Ravalli Republic from Hamilton, Montana on August 30, 2004 · 5
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Hamilton, Montana
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T) i t V- ? , , T 4 . v . . - 1' 1 Ravalli Republic, Monday, August 30, 2004 - Page 5 Sports Broncs hang tough for three quarters, but Whitefish's bullish bacjt racks up over 200 yards JOHN ANDRULIS Spouts Edito , , They wore us down, said Bronc head coach Steve Weston, after Ming 217 to the tough northern A Whitefish Bulldogs on Friday night in Hamilton. The weather was perfect for football, cool and clear, with the sun and daylight prevailing throughout the first half. But as darkness descended on the second half,' it was good-, night for the Broncs as running ;back Jolly Righetti turned it up for the Bulldogs. The game and season started out accdrding to plan- for the i Broncs. Senior wide receiver 4 and defensive back Jesse Barnes had a good return of the open-.ing kickoff, and then running back Dan Ecclcs broke through , for neady a 20 yard gain on the I ground. . Then the wrench got stuck in the spokes as the unscripted penalty (false start) killed the 1 drive and forced the Broncs to punt. The scene would play itself out over and over throughout the night. I didnt like all the penalties, said Weston. First game stuff, you got to dean that stuff up. We had a couple chances to score early, but we didnt get that done. If you dont do that against good teams, youre not going to win games. The bottom line is that if , youre not consistent, youre not going to be very good. Righetti, setting his tenor for the game, ran for about 1 5 yards on die Bulldogs opening drive, but a fumble handed the ball back over to the Broncs at the Whitefish 48. On the Broncs second possession, senior quarterback Caleb Brewer rolled out to his left and threw a rope to Barnes, but the play was nullified by a holding call. What little hair Weston keeps on his head, was lucky to remain there after the animated veteran Bitterroot girls soccer teams complete JOHN ANDRULIS Sports Editor All three Bitterroot girls soccer programs came flying out of the gates this weekend. Despite long bus rides to the far reaches of state, each team won in convincing fashion. Corvallis, the defending Class A state champs, rolled over Billings Central 6-0 on Friday, and Laurel 5-2 on Saturday. ( The Lady Broncs, who lost to Corvallis in the state final last M, dished out more of the same to the eastern Montana teams winning 4-1 and 5-1 respec Friday Boys Hamilton 5, Laurel 1 Hamilton 4 1-5 Laurel 0 1-1 H- Zach Yeager 4:00 H-. Cole Lakes (Wyatt Curtiss) 8:00 H- Aaron LaSalle (Chris Boer) 21.-00 H- Curtis (LaSalle) 31 :00 H- Curtis (LaSalle) 55:00 L- Ryan Jones 75:00 Shots- Hamilton 27, Laurel 9. Comer Kicks- Hamilton 8, Laurel 2. Saves- Hamilton 7 (Devin Splatt 6, BrSheahan 1), Laurel 10 (Brian VanBerg 10) fouls- Hamilton 14, ' laurel 7. Yellow cards-none. Red cards- none). t Billings Central 5, Corvallis 0 Corvallis 0 02 (Central 3 2-5 BC- David LaSalle (Joe Schmechel) ! 15:00 BC- Kyle Trafton (Schmechel) '33m BC- Connor McGillvray ; (Schmechel) 43:00 ' BC- Trafton (Leslie) 50:00 Shots Corvallis stats not reported. t Billings Central 37. Saves- Corvallis unknown. Billings Central 5 (Nolan Lopez 5). i Girls , -Hamilton 6, Laurel 2 . j -Hamilton 4 2-6 Laurel 2 0-2 L Tiff Woodard (Kristina . ' Anderson) 6:00 L0 Woodard (Anderson) 8:00 ' - CT7BS coach watched in frustration from the sideline as his team kept shootin itself in the dcats. Superb individual efforts by a number of Broncs kept the game scordess through the first quarter. On the ensuing set of downs, Righetti broke one open dose to midfidd, but on the next play Barnes dropped Bulldog tightend Kyle Becker for a seven yard loss. . A perfect pass play to the corner of' the endzone put Whitefish up 6-0 going, into halftime. Righetti came out like a mad dog in the second half, literally running over Bronc defenders at times as he weaved and barreled his way into the endzone twice in the fourth quarter on runs of 25 and 30 yards. Its not a sur- Erise that die Bulldogs, picked y coaches to finish first in the north, ran to a solid lead. Righetti is easily one of the best backs in the state, and has already compiled over 3,000 yards rushing during his first two varsity seasons. Brewer, who took over for Barnes at quarterback this year, was both not and cold in the pocket for the Broncs.' The final Bronc drive of the game, highlighted what the Broncs are capable of offensively as Brewer connected twice to junior wide receiver Michael Crowley, and then twice to Barnes as the offensive unit began firing on all cylinders. Weston stressed the need for the offensive to speed things up and find a rhythm, said Brewer and Barnes after the game. Ecdes broke through for 14 yards on a draw play before Brewer connected to Barnes on a four yard slant to get the Broncs on the board. The Broncs need to hear the Brewer-to-Bames call over the loudspeaker more often, if theyre going to reach their full potentid this year. tively. The Lady Jackets, Adding a young and skilled team this year, thoroughly schooled the pere-nially weak Lady Loggers 7-1 . The girls A scoring race is off to a torrid pace as last years golden boot winner Keisha Sprenkel notched two in each game for Corvallis, while Whitney Melton racked up five goals for the Lady Broncs, w t including a hat trick against Billing! Central. Jr ca a trick Kiki Fisher allied a trick Fellow Olympic agairist Laurel for three total, Development players Aaron while Lindsay Thomas and LaSalle (two goals, three assists) Ashley Gates matched Fishers and Zach Yeager (two goals) i'lv.-'CSocccf stats ' H- Kiki Fisher (Whitney Melton) cards- none. 9:00 H- Melton 12.-00 H- Danielle Rodriguez 21 :00 H- Fisher (Lauren Belland) 29:00 H- Melton (Hannah Linkenhocker) 65:00 H- Fisher 70:00. Shots- Hamilton 21, Laurel 15. Corner kicks- Hamilton 9, Laurel 5. Saves- Hamilton 7 (Jessica Huseby 7), Laurel 13 (Sam Schessler 7, Jamie Rivera 6). Total fouls-Hamilton 2, Laurel 0. Yellow cards- none.' Red cards- none. Corvallis 6, Billings Central 0 Corvallis 4 2-6 ' Central 0 00 C- Keshia Sprenkel 11:00 ' C- Ashley Cates 16:30 ' C-Lindsay Thomas 25:30 C- Sprenkel 31 :00 C- Cates 54:00 C- Thomas 63:00 Shot- Corvallis 25, Billings Central 10, Saves- Corvallis 4 (Michelle Henson 4), Billings Central 15 ; (Kirstin Nallymadigan 15) ' , i f Saturday Boys Llbbv 2, Stevensville 0 Stew 0 0-0 Libby 11-2 Libby- Lee Mickelson 29:00 L- Riley Hoyer assist Sam Dasios 77:00 Shots-Libby 21, Stevi 9. Comer kicks- Libby 2, Stevi 2. Saves-Libby 14 (Zach Carlson J 14), Stevi 6, (Cameron Brewer 6) Yellow cards- none. Red Hamilton High School's Jesse weekend sweep; Bronc boys take two production this weekend. Stevis Katie Miller singed the nets against Libby with three goals and teammate Tina Bradshaw knocked two home during the wood carving session. On the boy's side, Wyatt Curtiss got into the goal scoruig act with his new team by tallying two goals in his first two games as the Broncs steamrolled past Billings"'-(Central (4-1) and Laura (5-1). Hamilton 4, Billings Central 1 Hamilton 13-4 Central 0 1-1 H- Wyatt Curtiss (Aaron LaSalle) 6:00 H- Curtiss 42:00 H- LaSalle (Cole Pasichnyk) 54:00 BC- Kyle Trafton (Joe Schmechel ) 69:00. H- Zach Yaeger (Pasichnyk) 79:00 Shots- Hamilton 27, Central 10. Corner kicks- Hamilton 9, Central 1. Corner kicks- Hamilton 9 (Devin Splatt), Central 14 (Nolan Lopez 14). Fouls- Ham-10, Central 6. Yellow cards- Hamilton. Red cards- none. Laurel 3, Corvallis 1 Corvallis 10-1 Laurel 2 1-3 L- Levi Adams (Rayn Jones) 7:00 L-Cam Fox (Jones) 1 1 :00 C-lesse Gardner 34:00 L-Jones (Adams) 69:00 Shots- Corvallis 10, Laurel 37. Comer kicks- Corvallis 3, Laurel 7. Saves- Corvallis 1 1 (Colin Campbell 11), Laurel 3 (Bryan Vanberg 3). Yellow cards- Corvallis 1, Laurel 1. Red Cards- none. Girls Stovensville Stevensville Libby S-Tma Bradshaw S-Tina Bradshaw S- Katie Miller S- Allison Jones (Athena Bradshaw) l 7, Libby i 4 5-7 1 O- I pver tames in McCartney does his best to slow down Whitefish back Jolly Righetti helped spearhead the high-potency Bronc attack. While the Broncs cruised this weekend, their mettle will be tested when they host state runner up Whitefish this Saturday. The Corvalllis boys dropped two on their eastern road trip with Jesse Gardner recording the lone Corvallis goal. Stevensville traveled to Libby and were blanked by the Loggers 2-0. Corvallis hosts Whitefish on Friday and Bigfork on Saturday, while Stevi hosts Laurel on Friday and Billings Central on Saturday. L- Anna Ferhout (Sara Valentine) 32:00 S- Miller 45:00 S- Brenda Taulbee (Kyla Wasser) S- Miller Shots- Stevi 16, Libby 3. Corner kicks- Stevi 4, Libby 3. Saves-Libby 9 (Brittney Larson 9), Stevi 3. Yellow card- Libby 1 . Red cards-none. Hamilton 4, Billings Central 1 Hamilton 13-4 Central 6 1-1 H- Whitney Melton (Kiki Fisher) 8:00 H- Melton (Alisha Butler) 49:00 BC- Kate Stanley (Laura Frazier) 53:00 H- Danielle Rodriguez (Kelly Lokken) 65:00 H- Melton (Fisher) 78:00 Shots- Hamilton 24, Billings Central 7. Comer kicks- Hamilton 5, Billings Central 0. Saves-Hamilton 6 (Jessica Huseby 6), Billings Central 15 (Kirstin Nallymadigan 15). Total fouls-Hamilton 6, Billings Central 3. Yellow cards- none. Red cards-none. Corvallis 5, Laurel 2 Corvallis 2 4-6 Laurel 11-2 L- Kari Helgeson (Lindsay McGIthlin) 11:00 . C- Keshia Sprenkel 19:00 C- Lindsay Thomas 34:00 C-Jessica Carmona 46:00 C- Sprenkel 52:00 C- Ashley Cates 67:00 L- Tiff Woodard (Morgan Brennan) 67:00 Shots- Corvallis 32, Laurel 12. Mike Cohea- Ravalli Republic Left: Jesse Barnes (6) and Caleb Brewer (5) double up on Righetti, who needed to be taken down with numbers all night. Florence volleyball robbed; Blue Devils convincing JOHN ANDRULIS Sports Editqr like a ruthless villain in the middle of the night, the Ladv Falcons were pillaged and plundered by a sophomore volleyball lioness named Amy Roberts. Roberts ended the Lady Falcons run at divisionals last year with a blistering run of kills in the decisive fifth game, pulling the Eureka lions from behind to a dramatic victory. Lady Falcon coach Alexis Ranstrom probably still loses sleep over that game. Florence visited die den in Eureka and again felt the wrath of Roberts who recorded 1 6 kills (26 total for Eureka), falling in three straight games (25-6, 25-16,25-15). Roberts also recorded five Friday Eureka def. Florence 25-6, 25-16, 25-15 Kills- Florence 7 (Shelby Schroedcr 5), Eureka 26 (Amy Roberts 16). Blocks- Florence 1 (Liz Miller), Eureka 6 (Sarah Elannarv 3). Digs- Florence 40 (Schroedcr 9), Eureka 11 (Ashley Horvat 4, All Zauncr 4). Assists- Florence 7 (Nikki Stephens 7), Furcka 16 (Zauncr 16). Aces- Florence 0, Eureka 17 (Ashley Horvat 5, Roberts 5). Football stats Friday Whitefish 21, Hamilton 7 Whitefish 0 6 0 15-21 Hamilton 0 0 0 7 - 7 WE- Chris Hicks 14 vd pass from Taylor Fcrda (kick blocked ) WF- Jolly Rhigetti 25 run (Righetti kick) WF- Righetti 30 yd run (Righetti kiek) H- Jesse Barnes 6 pass from Caleb Brewer (Lucky Barrett kick). Columbia Falls 26, Corvallis 13 17-9 Vj, I J k Spoils Briefs" Junior football sign ups Bitterroot Valley Junior Football will be having the first day of practice and last day of sign ups on Tuesday, September 7, 2004, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m at Corvallis Sports Complex. Registration is $60 (scholarships arc available). Sign opener MIKE COHEA- Ravalli Republic during a 21-7 loss for the Broncs. serving aces. The Lady Falcons are lacking height this year and will need to revamp dieir strategy after the departure of much of last years tall and powerful squad. Senior Falcon leaders Shelby Sthrocder had five kills and notched nine of Florences 40 digs, while senior setter Nikki Stephens recorded all seven Falcon assists. Corvallis prove d theyre among the upper eschelon of western Montana Class A teams by winning six games (6-4) at die competitive Whitefish Tip-off Tourney. Whitefish, Kalispell and Eureka all finished on top at 9 1 . Hamilton and Stevensville managed on win a piece over the weekend Volleyball stats Whitefish Tip-off tourney Green Pool Whitefish 9 1 Kalispell 9 1 Libby 6-4 Poison 4 6 Stevensville 1 9 Hamilton 1-9 Gold Pool Eureka 9-1 Bigfork 6-4 Corvalhs 6-4 Ronan 5-5 C. Falls 2-8 Browning 2-8 Corvallis 7 0 0 6 13 C. Falls 0 13 6 7 - 26 C Gotdv jessnp 69 ( Itevoi Fnglnnd kuki ( 1 C i,ug Olson I run i kick tailed) ( I Diew Pctiv 2i3passtiom Olson ( Kevin Hover kick) CF- Dillon West 36 pass from Kyle Rosenbaum (kick tailed) CF Rosenbaum 7 pass from Olson (Boyer kick) C- Caleb Cousins 18 pass from Dave Calcnberg (kick failed) Saturday Stevensville 14, Libby 13 no details were reported up forms may be picked up at Pigman Builders, 935 N. First Street in Hamilton, 363-3000. Questions may be directed at Ike Slaughter 777-1339, Sharmae Erickson 375- 2519 or Chip Pigman 363-3000. ,

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