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December 12, 2013 ] The Lovell Chronicle { 11 PATrI CARPENTER Freshman Brian Crawford showed great promise at a two-day tournament in Powell last week, placing second in his class in the varsity bracket. BY PATTI CARPENTER gets pretty physical on the mat," said Col- Rocky Mountain High School wres- lins. "I see a lot of improvement already tling coach Josh Collins got an early look and expect to see a lot more out of him this at his team at a tournament held in Pow- year." ell on Friday and Saturday and he said he Sophomore Shay Bond wrestled in the likes what he saw, especially from some very competitive 138-pound class. of the freshmen who are wrestling for the "This is a very competitive weight class first time. and we are working with him on his tech- Freshman Triston Rusch placed fourthnique so he is better prepared for that," in the 160-pound class in the JV bracket said Collins. "He also goes really hard the after going 5-2 at the tournament, whole time and that's a good thing to see in "It was excellent and fun to watch aa young wrestler." young wrestler like Triston go hard the en- Ian Davidson wrestled for his second tire time," said Collins. season in the 160-pound class. Davidson is Freshman Brian Crawford showed the only wrestler from Burlington. great promise, as well, after placing sec- "He worked very hard in a tough weight ond in the varsity 106-pound class with a class," said Collins. "We are continuing to 3-1 record, work with him on perfecting his technique "Although he lost his last match, heand we are seeing a lot of improvement al- did really great otherwise," said Collins. ready. He's also one of the most fun kids to "We could see how physical he is during be around and we really enjoy having him practice and that's why we put him varsity on the team." right away. We feel he did extremely well The team's captain, Tyler Lindquist, against this competition. Placing in varsity wrestled in the 138-pound class. Collins as a freshman is pretty hard to beat." noted that although Lindquist had an ex- Freshman Connor Holzworth also tremely good day on Friday, winning all wrestled in the tournament in the three of his matches, he had a pretty bad 182-pound class. Collins said coaches are : day on Saturday, which hurt his chances working with Holzworth on techniquesfor placing in the tournament. and as he improves his skills they expect "It happens," said Collins. "Sometimes to see him make progress, wrestlers just have a bad day. He actually Sophomore Dylan North won a match beat the kid who placed third on the first in the 152-pound class. This is his second day, which I think shows huge potential." year of wrestling and Collins said he is see-'':- Next up, the team will travel ,to Sho- ing a lot of improvement already. shone for a'dual meet on Saturdayi tart- Sophomore Mike Bowmari isals5 wres- ing at 9 a.m. tling for his second year. He wrestled 3-2 "We should have a few more wrestlers in the tournament, out for this tournament and we're planning "One thing I like about him is that he to see good things happen," said Collins. The Lovell Bulldogs opened the 2013- No other results were available as 14 wrestling season at the Powell Invita- Lovell Coach Daniel Robertson was out of tional Friday and Saturday, competing in school this week while becoming a dad and pool play Friday that led to a bracket for- was unavailable for an interview. His wife, mat on Saturday for successful wrestlers. Amanda, gave birth to a baby girl Monday Lovell junior Nash Jolley placed third evening. for the Bulldogs at 220 pounds, finishing The Bulldogs will compete at the Wran- behind only Redland of Greybull/Riverside gler Duals in Shoshoni Saturday, with ac- and Sessions of Colstrip, Mont. tion scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. BY DAVID PECK cruising from there. The younger Rocky Mountain boys Caleb Horrocks led the Grizz with 14 basketball squads made successful debuts points, and Wambeke, Estes and Williams at tournaments over the weekend. Coach added 12 months each. Simmons scored 9, Pat Winland's junior varsity squad won McFarlane and Yosake Taniguchi 8 each two games at the Big Horn Basin Shootout, and Arnold 5. McFarlane led the team with while Coach Justin Moss's freshman team seven steals, Wambeke had six assists and won a pair at the Lovell Tournament. Simmons pulled down eight rebounds. The Grizzly JVs stopped Wind River 53-37 Friday evening in Burlington, then FRESHMEN WIN TWO crushed Kemmerer 80-21 Saturday morn- The Rocky freshmen opened the Lovell ing in Greybull. Tournament by beating Thermopolis 38-23 Cole Simmons fired in 17 points and Friday afternoon. Travis Banks fired in 17 Cordell McFarlane added 14 to lead the points, Ryker Ev.erett 10. Payton Thomas Grizz over Wind River. Rocky led 14-10 at added 7 points, Geraldo Beltran and Zach the half, then pulled away by outscoring Zier 2 each. Thomas grabbed 13 rebounds the Cougars 39-27 in the second half.in the win. Jordan Arnold, Ben Estes and Dylan Rocky topped Powell 33-9 Saturday Williams scored 6 points apiece, Colemorning as Banks scored 13, Kelton Henn- Wambeke 4. Arnold and Simmons pulled rich 7, Everett 6, Zier 5 and Thomas 2. Ev- down eight rebounds each. erett had nine steals, and Thomas grabbed Rocky powered past Kemmerer Sat- 10 rebounds. urday morning in Greybull, shutting the The Rocky freshmen travel to Cody Rangers out 20-0 in the first quarter and Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off. DAVID PECK Rocky Mountain senior Hannah Winland looks for a teammate during Rocky's 50-43 win over the Wind River Cougars Friday evening in Burlington. The Lady Grizz will see Wind River again this Saturday in Cowley. BY PATTI CARPENTER very impressed with the and the girls played a lot Coach Eric Honeyman performance of Marissa Ar- of minutes. I thought they said he couldn't be morenold, a hard-working fresh- did well in that respect but pleased than he was by how man player who is quickly again we just had way too hard his team worked this becoming a key player onmany turnovers with 29 week at the Big Horn Ba-the team. again. Even though we did sin Shootout against some "The turning point ofit the night before, it's pret- of the best teams entered in the game (in the fourth ty rare to win a game with the tournament, quarter) was when our that many turnovers. We "The girls played loose,freshman Marissa Arnold played better in the second they played determined came in and made an eight- half." and, most important of all, foot jumper andthen she The Lady Grizz took I think they had fun, said stole the ball and there was on. Big Piney later ' that Honeyman. no turning back after that," day and although they re- In their first game of Honeyman said. duced their turnovers con- the tournament the girls Loman hit three treyssiderably, it wasn't quite faced Wind River, a tough in the fourth quarter, as enough, causing them to opponent, winning 50-43.well. As with any early sea- fall 46-30 to the ladies from "Wind River is a pretty son tournament, it became Big Piney. good team. They're ranked very clear to Honeyman "We were flat against in the top five of 2A, so I'm what the girls need to work Big Piney," said Honey- really pleased that we did on. man. "I have to say I think so well against them," said"A lot of good thingsthe conditioning hit us Honeyman. "I was like, came along but we still had there. Big Piney came out Holy Cow, I got my firsttoo many turnovers," said and ran a lot of screens at win as a first-time varsi- Honeyman. "We had 29 us and unfortunately we ty coach. Everything went turnovers and in a basket- just didn't have good com- right; it was great to watch ball game that's just not go- munication and good fire- the girls play so well."ing to cut it, so that is what power during that game. He said he was particu- we will be working on." "Big Piney is a decent larly pleased with the lead- The turnovers, unfor-team. I'd like to see us play ership shown by some of his tunately, continued in the them again. They played more seasoned players, girls' first game on Satur- well, so hats off to them for "Hannah Winland day against Kemmerer, a that." played a great role as a factor Honeyman said con- On apositivenote, Hon- leader," said Honeyman.tributedto their loss 50-33. eyman said he was very "She had like 11 points. She "We turned around andpleased to see the girls cut made a couple of 3s that played Kemmerer on Sat- down the number of turn- were crucial, urday," said Honeyman. overs from 29 to 15 during "Shauna Loman played"I think they are a power- the Big Piney game. out of her mind, scoring house in 2A this year and "Again, we saw growth something like 28 points," we knew that we would and improvement," said said Honeyman. "She shot get pressure, pressure and Honeyman. "I saw a lot of the ball really well, includ- more pressure from them.good in these games and a ing from the three-point They came out and ran two lot we need to improve on line. She played amazing." or three different types of but overall I was pleased He was equally pleased presses at us. All week we with how hard they played. with some of his up-and- prepared for that but weI think the best teams just coming players, still struggled against them keep getting better. So "Kelly Vezain rebound- in the game. we're going to continue to ed like a machine," said "It just seems like we get better, especially now Honeyman. "Her special-were about two seconds be- that we know what we real- ity is defensive rebound- hind on all of our passes, ly need to focus on." ing. I put her on their best It could have been fatigue Next up, the girls will player and she actually got from our emotional win the travel to Tongue River for the girl to foul out, so that night before; it could be a an away game on Friday at really helped out a lot. I lot of things. 4 (JV) and 5:30 p.m. They just can't say enough good "Their conditioningwill return home on Sat- things about her and howwas good. I don't think they urday to play Wind River well she played." were that tired. We're only again with game times at He said he was also about seven or eight deep noon (JV)and 1:30 p.m. BY DAVID PECK Newman added 14, Dylan See 6, Konner The Lovell junior varsity boys squadDavis 4, Dillon Schneider, Shawn Mollett, played to a 2-0 record at the Big Horn Ba- Beau Green and Erik Ferbrache 2 each, sin Shootout over the weekend, stopping Jeff Jameson 1. Big Piney 49-44 Friday afternoon in Burl- Saturday in Burlington, the Bull- ington, then beating Burlington 64-52 Sat- dogs led 26-24 at halftime, then exploded urday evening in Burlington. to outscore Burlington 25-12 in the third Nic Haskell scored 16 points to leadquarter to pull away. Haskell scored 14 the Bulldogs against Big Piney Friday, in- points, See i0, Schneider and Jameson 9 cluding 10 in the first quarter when the each, Newman 7, Davis, Green and Fer- Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-6 lead. Jacob brache 5 each. The Lovell junior varsity girls basket- dogs with 12 points. Charri McArthur add- ball squad started the new season well over ed 8, Savanna Savage 5, Madison Harper 4 the weekend, winning both of their games and Caitlyn Lundberg 2. at the Big Horn Basin Shootout. Saturday night, back in Burlington, Coach Dave Scheffler's squad topped the Lovell JVs defeated Burlington 34-25 Big Piney 31-20 Friday afternoon in Burl- as McArthur scored 11, Harper 7, Savage ington as Miranda May led the Lady Bull- 6, May 5, Lundberg 4 and Sara Clark 1.