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Scobey-Opheim Boys Take First, Girls Second At District 3C Meet


Nearly all of the Scobey-Opheim Spartans advanced out of last week’s District 3C Track & Field Meet in Wolf Point and into this week’s East C Divisional

Meet in Sidney. Four freshman girls and one freshman boy enrolled at Scobey High School did not secure a top-8 finish to qualify for the divisional gathering at Swanson Field today (Thursday, May 20), which has the initial field event starting at 10 a.m.

and the first track event at 10:45 a.m. If one wants the exact percentages of how many Scobey-Opheim athletes qualified, it penciled out like this: 20-of-21 (.952) boys and 14-of-18 (.777) girls qualified for the East C event. Added together 34of-39 (.871) Scobey-Opheim athletes are advancing to the next level.

On what was Armed Forces Day nationally, the Spartan boys flexed their numbers muscle by outscoring the Hinsdale Raiders 219-to-136 to win the championship trophy. The Lustre Christian Lions joined those two in the earned-a-trophy department by placing third with 73 points.

The girls’ team competition was much closer as the Whitewater Penguins placed first with 131 points while Scobey-Opheim emerged the runnersup with 120. The Saco Panthers placed third with 100 points.

Capturing individual championships for the Scobey- Opheim boys were Hudson Atkinson (800), Devon Southland (pole vault), Jayce Tande (javelin) and Cole Taylor (1600, 3200). Both of Scobey’s relay teams placed first, with Hudson Kjos, Reagan Machart, Tande and Zak Traeholt on the short one and Machart, Tande, Taylor and Traeholt on the long one.

Reaching the winner’s circle for the Spartan girls were Gracee Lekvold (800, 1600), Mia Handran (400) and the 4x100 relay team of Alexa Fishell, M. Handran, Karys Lamb and Taylor Leischner.

The District 2B Meet was held in conjunction with the 3C meet on Lowry Field in Wolf Point. The Glasgow girls edged Malta 170-165 for the championship followed by Wolf Point with 92 points, Poplar 50 and Harlem 35. Wolf Point captured the boys’ title with 165 points followed by Glasgow with 142, Malta 106, Harlem 52 and Poplar 51.

Here are the results of the District 3C Meet’s top eight finishers who earned a berth in the East C Divisional Meet and of the other Scobey and Lustre Christian athletes who competed:

DISTRICT 3C MEET Saturday, May 15 Lowry Field Wolf Point, Montana GIRLS Team scores — Whitewater 131, Scobey-Opheim 120, Saco 100, Hinsdale 83, Nashua 43, Lustre Christian 42.

100 (field of 15) — Josie Brown, Saco, 13.67; Ava Hanley, Whi, 14.07; Hannah Hanley, Whi, 14.11; Taylor Leischner, Sco, 14.16, personal record (PR); Alexa Reddig, LC, 14.17; Hannah...