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CHR I S January 16, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 9 Lovell wrestlers crank it up after holidays BY DAVID PECK pinned Robert Logan in 12 gle on criteria points (the The young Lovell High School wrestling team seems to be turning the corner as the Bulldogs split with Rocky Mountain and Greybull Friday, then placed first at the Wright Duals Saturday. The Bulldogs were 5-2 on the weekend. "I was very pleasant- ly surprised," Coach Dan- iel Robertson said. "I'm not sure what it was, but we did significantly better. It has nothing to do with me. It was all on the boys." As for specifics, Robert- son noted that the team is improving in some funda- mental areas. "We didn't give up as many takedowns, and we are a little more aggressive on our feet," he said. "We're doing a better job of having a plan. We didn't wait for the match to happen. The kids had their own game plan as they went in and it turned out pretty well for them." Friday, hosting the annual triangular among Lovell, Rocky and Greybull/ Riverside, the Bulldogs beat Rocky 42-33, then fell to G/R 45-32. The Bulldogs had two extremely fast pins against the Grizz as Nash Jolley seconds at 220 pounds and Zeke Collins pinned Con- ner Holzwarth in 13 sec- onds at 182. Jaccob Mickelson pinned Michael Bowman in 1:45 at 132 pounds, and se- nior Hyrum Hopkin stuck Dylan North in 4:32 at 152. Merrill Beck out-point- ed Shay Bond 8-2 at 145 pounds and Jaret Collins edged Wes Homewood 5-2 at heavyweight. For the Grizzlies, Bri- an Crawford pinned Joe Murnion in 1:49 and Ian Davidson beat Jacob Win- terholler 12-8 in a very en- tertaining match. The rest of the points for both teams came from forfeits. Against Greybull/Riv- erside, Trey Smith beat Marshall Gibbs 7-0 at 126 pounds, Jaccob Mickelson crushed Dylan Roberts 17-2 at 132, Winterholler pinned Ashton Wollam in 3:27 and Murnion pinned Jared Chavis in 1:51 at 106. 4-1 AT WRIGHT Saturday in Wright, Lovell defeated the Chey- enne East JVs 54-10, tied the Sturgis J-Vs 35-225 but won on criteria points (win- ning the greater number of matches), crushed the Gil- lette JVs 51-24, fell to Lin- team with the most first match points, which re- wards aggressive wres- tling) after a 34-34 tie and beat host Wright for the ti- tle, 41-33. Against East, the Bull- dogs got wins from Murni- on (pin), Joey Bassett (pin in 37 seconds), Smith (pin), Mickelson (pin), Beck, Hop- kin (pin) and Zeke Collins, plus forfeits. Against Sturgis, the Bulldogs got wins from Bassett, Smith (pin), Beck (pin), Hopkin, Zeke Collins, Jolley (pin in 23 seconds) and Jaret Collins (pin), then beat Gillette with wins coming from Bassett (pin), Smith (pin), Mick- elson, Beck (pin), Hopkin (pin), Winterholler (pin), Zeke Collins (pin in 23 sec- onds) and Jaret Collins (pin). Winning against Lingle were Bassett (pin in 27 sec- onds), Smith (pin in 39 sec- onds) and Beck (15-3), and Lovell beat Wright for the title thanks to wins by Mur- nion (pin in 31 seconds), Smith (pin), Mickelson (16- 1), Beck (pin) and Zeke Col- lins (pin in 22 seconds). Robertson was very pleased with some of his team's individual performances. DAVID PECK In a battle of heavyweights, Rocky sophomore Wes Homewood (left) goes head to head with Lovell freshman Jaret Collins during the Lovell-Rocky-Greybull/ Riverside Triangular Friday afternoon at Lovell High School. "Merrill (Beck--6-1 on the weekend) was more definite and didn't go down easy," he said. "He's stick- ing to what he's good at and learning when he's in trou- ble or not in trouble. He just tore it up." Zeke Collins was 4-0 on the weekend, brother Jaret 2-0. "I've been telling every- one you've got to watch out for Zeke. He's a stud," Rob- ertson said. "Nobody knows it yet, but they're going to learn. "Heavyweight is wide open. As soon as Jaret de- cides he's not just a fresh- man he'll be able to rip through a lot of his heavy- weight competition." Bassett went 4-1 Satur- day after getting no match- es on Friday. The Bulldogs will trav- el to Cody Thursday to meet the Broncs for a dual at 6 p.m., then head to Pa- villion Friday and Satur- day for the Don Runner Invitational. Action begins at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Satur- day, Robertson said. Lovell and Rocky Mountain grapplers kick off 2014 season in Lovell BY SAM SMITH The Lovell and Rocky Mountain middle school wrestling squads kicked off the 2014 season Saturday at the Lovell Invitational. Mustangs assistant coach Chase Haughian and Grizzlies head coach Louis Konsoulos reported the fol- lowing results from Satur- day's meet. LOVELL Seventh-grade wres- tlers Alex Nicholson and Kaleb Snyder placed first at 84 pounds with Nichol- son in the A division and Snyder in the B division. Sixth-grade wrestler Coy Trainor placed first at 132 pounds in the B division. Seventh-grade grap- pler Austin Ballard placed second at 132 pounds in the B division as eighth-grade wrestler Brent Snyder placed second in the same weight class in the A divi- sion. Seventh-grade wres- tler Tommy Allen placed fourth at 98 pounds in the A division and eighth-grad- er Porter Nichols placed fourth at 138 pounds in the A division. ROCKY MOUNTAIN Wrestling for the Griz- zlies, Burlington wrestlers Malachi Cook went 2-0 to place second at 91 pounds in the A division as Jacob Cook went 1-1 to place sec- ond at 77 pounds in the A division. Treyson Frost went 1-1 to place second at 120 pounds in the A divi- DAVID PECK Lovell seventh-grader Alex Nicholson works to pin a Cody opponent, fighting off his arm to the face, during the Lovell Invitational Saturday at Lovell Middle School. sion as Dominic Estes went 2-1 to place second at 70 pounds in the B division. Sixth-grade grappler Trent Groham went 2-0 at 115 pounds to place second in the B division, and eighth- grade wrestler Austin Gro- ham went 2-1 to place sec- ond at 155 pounds in the A division. Seventh-grade grap- plers Isaac Baird, William Preator, Ethan Price, Kyle Hoyt and Nathan Hatch placed third in their respec- tive weight classes as Baird went 1-1 at 70 pounds in the A division, Preator went 3-1 at 105 pounds in the B division, Price went 3-1 at 115 pounds in the B division, Hoyt went 1-1 at 138 pounds in the B di- vision and Hatch compet- ed at 120 pounds in the B division. Eighth-grade wres- tler Jeremy McQueary went 3-1 to place fourth at 105 pounds in the B divi- sion as eighth-grade grap- pler Dylan Langston placed fourth at 126 pounds in the A division. Other Rocky Mountain wrestlers who competed in the meet were Travis Lytle, Jett Winland, Zane David- son and Wyatt Horrocks. Lovell and Rocky Moun- tain will travel to Powell for the Powell Invitational Sat- urday. Wrestling action is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Indoor thinclads gear up for new season BY DEREK PHELPS This week the Lovell High School in- door track team is getting ready to head offto compete in their first meet this year. The track team con- sists of returning se- niors Kade Englert, who is a returning state plac- er, McKay Mayes, who has been throwing since freshman year and is go- ing to try hurdles this year, and Derek Phelps, who has been doing hur- dles and has had success there, as well as Amee- sha Anderson, McK- ay Baxendale, Cassi and Sloan Colvin, Eston Croft, AJ Dickson, Ga- ret Fowler, Elizabeth Gilford from Rocky Mountain High School, Nyckalas Har- vey, Payton Hetland, Jamie Kite, Andrew Mayes, Sierra Montanez, Aaron Monter- de, Dylan Ohman, Alex Sawaya, Tristen Snyder, Sami Stevens, Hunter Tippetts, Drake Welch and Britton Woody. Coach Caleb Sanders said that "there are some dedicated athletes who show a lot of excitement and enthusiasm this year," and Head Coach Joshua Sanders added that, "I am excited to start the sea- son because we have a big group of ath- letes, a lot of athletes who are new to track, so were going to spend the first cou- ple weeks helping them find an event. "We also like to use the indoor season to build a good base for the outdoor season, because a lot of kids who do out- door would be preparing right now if they were not doing the indoor sea- son," Joshua Sanders added. "We are doing some of the things that they would normally do, a lot of weight lifting, getting in shape, getting stronger." Helping coach this year are Caleb Sanders, who runs with the mid- to long-distance runners, and Chad Lindsay, who volunteers his time and helps the throwers when he can. Sanders is excited about a possible 4x800 meter relay team, which he has been able to do once before, as well as having so many athletes participating. All the athletes are working hard and getting slightly sore before their first meet on Friday, Jan. 17, in Gillette at the CCHS Indoor Invitational. Fuller improves times at Gene Dozah invite Cody quad meet Cowley's Seth Fuller competed in five events at the Gene Dozah Invitation- al Saturday and shaved nearly two seconds off his time in the 200 individu- al medley to place sixth for the Powell Panthers. Fuller placed sixth as a member of the 200 med- ley relay, competed in the 200 individual medley and helped the 200 freestyle relay team place second. He was seventh in the 100 breaststroke, improving his time by more than four seconds. Prior to the Gene Dozah Invitational, Pow- ell competed in Cody at a quadrangular meet. Fuller improved his time in the 200 IM to 31:16, placed sixth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:12.48, placed third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:09.32 and was a member of the 400 freestyle relay. Powell will compete in a triangular meet in Cody this Friday at 5 p.m. and hosts a dual with Worland on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. VACANCY Big Horn County School District #2, Lovell, Wyoming has the following vacancy for the 2014-2015 school year: ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER All applicants must have or be eligible for Wyoming Elementary Special Education Teacher Certification and be Highly Qualified as per PTSB Regulations. Big Horn County School District #2 complies with equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Position open until filled. Applicants may request an application by calling the office of Dan Coe, Superintendent, 502 Hampshire Avenue, Lovell, Wyoming 82431, or calling 307-548-2259 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, e-mailing chbowers@bgh2.k12. wy.us, or downloading forms from the District's website at www.bgh2.kl 2.wy.us Big Horn County School District #2 complies with equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. 00ULLD ,,.. FTRE Kim Shumway Zeke Collins Im had 21 points and 18 rebounds in Zeke went undeated last weekend helping Lovell to wins over Greybull and winning seven matches in the Rocky/ Wright. GreybuU trianDdar and the Wright duals, " Sponsored by Miller's Fabrication 80 E. Hwy 14A-E, Lovell, WY 307-548-6346 SPIRITo00THE,GRiZoZ00.00- Kelsea Mayfield Kelsea has worked very hard to improve and learn everything new and old. She has become a great base and at ease in front of a crowd. Great Job Kelsea! 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