South Summit High School roundup
February 16, 2010
On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, the South Summit High School wrestling team finished the 2A state tournament in second place with a team score of 197, one point ahead of North Sevier but behind Millard, which scored 253.5 team points.
South Summit had 15 wrestlers who placed, five of whom wrestled for the state title. Placing sixth for the Wildcats was Quinn Hicken (130 pounds). Placing fifth were Cache Bisel (119 pounds), Connor Crandall (160) and Cody Angell (215). Placing fourth were McKay DeGering (119 pounds), Cole Craggs (125), Austin Maisey (135) and Jake McCormick (145). Placing third were Hunter Lucus (103) and Brian Adlard (112). Taking second place was Cody Thornton (140). Taking first for South Summit and becoming state champions for 2010 were junior Colton Thornton (125), sophomore Jeff McCormick (130), senior Jonsen Crandall (152), and senior Niko Klus (171). Congratulations to all the Wildcat wrestlers for an awesome season.
Playing at home on Wednesday, Feb. 10, the South Summit basketball team beat Rowland Hall in a close low-scoring game, 34-32. Robbie Rydalch scored with just 20 seconds left in the game to put the Wildcats ahead for good. Leading scorers for the Wildcats were Trevor Rydalch and Parker Anderson with 9 points each, and Levi Thompson with 8 points.
On Friday, Feb. 12, playing again at home, the Wildcats defeated Maeser Prep 85-49. Leading scorers for the team were Parker Anderson with 22 points, Trevor Rydalch with 18 points, and Josh Limb with 15 points including 4 three-pointers.
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On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the South Summit girls’ basketball team won at Rowland Hall 50-19. Caitlin Hatch led the way for the Ladycats with 19 points. This game was special because both teams were playing for breast cancer awareness. Both teams warmed up in pink-and-black "Swing For Life" shirts. The teams entered the dark gym wearing pink cowboy hats and holding pink glow sticks as they formed a pink ribbon on the floor. During the game, many different items were auctioned off, with all proceeds going towards the cause. Also, a silent auction took place throughout the game, where anything from team pictures to signed basketballs was being sold. There was a board where the players could write the name of someone who has suffered from cancer or is suffering from cancer, to honor them while they played. Lots of money was raised for this very special cause.
On Thursday, Feb. 11, playing at Maeser Prep, the Ladycats won 57-13. Senior captains Lexie Reidhead and Caitlin Hatch led the team with 19 points and 12 points, respectively.
The Ladycats finished Region 14 play in second place and will play this Friday, Feb. 19, at Southern Utah University against the Region 15 fourth-place team, Grand, at 8 p.m.