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e 8 The Lovell Chronicle October 1, 2015 Lovell harriers run well in Worland, look to postseason BY DAVID PECK With just two weeks left before the regional and state meets, the Lovell Bulldog cross country team is keeping their eye on the big meets ahead and work- ing hard to get into post- season shape while not wearing out legs in the process, coach Caleb Sand- ers said this week. As such, Sanders has decided not to send his high school squad to the Bobcat Invitational in Thermopo- lis this Friday, taking only the middle school runners. “We looked at the schedule and decided we need to use this week as a training week,” Sand- ers said. “We need to get in some miles and some training. Sometimes if you race too much it tricks your body into thinking you’ve peaked.” Last week, Lovell at- tended the 10-team Wor- land Invitational on Thurs- day, which gave coaches a chance to enter some run- ners in the junior varsity division, others in varsi- ty, even though there was only one race each for high school girls and boys, as well as the middle school races. Senior Jacob Newman ran well in Worland, mov- ing up from about ninth place at the one-mile mark to place third with a strong time of 17:29.91, about 42 seconds faster than he ran three days earli- er at the Rocky Mountain Invitational. Coaches named New- man as the high school runner of the week. “Jacob steadily moved up and over the last two miles passed people and cut the gap, which is the way I like it,” Sanders said. “You should be able to move up. I know he felt v better than he did in the Rocky meet, and it was a similar course. . Chance Martello of Worland passed Micah Sweeney of Sheridan late to win the race in 17:19.66, and while Sweeney (17:26.50) held off New- man for second place, New- man outsprinted Hunter Graves of Cody (17:30.43) to place third. Sophomore Brent Sny- der ran nearly the same time that he ran at Fos- ter Gulch and placed 18th with a time of 18:46.90. Further down in the pack were Kyle Wolvington, 39th at 20:22.90, Ben Cornia, 44th at 20:55.15, and Kyle Burton, 48th at 28:10.34. ' “It wasn’t a standout race for Brent, but I was glad to see Kyle and Ben inch closer to the 19-min- ute mark,” Sanders said. Sanders put his young- er runners in the JV divi- sion, and freshman Bren- den Lundberg placed 215’t with a time of 21:24.38, almost five minutes fast— er than he ran Monday at Foster Gulch. Hunter Steenbakkers plaeced 25th at 21:43.31 and JR Dick- son 62“d with a time of 30:19.94. “It was nice to see Brenden put in a bet- ter race. I still believe he can run faster,” Sanders said. “Hunter stood out at V «moat: the meet, to me. He keeps making improvements and moving up.” GIRLS RACE Senior Jaclyn Caldwell had a tougher race Thurs- day than at Foster Gulch Monday and placed 10th with a time of 21:41.28. He said Caldwell actually felt better Monday than she did Thursday. Afton George fin- ished 43ml with a time of 27:05.91, Savannah Jol— ley 47th at 27:36.50 and Caitlyn Lundberg 53rd at 29:46.91. Two Lady Bulldogs competed in the JV divi- sion. Sophomore Jessi— ca Caldwell placed second with a time of 23:09.91, Megan Cornia 25th at 28:20.84. “It wasn’t a good race for Jackie Thursday,” Sanders said, “but we’ll take that (23:09) from Jes- sica. Savannah had a pret- ty good week, too. “I monitored the race and they all ran good times the first mile, then faded in the last two miles in the heat. I thought Afton had a good race.” MIDDLE SCHOOL Sanders said the mid- dle school girls squad had a strong meet at Worland. “The middle school girls continue to impress me as a collective group,” he said. “To have four girls in the top 20, I like that.” Lauren Mitchell placed seventh with a time of 13:38.38, and Patti Sand- ers placed 12th at 14:17.34, Considering a mammogram? You can say-Met wdfl we! Powell Valley Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging Also, did you know that the LARGEST BORE SIZE If you need an MRI and are a little claustrophobic, DAVID PECK Lovell seventh-grader Maddisun Steed concentrates on her form during the recent Rocky Mountain Invitational. Steed was named the Lovell Middle School runner of the week for her performance during the Worland meet Thursday. Raeghan Wacker 14th at 14:37.72 and Maddisun Steed 20th at 14:58.37. “Lauren got off to a faster start, and when she does that she races better,” Sanders said. “I was happy , i I with Patti. She ran a nega— tive split (second mile fast— er than the first). Both of them ran great. Maddisun ran her best race and time of the season.” Coaches named Steed as the middle school run- ner of the week. Sariah Hendershot fin— ished 38th with a time of 16:09.97, Brooklyn Walk— er 48th at 17:56.18, Addie Dickson 56th at 19:38.78 and Krystalyn Palmer 58th at 20:36.62. James Caldwell was once again the top finish- er for the LMS boys, plac— ing fifth with a time of 11:40.28. Caldwell has good endurance and is “still running hard and strong,” Sanders said, add- ing, “I don’t remember this many runners running in the 11s in this meet.” Jacob Mangus placed 40th with a time of 17:54.84, Kincaid Dickson 45th at 20:08.94 and Gabe Helm 47th at 22:17.81. The Lovell Middle School team will be off to the Bobcat Invitation- al this Friday, with run- ning beginning at 1 p.m. The final meet of the reg— ular season for high school and the final middle school meet will be held the fol- lowing Friday, Oct. 9, at Powell. 754—1220 our MRI currently has in the Big Horn Basin? give us a call. Grizzly JV gridders crush Billings Senior frosh BY SAM SMITH The Rocky Mountain High School junior varsi- ty football team crushed the Billings Senior fresh- man team 44-12 Monday in Billings. After a 6-6 tie through one quarter, the Grizz broke out to a 26-12 halftime lead and controlled the second half by adding three more scores for a 32-point Grizzly victory. Treyson Frost had scor- ing runs of 52, two and sev- en yards, and Brian Craw- ford added touchdown runs of two, 38 and 35 yards. Ethan Price had a TD run of 15 yards. Frost had 19 carries for 170 yards and Crawford had 20 attempts for 157 yards. Price had seven rushes for 25 yards and Cole Board- man had eight carries for 35 yards. Austin Grohman had four attempts for 20 yards. The Grizz will next trav- el to Thermopolis to face the Bobcats Saturday, Oct. 10, at 11 am. Lady Bulldog JVs defeat Shashoni BY SAM SMITH The Lovell High School junior varsity volleyball team defeated the Shosho- ni Lady Blue 25-21, 25-23 Saturday in Shoshoni. “The first game we got off to a slow start,” coach Tiffani Anderson said. “But the girls kept working hard and slowly climbed their way out. In ame two. we got down 2 -21 and the girls looked pretty pan- icked, but two kills and two blocks by Madyson Jones finished the game with a big win for us. I was so proud that they never gave up.” The Lady Bulldogs will host Thermopolis today (Thursday) with the fresh- man game at 4 p.m., JV at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 6 p.m. Friday, Lovell will travel to Lander to face the Lady Tigers for a 3A North- west Conference showdown with the freshmen playing at 1 p.m., JV at 2 p.m. and varsity at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs will be at home for another conference matchup with the Cody Fillies. The freshmen play at 11 a.m., JV at noon and varsity at 1 p.m. RMMS netters gear up for conference BY SAM SMITH The Rocky Mountain Middle School volleyball team Went through another busy week of volleyball by competing four times in six days. The Lady Grizz traveled to Greybull Thursday and hosted Burlington Friday. Saturday, the eighth grade hosted Lovell with the sev- enth—graders traveling to Mustang country. Tuesday, the Lady Grizz wrapped up the regular season facing the Lady Pioneers in Ten Sleep. The Lady Grizzly sev- enth- and eighth-grade o»RTTioop£mc.suRc ¥ . g ,1 .: :.-.somausgsummmmmm teams both defeated the Lady Pioneers Tuesday in Ten Sleep to wrap up the regular season. Saturday, the eighth grade defeated Lovell 21-9, 21-2, 1510 in Cowley. The B team fell to the Lady Mus- tangs 21-12, 10—21,21-19. The seventh—grade de- feated Lovell 21-9, 21-11, 15-12 in Lovell. The sixth- grade also defeated the Lady Mustangs 21-13, 18- 21, 21-13. Friday at home, both the eighth— and seventh-graders defeated Burlington. The sixth grade split with the Lady Huskies. Thursday in Greybull, the RMMS eighth grade fell to the Lady Buffs. The sev— enth- and sixth-graders also fell to Greybull. This Saturday, the RMMS sixth-graders will travel to Worland for a con- ference tournament while the eighth-grade B team will travel to Powell for a conference tournament with games scheduled to start at 9:30 am. 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