The Central A divisional tournament will run Friday and Saturday at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field in Havre. The No. 1 Lewistown Golden Eagles, No. 2 Livingston Rangers, No. 3 Belgrade Panthers, No. 4 Ponies, and No. 5 Browning Indians will all battle for the top three spots this weekend. This is the first-ever Central A tourney and the Ponies are thrilled to play it at home.
After two weeks off, the Central A Blue Pony boys and girls will compete at the Central A divisional tournament in Livingston. The tournament runs today and Saturday, beginning at this afternoon at 4 p.m. Saturday action will resume at 10 a.m.
The Central A meet begins Thursday afternoon in Havre, and weather permitting, will wrap up Friday evening in Lewistown. The top four boys and girls singles players, and top four doubles teams on each side will move on to the Class A state tournament next Thursday in Polson.
Area Class C teams and athletes will converge on Great Falls’ Memorial Stadium Thursday for the 2013 Northern C Divisional Track Meet, where spots in the upcoming Class C state meet will be on the line.
The North Star Knights had a lot of big performances at last Wednesday's 9C girls meet in Havre. Among them was Delainey Spicher, who swept the hurdle events and also placed second in the fast 400 meters. Spicher, a three-sport standout at North Star and a member of the 2012 Class C state championship track team, won the 100 hurdles in 17.50 and the 300 hurdles in 50.51. She also finished the 400 in 1:07.20, while being part of North Star's top relay teams. Spicher also participates in volleyball and basketball.
On Friday, the Ponies started the weekend with a 5-1 win over Corvallis. The Ponies then followed with a dominating 18-2 win over Thompson Falls. And on Saturday, the Ponies recorded two more wins to round out their weekend. The Ponies defeated Glendive 8-6 and defeated Stevensville 8-7. A weekend without a loss was just what the Ponies were looking for, as they now prepare to host the Central A divisional tournament this weekend in Havre with a trip to the state tournament on the line.