Love, Teter named top senior athletes at LHS

David Peck

A pair of standout competitors were named the Lovell High School senior male and female athletes of the year at the Lovell High School Senior Awards Night May 13.
James Love and Summer Teter were honored during the program.
Love was a three-time all-state wrestler for the Bulldogs and a muti-year starter at center and defensive tackle for the Bulldogs football team, earning honorable mention all-conference recognition his junior and senior year.
He won the Class 2A 285-pound (heavyweight) title at state wrestling this year after finishing as the runner-up as a sophomore at 220 pounds and as a junior at 285. He also won the heavyweight title at the prestigious best-of-the-best Ron Thon Memorial Tournament in Riverton this season.
He is also a three-time all-conference wrestler and a four-year letterman in football.
“It’s hard to speak about James without talking wrestling,” LHS head wrestling coach Ty Hecker said during the awards night. “James has been down but was never out. He also knows how it feels to lose state finals matches. But last summer James and I made a commitment to not be denied.
“James avenged his losses, not only to become the best heavyweight in 2A but the best heavyweight in the entire state of Wyoming.
“I can’t speak for football, but if he played with the fire I have seen from him, I know he is deserving of this award. James has a good heart. My family loves him.”
Summer Teter
Teter was a multi-year starter in volleyball and basketball for the Lady Bulldogs and an impact player on both teams, former LHS head volleyball coach Stormy Jameson said. After sitting out her sophomore and junior seasons, she returned to the Lovell track and field squad and broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 38-7¼ at the state track meet in Casper over the weekend. She also competed on the LHS golf team.
“Tonight, we gather to celebrate the sheer power of athleticism embodied in one remarkable young woman,” Lovell girls basketball assistant coach Dane Robertson said. “It is with great pride and admiration that we honor her for her outstanding achievement in winning the senior female athlete award.
“Throughout her journey, she has exemplified the very essence of what it means to be a true athlete. With dedication to her craft, she has risen above challenges and showcased great skill in her various sports. Her commitment to being a quality athlete, her resilience and her sportsmanship are qualities to be admired. She embodies the values of hard work, perseverance and integrity that define not just a champion athlete but a champion human being.”
Robertson also noted Teter’s many hours of practice and training and her ability to inspire others, saying she is a “beacon of inspiration.”