Wolf Point Herald

Babe Ruth Baseball Nears Season Start

The Wolf Point Mosquitoes have started practice and are just over one week from the first game, a preseason contest with
Culbertson at Wolf Point, Friday, May 9.
The Mosquitoes are chartered by the national Babe Ruth Baseball League. The 13 players are between 13 and 15 years old.
“This is third year for Babe Ruth after a three-year absence,” Craig Smith, president of the Wolf Point Baseball Association, said.
Wolf Point has been without an American Legion team for four years. Smith sees the Babe Ruth program as a path to establishing a new Legion team, but not this year.
“Our goal is to hopefully, in the next couple of years, to have the Legion program reinstated,” Smith said. “We’d like to get that Legion program up and running as soon as possible.”
Since the Wolf Point Yellowjackets American Legion team disbanded, a few high school boys from Wolf Point and Poplar have played for the Glasgow team.
This year there is one, Waylon Youpee, a Poplar High School student.
“That’s quite a commute to commit to,” Smith said of the nearly 150-mile round trip between Poplar and Glasgow for games and practices.
“He’s one of the kids we are hoping to get our Legion program up and running for,” he said.
“The boys just won a couple of games last year but showed a lot of competitiveness going into the district tournament. I think they are going to be real competitive this year,” Smith said.
For now, Smith is looking forward to the season ahead and hosting the Babe Ruth district baseball tournament at Wolf Point in June.

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Erickson Honored

HN.4.24.14.SP.REF.OF.YRWolf Point High School athletic director Mike Erickson, who also serves as a basketball referee, was recent honored by the National Federation of State High School Association as Girls’ Basketball Official of the Year for the state of Montana. Nominees for this award must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct, moral character and carry the endorsement of their respective state high school association.

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Wolf Point Junior High Track And Field Meet Attracts Teams From All Over Northern Montana

HN.4.17.14.WP.JH.TRACK-3Overall boys’ results for local boys’ teams by schools at the Wolf Point Junior High Track Meet held Friday, April 11 were: Wolf Point, second, 166; Culbertson, 10th, 78;
Frazer, 16th, 22; Poplar, 19th, 8; Bainville, 20th, 0.
Girls’ results were not made available as of presstime.
Eighth-grade boys: Wolf Point, seventh, 47; Cul-
bertson, eighth, 37; Frazer, 12th, 14; Poplar, 16th, 4; Bainville, 19th, 0.
Seventh-grade boys: Culbertson, eighth, 36; Wolf Point, ninth, 30; Poplar, 13th, 4; Frazer, 14th, 2; Bainville, 19th, 0.
Sixth-grade boys: Wolf Point, second, 89; Frazer, 13th, 6; Culbertson, 14th, 5; Poplar, 17th, 0; Bainville, 20th, 0.

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T’Elle Aces Girls Golf Competition, Beats Most Boys At Wolf Point Meet

HN.4.17.14.SP.GOLF 6005It might not matter to T’Elle Evans that she is the only girl on Wolf Point’s golf team because she beat nearly everybody at the meet at Wolf Point’s Airport Golf Course Saturday, April 12.
She also did it in weather that was more suitable for outdoor ice hockey with a temperature in the 30s and the wind blowing.
Evans, a senior, shot an 87 for a first place finish in girls’ competition and just three strokes behind the top finishing male golfer, who was Lane Seymore, of Chinook, shooting an 84 for first place.
“T’Elle [Evans] played very well considering the conditions, so I can see her getting stronger as the year progresses,” coach Rodney Paulson said.
“I thought my team did good,” he said.
Evans’ freshman brother made a good showing.
“Cale Evans did very well for his first high school meet and I expect him to shoot better as the year moves along,” Paulson said.
The highest finisher among local golfers was Devin Sadler of Poplar with a 96 for 15th place on the boys’ side.
Other local finishers included: Joey Bawden of Culbertson shot a 118; Eric Hendrickson of Culbertson, 123; Cale Evans of Wolf Point, 131; Braden Olson of Culbertson, 134; McKade Mahlen of Cul-
bertson, 139.

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Lady Wolves Split Matches With Williston, Baker Over Weekend

HN.4.17.14.SP.TENNIS 5988The Lady Wolves won five matches and lost four at home against Williston, N.D., Friday, April 11 and won four matches and lost four at Baker Saturday, April 12.
Against Williston, Wolf Point winners in singles matches were Carry Vandall, Tavie Reum, Sierra Hanks. Mercadeez Clark lost her match 0-8.
In doubles, winners were Reum and Kendra Landsrud, and Hanks and Vandall. Clark and Charlene Allmer lost 2-8, and Mandi Martin and Taylor Hamilton lost 0-8.
“Overall, we won against Williston and three of the four losses were from my freshmen, in which it was the first match they have ever played,” head coach Nicole Boos said.
“I am very impressed with how well they did even if they did lose. I look forward to watching them improve over the rest of the tennis season. They sure do have a lot of potential,” she said.
Against Baker, Vandall won one match 8-6 and lost another 4-8. Hanks won in a tie-breaker 8-7 and lost another match 2-6. Erin Presser won 6-0 and lost 2-8 to another opponent. Clark won a match 6-0. Reum and Landsrud lost 1-8 in doubles.
“I was so very impressed with how this weekend went. Of course we still need to work on some things, but I believe with a little more practice, we will have a very successful tennis season,” Boos said.
“Sierra Hanks did an exceptional job on her match which ended up going into a grueling tie breaker and in result Sierra came up with the win. I was very proud of her,” she said.
“I’m lucky to have the group of girls I do. They are all talented and I look forward to the rest of the season as they continue to improve,” Boos said.

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