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Our View: A job well done, Three Forks teams

How about them Wolves!

It was quite a weekend for the Three Forks High School Boys' Basketball team after the regular season conference champions won the 5B District Tournament with a thrilling one-point championship game over their rival and extremely talented Manhattan squad.

Coming into the season, the Wolves would face the daunting task of replacing eight seniors from last year's state title team. Not only has the 2022-23 Three Forks team carved its own identity, but they have also already brought home some hardware and have a chance next week to go and get some more.

This is a young team, but they are hardworking and play at an elite level on the defensive end. These young men have put in the effort, and it shows. They should be proud of what they have accomplished, and it will be fun to see how they do next week at the Metra Park Arena in Billings.

Head Coach Terry Hauser and his staff have done a tremendous job with the program. Hauser is a phenomenal basketball coach, and his passion for his alma mater is contagious, and year in and year out the team performs at a high level. The community should be very proud of what this team has accomplished, and they are not done yet.

The Girls' basketball season ended last week at the 5B Tournament, but until the final whistle, the young squad gave it everything they had. Under the direction of first-year coach Lacy Noble and with a wealth of talent returning, the program will have an incredibly bright future.

It was great to see how hard the team played until the final moments of their final game. That says a lot. They never gave up.

Also, a gigantic shout out to the Three Forks High School Wrestling and Speech and Drama teams, who ended their seasons earlier this month. The Speech and Drama program is a perennial power in Class B, and finishing third in both events at state this season is big time. They are another great group of kids who succeed and represent the school the right way.

The wrestling team impressively ended the season with a second-place finish at state and three individual state champions.

Witnessing the rise of this program from just a few wrestlers in 2017-18 to this year's finish has been so much fun to watch. The kids on the team wrestle throughout the year, and their dedication shows on the mat. A state title is on the horizon for this deeply talented program. Head Coach Nye Howey and the staff are highly knowledgeable about the sport, which shows weekly.

And what a great job by the Three Forks Cheer team. They did a fabulous job leading the huge Wolves crowds last week at the tournament.

Great job to all the Three Forks students and coaches for what you have done.

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