Two former Laramie High athletes were selected Monday to represent the school in the annual Wyoming Coaches Foundation All-Star Games to be held July 20 in Casper.
Ashlyn Titensor and Jennifer Aadland will represent the South teams in volleyball and girls basketball, respectively. A committee of high school coaches selected the top 10 players from the northern and southern halves of the state regardless of classification.
The games will be played in conjunction with the Wyoming Coaches Association Coaching Clinic, Hall of Fame Banquet and All-Star Week. Boys basketball is also included in the events. Practices begin July 17 and last through July 20 with the games played at Casper College’s Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym. The volleyball game will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the girls basketball game at about 3 p.m. and the boys basketball game at about 5 p.m.
The All-Star Week originated to recognize the best seniors in their individual sport and allow them to compete in an honored event. This year, a Union Wireless Community Awareness event was added. Each All-Star team will travel to Make a Wish, Special Olympics and/or Boys and Girls Clubs in the Casper community to meet, interact and share pizza with members of these groups. This event is scheduled for 3:15-6 p.m. July 18.
Three Cowboys earn Academic All-WAC
University of Wyoming swimmers Chase Bolding, Miller Browne and Ryan Netzel were named Academic All-WAC honorees Tuesday for the freshmen/transfer teams for fall and winter sports.
To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.
Bolding, a freshman from Panama City, Florida, participated in several meets during the season. He had a season-best time of 1 minute 57.76 seconds in 200 butterfly in a dual win over UNLV and had a time of 51.81 in the 100 butterfly at UW’s Corbett Invite.
Browne, a first-time letterwinner from Gilbert, Arizona, earned a 14th-place finish in the 200 backstroke at the WAC Championships in 1:49.34. He also finished 20th at the meet in the 100 backstroke in 52.00.
A freshman from Plainfield, Illinois, Netzel was a part of the 800 freestyle relay team that was fifth at the WAC Championships with a season-best 6:31.93. Also at the championships, he was third 500 freestyle with a personal-best 4:24.42 and second 1,650 freestyle with another personal-best 15:27.77.