I’ve always thought I knew why Cheyenne Central’s Halee Moore puckered up and planted a quick smooch on a soccer ball prior to taking her shot during a shootout with Cheyenne East in the 2013 Class 4A girls soccer state championship match.
The first weekend of the Wyoming Class 4A football season saw five teams debut new helmets. Some of the changes were drastic, while others were subtle. Here’s a comparison of the 2014 looks and the 2015. Continue reading →
Drew Severn had spent four seasons as an assistant football coach in Burns before being hired as Cheyenne Central’s head coach this season. There also was time spent as a sub-varsity coach in his native Arizona before he returned to the Cowboy State, where he lettered football for the University of Wyoming from 2002-05.
Severn knew this season would be a learning experience as he got used to the responsibilities that come with being the head coach.
It was just that.
“I made the final call on everything we were doing,” Severn said. “I had always given my opinion but I had never been the person that made the final decision before this year. That was uncharted territory, but I got more comfortable with that as the year progressed and I was making decent enough calls to get us in the right spot.
“We got better towards the end of the year and I got better towards the end too.” Continue reading →
Tagg Lain takes over a team that went 7-19 and placed fourth at the Class 4A state tournament in 2014.
The Indians graduated all-state guard Josh Fearing, who is suiting up for Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. Fearing has played in nine games for the Mustangs (9-2).
Senior Tayton Montgomery also decided to skip basketball in favor of indoor track and field. Classmate Rhett Muchmore did the same, but with wrestling. Seniors Paul Sheppard and Blane Cowley also didn’t go out for basketball this season.
Those five players accounted for an average of 28.3 of Central’s 41.5 points per game, so they’re significant losses.
Here is what you should know about what Central will put on the court this winter: Continue reading →
In 16 years of professional newspapering I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Blowouts, squeakers, 0-0 ties, four-overtime ridiculousness, 90-point bull rides – it takes all kinds to make an interesting existence in this line of work.
Few events have equaled the sheer excitement of the 2004 WHSAA State Swim and Dive Championships.
Cheyenne Central won its second straight championship by one point over host Gillette. One. Point. Continue reading →
I found some gems when chatting with Laramie County’s cross-country community in the afterglow of Saturday’s state meet.
Pine Bluffs-Burns won its fifth straight state Class 2A girls championship. I did not see that coming at all. Last year’s third-place individual, Austin Asay, graduated, and two other expected returners didn’t come out for the team. So I figured they’d finish in position to come away with some hardware and a couple of all-state runners. Well, I suppose they did that. Continue reading →
Longest win streak: Central 9 (1976-84) Largest margin of victory: 48 (1976) Central record as true home team at Milt Riske Field (since 2001): 2-6. East record as true home team at Okie Blanchard Stadium (since 2001): 5-4. 1960: Central 13, East 7 Continue reading →