VHS Weekend Wrap-Up: November 4, 2019

AASG Fall Conference 2019

AASG Fall Conference
Congratulations on taking back the AASG Spirit Award!

Courtesy of VHS Staff – Last weekend six students (Sophia Palmor, Ashlee Schaeffer, Chloe Miller, Jalen Freeman, Cherubim Palomar, and Aiden McAtee) attended the Alaska Association of Student Government Conference in Palmer. They participated in region meetings debating issues affecting schools around the state, debated and voted on these issues in general assemblies, and attended various explorations learning about the history of the Mat-Su Valley.

Special recognitions go to Ashlee Schaeffer, who was presented with a plaque for her service as Region III representative, Chloe Miller for her courage to get up and state her opinions in front of the entire assembly, and Aiden McAtee for making sure Valdez was well represented in the voting process. All of our delegates admirably represented Valdez High School and if you see them be sure to ask them about their experience.

Spring Conference 2020 will be in Sitka at Mt. Edgecumbe High School.

Volleyball

Delta 11/1-2/19
Head Coach: Adam Sharrai
Assistant Coach: Katie Burns
Assistant Coach: Angie Fruscetto,


Senior Jillian Fleming

Courtesy of VHS Coaches – Buc Volleyball ended their regular season play with Friday night and
Saturday morning matches against the Delta Huskies. Friday night marked a four
year journey for 6 Varsity players as Senior night managed to sneak up on them all
too quickly. Joining their parents on the court for Senior recognition were Macy
Hansen, Jackie Stewart, Mason Anderson, Kira Friend, Jade Holmes, and Jillian
Fleming. After favorite memories, family greetings, flowers, and future plans were
shared the Bucs took the floor and bested the Huskies Friday night, 3-0. They did
try out a few new options in preparation for Regional’s coming up the next weekend
but play did not go as smoothly as they would have liked, which having the game
exposure early gives them the opportunity for adjustments next week in practice.
Saturday, the Bucs also took the win from the Huskies to end their season 9-2.

Monday results will finalize the standings setting up the Regional bracket
play for the Bucs who’s only loss for the season was to Hutchison. The Bucs know
that the only way to another State competition is to play their best at Regional’s and
earn that trip to Anchorage. They will put their best effort forward and give it all
that is possible this week in practice and throughout Regional’s to achieve this goal.
Remember, you can only play your best—Go Bucs!!!


Savannah

J.V. Volleyball

Delta Huskies
Nov. 1-2, 2019

Courtesy of VHS Coaches

The Buccaneer Junior Varsity Team went out with a bang in their last two
matches of the season against the Delta Huskies. On Friday, the team pulled off an
initial victory in the first set (28-26). Their confidence grew with the next two
sets, winning more comfortably at 25-18 and 25-17. Overall, the team played with
great control. Their serving was considerably better than their last home game
against the Glennallen Panthers. They were also able to set up more controlled
plays that led to aggressive attacks at the net. Alyvia Askren was able to shine
with a couple explosive kills both on Friday and Saturday. The Saturday match
resulted in an even more pronounced victory (25-17, 25-12, 25-14). Ambrosia
Woodgate finished her season strong with 25 strong serves for her team during this
match, not to mention tremendous coverage at the net and assists to her teammates.
I am extremely proud of all of the growth these players have shown throughout the
season and look forward to seeing them next year!

Rifle

VHS Rifle Team Delta Match Results

Courtesy of Coach Hedman

The VHS Rifle Team traveled to Delta for a 3×20 smallbore competition on Saturday, November 2nd.

All teams shot their Standing 60 air rifle match previous to the match. Valdez took the top score in air rifle with a total team score of 2222 points to Delta’s 2171 points.

The Buccaneers traveled with five of the six of the team members. Sara Bauman, Tiffany Larcom, Sydney McKay, Layla McAtee, and Jared Humphrey shot for contributing scores (with the top four scores being counted towards the total). The team total was 2160 points.  At the end of the day, Valdez came out on top with a combined score of 4,382 points to Delta’s 4,269 points. Layla McAtee shot a personal best of 531 points.


Thank you to the Delta Sportsman’s Association and the Delta High School Rifle Team for hosting us this past weekend. We look forward to competing against Delta again this weekend on November 9
th at home.

Wrestling

Red & Gold InvitationalResults for Valdez High School

Courtesy of VHS Coaches

This weekend was a great opportunity to see some new competition and measure where
we are compared to the interior schools. Overall, we had some tough matches and identified
some important areas we need to focus on. This week we will focus on strengthening our
offense on our feet and picking up our intensity in practice. We were able to see that our
opponents were a bit more physical in the matches making it difficult to get our offense going.
Our wrestlers are optimistic going into the next week of training in preparation for ACS.

Red 135

Caleb MacPherson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

● Quarterfinal – Kawaiola Patterson (Lathrop Wrestling) won by major decision over Caleb
MacPherson (Valdez High School) (Maj 15-3)
● Cons. Round 1 – Mark Wood (Hutchison High School) won by major decision over Caleb
MacPherson (Valdez High School) (Maj 14-1)

Gold 135

Caleb MacPherson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

● Champ. Round 1 – Bradley James (West Valley Wolfpack) won by fall over Caleb MacPherson
(Valdez High School) (Fall 0:46)
● Cons. Round 1 – Caleb MacPherson (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
● Cons. Round 2 – Carter Barney (West Valley Wolfpack) won by fall over Caleb MacPherson
(Valdez High School) (Fall 0:55)

Gold 160

Sullivan Holt’s place is unknown and has scored 4.0 team points.

● Champ. Round 1 – Sullivan Holt (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
● Quarterfinal – Leonard Lovett (Delta High School) won by fall over Sullivan Holt (Valdez High
School) (Fall 2:45)
● Cons. Round 2 – Sullivan Holt (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
● Cons. Round 3 – Sullivan Holt (Valdez High School) won by fall over Dylan Silook-Apatiki (Bartlett
High School) (Fall 1:27)
● Cons. Semi – Zach Wiggins (Delta High School) won by tech fall over Sullivan Holt (Valdez High
School) (TF 17-1)

Gold 171

William Benes’ place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

● Quarterfinal – Brayden Grorud (Eielson High School) won by major decision over William Benes
(Valdez High School) (Maj 17-4)
● Cons. Round 1 – Sam Lester (Lathrop Wrestling) won by major decision over William Benes
(Valdez High School) (Maj 8-0)

Gold 171

Rafael Alfaro’s place is unknown and has scored 2.0 team points.

● Quarterfinal – Rafael Alfaro (Valdez High School) won by decision over FFT DeVaughn (Eielson
High School) (Dec 13-10)
● Semifinal – Dalton Pinard (Su Valley High School) won by fall over Rafael Alfaro (Valdez High
School) (Fall 2:23)
● Cons. Semi – Sam Lester (Lathrop Wrestling) won in tie breaker – 1 over Rafael Alfaro (Valdez
High School) (TB-1 2-1)

Girls 119G

Angelina Grande’s place is 5th and has scored 7.0 team points.

● Round 1 – Angelina Grande (Valdez High School) won by fall over Saleen Wallace (Eielson High
School) (Fall 5:16)
● Round 2 – Elizabeth Schumaker (North Pole Patriots) won by fall over Angelina Grande (Valdez
High School) (Fall 1:55)
● Round 3 – Jessalyn Thomas (Eielson High School) won by decision over Angelina Grande
(Valdez High School) (Dec 8-3)
● Round 4 – Macara Kobernuss (North Pole Patriots) won by fall over Angelina Grande (Valdez
High School) (Fall 3:26)
● Round 5 – Linsey Julien (Eielson High School) won by fall over Angelina Grande (Valdez High
School) (Fall 4:54)

Girls 235G

Jana Allen’s place is 2nd and has scored 0.0 team points.

● Round 1 – Megan Parrish (North Pole Patriots) won by decision over Jana Allen (Valdez High
School) (Dec 12-7)
● Round 2 – Megan Parrish (North Pole Patriots) won by fall over Jana Allen (Valdez High School)
(Fall 4:53)
Red A 160
Sullivan Holt's place is 2nd and has scored 3.5 team points.
● Round 1 – Sullivan Holt (Valdez High School) won by tech fall over Andrew Holman (Hutchison
High Shool) (TF 26-10)
● Round 3 – Sullivan Holt (Valdez High School) and Dylan Silook-Apatiki (Bartlett High School)
(DFF)

Girls Finals 235
Jana Allen’s place is 2nd and has scored 0.0 team points.

● 1st Place Match – Megan Parrish (North Pole Patriots) won by major decision over Jana Allen
(Valdez High School) (Maj 13-5)

 

Swimming

Region VI Swim Results

The Valdez Buccaneer Swim Team had a tremendous weekend at their Regional Swim
Meet. Every Buccaneer made it to Finals in at least one event many made it in both
their individual events. The Bucs swam very fast setting a total of 26 Personal Best
Times over the course of the meet. 9 swimmers placed in the top 6 including 3 relays
scoring a total of 77 points allowing the Buccaneer Swim Team to place 4th overall in
Regions:

Top 6 Finishes:

  • Levi Clubb took 5th in the 500 Free= 2 points.
  • Blythe Ditman took 6th in the 50 Free & 5th in the 100 Free= 3 points.
  • Billi Lovell took 6th in the 100 Breaststroke & 4th in the 200 Individual Medley= 4
    points.
  • Fisher Mishmash took 5th in the 200 Free & 4th in the 500 Free= 5 points.
  • Madeline Oneil took 4th in both the 50 & 100 Free= 6 points.
  • Piers Shirk took 4th in the 100 Back & 3rd in the 100 Free= 7 points.
  • Jeffrey Prevost took 3rd in both the 200 Individual Medley & 100 Breaststroke= 8
    points.
  • Chase Randall took 2nd in both the 200 Individual Medley & 100 Fly= 10 points.
  • The Girls 200 Free Relay took 3rd & 400 Free Relay took 5th= 12 points.
  • The Boys 200 Free Relay took 2nd= 10 points.

Isaiah Silveira had an amazing Regions Meet placing 3rd in his 50 and Dominating the
backstroke. He placed 1st in the 100 Back making him the Region Champ in this event
and automatic qualifying for State, as well as, scoring 11 points. For being our only
Region Champ Isaiah is the Swimmer of the Week.

State Qualifiers for Valdez include the Isaiah Silveira, Chase Randall, & Billi Lovell.
State Alternates include the boys 200 Free Relay, Piers Shirk, & Jeffrey Prevost. The
Valdez Buccaneers will be traveling this weekend to Anchorage for the State Swim
Meet.

This has been the most successful swim season for the Valdez Buccaneers in the last 9
seasons. I am very Proud of these swimmers for all the hard work put into this season.
Congratulations to all our Swimming Bucs!!