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May 22, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle I 11 GRIZZ continued from al record. Both were close in the discus, as well. McWhirter finished ninth with a throw of 80-9, Park- er 10th at 80-1, a PR. The Rocky girls tied for fifth in the 10-team field with Wyoming Indian, earning 58 points. BOYS RESULTS The Rocky Mountain boys had a strong Regional, placing fourth with 73 team points. Like the girls, eight athletes have qualified for the state track meet. Senior Joey Jewell is closing out his career at Rocky Mountain in style, qualifying for State in four events. Jewell won the long jump with a season-best jump of 20-1 and placed fourth in the 300-me- ter hurdles with a time of 43.95 after going 42.87 in prelims, right at his school record of 42.86. He also placed sixth in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, and was a member of the Rocky 400-meter relay team that placed second with a time of 45.75, joining Caleb Hor- rocks, Kirby Winland and Cannon Simmons. "He loves track," Chris- tiansen said of Jewell. "It kind of keeps him engaged. The high jump was amaz- ing for our side of the state. Normally, 6 feet will win it, but seven kids jumped 6 feet or better. That's crazy." page nine Junior Cannon Sim- mons is heading to State in three events. Besides the sprint relay he placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.87 (11.80 in prelims) and eighth in the triple jump at 38-93A. Likewise, junior Caleb Horrocks placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a per- sonal-record time of 54.90 and fifth in the pole vault, clearing a personal-record 10-6 to go with his sprint relay qualification. Freshman Cole Sim- mons placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.38 seconds (24.33 in prelims) and fifth in the tri- ple jump with a leap of 39- 11 to go with his sprint relay qualification. Freshman Dominic Twomey had a strong show- ing in Lander. The dis- tance runner placed third in the 3,200 meters Friday afternoon with a time of 11:13.96, setting a new per- sonal record by 40 seconds, and on Saturday he placed fifth in the 1,600 meters at 5:12.52, right at his PR. "For a freshman we're excited about him and his times," Christiansen said. "We're glad he gets to go down and get exposed to it (state competition)." The Rocky 1,600-meter relay team just missed out qualifying for State with a fourth-place finish in a time of 3:47.55, just behind Big Piney's 3:46.70. (The top four relay teams ad- vance to State.) Members of the team were Winland, Bill Despain, Jake Loyning and Tanner Coleman. "Coming down the back stretch we thought we could pass Lovell but figured Big Piney would pass us both," Christiansen said. "They gave it every- thing they had. Kirby ran a great split, 52.9." In the throws, senior Jacob Price placed second in the shot put with a throw of 43-61A, and freshman Zac Zier placed seventh at 40- 53A, a personal record. Zier was barely edged out in the discus, finishing ninth with a throw of 105-11. Overall, Christiansen was pleased with his team's performance at Regionals. "It's a step in the right direction," he said. "We're excited about it. We hope we can create some excite- ment among the kids, too, who see their friends be successful." STATE TRACK The Grizz will be off to Casper this week for the Wyoming State Track Meet. Action begins Thurs- day at noon with the 3,200 meters and the 2A boys dis- cus. Events continue Fri- day and Saturday at 9 a.m. each day at Casper Kelly Walsh High School. Other Rocky competi- GOLF Justin Mickelson scored 121-107=228. Parks said he had a really good practice round, where he broke 100, but was not able to keep it up for the tournament. He said the round was the best he'd seen him do all year. Lane Hover, a relative newcomer to the sport, scored 118-114=232. Parks noted that it was his first varsity tournament. "He has learned a lot continued from page nine about the game and with a lot of practice he will get better fast. He's only a freshman and already his swing is looking better and he is making a lot of progress. "He's starting to be more consistent and when he finds his stroke he'll be even more consistent." Parks noted that Hunter Tippetts, though not able to participate, was invited to play varsity at the tournament. "I think he has a bright future and I'm excited to see where his golf game takes him," he said. Parks has accepted a teaching position in Evan- ston and will be hand- ing over the reins to Levi Collins, who will coach the team starting in the fall. Parks said he expects Collins to do everything he can to make the team successful. "He is enthusiastic, has a good work ethic and tors in Lander included: GIRLS DIVISION 100m dash - Maddie Crawford 23rd in prelims, 16.00, Laura Ferguson 24th in prelims, 16.17; 800 meters - Summer Johnson 20th, 3:03, Yuri Okamura 21st, 3:26.03 (PR); 1,600m relay (Crawford, Hayes, Johnson, Higgins) fifth, 4:58.37; long jump - Hayes 15th, 13-4 (PR), Ferguson 20th, 11-6 (PR), Okamu- ra 22nd, 9-4; triple jump - Johnson 13th, 27-5. BOYS DIVISION 100m dash - Charles Kawano 15th, 13.03, Cole Simmons FS; 400m dash - Tanner Coleman 1 lth in prelims, 57.59 (PR), Kawa- no 21st in prelims, 1:10.09 (PR); 800 meters -Jake Loyning llth, 2:18.75 (PR), Dominic Twomey 15th, 2:24.67 (PR), Joey Car- roll 17th, 2:27.46, Yosu- ki Taniguchi 18th, 2:28.28 (PR); 1,600 meters - Car- roll 15th, 5:29.05, Josh Mc- Cracken 19th, 6:21.85 (PR); 3,200 meters - Taniguchi 12th, 13:14.23; long jump - Tanner Coleman 13th, 17-5 ; triple jump - Coleman 12th, 37-4; high jump - Bill Despain 12th, 5-6; shot put - Josh McCracken 22nd, 31-11 (PR), Chase Brand 27th, 29-0 (PR); dis- cus - Jacob Price 19th, 88- 7, McCracken 26th, 80-11, Brand 29th, 67-7. learns fast," said Parks. "He will be a good coach." Parks said he will miss the connections he and his family have made in the area but is also excited for the new opportunities for his family in Evanston. He said since he has family in both areas, he will vis- it often. "We will miss the school, the people in Lovell and all of the support we've received here," said Parks. Cardinals stay undefeated; Dodgers sweep weekend BY SAM SMITH The North Big Horn Little League season continued on Thursday with a Majors game and some Minors games on Saturday and on Monday as teams traveled to Grey- bull and some teams played each other. MAJOR LEAGUE On Thursday, the Ink Spot Cardinals faced off with the Big Horn Federal Cubs at AMCOL field in Lovell. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 7-5. "We were up 5-1 in the fifth inning," Cubs assistant coach Justin Moss said. "We made some errors and the Cards got some hits to make it 7-5 in their advantage. In the bottom of the sixth inning, we had some opportu- nities. Jess Wambeke and Trace Moss got on base and Jess got out at home. Our pitching is coming together. Zane Horrocks and CJ Pickett pitched well. I think it was our best game of the season and we'll continue to progress through the season." The Cardinals traveled to Greybull on Saturday. Re- sults were unavailable before press time. MINOR LEAGUE On Thursday, the Miller's Fabrication Dodgers faced off against the AMCOL Braves at the East Field Complex. The Dodgers defeated the Braves 9-0. Also on Thursday, the TCT West Tigers faced offwith the Cowley Lumber Pirates in Cowley. The Tigers defeat- ed the Pirates in a thriller, 10-9. "The Pirates bats were silent the first two innings due to good Tigers pitching from Kobe May," Pirates coach Doug Arnold said. "In the third inning, the Pirates erupt- ed for six hits and five runs, but it was far too little, too late. We ran the bases well when we got on. We need to get more consistent in our pitching for overall team improvement. On Saturday, the Dodgers squared off with the Tigers in Byron. The Dodgers defeated the Tigers 9-5. "Derek Parks had a strong pitching performance," Dodgers coach Ryan Mangus said. "We fell behind early and made a comeback late," Ti- gers coach Jared Jarrett said, "but we weren't able to put enough points on the board. The team came alive late and started to hit the ball well." The Pirates squared off with the CodeRed Tactical Angels in Byron Saturday. Results were unavailable be- fore press time. Also on Saturday, the Braves traveled to Greybull to face Greybull/Basin. Results were unavailable before press time. On Monday, the Dodgers faced off with the Angels at Byron field. The Dodgers defeated the Angels 6-3 for the third straight win of the weekend as Manda Mayes had a two-run RBI single and Jacob Mangus had a strong pitch- ing performance. Thursday's slate of games includes the Angels facing off with Greybull/Basin in Lovell at 6:30 p.m. and the Ti- gers squaring off with the Dodgers in Cowley at 6 p.m. The Braves and the Cubs will travel to Otto to face the Rattlers Minors and Majors team with the Minors game at 5 p.m. and the Majors at 6:30 p.m. The Cards will trav- el to Powell for a 6:30 p.m. start. SURANCE Spring and summer weather in Wyoming bring a little bit of every- thing - thunderstorms, floods, damaging winds, hail and lightning. Here are some tips from Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig to help you be ready for the severe weather season that runs from mid-April to mid-August. Review your insurance policy annually with your insurance agent to make sure you have adequate coverage for your family and belongings. Contact the Wyoming Insurance Department at 1-800-438-5768 or by visit- ing http://doi.wyo.gov for more information regarding insurance coverage. Make sure you have access to a weather alert radio and learn the dan- ger signs of approaching storms. Move cars, trailers and campers into garages or park them next to your home or outbuilding. Be prepared for power outages and stock up on canned goods and bottled water. Check supplies of medicines and first aid equipment. At the first sign of severe weather: Get inside a home, building or hard-top automobile. Avoid showering or bathing. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity in thunderstorms. Unplug appliances and other electrical items such as computers. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damages. Remember, homeowner's and commercial property policies do not cover flood damage. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is the only source for flood insurance. To look into flood insurance, go to www. floodsmart.gov. And if your home or belongings are damaged by spring or summer storms, here are some tips for after the storm: Assess the damage. Check trees, shrubs and plants around your home. If they are stripped of their foliage, there is a possibility that your roof is damaged. Check your car for dents and broken or cracked glass. Protect your property from further damage by covering any broken windows and holes in your roof and broken glass in your car. File your claim. Call your agent or company as soon as you notice damage. Most homeowner's policies cover hail damage. Your car will be covered if you have comprehensive coverage. Wyoming Insurance Department http ://doi.wyo.gov 1 (800) 438-5768 This public service announcement is presented and paid for by the insurance companies licensed to do business in Wyoming in cooperation with the Wyoming Insurance Department. For more information on the state's insurance companies, including financial information, visit the Insurance Department website's "Consumers" section.