The Cross Country team ended their season at the NIAA 3A State Championship. Runners Hunter Albisu, Rebecca Kuskie, Robert Rangel, and Will Kracaw qualified for state at the NIAA Northern 3A Regional Championship. At state, Kracaw placed 7th, Rangel 10th, and Albisu 39th in the boys race, and Kuskie placed 3rd in the girls race. The team will lose seniors Hunter Albisu, Braden Thomas, and Bryan Day.
GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER
The varsity girls’ soccer team finished 4-11-1 this season. Despite losing quite a few games, the girls remained positive throughout the season and focused on improvement on other factors. Next year’s team will be losing seniors Sam Diaz, Shelby Garrison, Whitney Willey, Claudia Magaña, Alexa Wolicki, Sylvie Prokasky and Hailey Hinkle.
Varsity volleyball had a great season going undefeated at home this season and only losing the league title to Truckee on tie breakers. This advanced them to the playoffs and where they swept Fallon and Truckee off their feet and won the Regional Championship. This was the first time Lowry has gone to state since 2006. They were unfortunately defeated but were able to claim the title of 3A Regional Championship winners. The team will be losing seniors Kyllie Sappington, Jenny Torres, Alyssa Kuskie, Jadyn Eastman, Tailor West, Brittany Jacaway, and Kepa Bengochea.
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
The boys varsity soccer team ended the season with a 7-12-1 record with some very tough competition and although their season may not have gone as well as they wanted it to, the team improved a lot and made some incomparable accomplishments. The team did break one record this year when they won the preseason soccer tournament defeating Battle Mountain, Fernley, and Fallon. This was the first time that the boys varsity soccer team has ever won a tournament. They were also able to defeat Incline Village, which is the first time Lowry has ever beat a school from the Lake Tahoe area. Next year the team will go on without Adrian Mendoza, Nathan Kepler, Dalton Irons, Micah Avalos, Colton DeLaMora, Diego Gudino, and Donovan Swanson.
The girls golf team continued a dominant performance this year in league play. With a younger team including two freshmen traveling the girls will have a lot of room to improve in upcoming years. The girls finished second in the north and earned a trip to state where they placed fifth overall. Junior Tatyana Carlson placed fifth individually at the state tournament. The team did not have any seniors this year.
The varsity football team finished the season 1-8 overall. Their only win came against Dayton during Homecoming week with an astonishing 42-6 win. Despite their losses, the team remained optimistic and determined until the end. This football team will be losing seniors Victor Rosas, Victor Castaneda, Matthew Souza, Lorenzo Mattson, Ty Scott, Joe Peterson, Seth Hornbarger and Brayden Jensen.
The wrestling team continued their long legacy of success this year. Coach Brooks and Corak put the boys to work. All of the morning runs and conditioning in practice payed off. After a successful season the team was able to take many varsity wrestlers to the state tournament in Las Vegas. AJ Gonzales took fourth at 145. Anthony Peterson took fourth at 182. Joe Peterson took fourth at 195. Matthew Souza took second at 126. Bryan Day took second at 138. Quint Bell took second at 152. Cade Billingsley took second at 170. As a team, the Buckaroos placed third overall. Leaving seniors include: Joe Peterson, Zack Peters, Bryan Day, Matthew Souza, Ryan Johnson, Quint Bell, and Cade Billingsley.
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL
The girls varsity basketball team concluded their season with a trip to the 2018 NIAA Girls Basketball Championship Tournament. On Friday, February 23, they beat Mojave 78-38. The next day, they lost to Churchill County 60-45. They broke some records by having the most three-pointers made by a team, and then Alyssa Kuskie had the most three-pointers made in a state game. Coach Chelsea Cabatbat will be leaving and the incoming coach is Leaving seniors include: Kepa Bengochea, Alyssa Kuskie, Shelby Garrison, and Kyllie Sappington.
BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL
The season started off with a loss against Reno High. The score was 63-44 Reno and the team knew that they had to step up their communication on the court. The Buckaroos finished 10-15 and 6-10 in the league. Although the boys didn’t have a great outcome on the season, they managed to keep their heads up until the end. The boys varsity team will be losing seniors Lorenzo Mattson, Riley Sakurada, Darian Solis, and Domonick Solis.
This year’s swim season has turned out to be an accomplished one. The team was able to improve at every meet and most of the swimmers made it to Regionals. Swimmers Nathan Perkinson, Hunter Lewis, Evan Jeppsen and Tristan Miller were able to make top three in Regionals and advanced onto the State competition, which took place at UNLV. Perkinson came in fourth out of eight competitors with a time of 1:05:94 in the 100-yard breaststroke; a new school and personal record. The 200-yard medley relay got eighth place with a time of 2:00:72 and the 4x100-yard relay got eighth with a time of 4:07:57. The team will be losing seniors Bree LeBrun, Nathan Perkinson, Halle Sullivan and Emmanuel Guillon.
Boys golf had another successful season. The team put on a dominant performance in the northern league, finishing second overall behind Spring Creek. The boys earned a trip to the state tournament in Pahrump. They had a couple of rough days and came out with a fourth place finish. Kobe Stoker and Dillon Patterson earned second team all state honors. Peyton Capellen and Zane Fifield earned first team all state honors. The team will lose four seniors including Peyton Capellen, Zane Fifield, Seth Duncan, and Caden Smith.
This year’s track team started with a lot of newcomers, but they all managed to improve within the first few weeks. Many athletes acquired new personal records and overall improvement throughout the season despite it being their first year. The girls’ 4x400 relay team was able to make it to State because of their qualification in Regonials with a time of 4:12. Sprinters Adia Bengochea, Hailey Hinkle, Shelby Garrison and Hailey Fernandez were all proud of themselves when they took home the state title in their relay on May 19. Sprinters Shelby Garrison and Hailey Hinkle also took home first and second place in the 400 meters state final. Seniors include: Hailey Hinkle, Shelby Garrison, Erick Lopez, Colton DeLaMora, Audrey Vanburen, Jacob Frazier, Austin Nelson, Eddie Sanchez, Cordell Young, and Jose Vera.
On the week of May 10-12, varsity softball traveled to Churchill County in Fallon, Nevada for zone. They also finished second in regular season in the north. The last time the Bucks went to state was in 2012 and this year were able to make it after six years. Although the girls didn’t bring home the state title, they were (adding more)
Leaving seniors are Sylvie Prokasky, Kyllie Sappington, Bailey Sapien and Alyssa Kuskie.
After a regional playoff drought for the Buckaroos, they thought they had a good shot at making it to the postseason. Sadly, those hopes came to an end after Truckee swept the Bucks in the last regular season series. In the first game, the Bucks lost 7-2 followed by a loss of 10-0 and a loss of 16-6 to wrap up the series. The Buckaroos finished the season with a 10-19 record overall and a 9-15 record in league play. Seniors: Lorenzo Mattson, Brett Sakurada and Riley Sakurada.