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Ponies not waiting for spring

Havre High tennis teams are making the impossible possible, by digging the snow off their four courts, literally by hand

 

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High's Carsyn Vogel, left, and Devyn Solomon push ice off the Bill Vaughey Memorial Tennis Courts Wednesday afternoon. The Blue Ponies, and many other volunteers are taking on the monumental task of clearing record-setting amounts of snow off the tennis courts, so that they can begin their season as close to on time as possible.

No one, literally no one, has been immune to the harsh winter, especially, what has been deemed the snowiest and coldest February on record. And while snow fell and fell, and will probably continue to fall for the foreseeable future, few folks around Havre have probably given much thought to what the weather would do to Havre High spring sports.

Longtime Blue Pony tennis coach George Ferguson did though. In fact, he says he's thought about it a lot.

"You get one storm like we had in the winter, and as far as the tennis courts go, you don't really give it much thought," Ferguson said. "Esp...



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