In four years of existence, the Thunder Basin boys basketball team has qualified for the 4A state tournament twice and the Bolts surged to a 2nd place finish in 2021. The program has come a long way from its first year in 2018 and this year's squad had three players earn all-state distinction. Deegan Williams was a scoring machine as he averaged 17 points a game. McKale Holte could also score as he threw in 15 a game with Andre Felton averaging 8 points per contest.

In the first round of the state tournament in Casper, the Bolts took on Green River and won that game 46-24. Felton went 5-7 from the field and finished with 13 points. McKale Holt hit 4, 3 pointers and finished with a dozen. The Bolts took 31, 3 pointers and made 8.

In the 4A semi-finals, Thunder Basin drew Star Valley and the Bolts turned in another sharp defensive performance with a 48-25 win. Thunder Basin outscored Star Valley 12-0 in the 2nd quarter got 18 points from Holte who ran the 3 bell, 5 times. Felton chipped in 10 as the Bolts went 8-24 from beyond the arc.

In the 4A championship game, Thunder Basin ran into Cheyenne Central and the Tribe was too much on that day and came away with a 55-40 win. Felton had 18 and Deegan Williams had 17 but the Bolts were outrebounded 29-13.

Thunder Basin went 15-9 for the year and Felton was a senior. Holte and Williams were juniors so this group should be tough in 2021-22. Check out of video of the Bolts in the state tournament. Enjoy!

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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.



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