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D ie e o n T r ib u n e S ports MPRF set for January By the MPRCA The 26th Annual Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals is making its way to Great Falls, January 14,15 and 16,2005. Cir­ cuit titles will be on the line as the top Montana cowboys and cowgirls will be vying for year end titles. Over 84 of Montana's best PRCA Pro Rodeo contes­ tants will travel to Great Falls to pit their wit and ability against the skill and heart of Montana's finest PRCA rodeo stock. Ash \Crash\ Cooper , the CPRA Entertainer of the year in 2003 and 2004 will be this year's barrelman. Known for his aes­ theticism and for involving ro­ deo cowboys in crowd-pleasing stunts, Crash Cooper will surely entertain the fans. Other Rodeo contract person­ nel for this year's event include Flint Rasmussen of Choteau who will announce the rodeo action for his ninth consecutive year. A1 Sandvold of Belgrade and Mike Anderson of Dillon will be the bullfighters . Gary Rempel of Augusta and Clint Humble of Newell, SD will be this year's pickup men. Cathy Wieferich of Sidney will be serving her 14th year as the secretary and Roberta Sankey of Joliet and Amanda Corley of Silverdale, WA will time the event. The highly successful PRCA Circuit System was the brain­ child of Larry Jordan, a saddle bronc rider from Montana and got its first test run nearly 30 years ago in the Big Sky State. After the 1979 rodeo season, Montana held the first-ever cir­ cuit finals rodeo, pioneering a program that now produces hun­ dreds of thousands of extra dol­ lars in the pockets of rodeo cow­ boys and cowgirls in 12 circuits covering all 48 contiguous states. Many of rodeois finest competitors, because of full­ time careers, family commit­ ments or both, were not able to travel nationwide in order the chase their dream of making the National Finals. It was then de­ cided that an award system must be designed for these deserving and hard-working men and women. Montana Circuit con­ testants who win either the year- end title or the average title at the circuit finals also qualify for the Dodge National Circuit Fi­ nals in March. Two-way star UM-Western senior Josh Shrum earned first team All- Frontier honors as a running back and kick returner. His brother, also a senior from Biose, made the first team defense as a safety. N ews It all starts up front Dillon senior Chris Dyk, 6-8, 240, and junior Andy Fjeseth (50), provide the protection that allowed the Dillon Beaver offense to crank up 335 yards of offense per game this past season. Both linemen were named to the Montana Class \A\ All-State roster released Monday by Mike Gear of the Montana Coaches Association, j.p. piutt photo Five Beavers tabbed for All-State \A\ football team Five Dillon Beavers made the All-State A football team according to a release from Mike Gear of the Montana Coaches Association. Dillon placed three seniors and two juniors on the elite squad. On the offensive side, offen­ sive tackle Chris Dyk, and wide receivers Cory Anderson and John Ori were selected were tabbed as seniors while junior center Andy Fjeseth was also named. Defensively, Chance Piutt, a junior, made the list as a free safety. Dyk and Fjeseth anchored an offensive line that aljowe^g,. school record offensive produc1 tion from a team that started the season with few returning varsity starters. The passing game cranked out 2,103 yards, second in the school record book, and the run attack ac­ counted for 911 yards for a 334.9 total offense average over a 6-3 season Dyk, a 6-8,240-pound tackle, dominated his position. Only injury problems slowed the big senior. Fjeseth, 6-0, 225, fol­ lowed a great off-season of weight training with a solid per­ formance in the middle of Dillon's offensive line. He handled the difficult shotgun snaps the spread attack re­ quires, while attacking both his pass and run blocking duties. Anderson hauled in 1-1 passes for 883 yards and six touchdowns. 1 Ie averaged 20.1 yards per completion and al­ most 100 yards per game, llis single season total of 883 yards set a school record. Ori caught 35 balls for 419 yards and a single season school record seven touchdowns, lie averaged 12 yards per catch and 52.4 yards per game receiv­ ing. Piutt lied a single season school record with six intercep­ tions, and forced and recotered two fumbles lor eight total turn­ overs He was co-leader in solo tackles on the team for the sea­ son with 26, and second in total tackles at 104. Havre dominated Class \ football throughout the season as the top-ranked squad from day one to their title game vic­ tory. The squad was dominated Eyeing the tiger Dillon junior Chance Piutt makes a pre-snap read of an offensive formation from his defensi /e safety position. Piutt made six interception and forced and recovered two fumbles to help his team's turn­ over margin. Piutt was Dillon's lone selection on the All-State defensive team. j . p . Piutt photo by 22 seniors who in some eases were in their third year as var­ sity starters The Blue Ponies filled 13 All-State slots, all by seniors suggesting that then- will likely be a new state \A\ champion next year. Class A football Iws tradition­ ally been one of the better orga­ nizations from tiny sport across the suite in compiling a fair and legitimate All-State roster. The normal flow this season was dis­ rupted by tile tour conference system. Chairman Mike Gear of Sidney offered oil explana­ tion: \Because each class A con­ ference was given 15 indepen­ dent selections to the till state team, there is no division into first and second team This pro­ cess resulted in some positions being more represented than others and some positions more represented by conference than others. IN the future, class A hopes to develop a selection pro­ cess that will once again divide the all-state team into first and second teams. 2004 Class A\ AIFSlutu Football Team Offense Center- Paul Gieukert, 6-3, 221). sr., Miles City. Nick Daniel, 5-10,190, sr., Havre. Amiy Fjeselli, 6-0, 225, jr, Di/lon. Guard -Dustin Merritt, 5-10. 280, sr.. Sidney. Mike Person, 6-4, 240, jr.. Glendive. Andrew Upturn, 0 0. 230, si., Belgrade. Travis Hjort, 190, jr., Libby. Jon Gallatin, 6-3,200, sr., Poison. Kelin Johnson. 6-2, 225. sr., Stevensville. Kyle Hardee. 6-2, 210, sr., Frenchtown. Tackle Terran Hillesland, 6-7,294, s r , Sidney, (¿had Seely, 6-0,205, sr., Havre. Justin Winn, 5- 11. 170, sr., Libby. Chris Dyk, 6-8, 225, sr„ Dii/ofi. Matt Crowe, 6-3,215, sr., Butte Central. Blake Cranmore, 6-1,230, jr., Corvallis. Tight cnd-Colc Prvvost, 5-11, 190, sr., Sidney. Alex Murphy, 6-2, 190, jr., Butte Central. Mac Gordon, ft-1, 210. sr.. Poison dace Ladenburg, 6-1,215, sr., Columbia Falls. Steven Pfahler, 6- 3, 200, j r . Frenchtown. Punter- Terry Lundeen, 5-10, 165, sr.. Poison. •IT McIntyre. 5-11, 165, j r , Butte Central. (Juartcrback -Bryce Burton, 5-9. 180, sr., Bill­ ings ('entrai. Gary Wagner, 6-2,165, sr., Havre. Mitchell Hill, 61. 175, sr., Bigfork. Brian Lebsocik, 5-11. 170, jr., Frenchtown. Running buck-Jcff Brokaw.5-7,160, sr., Hardin. Doug Copeland, 5 \ 14\. s r , Sidney. Kyle Rosenbaum, 5-9, I'M), sr.. Columiba Falls. Scott Robinson, ft 0 . 185, sr., Havre. Wide receiver Coda Tchida.5 9. PO. sr., Havre Chris Hicks. 6-0,1'O. ir., Whilefish Drew Perry, 5 10, rn, sr , Columbia Falls George Mercer, ft 3 . 1\5. m \. Libby. Cory Anderson, 5-9,145, sr., Dillon Jesse Barnes, 5-11. 155. sr , Hamilton Marc Mariani, ft 0. 160, sr., Havre. John Ori, 6- 0, 140, sr„ Diihm. Fullback Kyle Bushman, ftO, 2(H), sr., Billings Central Kvle Megger, ft 3, 215. jr . Miles City /cicli Hnlgren. ft 1. 20, j r . Belgrade Kevin dwelt. 5 10, 19(), sr , Poison Kim Sank, 5 x, lo5, n , l-renchtoun Kicker Trover Lngland. ft 3 1\0. si . Corvallis Joe Locke. 5 9. 135, sr.. Poison Ryan Kepler, 5- 5, |30. , Lewistown Defense Line K\lr Hardee, ft 2, 210. >r Frenchtown Kevin Mieppard. n 2 290, ji , ( olumbta Falls T jvm is Dior1. o 4, I wo. m . J.ibln J'\ lei Wheeler. 0 0.215 m , Havre Preston Nelson, ft 4 210. a Billings Central Lad Steven Piallivi. o 3 200 ;t Frenchtown .Ion Gallatin ft 3. 2oo, st , Poison Rich Houim. ft 0 215 m Havre Kvk Beggei ft-3, 200, ft Miles C Uv We- Dav t iii'cn t, ft 2. 195 sr CoMrip Marcus diti Coyote, ft 3. 220. sr . Hardin T\Ur L e d a n e , ft 1. 235, sr , Stevensville Outside linebacker Kam Nawk, 5 H, lft5. sr V lent blown If lame Baker, ft 4 225. sr . Libln Ieri'. It nileen. 5 |u. 165 sr . Poison Brett Muli. I-. 5 9. in . M .Havre Gresh Melhv, 5 R lii ’. n . sijnev Inside luiehnrkc Dustin Putman. 5 o. 1H5. m ‘ Met viisvoile Mae Gordon, ft I. 210, s r , Poison K\on Rris 5 lo, 205 sr I ihhy Colby Mader. ft o. l mi . o Iluwe K\Ie Bushman. 5 11. 200, M Billing- < vntMl Cole Prevost. 5 II. |90. si . Suine'. ( ornerbiuk Bnan I ebsm k 5 10, l\5. jr 1 iviu lifov n Drew IVn\. 5 10. l\0. si . Colmo Ino I all- « >Oon Wood-. 5 9, 145 , Jr . jVls.m ( od\ l\ ludo. 5 9 , 1 -| 1 si Hav i f Jesse Johnson 5 lo. IM. Glendive Strong safely Jeff Brokaw. s IftO.sr . llaidin Ie-* Weils ft 0 lHn, si .H omo Austin Duncan 5 x lftr' s| Fieo, t'lovvc Free safely Mare Modani < 0 IftO, si Havre Blame Bei y. ft 1. ]**2. s, « leudiv. Jake M.untoli. 5-11, Ifts, j i , Bnt'v ( entrai Cham e I’lull, 5 9, 155, Di//on. Return specialist«» Trav is Bunviiv, 5 H Ifts vp •m\veti-v ;lle JeffBrokaw. o ' if.o.si .Hardin ». oda 'Mudo 5 9. 170. m Havre Page A-15 Wednesday, December 8, 2004 Hoops Continued from page A-13 ----- the 2004-05 edition of the Bea­ vers. Ori demonstrated a fine shooting touch a year ago and has great speed. Ori is slated for the shooting guard. Fellow all-state receiver Cory Ander­ son will push the ball up court as the point guard. Anderson, also a senior, made his mark on JV a year ago but did suit up for occasional court time on the varsity. Anderson is also an incredibly quick athlete with good ball handling skills. Jeff Allen and Kade Laden round out the seniors on the team. Allen, at 6-5, will play inside and outside, while Laden will fill a post role off the bench. Junior Marko Stanisich, 6-2, will join Laden off the bench in the post rotation. A talented sophomore class will likely control the fate of the Beaver hoop season. With­ out question, a number of the five sophomores will have to step up and play at a varsity level in order for Dillon to en­ joy a successful season. The sophomores include 6-6 Chase Godecke, who will get thrown into the fire as a start­ ing class A post. Jake Iverson at the point and Spencer Jenne are guards with exceptional speed. Dana Ori and Zach McRae as well as Jenne have the shooting stroke to impact the team's future and they'll fill in at the 2 and 3 guard posi­ tions. \We're going to have some growing pains until we get some experience,\ said Finberg. \The thing I like about our team is the effort has been good, the attitude has been good. I don't think there is a lot of pressure on us. We just have to go out and play.\ Dillon's team quickness will fit right in to Finberg's mix of man and zone defense. Dillon will once again dial up the run and gun philosophy. \We don't know what our identity is and we won't until we play about ten games,\ said the coach. \The couple areas that concern me is our rebound­ ing and lack of size on defense. We’re not a real physical team. We're going to have to make up for our lack of size with aggres­ siveness and just play our rear ends off.\ Dillon opens with an experi­ enced Bigfork team Friday at 3:30 at the Hamilton Middle School gym in the first day ac­ tion of the Northwestern A ver­ sus Southwestern A tourney. The Vikings return a majority of the team that nearly derailed eventual state A champion Libby in the Western A chal­ lenge game a year ago. Satur­ day the Beavers take on Aaron Griffin's Ronan Chiefs at 1 p.m. at Hamilton High School. The schedule doesn't get any easier with Anaconda, a class A favorite, and AA Helena com­ ing up before Christmas. \We're going to keep the big picture in mind,\ said Finberg. \The future looks bright. We have to get better everyday so when we get to the tournament we'll be competitive.\ 2004 Beaver Basketball Varsity Seniors-Cory Anderson, 5-10. John Ori, 6-0. Jeff Allen, 6-5. Kade Lade, 6-2. Chris Dyk, 6-8. Junior--Marko Stanisich, 6-2. Sophomores-Jake Iverson, 5-8. Zach McRae, 6-0. Spencer Jenne, 5-10. Dana Ori, 6-1. Chase Godecke, 6-6. Junior Varsity Juniors-Kale Baker, 5-10. Nate Mooney, 5-11. Sophomores--Kirt Taylor, 5-6. John Creger, 5-6. Craig Cox, 5-8. Steven Hilton, 5-11. Nolan Snyder, 6-0. Freshmen-Michael Allen, 5-4. Stephen Ressett, 5-9. Jay Zimdars, 5- 5. Brock Myllymaki, 5 8. Lane McGrath, 5-6. Stephen Pulaski, 5-7. Dylan Whiting, 6-0. Tim Goins, 5-8. Dalton Tamcke, 5-9. Conor Hartz, 6- 1. Ben Christensen, 5-9. Corey Eisenzimer, 6-1. Lady Beavers Continued from A-13 losing five seniors that basically started every game gives us a lot of positions to replace,\ state Wasser. \The one thing we're going to be is very young and very inexperienced.\ Junior Kayla Shepherd and Sophomores Amanda Haugen and Bonnie Gardner are the only other team members to even warm up with the varsity team a year ago. Rounding out the squad are juniors Sammy Hahnkamp, and Heidi Turney, sophomores Emily Hager, and Shannon Judge, and freshman Hayley Pettit. \We can't make mistakes,\ said Wasser of tile early season game plan. \Turnovers are a concern of mine. We've got to make sure we execute and run our offense with patience. We hope to eventually develop depth.\ Through is first three years, Wasser's main focus was on de­ fense. With the new faces on the court, Wasser has dedicated nearly all his practice time to refining the offense \We re really working hard on our offense to give us more looks.\ said the coach. \Basi­ cally. the change in our offense this year is we're forcing our players to be a threat to score every time they catch it rather than .just running the offense. The first weekend. Castro and Nield will start in the post. Turney at the point guard, Bennett at the shooting guard and either Sammy Hahnkamp or Kayla Shepherd at the other wing. Emily Hager will vie for time at the point guard. Bonnie Gardner, a talented sophomore, is out until possibly after Christmas with a foot ail­ ment, and Castro will miss Saturday's game to take her ACT test, so the team will be in transition early on. Haugen and Pettit will pro­ vide depth at the post, while Judge can play any of the three guard positions. \I know it's unusual, but we have not spent a lot of time on our defense just for the fact that we're so inexperienced this year. It's taken us a lot longer on our offensive sets so we re­ ally haven't had a chance to re­ ally focus on defense.\ 2004 Duly Beaver Basketball Varsity Seniors--Jenna Nield, 5-8. Lizzy Gastio, (i-l Juniors- Kayla Shep­ herd. 5 \ Keidi Tuniev. 5-l Sammy hahnkamp, 5-9 Theresa Bennett. 5 9 Sophomores Emily Hager, 5- I Bonnie Gardner. 5 ~ Amanda Ilangen, 5 0 Shannon Judge. 5-4. Freshman Haylev Pettit. 5 11 Junior varsity Sophomores I.ydia Decker. 5-6. Whit lie v Stoddard, 5 4 Krystal Heard. 5 4 Shannon Judge. 5-4 Sheena Ihetni li, 5-8 Freslimen- Shandi Samson, 5 O Jordan Piutt, 5 5 Susanin- Keh.se. 5-10. lia'.ley IVltit, 5 II Freshman Cecelia Hansen. 5 0. Stimuli Samson. 5-0. Wlotncy Thomas. 5 5 Samantha Mitchell. 51 Connie Mt'ore 5-2 Stacey Velasco. 5-5 Madi-oiin I.cmhouse. 5-0 Elite Etc. i th. 5 ’ iw la llclle, 5 2 Ay Miller. ' 5 Bailey Eerns. 5 e Jor­ dan PIntt. 5 5 Ashley I hrtni h. 5 o SusaiifK' 5 |u BCHS mats cn iin u « ii,o m p .g e * -i3 ___________________ _____ ; Quick l(>°k at area Class C hoops progress we can make by divi­ sional.\ Despite numbers that are low compared to power programs in the state, the Beaver roster does have incredible potential. Jake Peterson at 171 and Donald Smith at 275 will pro­ vide senior leadership. Tim Gross (171/160) is also a senior but is getting back into the sport after sitting out the past three seasons. The junior class is headed by Ky Stoddard, a state place win­ ner as a freshman, and state qualifiers Colter Pierce, Nate Child. Will Hampton, Ryder Bricker, Robert and Danny Christensen also have varsity experience. Newcomers in the junior class include Kyle Winn, and Stephen Sevalstad. Kavin Miller has shown tremendous ability in just his second-year on the mat. top sophomores include Tucker Vezina, a state place winner, and Joel Schlender and Lynn Reynolds, both divisional place winners as freshmen. The talented freshman class includes wrestlers that have dominated at the lower divi- sions-Logun N o rris. Kal Stodard. Ross Wolfe, Jackson Berkram, and Jake McGinley could all be in gear when the state tourney rolls around. T think a realistic goal would be to make a run for thop three at divisional and improve from 13th at slide to top five,\ Vezina stated. \I think the future is bright. Roster tearly season weights will likely change): 98 open 105 -Logun Norris, fr, 112 Kal Stoddard, fr. 119-Ross Wolfe, fr: Kv Stoddard, jr., Rob­ ert Sawyer, fr 125--.)oel Schlender. soph 130--Tyler Reichle, soph. Lynn Reynolds, soph. 135 Tucker vezina, soph. Robert Christensen, jr. Ben Raffety, fr 140-Kavin Miller, jr. 145-Jackson Berkram, fr. David Carpenter, soph. 152-Colter Pierce, jr. Will Hampton, jr. Tim Gross, sr 161) Jake McGinley, fr. Danny Christensen, jr. 171 — Jake Peterson, sr. 189-Nate Child, jr. Ryder Bricker. jr 215- -Stephen Sevalstad, jr. 275- Donald Smith, sr Kyle Winn., ji In the area class C circles, the girls' teams all look tough and could potentially advance to the divisional tourney out of what figures to he a very tough district. Over at Lima, coach Jack Hutchison has a team that will make waves with their inside presence and secret weapon at the point guard position. Sopho­ more Amy Allen, 5-11. has all- around skills, and Farin Jack- son, 6-0, can rebound and block shots. The missing ingredient may be Katharina Hosse, a 5-4 senior from Germany. The for­ eign exchange student may solve the problem at point guard. On the boys side, first-year coach Wade Larson will count on 6-2 senior Seth Voting and 5- 11 sophomore Joel Rogers in the early going At Sheridan another first- year coach is Clint Layng. though as an assistant lasts year in hoops and in football the past two years, he's optimistic about his team's chances. \I'm excited,\ said the coach. \We've got a lot back from last year. One of our goals is to make it to divisional and once you get there give yourself the best chance to win.\ Sarah Norden enters her sec­ ond year as coach of the Sheridan girls with an equally positive attitude. The divisional qualil'iet from a year ago lost just two players, though Brynn Nelsi'ii did lend the team with 14 ppg Back are three starters and a Mxth person u ho played a ton With all our returners. 1 have higher expectations this year,' said Norden. Rob Lott has his Twin girls had then streak of two straight state tourney berths ended in a divisional challenge game last year The Falcons are young this year, but a tough freshman class will supplement an al­ ready solid program. Superintendent Dave Whitesell takes over the Twin boys. The Falcons are focused on a fun. high energy attitude. I V t I

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