Wolf Point Herald

Injury-Plagued Wolves Drop Game At Roundup

With injuries continuing to curse the Wolves this season, Wolf Point dropped a non-conference game to Class B, District 4 Roundup 49-7, Friday, Sept. 26.
Senior running back Josh Nieskens suffered a concussion one week earlier during the game with Forsyth and will miss at least one more game.
Sophomore running back Owen Lepper was injured at Baker, Friday, Sept. 5, and has been on light duty since, seeing minimal action.
“With Josh [Nieskens] out, it hampered us. We had freshmen and sophomores in as wide receivers,” head coach Bruce Knerr said.
“The team had four decent drives that we moved the ball into their [Roundup’s] territory, but couldn’t finish the drives,” he said.
“We didn’t tackle well at all. The players were in the right places all night. They were just undisciplined in their tackling form,” Knerr said. “You can’t tackle a 6-foot-2, 220-pound running back at the shoulder pads. He will carry you a long ways.”
He said the players owned up to their own mistakes, something he said he was pleased about.
“One thing that was visibly different is this week we did not get called for one holding call by the offensive linemen, not one. But last week against Forsyth, the offensive line was called for over 12 holding calls,” Knerr said.
Running back David Knerr had 17 rushes for 61 yards and scored the Wolves’ only touchdown in the fourth quarter. He caught two passes for 14 yards and recorded nine tackles.
Quarterback Dalton Hafner was seven for 15 passing for 105 yards. Defensively, Hafner had four tackles and recovered a fumble.
Receiver Tyson Bridges caught four passes for 72 yards and had recorded tackles.
Logan Nefzger had seven rushes for 45 yards.
Trevor Hamilton caught one pass for 19 yards and had five tackles.
Austyn Juve registered nine tackles.
Ty Nygard and Cameron Quincy posted eight tackles each.
Brady Babb had six tackles and was one for one passing for 19 yards to freshman Jeremiah Paine. who also kicked the point after on the touchdown by David Knerr.
Knerr said he expects to win the next game when the Wolves play at Harlem, Friday, Oct. 3.
He said Harlem lost several good players to graduation and the quarterback is a one-man show.
“Harlem likes to run the football so we have to go back to work and work on tackling even more than we did last week. We are going to preach perfect effort all week and continue to seek growth in this team,” Knerr said.
Wolf Point cancelled a junior varsity game against Glendive that had been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, because of injured players.
The Wolves junior varsity will host Poplar, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Wolf Point lost 18-8 at Poplar, Saturday, Sept. 13.
Statistics
Wolf Point      0   0    0    7––7
Roundup      10  17  14    8––49
1st Quarter
R: Saltzman, 3 run (Blackwell kick)
R: Dahlen, 31 field goal
2nd Quarter
R: Salthe, 1 run (Dahlen kick)
R: Pearson, 44 run (Dahlen kick)
R: Dahlen, 25 field goal
3rd Quarter
R: Pewonka, 50 run (Pewonka kick)
4th Quarter
WP: Knerr, 1 run (Paine kick)
R: Pewonka, 50 run (Pewonka kick)

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Wolf Point, Poplar Volleyball Results

The following volleyball results have been reported.
Roundup def. Wolf Point
25-12, 25-11, 25-9
R: Kills 30 (Kailynn Ray 10), Blocks 8 (Hailey Kellum 4), Aces 14 (Terri Welch 7), Digs 31 (Noreine Neumiller 8), Assists 28 (Lexee Rangitsch, Sam Bonnenberger 14)
WP: Kills 10 (Kylee Driftwood), Blocks 5 (Mariah Weeks), Aces 2 (Ashley Page), Digs 34 (Ashtyn Hentges), Assists 9 (Sierra Hanks)
Plentywood def. Poplar
25-14, 25-2, 25-8
P: Kills 34 (Paige Harris 14), Blocks 2 (Harris 2), Aces 19 (Victoria Obergfell 7 ), Digs 36 (Lindsay Wangerin 10), Assists 29 (Obergfell 19)
Po: Kills 7 (Jessica Pipe 3), Blocks 8 (Pipe 5), Aces 6 (Emily Hagadone, Avery Azure 2), Digs 22 (Brittany Whiteman 7), Assists 9 (Whiteman 5)

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Culbertson-Bainville Invitational Cross Country Results

The following are the top finishers at the Culbertson/Bainville Invitational Cross Country Meet.
Boys
Team scores (top five): Culbert-
son/Bainville 13, Glasgow 23, Brockton 23, Poplar 39, Plentywood 75.
Top 10: 1, Tristan Sun Rhodes, CB, 17:39; 2, Tim Wright, Richey-Lambert, 17:42; 3, Michael Azure, CB, 18:31; 4, Walker Allen, Gla, 18:37; 5, Jamis Rattling Thunder, Bro, 18:37; 6, Gabe Hallock, Gla, 18:44; 7, Matthew Rattling Thunder, Bro, 18:53; 8, Jeret Warren, Dodson-Whitewater, 19:01; 9, Beau Hyatt, CB, 19:11; 10, Land Headdress, Pop, 19:33.
Girls
Team scores: Glasgow 13, Circle 26, Wolf Point 39, Richey-Lambert 47, Poplar 53.
Top 10: 1, Sierra Summers, WP, 21:11; 2, Amanda Wolff, Gla, 21:33; 3, Kensey Keil, Plentywood, 22:09; 4, Brinlie Nielsen, Gla, 22:29; 5, Abby Belus, Cir, 22:27; 6, Ellie Smith, RL, 22:30; 7, Alex Simensen, Gla, 22:40; 8, Kateri Rush, WP, 23:40; 9, Alleen Russell, Bro, 23:39; 10, Jayne Haynie, Cir, 23:42.

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Casterline Among Top Cowboys At Kalispell

The World Class Bucking Horse Association has announced that seven of the top 22 cowboys competing Oct. 4 in Kalispell’s Cinch Bucking Horse Championships are from the state of Montana.
Among them is 13th- place finisher Chase Casterline of Wolf Point.
The other Montana cowboys are ranked as follows going into the championships: Leroy Eash, Fortine, first; Kendall Green, Cohagen, seventh; JC DeSaveur, Roberts, 10th; Buck DeMers, Park City, 15th; Andrew Evjene, Melville, 19th; and Charlie Lyttle, Arlee, 20th.
The bronc riders will compete against cowboys from Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Forsyth Hands Wolves First Loss At Home

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The first photo is sophomore running back and defensive back Owen Lepper (10) getting a first down in one of two plays he ran in the Forsyth game. Head coach Bruce Knerr is easing Lepper back into the lineup after being sidelined with an injury at Baker, Friday, Sept. 5. The second photo is the Wolves sacking the Forsyth quarterback. In the third photo, Forsyth’s Tristan Rogers (12) breaks up a pass from Dalton Hafner that was intended for Tyson Bridges (42). The fourth photo is cheerleader Aiyana Bridges (left) helping Alexandria Rodriguez put on her game face.  (Photos by John Plestina)


A ground attack by undefeated Forsyth thwarted the Wolves for a 39-0 loss at home, Friday, Sept. 19.
The Dogies came ready to play. Quarterback Casey Cole ran for two touchdowns, and passed for one on a fake field goal. Running back Luke Webber rushed for 235 yards and three of the Dogies’ six touchdowns.
The shutout came despite the return of several Wolves who were injured at Baker, Friday, Sept. 5. Players back in action included senior quarterback Dalton Hafner and sophomore running back and defensive back Owen Lepper, who was on light duty for a few plays.
“Owen got in on a couple plays this week against Forsyth. He will be eased back into the games slowly. We are not rushing him back,” head coach Bruce Knerr said.
Senior running back Josh Nieskens left the game injured during the second quarter and was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus, where he was evaluated and treated.
“Josh [Nieskens] has a concussion and we had another player get one in Circle at the JV game Saturday,” Knerr said.
He said the hit that injured Nieskens was helmet-to-helmet contact and that it should have been called against Forsyth.
“We [coaches] have to do certification every year on helmet-to-helmet contact,” Knerr said.
He added that it’s a player safety issue.
Knerr said Forsyth is a tough team made up of members of the Forsyth wrestling team that has won three consecutive state titles.
“We had chances. We kept getting called for holding calls,” he said.
“The best thing that came out of Friday night’s game was the Wolves had no turnovers on offense,” Knerr said.
The Wolves ran for 101 yards on 29 carries, with David Knerr rushing for a team-high 54 yards on 13 carries.
Hafner recorded 21 yards on nine keepers and completed seven of 15 passes for 61 yards.
Tyson Bridges caught four passes for 43 yards, Neiskens caught two for seven yards, including the play where he was injured, and Aaron D’Ambrosio caught one pass for 11 yards.
Sophomore Brady Babb led the Wolves defensively with seven tackles. David Knerr, Cameron Quincy and Wesley Weeks each had six. Weeks also recorded an interception.
Trevor Hamilton registered five tackles and one quarterback sack and Nieskens had five tackles in less than two quarters that he played.
The Wolves take the show on the road for two games Knerr said are winnable contests for Wolf Point, at Roundup Friday, Sept. 26, and Harlem, Friday, Oct. 3, against the Wildcats.
Knerr said he expects good things and a turnaround from the Wolves’ loss to Roundup in 2013.
“Last year, it was 18-7 Roundup at halftime and we lost 18-15,” he said.
“We’re a better overall team. I expect to win the next two games,” Knerr said.
The Wolves will host the Glasgow Scotties for the Homecoming game, Friday, Oct. 10.

Statistics


Forsyth        7  13   7   12––39
Wolf Point    0   0    0    0––0


1st quarter
F: Weber, 6 run (Blackwell kick), 4:01
2nd quarter
F: Weber, 38 run (Blackwell kick), 9:31
F: Weber, 22 run (kick failed), 2:47
3rd quarter
F: Cole, 19 run (Blackwell kick), 3:07
4th quarter
F: Rogers, 19 run (kick failed), 11:01
F: Rogers, 22 pass from Cole (kick failed), 6:12

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