A year ago, the Cheyenne East boys made the 4A state championship basketball game, losing to Thunder Basin. That's all the motivation this team needed entering the 2022-23 season. This is a deep team offensively and has a potent 1-2-3 scoring punch with Garret Schlabs, Drew Jackson, and Nathan Mirich. The T-Birds have height and athleticism which will make them tough to beat.

In their season-opening game in Casper against Kelly Walsh on Thursday, East looked out of sync early on and had to rally to beat the Trojans 71-61. Mirich threw in 15 in that contest with Jackson contributing a dozen. The Thunderbirds also beat Evanston and Green River handily so a 3-0 start is just what the doctor ordered.

We had a chance to talk with Jackson and Mirich after that game on Thursday and they know it is a long road to the state tournament. In addition, take a look at some photos of that East-KW contest. Enjoy.

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Cheyenne East Vs. Kelly Walsh Boys Basketball

Cheyenne East Vs. Kelly Walsh Boys Basketball
Wyoming Boys High School Basketball
Photo Courtesy: Frank Gambino


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