Colorado River Region crowns cross country champs

Lady Volunteers girls golf remain in the hunt

Kingman Academy’s Jordan McDowell-Seybert (45) fights off a Chandler Prep tackler for a second-quarter TD during the Tigers 46-20 win last Saturday at Southside Park. The Tigers next host No. 13 Tonopah Valley at 6 p.m. Saturday at Southside Park.

Photo by Shawn Byrne.

Kingman Academy’s Jordan McDowell-Seybert (45) fights off a Chandler Prep tackler for a second-quarter TD during the Tigers 46-20 win last Saturday at Southside Park. The Tigers next host No. 13 Tonopah Valley at 6 p.m. Saturday at Southside Park.

KINGMAN – After beating Lake Havasu by 29 strokes Tuesday at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, the Lee Williams girls golf team continues to keep in stride in the race for a Division II state tournament playoff spot.

The Lady Vols defeated Havasu, 198-227. Lee Williams’ Paige Lucero and Audra Coffman tied for medalist with the Knights’ Natalie McCoy, as each shot 12-over par 48.

Kaylee Moore and Kadence Sterling each scored a 51, and Claire Barker shot a non-team tally of 58.

Lee Williams continues to sit at No. 15 with an iWanamaker.com rating of 57.053. Vail Cienega (55.362) is 14th and Phoenix Saint Mary’s (60.035) is 16th. The top 15 teams advance to state with Section champions receiving automatic bids.

The automatic section bids could haunt the Lady Vols. No. 25 Surprise Valley Vista is leading Section 7 and would receive that section’s bid if the season were to end. That would mean Lee Williams being pushed backward and out of the tournament. It appears a No. 14 ranking is necessary to play in the postseason, which takes place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

CROSS COUNTRY

LWHS boys CCR champs

At River Valley, Lee Williams defended its Colorado River Region championship after edging Parker by one point Wednesday, 52-53. Mohave (66) was third, Lake Havasu (92) fourth, Kingman Academy (127) fifth, Kingman (162) sixth, and River Valley (175) was seventh.

Lee Williams’ Zach Moyd won the boys championship running the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 54 seconds.

“Zach led the whole way and was able to hold off Jacob Sandoval from Parker,” said LWHS cross country coach Joan Abraham. “I’m very happy with the results. It was nice to follow up last year’s win with another.”

Moyd, Kingman Academy’s Sam Skankey, Kingman’s Tommy Bigelow, and Moyd’s teammate Colby Robles earned CRR First-Team honors by finishing in the top seven. Lee Williams’ Drew Cardiff made Second Team, finishing 13th.

Local boys top finishers

LEE WILLIAMS – 1. Zach Moyd (17:54). 7. Colby Robles (19:04). 13. Drew Cardiff (19:47). 15. Cayden Robles (20:20). 16. Carlos Casten (20:22).

KINGMAN ACADEMY – 4. Sam Skankey (18:41). 17. Grant Stryker (20:26). 29. Andrew Michelson (23:16). 37. Jacob Appleby (24:48). Ashton Gatineau (26:08).

KINGMAN – 5. Tommy Bigelow (18:43). 39. Scotty Winder (25:53). 42. Jesse Lopez (26:15). 43. Rosario Cicirron (26:32).

Lady Bulldogs lose tiebreaker

Kingman and Mohave finished tied with 48 points each, and Mohave was awarded the CRR championship because the T-birds’ sixth runner finished in 19th place and the Lady Bulldogs’ came in 22nd.

Lake Havasu (53) was third, Lee Williams (63) fourth, and Kingman Academy (144) was fifth.

Lee Williams’ Alondra Correa and Karina Lamsus, and Kingman’s Julia Ostberg and Hollie Tsosie earned CRR First-Team honors. Kingman’s Kyla Silas and Lorenza Tubbs made Second Team.

Local girls top finishers

KINGMAN – 3. Julia Ostberg (24:04). 7. Hollie Tsosie (25:37). 9. Kyla Silas (25:43). 14. Lorenza Tubbs (26:22). 16. Celine White (27:21).

LEE WILLIAMS – 2. Alondra Correa (23:25). 6. Karina Lamsus (25:16). 19. Marian Esplin (27:46). 20. Kendra Puasu (28:06). 21. Kelly Koeball (28:16).

KINGMAN ACADEMY – 26. Tatianna Welch (30:30). 29. Serena Parker (31:33). 33. Serena Kregler (35:00). 34. Raina Zach (35:32).

SWIM

Academy swim sweeps

At Del E. Webb Wellness Center, Kingman Academy boys and girls each won twice with wins over Kingman and Bullhead City MALC Wednesday. Kingman went 1-1 in each meet, beating MALC.

List of Winners

Girls 200-yard medley relay – KAHS (Brianna Holloway, Victoria Depner, Sofia Depner, Stasi White), 2:22.76.

Boys 200 freestyle – Kaden Bean, KAHS, 2:30.85.

Girls 200 freestyle – Brianna Holloway, KAHS, 2:34.43.

Boys 200 individual medley – James Scholl, KAHS, 2:57.33.

Girls 200 IM – Victoria Depner, KAHS, 2:47.01.

Boys 50 free – Nic Depner, KAHS, 24.40.

Girls 50 free – Rosanna Volk, KHS, 36.35.

Girls 100 butterfly – Sofia Depner, KAHS, 1:22.70.

Boys 100 fly – Kaden Bean, KAHS, 1:07.86.

Girls 100 free – Meghan Yingling, KHS, 1:03.60.

Girls 500 free – Lauren Jonk, KHS, 6:28.63.

Girls 200 free relay – KAHS (Stasi White, Sofia Depner, Victoria Depner, Brianna Holloway), 2:07.42.

Boys 100 backstroke – Nic Depner, KAHS, 1:04.38.

Girls 100 breaststroke – Chelsea Heitman, KHS, 1:29.20.

Girls 400 free – Sofia Depner, KAHS, 4:50.01.