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SPORTS DILLos si - Wednesday May 14, 2014 Page B-1 Montana Western rodeo sews up CNRF berths By Jess Alberi Dillon Tribune sports Amid the confusion of competing at the University of Montana Rodeo in Missoula and graduating 12 seniors in Dillon, the Montana Western rodeo team wrapped up their 2013-14 season last weekend, when Phil Shields, Jesse Medearis, Kane Cartwright, and Justinn Marshall all rode away with saddles as Big Sky Region champions. The Western women also held onto second place in the Region to book a June 15-21 trip to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming, where the top two teams for both the Big Sky Region men and women will compete, along with the top three finishers in each individual event for the 2013-14 season. Bulldog men earning their way to the CNFR as individual event standouts were Shields, who finished the season just 22 points ahead of second place to claim the Region's bull riding title, and teammates Medearis, who came from behind to take the tie down roping crown, and Cartwright, a comfortable winner of the steer wrestling season title. Medearis entered the Missoula rodeo in second place in tie down roping, 42 points down to Montana Sate's Austin Barstow. But Medearis threw down two flawless runs to claim the UM Rodeo buckle and elevate himself into the number one spot to claim top cowboy in the tie down event for the season. The Western men contingent in Casper will also include some Bulldogs who wrapped up top three finishes in their individual events. Doug Hall climbed into second place in saddle bronc riding in the Big Sky and punched his ticket to Casper by riding two broncs for 121 points. Kody Lahaye took home the reserve all-around champion after finishing the season in second in steer wrestling and third in the tie down roping. Already assured a trip to Casper before heading to Missoula, the Western women still excelled at the UM Rodeo, where Marshall finished first in breakaway roping and secured third place for the season in goat tying behind Dillon native Danielle Staudenmeyer, who attends MSU. Marshall also deserves recognition for her third -place season finish in the women's all-around. Other Western women qualifying to compete in individual events at the CNFR: Tess Mirk (goats); Kelsie McInerney (barrels); and Sammy Jo Bird (barrels, breakaway). \I am just so proud of my kids,\ said University of Montana Western Rodeo Head Coach Olie Else. \This was one of those years where the hard work and dedica- tion paid off for them. I am just so tickled to see these kids get what the deserve.\ Big Sky Region Final Season Standings Men's team points - 1. Montana State University 7,055.50. 2. North- west College 4,075.00. 3. Montana Western 3,615.00. 4. University of Montana 2,201.00. 5. Montana State University, Northern 1,592. 6. Dawson Community College 1,194. 7. University of Great Falls 1,152.00 8. Miles Community College 359. 9. Blackfeet Community College 152. Women's team points - 1. Montana State University 4,660.83. 2. Montana Western 3,199.33. 3. University of Great Falls 1,850.504. Miles Community College 1,413.33 5. Dawson Community College 906.50. 6. University of Montana 572.33. 7. Northwest College 378. 8. Montana State Northern 276. Event champions and Montana Western athletes: Men's All -Around - 1. Bloom, Wyatt Douglas, MTSU, 1,672.50. 2. Lahaye, Kody Wayne, UMTW, 1,525.. 7. Shields, Philip Timothy, UMTW, 932. 10. Denton, Tanner Ted, UMTW, 727.50. Women's All-around - 1. Wright, Sarah Jane, MTSU, 1,274.33. 3. Hot corner Dillon Lady Beaver Kimee Hntsco-Murray gets her mitt in the dirt guarding the line at third base during last week's game at Stevensville. Alison Scott photo Stevensville stings Lady Beavers, 7-6 By Jess Alheri Dillon Tribune sports Despite outhitting Stevensville, 12-8, the Dillon Beaver softball team dropped a tight one on the road, 7-6, over the weekend. Kimee Hritsco-Murray went 2 for 4 for Dillon while driv- ing in a run and scoring a run to lead the Beaver offense. She was joined in the hit column by Audrey Schurg (2 for 4, with two singles), Bailey Berriochoa (2 for 3, with an RBI) and Shaylee Ericksen (2 for 3). The Beavs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Ber- riochoa singled and then liritsco-Murray drove her home with a double. Schurg wit things started in the top of the third, when she powered a four -run rally to put her team on top, 6-4. The Yellowjackets stung back, scoring three times in the fifth to take the 7-6 lead. The Lady Beavs made a solid comeback effort, but the 6 Stevi unearned runs scored off of the Beavs' 7 errors car- ried the game. The Beavers will play their last home game of their in- augural varsity season Tuesday night, and then head up to Butte for the Laverne Combo Tourney this weekend. The team will travel to Anaconda for the divisional tour- nament next weekend, likely as fifth seed and first -round opponent of Stevensville. which finished the season in fourth. Marshall, Justinn Eleanore, UMTW, 1,155.50. 4. Mirk, Tess Alee, UMTW, 870.83. 6. Bird, Samantha Jo, UMTW, 580. 7. Gorrell, Jade Marie, UMTW, 539. Saddle Bronc Riding - 1. Green, Kendall Craig, MTSU, 820. 2. Hall, Douglas Joseph, UMTW, 598. 6. Denton, Tanner Ted, UMTW, 412.5. 7 (tie). Munns, Dakota Don, UMTW, 350. 7 (tie). Shields, Philip Timothy, UMTW, 350. 11. Friend, Tyler Clark, UMTW, 215. 14. Ensign, Johnathan Kade, UMTW, 112. Bareback Riding - 1. Bloom, Wyatt Douglas, MTSU, 1,407.5. 6. Den- ton, Tanner Ted, UMTW, 315. 10. Clements, Carson L, UMTW, 50. Bull Riding - 1. Shields, Philip Timothy, UMTW, 582. 10. Greenough, Quinn William, UMTW, 70. Tie Down Roping - 1. Medearis, Jesse Cole, UMTW, 784. 3. Lahaye, Kody Wayne, UMTW, 660. 9. Gardner, Jade C, UMTW, 175. 10. Tamcke, Dalton Thomas, UMTW, 160. Steer Wrestling -1. Cartwright, Kane Lee, UMTW, 945 2. Lahaye, Kody Wayne, UMTW, 792. 5. Novich, Newt Michael, UMTW, 430.0 7. Bignell, Parker Ray, UMTW, 335. Team Roping Header - 1. Bird, Shawn Micheal, NWC, 934. 6. Xeros, Nicholas Constantino, UMTW, 260. 8. Bignell, Parker Ray, UMTW, 206. 9. Turk, Tess Alee, UMTW, 200. Team Roping Heeler - 1. Schweigert, Zachary Thomas, NWC, 934. 5. Wacker, Shay W, UMTW, 296. 8. Garrison, William Holden, UMTW, 200. Barrel Racing - 1. Murphy, Kaela Christine, MTSU, 1,169.50. 7. McInerney, Kelsie Shari, UMTW, 370. 8. Bird, Samantha Jo, UMTW, 300. Breakaway Roping - 1. Marshall, Justinn Eleanore, UMTW, 463. 4. Bird, Samantha Jo, UMTW, 280. 7. Gorrell, Jade Marie, UMTW, 260. Goat Tying - 1. Wright, Sarah Jane, MTSU, 1,036.5. 3. Marshall, Justinn Eleanore, UMTW, 692.5. 5. Turk, Tess Alee, UMTW, 497.5. 8. Gorrell, Jade Marie, UMTW, 279. Cubs top wranglers By Jess Alberi Dillon Tribune sports The Dillon Cubs scored three runs in the top of the seventh to help pull off the sweep against the Wranglers in Deer Lodge on Sunday. MJ Simkins went the distance on the mound in game one of the double- header, only allowing four hits in the Arctic conditions. The Cubbies continued their hot hit- ting on the year and racked up 10 hits in the game, with Eathyn Peterson, RJ Fitzgerald and MJ all going 2 for 4 at the plate. The only negative aspect of the game for the young Dillon team was its tendency to leave runners on the bases, where nine Cubs got stranded in the opening game Sunday. \Walking back on this team, I see a lot of familiar faces and a lot of talent and experience,\ said Peterson, who has been playing club ball for the We- ber State Wildcats. \The new faces we have are definite- ly a young crew, but they seem to know the basics and will be very teachable. We have a great outfielder out of our new Twin kid (Colby Minert) and I see massive potential waiting to be coached in Ben Jones. The only difference we have is we traded a big righty (Cole Miotke) for a big lefty (Caleb Peets, a new arrival from Salmon \ Peets, who began playing for Dillon itist thi , past week after Salmon could not field a team, brings a loaded weapon to the table each time he takes the ball. \Peets is a player that we have faced for about five years,\ said Cubs Head Coach Aaron Orme. \He has gone from a soft throwing young lefty to a really hard thrower.\ Peets got the starting nod from Orme in game two against Deer Lodge. and would not disappoint his new skip- per. In seven complete innings, the Cubs newcomer allowed only one run on two hits and struck out 13 of the Wranglers he faced. Peets was helped on offense by Pe- terson, who singled and scored in all three of his at -bats in the game, and by MJ, who was also perfect, going 2 for 2 with a walk and 2 RBIs. \Our team is clicking perfectly,\ said Peterson, who will again be working for the City of Dillon for his summer job. \We have kids that have been playing together on the Cubs for three -plus years now and everyone knows everyone. I am pretty stoked for this year.\ With the wins, the Cubs moved to 7-3 for the year and on Saturday will look to pay back the Miners, who stole a game from them earlier in the season. The Cubs will then head further north to Helena to play the always tough Reps on Sunday. The Cubs next home game will be on June 1 against the Bozeman Spikes at 1 p m Dillon track to run under the lights The Dillon Beaver track and field team will wrap up their last regular season meet at home under the lights of Vigilante Field this Friday night. The Beaver Booster meet will open with field events starting a 5:30 and running events at 6 p.m. This years meet will feature the sound of high school band Climax Community and will pay tribute to the senior athletes during a brief inter- mission. McDougal cards hole -in -one at BGC Dillon's Zach McDougal scored a hole -in -one on the par -3, no. 8 at Beaverhead Golf Course on May 6. McDougal used a 3 iron to blast ball onto the green and into the hole from 210 yards out. McDougal's initial elation turned to dejection when he realized he did not have a witness to attest the feat. Mc- Dougal used his cellular telephone to record the accomplishment with a pho- to of the ball in the hole Beaverhead Golf Course Manager Kasey Briggs acknowledged the hole -in -one Royer rolls on Big Hole shotgunner qualifies for international events By Jess Albert Dillon Tribune sports Jackson's Dale Royer shot his way onto the USA Junior Olympic team this year and will compete at the International Shooting Sports Federa- tion (ISSF) World Championships in Granada. Spain. in September. Earlier this spring, Royer trav- elled to Kerrville. Texas, host of the second stage of the two-part qualifier that began with a shoot last fall. Royer entered the competition in Kerrville seeded fifth in the junior division, and unranked in the men's The top six shooters in both the Men's and the junior divisions would advance to the semifinals \After a little coaching from the national coach the first day, I went out and broke a 140 out of 150,\ said Royer, who throws shot put for the RCM track team \I went out and broke 140 out of 150.\ Dale Royer - This placed Inc second in junior by three targets and fifth in the men's by six targets.\ Dale would finish the day one finals in sixth place in the men's division. The 16 -year -old Jackson resident then put together a pair of 27 out of 30s to win the ju- nior final that day over Christopher Webber. The final day of shooting in Ker- rville brought with it the wind and had weather, but that didn't slow down the Big Hole boy, who hit 122 out of 150 to place second again in juniors by four targets and sixth in the men's. \In the men's final, I placed fifth over the current world champion. Glen Eller,\ said Royer who shoots a Perazzi shotgun. \And I placed second in the juniors to Jessie ilaynes-Lewis \ In doing AO, Royer secured the sec ond position on the junior double trap team, along with world junior champion Ian Rupert, of Pennsylvania, and Ohio's Christian Wilkoski. Royer will represent the U.S. in double trap in the junior division at the September World Championships in Spain. Rupert and ‘Vilkoski were team- mates on the junior double trap team that took the team gold medal at the World Clay Target Championships in Lima, Peru last year. Royer's fine showing at the match not only rocketed him into a position on the world championship team, hut also caught the eye of the national shooting coach, who has placed Royer on the U.S. men's team for the 2014 World Cup in Beijing Dale is the youngest U S athlete ever to be selected to represent the United States at a World Cup event, but because the Beijing Cup is not a budgeted shoot, Dale will have to raise $5,000 to cover the expense of the trip. Anyone wishing to contribute to our own Olympian can contact Dale or get in touch with the sports department at the Dillon Tribune. USA Jackson s Dale Royer. middle of the front row. has qualified for the USA Junior Olympic trapshooting team The squad includes (back, left to right-) Josh Richmond. Glen Eller, Jeff Holguin, and (front left to right) Ian Rupert, Dale Royer. Christian Wilkoski

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