Sports Briefs: Hawks Place at Tri-State; Dance Team Competes


Hawks Place at Tri-State

The Hawks took 13 wrestlers to the 2022 Tri-state wrestling tournament. The Hawks had three athletes make it to the second day of the tournament Jarren Knopp, Devon Howell and Preston Jeffs. They ended up with two placers in this tournament. 

Jarren Knopp placed 6th in the 106-pound weight class. Knopp ended up making it to the semifinals in the 32-man bracket. He started the tournament with a first-round bye as the number two seed in the tournament. 

In round two, Knopp won 4-0 in a minor decision. In the third round, Knopp pinned his opponent in 4:22. In his semifinal match, Knopp lost to his University high school opponent Libby Roberts in a 7-1 decision.

Knopp got moved to the consolation side of the bracket and lost his match to his Moses lake opponent in a 4-1 decision. Knopp then wrestled in the 5th and 6th place matches. Knopp lost this match in a 4-2 decision.

Preston Jeffs placed 4th for the Hawks. Jeffs won his first match but then lost his second, moving him into the consolation brackets. 

Jeffs would win the rest of his matches until he made it to the 3rd and 4th place match. In this match, Jeffs lost to his Glacier Peak opponent. Jeffs got pinned in 1:29. This placed Jeffs in 4th out of the 32-man bracket.


Hawks Dancers Competes

The Lakeland Dance Team had the opportunity to participate in the Winter Spirit dance competition on Dec. 17.

The group received recognition for scoring well on their group dances, including Lyrical (Dance), Hip-Hop, Kick, and Military.

For the Solo Competition, Claire Kelly received first place.

In the Duo division, Emma and Isadora Goad got first place, and Aly Caywood and Mia Marquez got second place.

For the Leap Competition, Claire Kelly got first place, and Fancy Bowlsby got third place.

For the Turn Competition, Claire Kelly received first place, and Isadora Goad got second place.

In the Game Day Dance Down, Claire Kelly got first place, and Isadora Goad got third place.

“I think our solos and duos did very well, and even though our group dances need some improvement, overall, I think we did great,” said Isadora Goad.