Middle School sports wrap-up


Grizzly gridders fall to Greybull

The Rocky Mountain Middle School football squad fell to the Greybull Buffs 44-28 Saturday morning in Greybull.

Rocky’s scores came on runs of 38 and 17 yards by Caden Welling, a six-yard run by Travis Simmons and a three-yard run by Brenen Hinckley.

“The back and forth game took a Greybull turn late in the third quarter when the Buffs recovered an onside kick and a Grizzly fumble,” coach Justin Moss said. “We had our chances, but we turned the ball over too many times on offense and struggled to contain Greybull’s double wing offense.

“I’m proud of our six eighth-graders. They fought hard and led our team all year. If they will dedicate themselves to the weight room they can be excellent contributors at the next level.”

The Grizz finished the season 3-4 and were coached by Moss, Josh Collins, Ryan Boettcher and Joe Davis.

By Sam Smith

Rough week for LMS netters at conference

The Lovell Middle School volleyball squads had a rough week at their respective Yellowstone Conference Tournaments Saturday.

Playing in Burlington, the eighth-graders fell to Rocky 21-5, 21-18, then fell to Cloud Peak in two close games 21-19, 21-17.

“I think, even though we didn’t win any games, there was a lot of improvement,” coach Kim Bernstein said. “With next year’s team, there will be more experience and I’m hoping for a few more W’s.”

The LMS seventh-graders fell to Greybull in Cowley 21-4, 21-12 and then fell to Thermopolis 21-12, 18-21, 15-11. The team played increasingly better during the tournament, generating significant excitement during the exciting match against Thermop, a Chronicle
photographer reported.

The seventh-graders were coached by
Kristin Warner, assisted by Becky Rael.

By Sam Smith

Lady Grizzly middle school netters take fourth

The Rocky Mountain Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball squads took fourth place in their respective Yellowstone Conference Tournaments Saturday.

The seventh-graders hosted the conference tournament and defeated Powell 11-21, 21-15, 15-12 to advance to the semifinal match against the Worland Lady Braves.

In the semifinal match, the Lady Grizz fell to Worland 21-4, 21-7, then fell to Cody in the third- and fourth-place match to finish fourth.

The seventh-grade volleyball team finished the season 8-7 and was coached by Ashlee Blackburn. Assisting her was Leslie Mayes.

The eighth-grade squad defeated Lovell 21-5, 21-18, then fell to Cody and Powell to also finish fourth in Burlington.

The Lady Grizzly eighth-graders finished the season 12-5 and were coached by Jenny Christiansen.

By Sam Smith