Wolverines get ready for new year
Wrestlers sit out tournaments
Coach Mike Halket’s Wolverine wrestlers received more rest than they had anticipated over the holidays, after dropping out of the Nevada Union Tournament at Grass Valley.
The tournament, scheduled for Dec. 22 and 23, attracted local schools from the northern California and Nevada region.
“The tournament was run very poorly and was totally disorganized,” said Halket, who removed his team prematurely from the weekend’s competition.
The Wolverines also opted out of the Sierra Nevada Classic at Reno on Dec. 28 and 29. Held at the Reno Livestock Events Center, the Classic is one of the elite tournaments in high school wrestling and drew teams from all over the country.
Truckee’s small squad has been wrestling very strongly this season, with undefeated junior standout, Ian Wrenn, leading the team to the top of the league. Hitting the mats hard this week, the team has been preparing for its match versus Manogue and Fernley in Reno today.
Boys basketball picks up against Lowry Friday
After four difficult losses in which the young Wolverine basketball team struggled to put together their game, the inexperienced squad finally began to play ball against Liberty High School Dec. 22. Unfortunately for the fired-up TNT team, this was the last game before the holiday break, halting the team in its tracks.
“It was frustrating that we could not carry over our play into the next few games,” said Mike Gray, though the team has continued to practice and drill during the hiatus from play.
“The last game really showed our potential as a team, and we will hopefully continue to show that as we work through the problems in our game,” Gray noted. Though eventually losing to Liberty, the Wolverine offense appeared confident and aggressive for the first time this season.
The Wolverines will look to make a fresh start in the New Year to combat their 0-5 record and will face Lowry tomorrow at Winnemucca.
Lady Wolverines stay optimistic for new year of basketball
After a rocky close to 2000, the Truckee girls’ basketball team will be spending the next two months on the court in the hopes of improving its record. While the Wolverine team possesses talent and experience, it has struggled with teamwork on the court and has fallen to teams with penetrating offensive players.
The girls played a tough game against Whittell Dec. 15 before the holiday break, claiming their first win of the season, and have been practicing over the last week in preparation for this week’s play. Playing back-to-back games Jan. 5 and 6, the Wolverines will travel to
Lowry and Spring Creek this weekend for two games that promise to be competitive.
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