Local snapshots

2000-05-04T23:00:00Z Local snapshotsBy the Standard Sports Staff Montana Standard
May 04, 2000 11:00 pm  • 

Prep rodeo hands shine in Superior

Members of the Butte Rodeo Club's high school team turned in sparkling efforts, garnering several place-win nings, at a high school rodeo held last weekend in Superior.

Chris Clark won the aver age in breakaway roping to lead the performances while second-in-average placings were earned by Bobbi Taylor in goat tying, Jay Clark in calf roping and Dwayne Taylor and Wisdom's Calvin Peterson in team roping.

Chris Clark's go-round place-winnings in breakaway roping were second place on Saturday and fourth on Sunday. Bobbi Taylor's goround placings in goat tying were fourth on Saturday and fourth, again, on Sunday. Jay Clark's in calf roping were sixth on Saturday and third on Sunday. Taylor and Peterson placed fourth on Saturday and first on Sunday.

Also, Sam Rauch took fourth in the average in steer wrestling with a fourth-place finish on Saturday and a 10thplace performance on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, Dwayne Taylor was second in calf rop ing, Jay Clark paired with Shawn Downing for third place in team roping, Jay Clark was fifth in steer wrestling and Michelle Wock placed eighth in pole bending.

Sunday also saw Michelle Matich place third in break away roping, Bobbi Taylor take fifth in breakaway rop ing and second in pole bend ing, Wock nab third in goat tying, Carl Heaney of Anaconda tie for first place in bull riding and Charlie Kump place third in bull riding.

This weekend will find the team members competing at a rodeo in Three Forks.

Soccer club teams compete on road

Youth division teams from the Butte Soccer Club played matches last weekend in Livingston, Great Falls, Whitehall and Missoula. Reports follow:

U-14 Co-Ed

At Livingston

Butte 1, Livingston Raiders U-14 boys 0 — Butte goal by Jason Decker assisted by Nick Seymour. Mary Milodragovich and Katie Mulcaire-Jones were cited for good offensive play while Conor Lowney and Laura Moon contributed strong defensive play.

Miles City Posse U-14 boys 2, Butte 0 — J.J. Bestgen and Nick Seymour were cited for defensive play for Butte while Zac Hall was commended for his strong support at mid field position and Allison Egan aided the offensive effort.

U-16 Boys

At Great Falls

Electric City Thunderbolts (Great Falls) 5, Butte 0 and Columbia Falls 6, Butte 0 — Joe Bestgen was Butte's offensive player of the week end with his great passing and placement of the team's best two shots on goal. He also provided poised leader ship in intense, physical play. Rory Kaluza was the defen sive leader, performing a tough assignment task well.

U-19 Girls

At Whitehall

Butte 7, Helena Arsenal 0 — Jaime Decker scored four of the Butte goals, one assist ed by Raquel McCarthy and Megan Mulcaire-Jones. Michelle Matich, assisted by McCarthy, Shannon Haynes, unassisted, and Katrina Cortese, assisted by MulcaireJones, netted the other goals. Val Smith, Sarah Thielen and Laura Watson were the defen sive standouts. One of Decker's goal was a header off a cross from MulcaireJones.

Butte 8, Whitehall Spyderz 0 — Michelle Kinzer scored three unassisted goals to lead the Butte attack. Jaime Decker scored twice, assisted on one by Kinzedr, and Shannon Haynes, assisted by Decker, Haley Egan, assisted by Megan Mulcaire-Jones, and Angie Richards, also assisted by Mulcaire-Jones, rounded out the point-making. Egan sparked the defense.

U-19 Boys

At Missoula

Moscow, Idaho 4, Butte 0 — It was Butte's first shutout loss of the year. Butte was dominant the last 10 minutes, but unable to score.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (U18) 4, Butte 3 — Mike Dotter scored on a great shot assist ed by Collin Parker, Brian Thompson booted in a penalty kick and Dotter tallied on a header after his initial shot rebounded as Butte fought back from a 4-1 deficit. Josh Bullock was cited by his coaches for outstanding offensive play.

Butte 4, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (U-17) 0 — Brian Thompson, assisted by Collin Parker, Chris Bestgen, unas sisted, Parker, assisted by Bestgen, and Mike Dotter, assisted by Bestgen, account ed for the scoring. Coaches picked Carl Ashley as the team's top offensive player in the match and Howie Isaacson as the best defender for Butte. The Butte team is 7-5 for the season and unde feated in its own division. It will play Saturday at 8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Jeremy Bullock Memorial fields.

Hanley, Sprunger notch seniors' lows

E.J. Hanley carded the men's low gross of 38 and Helen Sprunger the women's low of 45 during nine-hole play Tuesday in the Highland View Golf Club senior league.

The round was played at Highland View Golf Course.

Harry Lambert had the men's low net of 26 while Elaine Cloninger and Arlene Carver each came in with a 29 to share the women's low net.

Hole contest winners were: Bill Burns and Bill Trevena, men's closest to No. 5, with birdies; Jim Hjelvik and Ralph McCaughey, men's clos est to No. 8, birdies; Sprunger and Sandy Hecock, women's closest to No. 5, pars; Delores Osier, women's closest to No. 8, par; Stan Mayra, closest approach shot on No. 7; and Bill Doble, longest putt made on No. 9, rolling it 24 feet, 4 inches.

Flight net leaders follow:

Flight 1 — Rusty Smyth 32, Neil Anderson 32, Jim Bunney 32, Ed Hanley 33, Chuck Fournier 33, Ron Fournier 33, Jack Crowley 34, Jim Sullivan 34, Bob Rossman 35.

Flight 2 — Rich Lyons 30, Jim Winston 30, Jim Hjelvik 30, Bill LeProwse 31, Harold Piazzola 32, Sandy Hecock 31, Duane Libert 32, Mike Gilboy 32, Ralph McCaughey 32.

Flight 4 — George Todd 28, Elaine Cloninger 29, Harold Marron 31, Margaret Crowley 31, Bev Clayton 32, Louie Loushin 32, Herb Collins 32, Gene Dalasera 32.

Flight 5 — Arlene Carver 29, Marie Kadillak 31, Lola Krueger 31, Lou Sundberg 31, Sis Mehrens 32.

Hall's round paces Bonnie Highlanders

Veronica Hall shot a 45 for A Division and overall low gross in the nine-hole round played Tuesday by the Bonnie Highlanders women's golf league at Highland View Golf Course.

Next was Virginia McLeod with a 47. Judy Holton shot the A Division low net of 37.8, followed by Helen Hall with a 39.3.

B Division leaders were Bonnie Lombardi, low gross, 52; Sharon Riley and Lois Fischer, tied for second, 57s; Emma Perotto, low net, 35.9, and Mary Gail Fairchild, sec ond, 34.5, according to the report from the course.

The C Division was Sharon Champeau and Bev Murray tie for low gross with 57s. Jeri Hart was next with a 70. Lola Krueger and Kay Ozanich shared the low net, each posting a 37.1 score.

Closest-to-the-hole winners were Veronica Hall on No. 5 at 8 1/ sub 2 inches, and Lynn Aniksdal on No. 8 at 11 1/ sub 2 inches. Chip-ins were made by Carolyn Twidwell on No. 1, Beth Stimatz on No. 6 and Murray, also on No. 6.

Swan leads BCC senior league play

Joe Swan carded a 75 for low gross and George Paul registered a 59 for low net in the 18-hole round played by members of the Butte Country Club senior men's league Wednesday on the club course.

Also in the 70s were Bill Kirkpatrick with a 76, Chum Roesti and Joe J. Sullivan with 78s and Bill Kent with a 79.

Team No. 14, made up of Bill Hogart, Terry Dunfee and Bob Barger, came in with a 52 for first place in the team event. Next, with a 55, was Team No. 9, consisting of Don Knievel, Bill Stetzner and Walt Jackovich.

Two teams tied for third place with 56s — No. 5, Hal Vogelsang, Charlie St. John and Owen Smithers, and No. 16, Dick Tahija, Monk Semansky and George Paul. Five teams tallied 57s to share the next place-win nings. No. 3 was made up of Dan Geehan, Pete Madison and Mick McLaughlin. No. 4 consisted of Vince Fischer, Sam Larango and Bill McLaughlin. No. 6 was made up of Bob Leighty, Dan Piazzola and Al Bersanti. Larry Palagi, Ed Crase and Joe Malkovich formed Team No. 12. The other team with a 56, No. 11, consisted of Phil Shackleton, John Orizotti and Charlie Delaney.

UM's Neil earns $5,000 scholarship

MISSOULA (AP) — The University of Montana's Dallas Neil has been awarded a $5,000 postgraduate scholar ship by the NCAA to attend an institution of his choice.

Neil, a tight end and punter on the Grizzly football team, is one of 13 Division I athletes to receive the honor, and one of only two chosen in the Big Sky Conference. The other is Northern Arizona linebacker Jake Crissup.

Neil is from Great Falls and a graduate student in business with a 3.85 grade point average.

As an undergraduate last season, he was the male win ner of UM's President Award, which is given to the out standing student-athlete for that year.

Carroll gridder receives Duer honor

HELENA (AP) — Carroll College football player Travis Ahner has been selected as the 2000 Frontier Conference A.O. Duer recipient.

The award is based on per formance on the field, in the classroom, as well as charac ter and leadership qualities.

He is one of 18 student-ath letes from around the nation and is a finalist for the nation al award.

Ahner maintains a 3.93 grade point average in sociol ogy.

Coach Mike Van Diest said he is energetic inside and out side of the classroom.

Grizzly Cage Camp still has vacancies

MISSOULA — Boys' bas ketball camps being put on this summer by the University of Montana men's basketball program still have spots available, said UM head coach Don Holst, director of the camps.

The Position Development Camp, for boys entering grades 5-12, will be held June 11-12. The Competition Camp is slated for June 30-July 3. New this year is the Father/Son Camp to be held Father's Day Weekend, June 17-18, which will be open to boys entering grades 3-8 and their dads.

Also, Grizzly Day Camp, for grades 1-10, will be held July 24-28.

All camps will be held on the UM campus.

Phone 1-406-243-5334 for more information, or stop by Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula to pick up a brochure about the camps.

MSU men draw Texas in tennis

BOZEMAN — The Montana State University men's tennis team, the 2000 Big Sky Conference champi on, will face Texas Saturday in Boise in the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament.

“ We're very excited about heading to Boise,” said MSU coach Dean Owen. “ We've played on their courts on numerous occasions and we're very familiar with the surroundings. We don't know a lot about Texas and we'll relish the underdog role. I don't think we'll have any pressure. We'll just go into the match and give it our all. We're looking forward to the challenge.”

The Bobcats earned their first-ever trip to the NCAA Championships by defeating Sacramento State 4-3 in the Big Sky Conference Championships tournament title match on April 22. Montana State is 12-10 in dual meets for the season and has won four consecutive duals. In the last month, the Bobcats have been paced by their two seniors, Kris Hauck and Kevin Reeder. Hauck posted an 8-11 mark at No. 5 singles while Reeder has notched a 6-1 ledger at No. 6 singles. They are 8-0 as MSU's No. 3 doubles entry. Former Butte Central player Chris Tokar also plays for the team.

“ The kids are playing very loose and they're ready for the opportunity to play Texas,” Owen said. “ Our two seniors have been instrumental in our late-season surge, and hopefully, that will carry over into next week.”

Texas has an 18-6 record and is the tournament's 15th seed. Saturday's matches will be the first ever between the two schools in tennis.

Portland State inks California JC star

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State has signed Felix Lang, a 6-foot-3 guard who was named one of California's top junior college players last season.

Lang averaged 18.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game at Los Angeles Valley Junior College last season. He was a teammate of forward Jerrohn Jordan, who also signed with the Vikings. Both will be juniors next season.

Lang is the sixth and final player signed by PSU coach Joel Sobotka. Others include junior guard Charles Madison, freshman forward Seamus Boxley, junior forward Jamaal Thomas and freshman center Heath Bailey.

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