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Golf and XC teams host area schools

Day two of the Snake River Shootout golf tournament took place at on the Cedar Creek course at Star Valley Ranch on Thursday where the Evanston teams are proving to be the teams to beat through three weekends of the season. The Devils swept the team titles for the third straight weekend. It was a close finish as the Evanston girls won by just two strokes over Jackson and the guys won by three strokes over Riverton. 

Ceci Bruno won the individual girls title by two strokes over Riverton’s Tylynn McDonald. Star Valley was led by junior Jordyn Horsley who finished in a tie for fourth place. 

Parker Paxton of Riverton and Hayes Milham of Jackson dueled it out with Paxton winning by three strokes having shot a pair of 69s. P.J. Horsley led the Braves with a seventh place finish with a score of 159. 

It was the second year of the concept which saw Jackson Hole High School host on Day 1 with Star Valley High School hosting Day 2. Last year Jackson held their round at the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club with this year played at Teton Pines.

• “I Need More Cowbell!”

Thursday was also the More Cowbell Invite as Star Valley Cross-Country hosted teams from the region in Afton. On the boys side Habtamu Wetzel and Jase Burton finished first and second as all five scoring Braves finished in the top eight with Peter Lorch, Colton Cranney and Matt Heywood. They scored a 20-point team total. 

The Lady Braves placed second behind perennial Idaho power Soda Springs with a team total of 50. The Cardinals had 31. Carlee Angell led the team with a 4th place finish. Kaelle Opitz was 6th, Alexis Angel was 8th. Katilyn Bach was 10th. 

Star Valley handily won the combined team score and the coveted Christopher Walken trophy. The teams will be at the Cardinal Classic in Soda Springs next weekend. 

Star Valley took home the combined team score title and the coveted Christopher Walken Trophy. (Photo by SV Cross-Country)

Boys Team Scores

Star Valley 20

Evanston  64

Mountain View  74

Teton  91

Lyman  142

Soda Springs  171

Bear Lake  191


Habtamu Wetzel  16:43  1st

Jase Burton  16:56  2nd

Peter Lorch  17:43  4th

Colton Cranney  17:50  5th

Matt Heywood  18:10  8th

Drake Plowman  18:16  10th

Brigham Hahn  18:45  

Beau Skinner  18:54

Girls Team Scores

Soda Springs  31

Star Valley  50

Evanston  60

Lyman  142

Mountain View  144

Bear Lake  148

Teton  149

SVHS Girls

Carlee Angell  23:01  4th

Kaelle Opitz  23:27  6th

Alexis Angell  23:47  8th

Kaitlyn Bach  24:07  10th

Gracey Visser  26:06  22nd

Maddie Strgar. 26:55

Kenna Merritt  26:59

Combined Team Scores

Star Valley  70

Evanston  124

Soda Springs  202

Mountain View  218

Teton  240

Lyman  284

Bear Lake  339

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