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Pony netters make a successful return to the court

After nearly two years away, Blue Pony tennis returned at the Cut Bank Invite


Last updated 3/29/2021 at 7:55am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High's Grace Crantz hits a backhand during Saturday's season-opening Cut Bank Invitational. Crantz and teammate Talia Ralph finished second in the girls doubles draw, while the Ponies placed plenty of boys and girls in their first meet since the spring of 2019. Havre is right back at it this weekend when the Blue Ponies travel to the Conrad Invitational.

The Havre High tennis teams always open a new season at the Cut Bank Invitational. And Havre head coach George Ferguson said, that trip is always special because a new journey begins.

But this past Saturday's Cut Bank had even more meaning, as the Ponies competed for the first time since the end of the 2019 season, and they were back in Cut Bank for the first time since April of 2020. Of course, all spring sports were canceled in 2020 due to the start of the coronavirus pandemic, so it's no wonder Ferguson was also more emotional about Saturday's season opener.

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