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10 The Lovell Chronicle September 30, 2021 Lady Grizz sur BY RYAN FIZMAURICE After dropping a tight— ly—contested volleyball match against Meeteetse, the Lady Grizz won their next six sets against Grey- bull and Wind River last weekend. The 2—1 weekend gives Lady Grizz volleyball a 3—2 record outside of tourna- ment play and a 2-1 record within their conference. The Grizz went to war against Meeteetse in a Thursday away game. The Grizz would strike first, winning the first set 25—22, but Meeteetse would gain the upper hand, win- ning the next two sets 25— 23,25-19. “We just couldn’t keep hold of our momentum,” head coach Jenny Christian- sen said. Rocky stayed alive, win— ning a razor—tight fourth set, 28—26, but couldn’t maintain their edge in another peril- ously close fifth set, drop- ping the set 19—17 and losing the match. Stasts were not avail— able for the contest. “I think the main thing is that we have to try and push those momentum points in key situations,” Christian— sen said. “Personally, I don’t want to get into those five— set situations. I’d rather get it done in three. It’s far less stressful. That’s not how volleyball works, though.” That is how volle ball worked for the rest 0 the weekend. The Grizz returned home Friday to square off against Greybull and wast- ed no time taking control of the match. Rocky jumped out with a 25-18 first set and took further command of the second set, winning it 25-15. The third set gave the team troubles. A slow start put the Grizz in a 20-10 hole as Greybull looked certain to work their way back into the match. “We talked about how that third set is the hardest ge forwrd with 2- RYAN FITZMAURICE Kaitey Christensen outstretches her hand as she aims to spike the ball between two Greybull defenders Friday evening. ' set of the game,” Christian- sen said. “Getting down by 10 points, that was not the plan. We discussed different things that were happening, things that we needed to try and take care of to cut that 10 point deficit down.” The Grizz battled back to win the set 28-24, sealing their victory. Lovell harriers show improvement at Cody meet BY DAVID PECK The Lovell High School cross country team was missing a few runners for the Cody Fox— es and Hounds meet on Thursday, but coach Caleb Sanders was pleased with the improvement shown by several of the runners who did compete. In the fox and hound format, the runners who have recorded the slowest times during the season so far start the race first, and the other run’ner‘s' with faster times gradual— ly start the race in various stages. Sanders said the team was missing four runners due to injury, illness and a family function. The male runner of the week was junior Quin Carpenter, who ran a per- sonal record time of 19:58 to place 36th. . “He’s been working harder this year than I’ve seen,” Sanders said. “He has a better mental ap— proach to his running. Those are the reasons he was able to set a personal record.” The next finisher for the Bulldogs was senior Corbin Barry, who fin— ished 46th in a time of 20:49. And junior Jor- dan Allen finished 59th in 22:04. Freshman Stetson Asay ran 25:05, junior Ru— rik Olsen 30:37. “Jordan ran a good race,” ,Sanders said. “He’s only gon'e-‘below 22 once, and he~Was close this time. This was Rurik’s best race of this season.” GIRLS RESULTS The top runner for the Lady Bulldogs, Anessa Luna, was away at a family function, Sanders said, so the top runner and female runner of the week was sophomOre Hallie Cornia, who ran a time of 25:48, good for 39th place. “She ran a personal record. She had never run that fast before,” Sand— ers said. “She ran a really good race; The first mile was really fast, about 7:15. “She has an awesome approach. She’s only a sophomore, but she has a great work ethic and good leadership. And she’s been injury free. That’s why she’s improving.” The only other run— ner for the Lady Bulldogs Thursday was junior Isa- belle McKay, who finished 43rd with a time of 28:45. “She ran an outStaindF’ M ing race, Sanders said. “She’s come such a long way. She hadn’t come close to running under 30 minutes and ran 1:15 un- der that. She’s been work— ing really hard this sea- son and has been super focused. “Improvements like that by runners like Isa- belle are the most gratify— ing as a coach.” Sanders said the con— ditions were good on Swimmers help Powell win Worland BY SAM SMITH The Lovell/ Rocky swimming squad contin- ued their winning ways with the Powell Lady Pan- thers swimming squad as they competed at the Wor- land Invitational Saturday. The Lady Panthers won the meet with a team score of 515, 207 points ahead of Cody. In individual results, Lovell High School junior and the 100—yard'breast— stroke, touching the wall in 1:14.06. Mitchell was on the winning ZOO-yard med- ley relay “A” team with LHS ' sophomore Paige Thomas with a time of 2:01.46. Thomas placed third in the 100 butterfly, fin— ishing the event in 1:13.74, and fourth in the 100 back- stroke, swimming in at 1:14.24. Thomas was on the second—place 400 free re— Sanders placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke, coming in at 1:25.09, and 14th in the 200 individual medley, fin- ishing the event in 2:56.21. Rocky Mountain High School junior Azurdey Burton placed seventh» in the 500 freestyle, finish- ing the event in 7:12.31, and ninth in the 100 butter- fly, swimming in at 1:19.08. Burton competed on the 200 medley “B” team that Thursday. “It’s a flat course, and there was cloud cover to some degree," the coach said. “It was good condi- tions with good weath— er. There was no wind. It was definitely a good day to race and set a PR.” WORLAND MEET The Lovell harri—' ers will travel to Wor- land today (Thursday) for the Worland Invitational. The middle school races _start at 3 (girls) and 3:30 V ’pfdlryfollowed by the high school races at 4 and 4:30 pm. The meet is run at the golf course near the airport. Sanders said the meet will likely be a big one, be- cause it’s a course that runners like. “It’s one of the most popular meets,” he said. “It’s a big meet because the course is so. 00d. ‘It’s a rolling course t at allows spectators to see a good amount (of the running).” Invitational placed 10th with a time of 2:25.48. RMHS sophomore Sar— ahgrace Miller placed 16th in the 100 backstroke, fin- ishing the event in 1:53.45. LHS freshmen Augusti— na Lembke placed 26th in the 50 free, swimming in at 39.83 seconds. Lembke competed on the 200 free relay “C” team that placed 10th with a time of 2:25.48. The Lady Panthers are “I want to say it was pure grit and determina- tion,” Christiansen said. “It was just a battle, and we were not going to let down.” Victoria Arnold led the team offensively with nine kills. Josey Steed and Mac— Kelle Moss had six kills, and Kaitey Christensen scored five. Arnold and Steed also led the team in serving, with two ace serves each. V Arnold and Moss led the team in block, with two blocks apiece. Steed was the team leader in digs, recording 10. Isabelle Christensen had nine, Victoria Arnold had eight and Anna Arnold trailed just behind with. seven. Kaitey Christensen had 12 assists in the game, Steed had nine. Rocky was back on the road Saturday, facing off against Wind River. The match was anoth- er sweep for Rocky, taking the first set 25—9, the sec— ond set 25-10 and the third set 25-19. “We focused on coming out strong and controlling the tempo, and we were able to beat them in three sets,” Christiansen said. “We didn’t let them have service runs or give them a way to get back into it. Our girls were really strong and car—' 1 week of play ried the momentum of those sets.” Victoria Arnold and Kaitey Christiansen led the offensive attack with seven kills each. Victoria 'Arnold scored seven aces in the game, and Moss had five. Moss was a presence in front of the net with four blocks, Victoria Arnold had two. Kaitey Christensen had nine digs, ReAnna Gutier— rez, Steed, Moss and Anna Arnold five each. The Lady Grizz are heading back into tourna- ment play this weekend as they head to Thermopo— lis for the Bobcat Invita— tional, squaring off against Encampment, Wind Riv— ' er, Riverside and other re— gional teams. The tourna- ment will begin Friday at 1 pm. The Grizz will play En- campment first before tak- ing on Little Snake River on Friday, ending the day with a contest against Wind Riv- er. Saturday’s games will be determined y Friday’s round-robin play. “It’s great to play differ- ent teams and to have op- portunities to have your team adjust to other playing st les,” Christiansen said. “I we can put it together and control those momen- tum plays, we’ll have a good weekend.” Lady Grizzly JVs fall to Meeteetse, defeat Greybulland Wind River BY SAM SMITH The Rocky Mountain Lady Grizzlies junior varsi- ty volleyball squad enjoyed a busy week of volleyball by facing Meeteetse Thurs- day in Meeteetse, hosting Greybull Friday and fac— ing Wind River Saturday in Pavillion. 33:11; tn“, Thursday; Grizz fell to Meeteetse two games to one. Rocky won the first game 25—21, then fell to the Lady Longhorns 25—11 in both the second and third games to drop the match. Friday, the Lady Grizz JVs fell to Greybull 25-19, 25-23 at home. Saturday, the Rocky J Vs defeated the Wind Riv— er Lady Cougars 25-17 and 25—11. The wins over Grey— bull and Wind River and the loss to Meeteetse - ._ rsxsazwrzuts.iRoekyat 14-2 on the the,» Lady: ~ season. The Rocky Greybull Saturday 27-25, 25—17. The Rocky JVs will compete in the JV portion of the Bobcat Invitation- al Friday and Saturday in Thermopolis. frosh fell to 16—25, Bulldog JVs fall to Cody The Lovell Bulldogs ju— nior varsityfootball squad fell to a tough Cody Broncs squad 60-0 Monday at Kevin P. Rob- ertson Memorial Stadium. The Bulldogs had a chance to score in the final ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL PIRIT OF THE seconds in the game but fum- bled the ball at the one-yard line. The Lovell JVs will trav- el to Park County to face the Powell Panthers Monday at 5 P'm- placed eighth with a time of 2:28.21, and on the 200 free relay “C” team that 4STEPS TO PREVENT FOOD POISONING scheduled to compete in the Douglas Invitational Saturday at 10 am. Emma Mitchell won the lay “A” team with a time of 50—yard freestyle, swim— 4:08.8 ming in at 26.09 seconds, LHS Carsyn Weber This week‘s Spirit of the Grizz goes to Carsyn. He had a great game at QB coming back from an injury. He ran for two touchdowns, threw two touchdowns and had an interception, as well. Good job, Carsyn! (If HARDWARE ... t t . G f Bodtke Gwyn is my choice for this week. She works hard in every practice, is an example to the middle school runners and always has a positive attitude. I’m excited about the improvement she keeps making. senior Colette LOVELL HIGH SCHOOL OF THE WEEK Quin Carpenter Quin finished the 5K at the Fox and Hound meet with a new personal record of 19:58. He ran a strong race from start to finish and was our top placer. His mental approach to running has taken a leap forward this year and his strong work ethic has helped him slash time. Amee helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to solid wins over Meeteetse and Greybull with a strong offensive showing as she hit an impressive total ,0f 24 kills at the net and three aces from the serving line. She is also one of our key back row players that we rely on for passing and defense. @ed Apple Supermarket 9 E. Main, Lovell, WY - 307—548-2224 HAVE YOU HEARD? More than 5,000 products can be made from reCycled paper!