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After years of struggling, everything is coming together for the Harlem girls, and the boys are trying to follow suit


January 17, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Harlem head coach Laramie Schwenke talks to her team during last Saturday's Class B game against rival Poplar in Harlem. In high school Schwenke saw the struggles with the Harlem girls program, as a player for the high-powered Malta M-Ettes. Now, she's helped revive the Wildcat program, and with wins over the M-Ettes, and Poplar, they're becoming a force not only in the District 2B, but in Class B overall.

It's hard to determine when a program has really arrived.

But after beating the second-ranked team in the state, in front of a packed gymnasium, it's safe to say the moment has arrived for the Harlem girls basketball team, even if they are far from where they ultimately want to go.

"I think it speaks volumes for all the hard work these girls have put in," Harlem head coach Laramie Schwenke said. "Winning is always a byproduct of your hard work and dedication and this one tonight (Saturday) speaks volumes."

The win certainly did speak volumes, and not just about where Harlem is in Class B...

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