Sports 4/29/11

Standouts for track receive awards; team places in top 13 at big meet

By Ben Coonrod
Sports Editor

The John Frank Invitational was held April 9 in Shasta Lake City. The track members left 4:30 in the morning on Saturday for the meet, where 29 schools competed. Eight of those 29 teams were divisional.

The varsity girls placed 11th, JV boys placed 13th and the JV girls placed 11th. Captains this year are Matt Campbell, Jillian Lane and Jessica DeBerg.

Medals went to the following:

Meghan Gressel, fourth in 300m hurdles, sixth in 100m hurdles and third in triple jump.

Zoe Studer, sixth in 3200m

Joe Peterman, third in triple jump

Haylee Eberhardt, sixth in 3200m

Other standouts included:

Danica Gressel, 10th in 800m, 10th in 1600m and eighth in triple jump.

Zoe Studer, seventh in 3200m

Jessica Richards, seventh in high jump

Meghan Gressel, eighth in long jump.

Preston Reugebrink, 10th in 400m

The Burt Williams Classic was held April 16, in Shasta Lake City. The varsity boys got 16th overall, varsity girls took fourth, JV boys took fourth, and JV girls took sixth.

Medals went to the following:

Matt Campbell, sixth in 100m, sixth in 200m and fifth in 110m hurdles

Cheyenne VonTour, sixth in shot put and sixth in discus

Joe Peterman, first in triple jump, third in long jump and fourth in high jump

Cash Grandi, second in triple jump and fifth in high jump

Tommy Ketchum, sixth in long jump

Cheyenne VonTour, Tommy Ketchum, Joe Peterman and Cash Grandi, third in the 4x100m relay

Hannah Redding, fifth in 200m, fifth in1600m and second in long jump

Danica Gressel, second in 1600m, second in triple jump, and fifth in 800m

Haylee Eberhardt, second in 3200m

Zoe Studer, third in 3200m

Meghan Gressel, third in 100m hurdles, third in 300m hurdles, third in long jump and fourth in triple jump

Brittany Morrison, fifth in shot put

Jessica Richards, second in high jump

Other standouts went as follows:

Dakotah Brandow, seventh in 3200m, 10th in triple jump

Tommy Ketchum, ninth in shot put

Zach Parker, eighth in triple jump

Jessica Richards, ninth in 200m, 10th in long jump

Haylee Eberhardt, seventh in 1600m

Jessica DeBerg, eighth in 100m hurdles

Brittany Morrison, eighth in discus.

Haylee Eberhardt, Zoe Studer, Brittany Morrison and Danica Gressel, fifth in 4×100 relay

Softball team off with a slow start

By Connor Thompson
Sports Editor

The Grizz softball girls won their first game of the year against the Greenville Indians; however, their record currently stands with one win and six losses.

Grizzlies lost both their games of their double-header against the Princeton Eagles on April 7 in Princeton, 19-3 and 18-2.

The first game the Grizz had no answer for the Eagles, as the Eagles scored every inning besides the fifth. The first inning the Grizzlies’ defense didn’t play as well as they hoped, as they allowed the Eagles to maintain a four-run lead going into the second inning. The Grizz drove in their only run in the inning with a homerun by Jessica Renteria.

The Grizz slowed down the pace of the Eagles in the second inning, only giving up two runs and also driving in another run for themselves. However, the Eagles gained their momentum back in the next two innings, as they drove in 12 more runs to seal up their victory, 19-3.

The second game Princeton’s offense kept its momentum rolling, as its defense held the Grizzlies’ offense scoreless for the first two innings. The Grizz couldn’t manage to slow the Eagles down, as the Eagles’ offense scored 18 runs in three innings and held the Grizzlies to only two runs the whole game, leading the Eagles to an 18-2 victory.

The lady Grizzlies won their first game of the year against the Greenville Indians, 9-7, on April 12 at home. The first two innings the Grizzlies offense started off strongly, as they batted in eight runs and held the Indians to two runs.

The Indians never gave up, battling back to be within one run, but the Grizz managed to maintain the lead and score one more run to secure the two-run victory

The Grizzlies lost to the Herlong Vikings and the Dunsmuir Tigers on April 14 at home in a round robin competition.

Grizzlies played the Vikings the first game, but lost 10-5. The Grizz started off strongly, getting an early five-run lead, but due to a key injury the Grizzlies’ momentum started to slide away from them. The Vikings took advantage of sloppy play by the Grizz and brought the momentum to their favor. Herlong wouldn’t look back from there and stole a victory from the Grizz.

After the Grizzlies played Herlong, they had to wait awhile to play the Dunsmuir Tigers, as they sat and watched the Tigers play Herlong.

However, the Tigers didn’t manage to be affected by playing a game before their game with the Grizz and went on to a 7-1 victory over the Grizz.


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