The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys soccer team remained undefeated in region play with a pair of wins and a tie in region matches last week, and the GCHS girls golf team placed second at the Millsite Golf Course in Ferron on Wednesday, April 3, but the baseball and boys tennis teams were winless for the week.
Against perennial region contender Manti in Manti on Tuesday, April 2, the GCHS Red Devil boys soccer fought the Templars to a 1-1 tie, thanks to a goal by Bailey Shelton.
Two days later in Moab, Cameron Hoppensteadt didn’t allow a ball to get past him in a 2-0 shutout effort against Richfield, while GCHS got goals from Nolan Ramirez and Jaxen Saunders. On Monday, April 8, Hoppensteadt earned a second straight shutout, while GCHS got two goals apiece from Ramirez and Kane Scherer, and another from Ricky Shumway, in a 5-0 win.
GCHS sits atop the Region 15 standings with a 5-0-1. The Red Devils were scheduled to play South Sevier on Tuesday, April 9, and conclude the regular season at Emery on Tuesday, April 23.
In the Region 15 golf tournament on Wednesday, Joopy Bamrungmuang took third place at 82, while two other GCHS golfers made the top 12: Shaycee Renn in eighth at 89 and Jamie Day in 11th at 97.
The boys tennis team traveled to Manti and North Sanpete on Tuesday, April 2, where they lost 5-0 to the Templars and 4-1 to the Hawks, despite having hard fought matches against both teams.
In the morning, Cody Johnston pushed his No. 3 singles match to three sets, winning the first set 6-3, before losing each of the next two 4-6. In No. 1 singles, Kai Wainer lost 3-6, 4-6; and in No. 2 singles, Soren Indergard lost 2-6, 3-6. Kasey Kemp and Braxten Pierce lost 4-6, 4-6 in No. 1 doubles and Jamey Mascaro and Hayden Lance lost 2-6, 2-6 in No. 2 doubles.
Versus the Hawks, Wainer won his No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-4, while Indergard lost 4-6,4-6 in No. 2 singles, Johnston lost 5-7, 3-6 in No. 3 singles, Kemp and Pierce lost 4-6, 6-3, 5-7 in No. 1 doubles and Mascaro and Lance lost 4-6, 6-3, 1-6 in No. 2 doubles.
“Good tough matches against the best teams in the region,” GCHS boys tennis coach Skylar Johnson said. “Can’t wait to play them at home.”
Following spring break, the GCHS Red Devils play at San Juan on Tuesday, April 23, then have four matches in two days, all in Moab, to conclude the regular season. On Thursday, April 25, GCHS hosts both Richfield and South Sevier, and on Friday, April 26, GCHS hosts Manti and North Sanpete.
The Red Devils also host the Region 15 Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3.
The baseball team’s 2019 woes continued with a 9-2 loss in game one and a 13-1 loss in game 2 of a double header versus Richfield on Friday, April 5. Trevin Packard was a bright spot, hitting a home run and a double in the first game and a double driving in GCHS’s only run in the second game.
GCHS will look to get back on track at South Sevier for a double header on Friday, April 12, the final action before spring break.
Girls golf places second at Millsite Golf Course
“Good tough matches against the best teams in the region”