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For the Havre High School track and field and tennis teams, this spring has been extremely frustrating. And now with divisional tournaments just three weeks away, the Blue Ponies need to hit the track and the courts more than ever. The HHS track team will try to compete in just its second meet this season when the Blue Ponies travel to White- fish on Saturday for the annual A.R.M. Invitational hosted by the Whitefish Bulldogs. The Ponies and new head coach Roger Larson have had to deal with multiple cancellations this season, leaving HHS to compete in just one meet all season the Havre Invitational back on April 12. So with just one met under their belt, the Ponies won't exactly be in top form in Whitefish on Saturday, but getting on the track and in the field is the most important thing this week, considering HHS hosts the Central A Divisional meet in just three short weeks. Saturday's meet in Whitefish is considered one of the premier meets in Western Montana. The meet includes Whitefish, which has the one of the top track programs in the state in both boys and girls. The meet also features the rest of the Northwest A division and plenty of area Class B and Class C competition. Meanwhile, the HHS tennis teams will fight predicted poor weather in Great Falls for the annual Great Falls Invitational, which starts today. The Great Falls tourney is a dual tournament and HHS will play four times over the course of the next two days. Today at 4:30, HHS will take on Billings West and at 6:30 the Ponies will play Class B power Cut Bank. On Saturday morning, the Ponies will face Billings Skyview and Havre will wrap up the tournament with a dual against CMR on Saturday afternoon. The Pony netters have faced weather problems of their own this season, having missed meets at Cut Bank, Conrad and half of last weekend's Helena Invitational. HHS has just two tournament's remaining after this weekend, with dual meets at Cut Bank and Lewistown left before the Central A Divisional tournament in three weeks in Lewistown.