Tigers, Bulldogs open swim season

Lee Williams volleyball opens season with win

Kingman Academy’s Victoria Depner is mid-stroke during her win in the 200-yard freestyle over Lake Havasu and Kingman. The Lady Tigers bested Kingman, but the Bulldogs got the Academy in the boys competition. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Kingman Academy’s Victoria Depner is mid-stroke during her win in the 200-yard freestyle over Lake Havasu and Kingman. The Lady Tigers bested Kingman, but the Bulldogs got the Academy in the boys competition. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - The 2015 swim season opened and more than 50 swimmers jumped into the pool Tuesday at Del Webb Wellness Center. Kingman High, Kingman Academy and Lake Havasu vied for early season points, and it was Havasu that came away the day's big winner.

Havasu posted dual meet wins in boys and girls over Kingman. The Havasu boys won 80-7, and the girls posted an 83-3 victory.

Kingman was credited with a 12-0 in boys over the Academy, as the Tigers didn't field a boys team. The Lady Tigers outswam Kingman, 50-10.

Overall, the Academy had two first-place swimmers. Victoria Depner won the girls 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 27.65 second, ahead of Havasu's Becky Bohnker by 9.1 seconds.

"I thought I swam really well, and the water felt really nice," Depner said after posting her victory. "I'm ready to go."

Freshman Montana Carrier took the 100 freestyle for the Lady Tigers. She beat out Havasu's Cameron Schrotberger by 1.95 seconds with a time of 1:13.

Havasu captured first in the other 20 events. Kingman's Mark Symonds placed second in the boys 50 freestyle in 29.39 seconds, edging out teammate Conner Mahlmeister (30.58), who finished third.

Kingman and the Academy return to the Wellness Center pool at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, with Bullhead City MALC in the mix.

Lady Vols open with win

A long bus ride may have sapped the energy of the Lee Williams volleyball team Tuesday, but the Lady Vols prevailed at Phoenix Central in their season opener 25-17, 25-14, 25-17.

"We played very flat. I am hoping it was first game jitters and playing down to their level," said LWHS volleyball coach Traci Rosenbach. "The ride to Phoenix is rough on the girls, especially when you aren't used to it."

Sophomore Sadie Snay led Lee Williams (1-0 Division III) with nine assists, seven kills and three aces.

"Sadie had a good night," Rosenbach said. "Her setting is really coming along, and she is becoming more offensively minded with her sets."

Madi Arave added six kills, Khori Cobanovich scooped up five digs, and Sidney Clark also had three aces.

"The girls were happy with their win but were disappointed with their performance, as was I," the coach said.

Lee Williams hosts Kingman Academy in the Lady Vols' home opener at 6 p.m. today.

"We will have to play better against Kingman Academy," Rosenbach said.

LWHS boys golf wins two, drops one

The Lee Williams boys golf team took down Prescott and Anthem Prep Tuesday at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott Valley, but the Vols came up short against Bradshaw Mountain.

"Bradshaw is who we are going to have to beat to win the section," said LWHS boys golf coach Stephen Shuffler. "I expect more out of my kids. They need to work harder. We will get better."

Corey Smith, Brandon Carver and Antonio Sumner each shot 6-over-par 42s that left them tied for sixth place.

Lee Williams (6-4) next hosts Kingman, Mohave and Lake Havasu at 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course.