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Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Ryen Olson, Havre Girls Basketball

She can only watch now, but Ryen Olson is a huge part of Havre High's success


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High senior Ryen Olson takes a shot during a girls basketball game against Fairfield last month in Havre. Olson has been a key cog in the Blue Ponies' run to the Class A state tournament later this week in Great Falls, and she's been a varsity player for head coach Dustin Kraske for the last three years. Olson, however, will be sidelined this weekend with a knee injury, but she says she'll be right there with her team every step of the way, as Havre tries to capture its second state championship in the last four years. The Blue Ponies open the state tourney Thursday afternoon against Hamilton. For full coverage of HHS, see Wednesday's Havre Daily News, and follow the Ponies all throughout the state tournament, in print, at www.havredailynew.com, on Facebook and Twitter.

After making the Class A state tournament in all but one season under head coach Dustin Kraske, the Havre High girls basketball team is used to playing on the big stage.

Yet, this time around, the Blue Ponies, who boast five seniors, including guard Ryen Olson are hoping to do something Havre hasn't since 2014 in girls basketball and that's win the state championship.

The last time Havre won the Class A state title, the state tourney was held at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls, the same place it will be this week. The action gets underway Thursday for Havre. HHS will battle Hamilto...

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