Year in Sports

Year in Sports

By Elizabeth Carillo, Danica Colman, Keira Garner. Destiny Medicine Cloud, Danielle Scott Posted June 8, 2023


The team started their season defeating Fernley, Battle Mountain, Wooster, and Sparks. They had not lost a single game until they lost to Elko 46-7. Coach Taua Cabatbat and multiple players mentioned that the injuries were a major issue in their performance this season. But this did not stop the team from working together and coming together. 

“I think we all worked together even though we were all hurt,” said senior lineman Justin Scott. “We had a next man coming up every time and I think we finished strongly as a team.”

Seniors: Lance Brinegar, Ayden Wigglesworth, Frank Davis, Jordan Bills, Braden Hammargren, Dylan Frost, Jayden Taylor, Jeremiah Grasmick, Isaiah Ortivez, Justin Scott, Brennan Colman, Tyson Terry, Ryan Arrien, and Jeremiah Simmons.


Varsity volleyball started the season off by attending two tournaments; one in Lovelock where they placed second and one in Yerington where they placed third in their bracket. The team quickly found themselves and came together as a team. The team showed the skills they learned by going undefeated in their crossover games starting with a win against the defending champions, the Truckee Wolverines. The girls had many loud and exciting moments and some disappointments, but they overcame all of them with their teamwork. 

Seniors: Alexandra Barocio, Belen Barocio, Marquette Cassinelli, Megan Cook, Kailey Franklin, Emma Gray, and Jada Matheny.

Girl’s Golf: Cassinelli and Novacek represent Lowry at State

Although some of the girls were new to golf this year and had never played they put in the work to have a good season. Being on a team always leads to good memories and this year all the girls came out with some they will never forget. Katelyn Cassinelli joined Douglas’ team for 1st Team All-League; Lainey Novacek was 2nd Team All-League. Both Cassinelli and Novacek represented Lowry at state. The Lowry High School Todd Milton Award went to Samantha O’Neil from Truckee.

Girl’s soccer: Girl’s Soccer shows off the newest Lowry talent and spirit

The girl’s soccer team is working its way toward the top. Coaches Chris Entwistle and Abram Swensen allowed the girls to show their full potential.  This year was one of the most successful for the Lady Buckaroos in recent years. The team was able to push through and adjust in spite of the many injuries the team had. 

“We’ve had great players and coaches in the past but the mindset has changed this season,” said Castaneda. “We had a great season this year with a lot of wins and the girls are in good hands for the upcoming seasons.” 

Boy’s soccer: Varsity boy’s soccer finishes strong 

The varsity boy’s soccer team worked hard this season from the beginning to the last minute. The outcome, in the end, may not have been what they wanted but the boys made the best of what they had. They were 5th in the 3A North East. 

“I was happy that we had a great team with diverse talent but we didn’t fully use it to our advantage, we could have played better as a team and passed the ball around a lot more and finished our chances instead of just shooting,” said senior Juan Lopez.

Seniors: Enrique Armejo, Erick Bergenhe, Juan Lopez-Barajas, Gabriel Mendoza, and Marco Ruiz.

Cross Country: Cross country team runs into success

While the cross country team is small, with only three runners: freshman Jace Fryendall, sophomore Keaton Kenison, and senior Ivan Lara, along with their manager, Lennox Zebroski, they were still able to show the competition what being a Buckaroo means.  They attended nine different meets; senior Ivan Lara came out on top during the Sierra Lutheran Meet setting a new personal record for the venue of 18 minutes and 55 seconds and got second place in the Run the Rubies event. Lara attended regionals and state this year as the only cross-country Lowry representative. 

Seniors: Ivan Roa Lara

Wrestling: Wrestling finishes 3rd at state; Harber wins title at 157

This year the wrestling team had a great season. After having a rough season last year all of the state competitors were thrilled to compete and many of them won. The state tournament was held in Winnemucca, Nevada where Jhett Harber became a state champion in his hometown. However, becoming a state champion is not an easy task.

Seniors: Rodger Facey, Damon Fetty, Emilio Magana, Wade Mori, Coda Nichols, Diego Reyes, and Ryan Utterback.

Girl’s basketball: Lady Bucks repeat as champions

The girl’s varsity team had a very successful season from the beginning all the way to the end of the season. The girls worked hard and dominated with a 26-4 winning streak and an 87% winning percentage with three losses against their biggest opponent the Fernley Vaqueros and one against Reno High School in a tournament. 

“It has been a true honor to coach this team. This team is different than any other team I have ever coached and I think it is because of how close they really are,” said Cabatbat. “We are peaking at the right time and playing better every day. I am excited to see what this week has in store for us.”

Seniors: Alexandra Barocio, Belen Barocio, Kailey Franklin, Mia Hernandez, and Sydnee Pettis.

Boy’s basketball: Varsity boys basketball fights through the season

Throughout the 2022-2023 basketball season, the varsity boys have worked hard and come a long way from where they started. Despite the losses, they stayed dedicated and continued to work hard to grow as individual players and learn as a team. Their coach Nathan Green was able to lead them through losses, wins, and everything in between. “Overall the season went extremely well,” Green said, “The entire team was dedicated and committed to putting in the work that was necessary to have a successful season.”

Seniors: Jordan Bills, Lance Brinegar, Isaac Danner, Frank Davis, Justin Scott, and Jeremiah Grasmick.

Boy’s Golf: Putting on the greens and on the wins

This season for boys golf has had many great players that will be difficult to replace in the coming years, however, they have had a great record and done well in the tournaments. With the players that are able to travel, many have made it with scorecards below 100 and they have made sure to keep everything in Lowry’s favor. Landon Esquivel was sixth with a score of 170 at the state tournament. 

“I’ve improved a lot since I started, the fact that I shot a 98 in Elko, I really noticed that, and as a team losing Hector and Coda which are two pretty good players, but I think there are some people coming up that will do good at replacing them,“ said Mori.

Seniors: Wade Mori, Coda Nichols, and Hector Rivera.


This year’s swim team has had an amazing season. There were a total of six people on the team as a whole. Out of the six people on the team, all of them qualified for at least one event at regionals. The Bucks had a great year, the coaches claimed the players were all very coachable. It was a great year for them, and everyone always had a willing-to-learn attitude. 

“I’ve made a few personal best’s this year, and my teammates were fun to swim with,” said Caden Montero.

Seniors: Caden Montero.

Track and Field claim three titles 

Overall the Track and Field had a good track season. They had trouble this season with the weather but each athlete had a lot of growth this year.

At state, the girls finished 10th and the boys 5th. Sydnee Pettis won state in the long jump and Nomar Aguirre won the discus and Shot Put.

“I only compete in pole vault and I am proud of how much I’ve improved and that I haven’t gotten hurt,” said Ashley Rookstool. “My favorite part of track this year is watching my whole team get better every practice and watching everyone push their limits and beat their personal records.”

Seniors: Ryan Arrien, Shaun Gilliland, Deven Gomez, Jeremiah Grasmick, Braden Hammargren, Mia Hernandez, Abigail Magaña, Gavin Paulsen, Ellanora Peterson, Sydnee Pettis, Ashley Rookstool, Kaid Sanchez, Jeremiah Simmons, Tyson Terry, Hannah Thompson, and Ryan Utterback.


The baseball team finished 4-17 and 6th in the 3A North. In the end, it’s not the numbers that matter, it’s how far you’ve come. 

“Our team has a lot of potential and talent,” said senior Jordan Bills, “We played really hard this year, but I think there is room to improve.”

Seniors: Omar Gomez, Jordan Bills, Erick Bergenheier. 

Varsity softball finishes second in the state

Softball finished as the state runner-up to North Valleys, but they were the Academic State Champions. 

“I think the season so far is going really well we have really come together as a team and have been able to pick one another up when someone is having an off day,” said Megan Cook. “The team grew really strong and we are able to trust each other in different situations. My favorite part of the season was the Mayo slander.”

Seniors: Megan Cook, Bree Dunckhorst, Shelbie Hoyt, and Jada Matheny.