VHS Weekend Wrap-Up: November 18, 2019

Volleyball

State Volleyball  2019 11/13-16/19

Head Coach: Adam Sharrai
Assistant Coach: Katie Burns
Assistant Coach:  Angie Fruscetto,
Assistant Coach: Maddy Fleming

Courtesy of Coach Sharrai – The Bucs headed to the State Volleyball tournament this past weekend on Wednesday for an afternoon 3:00 practice to ready themselves for the upcoming matches in Anchorage.   

Beginning play against Sitka to start things off on Thursday at 11:45 the Bucs struggled to create the rhythm and find the game they wanted to play which led them to dropping game one with Sitka 18 -25.  The Bucs took a deep breath, regrouped their efforts, and fired away in the second game changing leads several times to approach game point with Sitka but again coming up short at 23 – 25.  The y Bucs were still struggling to come together in their rhythm and communication in game 3 leaving them just short again at 23–25 to Sitka. 

The Bucs now with one loss would have to play a long road back if they wanted into the championship in this double elimination tournament.   The Bucs showed up to an empty court around 9 and began warming up Friday while they had the court to themselves for half an hour.  Everything seemed to be falling in place and the Bucs felt pretty good as the start of the game neared with the Barrow Whalers.  Play began slowly, however, for the Bucs as they struggled again to put together their game-plan which unfortunately led the Bucs to lose 3 straight to the Whalers ending their play at State and bringing their season to a close. 

Buc Savannah Cockerham did receive the honor of Outstanding Server for 3A – very nice accomplishment and keep serving it up next year!    The Bucs had a great season and earned their way to State playing hard through regionals.  I know the Bucs wished things had turned out a little differently for them at State but none the less they held their composure and still learned much from their experience.   The Bucs enjoyed the State tournament and had a very good time playing and watching all the action in the big arena.  Buc Volleyball has to say goodbye to seniors Macy Hansen, Kira Friend, Jade Holmes, Jillian Fleming, Maison Anderson, and Jackie Stewart—a pretty easy going group who laughed and smiled together–thanks for a great season.  The returning Bucs have already acknowledged a Buccaneer goal to do their best to earn their way back for another State Volleyball Championship.

AS ALWAYS– DO YOUR VERY BEST TO PLAY YOUR BEST,—&–,GO BUCS!!!!

 

Wrestling

Courtesy of VHS Coaches – After a week of illnesses running through the team, we sent 7 wrestlers to the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament in Wasilla. Regardless of the low numbers, illness, and injury the few that traveled wrestled hard and fought through much adversity throughout the weekend. Our goal is to rest up and get healthy as we prepare for our trip to Kodiak this next weekend.

2019 Lancer Smith Memorial Girls Results for Valdez High School

Varsity Girls 119G

Angelina Grande’s place is unknown and has scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alysa Stigall (Lathrop Wrestling) won by fall over Angelina Grande (Valdez High School) (Fall 1:03)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Angelina Grande (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Angelina Grande (Valdez High School) won in sudden victory – 1 over Katie Smith (Nome High School) (SV-1 2-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Angelina Grande (Valdez High School) won by decision over Saleen Wallace (Eielson High School) (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Ruby McCue (Ketchikan High School) won by fall over Angelina Grande (Valdez High School) (Fall 1:56)

Varsity Girls 160G

Alyvia Askren’s place is unknown and has scored 9.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alyvia Askren (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Alyvia Askren (Valdez High School) won by fall over Rebecca Toston (Colony High School) (Fall 3:12)
  • Quarterfinal – Amanda Wylie (Soldotna) won by fall over Alyvia Askren (Valdez High School) (Fall 0:37)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Alyvia Askren (Valdez High School) won by fall over Sophia Marble (Nome High School) (Fall 5:00)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Mariah Grimes (Homer High School Mariners) won by fall over Alyvia Askren (Valdez High School) (Fall 2:06)

Varsity Girls 235G

Jana Allen’s place is 6th and has scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jana Allen (Valdez High School) won by fall over Jacquelune DeMers (Eagle River High School) (Fall 2:50)
  • Semifinal – Megan Parrish (North Pole Patriots ) won by fall over Jana Allen (Valdez High School) (Fall 4:22)
  • Cons. Semi – MacKenzee Barrett (Houston) won by injury default over Jana Allen (Valdez High School) (Inj. 0:00)
  • 5th Place Match – Alizae Brown (Palmer High School) won by injury default over Jana Allen (Valdez High School) (Inj. 0:00)

2019 Lancer Smith Memorial JV Tournament Results for Valdez High School

JV 130

Anthony Beck’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Mike Chin (Palmer High School) won by fall over Anthony Beck (Valdez High School) (Fall 3:48)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Anthony Beck (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Elias Oteo (Palmer High School) won by fall over Anthony Beck (Valdez High School) (Fall 0:17)

JV 215

Gaspar DeLeon’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Liam Moseng (Ketchikan High School) won by major decision over Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez High School) (Maj 12-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Marquis Harper (West Anchorage) won by fall over Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez High School) (Fall 2:43)

JV 215

Timothy Schantz’s place is unknown and has scored 4.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Timothy Schantz (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Timothy Schantz (Valdez High School) won by decision over Hayden Stack (Dimond) (Dec 8-7)
  • Quarterfinal – Kohlter Mariscal (Chugiak High School) won by fall over Timothy Schantz (Valdez High School) (Fall 1:54)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Ashley Brandal (Kodiak) won in sudden victory – 1 over Timothy Schantz (Valdez High School) (SV-1 2-1)

JV 285

Dennis Mott’s place is unknown and has scored 4.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Israel Garcia (West Anchorage) won by fall over Dennis Mott (Valdez High School) (Fall 4:29)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Dennis Mott (Valdez High School) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Dennis Mott (Valdez High School) won by forfeit over Telimalolealofa Ioane (Unalaska) (FF)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Ernest Hollcraft (Lathrop Wrestling) won by decision over Dennis Mott (Valdez High School) (Dec 9-7)

Rifle

VHS Rifle Team TVSA Match Results

Courtesy of Coach Hedman – The VHS Rifle Team, for their last regular away match of the season, traveled to Fairbanks to compete against West Valley, Lathrop, and Hutchison High Schools at Tanana Valley Sportsman’s Association for a Smallbore 3×20 competition.

All teams shot their Standing 60 air rifle match previous to the match. Hutch took first place with total score of 2255. Valdez took second with a total team score of 2238 points, followed by Lathrop with 2195 points and West Valley with 2169 points.

Sara Bauman, Tiffany Larcom, Ashlee Schaeffer, Sydney McKay, and Jared Humphrey shot for contributing scores (with the top four scores counting for the total). Valdez came out on top in the smallbore match with a score of 2201, followed by Hutch with 2190 points, Lathrop with 2060, and West Valley with 2038 points. At the end of the day Valdez came up short by six points from Hutch’s combined score of 4445 points with a total of 4439 points. Both of the Buccaneer’s team smallbore and air rifle scores were team bests for the season.


Thank you to Lathrop, West Valley, and Hutchison for hosting this past weekend! The Buccaneers will have a postal match (where a match is shot and scores are shared electronically) this weekend against West Valley, before having an open weekend during Thanksgiving Break.