I was really intrigued by the Utah portion of the 6-foot-10 sophomore’s AAU exploits that Nowlin wrote about. Cheyenne East graduate and current Toronto Raptors power forward James Johnson played with a Denver-based AAU team when he caught the attention of Division I schools in 2006. I know a few more Cheyenne kids have played with teams along the Front Range, the Cheyenne-based Wyoming Flight basketball program has also gotten off the ground in the past few years.
But it struck me as odd that Thompson would go to Utah for his AAU ball. Continue reading →
We have an excellent resource at our disposal. It’s the ultimate clearinghouse for information on Wyoming high school football, and it’s wyoming-football.com. I can’t recommend it enough, but I suggest you leave yourself an afternoon off to check it out, otherwise you could bury some serious hours down a rabbit hole there.
It has the scores of every high school football game in the state’s history of the sport, even for now-defunct schools like Seton, Albin and Carpenter (yes, Carpenter had a high school; I’m just as surprised as you are). It also has some other information, such as a school’s all-time win-loss record, and information on streaks. 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 →
Kickoff: 2 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium in Sundance Records: Pine Bluffs (0-5 overall, 0-3 East Conference) at Upton-Sundance (0-3, 3-3). Last week: Pine Bluffs lost to the Casper Natrona County sophomores 13-8; Upton-Sundance lost to Lingle-Fort Laramie 26-0. Last year: Upton-Sundance won 40-8. Continue reading →
Kickoff: Noon on Saturday at Carlstrum Field Records: Casper Natrona County sophomores at Pine Bluffs (0-5). Last week: Pine Bluffs lost to Lusk on Monday, 54-0, and Lingle-Fort Laramie on Friday, 62-14. Continue reading →
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Kirk Field Records: Lingle-Fort Laramie (2-2 overall, 0-1 East Conference) at Pine Bluffs (0-4, 0-2) Last week: Pine Bluffs lost to Lusk, 54-0; Lingle-Fort Laramie lost to the Casper Natrona County Junior Varsity squad, 34-13. Last year: Pine Bluffs lost to Lingle, 54-6. Continue reading →
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Records: No. 2-ranked Lusk (4-0 overall, 1-0 East Conference) at Pine Bluffs (0-3, 0-1). Last week: Lusk beat Riverside, 52-0; Pine Bluffs lost to Shoshoni, 26-0. Continue reading →