Laramie Golf and Tennis Tuned Up for the Postseason
Laramie High School golf is busy preparing for the 4A State Championships this weekend after a tune-up with their Laramie Plainsmen Invite last week.
The Laramie Lady Plainsmen took second, while the Plainsmen were fifth at their home two-day invite from Jacoby Golf Course.
Laramie’s girls were 17 strokes back of Cheyenne Central at 599. Two players finished in the top four. Sophomore Camryn Nagy took third at 188 or 44-over par, while senior Kenzie Yeend tied for fourth at 193 or 49-over par.
The Plainsmen had some struggles on the first day before a bit of a rally on day two. They finished at 723, while Cheyenne East won the boy’s team title at 610. Freshman Jackson McClaren was the top finisher in a tie for 13th place at 27-over par or 169.
Laramie Golf Coach Logan Spence said it was still a good tune-up for state.
“The first day kind of got away from us on the boy’s side. We’ve made significant progress, but still got a ways to go yet… The first day kind of got away from the girls a little bit. The second day I thought they played one of the better rounds they’ve played all year.”
Spence said it’s about building on a good day two. State Golf is Sept. 14 and 15 in Cheyenne.
On senior day last Friday, Laramie High School hosted Torrington. The Plainsmen came away with a 5-0 victory, while the Lady Plainsmen defeated the Trailblazers 3-2 on the strength of their three doubles teams winning.
Laramie heads to the South Regional Tennis Championships Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs. Tennis action begins at 8 a.m. both days.
Laramie Cross Country
Due to ACT testing and switch of the Liberty Bell Invitational in Colorado to Saturday (day of ACT testing), the Laramie Cross Country teams ran at the Rock Springs Invitational last Friday at White Mountain Golf Course.
The Lady Plainsmen won the event with 39 team points, which was five in front of Rock Springs. Junior Abigail Whitman won the race in 20:14. Junior Jayla Wulff took third.
The Plainsmen finished second in the team race with 50 points. That was 15 behind the winner, Evanston. Junior Mason Swingholm took third place, while senior Derk Lyford came in sixth.
Laramie runs at the John Martin Invitational Friday in Fort Collins, CO.
Lady Plainsmen Swimming and Diving
It was a big weekend in the pool for LHS, as they won four competitions over two days.
Laramie rolled past three teams to win a triple dual at LHS last Friday. The Lady Plainsmen won seven events overall against Sheridan, Green River, and Evanston. Laramie defeated Sheridan 104-76, beat Green River 108-70, and topped Evanston 122-45. Junior Sage Morton won the 200 and 500 freestyle races. Laramie also won the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, the 50 freestyle, diving, and the 100 butterfly.
Saturday at the Cheyenne Invite from South High School, LHS used their depth to top a 14-team field with 279 points. Green River finished a distant second with 191 points, while Cheyenne Central was third at 163 points.
The Lady Plainsmen won only two events. Junior Olivia McPherson and her sister Katie, went 1-2 in the 50 freestyle. Laramie also won the 400 freestyle relay. They had an individual or relay place in the top three spots in nine of the 12 events.
Laramie heads to Jackson Friday and Saturday for the two-day Adam Denton Memorial Invitational swim meet.