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.nJ Ls CoUN'l"t i~: i. ~ A Supplement to The Adams Girls' Season March 21, 2012 After 16sing 7 seniors and returning only one team in 1A Division II, and tied for one:st~r (Cassie Elkington), this year's first in the Long Pin Conference. They sea~?i'~s predicted by most to be an made a great showing at state, missing uphilllb'#ttle. The first two games of the year the consolation trophy by just 4 points. did no~ing to disprove that prediction, as All. five starters were recognized with All they were' both 20,plus point blow outs. Conference honors. Skye Southwick, Cassie Following these losses, the girls were able to Elldngt0m and Victoria Branch madelst regroup and come together as a team. They Team All Conference; Hillary Hollon was used every game as a learning tool, and named to 2nd Team All Conference; and: relied on teamwork to carry them through. Biliie Cada got Honorable Mention. They came out of District III as the number Boys' Season With 4 senior starters (Loveland, Southwick, Hollon and Jensen) the boys were hoping that experience would be able to help them overcome a shortage in numbers. A win over Council in the District T66˘rnamenfearned them a 2rid place ranking in Dist. III 1A Division II. This put them in a play-in position for a state berth, where they met with the Dietrich Blue Devils from Dist IV. This double-overtime thriller resulted in a loss for the Titans, thus just missing their chance at State. Meadows Valley Mountaineers Boys' Basketball by Dick Yoakum The 2012 boys basketball team had five boys on the varsity and five boys on the junior varsity. This made it hard for the boys to win. They improved every game as the season progressed. Several games were lost by two to six poil~ts. "I think we had a very successful season. The boys played their hearts out." I am so proud to have been their coach, .......... , ..... Girls' Basketball by Ben ]ohnson The Meadows Valley Girl~ Basketball team had an outstanding 2011-i2 season. They had their ups and downs, but they held their heads up high, and played together as a team. They battled their way through a number of injuries. The Lady Mountaineers lost three starters: Randi Smith, Jamle McLeod and, Baylee Moore during the season. But never quit, and younger players Kaitlyn Haynes, Taylor Slettum and, Taylor Hill stepped up in their absence. They worked together with Becca Baird, Saige McDonald, Dixie Carpenter and, Kailee Carrington to keep the Lady Mountaineers compet- ing and waiting for their teammates to return. They ended their season with a total to 8 wins, 13 losses and a second place finish in the districts tournament. With a record that does not show all that they accomplished, the girls played hard and never quit. We fell one game short of the state tournament losing the challenge game to Richfield. My wife (assistant coach Nancy Johnson) and I are proud of the girls for their enor- effort to overcome injuries and never quit! We are looking forward to the continued success next year. The younger players will be expected to continue working hard over the summer and fill the void of exiting seniors Randi Smith who aver- aged 18 pts a game, Jamie McLeod who averaged 10 pts per game, Dixie Carpenter and Kailee Carrington who came off the bench for the Lady Mountaineers. Thank you for the wonderful season from Mr. and Mrs. Coach Johnson. C oun cil Lumb erj acki After getting beat up for the past couple of seasons, this season the Council boys got a little pay back. This year Council won four league games and lost four. Two of the four losses in league were by a total of six points. One of those losses was from a last second 3-point shot at Garden Valley the other a hard fought five point loss at Tri-Valley. Boys' Basketball Summary The district tournament saw the Lumberjacks come up one point short of going to state losing to TrfValley. Council will lose two SeniOrs from this year's team, (Tim Menter and leb Balderson) but will return 4 starters and three others that saw significant time on varsity. Depending on how committed these returning players are over the summer the Lumberjacks should be one of the top three teams in the league next year. Girls' Basketball These girls were complimented a number of times by opposing teams on how they did not give uD even though the score was beyond overcoming. I think that the last quarter of our last game against Garden Valley really showed that kind of character, as they showed their potential, canning threes and grabbing rebounds, not giving up, but fighting through to the end. Even though this season was tough as far as coming away with wins (I didn't realize that the season would be quite so hard win-toss wise!), I believe these girls have a lot of potential should they choo~se to continue to develop it. They have speed, they have height and definite post players, as well as some possibly really good shooters. With better ball-handling skills and getting so shots and moves are automatic so they don't have to slow down and think about them, the next couple of years could be completely different than this one win-loss wise.