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2012 Wyoming High School Sports Year In Review [POLL]

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Kevin Koile – wyopreps.com

As the calendar flips itself over to 2013, here’s a look back at what happened in 2012.

Scroll down to vote in a poll question, on what you think was the best story of 2012.

Winter Season:

Basketball:

Little Snake River became the first school in history, to have its boys and girls basketball teams go undefeated in the same season. Click here to see boys state championship highlights or Click here to see girls state championship highlights

Laramie girls won their first title ever, and spoiled Natrona’s bid for an undefeated season in the process. Click here to see highlights

Matt Johnson’s rejection with 3 seconds left in the 2nd overtime, helped secured Evanston’s first boys basketball state title, since 2004. Click here to see highlights

Other basketball state champions (Click on links to see highlights): Torrington boys, Wheatland girls, Wyoming Indian boys, and Lovell girls.

Wrestling: Click here to read more

Gillette 10-peated as 4A state champs.

Dino Collins of Lovell put together an undefeated season.

Other wrestling team state champs: Powell (3A) and Cokeville (2A)

Click here for state championship highlights of the higher weight classes or Click here for state championship highlight of the lower weight classes

Boys Swimming: Click here to read more

Lander 16-peated as 3A state champs.

Gillette won the 4A state title.

Skiing:

Jackson swept the boys and girls team titles in Nordic and Alpine. Click here for Nordic information or Click here for Alpine information

Indoor Track:

Central and Laramie won the boys team title, while East won the girls team state championship. Click here to read more

 

Spring Season:

Outdoor Track:

Of the records that were broken at the state outdoor track and field meet, only 1 overall state record went down, as Quinn Rivera of Cody, set a new overall mark in the pole vault at 16 feet 1/2 inch. Kevin Allen of Upton challenged John Godina’s record in the discus, but came up 10 feet short. Click here to read more and see highlights

Outdoor track and field state champs: Central boys (4A), Jackson boys (3A), Little Snake River boys (1A). Kelly Walsh girls (4A), Cody girls (3A) and Lingle-Ft. Laramie girls. Lovell swept the 2A titles.

Soccer:

Jackson went undefeated with 1 tie to win their first 3A state soccer title ever. Click here to see highlights

Cody girls won their first 3A state soccer crown. Click here to see highlights

Kelly Walsh and Sheridan boys played 100 minutes and accomplished nothing. KW hoisted the 4A trophy following a shootout. Click here to see highlights

Central girls won the 4A title, and finally got over Sheridan, after going 0-2-1 vs. the Lady Broncs in the regular season. Click here to see highlights

 

Summer Season:

Legion Baseball:

Cheyenne Post 6 4-peat as ‘AA’ state champs, while the Wheatland Lobos repeated as ‘A’ state champs. Click for championship game highlights: Cheyenne or Wheatland

Wheatland awarded hosting rights for the 2013 ‘A’ League Northwest Regional Tournament.

Rodeo:

Teal Stoll of Pavillion finished as national runner-up in the pole bending event, helping Team Wyoming girls to a 2nd place finish at the 2012 High School National Finals Rodeo. Click here to read more

Other Summer News:

Tanner Simpson (Lander) and Mikayla Brower (Torrington) won the annual Milward Simpson Award. Click here to read more

The Wyoming High School Basketball All-Stars went a combined 3-1 vs. South Dakota and 1-3 vs. Montana. Click on various links for highlights: Boys vs. SD, Girls vs. SD, Boys vs. MT, Girls vs. MT

Jason McManamen of Torrington was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball.

Kyleigh Hiser of Laramie was named Ms. Wyoming Basketball.

The South jumped out to a 42-6 halftime lead, en route to a 56-33 win over the North at the Shrine Bowl. Click here to see highlights

In the inaugural Wyoming vs. Nebraska 6-man football all-star game, Team Wyoming found themselves down 46-12 in the 2nd quarter, and down 52-20 in the 3rd, before storming back to score the final 34 points of the game, including the winner with 19 seconds left, to win 54-52. Click here to see highlights

 

Fall Season:

Football:

4 teams went undefeated to win state crowns. Click on links to see highlights: Natrona (12-0…4A), Powell (11-0…3A), Lyman (11-0…2A) and Dubois (11-0…6-man…first title in school history).

Going into the last game of the regular season, Southeast was facing a win or no trip to the playoffs type situation. The Cyclones got it together, then won on the road vs. Cokeville in the semi-finals, before exacting a huge measuring of revenge vs. Lusk in the 1A title game. Click here to see highlights

Rawlins set a new record for longest losing streak at 35, breaking Greybull’s record of 34 set back in the early 1980′s.

Volleyball:

Torrington won their first 3A title ever, beating Star Valley in a 5-set thriller. Click here to see highlights

Other volleyball team champs (Click on link to see highlights): East (4A), Lovell (2A), Cokeville (1A).

Golf: Click here to read more

Team State Champs: Kelly Walsh boys (4A), Jackson (3A), Thermopolis (2A), Natrona girls (4A), Cody girls (3A), Lusk girls (2A).

Tennis: Click here to read more

Gillette boys had representatives in all 5 championship matches, and swept all 3 doubles titles.

Team state champs: Gillette boys and Natrona girls

Cross Country: Click here to read more

Wyoming Indian boys 6-peated as state champs. The Chiefs placed 1-2-3 in the 2A state race.

Pine Bluffs-Burns girls 3-peated as 2A state champs.

Star Valley boys and girls swept the 3A crowns. First championships ever for both teams.

4A team state champs: Laramie boys (first ever) and Gillette girls.

Girls Swimming: Click here to read more

Team state champs: East (4A) and Jackson (3A)

 

Top 10 Most Watched Videos on Wyopreps For 2012: (Click on various links to see highlights)

1. Boys Basketball: Riley Ryan’s Game Winning 3 at Gillette

2. Boys Basketball 4A Championship Game: Matt Johnson’s Rejection

3. State Wrestling – Higher Weight Classes

4. Boys Soccer – Goal or Foul?

5. State Wrestling – Lower Weight Classes

6. Boys Basketball: Wind River at Wyoming Indian 12/29/11 (We didn’t get the video published until after New Years’)

7. The Last Play of the Southeast-Cokeville 1A Semi-Final Playoff Football Game

8. Boys Basketball 2A State Championship Game: Lovell vs. Wyoming Indian

9. Boys Basketball: Torrington at Buffalo 2/18/12

10. Football: Lovell at Lyman 9/14/12

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