Wolf Point Herald

Wolf Point, Poplar Open District Tournament Thursday

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In the first photom Wolf Point’s Kendra Landsrud (10) blocks a shot. The second picture is Poplar libero Alyssa Youpee (2) saving a point. Avery Azure (4) is also pictured.  (Photos by John Plestina)
                                                                    


The Lady Wolves defeated Poplar and Harlem in the last two regular season matches of the year, earning a fourth seed at the District 2B tournament that will be played at Plentywood High School, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
Wolf Point opens tournament play against No. 5 seed Harlem, Thursday, at 2 p.m. The winner plays No. 1 seed Malta at 5 p.m.
Poplar, seeded sixth, faces No. 3 seed Glasgow at 3:30 p.m., also on Thursday. The winner goes on to play No. 2 seed Plentywood at 6:30 p.m.
Wolf Point defeated Poplar 25-12, 25-22, 25-21 at Moccasin Square Garden at PHS, Thursday, Oct. 23, and won 25-16, 25-12, 20-25, 25-17 at Harlem the next day.

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Wolf Point’s Sierra Summers Finishes 10th -- Poplar Boys, Girls Place At State Meet

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Wolf Point freshman Sierra Summers [middle row, at left] finished 10th at the state meet in Helena. The second photo is Wolf Point freshman Brandon Red Boy.  (Photos by John Summers)

The Poplar boys finished in 20th place with a team score of 563 and the Lady Indians finished 16th with a score of 488 at the Class B State Cross Country Meet at Helena’s Bill Roberts Golf Course, Oct. 25.
Wolf Point’s Sierra Summers finished 10th with a time of 20:04.44.
No Poplar or Wolf Point male runners placed in the top 15.

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Wolves’ Postseason Hopes Dashed In Malta -- Final Game Friday Night

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After receiving a pass from Dalton Hafner, Tyson Bridges (42) picks up a first down during the second quarter.  The second photo is Dalton Hafner (5) tackling Malta’s Quintan Boos (21) during the first quarter. The ball appears to be loose. No fumble was called on this play. The Wolves took over on downs on the Malta 49-yard-line on the next play.   (Photos   by John Plestina)


After the Homecoming game loss to Glasgow, the Wolves needed to win both remaining games to earn a spot in the playoffs. That didn’t happen as a rainy, windy and lightning-filled night in Malta, Wednesday, Oct. 15, dashed the Wolf Point aspirations for a first trip to the playoffs in several years.
Lightning forced a 30-minute delay coming out of halftime.
Malta’s Mustangs corralled the injury-hampered Wolves 40-0 and secured a second place Northern 2B finish and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. Once facing a 40-point deficit, the Wolves played against a running clock through much of the second half.
“We knew that we had to power run the football to compete with Malta and we had several great drives but some untimely events such as two fumbles and a dropped touchdown pass on fourth down, that would have tied the score, created the mental hardships that sucked the players energy levels down,” head coach Bruce Knerr said.
“Then a key injury in the third quarter to running back David Knerr hampered the ground attack since Wesley Weeks was moved to guard because of a player breaking a finger,” he said.
“With it raining, [quarterback] Dalton Hafner said the ball was slick and he couldn’t throw it,” Knerr said.
“The boys played hard to the end and some freshmen came in and played great filling in. Leslie Hawk collected six tackles in less than two quarters,” he said.
Senior Josh Neiskens, junior David Knerr and sophomores Ty Nygard, Brady Babb and Wesley Weeks all recorded nine tackles. Senior Cameron Quincy had eight tackles and a quarterback sack, and junior Austyn Juve had four tackles and a sack.
On offense, Hafner completed three passes for 28 yards and rushed for 28 yards. Senior Tyson Bridges caught two passes for 18 yards and David Knerr rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries. Quincy, a lineman, rushed the ball three times for 15 yards.
The Wolves host the Plentywood Wildcats Friday, Oct. 24, for the final game of the season. It will be Senior Night.


Statistics
Wolf Point 0    0   0   0––0
Malta       14  20   6   0––40
1st Quarter
M: Tyson Carney, 40-yard pass from Keenan Schipman (Allen Williamson kick), 7:24
M: Quintan Boos, 15 run (Williamson kick), 3:58
2nd Quarter
M: Collin Holman, 3-yard pass from Jase Galt (Conversion failed), 10:55
M: Boos, 1 run (Williamson kick), 6:11
M: Carney, 6-yard pass from Galt (Williamson kick), 2:28
Third Quarter
M: Boos, 1 run (Williamson kick), 5:00
Fourth Quarter
No scoring.

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District Tourney Near For Lady Wolves

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The first photo is sophomore libero Ashtyn Hentges (1), with a defensive move against the Circle Wildcats, Tuesday, Oct. 14.. Also pictured are senior Christean Holen (4) and sophomore Shelby Hanks (3). The second picture is seniors Erin Presser (8) and Mariah Weeks (13).
                                   (Photos by John Plestina)

With Wolf Point preparing for the B District 2 volleyball tournament in Plentywood, which starts in one week, the Lady Wolves are looking for better results than they have seen during the regular season.
Wolf Point lost to Circle at home and at Malta during the past week.
“We had a weird lineup [at Malta]. One of our setters was unable to make it. Another could not be there. We came up on the short end, but we played hard,” coach John Sweet said.
Two regular season matches remain, at Harlem, Friday, Oct. 24, and at Poplar Thursday, Oct. 23, beginning with junior varsity at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity match at 6 p.m., or a little later.
The Lady Wolves beat the Lady Indians in three games at Wolf Point in September.
“It’s late in the year. They [Poplar] probably improved as all teams do,” Sweet said.
“The matches still matter as far as seeding for the district tournament,” he said.
The district tournament will be played in Plentywood High School, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, and Nov. 1.

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Seniors Recognized

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The senior Lady Wolves volleyball players were recognized with their families before the match with Circle, Tuesday, Oct.14. Pictured with their families are seniors (from left to right) Christean Holen, Sierra Hanks, Ashley Page, Mariah Weeks, Kendra Landsrud, Erin Presser and Ky’Lee Driftwood.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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