TRACK AND FIELD
TRACK AND FIELD
DRAMA & THEATRE
Columbia Falls Links
CATS TIE LIBBY--2-2! MOVE TO 2-5-2.
September 26, 2012Columbia Falls High School
CATS TIE LIBBY--2-2! MOVE TO 2-5-2.
COLUMBIA FALLS 2 LIBBY 2
POLSON 2 BIGFORK 1
STEVENSVILLE 3 HAMILTON 1
STEVENSVILLE 2 HAMILTON 0
BILLINGS CENTRAL 9 LAUREL 1
Prep soccer: Larson, Kasnitz combine to spring Polson boys
POLSON – The Polson boys’ soccer team picked up its first Northern A win in thrilling fashion on Tuesday in a home barnburner against Bigfork.
Trailing 1-0 with 10 minutes to play, the Pirates rallied for two goals and a 2-1 victory. James Larson scored the tying goal in the 70th minute and five minutes later made a feed to Jonah Kasnitz for the game-winner.
“This one is one we needed to get back on track for what we’re wanting to do this season,” said Polson coach Jess Kittle, whose team improved to 1-4-0 in league play, 2-5-0 overall. “We’ve had quite a few tough losses in a row.
“It’s great see these guys come from behind and work so hard. They held a shutout for the last 77 minutes against a team that scored six goals when we played them earlier. That says a lot.”
The game-winning score by Kasnitz came just before Bigfork keeper Dillon Hilling could get his hands on the ball after coming out from in front of the net. Kittle credited Kasnitz for his poise in an anxious situation.
Anthony Fopp scored the only goal for Bigfork (3-2-1, 5-3-1) in the third minute. Spencer Kittle, son of coach Jess Kittle, had seven saves in goal for the Pirates.
Bigfork 1 0 – 1
Polson 0 2 – 2
B – Anthony Fopp (assist Austin Gordon), 3:00
P – James Larson, 70:00
P – Jonah Kasnitz, Larson, 75:00
Shots – Bigfork 11, Polson 11. Saves – Bigfork 2 (Dillon Hilling), Polson 7 (Spencer Kittle). Corner kicks – Bigfork 1, Polson 7. Total fouls – Bigfork 9, Polson 6. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Stevensville sweeps Hamilton
At Polson, the Yellowjackets took a pair of Southern A matches by the scores of 3-1 and 2-0.
Joseph Daniels posted a hat trick for Stevensville with three goals in the opener. Daniel Pendergast assisted on two of the three.
Pendergast broke a scoreless tie in the 39th minute of the second match. Daniels added an insurance goal in the 60th minute.
Stevensville boosted its record to 4-1-0 in league play, 5-3-0 overall. Hamilton fell to 2-3-0, 5-4-0. The matches were played in Polson because of the smoke in the Bitterroot Valley.
Stevensville 1 2 – 3
Hamilton 0 1 – 1
S – Joseph Daniels (assist Daniel Pendergast), 20:00
S – Daniels, Quade Renstrom, 50:00
H – Brandan Wathen, 58:00
S – Daniels, Pendergast, 65:00
Shots – Stevensville 11, Hamilton 7. Saves – Stevensville 6 (Daniel Bradt), Hamilton 5 (Niall Clancy). Corner kicks – Stevensville 5, Hamilton 2. Total fouls – Stevensville 5, Hamilton 11. Yellow cards – S: Jase Chimo. Red cards – none.
Hamilton 0 0 – 0
Stevensville 1 1 – 2
S. – Pendergast (assist Daniels), 39:00
S – Daniels, Renstrom, 60:00
Shots – Hamilton 4, Stevensville 9. Saves – Hamilton 4 (Clancy), Stevensville 2 (Bradt). Corner kicks – Hamilton 1, Stevensville 3. Total fouls – Hamilton 5, Stevensville 3. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Libby 2, Columbia Falls 2
At Libby, the Wildcats twice rallied from deficits to earn the Northern A draw.
Zander Petersen scored three minutes into the match to give the Loggers a lead, then Connor Williams answered for Columbia Falls in the 25th minute. Johnny Davidson gave Libby the lead once again early in the second half, but Casey Burghduff answered for Columbia Falls on a feed from Caleb Baumann in the 49th minute.
Libby moved to 1-2-3 in league play, 3-4-3 overall. Columbia Falls is 1-2-2, 2-4-2.
Columbia Falls 1 1 – 2
Libby 1 1 – 2
L – Zander Petersen, 3:00
CF – Connor Williams, 25:00
L – Johnny Davidson, 42:00
CF – Casey Burghduff (assist Caleb Baumann), 49:00
Shots – Columbia Falls 5, Libby 8. Saves – Columbia Falls 7 (Mason Gedlaman), Libby 6 (Austin Nagle). Corner kicks – Columbia Falls 6, Libby 7. Total fouls – Columbia Falls 9, Libby 5. Yellow cards – none. Red cards – none.
Central boys 9, Laurel 1
For the first 15 minutes the match looked like it could be a tight contest. But Kylen Laber put a ball past the high Laurel defense to Braedon Trunkle, who dribbled the ball in from about 45 yards and found the back of the net for the first score. A mere minute later, Sheehy had his first goal of the night by outworking the Laurel defense and covering about 25 yards for a 2-0 lead.
It was all Rams after that.
“We tried to play a more open game on the sides, to make (the defense) split,” Ndedi said. “If we have them split, we have space, we have room.”
The Rams (9-1-0) had plenty of that, and plenty of chances. They had 29 shots, a majority of them one-on-one situations against keeper Walter Olson, and Laber, Trunkle and Brandon Peterson each added two goals.
Central players continually made runs through the Laurel defense, including one time when Sheehy broke toward the goal and Connor McDonnel hit him on a throw-in. Sheehy raced about 40 yards and did the rest for his second goal and a 6-0 lead just before half.
Ndedi was pleased that his team listened to his mantra of keeping things simple.
“I like the way they passed the ball,” he said. “The way they were confident in their passing. This is what I wanted to give to them, that confidence of how to use the ball. When you have that, the rest is going to come easy, and they had it, and the goals came easy.”
Laurel avoided the shutout when Evan Jones curled a long kick high into the corner of the net from about 30 yards. It was the final play of the match.