With bad weather lurking this weekend, the Havre High tennis and track teams will try to take advantage of some top-notch competition today. In Malta, the Blue Pony boys and girls tracks teams will attend a twilight meet hosted by the Malta Mustangs and M-Ettes. The meet will feature top Class B schools like Malta and Glasgow, as well as possibly several Eastern A schools, and many Class C area teams from the Hi-Line. The Ponies are coming off a busy week last week. Just two days after hosting the Havre Lions Invitational, the Ponies turned around and took on CMR in a dual meet last Tuesday. Then, HHS took to the road on Saturday for a meet at Belgrade. In that meet, Havre High placed third in the boys competition and fifth in the girls meet. Results that showed the Ponies can compete at the highest level of Class A track. Still, HHS will get a stern test this afternoon. Ponies to watch include Havre's trio of pole vaulters in Layne Waid, Tyson Gruber and Jake Myers. The trio have placed at every meet they've participated in together this season. Other HHS boys to watch today include sprinters Tyson Kultgen and Corderro Strickland, distance runners Kendall Murie and Kade Barsotti, and hurdler John Perrodin. All of the aforementioned athletes have been scoring well for HHS so far this season. On the girls side, youngsters like Alexia Olson and Jaye Ceynar will continue to score for HHS, while jumpers Karla Hellegaard, Sammy Evans and Madison Ruff have also been consistent. On both sides, Havre's long and short relay teams have been outstanding this season, and the relays are where teams can make up plenty of points. And while the Havre High track teams do battle ion Malta, the Pony boys and girls tennis teams will head south for a busy day of tennis. The Ponies are in Great Falls today for four duals. This morning, HHS will take on Class A rivals Anaconda and Butte Central. Anaconda is a girls only dual. Then, this afternoon, HHS has matches against Class AA powers CMR and Great Falls High. The Pony netters are in the midst of their toughest stretch of the regular season. Havre is coming off the prestigious Helena Invitational, and will attend the Great Falls Invitational this weekend. On the boys side, Havre High senior Kyle Miller has lost just twice this season, and played well against the top singles players in the state last weekend in Helena. Justin Jensen has been very consistent for the Ponies as well, and Havre's top two doubles teams, Brayden Grimson and Danny Roe and Keenan Dolezal and Zach Cichosz are getting stronger every week. On the girls side, Havre is still juggling its lineup because of an arm injury to Morgan McCann. The Ponies have gone with a different No. 2 doubles team in each of the last three weeks, and HHS will shift its lineup again today in Great Falls. Still, HHS's top duo of Hayley Donovan and Courtney Kinholt is playing well, and singles players Christina Mack and Christina Plum have also taken their games to another level in recent weeks. Today's Blue Pony events include the HHS track teams in Malta at 3 p.m. The Pony tennis teams play two duals this morning in Great Falls, and take on CMR at 1 p.m. and GFH at 4:30 p.m.
Blue Pony teams on the road today
HHS tracksters head to Malta; Pony tennis teams dual in Great Falls
Published: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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