Standouts for track receive awards; team places in top 13 at big meet
By Ben Coonrod
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
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.