Warriors fall in shootout vs. Star Valley, 58-34

By Sisco Molina
Sports Writer

WORLAND – Friday’s contest against Star Valley had all the makings for a shootout early on as the two teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter. But as the game wore on, Star Valley proved to have more fire power in its arsenal as the Warriors fell at home 58-34.
Quarterback Reese Hiibel had a Star Valley school record six touchdown passes to lead the Braves in the win while Worland’s Steele Ware accounted for four rushing touchdowns of his own in the loss.
“We didn’t really expect a game like this,” said coach Thor Ware Sr. of the high scoring affair. “We struggled defensively. Our pass coverage – we just couldn’t match up. We didn’t stop them at all.”
It was one of Worland’s top scoring outputs of the season, but it was missed assignments and poor coverage in the secondary that doomed the Warriors who owned the second ranked pass defense in 3A allowing only 77.8 yards per game.
Star Valley started the scoring off in the first quarter with an early touchdown. But Worland responded in its initial drive, marching down 72 yards of grass and capping off the drive with a one-yard quarterback sneak by Ware.

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DAILY NEWS photo by Bob Vines
Worland sophomore Bailey Gibbons goes up for a kill early in Friday night’s home loss to Rawlins. It was the Lady Warrior’s first home match after a long, six-game road trip.

Lady Warriors fall to first-place
Lady Outlaws in straight sets

By Sisco Molina
Sports Writer

WORLAND – The Lady Warriors were on cloud nine heading into Friday’s match at home against Rawlins. They just came off a grueling six-game road trip having won five of the games and a ton of confidence to match. But they were quickly brought back down to earth as they fell at home to Rawlins in three games 25-7, 25-17 and 25-23.
“We just didn’t play like we have been playing,” said head coach Brittany Miller. “I’m not sure what was out of sync but in the locker room after the match we need to take advantage of having Saturday and Sunday off and be ready to work hard in the gym on Monday.”
Rawlins (17-9, 7-0 3A East) is the top team in the conference and it showed in Warrior Gymnasium Friday night. It was certainly a let down from Worland, but it can’t dwell on the loss with still another week left in the regular season before hosting the regional tournament.
And seeing Rawlins again will be a likely scenario for the Lady Warriors.


Worland XC team finds success at conference meet

By Sisco Molina
Sports Writer

GLENROCK – Heading into the Absaroka Conference meet Friday, the only question marks for Worland were things that were out of their control. Not knowing what the weather was going to be like and just how difficult would the Glenrock course be with its hill filled terrain.
But in what coach Ben Sandy called “perfect running weather” the Warriors excelled Friday as the girls ran their way to a conference championship – placing three in the top 10 while the boys finished in second by putting two in the top 10 as well.
Kelliana Montanez led the girls side with a third place finish with a time of 20:34 while Allyson Klingler finished in sixth with a time of 21:26 and Brooke Seidel eighth at 22:20. Sydney Eckman, Mary Linneman and Emma Nelson finished 18, 19 and 20 respectively as well for the girls.
Jadon Swalstad finished second to lead the boys with a time of 18:10 and Chance Martello sixth at 18:43. Carlos Pacheco followed in 18th (19:19) while Caleb Truman finished in 20th (19:37) and Tristan Warren 24th (20:06.)
Montanez, Klingler, Seidel, Swalstad and Martello all earned All-Conference honors while Sandy was named 3A Absaroka Conference Coach of the Year.
“I’m really pleased with how well they put everything we’ve worked on throughout the whole season together today,” Sandy said. “We were expecting it to be a challenging course and it really was. It had more hills than any course we’ve ran on. It was a good learning experience for running a tough course and performing well.”


DAILY NEWS photo by Bob Vines
It took four Star Valley Braves to bring down Worland senior tight end Taran Pennington after a 12-yard reception in the first quarter of the Warriors loss Friday night. Pennington was one of several seniors honored before their last home game of the season.


 

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