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8 I The Lovell Chronicle I September 22, 2011 BY DAVID PECK After a weekend off, the Lovell High School golf team tuned up for the state golf tournament with a strong showing at the Bob- cat Invitational in Ther- mopolis Friday and Satur- day. Coach Ben Fowler said that what he liked about the tournament is that it was an all-2A tournament, with 3A and 4A schools off competing in regional tour- naments. Class 2A holds its regional competition in the spring. Host Thermop won the boys tournament with a score of 739, four strokes ahead of second-place Lovell at 743, but the Bull- dogs were without num- ber three golfer Brandon Wolvington on Friday due to homecoming activities. Tongue River placed third with a score of 757, and Kemmerer was fourth at 781. Individually, Lovell se- nior Cody King finished third overall with a con- sistent effort of 88 on Fri- day and 86 Saturday for a score of 174. Right behind him was Lovell sophomore Chase Tippetts, who shot 89-88=177. Erron Hopkins of Kem- merer won the tourney THERMOPOLIS INDEPENDENT RECORD Jordan Frost takes a whack at the golf ball during the Bobcat Invitational in Thermopolis last week. Frost had an outstanding tournament, tying for first place before falling one stroke short in a playoff. with a score of 76-74=150, while Jesse McManis of Thermop placed second at 85-78=163. Raising eyebrows for the Bulldogs was the play of freshrdan C.J. Murphey, who shot 93-100=193 to place ninth. "He really stepped it up for us," Fowler said. With Wolvington gone on Friday, the team shot a score of 377 on Friday, then brought it back to 366 Saturday with Wolvington shooting a score of 92. Ka- lab Hitz shot 107-106=213 at the tournament. Tippetts was the num- ber one golfer in Thermop and "played very well," Fowler said, "holding up in that position. "He's right where he wants to be," Fowler said. "It's a mental game, and he got his driver back this week (from being repaired). Chipping and putting will be a big emphasis of ours this week with the whole team." Likewise, King ex- celled as the number two golfer, Fowler said. "If we can maintain that...We talk about mental stabili- ty. Cody has every capabil- ity needed." Wolvington will set- tle in as the number three golfer at State and is also "right where he needs to be," Fowler noted. Senior Jesse Bassett, who missed the Ther- mop tournament, will be the number four golfer at State, and with his play in Thermopolis, Murphey will represent the team as the number five golfer. "CJ played very well," Fowler said. "We used this to determine who will get to go to State, and he played outstanding. He was ninth among all 2A schools. Play- ing that well is what we were hoping for." FROST STRONG In the girls tourna- ment, senior Jordan Frost tied for first place at 106- 104=210 with Anja Abbott of Thermop, who shot 99- 111=210. Abbott won a one- hole playoff by one stroke. "That's a great boost for her," Fowler said of Frost's finish. "That consistency is what we want." Alyssa Geiser, like Wolvington, had to miss Friday's action due to homecoming, then shot 118 on Saturday. "She just needs to work on chipping and putting and will be in the middle of things at State," Fowler said. STATE GOLF The Class 2A State Golf Tournament will be held at the Fossil Rock Golf Course in Kemmerer this Thurs- day through Saturday, with a practice round Thursday at 2 p.m. and official rounds scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. "We're excited to head down there," Fowler said. "We know where we have to be to compete." BY PATTI CARPENTER The Lovell High School volleyball team has made a strong showing all sea- son with occasional dips in intensity that have cost them a few games. For their homecoming, the girls hosted Riverside Friday, on the LHS courts, with three fast moving wins 25-21, 25-13 and 25- 19. Coach Stormy Jame- son felt they were "smooth wins" with all team mem- bers "spread out" and con- tributing somewhat equal- ly to the overall victory. Freshman Emily Re- asch made seven kills, Chelsey Ellis four, Megan McClure four, Miranda Griffis three, Erin Robert- son three and Jodi Walker three. Leanne Winterhol- ler had 25 digs and three aces. Schuylar Davis had two aces. Robertson and Reasch had a combined total of 13 blocks. The match was fast-paced and was over in less than an hour. "I think the girls just wanted to get it done so they could get ready for homecoming that night," said Jameson. "It all went pretty fast." THERMOPOLIS TOURNAMENT The girls participated in three pool-play games on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Thermopolis, followed by one top-ranked bracket game. Jameson felt the girls swept through pool- play with none of the other teams able to score more than 12 points in a given game. This placed the girls in the top brack- et against the home team Thermopolis on their com- petitor's home court. "They wanted to beat us really bad," said Jame- son. "They played like they wanted to beat us, too." The LHS team strug- gled and fell against Ther- mopolis in the first game, won the second game, but fell again in the third, giv- ing Thermopoli the win they had hoped for. CODY The game against the top ranked 3A team from~ Cody on Tuesday night was a real challenge for the LHS girls. ........ Cody i~the defending 3A champion, and they are r~ally-~," said Jame- son. The LHS girls start- ed off strong with a 25-23 win in the first game. Ev- ery game was played at a high level with each team exchanging point for point on the scoreboard. Cody prevailed the last three games 25-20, 25-18 and 25-16. "I felt like the girls kind of gave out in games three and four and that's something we need to work on," said Jameson. Walker had nine kills, Robertson nine kills and seven blocks. Winterhol- ler and McClure both had 25 digs. Griffis had three aces. "The girls were real- ly focused in the first two games," said Jameson. "They were ready and I thought they played some of the best volleyball they have played all year." UP NEXT For the first time this season, the team will have a full week of practice that is not interrupted by games. The next game is with Greybull in Greybull on Sept. 27, with game times of 4, 5 and 6 p.m. DAVID PECK Lovell senior Erin Robertson powers a spike over the net against the Cody Fillies during Tuesday night's match in Lovell. The Lady Bulldogs battled the Fillies hit by hit early before fading late in the match. Middle school Grizz fall to CP, crush Burlington BY DAVID PECK The Rocky Mountain Middle School football squad split a pair of games last week at home, falling to Cloud Peak 8-0 on Thursday, then defeating Burlington 20-8 on Saturday. Coach Rod Winland said the Grizzlies just couldn't punch it in against Cloud Peak. "Sotl~: ~eams battled the whole firSt'half," he said~.~We had several long drives that resulted in a turnover. Cloud Peak scored on the second- half kickoff return." In the Burlington game, Winland said Cole Simmons connected with Ben Estes for a 15-yard touchdown pass that put the Grizz up 6-0 ear- ly in the third quarter. The two-point conversion failed. Simmons then found Es- tes again later in the third, this time from 20 yards out. The two hooked up for the two-point conversion, as well, and Rocky led 14-0. Winland said the touchdown was set up by two long runs by Cole Wambeke. After Burlington scored early in the fourth period, Brian Crawford returned the ensuing kickoff 60 yards to set up Rocky's final touch- down, a 30-yard strike from Simmons to Estes. "Our offensive line car- ried us through the second half as we were able to chew up the clock and finish our long drives," Winland said. Members of the O line are Was Homewood, Cordell Mc- Farlane, Triston Rusch, Zac Zier and Seth Fuller. The Grizzlies travel to Greybull Saturday for a 9:30 a.m. kickoff. urles BY PATTI CARPENTER The RMHS girls' vol- leyball team has been plagued with injuries that have forced players to adapt to different posi- tions every week in a ro- tation that has changed constantly throughout the season. According to Coach Mc- Millin, the girls are final- ly starting to adapt to the many curveballs thrown their way and made a more competitive showing at their most recent games. GREYBULL Although the team lost all three sets in their home game against Grey- bull on Sept. 15, McMillin felt they made a better showing than they have in other games this season. They started off slow los- ing the first game 25-19 but seemed to build some momentum in the next two games with scores of 28-26 and 27-25. Once again, the girls were forced to rotate into new positions with their star hitter, Kallee Jo Wil- son, out with an ankle in- jury. Brianna Hocker, play- ing with a taped shoul- der, had seven kills, Haley Strom six, Shauna Loman five and Isabel Gurrola four. McMillin thought the serving was greatly im- proved from the previous week's games with Strom having three aces and Ra- chael Allred six. Gurrola and Mandee Leonhardt served 100 percent. "They seemed settled, focused and like they fi- nally knew their new po- sitions," commented Mc- Millin. "It was a much better match for them. We were in the game and it was positive for us." THERMOPOLIS TOURNAMENT The Rocky girls got to practice their new ro- tations for a full day at a non-conference tourna- ment held in Thermopo- lis on Saturday, Sept. 17. The team played three pool-play games and one game ranked in the middle bracket. In their first games against Burlington they made a weak showing, fall- ing 21-13 and 21-17. "They needed to step up a little bit," said Mc- Millin. "They were not as aggressive on hits as they needed to be. Their attacks need to become harder and stronger." In their second match of the day, they played the Riverside JV team, eas- ily beating the less expe- rienced players 21-10 and 21-16. "We learned in this one to keep the intensity level up," said McMillin. "The girls had good at- tacks this time. Brianna (Hocker) and Rachael (All- red) served 100 percent." The third game was against Shoshoni. Rocky fell 21-12 and 21-17. "They slacked off again in their intensity," said McMillin. "Defense did do well in covering hits and we did show some success in blocking." Hocker had seven kills and Strom four. McMillin thought Loman played good defense in the game. In bracket play, the girls faced off with Grey- bull with a slightly stron- ger showing than previous games of the day. Greybull won the first game 25-21, Rocky took the second 25- 22, but Greybull prevailed in the last game with a win of 15-7. Allred had three kills, Loman four, Hocker eight, Leonhardt three, Strom eight and Gurrola one. Le- onhardt was the top digger with 21, followed by All- red with 20, Loman 10 and Strom 10. NEXT UP The girls will face Wind River Thursday in an away game. McMillin hopes her team will be evenly matched. They will face Greybull again on Fri- day, in Greybull, and Mc- Millin hopes that hitter Kallee Jo Wilson will be able to step into that game. On Saturday afternoon the girls will host Thermopolis on the RMHS courts at 12, 1 and 2 p.m.