Cheyenne East 68, Roosevelt 25
CHEYENNE – Freshman Cosette Stellern scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help Cheyenne East to a 68-25 win over Johnstown (Colo.) Roosevelt on Thursday night in Greeley, Colo.
The Lady Thunderbirds (3-1) also got 11 points and four steals from senior guard Rachel Erickson. Junior guard Kayla Evans, who stands 5-foot-3, had seven points and six rebounds.
East faces Thompson Valley (Loveland, Colo.) at 4 p.m. today in Greeley, Colo.
CHEYENNE EAST 68, ROOSEVELT 25
Roosevelt................................................ 9 5 4 8 – 25
Cheyenne East....................................... 27 18 13 10 – 68
Roosevelt: Daniels 2, Naipo 7, Jacox 9, Burnhart 8.
Cheyenne East: R. Erickson 11, Heath 6, Horsley 2, Evans 7, DelGrosso 2, S. Erickson 6, S. Stellern 2, Brodahl 3, K. Cheney 8, Hirsig 2, C. Stellern 17.
Cheyenne Central 50, Conifer, Colo., 48
CHEYENNE – Senior post Sarah Carver scored seven of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cheyenne Central girls take a 50-48 come-from-behind victory over Conifer, Colo., on Thursday night in Parker, Colo.
The Lady Indians (4-1) trailed Conifer by as many as eight points in the fourth quarter before they mounted their comeback.
“We chipped back and found someone with a hot hand,” third-year Central coach Ed Kisicki said.
The Indians face Pine Creek (Colorado Springs, Colo.) in the championship of the Ponderosa Invitational at 6 tonight.
CHEYENNE CENTRAL 50, CONIFER 48
Cheyenne Central.................................... 12 7 12 19 – 50
Conifer........................................................ 9 13 15 11 – 48
Cheyenne Central: McBride 0, Carver 17, Evans 2, Tyrrell 6, McIntyre 3, Seely 6, Barber 5, Wagner 4, Marlatt 2, Stumpf 5.
Conifer: Frease 3, Lean 3, Mizenko 3, Wisniewski 2, Hammon 14, Hafeman 14, Elrad 9.
Cheyenne East 65, Grand Junction (Colo.) Central 48
CHEYENNE – Senior guard Tyler Lambert scored 26 points, while classmate Quintin Pope added 10 to help the Cheyenne East boys basketball team beat Grand Junction (Colo.) Central 65-48 on Thursday night at the Northern Colorado Classic in Windsor, Colo.
The Thunderbirds (4-0) also got nine points from senior Ryan Cook and eight from senior Cameron Johnson.
“Our starters and even some guys off the bench were absolutely outstanding,” first-year East coach Jeff Bailey said. “It was neat to see how they executed our offense. But, defensively, they were outstanding.
“(Central) scored probably 10 points late when we emptied the bench, otherwise, led by 20 or 25 points for most of the game and it was a really good team win.”
Complete statistical information was not available Thursday night.
The T-Birds face Johnstown (Colo.) Roosevelt High at 6:30 tonight in Windsor.
Cheyenne South 42, Rock Springs 36
CHEYENNE – Freshman Dylan Mondragon pinned Rock Springs’ Justin Gunyan to help seal the Cheyenne South wrestling squad’s first Class 4A dual victory Thursday.
Mondragon pinned Gunyan in 33 seconds, which gave the Bison six team points.
Sophomore 138-pounder Colton Kinnison edged Teno Trujillo 8-7 to give South the lead.
The Bison also got wins from seniors Austin Dunn (170 pounds) and Michael Lebeck (120) won by technical fall and pin, respectively.
SOUTH 42, ROCK SPRINGS 36
170 pounds: A. Dunn, South, tech. fall Jenkins, 20-5; 182: Powers, Rock Springs, pinned Holbrook, 0:47; 195: Hernandez, South, forfeit. 220: Swainson, South, forfeit; 285: Burke, South, forfeit; 106: Macy, Rock Springs, forfeit; 113: Sanchez, Rock Springs, forfeit; 120: Lebeck, South, pinned DeBaun, 3:32; 126: Ch. Collard, Rock Springs, pinned Near, 1:57; 132: Ce. Collard, Rock Springs, pinned Swann, 1:25; 138: Kinnison, South, def. Trujillo, 8-7; 145: Fornengo, Rock Springs, pinned Clark, 1:48; 152: Nowland, Rock Springs, pinned, Ernst, 2:39; 160: Mondragon, South, pinned Gunyan, 0:33.
Cheyenne East 60, Gering, Neb. 17
CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne East wrestling team got five pins in a 60-17 win Thursday night at Gering, Neb.
Picking up pins were junior Kyler Winchell (182 pounds), senior Miclo Cruz (195), sophomore Eric Troy (106), junior Isaac Garcia (138) and junior Levi Romsa (152). East also got wins from seniors Colton Snyder (160) and Brody Cress (132).
The Thunderbirds also collected 24 team points due to four forfeit victories.
“We wrestled well overall and came out a little more intense than they did in our first dual last week,” Trujillo said. “I had some young guys like Eric Troy and Kyler Winchell step up and get pins for us, which was big.”
East hosts the Charlie Lake Invite on Saturday.
EAST 60, GERING 17
160 pounds: Snyder, East, def. Q. Timblin, 6-5; 170: E. Timblin, Gering, pinned McMillan, 1:28; 182: K. Winchell, East, pinned, Sayaloune, 1:33; 195: Cruz, East, pinned, Rains, 1:39; 220: Bartlett, East, forfeit; 285: Schaeffer, East, forfeit; 106: Troy, East, pinned Hamilton, 0:51; 113: Davis, Gering, tech. fall. Davis, 18-3 (5:02); 120: A. Green, East, forfeit; 126: Lahnert, East, forfeit; 132: Br. Cress, East, def. B. Hort, 4-2; 138: Garcia, East, pinned Osborn, 1:37; 145: D. Hort, Gering, pinned Trujillo, 6:43 OT; 152: Romsa, East, pinned, Grote, 0:32.
UW’s Wacha earns All-American honor from website
LARAMIE – University of Wyoming linebacker Lucas Wacha was named an honorable mention freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com on Thursday.
The Texarkana, Texas, product ranked fifth on the Cowboys (5-7) with 88 total tackles. He also recovered two fumbles and was credited with two tackles for loss, a sack, pass breakup and forced fumble as a redshirt freshman.
His best outing was a 13-tackle performance against Colorado State on Oct. 19.
Wyoming coach Clower honored by tennis association
LARAMIE – University of Wyoming women’s tennis coach Dean Clower was the recipient of the USTA Intermountain Region’s campus and community outreach award.
The award is presented to the college coach who provides leadership in their local tennis community both on and off campus.
The UW tennis facility hosted a number of junior and adult tournaments and is one of 30 campus QuickStart locations in the country.
Gillette’s Matheny named volleyball player of the year
CHEYENNE – Gillette senior Sydney Matheny was named Wyoming volleyball player of the year by Gatorade on Thursday.
The 5-foot-11 middle blocker amassed 311 kills, more than 44 blocks, 39 digs and 17 ace serves for the Camels, who were Class 4A runners up in October.
She also was named 4A player of the year by the Wyoming Coaches Association.