THREE FORKS — The Three Forks Wolves have been through a little adversity this year. In March, they won the Class B girls basketball state championship, but in early December they had a 30-game win streak snapped with a loss to Fairfield.
Now they’re getting back on their feet and adjusting to new players on the court under the voice of senior Kyle Olson.
“A dedicated energizer bunny,” that’s how Olson describes herself as a player on the court. She’s known for making explosive plays, like her 3-pointer against Jefferson to send the game into overtime.
“I think it’s just instincts,” Olson said. “At a certain point, the instincts just kick in. All the hard work comes together and it kind of works out nicely.”
The senior has averaged 22 points per game in her past five contests, but as all athletes know, sometimes things just don’t go their way.
“I think I’ve always been a hard worker and really always try my best, and sometimes it doesn’t seem like things are working out how I want them to,” Olson said. “But when it comes down to it, at the end of games, it always seems to click.”
And now college is just around the corner. Olson hopes to stay in Montana, but she’s certain about furthering her basketball career after high school. For now, she’s focusing on finishing her final season as a Wolf strong.
“It’s been crazy busy, everything is coming so fast,” Olson said. “It’s crazy to think we’ve already played so many games. I just feel like the season has just started, but I’m hoping to look forward to the games to come.”
For Olson, it’s always been about basketball.
“I just like the atmosphere, being able to play with my team and in front of all the fans. It was just the first sport I really loved,” she said. “I played a lot of sports when I was younger, I did a bunch of random things like tennis and bowling. Nothing really spoke to me like basketball did.”