The Northland Prep Spartans wrestling team finished a long week of matches on Saturday with a few in the lineup earning medals in the Pat Kenny Invitational at Holbrook High School.

Joey Quintero came away with a third-place finish while wrestling in the 170-pound weight class for the Spartans, who were at a round robin meet on Wednesday before starting the weekend invite on Friday. Northland Prep, a Division IV team, saw Lucas Benton follow suit at 195 pounds.

While Quintero went 3-5 for his spot on the podium, Benton had a record of 3-3 on the way to getting his bronze medal.

Northland Prep's 132-pounder Kobe Yazzie finished with a 4-3 record at the invite and was fifth overall, and teammate and 145-pounder Emory Burden went 4-4 for a sixth-place finish.

Quintero edged out a 10-9 decision victory and Yazzie notched a pin on the final day.

The Spartans will be at home for the first time this season for a meet on Tuesday, with matches set to start at approximately 4 p.m.


NAZ Elite's Danielle Shanahan ran for a new personal best on Saturday on the indoor track at Boston University.

Shanahan clocked a 15:26.91 in the women's 5,000-meter race at the BU Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener. Her PR time was good for a seventh-place finish.

Shanahan's former PR in the distance was 15:37.27.

She'll have a quick turnaround, with the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, next weekend.



The Coconino Panthers got a bounce-back win Friday night on the road.

Kiana Manuelito led the way in scoring for Coconino with 13 points, including a perfect 3-of-3 night from the free-throw line, as the Panthers beat a struggling Marcos de Niza team in the Valley.

Coconino earned its third win of the year, bouncing back from a rough home loss to Buckeye Union the night before on Thursday.

Kaelynn Ashley added in 10 points for the Panthers, including four from the free-throw line, and Marilee David and Mahala Long had solid nights inside with eight and six points, respectively.

Six other Panthers got their names into the scoring column in the game between the two 4A Conference programs.

The Panthers (3-2) take on Mohave (2-0) on Tuesday in Bullhead City at 5:30 p.m. for each teams' Grand Canyon Region opener.

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