Wolf Point Herald

AAU Wrestling

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Wolf Point AAU wrestling hosted a meet at Wolf Point High School Saturday, March 21, with teams from throughout eastern Montana.  Results were not available.

In the first picture, Blake Lambert has a young Glasgow wrestler down. Lambert wrestles for Poplar and attends Frontier Elementary School.   The second photo is Wolf vs. Wolf with two Wolf Point kids wrestling each other. They are Rebel Mays and Jessie Reed.  The third picture is the Wolf Point AAU team.  They are are (front row, from left to right) Navarjo Escarcega, Sam Erwin, Kasey Reed, Donovan Espinoza, Richard Campbell III, Reilly Rees, Max DeWitt, Rebel Mays, Reese DeCoteau, Stone Lilley, Jesse Reed, Titus Easter, Aaron Johnson, Chaz Kegley, Chasyn Arneson, Knute Knerr, (back row) Ranon Arneson, Maddox Reum, Lennoxx Lilley, Danté Dionne, Trisetan Kemp, Matthew DeWitt, Sage Hutchinson, Daniel Kuszmaul and Raymond Knerr.        (Photos by John Plestina)

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Lady Wolves Receive Awards

Four Lady Wolves received awards from head coach Jeff Neubauer Monday, March 23.
The following awards were presented: Mahala Shawl, most improved; Ashtyn Hentges, hustle award; Ky’Lee Driftwood, most inspirational; and Mariah Weeks, most valuable teammate.

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Wolf Point’s DeWitt Is State Junior High Wrestling Champion

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Wolf Point Junior High wrestler Matthew DeWitt won the state championship in the 90-pound weight class at the Montana Middle School Wrestling Tournament in Lewistown Saturday, March 7.
The 48-team tournament is for all classes including Class AA schools from Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Missoula, Great Falls and other locations.
DeWitt won a decision over Johnnie Mccluskie of Billings Darkhorse in the opening round.
Then, he beat Austin Phattavong of Great Falls North.
In a semifinal round, DeWitt won a major decision over Cache Hilliard of Great Falls East.
DeWitt won the championship with a win by a decision over Jake Bibler of Sudden Victory.

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Sparklers Helena Bound

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The Sparklers All-Stars cheer group will compete in their first competition, the Great Northern Cheer and Dance Championships, at Carroll College in Helena, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22. The competition is Montana’s largest non-school cheer and dance competition. Sparklers program is not affiliated with the Wolf Point School District and is for ages 7-14. Currently, 14 girls ages 8-12 participate. The Sparklers practice Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the ballroom at the Wolf Point Elks Lodge. They presented a recital for families and friends of the participants Tuesday, March 17. Former Wolf Point High School cheer coach Nellie Garfield and former WPHS cheerleader Nicole Huber founded Sparklers last year. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Keely Blount, Ireland Vandall, Kaleah Miller-Toavs, (middle row) Brody Archdale, Kylie Rodenberg, Julie Garfield, Bekah Landsrud, Josephine Solberg-Hodges, (back row) Hannah Vandall, Demi Kegley, Angelica Sutton, Kaylee Johnson and Sierra Hamilton. Marti Grandchamp is not pictured.   (Photo by John Plestina)

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Poplar Wrestlers Place At Montana Middle School Wrestling Tournament

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Poplar wrestlers who placed at the Montana Middle School Wrestling Tournament in Lewistown are (listed alphabetically) Smiley Gibbs, Caleb Klinger, Hunter Reum and Tyson Sutherland.   (Submitted photo)


Four wrestlers from Poplar Middle School had a very strong showing at the Montana Middle School Wrestling Tournament in Lewistown March 7.
The 48-team tournament in Lewistown is the most prestigious in Montana.
Unlike other tournaments, all classes were present. Poplar wrestlers competed against wrestlers from Class AA schools from Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Missoula, Great Falls and other locations as well as Class B schools.
Two seventh-graders, Hunter Reum, who wrestled at 110 pounds, and Smiley Gibbs, wrestling in the heavyweight division, were accompanied by two eighth-graders, Caleb Klinger, who also wrestled in the heavyweight division, and Tyson Sutherland, weighing in at 152 pounds.
Reum fought through a 32-man bracket where he won his first three matches. Two of which were by pin, and one major decision. He then battled all the way through the third period against a Fergus County wrestler, being defeated by a margin of 6-7. Reum worked his way through the wrestle backs where he pinned his first opponent to make it into the consolation championship, where he defeated his opponent from Glasgow 12-0 earning himself a third place finish in the state tournament.
Next up were Gibbs and Klinger. Each of the two Poplar athletes fought their way through the heavyweight brackets competing against wrestlers from Great Falls, Browning and Missoula.
Gibbs fought his way into the consolation finals where he went all three periods against a tough opponent from Great Falls. When the match was over, Gibbs was outscored 4-6, but earned himself a fourth-place finish in the state wrestling meet.
Klinger stepped on the mat against his first opponent earning himself a pin in the second period against a very strong wrestler who also was from Great Falls. Klinger worked his way into the state championship in the heavyweight division where he was up against last year’s champion from Browning. In the end, Klinger was outscored 2-5 earning himself a second place finish in the middle school state championships.
Last but certainly not least was Sutherland. He represented Poplar proudly in the 152-pound division where he fought his way into the state championship in a 16-man bracket.  He pinned his first two opponents who were from the Billings Dark Horse Wrestling Club and Havre. Sutherland took the match to the end of the third period and was outscored 5-7, also earning himself a second place finish at the state tournament.

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