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SVI Sports Recap: January 4-5

SVI has grown to cover more schools during the 2018-19 campaign. Here is a look at how those schools fared over the weekend within the SVI footprint.

Star Valley High School

The wrestling program had teams in Utah and Idaho over the weekend.

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The Braves competed in the Richardson Memorial at Box Elder High School in Utah over the weekend, placing fifth out of 20 teams with a total of 158.5 points. Altamont won the tournament with 193.0 team points while Mountain Crest (176.5) and Box Elder (167.0) were second and third respectively. Payson was fourth with 165.5.

Individually, Brayden Andrews continued his stellar sophomore season as he claimed the 120 pound championship with a 5-4 decision and improved to 20-0 on the season. Trent Clark also made the finals at 182 pounds where he finished second. Waylon Nelson (113) and Tristian Hicks (126) placed fourth while Kyle Kunz (160) and Parker Merritt (285) placed fifth.

Another contingent of Star Valley grapplers made the trip to Montpelier for the Bear Lake Classic where they ran away with the team title, scoring 222.0 points. Bear Lake was second with 165.0 and North Gem was third with 116.0.

Individually, Deven Thompson (98), JJ Hunsaker (106), Winston Green (113) and Tony Mickelson (152) won their weight classes. Joseph Thompson (120), Spencer Larson (126), Zachary Patterson (138) David Walker (170), Kyle Wanek (182) and Gabe Nield (220) all placed second. Zachary Hirschi (106) and Bryan Ray (195) placed third.

The Braves will be sending wrestlers to a pair of varsity events again next weekend with the varsity ‘A’ team heading to the Trojan Border Wars in Casper and the varsity ‘B’ team traveling to the Madison Invite.


Kemmerer High School

Kemmerer High School hosted a basketball tournament for the first time in many years. Find an audio interview with AD Phil Thatcher by clicking the Radio tab.

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Boys – The Rangers got to play on their home court in tournament play but were unable to collect a win for the weekend. On Friday, Kemmerer lost 59-48 to Farson-Eden and 59-41 to Cokeville. On Saturday, the team dropped a 78-58 decision to the Evanston junior varsity and a close 46-43 contest to Little Snake River.
Girls – The Lady Rangers went (1-3) for the weekend in tournament play. On Friday the squad lost to Rich County 55-40 and to Cokeville, 65-28. On Saturday morning, the girls picked up a 37-30 win over Tabiona, (UT) and the lost a tough 48-45 overtime effort to Little Snake River.

Kemmerer High School will be in Pinedale this upcoming Friday where they will face the Wranglers. This game will be broadcast in high-definition on SVI-2.

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The Rangers competed in the Thoman Soda Ash Memorial over the weekend placing third as a team in the Bronze Bracket. Dawson Schramm (132) went 6-1 over the weekend. Donny Proffit (145) went a perfect 7-0. Hayden Walker (195) also went 7-0 for the tournament.

Cokeville High School

The Panthers had wrestlers in Green River and basketball teams in Kemmerer.

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The Panthers were also at the Thoman Memorial in Green River over the weekend. Locklyn Teichert went 7-0 at 145 pounds. Ammon Teichert went 7-0 at 152 pounds. Brayden Johnson also went 7-0 at 170 pounds while Bentley Johnson went 6-1 at 182.

As a team, Cokeville placed third in the Silver Bracket behind Worland and Lyman.

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Boys – The Panthers picked up a trio of wins as part of tournament play in Kemmerer over the weekend. First they knocked off the home team Rangers, 59-41 and then edged the Star Valley Sophomores 56-53. They wrapped up their weekend with a 72-25 rout of the Jackson Sophomores.
Girls – The Lady Panthers went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend in Kemmerer with a 65-28 win over KHS and a 53-42 win over the Evanston junior varsity. On Saturday there was a 67-46 win over Manila, (UT) and a 53-49 win over Rich County.

Bear Lake High School

The Bears lost their first basketball game of the season to North Fremont.

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Boys – The Bears suffered their first loss of the season as they were soundly defeated by North Fremont, 70-48. The win avenged an 8-point loss for North Fremont to being the season.
Girls – Bear Lake lost a 54-38 decision to Soda Springs on their home floor on Thursday, January 3.

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The Bears hosted teams from Idaho and Wyoming in the Bear Lake Classic, placing second as a team behind Star Valley with 165.0 team points.

Individually, Hayden Hunt (160), Nolan Jensen (182) and Tyler Lusk (195) won their respective weight classes. Wyatt Lloyd (106), Dalton Moss (152) and Mason Critchlow (160) placed second. Traeden McPherson (120) placed third.

Pinedale High School

• Basketball
Boys – Playing in the Winter Classic in Rawlins, the Wranglers went 1-2 for the weekend. On Friday the

Pinedale had wrestlers in Shoshoni and basketball teams in Rawlins and on the home court over the weekend.

team came up short against the host Outlaws, 58-41. On Saturday, the team picked up a 52-45 win over Thermopolis and then fell to Buffalo with a final score of 68-47.
Girls – The Winter Classic for the girls programs took place on the Pinedale court where the ladies also went 1-2 for the weekend. A close game against Rawlins was broken open in the second half by the Outlaws as the Lady Wranglers came up short 57-43. On Saturday morning, PHS faced off against top-ranked Douglas who ran away with a 75-34 contest. The ladies picked up a victory on Saturday evening against Thermopolis, 64-47.

The PHS basketball teams host Kemmerer this Friday with games being covered by SVI-2.

• Wrestling
The Wranglers competed at the Shoshoni Duels but results from the event have not yet been made available.

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