Star Valley certainly had the talent to make a dent at the 4A state tournament and entered the Big Dance as the #1 seed from the West. The Braves asserted themselves in the opening round with a solid 66-45 win over Cheyenne East. Star Valley shot a whopping 55% from the field in the 2nd half and Tristen Kleeman led the way with 20 points on 7-13 from the floor. Zach Johnson turned in a solid performance with 13 and Kolter Merritt finished with 10.

In the 4A semi-finals,  it was a much different story for the Braves as they were defeated by Thunder Basin 48-25.  Star Valley shot just 26% from the field and was an uncharacteristic 1-14 from 3 point land. Kleeman was the only Brave in double figures with 10.

Star Valley ended the season with an 81-62 loss to Sheridan to place 4th at the state tournament and the first quarter was entertaining to the max with a combined 41 points. Kleeman went 7-14 from the floor and finished with 21 points. Kolter Merritt and Kortlen Hilton had a dozen each as the Braves wrapped up the year 16-8.

Now Merritt was an all-state pick and averaged 10 points a game. Kleeman made all-conference throwing in 11 per contest and Brant Nelson also made the all-conference list. All three of those guys were seniors so there will be some re-tooling in Afton for the 2021-22 season. But more often than not, Star Valley seems to mold the right pieces in place to be successful. We do have a short video on the Braves in the state tournament so please take a look!

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How Many Medals Have Wyoming-Born Athletes Won at the Olympics?

Wyoming isn't represented on Team USA for the 2020 (in 2021) Olympics in Tokyo. But, athletes born in Wyoming have competed for the gold a handful of times over the last century.

According to the folks at BeenVerified.com, seven Wyoming-born Olympians have competed on the world's largest stage.

Since the 1932 LA games, these competitors earned four Olympic medals; one gold, two silver, and a bronze. Wrestling, Track and Field, and Rowing are the evens where Wyoming-natives have shined.



- How Many Medals Have Wyoming-Born Athletes Won at the Olympics?

10 Of The Most Famous Wyomingites In History

We asked our listeners to tell us who they thought was the most famous Wyomingite in History, here are the top 10 picks. NOTE: To be a Wyomingite you do NOT have to be born here, but you DO have to have lived here for at least a year.

- 10 Of The Most Famous Wyomingites In History