It's time to say good-bye to another calendar year of High School Sports in Wyoming.

2014 had its share of moments, which would set the stage for 2015.

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Winter: (Click on the various links to see stories)

Basketball:

4A: Gillette went undefeated vs. Wyoming opponents.

3A: Cody boys won only their second state title in school history. The other one happened back in 1957.

2A and 1A: Wyoming Indian and Burlington both lost only 1 game each, en route to state titles.

4A: Natrona girls won their first state championship in 14 years.

3A: Douglas girls won their first state championship since 2005 and denied Worland their first ever.

2A: Tongue River girls repeated as champs in overtime, and denied Kemmerer their first ever.

1A: Lingle-Ft. Laramie finally got over Cokeville to win its second title ever.

Coach Jerry Patrick of Burlington retired after 36 years.

Coach Dianne Moser of Tongue River girls, picked up win #700 in December 2014.

Cody Kelley - Gillette. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year: Cody Kelley of Gillette (repeat)

Kaylee Johnson - Natrona. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Girls Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year: Kaylee Johnson of Natrona (3-peat)

Wrestling:

Gillette 12-peated in 4A, Powell 3-peated in 3A, and Moorcroft repeated as 2A team state champs.

Click here to see state championship highlights.

Left to Right: Justin Lewton (Worland) and Bryce Meredith (Cheyenne Central). Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Justin Lewton of Worland and Bryce Meredith of Cheyenne Central, became the 15th and 16th members of the 4-state title club.

Four wrestlers later went on to win All-American status.

Boys Swimming:

Kelly Walsh won only their 2nd 4A title in school history while Lander 18-peated as 3A champs.

Nordic Ski:

Jackson boys 5-peat and Jackson girls 3-peat as team champs.

Alpine Ski:

Jackson boys 3-peat and Jackson girls 5-peat as team champs.

Indoor Track and Field:

Natrona boys won their first state title, while the Gillette girls 3-peated.

Hockey:

The Casper Oilers outlasted the Gillette Wild in a shootout, to win the state championship. Click here to see video highlights.

State Spirit:

Click here for state spirit results.

Click here to see the winter 2014 Coaches of the Year, as chosen by the Wyoming Coaches Association.

 

Spring: (Click on the various links to see stories)

Soccer:

4A Boys: Laramie boys repeated as champs at Gillette's expense.

3A Boys: Jackson boys completed an undefeated season beating Lander in the championship match. Lander coach Dan Howlett retired after 29 years, and this was the first time he had guided the Tigers to the championship game.

4A Girls: East girls repeated as champs.

3A Girls: Buffalo girls and Lander played 100 minutes of scoreless soccer in the 3A championship game. Buffalo prevailed in the shootout, and denied the Lady Tigers their first ever.

Tristan White - Riverton. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Boys Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year: Tristan White - Riverton

Rachel Erickson - Cheyenne East. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Girls Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year: Rachel Erickson - Cheyenne East (Repeat)

Makenzie Drake and Sarah Erickson of Cheyenne East were 4-time all-state selections.

Outdoor Track and Field:

Boys team champs: Natrona (4A repeat), Powell (3A), Thermopolis (2A...first ever), and Cokeville (1A repeat).

Girls team champs: Gillette (4A repeat), Cody (3A 7-peat), Lovell (2A), and Cokeville (1A).

Notable overall state records broken: Hunter Davila of Kelly Walsh in the boys 3200 meter run, Ricky Faure of Rock Springs in the Boys 800 meter run and boys 1600 meter run, Joey Czellecz of Kelly Walsh in the boys 300 meter hurdles.

Boys Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Joey Czellecz - Kelly Walsh (repeat)

Jerayah Davis - Kelly Walsh. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Girls Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Jerayah Davis - Kelly Walsh (3-peat)

 

Summer: (Click on the various links to see stories)

Legion Baseball:

State champs: Gillette Roughriders (AA) and Cody Cubs (A-League...first since 1989).

The Cody Cubs finished as runner-ups in the A-League Northwest Regional Tournament held in Alaska.

Rodeo:

Karson Bradley - Big Piney. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Karson Bradley of Big Piney won the Rookie All-Around Cowgirl award, at the High School National Finals Rodeo, held in Rock Springs.

Breanna Reimler finished as National Runner-Up in the Pole Bending, at the High School National Finals Rodeo, held in Rock Springs.

Click here to see results or Click here to see video

Other summer stories:

Left to Right: Ricky Faure - Rock Springs, Milward Simpson (grandson of Milward Simpson of who the award is named after), and Avery Madden - Torrington. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Ricky Faure (Rock Springs) and Avery Madden (Torrington) won the 2014 Milward Simpson Award.

The North beat the South in the Shrine Bowl football game. Click here to see highlights.

Wyoming 6-man All-Stars. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

The Wyoming 6-man football all-stars improved to 3-0 vs. Nebraska. Click here to see highlights.

Seth Bennett - Meeteetse (Left) and Sterling Baker - Dubois (Right) Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Seth Bennett of Meeteetse and Sterling Baker of Dubois, became the first Wyoming players to play in the Can-Am Bowl.

The Wyoming vs. South Dakota basketball all-star games, did not take place.

The Wyoming Boys basketball all-star teams went 0-2 vs. Montana, while the Girls basketball all-star teams split with Montana. (Click here to see highlights of the boys game in Sheridan, or Click here to see highlights of the girls game in Sheridan).

Mr. Wyoming Basketball 2014: Cody Kelley - Gillette. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Mr. Wyoming Basketball 2014: Cody Kelley - Gillette

Ms. Wyoming Basketball 2014: Kaylee Johnson - Natrona. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Miss Wyoming Basketball 2014: Kaylee Johnson - Natrona

Wyoming Coaches Association All-Star Game Winners:

Volleyball - South

Girls Basketball - North

Boys Basketball - North

Mike Devereaux. Photo Courtesy: Tony Farlow - Asheville Tourists

2-time World Series winner and Kelly Walsh HS grad and former Casper Oiler baseball player Mike Devereaux, became only the 2nd Wyomingite ever inducted into the National Federation of High Schools Hall of Fame.

Kathy Hamer-Smith of Torrington and Mark Campbell from Natrona were inducted into the National Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Mike Curry (Gillette), Brian Toomer (Cokeville), Jerry Patrick (Burlington), Mark Campbell (Natrona), Chuck Giesenhagen (Green River), and Jim Dolezal (Mountain View), were inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

 

Fall Sports:

Football: (Click on the various links to see stories)

Powell Coach Jim Stringer. Photo Courtesy: Greg Wise

About one month before practice started, football players and fans in Powell as well as all of Wyoming, were shocked and saddened over the sudden loss of 44-year old Jim Stringer, who died of a heart attack.

Under his tutelage, the Panthers had won the previous three state championships prior to the 2014 season, and had coached the North team in the 214 Shrine Bowl, about one month prior to his passing.

State Champs:

4A: Natrona (2nd 12-0 season in 3 years)

3A: Cody (First since 1991)

2A: Mountain View (First since 1997)

1A: Cokeville (Undefeated...4th title in 5 years...title #22)

6-Man: Guernsey-Sunrise (Undefeated)

Christian Mayer - Big Horn. Photo Courtesy: Stan Woinoski

Football Gatorade Player of the Year: Christian Mayer - Big Horn

Volleyball:

State champs:

4A: Cheyenne East

3A: Douglas

2A: Wright

1A: Cokeville (4-peat...21st title)

Volleyball Gatorade Player of the Year: Cosette Stellern - Cheyenne East

Golf:

State Champs:

4A Boys: Riverton (repeat) 3A Boys: Pinedale (First ever) 2A Boys: Thermopolis

4A Girls: Evanston (first since 1988) 3A Girls: Cody 2A Girls: Lusk (3-peat)

Click here to see results from the 2014 State Golf Meet.

John Murdock IV of Laramie, Pax Mitchell of Powell, Denton Shaw of Lusk, and Sydney Gunn of Cody were 4-time All-State selections.

Tennis:

Team Champs: Laramie Boys (repeat) and Cheyenne Central girls.

Click here to see results from the state tennis meet.

Julia Fenn - Sheridan Girls Tennis. Photo Courtesy: Kevin Koile - wyopreps.com

Junior Julia Fenn of Sheridan, became a 3-time Girls #1 singles state champ. No girl has ever 4-peated.

Cross-Country:

Team Champs:

4A Boys: Laramie (3-peat) 3A Boys: Star Valley (3-peat) 2A Boys: Wyoming Indian (8-peat)

4A Girls: Gillette (3-peat) 3A Girls: Jackson 2A Girls: Pine Bluffs/Burns (5-peat)

Click here to see results from the 2014 state cross-country meet.

Mishayla Waltari of Cody became a 4-time all-state honoree.

Girls Swimming:

Team State Champs:

4A: Gillette (repeat) 3A: Jackson (3-peat)

Click here to see results from the 2014 state girls swimming meet.

Click here to see the Fall 2014 Coaches of the Year as chosen by the Wyoming Coaches Association.

Top 10 Most Viewed Wyopreps.com Videos: (Click on the links to view videos)

1. 2014 Flaming Gorge Classic Dunk Contest

2. State Wrestling 2014 Lower Weight Classes

3. Big Piney at Wyoming Indian Boys Basketball 2/15/14

4. State Outdoor Track and Field Day 3

5. Wyoming vs. Nebraska 6-Man Shootout Football Game 6/28/14

6. State Outdoor Track and Field Day 2

7. 2014 Shrine Bowl Football Game

8. State Outdoor Tack and Field Day 1

9. State Wrestling 2014 Higher Weight Classes

10. Natrona at Gillette Regular Season Football 9/19/14

Other 2014 Notes:

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