Being a Buckaroo is something to be proud of in a town like Winnemucca, so let's recap on the 2016-2017 school year of sports.
Varsity football didn’t have the season they dreamed of only taking one win against Dayton, with an overall record of 1-8. The team will lose 20 seniors including Anthony Good, Kyle Lovell, Austin Robison, Jacob Hernandez, Brady Lange, Brenden Lipsett, Jed Teichert, Darrin Nelson, WEs Strickler, Lucas Klassen, Luke Conver, Bryan Ramos, Derrick Lott, Bryan Terry, Michael Rangel, Griffin Ellet, Nash Peterson, Samuel Davidson, Salvador Perez, and Dustin Gray.
Girls Soccer will be losing four seniors three of which have been 4-year varsity starters including Alyssa Campbell, Audrey Snow, Kenadee Jeppsen, and Mckenna Jones. Their overall record was 5-9-4, and in league ended the season 4-9-3.
Boys soccer had a slow run this season with a league record of 3-16. They will lose 4 seniors to graduation including Roberto Rodriguez, Ariel Gonzalez, Christian Collazo, and Nico Espinola.
Varsity volleyball had a good run with an overall record of 11-17, under the new coaching staff with Brandon Eastman. They made it to regionals and were knocked out in the second round. Volleyball will lose two middle blockers Hannah Hillyer and Aimee Brandon along with setter Brooklyn Waller, and All-State outside hitter Madison Montero.
Girls golf placed second overall in league and finished third at state behind Boulder CIty and Elko High School. Savanna Cox, Brooklyn Backus, Elise Rose, and Kaitlyn Sample are the four seniors that will be leaving.
Cross Country took a full boys team to regionals and multiple girls indiviaully. Only two runners were able to participate in the state race, Will Kracaw and Rebecca Kuskie. The team will lose 4 seniors including Joe Gildone, Christopher Kearns, Chanse McAllister, Savannah Rorex.
Boys basketball had an uneasy run this season when they missed playoffs by one place and ended the season 6-10. Jed Teichert, Brady Lange, Jacob Hernandez and Joe Taylor are the seniors that will be leaving this year.
Girls Basketball had a great run this season finishing second at state and ended 14-2 in league. Tiana Herrera, Amaya Herrera, Brooklyn Backus, Aimee Brandon, Brooklyn Waller, Kenadee Jeppsen, and Hannah Hillyer are all the seniors that will be leaving this year from the Girls basketball program.
Wrestling came out stronger than anyone could have expected with many new faces to the sport. The team finished 4th overall in the state tournament and had eight individuals place. Quint Bell led the way with a State Runner Up and was followed by 5 of his teammates finishing third and two in the fourth place spot. The wrestling program is hopeful to continue its dominant ways as they will only lose one lone senior, Connor Starkey.
The boys golf team snagged a third place in the state tournament and was led by juniors Peyton Capellen and Zane Fifield. The team will not lose any seniors this year and hopes to continue to improve in the upcoming years.
The curse of Ere Higbee once again stumped the varsity softball team. Entering regionals with a 21-3 record in the number two spot they fell short to the South Tahoe Vikings. The team will be losing five seniors including Mckenna Jones, Amaya Herrera, Alanna Miller, Tiana Herrera, Kaity Sample, leaving room for underclassmen to fill the spots of next years roster
Baseball finished out of the playoffs for the second straight year. Even with the poor showing in the standings the team competed each for each out. The highlight of the season may have been playing a game against Truckee at UNR’s Peccole Park.
Anthony Good, Roberto Rodriguez, Darrin Nelson, Travis Hardy, Jake Barnes, Michael Rangel, Jayson Smith, Nico Espinola, Kyle Young, Chance Barton.
Track had one of its best finishes in years. Several athletes qualified for state and the boys finished 8th while the girls finished 4th. Individually, Brian Terry was the state champion in both the shot put and discus. The girls 4x400 meter relay team also took home top honors.
Seniors include Omar Aranjo, Devin Dowd, Brandon Dowd, Kenadee Jeppsen, Kyle Lovell, Jonathan Madrid, Madison Montero, Audrey Snow, Bryan Terry, Colby Terry, Zachary White, and Erick Zamora.
The swim team took two relays to state and two individuals. The men's 200 medley relay and the women's 400 free relay both appeared at state. Nathan Perkinson and Garret Gray were the two individuals that participated in the state meet. The men's relay finished second. Hallie Caratzola, Garrett Gray, Chanse McAllister, Liam Walls will all be graduating from the team this year.