High School Sports

Gilbert caps notable December at Taco Bell Invitational

Gilbert capped a fine December showing by finishing second at the 25-team Taco Bell Invitational tournament last weekend at Spring Valley.

The Indians, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A by scmat.com, posted 201 points behind runaway champion Dutch Fork at the venerable Midlands event, one week after winning their first-ever tournament championship at Cardinal Newman.

Gilbert’s excellent performance was highlighted by Jeff Hoover’s title run at 171 pounds. Hoover topped Dutch Fork’s Adam Strother in the championship finals.

Zack Kennedy (135) and Justin Miller (140) had second-place finishes, while Zak Watkins (189) and heavyweight Cody Day emerged with consolation titles.