South’s Karli Noble, Gabby Turano logging big minutes

Karli Noble

Karli Noble

Chad DeBruyn called for Karli Noble during the second half of Cheyenne South’s loss to Rock Springs on Jan. 14.

“Karli, do you need me to call one,” DeBruyn asked, referring to a timeout. “I’ve got one if you need me to call one.”

DeBruyn was consulting his senior guard about timeouts because it was going to provide a rare break for her. The Lady Bison coach needs Noble and junior guard Gabby Turano – his leading scorers – on the court as much as possible.

About the only instances they’re going to be substituted out is if they are injured or in foul trouble. But that last part isn’t a guarantee. Continue reading

South’s Deja King working her way back from injury

Deja King

Deja King

Cheyenne South junior Deja King trailed behind every other player on the court as Gillette raced into its offense after collecting a rebound Saturday.

The Lady Bison forward wasn’t dogging it by any means.

Try as King might, her body just wouldn’t let her keep up.

She is far from being in game shape, the result of spending a couple of months wearing a walking boot to heal a Jones fracture in her right foot.

As if suffering a second break to the outside or her right foot wasn’t bad enough, King couldn’t do any physical activity while she let her foot heal — not even pedaling a stationary bike. Continue reading

Perspective on William Nolan’s indoor state record

Cheyenne South junior William Nolan had a state indoor track meet to remember March 5 in Gillette. Nolan won the 200-meter dash, triple jump and long jump and placed third in the 400-meter dash.

His triple jump mark of 48 feet, 5¼ inches broke an eight-year-old state record set by Laramie’s Stephen Michel. He also set school records in the long jump (22-7½) and 400 (51.55 seconds).

That alone would have made for a remarkable weekend.

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Pigskin postmortem: Cheyenne South

Cheyenne South junior running back Marquez Jefferson, center, earned All-Class 4A East Conference honors after rushing for 887 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Photo by Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Cheyenne South junior running back Marquez Jefferson, center, earned All-Class 4A East Conference honors after rushing for 887 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Photo by Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

A few weeks ago, I came home late from work and turned on ESPN’s “College Football Final.” They were going into a Colorado highlight when host Rece Davis said something along the lines of, “There are no two teams in the country who are more improved but have less to show for it than Colorado and Arkansas.”

Clearly this was before Arkansas beat LSU and Ole Miss in consecutive weeks.

You might be thinking to yourself, what does this have to do with the 2014 Cheyenne South football team?

Well, that’s an apt description for the Bison, is it not?

There was no team in Class 4A more improved but with less to show for it in the standings.

South finished its fourth season of varsity football 2-7, a school record for wins. It scored its first win over a cross-town rival and its first road win (31-28 at Cheyenne Central on Sept. 5). Continue reading

BLOCK BREAKDOWN: Cheyenne South boys basketball

SouthThe Bison finished last season 8-20 and reached the Class 4A state tournament for the second time in their mere four-year history in Wyoming’s top classification.

South graduated Kyhler Cummings, Robert Dilsaver and Adam Haberkorn, all of whom were four-year starters. Cummings is playing for Laramie County Community College, where he is averaging 3.4 points in eight games with the Golden Eagles (11-2 overall, 3-1 Region IX).

“I kind of feel like I should have graduated right along with them,” Bison coach Jim Shaffer joked. Continue reading

Oct. 8, 2014 Class 4A football statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Rushing offense: 1. Rock Springs 287.0; 2. Sheridan 228.8; 3. Casper Natrona County 216.5; 4. Cheyenne East 188.0; 5. Gillette 167.5; 6. Evanston 159.2; 7. Laramie 151.8; 8. Cheyenne South 150.7; 9. Cheyenne Central 116.7; 10. Casper Kelly Walsh 108.7.

Passing offense: 1. Gillette 278.0; 2. South 231.3; 3. Natrona 167.0; 4. Sheridan 164.3; 5. Central 160.8; 6. Laramie 155.8; 7. East 119.0; 8. Kelly Walsh 115.8; 9. Evanston 96.8; 10. Rock Springs 19.5.

Total offense: 1. Gillette 445.5; 2. Sheridan 393.2; 3. Natrona 383.5; 4. South 382.0; 5. Laramie 307.7; 6. East 307.0; 7. Rock Springs 306.5; 8. Central 277.5; 9. Evanston 256.0; 10. Kelly Walsh 224.5.

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Cheyenne South to hold powderpuff football game

Cheyenne South will hold its inaugural powder puff football game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Bison Stadium.

The cost is $2 for students with ID and $5 for non-students. Half of the money is going to cancer research, while the other half is going to South High.

Spectators are encouraged to wear pink.

Sept. 23, 2014 Class 4A football statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Rushing offense: 1. Rock Springs 283.0; 2. Sheridan 228.5; 3. Casper Natrona County 186.8; 4. Evanston 184.3; 5. Gillette 182.8; 6. Cheyenne East 178.5; 7. Casper Kelly Walsh 128.8; 8. Laramie 123.5; 9. Cheyenne South 115.8; 10. Cheyenne Central 96.0.

Passing offense: 1. South 276.3; 2. Gillette 235.3; 3. Sheridan 191.8; 4. Central 190.8; 5. Natrona 168.0; 6. Laramie 158.0; 7. East 119.8; 8. Evanston 119.5; 9. Kelly Walsh 105.0; 10. Rock Springs 18.0.

Total offense: 1. Sheridan 420.3; 2. Gillette 418.0; 3. South 392.0; 4. Natrona 354.8; 5. Evanston 303.8; 6. Rock Springs 301.0; 7. East 298.3; 8. Central 286.8; 9. Laramie 281.5; 10. Kelly Walsh 233.8.

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Sept. 17, 2014 Class 4A football statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Rushing offense: 1. Rock Springs 257.0; 2. Gillette 224.3; 3. Sheridan 204.7; 4. Cheyenne East 197.7; 5. Evanston 195.0; 6. Casper Natrona County 171.7; 7. Cheyenne South 124.0; 8. Cheyenne Central 65.3; 9. Laramie 49.3; 10. Casper Kelly Walsh 39.0.

Passing offense: 1. South 280.7; 2. Gillette 231.0; 3. Sheridan 186.0; 4. Central 172.3; 5. Laramie 155.3; 6. Natrona 150.3; 7. Kelly Walsh 114.5; 8. Evanston 97.3; 9. East 94.0; 10. Rock Springs 24.0.

Total offense: 1. Gillette 455.3; 2. South 404.7; 3. Sheridan 390.7; 4. Natrona 322.0; 5. Evanston 292.3; 6. East 291.7; 7. Rock Springs 281.0; 8. Central 237.7; 9. Laramie 204.7; 10. Kelly Walsh 153.5.

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Sept. 9, 2014 Class 4A football statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Rushing offense: 1. Rock Springs 233.5; 2. Gillette 217.0; 3. Cheyenne East 209.5; 4. Evanston 193.5; 5. Sheridan 186.0; 6. Cheyenne South 166.5; 7. Casper Natrona County 135.5; 8. Cheyenne Central 99.5; 9. Laramie 71.5; 10. Casper Kelly Walsh 39.0.

Passing offense: 1. South 271.0; 2. Gillette 250.5; 3. Central 160.5; 4. Laramie 157.5; 5. Sheridan 157.0; 6. Natrona 144.5; 7. Kelly Walsh 114.5; 8. Evanston 83.0; 9. East 73.5; 10. Rock Sprigs 19.0.

Total offense: 1. Gillette 467.5; 2. South 437.5; 3. Sheridan 343.0; 4. East 283.0; 5. Natrona 280.0; 6. Evanston 276.5; 7. Central 260.0; 8. Rock Springs 252.5; 9. Laramie 229.0; 10. Kelly Walsh 153.5.

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