State Winter High School Athletics
Written by timanderson on November 30, 2017
Along with boys swimming as well as wrestling, prep basketball programs here in Wyoming could officially get practice going for their such 2017-18 seasons back on Monday; Nordic skiing actually opened workouts November 13, followed by the alpine skiers a week later, though indoor track can’t really begin drills until New Year’s Day. Locally, Cody HS’ Bronc as well as Filly hoopsters indeed first truly practiced a trio of nights ago.
CHS boys roundball lost a half-dozen seniors – three of whom were regular starters, a duo made All-Conference by the particular Class 3A West (one had even been a two-time all-leaguer), though none achieved All-State come the whole Classification – off a 19-player varsity/JV roster, who’s varsity gang capped ’16-17’s ledger with a record of 13-10 overall for first-year head coach Jacob Kraft. His corresponding Broncs had gone 4-2 by the North Quadrant to place runners-up come that four-squad division, thus earning the second seed at their specific 3A West Regional Tournament held as far as Riverton (they went 6-4 about each conference game total); however, Cody’s boys failed to qualify for their certain State tourney put on over Casper following a tie for fifth amongst eight clubs from Regionals – one win shy of advancing. Altogether, 11 of the remaining 13 varsity/JV kids who could’ve returned this campaign in fact did so, featuring the additional two regular starters – one being all-league, as well as technically another 11 up off the 17-member freshman group (there are approximately 13 9th-graders now).
Meanwhile, these CHS girls graduated only a pair of seniors – one typically atop the depth chart, though neither was an all-leaguer nor all-stater – off a 14-player varsity/JV unit, who’s varsity wound up 12-15 overall by 2016-17 for veteran bench boss Tim Vannoy. His respective Fillies were also second about their Northwest with a 4-2 mark (they’d been 5-5 as far as every 3A West Conference tilt); Cody’s girls did make State, though, by finishing fourth come their Regional tourney aside from tying for seventh and therefore last among eight over the following week’s culminating event. Combined, nine of 12 varsity/JV possibles are back, including the other four usual starters – a duo being all-league, as well as half-a-dozen from the ten-kid freshman bunch (now, there’s approximately ten more 9th-graders).
Both of these CHS programs tip off their schedules in non-league round-robin-type tournaments by next week. Those Broncs will match up here on Thursday night with the East’s cross-Big Horn Basin foe Worland Senior HS Warriors as part of the annual boys’ 3A East-West Classic, while those Fillies are competing away the following Friday plus that Saturday come their same girls’ event from Buffalo.