Curtis, Scheuerman make debuts at Riverton Invite

By Thomas Watson
Sports Editor

WORLAND – The Worland golf team was in Riverton on Thursday for an Invitational with Sarah Schroefel finishing third in the girls’ standings. Making their debuts were freshman Vance Curtis and eighth grader Katelin Scheuerman.
“I hate to say this because I don’t want to jinx us, but this made three straight weeks of good tournament weather,” said head coach Jacob Kraft. “(Thursday) was probably the best of the three days. There wasn’t a lick of wind and it was just beautiful, so we had ideal scoring conditions. Riverton’s course is always in great shape, so it was a treat for the kids.”
This is the first time since Kraft began coaching the Worland golf team that an eighth grader had the chance to compete.
According to Scheuerman, it was only the second time she had ever played 18 holes, making her score of 140 all the more impressive. She was right in the median of her peers, fellow eighth graders shot scores of 125 and 148.

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The Worland Lady Warrior soccer team also held a voluntary practice Friday morning. The Lady Warriors worked around the goal, fine tuning their ability to score in traffic. Left, Brooke Seidel works the ball through the box as Haley Schneider defends. Right, Hannah McEndree, left, tries to keep the ball from Hailey Schumacher, right. Below, Schumacher stops with the ball as Elizabeth Martinez and Schneider close in defensively.


Mortimer named WCA North All-Star coach

By Thomas Watson
Sports Editor

WORLAND – The Wyoming Coaches Association (WCA) has chosen Worland girls’ basketball head coach Mark Mortimer to be the head coach of the North All-Stars at this summer’s WCA All-Star weekend in July.
This is Mortimer’s second time coaching the team. He was also the head coach of the North All-Stars in 2008.
“It’s the icing on the cake as far as a coach is concerned because you are selected by your peers,” Mortimer said of his selection. “It’s an honor to be even nominated and then selected. I feel really good about it, especially considering what our program has done over the last year. The important part for me is that it says volumes about the kids we have in our program and the coaching staff. The whole program is being recognized, not just me, for what happened this season.”
Assistant coach Tracey Wiley will be joining Mortimer’s staff and Lovell’s Chris Edwards will be the other assistant coach for the team.
The rosters have not been finalized but are unlikely to feature any Worland players. Vanessa Caballero has committed to playing in the All-Star volleyball game that same weekend.
“(It’s fun) meeting the kids and getting to know them more, as far as relationships outside of playing against someone,” Mortimer said. “You just see them as an opponent for four years, so you get to know them on a more personal level. It’s fun to see the kids you’ve competed against for four years, but it’s also fun to see the basketball skill from the kids you haven’t seen from 1A, 2A and 4A. That’s a lot of fun watching talented basketball kids.
“The kids enjoy the experience where they can see coaches on a different level as well as be teammates with kids they’ve been playing against.”
With all that talent on one team, the coaches have a lot to juggle.
“Going into it my first time, I didn’t know what to expect,” said Mortimer. “You bring in (kids that are used to being the most talented kid on the team). You have to try to put all those kids together in a system where they feel like they are (being utilized). It’s a tough job. We have two practices and then the game.”


DAILY NEWS photos by Thomas Watson
The Worland Warrior soccer team held a voluntary practice Friday morning on the first day of Worland’s spring break. The Warriors used the extra time to work on fundamentals that can get overlooked mid-season. Above, the team lined up to work on keeping their toes pointed forward when making contact with the ball.


 

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