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8 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 4, 2012 BY PATTI CARPENTER The Lady Grizz vol- leyball team traveled for a weekend of pool-play at the Greybull Tournament on Friday and Saturday. On Friday the girls fell to Tongue River 25-15 and 25- 13. "We struggled," said Coach Carol McMillin. "They had some big hitters and we just didn't come out strong." Shauna Loman, Haley Strom and Mikaela Hocker had 100 percent serving. Rachael Allred and Bri- anna Hocker had one ace each. Strom had two aces. Loman had five kills Han- nah Winland and Allred each had two kills. Brian- na Hocker and Strom had one kill apiece. "We just didn't get into an attack position very well," said McMillin. "We did see some improvement in our blocking though." The next team faced Friday was Wyoming In- dian. The Lady Grizz won the contest after three games. Rocky lost the first game 25-20 but came back strong, winning the sec- ond game 25-22. The Lady Grizz also won the third game 16-14. Both Mandee Leon- hardt and Mikaela Hock- er had 100 percent serv- ing. Mikaela Hocker had four aces, Allred eight kills, Brianna Hocker had four, Loman had four, Mikae- la Hocker had six kills and Strom had six. "They started attack- ing a little bit better and spreading the hits a bit," said McMillin. Leonhardt was the top PATTI CARPENTER RMHS hitter Mandee Leonhardt tries to slam one past Lovelrs Mercedes Haney at a conference game held on Tuesday night. digger for the team with nine digs. "What we found on the Wyoming Indian game was that they just weren't send- ing hits our way," said Mc- Millin. "We just don't play as well with a team that tips to us. We do much better when a team hits at us." The girls played Moor- croft on Saturday and won after three games. They won the first game 25-18, but lost the second game to Moor- croft 25-20. They won the third game 15-13. Winland, Leonhardt and Strom all had 100 per- cent serving. Winland had five aces, Allred and Mikae- la Hocker had two aces each. "Once again our hitting improved," said McMillin. Allred and Brianna Hocker had seven kills each, Loman had 10 kills, Mikaela Hocker and Strom had five kills apiece. Leonhardt had 21 digs. "Moorcroft has some good hitters and we had some really good blocking out of Rachael, Mikaela and Haley," said McMillin. The last team played was Dubois. Rocky won 25- 20 and 25-16. Winland, Leonhardt, Loman, Strom and Mikaela Hocker all had 100 percent serving. Allred had four kills, Brianna Hocker had six kills, Loman had two, Strom had three, and Mi- kaela Hocker had four kills. Leonhardt and Allred led with eight digs apiece. "We had really solid blocks from Brianna, Mi- kaela and Haley," said Mc- Millin. "We finished well, but I thought we would have played better against Tongue River," said McMil- lin. "We met Moorcroft at the Thermopolis tourna- ment earlier in the season and they beat us there, so we were happy to beat them this time." Editor's note: The Lady Grizz also played the Lady Bulldogs in Lovell on Tues- day night, falling to Lovell in all three games. Stats for the Rocky girls were not available at press time and will be included in next week's Chronicle. Up Next: The girls will play a conference game with Riverside on Satur- day at home with game times at 1 and 2 p.m. BY PATTI CARPENTER The pressure was on this week as the Lovell Lady Bulldogs took on Thermopotis on Satur-: day to see who would pull ahead in the conference standings. The two teams each had only one loss go- ing into the game and the winner would pull ahead in the standings toward a goal of being the top seed at Regionals. The match started off with a bang with Lovell winning 25-22. It was all downhill from there with three losses in a row to Thermop 25-18, 25-20 and 25-21. "We had our opportu- nities and didn't seize the moment," said Lady Bull- dog coach Stormy Jame- son. "We've hit a mid- season wall, and now we have to work on busting through it." Emilee Reasch had 17 kills, one block, 22 digs and 100 percent serving. Chelsey Ellis had 13 kills, 34 digs and one ace. Mer- cedes Haney had seven kills and 14 digs. Chay- li McArthur had three kills and one ace. Lauren Hinckley, Maddie Baxen- dale and Megan McClure had one kill apiece. Mc- PATTI CARPENTER Lovelrs Chelsey Ellis slams a quick set while Lady Grizz Shauna Lohman and Haley Strom attempt to block on Tuesday night. Clure had 42 assists and 27 digs. "We didn't play with the intensity that we need- ed to win," said Jameson. LOVELL VERSUS ROCKY On Tuesday night, the girls ramped up their intensity to win three games against neighbor- ing Rocky Mountain High School, 25-15, 25-12 and 25-9 .... , "Tonight is the first time I felt that every- one had a good game on the same day. People are starting to step into their roles. This is how it should have been last time and in every game." Ellis had 11 kills, 16 digs, two blocks and four aces. Reasch had nine kills, two blocks, nine digs and 100 percent serving. Baxendale had two kills and McClure and Haney both had one kill each. Mc- Clure finished with 26 as- sists and 100 percent serv- ing. Next up: The team will take on Riverside for another conference game at home on Friday night with game times of 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Jameson notes that the varsity team beat Riverside earlier in the season in conference play but Riverside has beaten top team Thermopolis. Fans can look forward to another intense game as the Lady Bulldogs fight for top position in the con- ference. Middle school Grizzli clobber Burlington Huskies BY DAVID PECK The Rocky Mountain Grizzlies laid the wood to the Burlington Huskies Saturday morning in a mid- dle school football game, 26- 0. According to coach Rod Winland Cole Simmons scored the first touchdown on a 55-yard run set up by a Treyson Frost interception, and Tristan Jewell added the two-point conversion on a run as Rocky led 8-0. Brian Crawford scored the second touchdown to put Rocky up 14-0, and the extra point was blocked. Crawford scored again to put the Grizz up 20-0, and the PAT was wide. The final touchdown came on a pass from Sim- mons to Landon Townsend (PAT missed), set up by a 30-yard pass to Lathan May. The seventh-grade team tied Burlington 6-6. Rocky's score came on a 70- yard run by Wyatt Horrocks during which he broke sev- eral tackles, Winland said. The Grizz will wrap up the 2012 season with a game at Powell today (Thursday) at 4:15 p.m. A scheduled game at Ther- mopolis Saturday has been cancelled. Right, Brian Crawford sprints away from a Burlington defender during Rocky's 26-0 win Saturday morning in a middle school football game in Cowley. The middle school Grizz wrap up the season at Powell today (Thursday). DAVID PECK PHOTO DAVID PECK Rocky Mountain sophomore Bill Despain, right, breaks up a pass during the Rocky-Wind River game in Cowley on Sept. 21. The Grizz travel to Shoshoni for a 6 p.m. kickoff this Friday. Grizzly win streak over with los at Cokeville BY DAVID PECK The Rocky Mountain Grizzlies' four-game win- ning streak came to a screeching halt at the hands of the Cokeville Panthers in Cokeville Friday after- noon, 36-0. Coach David Hayes said he had few details, with the home team keeping the statistics, but he said that while the score looked lop-sided, Grizz}ies made the home team work for every ore "It was encouraging because we made them work for it and use the whole field, but we couldn't stop them," Hayes said. Hayes said the Grizz missed a golden opportu- nity to score early when a Grizzly receiver got open deep but dropped what would have been a sure touchdown pass. So instead of trailing 14-7, the Grizz trailed 14-0 and Cokeville tacked on anoth- er score and went for two after a Rocky penalty to " lead 22-0. A grounding-in-the-end-zone call led to a Cokeville safety to make the score 24-0 at halftime, and Cokeville added two more touchdowns in the second half. "We were a little down," Hayes said. "We felt we had a couple of opportunities. (A running back) caught a deep ball but got his feet tangled up and went down. He was gone (without that). We didn't take advantage of our opportunities. "The opportunities we should have taken advan- tage of stuck out against a good team. We had to be assignment sound. If we had cleaned that up it would have been a different game. They're tough, but the score should have been a lot closer." Hayes said Kirby Winland, Cannon Simmons and Joey Jewell played well on offense, and TJ Wil- lis stood out on defense. Wilson Flowers and Jake Jones played well on both sides of the ball, he said. He said the game was a great learning experience for Rocky's young line. TRAVELING AGAIN The Grizzlies will take to the road again this week to face a tough Shoshoni Wrangler squad Fri- day at 6 p.m. Shoshoni is 3-2 overall, 2-2 in the 1A West after clobbering the Riverside Rebels 31-0 in Basin Friday. The Wranglers have also defeated Up- ton-Sundance 40-6 and Wind River 13-9 but have lost to Burlington 22-21 and Cokeville 41-19. "This is a huge game on the road," Hayes said. "It's a very big game. We should be pretty evenly matched. We have to be assignment sound or we're in trouble. If we are, we should be OK. We've got to clean things up. "They're fairly athletic and they spread you out. With a zone read they spread you out and pass re- ally quick." 2A WEST FOOTBALL 1A WEST FOOTBALL Conf. Overall Conf. Overall Team W L W L Team W L W L Lyman 4 0 5 0 Cokeville 4 0 5 0 Lovell 3 1 4 1 Burlington 4 0 4 1 Kemmerer 3 1 4 1 Rocky Mtn 3 1 4 1 Mtn. View 3 1 3 2 Shoshoni 2 2 3 2 Thermopolis 2 2 2 3 Wind River 2 2 2 3 Pinedale 1 3 2 3 Saratoga 1 3 1 4 Big Piney 0 4 1 4 Riverside 0 4 0 5 Greybull 0 4 0 5 Wyo. Indian0 4 0 5 RESULTS Friday, Sept. 28 Mtn. View 44, Pinedale 12 Kemmerer 22, Big Piney 20 Lyman 50, Thermopolis 0 Lovell 54, Greybul116 SCHEDULE Friday, Oct. 5 Big Piney at Pinedale, 4 p.m. Mtn. View at Lyman, 4 p.m. Kemmerer at Greybull, 6 p.m. Lovell at Thermopolis, 7 pm. RESULTS Friday, Sept. 28 Cokeville 36, Rocky Mtn. 0 Wind River 14, Saratoga 13 Shoshoni 31, Riverside 0 Burlington 51, Wyo. Indian 8 SCHEDULE Friday, Oct. 5 Wyo Indian at Cokeville, 2 p.m. Wind River at Burlington, 3 p.m Riverside at Saratoga, 6 p.m. Rocky Mtn. at Shoshoni, 6 p.m.