Junior Annie Hill ran to her 2nd Gatorade Player of the year recognition this past spring by winning the Track and Field honor for the state of Montana. She has also won the same prestigious award in cross country during her sophomore year. The award is in its 32nd year and recognizes not only outstanding athletes, but also students who demonstrate academic excellence and strong character.
Annie was recognized for her spring state championships earned in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meters at the state AA meet in Butte. Hill scored 42 points in her individual and team events, which was more points than nine of the other AA teams scored at the competition. Annie has also displayed academic excellence by maintaining a perfect 4.0 while also volunteering in her community. She plays the piano and violin in fine fashion as well.
Former Wolfpack track coach and current Butte High track and football coach Arie Grey states, “Annie Hill is one of the premier track and field athletes from Montana. The range that she has is truly remarkable. She had a very special year and is a true representative of Montana Track & Field. She is a special athlete and a lot of fun to watch.” Congratulations to Annie and her Wolfpack coaches Jerry Boschee and Jacob Deitz for providing an atmosphere for our athletes to flourish and succeed.
Each and every year Glacier strives to unify its student body through a theme that unites us and focuses our attention in a wide variety of ways. This year, Make Your Day defines what we are able to do each and every day! We are able to make choices that will propel us to new heights. We have the ability to influence our days through proper planning, discipline, resilience, and a zealous desire to make something better. Certainly, there are outside forces that we have no control over; however, we can determine how we are going to respond to adversity and the many challenges that we are exposed to in our daily lives. Go Pack and Make Your Day!
Glacier High welcomes 15 new members to its Wall of Fame including multiple state champions, 1st Team All State selections, musicians, and students who thrived in theatre. Leading the 2017 class of inductees are Alpha Award winners Nikki Krueger, Jaxen Hashley, and Tadan Gilman. Both Hashley and Gilman will bring their talents to Montana State to play football, while Krueger will continue to play basketball and compete in the shot and discus at Carroll College. The inductees also included Justin Gibson, Brynn McChesney, Erin McHugh, and Brock Adkins who were 4.0 graduates in addition to their prowess in their respective activities. Inductees will be honored on December 20th between the boys and girls basketball game. The full Wall of Fame Class of 2017 includes: Gibson, Hashley, Krueger, McChesney, McHugh, Adkins, Gilman, Jack Desmul, Patrick O’Connell, Kellen Bemis, Sam Barber, Natalie Krueger, Aleesha Hillis, Scout Willcut, and Tea Mergenthaler. By clicking here, accomplishments for each inductee may be viewed.
Few things have stayed more consistent during at Glacier High School during the last 10 years than boys basketball and volleyball. The volleyball program under Christy’s guidance has enjoyed success year after year in which they have won the Western Conference ___ times and the boys basketball program under Mark’s leadership has won the Western Conference 4 times.
Christy and the volleyball girls have brought home 2 third-place finishes at the state tourney, while Mark and the boys basketball team brought home a state championship this past winter. Although, both Christy and Mark have enjoyed strong winning programs, it is the steady hand of leadership, guidance, and grounded principles that both have given their student-athletes. Year in and year out, participation rates have been incredibly strong for both programs. Athletes have not been allowed to get too high after great wins or great seasons or too low after tough losses or challenging seasons. They have been taught life lessons along the way. Christy and Mark have displayed resilience and a willingness to do the little things that make the biggest difference. In addition, they are also beloved by not only by their athletes, but their students as well.
In a day where coaches come and go, the Harkins’ duo has been able to keep proper perspective and motivate their athletes to strive for excellence. The commitment that head coaches must make in “AA” continues to grow and is close to 10-12 month position. For the Harkins’ family, the latter part of July is a time where both can take time to recharge and find that perspective that keeps each leading their programs near the top of the “AA.” Glacier High School is quite fortunate to have such a pair leading its programs.
Once again the Glacier Booster Club has provided the Wolfpack with a much-needed shot in the arm by giving $57,000 to the 20-plus programs that the Club supports. The past 5 years have been an amazing testament to the Wolfpack community, The Booster Board led by President Tami Kreitinger, along with a host of spirited coaches, students, and adults alike. The primary fundraising events for the Boosters continues to be memberships and the $10,000 Raffle, which will be held on April 27th at the Hilton Garden Inn. Glacier High is incredibly thankful to everyone’s support and belief in our programs. The funds are used primarily for meals for students when teams travel out of town, student travel to national events, and financial hardships. If interested in giving, please complete this form or call the Glacier High Activities Office at 758-8618 or 8620.
All-State baseball and football player Patrick O’Connell will leave Glacier High School as one of the greatest competitors to ever wear the Blue and Green. His tenacious spirit made everyone around him better by pushing further than anyone thought they could. Daily workouts in Applied Fitness and Core will miss Patrick’s willingness to go for one more rep. During Patrick’s senior year, he played in three championships including baseball, football and basketball.
He was a key leader in the Pack winning its state championship in basketball. He is a proven winner! Despite multiple scholarship offers in Montana, Patrick will take his talents and competitive desire to the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND to play baseball and football. We wish Patrick good luck!