Another Year of Valley County Sports and Outstanding Athletes:
The Courier Reviews Notable Moments From 2017
January 3, 2018
*Kasey Seyfert committed to playing baseball for Grays Harbor College in Washington State. Glasgow Courier, January 25, 2017 (“Three 406 Baseball Players Sign with Grays Harbor College.”)
*Hardwood contest between the North Country Mavericks and the Brockton Warriors was cut short by officials after a run of technical fouls and the ejection of the Warrior coach. Glasgow Courier, January 25, 2017( “North Country Mavericks Defeat Brockton Warriors.”)
*Three outstanding athletes were recognized as Hi-Line Ford’s Athlete of the Week: Leinie Hughes recorded a pair of double-doubles against Scobey and Harlem in girls basketball; Zoey Crater led her 14U Ice Dawgs to a pair of wins on the ice with five goals and a hat trick; Tony Kaiser went undefeated at the Harlem wrestling invitational and won in his weight class.
*Knights of Columbus free throw contest champs were: Blair Westby, Mitchel Winchester, Rance Rhoads, Macy Martin, Connor Hudyma and Ty Westby.
*Mya Fourstar scored 41 points for the Lady Bearcubs in a game vs. the Lady Mavericks on Jan. 27.
*Tony Kaiser and Matt Reyling were crowned divisional champions for Scottie Wrestling. Six wrestlers advance to state competition: Reyling, Gabe Hallock, Kaden Zimmerman, Cale Swanson, Jake Meiers, Kaiser. Glasgow Courier, Feb. 08, 2017 (“Scottie Wrestling Produces Two Divisional Champs.”)
*Matt Reyling repeated as champion for Glasgow wrestling, for which he was chosen as Hi-Line Ford’s Athlete of the Week. Glasgow Courier, Feb. 15, 2017 (“Willpower + Maximum Effort = Success for Scottie Wrestlers.”)
*Amanda Wolff earned recognition as all-conference athlete for DSU Indoor Track & Field.
*Cade Myrick was the first of four competitors recognized as Athlete of the Week for February. Myrick was the top scorer and rebounder for Scottie boys basketball and recorded double-doubles against Harlem and Scobey. Ike Braaten skated away with the honor the following week as he scored 10 goals and had five assist in two games against Helena for the Ice Dawgs. Following Reyling’s recognition in the third week of February, Mayme Collins scored her first-ever competition goal for the 14U Ice Dawgs to clinch an overtime win against the Dickinson Lady Outlaws.
*19U Ice Dawgs captured third place in MAHA state tournament.
*Frazer Bearcubs lost their spot in the state Class C basketball tournament after losing to Fairview in challenge game. Glasgow Courier, March 1, 2017.
*Hi-Line Skating presented their annual showcase. Glasgow Courier, March 8, 2017.
*Bantam Ice Dawgs won their state championship. Glasgow Courier, March 15, 2017 (“Bantam Beasts Take Title!”)
*Glasgow Highlanders competed in state AAU wrestling tournament. Glasgow Courier March 15, 2017 (“Highlanders Crown Two State Champs!”)
*GHS Senior Gabe Hallock committed to running cross country for MSU-Northern.
*GHS seniors Tyra Johnson and Leinie Hughes played on winning North B team at Treasure State Classic.
*North Country Mavericks eighth-graders won JJMT hoodies.
*Glasgow Highlanders qualified four wrestlers for national duals. Glasgow Courier, March 29, 2017 (“Glasgow Highlanders Finish Season.”)
*Class C All-State and All-Conference selections announced: Saunder St. Marks, Jayson Jackson, Trace Simonson, Cache Younkin, Michael Brown, Brayden Jackson, Thomas Brown, Dylan Sanner, Nolan Viste, Chris Depuydt, John McColly, Jada Sudbrack, Mya Fourstar, Sadie Brown, Kylie Kirkaldie, Mickayla Johnson, Kayleigh Cummings, Sierra Summers, Kaitlyn Toavs, Grace Carroll and Bailey Funk make the list.
*Trace Simonson was the first outstanding athlete of March, earning recognition as athlete of the week for his performance at the Class C boys divisional basketball tournament. Simonson finished the weekend with 60 points, 42 rebounds, six assists, three blocks, five steals and a pair of double-doubles for the North Country Mavericks. In his second appearance as athlete of the week for the year, Cade Myrick was recognized for his performance at the Class B boys divisional basketball tournament in Cut Bank where he scored 33 points in one game, then finished the weekend with 19 more points, 19 rebounds, six assists and nine steals for the Scotties. Another repeat selection for athlete of the week was Ike Braaten, who led the Bantam Ice Dawgs to a state championship with 34 goals and seven assists in five games. A pair of Glasgow Highlanders claimed the honor of athlete of the week for the final two weeks in March: Jack Morehouse defeated four consecutive opponents in Spearfish to claim championship status in the tot division and at the Montana Open, Leo Erickson finished second and contributed seven points to his team’s total, making him one of the highest-scoring wrestlers for his club.
*Bill Connors Field received a new scoreboard for the Glasgow Reds.
*Taylor Laumeyer broke Nashua school record in javelin, Jayson Jackson breaks Frazer school record in discus, and Dallas Reese breaks Frazer school record in shot put. Glasgow Courier, April 12, 2017 (“Records Fall at Porcupine Invitational.”)
*Kiauna Barstad hit a pair of grand slams for Scottie softball. Glasgow Courier, April 19, 2017 (“Lady Scotties Dominate the Diamond in Lewistown.”)
*Tyra Johnson claimed record for all-time wins for Scottie softball and increases her all-time strikeout count to 468. Glasgow Courier, April 26, 2017 (“Scotties Refuse to Lose, Extend Record to 11-0.”)
* Scottie winter academic all-state athletes announced: Keely Fossum, Anika Peters, DJ Rasmusan, Ziggy Chamberlain, Kaylee king, Demi Aune, Khloe Krumwiede, Tyra Johnson, Jordan Kulczyk, Micah Tweten, Matt Reyling, Tony Kaiser, Hanna Mickelson, Jaycie Rogenes, Tim Wageman, Ellis McKean, Ben Miller, Bryce Legare, Luke Breigenzer, Trent Herbert and Ashly Aten.
*Except for the first week in April, the Hi-Line Ford Athlete of the Week was dominated by Lady Scottie softball players. Benji Phillips started things off with an outstanding performance at the first track meet of the season, winning three events, breaking a record and qualifying for the state meet. The Lady Scotties earning recognition were: Khloe Krumwiede, who secured the home run record for GHS and finished the first two games of the season going 7 for 8, bringing in six runs and scoring five times; Kiauna Barstad smashed two grand slams and tied the GHS record of eight RBIs in a single game; Tyra Johnson struck out 34 batters in five consecutive games, recorded a .625 batting average with three doubles, a home run and nine RBIs, and earned the all-time record for overall wins as a pitcher in GHS softball history.
*Jordan Kulczyk hit second-best javelin throw for girls track and field in Scottie history with a throw of 117' 04”.
*Bethany Lacock competed in heptathlon at Montana Open track meet and sets personal record.
*Lady Scottie golfers won third place at divisional meet. Glasgow Courier, May 10, 2017 (“Scotties Advance to the Big Show.”)
*Scottie boys and girls won district champions for track and field. Glasgow Courier, May 17, 2017 (“Scotties Sweep District Meet.”)
*Brenner and Jason Flaten claimed third place at Yellowstone Challenge Catfish Tourney.
*Scotties brought home three divisional titles in softball and track and field. Glasgow Courier, May 24, 2017 (“Champions! Champions! Champions!”)
*Frazer Bearcubs brought home three individual titles from Eastern C divisional track meet: Wyatt Miller, Dallas Reese and Sierra Summers. Taylor Laumeyer of Nashua also hits the podium for gold. Glasgow Courier, May 24, 2017 (“Frazer Delivers Three Individual Champions at Eastern C Divisional Track.”)
*Keil Krumwiede earned an honorable mention for DMACC on All-Region baseball team.
*Benji Phillips won the state title in javelin with one throw. Glasgow Courier, May 31, 2017 (“Scottie Tracksters End Season at State Meet.”)
*The Lady Scotties were disappointed at state softball tournament. Glasgow Courier, May 31, 2017 (“Lady Scotties Fall to Mission at State Softball Tourney.”)
*Eastern BC softball honors announced: Ziggy Chamberlain, Tiana Johnson, Tyra Johnson, Khloe Krumwiede, Kiauna Barstad, Ashtyn Myrick and Kennedy Schmidt named.
*May was nothing but track & field competitors for athlete of the week honors: Jordan Kulczyk uncorked the second-best javelin throw in GHS history for Scottie girls; Taylor Laumeyer swept the throwing events for the Nashua Porcupines at the Wolf Point track meet; Frazer’s Dallas Reese broke a 25 year-old record at the Wolf Point track meet in the shot put for the Bearcubs; Scottie runner Gabe Hallock claimed a divisional championship in the 1600m run and set a 10-second personal best time in the event; After trying the triple jump for the first time halfway through the 2017 track season, Brett Glaser placed third in the event at the state meet for the Scotties.
*Kami Malnaa was the keynote speaker for all-sports banquet. Benji Phillips and Khloe Krumwiede named outstanding senior athletes and Golden Scotties were awarded to Krumwiede, Trent Herbert and Luke Breigenzer. Glasgow Courier, June 7, 2017 (“Athletic Accolades.”)
*Bill Dreikosen presented the 20th Hi-Line Hoop Camp.
*Four Scotties represented Glasgow in all-star football game: Grant Morken, Benji Phillips, Trent Herbert and Luke Breigenzer play for Northern team.
*Aaron Chatten softball tournament hosted eleven teams in its seventh year.
*In June, The Glasgow Courier highlighted fishermen to swimmers, bikers and pitchers as top athletes: Jerry and Nate Molstad won their fifth Catfish Classic; Reds pitcher Darrin Wersal earned a shut out on the mound against Scobey in a four-day tournament on the road, and also recorded a double play and brought five runs in; Carin Barnett won her division in the 10-mile bicycle course of the Longest Dam Race; Two Glasgow Kiwanis Thunder swimmers shared the title for the final week of June, with Katie Kaiser and Dalton Sand earning high point in their age groups at Glasgow’s home swim meet.
*The 50th annual John Hahn Memorial softball tournament was held in Fort Peck June 30 – July 2.
*Glasgow Reds take gold in Williston tournament. Glasgow Courier, July 12, 2017 (“Reds Claim Championship at Williston Tournament.”)
*Four 19U Ice Dawgs were recognized as top female hockey players in Montana: Madison Knodel, Kennedy Schmidt, Baylie Chappel and Teagan Fossum.
*GHS graduate Keil Krumwiede committed to playing baseball for the University of Nebraska in Omaha.
*Bearcub wrestling hosted a camp with Eastern Oregon University's coaching staff offering instruction.
*Cade Myrick makes his third appearance of the year as athlete of the week with two home runs, three doubles, 13 RBIs, one stolen base and a double play for the Glasgow Reds; Clay Kittleson and Sam Lawson represent Fort Peck as top fishermen in the state with their win of the 2017 Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament; In addition to being named “Youth Athlete of the Year” for the 2016 Big Sky State Games, Colter Barnett also finished first overall in the 2017 12-mile cycling road race and placed 12th overall in the triathlon; Dalton Sand appeared as an outstanding athlete for the second time of the Glasgow Kiwanis Thunder swim season for earning high-point honors for the third week in a row and establishing both a new pool record and a new federation record.
*Glasgow Kiwanis Thunder crowned four individual champions at divisional meet. Glasgow Courier, Aug. 2, 2017 (“Onto State: Thunder Qualifies 21 Swimmers.”) The following week, three swimmers won gold at the state meet in Lewistown. Glasgow Courier, Aug. 9, 2017 (“Thunder Produces Three State Champions.”)
*GHS hosted a football camp with former Pittsburgh Steeler and U of M Griz All-American, Tuff Harris.
*The Fort Peck Triathlon returned.
*The Flaten brothers and their teammates grab first and second in Catfish Clash. Glasgow Courier, Aug. 30, 2017 (“Flaten-Plouffe Make a 'Splash' at the 'Clash'.”)
*Katie Kaiser started August with athlete of the week honors for the Glasgow Kiwanis Thunder, earning high point with three first-place finishes at the divisional meet; Trevor Johnson of the Thunder claimed two state championships in Lewistown, winning the 50m and 100m butterfly in his age group; Michelle Huntsman became the fastest female overall at the Fort Peck Triathlon; Brenner Flaten was recognized by the Montana Catfish Assoc. as “Angler of the Year” and captured the championship at the Missouri River Catfish Clash; Ellis McKean placed seventh overall out of 95 runners to lead the Scottie cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the season opener in Williston.
*Scottie cross country and volleyball programs started September with solid wins.
*Longtime Scottie supporter, Paul Monson, died at age 78.
*In September, Baylie Chappell earned athlete of the week honors for leading the Scottie volleyball team to a first-place finish at the Chinook Invitational; In two Scottie football games, Dexter Monson showed he can perform defensively and offensively with a 32-yard touchdown, a 12-yard return and a key tackle that brought an opponent’s 48-yard run to an end; Paul Monson was memorialized for his longtime dedication to Scottie athletics; Lady Maverick volleyball player, Sydney Zeller had a great showing in two games against Wolf Point with seven kills, four aces and six digs.
*Scottie football lost big to Shelby for homecoming.
*Kevin McDonald received Norm Thompson Award for outstanding senior at homecoming.
*GHS hosted the WSC Lady Tetons and the MSU-N Skylights for an exhibition game.
*Scottie boys cross country earned second place at the state meet and three runners earned all-state honors: Ellis McKean, Ike Braaten and Wilson Overby. Glasgow Courier, Oct. 25, 2017 (“Sweet Success: Scottie Boys Stride to Second Place.”)
*Alex Fransen was recognized as outstanding player for 2017 Scottie football season with the Dale Vegge Award.
*Emily Kolstad was the first of four athletes in October to be named athlete of the week. Kolstad placed in the top five in four out of six meets she competed in and led the Lady Scotties to a third-place finish at Glasgow’s Invitational meet; As a freshman setter for the Scottie volleyball team, Rachelle Glaser recorded six aces and 35 assists against Poplar; Tanner Overby showed consistent and strong performances for the Scottie cross country team, setting an example and earning his varsity letter for the season; Ellis McKean earned all-state honors and finished second at the state cross country meet for the Scotties.
*Lady Scotties defeated the Lady Wolves at the district volleyball tournament for championship, only to have the title stripped away following a rules violation and sanctions imposed by MHSA. Glasgow Courier, Nov. 1, 2017 (“Three Games, Three Wins, Three-Peat.”; “MHSA Sanctions GHS Volleyball Program.”
*Nashua students participated in the Red Ribbon Run.
*Lady Scotties lost out of the divisional volleyball tournament, five were named all-state and all-conference: Hannah Mickelson, Baylie Chappell, Kennedy Schmidt, Jesi Kennedy, Rachelle Glaser.
*Lori Dailey resigned as head volleyball coach.
*Hi-Line Ford recognized five outstanding competitors in November: Hannah Mickelson racked up 27 kills, 10 blocks, five digs and one assist in the district tournament for Scottie Volleyball; Ziggy Chamberlain finished the divisional volleyball tournament for the Scotties with seven digs and eight aces in one game, which help advance the team in the tournament; Colter Barnett was highlighted for the second time of 2017 for his contributions on the Bantam Ice Dawg team. In two opening games against Billings, Barnett scored a hat trick and recorded three of his team’s four points; In his first season as goalie, Squirt Ice Dawg Jacob Potter recorded a shut out in the net for his team against Helena; St. Marie transplant Phil Kantelis filled his tags when he bagged a mule deer and a white-tail on Thanksgiving Day, 2017.
*The Class C basketball showcase was held at GHS Dec. 1 and 2.
*3C volleyball all-conference selections were announced: Jada Sudbrack, Kylie Kirkaldie, Sadie Brown, Mickayla Johnson, Bailey Funk and Emily Eggar made the list.
*Squirt Ice Dawgs bring home hardware from Sidney tournament. Glasgow Courier, December 20, 2017 (“Squirts Capture Third at Sidney Tourney.”)
*Scottie fall academic all-state recipients were announced. Glasgow Courier, December 20, 2017.
*7th-grade Scotties won gold at middle school basketball tournament.
*Frazer Bearcub’s Jayson Jackson dominated the Class C Showcase in rebounds when he accumulated 42 for the weekend. In addition, Jackson scored 48 points, had nine blocks and four steals. His stellar performance earned him recognition as athlete of the week in the first December edition of The Glasgow Courier; Colten Fast went undefeated at the Scottie wrestling invitational to win gold; In her second appearance as Hi-Line Ford’s Athlete of the Week for 2017, Ziggy Chamberlain led the Lady Scotties basketball team to two wins against Baker and Sidney. Chamberlain put up double digits in both games and brought down 21 rebounds; Mayson Phipps closed out the December list of outstanding athletes when he secured a win for the Scottie wrestlers against Malta in duals at GHS.