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July 26, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle Ill DAVID PECK Martin Consuelos attempts to bump the ball over the net to opponent Israel Garcia as teammate Jessee Wilson watches during the Pioneer Day volleyball tournament. ml un un BY DAVID PECK It was a 1, 2, 3 finish for the Robertson sisters in the mile run at the Pioneer Day Fun Run Saturday morning in Cowley. Kim Robertson edged sister Amanda Robertson at the finish line with a time of 6:44 to Amanda's 6:45. Su- sie Robertson was close be- hind ix ird pl e at 6:54 to make it a Robertson sweep. The first inale finish- er was 13-year-old Jacob Rolls, who won the men's division with a time of 7:17, followed by Brenden Lun- dberg in 7:25 and sister Charlotte Rolls in 8:16. Carson Dixon was the third-place male with a time of 8:18. Alex Aguirre won the 5K with a time of 19:18, fol- lowed by Michael Bernhisel in 20:26 and Casey Banks in 21:18. Emilee Warnock won the women's division in the 5K with a time of 25 min- utes fiat, followed by Ann Hinckley in 25:14 and Deb Spiker in 26:53. Warren Cox won the 5K bike race in 10:25, and Kyle Cox won the bike loop in 22:28. Teagan Townsend was the top female finisher in the 5K bike race at 14:54, and Kathleen Hoyle was the top female in the bike loop at 24:51. Here are the top three finishers in each division and age group: Women's mile run: 14 and under - Charlotte Rolfs 8:16, Patti Sanders 9:23, Bailee Loftus 9:59; 15- 19 - Kim Robertson 6:44, Amanda Robertson 6:45, Susie Robertson 6:54; 30-39 - Amy Aguirre 8:49; 50-59 - June Minchow 12:38; 60-69 - Gwen Loftus 18:50. -Men's mile run: 14 and under - Jacob Rolfs 7:17, Brenden Lundberg 7:25, Carson Dixon 8:18; 15-19 - Xavier Mangus 8:20, Kaden Yorgason 12:37; 50-59 Monty Wardell 10:58; 60-69 - Roland Simmons 9:37. Women's 5K run: 15-19 - Emilee Warnock 25:00, Morgan Fuller 33:56; 20-29 - Cody Tatum and Katrina Malson 35:07; 30-39 - Car- DAVID PECK Sisters Kim (right) and Amanda Robertson near the finish line in first and second place, respectively, with sister Susie just behind them, during the Pioneer Day Fun Run Saturday morning. The three sisters swept the top three places in the mile run. oline Jones 27:05, Amber May 29:00, Rachel Sim- mons 29:58; 40-49- Ann Hinckley 25:14, Ronda Yor- gason 27:09, Sally Bernhis- el 29:58; 50-59 - Deb Spiker 26:53. Men's 5K run: 14 and under - Alex Aguire 19:18, Colby Doughty 25:47; 15-19 - - Michael Bernhisel 20:26, Casey Banks 21:18, Nathan Grant 21:41; 20-29 - Cam- eron Mackay 23:35; 30-39 - Ryan Jones 24:44; 40-49 - David Rolfs 21:25, John Bernhisel 22:19, Tim Jones 23:10; 50-59 - Lee Spik- er 21:32, George Kimer- ly 25:08, Steve Yorgason 29:03; 60-69 - Russ Loftus 30:55. Women's 5K bike: 14 and under - Teagan Townsend 14:54. Men's 5K bike: 14 and under - Travis Simmons 25:46; 40-49 - Warren Cox 10:25, Wes Townsend 14:55. Women's bike loop: 20- 29 - Cora Weinand 33:55; 40-49 - Kathleen Hoyle 24:51. Men's bike loop: 20-29 - Kyle Cox 22:28; 50-59 - Nick Wambeke 23:48. BY BOB GEISER This past weekend marked the end of the 2012 Wyoming Coaches Associa- tion All Star weekend fes- tivities. Golfers, basket- ball and volleyball players as well as coaches all con- verged on Casper to par- ticipate in coaching clinics, award banquets, practices and games -- all marking the end of the 2011-2012 athletic year, but also sig- naling the beginning of the new school year. The Big Horn Basin was well represented at the annual banquet held in Casper Friday night and hosted by the WCA. Hon- ors given out at the ban- quet included coach of the year honors, hall of fame recognition and the annual WCA scholarships. Receiv- ing coach of the year hon- ors were Doug Hazen of the Lovell Bulldogs in 2A football, Chris Edwards of the Lovell Lady Bulldogs in 2A girls basketball, Josh Sanders of the Lovell girls track and field team and long-time Lovell official Joe White, who received the boys track and field of- ficial of the year award. The WCA also gave out their yearly coaching awards honoring years of service. Carol McMillin re- ceived her 20-year coach- ing award. McMillin, the long-time Rocky Mountain coach, has coached middle school and high school ac- tivities and led the Lady Grizz to the 2010-2011 2A state volleyball champi- onship. Jerry Patrick, the long-time Burlington girls basketball coach, was hon- ored for being a National Coach of the Year finalist Alyssa Geiser. His induction write- up included the following, "His guidance, leadership and tireless effort he gave to his athletes not only helped them be success- ful at the junior high lev- el, but directly contributed to their success at the high school level and beyond." Coach "C" spent countless hours writing cards of en- couragement that he gave each of his students and players at the end of the year. Always positive and uplifting, many of these cards remain with his young charges still today. PLAYERS BRUNCH On Saturday morning the activities continued with a brunch for the play- ers, coaches and parents where the game partici- pants were presented with their participation plaques. Colin May of the Lovell boys basketball team along with Mike Heny of Powell (head coach), Waleryan Wisniewski of Powell (as- sociate coach) and Michael Simmons of Rocky Moun- tain (assistant coach) all received plaques for be- ing selected to the North squad. Alyssa Geiser of the two-time defending cham- pion Lovell Lady Bulldogs was presented her plaque for being selected to the North Girls All Star squad. She is the ninth Lady Bull- dog to play in the game since 2001 and sixth in the last five years. BASIN FLAVOR Adding a little more Basin flavor to the boys game were Brady Gulde of Cody, Chase Partridge of Powell for the North and the 4:13 mark in the first quarter. (Note: they played high school rules except each player got six fouls and quarters were 10 min- utes). After a see-saw bat- tle the last four minutes of the half the North forged a 45-all tie at half when Lander star Kristi Ragan sank three free throws af- ter she was fouled at the halftime buzzer. The third quarter was a disaster for the North girls. Foul trouble, cold shooting and the size of the south squad spelled doom for them as they were out scored 32 to 12 in the quar- ter and trailed 77-57 enter- ing the final 10 minutes. The North outscored the South 17 to 15 in the final 10 minutes, but it was too little and too late as the South came away with a dominating 92-74 win. Rawlins center Madi- son Forney took high scor- ing honors with 21 as the North had no answer for her power moves under the hoop. Former Lady Bulldog foe (2010) Ragen Wilson of the Laramie Lady Plains- men followed closely with 19 points. The North was led by Prosceno and Mad- ison Browning of Natro- na County with 13 points each. Geiser finished her high school career scor- ing 7 points, dishing out four assists, snaring two rebounds and tallying two turnovers, while handling the ball from the point guard position. The boys game was like a carbon copy of the girls game except the roles were reversed. The North had a strong inside pres- ence, especially with tow- in basketball. Cory Sova of Rock Springs, ering Taylor Millay of Each year the WCA formerly the longtime Riv- Glenrock clogging the mid- gives out scholarships to erside Lady Rebels coach, dle. South coach Mick Co- deserving student-ath- letes, and a couple of Lovell athletes were there to accept their respective scholarships. Colin May, who helped lead the Lovell Bulldog basketball team to the state runner-up ti- tle last year and was also a stalwart for Coach Sand- ers' cross country team for four years, received one grant. Alyssa Geiser who helped lead the Lady Bull- dogs to back-to- back state basketball titles and to a three-peat in girls track as well as finishing fourth at the 2A state golf meet this past fall received another. WCA HALL OF FAME The final local award recipient of the night was the late Gerry Christian- sen, who was .inducted posthumously into The WCA Junior High/Mid- dle School Hall of Fame. Coach "C', as his students affectionately called him, started his Wyoming ca- reer in Cowley in 1981, coaching football, boys bas- ketball and track. He soon moved on to Rocky Moun- tain High School and then to Lovell. In Lovell he coached football, volleyball, girls and boys basketball, wres- tling, golf and track and field. He is noted for his team's success in basket- ball and track and field. His teams won eight boys cham- pionships in basketball ('90 ,'91 ,'95 ,'96 ,'98 ,'99,'00), four in girls basketball ('95,'96,'05,'06) and three in track and field ('95,'96,'05). His one year at the helm of the Lovell Lady Bulldog varsity basketball team resulted in an upset win over the favored Riv- erside Lady Rebels and the 1992 Regional Cham- pionship. His last middle school girls team in Lovell in 2008 included one of this year's WCA All-Stars, who was an assistant chran of Wheatland echoed coach with the South. Also what girls coach Spike Rob- playing ith the South was jnson had said, noting, "We David Nelson 0f Whea haVe to be real quick and land, the son of Lovell na- not settle for a half-court tive Stuart Nelson and the grandson of Dorothy Nelson and the late long- time Lovell teacher and coach Rich Nelson. David was following in his cous- in Stephanie Green's foot- steps. Stephanie, a Lady Bulldog standout, played in the 2010 WCA All Star Game. In the girls game Geiser was joined by a pair of Cody Fillies, Bridg- et Schumacher and Alissa Prosceno. THE GAMES The North volleyball squad took the first two games of their match- up with the South and breezed to a 3-2win. Seven individuals from the Basin took part in the north tri- umph. Tammy Hays and Jan Brenner of Cody along with Selena Fabricius of Burlington formed the coaching staff. They were joined on the squad by Burlington standout Sadie Neves and a trio of Cody Filly players: Brooke My- ers, Holly Ramseier and Keara White. The girls basketball game, up next, was a bat- tle of styles. North coach Spike Robinson had a squad loaded with guards, eight out of the 10 girls, in fact. Robinson stated, "We need to be up tempo and keep the game from becoming a half-court af- fair. If we do that we will be alright." For the first half they did exactly that, trailing 21-18 at the first- quarter break. Alyssa Geiser, playing in her sis- ter Kelsi's (a 2006 partici- pant) number 34, sank a three-point shot with 3:46 left in the half giving the North their first lead since game; we need to use our assets, which are our speed and quickness and our abil- ity to get to the front of the rim." The first quarter saw the South sprint out to a quick 22-18 as the South's fast, slick pass- ing guards like David Nel- son of wheatland kept set- ting their teammates up for point blank shots, then would penetrate and dish for a wide open 3-point shot. The deficit would have been much worse but Colin May, coming off the bench, canned a pair of deep three- pointers for 6 quick points to pull the North within striking range. The success was short lived as the South out- scored the North 21 to 5 to start the second quarter. A May two-pointer temporari- ly slowed the onslaught, but the South entered half with a commanding 53-30 lead. The back and forth third quarter ended with the South leading 73- 54. The highlight of the quarter, and probably the game, was a three-quar- ter-court shot at the buzz- er by May that fired up the Casper College gym crowd. The shot can be seen on Wyopreps.com. The North made some small inroads against the South in the final 10 min- utes but as with the girls it was too little, too late as the South took home the 97-85 win. The Big Horn Basin was well represent- ed in the scoring column as May and Chase Par- tridge led the North with 15 points each. 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