Personal bests highlight runners’ foray at invitational

Boulder City High School cross-country head coach Canaan Petersen said he was proud of how his team performed in the Larry Burgess-Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday, noting that a majority of his runners posted personal bests on the course at Sunset Park.

“We still didn’t have our full teams compete for both the boys and girls, but the kids who participated did very well this past Saturday,” Petersen said. “Down at Sunset Park it is easy to set personal bests in terms of times because of the flat course. Our kids took advantage and all ran well.”

Finishing strong for the boys Saturday was junior John Krausman, who placed 23rd in the small-school race with a personal best time of 18:04.6, ensuring that the Eagles had a strong complement moving forward to senior leader Tyler Campbell, who placed 10th with a time of 17:13.7.

Also finishing strong were seniors James Embro (54th) and Braden Klouse (61st), who each set personal records with times of 19:54.6 and 20:42.3, respectively. Junior Dawson Goodfellow rounded out the group with a time of 20:33.9 for a 59th-place finish.

For the Lady Eagles, the Selinger duo of junior Sierra and freshman Audrey continues to shine, giving the girls a legitimate shot to be contenders in the 3A division.

Placing fourth, Sierra finished with a personal best time of 20:33.5, while Audrey placed 15th with a time of 22:04.9.

Finishing strong as well for the Lady Eagles was the junior quartet of Lauren Stewart (30th, time of 24:46.2), Camille Torgesen (50th, time of 28:15.7), Greta Bassano (52nd time of 28:38) and Kylee Shamo (54th, time of 28:46.8), while sophomore Brynlee Campbell finished in 42nd place with a time of 26:31.

Continue to push toward the postseason and improved times, Boulder City hosted Wednesday’s race at Hemenway Park, featuring the Eagles, Laughlin, Mojave, Virgin Valley and Western. Results of the meet came in too late for publication and will be in next week’s issue.

“It’s still early in September, but glimpses of the potential each team has is starting to show,” Petersen said. “Each individual will continue to make strides each race in order to reach their goals at the end of the season.”

Girls golf

Boulder City High Schools’ girls golf program got off to a strong start in league play this past week, cruising to an easy victory at the Oasis Golf Club on Sept. 7.

Finishing with an overall team score of 394 points, the Lady Eagles were able to beat out Southeast Career Technical Academy (452 points) and Chaparral (515 points), behind the strong play of junior Lani Potter who shot a 74, just three strokes off the par 71.

Churning out an overall team effort, sophomore Madisan Walker finished tied for fourth with a score of 101, followed by sophomore Ryann Reese and freshman Sydney Krumm, who finished sixth and seventh, respectively, with scores of 109 and 110.

Rounding out the Lady Eagles’ efforts in the league victory was freshman Makaela Perkins, who finished ninth with a score of 111, proving that not only is this year’s team well-rounded, but that it’s potentially set up nicely for life at Potter once the heralded star graduates.

Continuing their strong play throughout the week, the Lady Eagles traded locations with 4A program Green Valley over a pair of matches, twice nearly pulling out upsets over the higher-ranked opponent.

At the Legacy Golf Club on Sept. 8, the Lady Eagles fell short of knocking off the Gators 179-194, but managed to get a pair of golfers in the top five, with Potter placing first with a score of 39 on the par 36 nine-hole course and Walker placing fourth with a score of 44.

Meeting up with the Gators again Tuesday at Boulder Creek, a different Lady Eagle showed she was capable of leading the pack, with senior Holly Piper placing first on the home course with a score of 37 on the par 36 nine-hole course, despite losing to the Gators as a team 187-208.

Prepared for another Sunrise League match, the Lady Eagles will stay home today at Boulder Creek where they’ll host Chaparral, Del Sol, Moapa Valley, Mountain View, Southeast Career Technical Academy and Virgin Valley at 1 p.m.

Girls soccer

The Boulder City High School girls soccer program got off to a great start this past week, picking up a league-opening victory over Del Sol on Sept. 6, before playing tough against a pair of 4A programs in losing efforts.

Opening their season against the Dragons, the Lady Eagles put together a 4-0 winning effort, getting contributions from five players.

Leading the charge for the girls was senior forward Jordyn Trobiani, who led the Lady Eagles with a goal and an assist during the team’s rout.

Scoring a pair of goals in each period, the Lady Eagles also garnered goals from junior midfielder Nicole Valle and sophomore midfielder Kerry Helvig, while freshman midfielder Madison Manns scored a goal and freshman midfielder Trinity Oeland contributed with an assist.

Playing strong against Durango and Basic as well, the Lady Eagles got a goal from Trobiani against the Trailblazers and a goal from Manns against the Wolves, despite losing 3-1 and 4-1, respectively.

Wednesday’s game against Pahrump was played too late for results to be included in this issue and will be in next week’s paper.

Gearing up for their second league contest on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles will host Virgin Valley, before traveling to Southeast Career Technical Academy on Thursday.

Volleyball

Gearing up for another extended postseason push in the 3A ranks, the Boulder City High School girls volleyball program has been battling against several 4A programs throughout the preseason slate, including three games this past week.

Putting together a convincing win over 3A program Clark on Sept. 7, the Lady Eagles routed the Chargers in three sets 25-15, 25-13 and 25-18, before meeting a trio of upper class 4A opponents.

Stealing a set on Sept. 8 from Liberty on the road, the Lady Eagles hung tough with the Patriots losing 3-1 but gaining momentum toward the end 15-25, 9-25, 27-25 and 23-25.

Hanging tough at times during their next pair of 4A contests on Monday and Tuesday, the Lady Eagles were swept on the road by Coronado (14-25, 12-25 and 11-25) and Rancho (14-25, 18-25 and 10-25), but gained valuable experience that head coach Cherise Hinman has noted in the past as the primary reason for scheduling higher ranked opponents.

Putting together strong performances, junior captain Maggie Roe earned 11 kills each against the Chargers and Patriots, as well as tallying 32 digs, seven aces and four blocks, while senior captain Alea Lehr recorded 50 assists, with 10 digs and four aces.

Seniors Kenadee Bailey (18 digs, 10 kills, two aces and a blocked shot) and Lexi Bringle (17 digs and five aces), along with junior Jerra Hinson (12 kills, seven digs, two aces and a blocked shot) have also been key standouts.

Entering this week of play with a 3-9 record, the Lady Eagles will be at home Friday and Saturday for the Boulder City Invitational, where they’ll look to get back to their winning ways against a series of 3A and 2A opponents.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Upcoming events

Boys Soccer

■ Tuesday:at Virgin Valley, 3 p.m. junior varsity, 4:30 p.m. varsity

Girls Soccer

■ Tuesday: vs. Virgin Valley, 3 p.m. varsity; 4:30 p.m. junior varsity

Volleyball

■ Friday-Saturday: Boulder City Invitational at BCHS, 12:45 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday

Tuesday: at Virgin Valley, 5 p.m. junior varsity; 6 p.m. varsity

Cross-country

■ Wednesday: vs. Green Valley at Cornerstone Park, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Golf

■ Today: league match at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 1 p.m.

■ Monday: vs. Coronado at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 3 p.m.

■ Tuesday: vs. Chaparral and Tech at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 3 p.m.

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