VHS Sports Wrap-Up – October 16th 2017

VHS Wrestling:  (Coach Tyler Thompson)
The Valdez wrestlers kicked of the season this past weekend at Houston & Wasilla High School. Varsity wrestlers, including Connor Britt (junior) & Jayce
Lindekugel (sophomore) took to the mat at “The Altercation” at Houston High School. Britt and Lindekugel experienced both the highs and lows that competition have to offer.
Britt received a bye in the first round moving him forward into the quarterfinals. He came out with some fire to pick a first period pin that propelled him into the semi-finals on Saturday morning. Britt suffered two losses on Saturday dropping him out of the tournament.
Lindekugel took to the mat in the first round suffering a tough loss to a returning state placer from Colony High School. However, he came back to pick up a fall in the second round on the consolations side of the bracket. Lindekugel was brought down in the next round after a heart wrenching loss in triple overtime.
JV wrestlers went to battle on Saturday at Wasilla High School during the JV tournament. These wrestlers included Caleb MacPherson, Cora Kagak, Ethan Kockentiet, Sullivan Holt, and Dustin Woods. These matches proved valuable for these wrestler by giving them some more perspective of live competition. The JV suffered some losses yet picked up several victories along the way, including getting their hands raised and identifying what they need to work on to improve for their next match.
The wrestlers return to the wrestling room on Monday to make adjustments and prepare for our home wrestling tournament, Throwdown in Snowtown.
Varsity: (wins-losses)
Jayce L: 1-2
Connor B: 1-2
JV: (wins-losses)
Caleb M: 1-2
Ethan k: 0-2
Cora k: 0-2
Sullivan h: 1-2
Dustin Woods: 2-2


VHS  Swimming: (Coach Carl Young)

      (Valdez vs. Palmer, Colony, Wasilla, Cordova, Bethel, Nome, Kodiak, Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Seward, & Unalaska)
     “Palmer Invitational”
  • 12 Time Drops out of 19 Swims in Prelims
  • 6 Swimmers made Consolation Finals, Totaling 9 Swims
  1. Isaiah Silveira
  2. Grace Kellar
  3. Chase Randall
  4. Anna Price
  5. Jeffery Prevost
  6. Rowan Miller
  • 5 Time Drops out of 9 Swims in Finals
  • Isaiah Silveira had an amazing weekend! He was the only swimmer to drop time in both of his Prelim Swims, Make Consolation Finals in Both Swims, and then drop time again in Finals in Both Swims. He really stepped up to the plate and that is why he is the Swimmer of the Week!
  • Official Results Attached Below
  The drive to and from Palmer went very well. Clear roads and weather on the way down, and hit a snow storm in Eureka on the way back. We did not get to take the entire team due to illness,but the swimmers who went did seem to be doing much better than they did the weekend before which is great. We have about two weeks to get healthy & prepare for Regions.  I am very excited about Regions and I can’t wait to see how this tough team preforms!!
This swim meet was literally a dress rehearsal for Regions. We got an opportunity to swim in the pool & against all the teams that we will be seeing at Regions. The veteran swimmers were faster at this meet than they were at Regions last year. With our Preparation & Technical suits I feel we will have an excellent showing in two weeks.

VHS Varsity Volleyball:  (Coach Ron Langseth)

The Lady Bucs traveled to Fairbanks last weekend to Host Hutchison High School.  On Friday the Ladies overcame their slow start to defeat the Hawks 25-16, 20-25, 26-24, 25-19.  The ladies played like they just got off a 9 hour bus ride…and they did.  With the tired legs from the ride the ladies overcame their slow start to win the 26th straight Aurora Conference game.  The Bucs were led by Kassi Howards attack as she totaled 16 Kills with just 4 errors totaling a 40% Kill rating.  She was joined by Bobbi Mott with 15 Kills and Sydnee Johnson with 11 Kills.  Defensively the Bucs were aided by Sydnee Johnson who had 6 blocks while Linnea Langseth grabbed 38 digs.

On Saturday the Ladies made a few corrections and took home a 3 set win defeating the Hawks 25-22, 25-17, 25-19.  With our adjustments the ladies reduced the unforced errors.  The Ladies improved their serving to 91% as a team.  Serving was strong from Kaylee MacDonald and Kendall Wesenberg who both served 100% while Linnea Langseth served for 94%.  Kaylee MacDonald served 4 aces, Langseth and Fleming each had 3.  Bobbi Mott led with 13 Kills while Linnea Langseth aided defensively with 41 digs.   Kendall Wesenburg added 15 Digs.
The Ladies have next weekend off as they prepare for their their last conference games against Monroe.
VHS JV Volleyball:  (Coach Adam Sharrai)
Games against Hutchison_
Friday:  25-19, 13-25, 25-20, 15-25, 16-14 (Valdez wins the Match)
Saturday:  17-15, 15-25, 25-16, 25-16, 14-16  (Hutchison wins the Match)
Very competitive Games!
Movement and  communication became the focus.  We will be stressing this Greatly this week.
Savannah Cockerham has 10 serves in a row during a game.