LHS sports: winter previews and fall recaps

LHS had its first wrestliing practice Nov. 15. On Nov. 24 at 6 p.m., the wrestling team will hold its varsity wrestle-offs to determine the varsity lineup for the season. They are holding a T-shirt fundraiser as well.

At state-level competitions, the Lewiston boys swim team placed 11th out of 16 teams. Luke Mastroberadino completed a 100 backstroke in 58 seconds, placing fifth. In the 50 free style, he placed third with a time of 22.23.
The girls swim team placed 16th out of 18 teams. Grace Qualman placed eighth with a time of 1:04.05 in the 100 backstroke. With a time of 26.06, she completed the 50 free style, placing ninth.

The LHS cheer coaches, Heidi Hagen and Josh Rodgers, are preparing freshman, junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders for the winter sports season. For this season, there are 11 freshman cheerleaders, 12 JV cheerleaders and 25 varsity cheerleaders.

With a time of 16:26.48, Kobe Wessels placed 19th at state, followed by James Stubbers (56th, 19:12.36), Elijah Sabo (73rd, 17:53.08), Nick Grimm (78th, 18:12.02), Jordan Poulsen (18:39.75), Michael Jenko (83rd, 18:45.38), and Nicholas Remacle (84th, 19:20.80).

For girls, Tabitha Ames placed 66th with a time of 20:47.64.

The Lewiston girls freshman, JV and varsity basketball teams had their first games Saturday, Nov. 20 at Sandpoint under coaches Demi Randall, Madison Stoddard (JV), Kendall Teichmer (JV2) and Karlee Stefanchik, respectively.

On Dec. 7, the boys basketball team will compete against Pullman in an away game. This will be followed Dec. 10 by another away game against Lakeland.