VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
The boy’s varsity basketball team ended their season with an overall record of 18-8 and a league record of 14-4. They beat Elko on the road which was the first time since 2011. The boy’s basketball team made it to regionals and lost in overtime for the second year in a row in the semi-finals against Elko 70-67.
Head coach Chad Peters was proud of this year’s team and what they accomplished.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the team and how well they were playing at the end of the year and all that they accomplished,” said Peters.
Every player works on improving themselves throughout the season but JJ Backus worked on improving himself so that he and his team could be successful.
“I improved on learning what my team roles were to help the team be successful and fulfill our potential,” said Backus.
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
The girl’s varsity basketball team ended their season with an overall record of 16-11 and a league record of 13-5. The girl’s basketball team made it to regionals and lost in the semifinals against Truckee 54-41. They grew as a team as the season went on.
Coach Melanie Thurman is excited about the future of Lowry and the upcoming seasons with the team being so young. This year they did really well and have great potential for years to come.
Sierra Maestrejuan played her last season of high school basketball this year and was pretty happy with the overall outcome.
“I think that our season was great overall. It didn’t end up how we wanted but we kept getting better and I had so much fun playing with my teammates”, said Maestrejuan.
Lowry Wrestling team had a really good season, they ended up finishing fourth overall. The team had a lot of young athletes, they had three seniors on the team, Taylor Corak, Cade Bell, and Eduardo Aguilar.
The team did really well because of all the conditioning that they would do, and it would show in the third round of a tight match. Although they didn’t win a state title there were individuals that did such as Corak and Anthony Peterson both won state titles and Cole Mattson finished fourth. Corak was part of the 132 weight class and Peterson was part of the 170. Coach Brant Corak hopes to come back better than ever next year.
The intensity and the extremely hard workouts that the team did was one of the reasons the team was so successful.
“We felt like our largest strength was our conditioning and it usually showed in the third round of a tight match, '' said Corak. “We pride ourselves in outworking our opponents and this year was no different.”
The JV wrestling team had a successful season with learning what it takes to be part of the Lowry wrestling team. The younger wrestlers have learned from the grueling conditioning and the programs high demands to work hard and maintain a positive attitude.
Coach Corak says he owes most of the team’s success to being pushed daily by the younger wrestlers.
Damon Fetty has wrestled this year and plans on continuing next year, he hopes to make it to state and improve.
“Working harder and having a better work ethic and my shot,” said Fetty toward next season.
Corak is excited for the new season with high expectations.
”We hope to bring all these athletes back next year and even get some work in during the offseason,” said Corak. “The ceiling is high and so are our expectations.”
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
JV boys basketball started and ended the season strong with many wins and progressed as the season continued. The JV boys team ended the season with an overall record of 16-3 and a league record of 12-2.
Coach Grant Beatty said the group of boys he coached was a quality team who was coachable.
“The qualities they brought were teamwork, communication, effort, a lot of skill and they were competitive,” said Beatty.
The goals for the JV program remain the same.
“Help get kids ready for varsity, try to win our league and have fun doing it and represent Lowry basketball with class,” said Beatty.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
The girls had ended their season winning but losing many. This year they had a lot of younger girls on the team who were brought up. This season was a little rocky for the girls but Alyssa Perez has said it caused them to grow closer together as a whole.
“We lost a lot of games but that caused us to grow closer as a team and as a family as well,” said Perez.
FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL
Coach Calvin Connors set a goal for his team at the end of the season.
“I challenged our team to play the best defense of the year, and they were able to rise to the challenge,” said Connors.
The boys created bonds with each other and definitely met new people during this season. Jordan Bills was one of those and he really enjoyed this season.
“I enjoyed this year because I bonded with my teammates and got to know people I used to not know,” said Bills.