Sports 6-4-13

Many awards for LHS athletes

By Tommy Ketchum

Sports Editor

Einen Grandi named coach of the year  Einen Grandi was named Coach of the Year at the recent Sports Awards ceremony.    Grandi served as varsity boys basketball coach this year. The basketball coaches of the Pioneer League voted the honor for him, and he received his award from LHS Athletic Director Katie Campbell. His team progressed to playoff semi-finals.

Einen Grandi named
coach of the year
Einen Grandi was named Coach of the Year at the recent Sports Awards ceremony.
Grandi served as varsity boys basketball coach this year. The basketball coaches of the Pioneer League voted the honor for him, and he received his award from LHS Athletic Director Katie Campbell. His team progressed to playoff semi-finals.

The LHS Sports Awards program was held May 22 in the LHS gym. The program included all sports teams, coaches and players. Many athletes were presented with awards that recognized their achievements during the year.

The softball team was first to be presented with awards: Athlete Scholar, Jade Leddy; Most Improved Player (MIP), Gracie Little; and Most Valuable Player (MVP) and All-League, Kolbie Johnson.

The baseball team also had many award winners: Scholar Athlete, Vince Gallegos; MVP and All-League, Noah Vaglivielo; MIP,  Austin DeBerg; and All-League, Pepe Vasquez.

The track teams were also presented with awards, starting with JV girls: MVP, Abby Campbell, and MIP, Samantha Guidotti. The varsity girls’ awards were as follows: Co-MVP and All-League, Kennedy Hood, and Scholar Athlete, Danica Gressel.  Gus Driscoll was awarded MIP for the JV Boys, and for varsity boys Preston Reugebrink was awarded MVP and Team Captain.

The football team had many players awarded All-League starting with Ben Coonrod; Sheldon DeBerg; Cash Grandi; Tyler Davis; Cheyenne VonTour, who was also awarded Offensive MVP; and Tommy Ketchum, who was also awarded CIF Scholar Athlete and Defensive MVP.

For volleyball Kennedy Hood was awarded MVP; Danica Gressel, MIP and Scholar Athlete; and Kolbie Johnson, All-League.

For the cheerleaders Jade Leddy received Scholar Athlete, and Mae Verdicchio received Scholar Athlete and MIP.

On the JV girls basketball team Abby Campbell was awarded with MIP; Sammi Guidotti, Scholar Athlete; and Kennedy Hood, MVP. For the JV boys Gus Driscoll was awarded Scholar Athlete, Jayden Prevett was awarded MIP, and Austin Schwary was awarded MVP.

For varsity girls basketball Kolbie Johnson received All League and MVP, and Becky and Ronie Renteria both received All League and Scholar Athlete. For the varsity boys Cash Grandi and Joe Peterman both were awarded All League and MVP, and Preston Reugebrink was Scholar Athlete.

Two tracksters make section 

By Ben Coonrod

Sports Reporter  

The track team finished in excellent fashion this month—with many qualifying for the division meet and two qualifying for the section meet.

The track members traveled to Tulelake for the league meet on May 9.  There were 22 schools that attended the meet. The JV girls placed first in league, with the varsity girls and JV boys placing third, and the varsity boys placing fourth.

Kennedy Hood placed first in three events. Because of her achievements, she was awarded with a weeklong track camp at the University of Oregon in June. Dr. Dan Dahle of Big Valley donates one place at the track camp each year for the candidate the coach feels is most promising.

Standouts at the meet were as follows:

Kennedy Hood, 1st in 100m, 100m hurdles, and 300m hurdles and 3rd in long jump

Abby Campbell, 1st in 200m, 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump

Danica Gressel, 1st in 3200m and triple jump, 2nd in 1600m and 3rd in discus

Preston Reugebrink, 1st in 110m hurdles

Varsity boys got first in their relay as did the JV boys.

The track team went to Cottonwood at West Valley High on May 17 for the Division IV meet. Coach Sue Gressel said that the track team as a whole did very well. The results follow:

Preston Reugebrink, 1st in 110m hurdles

Jesus Guerrero, 2nd in 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles

Kennedy Hood, 1st in 100m and 300m hurdles, 2nd 100m hurdles and 5th in long jump

Abby Campbell, 1st in 100m hurdles and triple jump, 2nd in 200m and long jump

Danica Gressel, 2nd in triple jump and 3rd in 1600m

Preston Reugebrink and Kennedy Hood qualified for the North Section CIF meet in Cottonwood at West Valley.

Reugebrink placed 6th in 110m hurdles overall–with just a month’s training.

Kennedy Hood placed 6th in the 100m dash and 7th in the 300m hurdles, competing against varsity track members as a freshman.

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