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www.LovellChronicle.com January 21, 2010 I The Loven Chronicle I 1:]. KARLA POMEROY Middle school wrestling is under way. Here, Rocky Mountain eighth-grader Anthony Estes (left) battles Quinton Kelly of Greybull/Cloud Peak during the Greybull Invitational Saturday. Local teams will attend the Lovell Invitational this Saturday. Action begins at 9:30 a.m. Chris Wambeke receives Rookie of the Year award BY DAVID PECK Cowley native and 2001 Rocky Moun- tain High School graduate Chris Wambeke was named Rookie of the Year last week at the annual business meeting of the Clyde Companies, Inc., composed of five compa- nies, including W.W. Clyde Co., for which Wambeke works in Springville, Utah. Working on a particular project as a field engineer, Wambeke has assumed a supervi- sory role and not only excels in that role but can also step in for his supervisor, according to a narrative read at the annual meeting. "As a young engineer, Chris has all eyes on him, including the attention of a joint venture partner," the narrative reads. The partner's district manager was "blown away" by Wambeke's work plans, the narra- tive continues, and told his district that the plan was one of the best he had ever seen. "Chris is a rising star. He quickly picks up on the necessary tools, language and knowledge needed to work in the industry without missing a beat," the narrative con- tinues. "He takes the time to share these with his young peers and crew to help to stay up on the latest news. "Chris is a major contributor at W.W. Clyde, has represented us well with our JV partner and will certainly be 'one to watch' in the months and years to come." A 2008 graduate of BYU-Idaho, Wam- beke and his wife, Molly, have one daugh- ter, Eva, who is 18 months old. He is the son of Debbie and the late Harry Wambeke of Cowley. CoI.rRTEI PHOTO Chris Wambeke holds his Rookie of the Year Award while holding daughter Eva during the recent company awards presentation. indoor thinclads get off to strong start in Laramie BY DAVID PECK The Lovell High School indoor track season got off to a strong start Friday at the Shine Indoor Track Invitational held at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Senior Tyler Anderson dominated the throwing events, beating Lucas Row- ley of Casper Natrona by more than two feet in the shot put with a first-place throw of 53 feet and win- ning the weight throw with a toss of 55 feet. "That's a p,nomenal throw t'o start ot m Janu- ary," coach Joshua Sanders said of Anderson's effort in the shot put. "He's done that consistently. Every year he starts out throwing better than last year and improves throughout the year. He consistently pro- gresses." Steer tagging dates set Big Horn County 4-H has set three steer tagging :dates for members with :beef projects. County 4-H Educator :Jenny Good said if members are undecided about wheth- er they will continue with a beef project, they should get their steer tagged. ', The three tagging dates are Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gormley resi- dence in Burlington; Feb. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the Rodney Crosby residence in Cowley and Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at the fairgrounds in Basin. For more information contact Good at 765-2868, Also "phenomenal" as a sophomore in the shot put was AJ Montanez, Sand- ers said. Montanez placed third with a throw of 46 feet and was also third in the weight throw with a toss of 41-8. "If he progresses at a good rate, he'll do really well this year," Sanders added. The Lovell boys placed last (eighth) with 25 team points Friday, but Sanders noted that the weight throw was considered to be an ex- hibition event and was not added to the team points. If the Anderson-Montanez points were counted, the 16 son well in the throws on the girls side were sopho- mores Schuylar Davis and Isabel Gurrola and fresh- man Anya Brightly. Da- vis threw the shot 26 feet, while Gurrola threw 25-2, Brightly 23-8. In the weight throw, Gurrola threw 16-4, Brightly 16-1. "Schuylar showed the good work she's done. It was a good start for her," Sanders said. "Isabel and Anya had good starts, too." Junior Josh Scheffler, who was seeing ,his first track and field action in several years, placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 34-11, and he also points would put the Bull- competed in the longjump, dogs right up there with reaching 16-93. Cheyenne Central and Riv- "That's a good start erton for sixth and seventh, for him," Sanders said of he said. Scheffler's triple jump dis- Also starting the sea- tance. "I'd like to see him WANTED Lovell residents wanting to burn leaves and grass Call your state legislators and voice your opinion. They work for us %ve the people." Don't let unelected officials make decisions that affect our way of life. Put the right to burn or not to burn into the hands of local government. Senator Ray Peterson 548-6405 Representative Elaine Harvey 548-7866 Paid for by Jim Szlemko 4uu--- Kathi is a Wilton Method School of Cake Decorating Graduate. The first four week course is for beginners in cake decorating. It will offer the basics in decorating. Enrollment fee for the four week course is $50.00. (supplies not included) Intermediate and Advanced courses will be offered later. If you are interested please call 568-3055. Enrollment is limited. Classes will be held weekly. - All proceeds go directly to the Basin Area Chamber of Commerce. i _= 11ninu around 37 or 38 for outdoor track. He has good form. We're looking for more strength and explosiveness overall and having a better third phase." Senior Ben Long placed fifth in the triple jump at 36-11 and ran the 55-meter dash in 7.48. He was, per- haps, a little disappointed in jumping 18-3 in the long jump, Sanders said. "Ben wants to be in the 19-foot range, but that will come," the coach said. "He didn't have his legs under him, the bounce and explo- siveness. He looked a little tired," Junior Kaleb Leit- head placed seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.49 and ran the 200-me- ter dash in 27.24. "Kaleb, as he gets in better shape, will be able to drop his 400-meter time," Sanders said. "He needs to drop about six seconds to place at State." Junior Kenneth Moncur will also improve his times as he gets into shape, Sand- ers said. He ran the 800 in 2:29.42 and the 1,600 in 5:45.17 and cleared 5 feet in the high jump. 1,600-meter time. "We'll see his times drop a lot as time goes on." In other results, Scott Everheart threw 40-6 in the shot put and Nic Marti- nez threw 21-9 in the shot put and 20-6 in the weight throw. The Bulldogs are sched- uled to attend the Black Hills State University meet on Saturday, Jan. 30, but the throwers will compete in Cody this Friday at the Cody pole vault and shot put meet. The meet begins "There .are a lot of cor- at 3 p.m. with the girls ners in indoor trck, and ':throwing, followed by the that throws offyour atride," boys, assistant coach Chad Sanders said of Moncur's Lindsay said. Fight the Flu, w ecause of the swine (novel H1N1) flu virus strain, this influenza season has not been business as usual. We don't know what the coming months will mean for flu activity, so it's important to get vaccinated. There is now plenty of H1N1 vaccine avail- able for anyone who wants it. Vaccines are the single most effective weapon we have against influenza. Con- tact your local public health office to find out where and when vaccines are being offered in your community. Vac- cines are also being offered by many local pharmacies and other medical professionals. It's N for Your Vaccin More information online at www.health.wyo.gov ! J ,,, @"" fl Wyoming Department of Health Commit to your health.