Wolf Point Herald

Lions Donate To Youth Baseball


The Wolf Point Lions Club recently donated $500 to the Wolf Point Recreation Department’s summer youth baseball program for the purchase of equipment. Hi-Line Sports also donated equipment. Pictured are (from left to right) Jacob Boysun, recreation director Tommy Olsen and Jaronn Boysun.
(Photo by John Plestina)

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Wolf Point Youth Baseball, Softball

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Griffin Azure, Demi Kegley and Brodi Archdale.


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Circle Bushwackers Compete In Nebraska

The Circle Rifle Club Bushwackers air rifle team traveled to the 4-H national shooting sports event in Grand Island, Neb.
This year’s team was Chase Breitbach, Cait Olson, HaYoon Rush, Tio Brody and Perry Breitbach coach. With 32 states represented, it was a crowded event with excellent shooters from all over the U.S.
The shooting was done on a “Mega-link” shooting system, no paper targets. Shooting was done at a lighted box and a TV screen at each shooting station, with all shots recorded on top of each other, the last shot being a red dot and the others green. Another screen was located in the spectator area with name, shots and scores on this screen in real time.
In the three position section, prone, standing and kneeling, Brody shot a 513 out of 600 possible, Rush a 509, Olson a 508, and
Breitbach a 502. These scores earned the Montana team fifth place.
In the 40-shot standing section, Olson shot a 321, Rush a 318, Brody a 317, and Breitbach a 307 out of a possible 400, for a team fifth place again.
In the silhouette section, the team finished 10th. Giving the Bushwackers a seventh place overall finish at this national event. Olson finished ninth individually, for a ribbon in the standing section.

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Babe Ruth Season Ends For Yellow Jackets


This photo of the 2015 Wolf Point Yellow Jackets was taken at the 2015 Hi-Line Babe Ruth League District Tournament in Scobey. Jacket eam members are (front row, from left to right) Trevor Bushman, Terry Allmer, Nick Page, Ian Flynn, Christian Solberg, Canyon Casterline, (middle row) bat boy Gage Bushman, (back row) coach Mike Hanks, Raymond Knerr, Jeremiah Paine, Chevy Boos, Zeke Zimmer, Micah Solberg, DeShon Smoker-DeWitt, Bryor Smith and coach Taylor Hanks.       (Submitted photo)

The season ended for the Yellow Jackets at the Babe Ruth Baseball District Tournament at Scobey Friday, June 19.
Wolf Point opened with the host team, Scobey, and lost a close high-scoring game.
“It was a battle. We did very good. It was a high scoring game, 13-10,” coach Mike Hanks said.
“In the top of the seventh inning, we had the bases loaded with one out and they turned a double play against us,” he said.
The Jackets then played Glasgow FES, trailed 7-1 in the sixth inning and almost came back to win.
“We came back in the bottom of the seventh and we had the winning run on second and the tying run on third with one out and the two batters struck out, so we lost 7-6,” Hanks said. “It was kind of a heartbreaker. The boys played very competitively.”
Both teams that Wolf Point lost to were in the championship round.
Hanks said the Yellow Jackets will miss several players next year that will not play. They are Jeremiah Paine, Micha Solberg, Christian Solberg and Raymond Knerr.
Named as all-stars were Paine, both Solbergs, Briar Smith, Nick Page and DeShawn Smoker-DeWitt. As of Monday, all of the all-star voting was not completed. Ray Knerr and Zeke Zimmer were likely to also be named all-stars.

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New Book On Baseball History By Author From Wolf Point Released


A new book that was co-authored by a man from Wolf Point revisits moments in Montana baseball history.
Montana Baseball History by Jeremy Allan Watterson and Skylar Browning was released Monday, June 15.
Published by Arcadia Publishing & The History Press, Montana Baseball History chronicles every Montanan who played Major League Baseball, Montana’s earliest professional leagues, a fierce Montana rivalry with epic showdowns featuring one of the Negro League’s most renowned pitchers and members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox that were involved in the infamous “Black Sox” scandal where the White Sox were accused of intentionally losing World Series games to the Cincinnati Reds.
Watterson grew up in Wolf Point. He has provided color for baseball games on KVCK radio. He is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research, and earned a degree in sociology from the University of Montana in Missoula. He has had photography, poetry and other co-authored baseball writing published in weekly newspapers and western Montana journals. Montana Baseball History is his first book.
“Getting lost in over 100 years worth of Montana baseball photographs should be fun for any fan, it really opened my eyes to the different way we work and play out west,” Watterson said in a prepared statement.
Browning is the editor of the Missoula Independent, an alternative news weekly.

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