Wrestlers open season with 4-0 record in dual meets, third-place finish at Layton tournament
Box Elder’s Jackson Lancaster had his Sky View opponent in a number of precarious positions and did everything but pin the Bobcat on his way to a win by technical fall last week. The Bees won, 54-21.
By Sean Hales
The Box Elder High School continued their unbeaten streak in dual meets this year with a 54-21 win over region foe, Sky View, at Box Elder High School last Thursday.
Last Thursday’s meet was closer, and more back-and-forth, than previous contests between the two schools, which Box Elder has dominated in the recent past.
The Bobcats opened the meet with a win by fall at 145 pounds, but Briar Bunderson (152) earned a pin, Jackson Lancaster (160) did everything but on his way to a win by technical fall, and Jackson Roubidoax (182) was up 5-1 over his Sky View opponent before winning by fall in the third round and giving the Bees a 17-15 lead.
Sky View earned wins by fall in the 195 and 220 weight divisions to take the lead, 21-17, but that would be the last time the Bobcats would hold the advantage as Box Elder would go on to win the next seven weights, four of which came by fall.
Boys edge Northridge, fall to top-ranked Titans
By Jeremy Jones
The Box Elder boys’ basketball team started the week off with a win over Northridge last Wednesday in Layton 63-59.
Jarom Mecham notched 17 points in the win and Kevin Harris recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Knights were lead by Braxton Geiselmayr with 21 points and Jrue Perkins chipped in 14.
The game started out close as both teams packed in zone defenses and forced jumpers from the perimeter. The Bees were hitting more shots early on and took a four-point lead at the end of the first quarter at 18-14.
The Bees had an obvious size advantage underneath and continued to force the Knights to the perimeter. While the Bees were able to get looks inside in the second quarter, the Knights continued to stay in the game behind their three-point shooting.
The Knights found their three point stroke in the third quarter and took a three point lead into the fourth. But the Bees continued to execute their offense and capitalized inside to regain a four point lead late in the frame.