Wolf Point Herald

Wolves Snap Losing Streak

Shooting 54 percent in Baker, Friday, Feb. 6, the Wolves snapped an six-game losing streak.
The Wolves reversed an early Baker lead with a 9-0 run. By the third stanza, Wolf Point enjoyed an 18-point lead. The point spread narrowed to 10 points by the final quarter break. The Wolves won 56-51, for the second win over Baker this year.
The Wolves lost on free throws, 40-38, to Glendive at Wolf Point, Saturday, Feb. 7.
The Lady Wolves also took a second win from Baker with 13-4 and 22-9 leads after the first two quarters. Wolf Point finished with a 24-point, 50-26 blowout of the Spartans and then lost a close game at Glendive.
Glendive 45, WPHS 42
Glendive    11   7  11   16―45
WPHS       14    5    9  14―42
Teia Knutson 10, Lexi Pettersen 6, Wyniah Mintz 10, Sara Hilbert 5, Steph Carney 6, Karrie Nagle 8.
Shelby Hanks 7, Mariah Weeks 3, Emma Gourneau 16, Ky’Lee Driftwood 6, Mahala Shawl 10.
Wolf Point 50, Baker 26
WPHS    13   9  12   16―50
Baker       4   5    3   14―26
Mahala Shawl 11, Emma Gourneau 10, Ky’Lee Driftwood 9, Shelby Hanks 8, Jessica Bauer 4, Brenna Kurokawa 4, Loverty Lindsay 2, Mariah Weeks 2.
Madison Reddick 7, Lauren Wang 5, Kylie Hadley 4, Solenn Jacobsen 4, Karlee Murnion 2, Cheyenne Perry 2, Taylyn Koenig 2.

Wolf Point 56, Baker 51
WPHS    11  14  16   15―56
Baker       7    7  14   23―51
Dalton Hafner 10, Trevor Hamilton 6, Markell Blount 2, Hayden Hanks 8, Josh Nieskens 10, Owen Lepper 5, Tyson Bridges 15.
Dallas Arnell 13, Joe Fisher 3, Nic Bohle 2, Luke Gonsioroski 3, Seth Barkley 6, Brady Varner 16, Clint Lesh 6, Matt Packer 2.

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Three Wolves, One Indian Advance To State Wrestling

Three Wolves and one Indian will advance to the state wrestling tournament at the Metra in Billings, this coming weekend as Wolf Point finished seventh and Poplar ninth in team scores at the Eastern B-C divisional tournament in Shepherd, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7.
Colstrip finished first and Forsyth second. Glasgow finished fifth and Circle was eighth.
The top four individuals in each weight class advance to the state tournament in Billings, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14.
Advancing to state for Wolf Point: Slade Martinez, senior, 103-pound weight class; freshman Quinn Whitmus, 113; and junior David Knerr, 205.
Poplar’s Angel Boyd [120] advances.
“The guys all did great we had three other boys place in the top six,” Wolf Point head coach Bruce Knerr said.
Senior Ty Nygard [205] finished fifth, freshman Jeremiah Paine [126] took fifth and sophomore Brandin Kolski took sixth.
Martinez and Whitmus both drew first round matches against northern division wrestlers they have both beat during the season at Cut Bank and Choteau.
Knerr said he believes the Wolf Point wrestlers have an excellent chance at early success at the state tournament.
He said his son David has a little tougher draw by getting the No. 1 ranked 205-pound Class B wrestler from Townsend.
“The boys are going to give a great effort and lay it all on the line this weekend and do Wolf Point proud,” Knerr said.

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WPHS Humbled By Malta After Splitting Non-Conference Tilt



The Wolves and Lady Wolves dropped District 2B conference games to Malta at Wolf Point, Saturday, Jan. 31. The Lady Wolves fell 69-42. The Malta boys won 72-26.
The Wolves dropped a non-conference game to Class A Sidney 61-47 at home Thursday, Jan. 29. The Lady Wolves rolled past Sidney 50-38, in the non-conference tilt.
The Lady Wolves (6-2, 11-3) are in sole possession of second place in District 2B, behind undefeated Malta. Both of the WPHS girls conference losses were to Malta.
The Wolves (4-4, 6-8) are in third place behind Glasgow and Malta.
The Lady Wolves held a 5-0 lead over Malta early in the first quarter. Malta came back and tied the game at 9-9 at the first quarter break. From then on, it was Malta’s game, leading 35-21 at halftime and winning by 27 points.
“Our whole problem is inconsistency. We can’t maintain that level yet,” head coach Jeff Neubauer said.
“Our passing, our bad passes; they [Malta] turned them into lay-ups,” he said.
Of the win over Class A Sidney, Neubauer said, “That was a really good win. Sidney is a quality team. We shot well. We ran the floor. It’s always good to go into one of those Class A schools and win.”
The Lady Wolves play Class A Dawson at Glendive, Thursday, Feb. 5. The Wolves and Lady Wolves play at Baker Friday, Feb. 6. The Wolves host Dawson for a boys only game Saturday, Feb. 7.
WPHS 50, Sidney 38
WPHS       12  16  12  10―50
Sidney        3  10  16    9―38
Ky’Lee Driftwood 16, Emma Gourneau 10, Mahala Shawl 6, Mariah Weeks 5, Mattia Black Eagle 4, Ashtyn Hentges 4, Shelby Hanks 3, Jessica Bauer 2.
Hailey Steinbeisser 13, Kortney Mayer 12, LaKayla Nentwig 4, LaTasha Weiferich 4, Ciara Sinks 3, Madison Thiessen 2.
Sidney 61, WPHS 47
WPHS       11   6    21    9―47
Sidney       16  12   22  11―61
Brady Babb 3, Dalton Hafner 11, Trevor Hamilton 9, Josh Nieskens 8, Tyson Bridges 16
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Malta 69, WPHS 42
Malta       9   26   18  16―69
WPHS     9   12   10   11―42
Marley Manoukian 2, Sophia Stiles 28, Markelle Lett 8, Hailey Nicholson 6, Jada Nicholson 16, Kelsey Kuehn 2, Rebecca Smith 2, Darby Schye 2.
Shelby Hanks 8, Mariah Weeks 6, Aubrey Zilkoski 2, Emma Gourneau 7, Ashtyn Hentges 2, Ky’Lee Driftwood 12, Mahala Shawl 5.
Malta 72, WPHS 26
Malta     24   29   11   8―72
WPHS     8     1   12   5―26
Nate Costin 14, Jase Galt 13, Tyson Carney 9, Jeremy Costin 9, Allen Williamson 17, Jace Bishop 2, Blake Sjostrom 2, Ostin Welch 2, Devon Raybon 4.
Aaron D’Ambrosio 3, Dalton Hafner 2, Trevor Hamilton 6, Markell Blount 6, Hayden Hanks 4, Tyson Bridges 5.

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Wrestling Senior Night


Wolf Point senior wrestler Slade Martinez is honored with his parents Chris Martinez and Stacey DeWitt for wrestling senior night during halftime of the boys’ basketball game Thursday, Jan. 29.   (Photo by John Plestina)

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Several Wolves Place In Malta

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Quinn Whitmus, Angel Boyd and Jeremiah Paine.
Three Wolf Point Wolves placed at a meet in Malta Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31.
Freshmen Quinn Whitmus and Jeremiah Paine placed third and fourth respectively, and senior Slade Martinez was fourth.
Sophomore Ty Nygard came close to placing but finished one round short as did sophomores Karson Wortman and Adam Weinberger.
“Wortman is pushing hard and had a good weekend,” head coach Bruce Knerr said.
“We did wrestle as good as we had the three previous weeks; having Havre the No. 1 ranked team in Class A there along with Choteau the No. 1 Class B school made it a strong tournament,” he said.
The Wolves will be preparing for the Eastern B Divisionals in Shepherd, Saturday, Feb. 7, with the top four from each weight class moving on to the state tournament at the Billings Metra, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14.

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