Wolf Point Herald

Gymnasts Compete In Valley City


The Eastern Montana Gymnastics Level 3 team won the second place trophy at the Turkey Tumbler Gymnastics Meet in Valley City, N.D., Saturday, Nov. 8. Gymnasts are (from left to right) Kirsten Wagner of Circle, Sierra Nagle of Circle, Cheyenne Clinton of Circle, Gracie Ferdina of Wolf Point and Leah Beery of Vida.  (Submitted photo)

The eight girls on the Eastern Montana Gymnastics Team traveled to Valley City, N.D., for their first meet of the season, Saturday, Nov 8.
The Level 3 girls won the second place trophy, out of the three teams, even though they had half the gymnasts of the other teams from Grand Forks Air Force Base and Valley City.
In Level 4, Circle’s Paige Inion easily won the top all-around award in her very first meet at that level. She competed with gymnasts from Fargo, Grand Forks Air Force Base and Valley City. The meet was the earliest meet ever for the EMG gymnasts and was the first meet ever for five of the girls. All of EMG’s Level 3 and 4 girls qualified for the Montana State Gymnastics Championships at their first meet of the season, which is a rare occurrence.
The Level 3 girls began their meet with some wonderful balance beam routines. Gracie Ferdina of Wolf Point had the second place routine, out of the 27 gymnasts, and was followed by Sierra Nagle of Circle with a tie for third place. Leah Beery of Vida was in eighth place and Kirsten Wagner of Circle was 13th.
On floor, Ferdina and Nagle were tied for second place, while Beery was in ninth place and Cheyenne Clinton of Circle was 15th. She led her team on the vault with a tie for fourth place, followed with Beery’s tie for sixth and Ferdina’s tie for 12th. On bars, Clinton was  tied for fifth, with Nagle tied for eighth and Ferdina and Beery tied for 13th. Nagle led her team in the all-around with the fourth place finish, while Ferdina was fifth, Beery was eighth, Clinton was 13th and Wagner was 22nd. This was the first USA Gymnastics meet for Ferdina, Clinton and Wagner.
In Level 4, Inion won first place on uneven bars, beam and floor and was second on vault, out of the six gymnasts. Out of all of the 22 Level 4 gymnasts, she was first on bars and beam, second on floor and fourth on vault. With her very beautiful routines, Inion easily scored over the required 31 points to qualify her to move to Level 5 in the future.
The Valley City meet began with a pre-competitive meet on Saturday morning and EMG gymnasts Rylee Deming and Olivia Fletes, both of Circle, performed some very good Level 3 routines at their first gymnastics meet.
Level 3 scores [vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor, all-around]: Nagle, 9.0, 8.7, 9.3, 9.0, 36.0; Ferdina, 9.15, 8.1, 9.35, 9.0, 35.6; Beery, 9.25, 8.1, 8.85, 8.625, 34.825; Clinton, 9.3, 8.75, 7.25, 8.05, 33.35; Wagner, 8.85, 6.1, 8.0, 7.225, 30.175.
Level 4 scores: Inion, 8.4, 9.0, 9.35, 9.075, 35.825.
EMG’s next meet will be in Dickinson in December.

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Conrad Puts Scotties In The Dog House

The undefeated 2014 football season and state championship aspirations came to an end for the Glasgow/Hinsdale/Nashua Scotties with a 32-27 loss to Conrad in the Class B quarterfinal in Glasgow, Saturday, Nov. 8.
Conrad led 6-0 after the first quarter, 20-13 at halftime and 26-20 after three periods.
Jason Thibault, Benji Phillips, Tanner Roness and Keil Krumwiede scored touchdowns for the Scotties.

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Corps Informs Outdoor Enthusiasts Of Reduced Missouri River Releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division began reducing releases from Fort Randall and Gavins Point dams on the Missouri River, Thursday, Nov. 6.
Because the area between Fort Randall and Gavins Point dams is popular for outdoor recreation, the Corps is reminding duck hunters to check their decoys, and river users to plan for lower levels.
Releases are being reduced by about 3,000 cubic feet per second in a stair-step manner during a four-day period, which will lower the river stage roughly two to three feet.
“The Corps is reducing releases because our planned evacuation of stored floodwater, which began in September, is ahead of schedule, and actual runoff is lower than forecasted,” explained Jody Farhat, chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.
Navigators that have been utilizing the higher river levels also may need to make adjustments; however, flows will continue to exceed full service targets by 5,000 to 6,000 cfs.
The reduced releases will not impact municipal or industrial water intakes because the river will still be higher than the average November flows of 28,700 cfs from Fort Randall Dam, and 31,000 cfs from Gavins Point Dam. The lower river levels may help improve drainage of farmland in this reach.
Fort Randall Dam releases will be stair-stepped down from the current 45,500 cfs to 43,000 cfs on Nov. 6, 40,000 cfs on Nov. 7, 37,000 cfs on Nov. 8, and 36,000 cfs on Nov. 9. Gavins Point Dam will be lowered from the present flow of 45,500 cfs to 42,500 cfs on Nov. 7, 39,500 on Nov. 8, and 36,000 cfs on Nov. 9. The new levels will remain in effect until winter releases are implemented in December.
Additional precipitation, lack of precipitation, or other circumstances could cause adjustments to the reservoir release rates. The Corps will continue to monitor basin conditions and fine tune the regulation of the reservoir system based on the most up-to-date information.

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Eastern Montana Gymnastics Team Includes Wolf Point, Vida Girls


Eastern Montana Gymnastics -- The girls on the 2014-2015 Eastern Montana Gymnastics team are: (front row, from left) Leah Beery, Vida; Kirsten Wagner, Circle; Sierra Nagle, Circle; (sitting on the bar) Olivia Fletes, Circle; Rylee Deming, Circle; (back, standing) Gracie Ferdina, Wolf Point; Paige Inion, Circle; and Cheyenne Clinton, Circle.  (Submitted photo)

Gracie Ferdina of Wolf Point and Leah Beery of Vida are among eight girls on this year’s Eastern Montana Gymnastics Team that is ready for the 13th competitive season, which will run from November through March.
The girls’ home gym is in Circle and they compete at meets sanctioned by USA Gymnastics in Montana and North Dakota.
Beery and Ferdina are among five girls that make up the Eastern Montana Gymnastics Level 3 Team. This will be Ferdina’s first season at that level and Beery’s second.
Each of the eight girls must have the skills required by USA Gymnastics for their level and have worked hard to learn their requirements and routines.
This year’s scheduled meets will be held in: Billings; Bozeman; Dickinson, N.D.; Bismarck, N.D.; Valley City, N.D.; and Jamestown, N.D.
The 2014-2015 season will end with the Montana State Gymnastics Championships in Bozeman at the end of March.
Kama Urton, an 11-year competitive gymnast in Levels 5-9, coaches the team.

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WPHS Advances To Divisionals

The Lady Wolves finished the 2B District volleyball tournament in Plentywood in third place and earned a berth in the Class B Northern Divisional Tournament that opens Thursday, Nov. 6, in Choteau.
In addition to the Wolf Point third place finish in Plentywood, Malta won the district championship, Plentywood was second and Glasgow fourth. Poplar and Harlem did not advance.
In Choteau, Wolf Point will open against Shelby, Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m. The winner will play either Malta or Fairfield, Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. The loser will play the loser of a Malta vs. Fairfield match. That consolation match is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. The championship will be determined Saturday, Nov. 8.
The following district tournament results were reported.
Thursday, Oct. 30
Wolf Point 3, Harlem 0, first round
Glasgow 3, Poplar 1, first round
Malta 3, Wolf Point 1, second round
Plentywood 3, Glasgow 0, second round
Friday, Oct. 31
Wolf Point 3, Poplar 1, loser out
Glasgow 3, Harlem 0, loser out
Malta 3, Plentywood 2
Wolf Point 3, Glasgow 1
Saturday, Nov. 1
Plentywood 3, Wolf Point 0
Malta 3, Plentywood 3-2

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