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8A--Wednesday, May 14, 2003 Serving the MonDak area since 1908 ney repare ion ! !iil Sidney's Bridget Fsrr, left, provides the Eagles strength and depth in the hurdles. PHOTO BY DUANE NORBY Sixteen of Richland County's top senior athletes have proven over the years that it takes much more than physical talents to excel in sports. Eight of the 16 are profiled below. Boys Lico Sifuentes, Sidney, was a three-year letter winner in foot- ball and wrestling as well as receiving letters two years in track. Team captain this past season for Sidney's football team, Sifuentes was a three-year starter. Honors received as a jun- ior include First Team All-Con- ference and Second All-State linebacker. This past season, he was selected as a First Team All- Conference linebacker and offensive guard, First Team All- State linebacker and Second Team All-State offensive guard. Sifuentes was also selected to play in the Shrine Bowl, Mon- Dak Bowl and Down Under Bowl atdinebacker. Acting as team captain for this past season's state charfipion wrestling team, he wrestled to a second-place divisional finish as well as a sixth-place state finish. As a junior, he placed third at divisionals. A member of the International Club for two years, Sifuentes also held the highest position of Master Counselor in Demolay as a six-year member. A member of the Richland County Patriots baseball team, Sifuentes is a hard-hitting outfielder. A four-year letter winner in football and basketball, Lam- bert's Chris Evenson also let- tered three times in track and once in golf. A four-year starter in basketball and football, Even- son earned First-Team All-Con- ference and All-State honors in football this past season. He also achieved All-Confer- ence honors three years in bas- ketball and was an All-State bas- ketball selection this past season while helping the Lions to a state berth. He was also selected twice to the district AlI-Tourna- ment team, to the district All- Tournament Defensive team and to the divisional All-Tournament team his senior year. Competing in the high jump in track, Evenson was a fifth-place finisher at state his sophomore year and placed third as a junior. He currently holds Lambert's school record of 6-6 and is Mon- tana's top-ranked high jumper. Evenson was also voted as the Phil Robinson Male Track Ath- lete of the district the past three years and was the male top point achiever at this year's district track meet. Evenson won the high jump, 110-meter hurdles as well as the triple jump at the dis- trict meet. Evenson holds a grade point average of 3.0 and is a member of the Student Council, VICA and L-Club and is involved in the Youth Group. Fairview's Greg Taylor earned lett~ five years in foot- ball, four years in basketball and two years in track. As a football player, Taylor was a First Team All-Confer- ence selection as an offensive and defensive lineman his junior year, First Team All-Conference player at linebacker and offen- sive line his senior year and was an All-State linebacker this past season. He was also a Treasure State All Star and invited to play in the "Down Under Bowl" the past two years. Taylor holds the Fairview schoOl record for tack- les in a single game (21) as well as tackles in a season (1101/2). In basketball, he is a two-time All-Conference player and was selected to the All-Tournament teams in the district and divi- sional tournaments this past sea- son as well as the All-Tourna- ment Defensive team at the divi- sional tournament. An All-State player his senior year, Taylor was also a member of the Shera- ton Classic All-Star team. As a shot put thrower in track, he was a fourth-place finisher at the district meet last year and sixth-place finisher at division- als and threw to a second-place finish at the district meet this year. The class Salutatorian, Taylor holds a grade point average of 3.85 and is a four-year Academ- ic All-State athlete. A Who's senior Lico Sifuentes Greg Taylor Who Among American High School Students for two years, he also was a top 10 finalist of Montana's Wendy's Heisman Award Scholarship Program. Taylor alsohelps in coaching Little Warriors football and bas- ketball as well as Little League baseball. Lambert's Cole Thornton was a four-year letter recipient in basketball and football as well as one year in track and was a three-year starter in basketball and started two years in football. In his junior year, he received All-Conference honors in bas- ketball and was a second-place state finisher in the 800-meter run. He is also a member of Lambert's record holding 400- meter relay team that ran to a fifth-place finish at state last year. Honors achieved his senior year include selection to the All- Conference team in football and basketball. Thornton also was selected to the district All-Tour- nament team and was voted as Chris Evenson Cole Thornton the Most Valuable player from the divisional tournament. He was selected to the All-Defen- sive team in both of these tour- naments as well. In addition, he was voted to the First Team All- State basketball team as well as the State All-Tournament team. Thornton also competed in the Sheridan Classic and was voted as the MVP of the Sidney Herald Senior Classic. With a 3.8 grade point aver- age, Thornton has been an Aca- demic All-.State athlete four years and is a National Honor Society student as well as an Academic Who's Who. Other involvements include being involved with VICA, L-Club, Pep Club and Speech and Drama. He is also Lambert's class president this year. , Girls Lettering four years in basket- ball and track, Sidney's Aman- da Norby was a second-team selection in basketball to the All- Conference and All-State team her sophomore year. In her junior and senior years, LOCAL ;SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday, May 15 Fairview, Richey, Lambert & Savage at Eastern C Divisionals - Wolf Point Saturday, May 17 Sidney at Eastern A Divisional - Colstrip Fri. & Sat., May 16 & 17 Sidney at Laurel Round Robin Saturday, May 17 North Dakota High School at Williston Montana HS & YRA at Brockway Sunday, May 18 Montana HS & YRA at Brockway All trucks, Rangers, SUVs and Windstars over invoice All cars $50 over invoice excluding T-Bird *trades taken accordingly *on units in stock Mondak Ford @ 215 E. Main, Sidney 433-1810 With the Eastern "A" track meet occurring in Colstrip Sat- urday, Sidney's boys and girls teams are becoming finely tuned and have been posting impres- sive stats in their last few meets. The girls' team, with its main strengths lying in the hurdles and all three jumping events, are beginning to excel in the mid- long distance events as well. The boys, with possibly their strongest season in recent histo- ry, also possess strong hurdlers as well as some impressive sprinters, distance people and good individual performers in the jumps and weight events. Last season's state champion in the pole vault, Ashley Taylor, highlights the girls' team and has turned into a strong sprinter as of late along with Lisa Rehbein. Sara Farr, Bridgett Farr and Amy Fullmer provide the team with hurdle depth and experience. Shannon Bell, Janaye Brown, and Heidy Bouchard, with strong jumping abilities, will add points at the divisional meet as well to help the Eagles to a strong divisional competition. The girls also ranked athletes from all in S. Farr (100 m. 40, 300 m. hurdles-14th, dash-top 30), Taylor 2nd), Bouchard (hi for l st) and Daniell (800 m. run-top 40). 1600 m. relay team ranked ninth For the boys, Welnel and Cole the young group doubling as a fine with Jace Bayer, in the high jump, has been jumper all season to strong individual in the pole vault inl Maltese, the shot Sifuentes and the Scott Huft, should post a very divisional meet. All-class state , boys include Sifuent~ put-top 20), Beyer (tripici top 30), Welnel (200 top 40), Maltese for 16th) and Huft 20). nlz , Amanda Norby Amanda Tori Haber she achieved first-team status in the conference as well as the state and was voted to the All- Tournament team in both of those years as well. A three-year starter at Sidney, Mandy is the school's all-time leading scorer and holds the record for the highest field goal percentage for a career. She helped the Eagles to fast, second and third-place finishes at divisionals as well as two fourth-place state finishes. As a track athlete, Mandy competed at the state meet each year in high school while plac- ing fourth, fifth and sixth in the shot put in the past three sea- sons. She was a member of Sid- ney's first, second and third- placing girls track team at state in her career as well. With a 3.73 grade point aver- age, Mandy is a four-time Lions Scholar and Academic Excel- lence achiever. The BPA treasur- er, she was a first-place regional winner in financial math and analysis, placed third in comput- erized accounting at regionals and state and won fourth place in both payroll accounting and administration support concepts at the regional level. Mandy is a member of the LEO Club and French Club and outside of school teaches Sun- day school while participating in women's basketball and soft- ball. A two-year letter winner in basketball, three-year letter win- ner in volleyball and four-year letter recipient in track, Savage's Amanda Fischer started two years in basketball and three years in volleyball and helped the Warriors to a second-place district finish in volleyball this past season. She also competed at'the state "C" track meet the last three seasons. With a 3.88 grade point aver- age, Fischer was an honor roll student four years and partici- pated in the District 11 honor choir as well as the district and state musical festivals. A Sun- day School teacher, she also is a member of the Youth Group and J.V game leader. Tori Haber, Fairview, Let- tered four years in basketball and volleyball while achieving All-Conference volleyball hon- ors this past season. Acting as Sara Farr captain for Fairview'S ball and volleyball senior year, Haber letic Who's Who as four-year Academic selection with a 3.75 average. An Academic Who'S four years, Haber waS American Scholar and Math Awards winner foJ three years. School include Science Club, Annual Staff year) and National ety. Outside of school, member of the Group, a Sunday and has coached past three years. Sidney's Sara four-year letter track, three- volleyball in basketball. in volleyball, she team to second divisional finishes seasons. As a track athlete, All-State status All-Conference years. Farr has three state meets meter relay and sixth), (sixth and second), dash (fifth twice) hurdles (sixth). A divisional placer in both hurdle events meter dash over the seasons, she has to a state second and state the past three With a 4.0 grade age, Farr is a ic All-State National Honor and a four-year Scholar. A French Club, LEG CLUB four years, served as vice president of the Program. Outside of been involved Matthews Youth Junior Catholic years, a Sunday vacation bible and a volunteer merfest to name a fe .