Local Roundup: Jan. 25
The Yuma Heat swim team will be hosting the Polar Bear Plunge for the third straight year this weekend.
The three-day event will span from Friday-Sunday and brings teams from all over the area. Rio Salado Swimming Club (Gilbert), Tucson JCC, Imperial Valley Desert Aquatics and independent swimmers from San Diego will be coming to Yuma for the event.
“We've run this before, so I think we're more organized,” Yuma Heat coach Martin Reichgott said. “Overall, we try to set up a relaxed environment where the swimmers can be focused on their races.”
For many of the swimmers, the meet will be a perfect tune up for the regional tournament starting in late February.
The long-distance events — 500 yard and the mile — will be on Friday at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the 11-and-under events will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 12-and-older will swim that afternoon., starting at 1 p.m. In the final day, both ages will swim from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The meet will be free to the public, although programs will be on sale for $5.
Rams win three at Camp Verde 5-way
As the Antelope wrestling team is starting to recover from some midseason injuries, the Rams took a step in the right direction in preparation for the regional tournament on next week.
They finished 3-1 at a 5-way at Camp Verde on Wednesday and had several impressive individual performances.
The Rams beat Northwest Christian 48-30, Page 37-36 and Phoenix Christian 48-18. Their lone loss came in a 54-28 defeat against Camp Verde.
Kurtis Skousen (152) went 4-0 with four pins, Fred Pearson (160) finished 4-0 with three pins and Jason St. Clair (132) went 3-1 with all three victories coming from pins.
“They're coming together at just the right time,” Antelope coach Rick St. Clair said.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Shamrocks breeze past San Pasqual
Yuma Catholic jumped out to a big lead early and were able to coast past the Warriors 68-26 on Wednesday.
The Shamrocks (10-5), ranked No. 5 in Division IV Section I, had five players in double figures and their starters got plenty of rest for their important game against Parker at 7 p.m. Friday at Yuma Catholic.
“I think we're going to be all ready,” Shamrocks coach Brooks Neumann said of the game against Parker. “That's going to be a barn-burner.”
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
YC edges San Pasqual
San Pasqual erased a double-digit halftime deficit but fell to Yuma Catholic 43-42 on Wednesday night.
Mary Terkelsen had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Shamrocks, who are ranked No. 9 in Division IV Section I. Makena Zamora had 12 points and Madison Brazeel added 10 points and six assists for Yuma Catholic (9-5).
Tatiana Damon had a double-double for the No. 11 Warriors, putting up 14 points and 18 rebounds to go with three steals.