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CHRONICLE Or S April 26, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 7 PATTI CARPENTER Chase Tippetts tees off at Hole No. 4 during the Lovell Invitational Golf Tournament held at Foster Gulch on Saturday. Bulldog golfers see highs and lows this week BY PATTI CARPENTER Lovell High School's golf team played in two tournaments this weekend, ending with a sweeping win at the tournament held on their home course on Saturday. A slim team of four traveled on Friday to compete against nu- merous teams in Thermopolis. Chase Tippetts had a great day, placing ninth against what his coach Devon Parks described as a "highly competitive field." Tippetts shot'45-43=88 that day. Brandon Wolvington had an "off' day, said Parks. "He strug- gled most of the day and just doesn't do well on that particular course for some reason." Wolving- ton shot 50-50=100, which Parks said is a high number for his abil- ity level. Parks thought CJ Murphey PATti CARPENTER Jordan Frost watches her ball after a second shot last Saturday at the Lovell Invitational Golf Tournament held at Foster Gulch golf course. shot well at 45-47= 92. "This is good for him and I'm excited to see his scores begin to come down," said Parks. McKay Baxendale shot 54- 65=114, which Parks said was pretty average for him. More members were able to participate in the home tourna- ment that the Lovell team host- ed at Foster Gulch golf course on Saturday, and the team proved home course advantage with a first-place team win. Their score was 357. Moorcroft placed second with 372, Kemmerer third with 381. Powell and Cody didn't bring full teams, but Powell still man- aged to place fourth with a team score of 386. Big Horn tied for fifth with 410 and Worland was next with a score of 474. "I think it gave us a good look at some of the 2A teams that we will be up against at regionals in a few weeks," said Parks. Wolvington bounced back with 42-42=82, placing fourth. "I'm really proud of him for overcoming a bad day before and stepping up at our home meet," said Parks. Tippetts took sixth place with 43-44=87 and Murphey took eighth with 46-44=90. Cody King had an "off' day, shooting 53-43=96, which Parks said is high for him. "Cody had an off day but I'm confident he'll bounce back and do well for us later," said Parks. Jordan Frost took fourth among the girls with 52-47=99. "I'm really proud of how well she did against the 2A girls and I expect her to do well at the 2A Regionals," said Parks. The only other girl on the team, Cassie Colvin, shot 74- 73=147. The team will travel to Powell on Friday and to Buffalo on Sat- urday to compete against some of the best players in the state. The 2A Regional Tournament is slat- ed for May 9-10. Coach C receives hall of fame award The late Lovell teacher and coach Gerry Christiansen re- ceived a special award posthumously this week when the Wyo- ming Coaches Association announced its 2012 inductees into the WCA Junior High/Middle School Hall of Fame. The 2012 class includes Ed Sheridan of Douglas, Gary Jahn- ke of Gillette, Jerry Cross of Buffalo and Christiansen of Lovell. According to a WCA release, Christiansen coached for 24 years, including football, girls basketball, track and field, volley- ball, wrestling and golf. Christiansen and the others will be inducted into the hall of fame during the annual WCA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at the Parkway Plaza in Casper on Friday, July 20. Lovell thinclad earn 46 personal records at home meet BY DAVID PECK Hosting their biggest Lovell Invitational in years, the Lovell Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs used a picture perfect day (after a cool start) to record a number of per- sonal records Saturday afternoon at Kevin P. Robertson Stadium. The Bulldogs and Lady Bull- dogs set 46 personal records on Saturday as the Lovell girls won the team title and the boys fin- ished second. The Lady Bulldogs outscored Powell 129.5-102.5, and the Bulldogs placed second to the Panthers, 187.33-109.33. "We had a ton of outstand- ing performances," Sanders said. "I think a nice, warm day will do that. Good competition and a lot of teams all adds to the mix." Coach Joshua Sanders said the Lovell staff named senior Susie Robertson as the female athlete of the week for her per- formance Saturday. Robertson competed in the high jump for the first time in the outdoor season and won the event, clearing 5 feet. She also placed second in the 800 meters (1:01.40) and was a mem- ber of the winning 1,600-meter relay team. Robertson has been hampered by a quad strain since early in the indoor track season. "She ran the 4 by 4 after the high jump," Sanders said. "It's good to have her do well and be back (in the high jump). It was a good meet for her on Saturday." The 1,600-meter relay team set a new school record Saturday, and it was a family affair. Sisters Kim and Amanda Shumway and Susie Robertson and their cousin Erin Robertson covered the four laps in a time of 4:07.47, besting the record of 4:08.33 set last year by Kim Shumway, Karen Korit- nik, Alyssa Geiser and Susie Rob- ertson. "It's pretty cool that a family can do that," Sanders said. "We knew it was going to be close. We knew at Susie's 200-meter mark that they had a chance." The current four are within striking distance of the Class 2A state record of 4:07.61 set by Lin- gle-Ft. Laramie in 2008. A state record can only be set at the state track meet. Also winning first place was the 3,200-meter relay team of Meryk McArthur, Erin Rob- ertson, Hannah McCurley and Amanda Shumway, running a time of 10:56.18. The sprint relay team was disqualified due to a fall cause by a leg entanglement on the third handoff. "Alyssa (Geiser) got scraped up in that. She had to miss the (300-meter) hurdles and would have run well," Sanders said. Sanders also noted that fresh- man Whitney Grant "had a great meet." She didn't quite qualify for the finals in the 100-meter dash but set a personal record with a time of 13.68. She also pre-qual- ified for State in the 100-meter intermediate hurdles with a per- sonal-record time of 17.21, good for third place Saturday. "That's a great time," Sanders said. Junior Chelsey Ellis ran a personal-record time of 13.17 DAVID PECK Lovell senior Mark Grant powers over a hurdle in the lead during the 300-meter intermediate hurdles race Saturday at the Lovell Invitational. Grant won the race in a time of 43.55. in the 100-meter dash, which pre-qualified her for State, then placed third in the finals at 13.27. Kassidy Hetland placed fifth at 13.63 after a 13.49 prelim. Kim Shumway won the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.24, and freshman Ameesha Anderson placed fifth with a per- sonal-record time of 29.58. Junior Meryk McArthur had a strong meet, Sanders noted, placing sixth in the 1,600 me- ters with a personal-record time of 5:57.96, and she placed third in the 300-meter low hurdles at 52.74, another PR. Sanders said coaches have been waiting for McArthur to beat the six-minute mark in the 1,600 based on her indoor performances. "Her legs felt pretty fresh in the mile," he said. Chelby Lewis finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal-record time of 19.30, and Stephanie Allred was 13 th at 22.43. In the field events, Sanders noted that Amanda Shumway placed second to sister Susie in the high jump, clearing a per- sonal-record 4-10. Chayli McAr- thur placed fifth at 4-4, a person- al record, and Ivy Abraham was eighth at 4-2. Grant won the pole vault at 8 feet, and Lauren Hinckley was fourth, clearing 7 feet. Kim Shumway won the long jump with a leap of 15-11, and Chayli McArthur was fifth at 15-1, three-quarters of an inch from the pre-qualification mark. Jodi Walker was sixth at 14-8. "That was Kim's furthest this year," Sanders said, "and she was behind the board, too. Chayli had a PR, which was good to see." Walker also placed fourth in the triple jump, hitting the mark of 32-6, and Geiser was right be- hind her in fifth at 31-8. In the throws, Miranda Griffis placed third in the shot put with a toss of 31-8 , and Katie Hoover was fourth with a personal-record DAVID PECK Lovell senior Susie Robertson clears the bar in the high jump during the Lovell Invitational Saturday. Robertson was named the female athlete of the week for the Lady Bulldogs. throw of 31-2. Mercedes Harley placed seventh at 28-8. "She's progressing nicely," Sanders said of Hoover. Griffis placed fourth in the discus, tossing the disc 103-2. Schuylar Davis placed fifth at 97- 10. Other girls results Saturday included: 100m dash - Lauren Hinckley 15 th, 14.68; long jump - Chelsey Ellis 10 t", 14-3, Mercedes Haney 16 th, 13-7, Ivy Abraham 20 t, 12-9, Stephanie AIIred 22 n'l, 12-5, Chelby Lewis 23 r, 12-4; triple jump- Meryk McArthur 11 th, 29-4 (PR); shot put- Schuylar Da- vis 12 t", 27-11, $amantha Stevens 22-7; discus - Katie Hoover 12 t", 66-6, Stevens 20 t', 54-11. BOYS SOLID Coaches named senior AJ Montanez as the male athlete of the week for his performance Sat- urday. Montanez set a personal record in the shot put and threw his season best in the discus. Montanez fired the shot a per- sonal record 52-11 to place sec- ond to Powell's Garrett Lynch, and he tossed the discus 150-5, his best throw this year, also fin- ishing second to Lynch. Junior Tanner Rohrer also set a pair of personal records, placing fourth in the discus with a throw of 143-1 and setting an outdoor PR in the shot at 42-8, good for sixth place. Freshman Daniel Strom placed eighth in the discus with a personal record throw of 114-7, placing eighth, and Cody Savage finished 10 th with a throw of 110- 4. In all, the Lovell throws set 11 personal records on Saturday. "We had a lot of good perfor- mances Saturday," Sanders said, -- "pretty much everybody every- where." Performances Sanders noted included: Zeke Collins set a personal record in the 300-meter interme- diate hurdles by three seconds with a time of 50.30. Jacob Beck ran "a nice 800" with a time of 2:17.30 (PR), good for sixth place. Dino Collins placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.58, a personal record. "It was good to have him in the 54s," Sanders said. "We were hoping he would do that, and he did. If he could get in the 53s that would be good." Collin McArthur, though he didn't break the school record he was shooting for, placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:01.68. Colin May ran the 1,600 for the first time this season and placed second with a time of 4:48.37, his best time in two years. Freshman AJ Dickson placed third in the 3,200 meters with a personal-record time of 10:58.32. "AJ getting in the 10s is awesome," Sanders said. "He enjoys it and is motivated. He's sitting in a good spot as a fresh- man." See 'BULLDOGS,' page 9