacDonald also performed well on offense, leading their team in aces, with two apiece.
Hailey Brunelle was selected as the top defensive player of the game. Coach Melissa Cromwell noted that Brunelle was constant with her passing and net play.
Cromwell said the team has improved on the serve receive and that they need to focus on using all of their hits. She also said the team works hard in practice, which carries over into their game play.
Wolf Point has defeated all but one of the teams in their conference. They will play their next jamboree, Oct. 5, at Wolf Point High School hosted by Frontier.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:49
Written by The Herald-News
The Wolf Point cross country team traveled west to compete in the Glasgow Scotties’ annual invitational. Wolf Point was one of 12 teams who competed in the invite.
In the varsity boys’ race, Chance Hyatt from Culbertson/Bainville placed first with a time of 15:52. Wolf Point’s Markell Blount placed 34th with a time of 18:56. Fellow Wolf Point runner Connor McCoy finished 41st in 19:22 while teammate Shaun LeDeau came in 53rd at 20:59.
In team competition, Miles City came in first with 55 points, Glendive came in second with 65 and Culbertson/Bainville came in third with 96.
In the junior varsity boys’ race, Cody Melbourne and Jeremy Azure had their best performances of the season. Melbourne finished the race in 28:26 while Azure finished in 35:46.
In the junior high boys’ race, Williston’s Nevyl Cheudiu placed first with a time of 9:11.17. Wolf Point’s Trey Fourstar finished 14th with a time of 10:04 while Poplar’s Kenneth Smoker placed 17th, clocking in at 10:07.
Other local runners who finished in the race include: 20th, Dante Azure, Poplar, 10:12; 21st, Wyatt Miller, Frazer, 10:22; 25th. Aaron Ayers, Poplar, 11:03; 26th, Zander Ackerman, Frazer, 26th, 11:05; 35th, James Line, Wolf Point, 11:33; 37th, Miles Buckles, Poplar, 11:43; 40th, James Poitra, Wolf Point, 11:53; 45th, Leill Red Dog, Poplar, 12:32; 47th, Jaxon Azure, Wolf Point, 12:40; 51st, Demarko Lilley, Wolf Point, 12:54; 52nd, Kaleb Blount, Wolf Point, 12:55; 53rd, Alex Raining Bird, Frazer, 13:08; 54th, Keein Ackerman, Frazer, 13:12; 57th, Brian Eder, Poplar, 13:43; 61st, Darryl Joe, Poplar, 14:34; 64th, Ryker Ackerman, Frazer, [officials did not give time]; 65th, Hunter Raining Bird, Frazer, 20:00; and 67th, John Hotomani, Frazer, 20:07.
In the junior high girls’ race, Wolf Point’s Sierra Summers placed first in the event with a time of 9:30. Her teammates Journey Erickson and Laresa Dale placed seventh and 11th respectively. Both runners had season best times with Erickson coming in at 10:25 and Summers at 10:38.
Fellow Wolf Point runner Cyreena Standing finished 20th in 11:18. Her teammates Jaylee Azure and Alex Sutton rounded out the scoring for the Wolves with times of 16:01 and 16:06 to finish 72nd and 73rd respectively.
Poplar's Carlee Longtree finished 5th in 10:20. Ivey Lambert and Riley McDonald, who are also from Poplar placed 8th and 10th in 10:28 and 10:37, respectively.
The cross country teams will next compete at Brockton, Oct. 3 and Harve, Oct. 5.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:47