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10 1 The Loveli Chronicle I February 21, 2019 + BY SAM SMRH The Lovell High School wrestling squad fought hard at the 2A West Region- al Tournament Saturday in Kemmerer as the team c laced fourth in the one- ay tournament. The Bulldogs placed seven of the 13 grapplers in Kemmerer led by Jack Steed, and 12 of the 13 wrestlers qualified for the state tour- nament this weekend. Lovell finished with a team total of 140 points, 19.5 points ahead of Big Pin- ey and 18.5 points behind Cokeville. Thermopolis won the tournament with 186 points. The team had one regional champi- on, two second-placers, three third-placers, one fourth-placer, twosev- enth-placers and two eighth-placers. Steed took home the gold at 160 pounds. He pinned Nicholas Garcia of Big Piney in the first round in 1:13 and Mike Cook of Cokeville in the quarter- finals in 1:26. Steed then pinned Jon Harvey of Ther- mopolis in the semifinals in 1:08 and defeated Devan Moody of Cokeville 2-0 in the championship match. "Jack had a strong tour- nament," coach Nick DeWitt said. "Regionals was proba- bly the best string of match- es he has put together all year long. He knew he had a to'ugh road to the finals oinlg into the tournament, ut he set his mind on be- ing a champion and followed through." Senior Alex Nichol- son placed second at 120 pounds. Nicholson stuck Kyauna Dearman of Shosho- ni in the quarterfinals in 54 seconds and Braxton Smith of Big Piney in the semifi- nals in 1:01 before falling to Nathaniel Boreen of Grey- bull/Riverside 7-2 in the championship match. "Alex met up with an op- ponent that we have battled with all year long," DeWitt said. "We won some and he's won some, and this week- end just happened to be his turn." SAM SMrrH Lovell senior Jack Steed battles Greybull/Riverside wrestler Shawn Erhart at an earlier meet this season. Steed won the 2A West Regional Tournament title at 160 pounds Saturday in Kemmerer. teammate Kyler Marchant in the consolation semifi- nals in 2:42 and defeated Arie Kranendonk 8-2 in the third-place match. Junior Quinton Hecker placed third at 126 pounds. He stuck Nathan Weske of Cokeville in the first round in 1:41 and Joe Hajba of Big Piney in the quarterfinals in 1:16 before falling to Wyatt McDermott of Thermopolis 4-3 in the semifinals. Heck- er came back to pin Creed- en Schell of Big Piney in the consolation semifinals of Big Piney 4-0 in the semi- finals. Powell came back to beat Tanner Hansen of Big Piney 3-1 in the consolation semifinals before falling to Riley Shaffer of Thermop olis 6-0 in the third-place match. Sophomore Ky- ler Marchant went 1-2 and placed seventh at 113 pounds by pinning Nathan Thornock of Cokeville in the consolation third round in 2:58 for his lone win in Kemmerer. Junior Dallas Oliver "This group of young men and woman exceed- ed the expectations for this tournament," DeWitt said. "Typically, I would be ex- pecting each of these ath- letes to finish in the top three, but due to circum- stances that led to them be- ing on a bus for 16 hours the day before and getting less than five hours of sleep, my expectation for them was tO simply come out and per- form at their best. "I can't say enough about the dedication, will- Junior Coy Trainor placed second at 220 in 2:13 and James Knigge of went 1-2 and placed seventh power, the team comradery pounds. Trainorcrushed Shoshoni in the third-place at 195 pounds by pinningand the heart that this group Dade Greene of Greybull/match in 5:34. Gabe Cash of Shoshoni inshowed over the weekend." Riverside 11-0 in the semi-Sophomore Asher Nich-the consolation first round The Bulldog grapplers finals and fell to Logan Cole olson placed third at 132 in 2:45. are now preparing for the of Thermopolis 3-1 in the pounds. Nicholson pinnedSophomore Myzek Wyoming State Wrestling championship match. Chase White of Thermopo-McArthur went 2-2 and Tournament this Friday and "Coy finally got a chance lis in the first round in 1:52 placed eighth at 152 pounds Saturday in Casper. The to truly test his knee and his and Braeden Cash of Sho-by defeating Brady Johnson meet begins at 9 a.m. Friday shoni in the quarterfinals in of Big Piney 5-2 in the con- and continues Saturday at 8:30 a.m. "Going into State, my only true expectation for this team is for them to con- tinue to push themselves to mind against the opponent that we've been looking for- ward to matching up against all season," DeWitt said. "It came down to a takedown to decide the match." 3:35 before falling to Tonka Lytle of Rocky Mountain 6-2 in the semifinals. Nichol- son stormed back and stuck White in the consolation solation second round and pinning Charles Dillon of Wind River in the consola- tion third round in 3:10. Senior Kerry Powell GRIZZ con nued from page 9 DAVID PECK [ Rocky senior Ethan Price drives to the basket during the [ Grizzlies' 71'61 win over the Friday [ Tongue River Eagles in Cowley. Price scored 28 points on Senior Night. shooting the ball. It's a gional Tournament as the credit to Jess (Wambeke), number one seed out of Tyler (Banks) and others the Northwest with a 6-0 for getting them the ball conference record. in their sweet spots. It The Grizz (16-5) will was a great last game for Ethan. "It was good compe- tition to see going into Regionals. I thought they (TR) played one of their best games. They shot the ball well." Besides the hot shooting, Taylor Winland grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the team, and Price meet Shoshoni (3-19) at 4 p.m. at Riverton High School immediately fol- lowing the Rocky-Sho- shoni girls game, which is scheduled at Central Wyoming College at 2:30. If the Grizz win, they will meet the winner of the Greybull-Wind River game Friday at 7:30 p.m. If they happen to lose to added six. Wambeke Shoshoni, they would play dished out five assists, the Wind River-Greybull The game was the fi- ' loser at 1 p.m. Friday. All nal home contest for not Friday games are at the only Price but also for fel- high school. low senior Talon Grant, "We're preparing for who was in the starting three teams: Shoshoni, lineup for senior night. TONGUE RIVER (61) Katie McMeans 0 0-0 O, Braden Mc- Cafferty 4 2-2 13, Nick Summers 7 2-3 19, Jackson Clair 2 0-2 4, Justice Rees 6 1-4 13, Cade Reish 3 0-0 8, Daie'n Bear Don't Walk 0 0-0 O, Eli Cummins 1 0-0 2. Sam Patterson 10-2 2. Totals 24 5-13 61. ROCKY MTN. (71) Ethan Price 9 4-5 28, Talon Grant 0 0-0 O, Jess Wambeke 0 0-1 O, Dawson May 0 0-0 O, Taylor Winland 9 2-3 20, Tyler Banks 1 0-0 2, Trace Moss 0 0-00i Zach Simmons 65-6 21, Zane Horrocks 0 0-0 O, Branson Robison 0 0-00. Totals 25 11-15 71. TonRiver 13 14 19 15-61 RockyMt. 22 17 13 19-71 Three-point field goals - McCafferty 3, Summers 3, Reish 2; Price 6, Simmons 4. Fouled out- none. Total fouls- Tongue River 17, Rocky nine. ON TO RIVERTON The GrizZlies are off to Riverton today (Thurs- day) for the 2A West Re- Greybull and Wind River," Winland said. "All three bring different styles. Wyoming Indian is obvi=i oUsly the (tournament);? favorite going in." "I think we're ready to .go. The guys have played m enough big games this year that they know what it's like." Other first round games are Wyoming In- dian vs. Riverside at 12:30 p.m. at RHS and Tongue River vs. Kemmerer at 4 p.m. at CWC. The Grizzlies defeat- ed Shoshoni 60-28 Dec. 20 in Cowley and 69-39 in Worland Jan. 11 during the Big Horn Basin Clas- sic. They beat Wind River 67-56 Dec. 21 in Pavillion. And they swept Grey- bull this season 67-50 and 51-46. Sophomore Cardon Mickelson placed third at 113 pounds. Mickelson pinned Yael Martinez of Big Pin- ey in the quarterfinals in 1:34 before falling to even- tual champion Austin Ire- land of Thermopolis in the semifinals in 3:11. Mickelson bounced back and pinned BY SAM SMITH semifinals in 42 seconds and beat Blake Williams of Ther- mopolis 11-2 in the third- place match. Senior Kelly Powell placed fourth at 170 pounds. Powell pinned Austin Barral of Thermopolis in the quar- terfinals in 33 seconds be- fore falling to Justin Seeman fall to went 1-2 and placed eighth their highest ability," DeWitt at 182 pounds, defeating said. "After watching what Grizzly Junior Varsity sweep Colton Befus of Wind River they were able to accom- 4-3 in the quarterfinals. Other Bulldog wrestlers who competed in Kemmer- er were senior Temperance Mickelson at 120 pounds and freshman Aden Nichol- son at 138 pounds. plish last weekend and after all the hurdles and bumps in the road, I look forward to seeing what they can ac- complish after a good week of practice and the rest they'll need to compete." Meeteetse and Tongue River By Sam Smith It was a successful sea- son finale for the Rocky Mountain junior varsi- ty boys and girls basket- ball squads over the week- from our team defense." Girls action Thursday in Meeteetse, the Lady Grizz JVs defeat- ed the Lady Longhorn var- sity 31-30. Kiara Jolley led end as the Grizzlies swept Rocky with 7 points, and the Meeteetse Longhorns Josey Steed added 6, Isa- Thursday in Meeteetse and belle Christensen and Mar- the Tongue River Eagles ty Welling 5 apiece, Taylin Friday in Cowley. Boettcher 4 and Taylor De- BY SAM SMITH even more if they get outThursday, the Griz- spain and Brionna Petrich Partridge and Woodford 2 The season didn't end this summer and work on zly boys defeated the Mee- 2 apiece. Christensen and It was a rough week for each. the way the Lovell Bulldog their game." teetse varsity 49-40. Zane Despain led the Lady Grizz the .Lovell Bulldog junior Boys action freshman boys and girls BOYS ACTION Horrocks poured in 16 in rebounding with seven varsity boys and girls bas- Friday, the Bulldog basketball squads wanted as The Bulldog boys fellpoints for Rocky, and Trace apiece. Moss added 12, Dawson Friday in Cowley, ketball squads as they trav- boys fell to Worland 56'29. both teams fell to Worland to Worland Friday 63-51 in May and Tyson Christian- Rocky defeated the Lady tied to Worland Friday and CJ Pickett led Lovell with 6 Friday and Lander Saturday Worland. Chance Abraham Lander Saturday. points, and Zane Hitz, Aden on the road. led Lovell with 16 points, sen 6 apiece, Branson Ro- Eagles 46-27. Jolley poured Friday, the Lady Bull- Mayes, Bishop Trainor and The Lady Bulldog fro- and Bishop Trainor add- bison 5 and Dominic Estes in 17 points, and Boettch- dog JVs fell to Worland 37- Tyler Nichols added 4 each, sh fell to Worland 38-33 in ed 14, Seth Harvey 8, Dallen 4: Horrocks led the team in er added 9, Steed 7, Malia 25. Adessa Lundberg led Dallen Mangus 3 and Ezra Worland. Manda Mayes led Mangus 5, Zach Hunder and rebounding with 10. Hedges 4, Alexis Minemy, Lovell with 7 points, and Harlow and Chance Abra-Lovell with 14 points, and Amos. Monterde 3 apiece Friday, Rocky defeat- er 3 and Despain, Chris- Jordan Woodford added ham 2 apiece. Chevelle Jolley added 8, Hal- and Kobe May 2. ed Tongue River 50-46 in tensen and Petrich 2 each. 5, Manda Mayes 4, Lauren Saturday, Lovell fell to Icy Rael 5 and Alyssa Rael, Saturday, Lovell fell to Cowley. Horrocks, May and Despain led the team in re- Mitchell 3 and Brynn Wilk- Lander 76-42 in Lander.Krystalyn Palmer and Beth- Lander 58-47. Trainor led Moss led the Grizz with 14 bounding with eight. erson, Katelyn Bischoff and Thomas Hinckley and Pick- any O'Tremba 2 each. the Bulldogs with 13 points, points each, and Robison The Lady Grizz fin' Rhett Partridge 2 each. ett led the Bulldogs with 8 Saturday, Lovell fell to and May and Mangus addedand Estes added 4. Hor-ished the season 14-5. Saturday, Lovell fell points apiece, and Mangus Lander 38-30 in Lander. 10 apiece, Abraham 9, Har- rocks led Rocky with seven "We have great girls at to Lander 53-33. Lurid- and Harlow added 7 each,Mayes led the Lady Bulldogs vey 3 and Hunder 2. rebounds. Rocky Mountain," coach berg led the Lady Bulldogs Hitz and Nichols 4 each with 10 points, and O Trem-The Bulldog frosh fin- The Grizzly boys fin-Justin Moss said. "Our la- with 10 points, and Wilk- and Mayes and Abraham 2 ba added 8, Ashlynn Fink 4, ished the season 9-9. ished the season 13-6. dies fought through blood, erson added 5, Merisa Col- apiece. "It's nice finishing up sweat and tears, but they lins, Grace Shumway, Au- The Bulldog JVs will Alma DelaCruz and Jolley 3 "I thought we pro- apiece and Alyssa Rael 2. gressed all season and im- on a good note," coach Jer- did it all together. They brey Peterson and Mitchell wrap up the season Friday The Lady Bulldog frosh proved tremendously" coach ry Bellmyer said. "The kids didn't pull apart they pulled 3 each and Chevelle Jolley, by hosting Powe]l at 4 p.m. finished the season 8-11. Michael Jameson said. "Sev- played their best basket- together. . ball at the end of the sea-Off-season work is t, he 6hro icle om #he welol ,ot "I think theYthis year," coachlearned aDave uperal of our players steppedand elevated their game. son. Theyjust kept getting ahead, and fundamentals Scheffler said. "They, were As a class, they have a lot of better. Our defense turned will need to continue to be wwwlovellchromicle very competitive, l think potential to be successful in into our offense. Wescored built, but these girls have a next year they'll improve years to come." a lot on transition offense bright future."