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  • Malta to take 26 to State Swim Meet

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 27, 2016

    Malta was host to 378 swimmers and their families and coaches this past week-end for the Montana Federation of Swimmer Eastern Divisional. In an event where only the top twelve individual swimmers qualified for the State Meet next weekend in Hamilton, The Malta Swim Team placed 26 of 28 possible. "I'm happy with the results," Malta Head Coach Cassie Pratt told the PCN. "More people made it and we had a good weekend. I'm very proud of everybody. They worked hard and put in their best effort."...

  • 18 swimmers headed to state

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 29, 2015

    At the Eastern Divisional swim meet in Plentywood, the Malta Swim Team only had 19 of their 45 swimmers, however 18 swimmers qualified for the state meet in Roundup this weekend. Malta took eighth overall as a group and 13 of the 18 state qualifiers placed in the top twelve in all three of their events. The following swimmers placed in the top six finals in all three of their events: Carly Garfield, Shay Garfield, Darrow Messerly, Grant O'Brien, Jillian O'Brien, Connor Tuss. These swimmers place...

  • Swim Team gears up for Post-Season

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 15, 2015

    The Malta Swim Team has only one more meet before Divisionals and for having so few swimmers in the pool, the team has done well and they have been improving weekly. This was apparent at the swim meet in Scobey last Saturday and Sunday as most of the nine swimmer present saw their times drop during events. Coach Donnie Lynn gave praise to Scobey for their new facility. "They have a brand new pool, brand new facility that looks great," he said. "I think it was a fast pool, at least our swimmers...

  • Malta Swim Team takes third place at home swim meet; Second in relay event

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jun 17, 2015

    The Malta Swim Team fared well in Eastern Federation Swim Meet, which they hosted, finishing third among teams present at the event. The team took second in relay events. Chinook swam hard taking first place in the event. Glasgow took second at the meet. As the event reached the end of day one, the PCN caught up with a few of the swimmers from the Malta Swim Team including 12 year-old Carly Garfield, who won three events in the junior class in the team's first meet in Shelby. "I swam in the 50 f...

  • Swim Team Results from 2015 Malta Meet

    Jun 17, 2015

    Name/Time Event Place Reba Doucette (13) W 1:42.29S W 13‑14 100 Breast 2 1:24.40S W 13‑14 100 Free 1 1:40.33S W 13‑14 100 Back 4 Emma'Lee Ereaux (6) W 58.57S W 8 & Under 25 Free 30 54.08S W 8 & Under 25 Back 20 Eion Estill (11) M 56.91S M 11‑12 50 Free 17 2:12.69S M 11‑12 100 Free 16 Carly Garfield (12) W 36.68S W 11‑12 50 Free 3 1:25.36S W 11‑12 100 Free 3 44.48S W 11‑12 50 Back 2 Chloe Hunter (13) W 38.78S W 13‑14 50 Free 7 1:53.65S W 13‑14 100 Back 7 50.92S W 13‑14 50 Fly 8 Kylie Hunter (12) W 1:36.50S W 11‑12 100 Free 7 56.78S W 11‑12 5...

  • Garfield pulls hat trick in Malta's first swim meet at Harlem

    Jun 10, 2015

    Malta Swim Team brought 29 swimmers to the first swim meet of the season in Harlem. The team placed second out of 12 competing teams. "All the swimmers swam very well, especially for only having 3 days in the water for practice," said PCN Correspondent Yvonne Garfield. Junior Swimmer (11-12 yr olds), Carly Garfield, was the teams only high point winner with a 1st place finish in the 50 yd freestyle, 100 yd freestyle, and 50 yd backstroke. Individual meet results at the Harlem Invitational swim...

  • Messerly places first at state swim meet; Women 11-12 Relay third

    Aug 20, 2014

    On August 2 through the third the Malta swim team went to Conrad for the state meet. The team didn’t place amongst the top teams this year, however there were several swimmers that placed in the top ten of their respective divisions. “The kids swam hard. They put in a lot of effort as Malta kids do,” Malta Swim Team Coach Donnie Lynn told the PCN. “That’s one thing I have no complaints about. They swam hard and to the best of their abilities.” Coach Lynn believed that the team could’ve placed higher as a team if all of their swimmers were...

  • Messerly, Amestoy score 34 in Lewistown; Divisionals in Chinook

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 23, 2014

    The Malta swim team showed up 26 strong at the Lewistown swim meet last weekend. Young Midget Darrow Messerly and Senior swimmer Jenise Amestoy, led Malta in scoring, with 34 points a piece. Messerly, who was sick for last week's meet bounced back hard, claiming two top finishes and a third place finish. Messerly won the Men 9-10 100 meter IM, with a time of 1:31.39 and 50 meter breaststroke, with a time of 45.36. His third place finish was in the 50 meter freestyle, an event in which he posted...

  • Garfield scores team lead 34; Malta shows quality at Glendive

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 16, 2014

    The Malta Swim Team only brought five swimmers to the Glendive meet last weekend and even without help from state champion swimmer Darrow Messerly, the team fared well, with all five qualifying for the top 12 for the final rounds. "I think we're right on track as to be where we want to be, but at this time we have a few injuries we are trying to nurse," Coach Donnie Lynn told the PCN. Due to shoulder injuries, sickness and a long trip to Glendive, Malta was down but not out. The team was led by...

  • Messerly scores most points at Plentywood

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jul 2, 2014

    Last week the Malta Swim Team had a one day meet in Plentywood. The team did good considering the team only had nine swimmers representing the team opposed to 30-45 swimmers from other teams, but the team was unable to compete for a placing. They were sixth of seven teams. Normally the Plentywood and Scobey meets are held on the same weekend, due to the fact they are a day long event. Leading the team in Plentywood was Darrow Messerly who won three events including the men 9-10 100 IM...

  • Malmend, relay team leads Malta to sixth at Roundup meet

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jun 25, 2014

    Even though the swim team only had 12 swimmers present at the Roundup meet, the team took home sixth place out of eleven teams that attended. Janessa Malmend was the big winner placing first in the 11-12 100 meter freestyle with a time of 1:23.91 and first in the 50 meter backstroke, with a time of 42.15. She took fifth in the 50 meter breaststroke, with a time of 47.79. Malmend scored 36 of the team's points. The team had two relay teams in the 11-12 women class and both teams won. The team...

  • Malta Swimmers capture third place at home meet

    Pierre Bibbs, Sports Editor|Jun 18, 2014

    The Malta Swim Team took third at their home meet last weekend, led by 10-year-old Darrow Messerly, who pulled out a hat trick in the pool, winning in three events. Messerly won the Men 9-10 100 IM, with a time of 1:44.74 in the final round. He also won the 50 free, with a time of 38.09 and 50 Breast, with a time of 52.01. The pool is a little cold and the weather is cool," Darrow said about the swimming conditions. "The pool is colder so it makes you go faster. That's why I shaved a lot of...

  • High hopes for Malta Swim Team in 2014

    Pierre Bibbs|Jun 18, 2014

    After having a rough year in 2013, due to a majority of the swim team being in the lower parts of their age bracket, the Malta Swim team will look to make noise this year. "Most of these age brackets go in two year age brackets," Malta Swim Team head coach Donnie Lynn told the PCN. "About 70 percent of our team was sitting at the bottom of the age bracket. That's just tough in this sport." But when it came to state last year, two third of the team's swimmers swam better than they were seeded hea...

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