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Nick Kerkvliet goes for a rebound against Lusk during ;aturday's hard-fought championship game. The Bulld% boys were the victors at the 2A regionals last week- ;nd, winrfing games against Lingle Ft. Laramie, Burns and Lusk md claiming the 2A eastern conference title. 'Hie boys will open state tourney play against Riverside on rhtwnday al~ 7:30 p.m. in Casper. Sundance vs. Lingle Ft. Laramie Ist 2nd 3rd Final Lh~f{l.e Ft. Laramie 11 30 34 46 :.3u ~!dance 18 36 58 70 Points Rebounds Assists Steals t3~:ottlin Lenz R:us;;c[l Hadden 4 Ray Moore 2 Cody l,;6~rick 31 Reed Moore Curt Neihau s Kerkvliet 12 H ayden ,Johnston 8 Derek Fossen 2 [ h'{ ce Scribner Martin Danauskis 2 I)ttde tlum phrey 9 1 1 3 2 3 2 2 4 3 7 2 i 3 I 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 b t.I r 11 S :~tlndatl( c" Sundance vs. Burns 1st 2nd 3rd Final 9 29 39 48 13 29 44 64 Points Rebounds Assists Steals P,u s~.;el/Hadden 4 6 1 3 Ray Moore 3 5 2 1 Cody Emrick 5 6 2 2 Curt Neihaus 3 1 1 N {<~1,: Kerkvliet 22 7 1 1 I lavden Johnston 17 1 1 1 Derek Fossen 1 2 I ])ude Humphrey 10 7 3 1 Sundance vs. Lusk Ist 2nd 3rd Final 15 32 46 65 17 29 37 53 Ru.~;,~acll Hadden Ray Moore Cody ]!;mriek Curt NeJhaus Nick ]ierkvliet Hayden Johnston ll)~ I:: Nu v, phrey Points Rebounds Assists Steals 3 2 2 2 2 3 27 4 5 1 2 - 1 14 14 2 4 1 1 13 4 1 1 "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" The Sundance Times With regional tournaments fin- ished the big one is coming-up this week at the Casper Events Center, February 28, 29, and 30. It is the 1A/2A Wyoming State Basketball Tourney with several teams from Northeast Wyoming competing. The regional format system was good to the 2A northeast boys as Sundance, Lusk, and Tongue River will all represent the region at state. Tongue River, Big Horn and Wright will represent the 2A northeast girls. The 1A northeast region will find Kaycee and Midwest com- peting for the boys and Arvada/ Clearmont, Kaycee and Hulett competing for the girls. Under the old district system only the top two finishers from each conference went to state. The new regional system finds the top four finishers competing and seems to assure that the best teams go to state. Looking ahead at some of the tournament match-ups find the Sundance boys in the # I seed out of the 2A east region. They will draw the "Riverside Runnin' Rebels" in round one, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Casper College. This match-up is ironic because the "Runnin' Rebels" knocked off Sundance in the first round of the football playoffs to go on and win the state football title. Maybe a little retribution is in order here. Riverside sports senior Toby Wood (6'3") will be playing the post and is real solid. Junior Matt Kraft (6'2") also starts and shoots the ball well. Brett Davies and Josh Olson round out the Riverside starters. Head coach Brent Winters, longtime coach from Burlington, has won state championships before. Scouting says they don't go deep on the bench but are good all-around athletes. Sundance should be able to press the Rebels and wear them down in four quarters. Cody Emrick, Nick Kerkvliet, Ray Moore, Dude Humphrey and Russ Hadden will start for Sundance and know their roles well. This is a club that plays well as a team ~g~goes deep off the bench. Look for Sundance to go deep in this tourney, likely competing with the unbeaten Wyoming Indian Chiefs and the Wind River Cougers. Coach Lee Jay has his lady Red Devils in the state tourney for the second year in a row. After winning the state title in volleyball you know they have good athletes and a winning at- II With titude on their side. They have the daunting task of playing the number one Burlington Lady Huskies. Coach Jerry Patrick has coached the Huskies since they invented dirt and h,as his act together. The Lady Htuskies will go deep off the benclh with sophomore Paige Neres ((5'10") having a good inside anti out- side game. Mackinzie Kline, Amber Wardell, Breka Carazales and Alayna Powers round-out the starters. The Huskies lost to the Wyoming Indian Chiefs and a charter school for theiir only two losses this season. Burl- ington beat the St. Stelphens girls by 18 points in the DAwest championship game to wan the number one seed. Coach Doug Schroede;r and Mark the Wright Lady Panthers will go to state as the number three seed from the 2A east. They have drawn Thermopolis in round one. Thermopolis just dropped down this year from the 3A division. They have very good fundamentals. Design and Price are the leaders here, avery streaky shooting team. In the 2A west tournament they won over the Wyoming In- dian Chiefs by four in overtime. On Saturday they came back playing Mountain View for the 2A west championship and only scored seven points in first half. They lost the championship game but will still go to state. Other first round match-ups are as follows: # 1 Tongue River girls vs. #4 Riverside girls (2A); #2 Big Horn girls vs. #3 Wyoming Indian Chief girls (2A); #2 Arvada/ Clearmont girls vs. #3 Cokeville (1A); #3 Kaycee girls vs. #2 St. Stephens girls (1A). #2 Lusk boys vs. #3 Thermop- oils boys (2A); #3 Tongue River boys vs. #2 Wyoming Indian Chief boys (2A); #1 Saratoga boys vs. #4 Little Snake River boys (1A); #2 Kaycee boys vs. #3 Encampment boys (1A); #3 Southeast boys vs. #2 Hanna/ Elk Mountain boys (1A) ; #4 Midwest boys vs. # 1 Burlington boys (1a). Join me "Smokey Mark" for all the action on KYDT Radio 103.1 FM. Smokey Mark Wind Rh~r February Casper Events Center& Casw College Thermopolis Sundance 2/28/08-7=30pmcc: ~144 Riverside Wyoming Indian 2/28/08-9PmCc (16]I Tongue River 3/l/08-A~er 1A Boys EC Loser Game #30 i 3/1/08-3pm tao~l CC ~ ~l 2/29108- sC Garne ~8 3/~/08-~pm (38) " ' Loser Game #I4 Loser Came #16 EC- Events ~nter CC - ~sper College Point @s Ashton Fritz 15 Kyle Shamion 4 Albert Lenerville 7 Derek Yeadon 4 Adam Croft 6 Shannon Morris 6 Alex Lee 6 Seventh Grade, Boys vs. Moorcroft 1st 2rid 3rd 4th Sundance 6 12 20 26 Moorcroft I0 17 26 37 Points Kory Butts 16 Dillon Jordan 2 Kellan Wilson 8 Seventh Grade Boys vs. Hulett 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Sundance 7 13 15 20 Hulett 6 20 26 33 Kyle Shamion, Jeremy Adams and Caleb Moeller against Hulett. Points Kory Butts 15 Kellen Wilson 5 The Sundance Junior High boys faced off at home against Hu- lett on February 14 and against Moorcroft on February 19 with the eighth graders winning against both teams and the seventh graders not being so lucky. Eighth Grade Boys vs. Moorcroft Ist 2nd 3rd 4th Sundance 21 29 39 51 Moorcroft 7 13 24 40 Points Thomas O'Connor 3 Kyle Shamion 2 Albert Lenerville 16 Derek Yeadon 16 Shannon Morris 14 Eighth Grade Boys vs. Hulett Ist 2nd 3rd Sundance 14 33 45 Hulett 4 10 14 4th 48 17 Five wrestlers from Sundance went to the state tournament over the weekend. Tyler Hartl led the Dogs, bringing home a fifth place finish. Wt. N~me Record 103 Walker Noyce I-2 119 Tyler Hartl 4-2 135 Kirksey Dodd 2-2 145 lan Policky 2-2 189 Chase Wadley 2-2 Regional State 3rd 3rd 5th