Laramie High School Sports Round-up Feb. 9, 2023
A conference title for a team and individuals highlighted the past week of Laramie High School sports.
This is a recap of the past week of competition in the Winter Sports season at LHS.
Laramie Swimming & Diving
The Plainsmen won the 4A West Conference Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by Rock Springs but in Green River last weekend.
LHS scored 433 points and won convincingly, as runner-up Rock Springs scored 277.
Laramie won seven of the 12 events in the meet. Senior Kyle Morton won two titles in the 200-individual medley and 100-breaststroke races. Other conference crowns were won by Ronan Robinson in diving. The senior won by nearly 200 points. Garrett Rees captured the 50-freestyle race, and sophomore Kody Mathill won the 500-freestyle race. The Plainsmen also won the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
LHS will have their Senior Night for nine seniors on Friday during their Last Chance Meet versus Rawlins at 4 p.m.
Laramie Nordic Skiing
Laramie had a pair of second-place finishes at last weekend’s Jacobson Memorial Invitational on Casper Mountain.
Last Saturday in the freestyle race, Eliza Fay and Jack Voos recorded runner-up performances. Voos led five Plainsmen that finished in the top 13.
Last Friday in the classic race, the Laramie boys had four in the top nine led by Austin Quillinan, who placed sixth. The girls’ squad was led by a sixth-place finish from Fay, and Laura Brande came in seventh place.
Laramie High School Nordic Skiing is at the Cody Invite at Pahaska on Friday and Saturday.
Laramie Indoor Track
LHS won one event at the Basin Nation Invite last Friday in Gillette.
The Laramie girls took first place in the 4x200-meter relay. As a team, they took 12th place in the track meet.
The boys finished sixth in the team standings. Meyer Smith was runner-up in the 3200 meters and third in the 1600 meters. The Plainsmen also had a third-place finish from John Rose in the high jump and the 4x200-meter relay.
Laramie heads to Casper on Saturday for the Mustang Invite at 10 a.m.
It was a winless weekend on the road trip to Gillette for LHS’ basketball teams.
The No. 3 Laramie girls lost to Thunder Basin 59-49 last Friday night. Addie Forry had 18 points and Bella Yates added 10 points in the loss. Last Saturday at No. 4 Campbell County, the Lady Plainsmen fell, 75-47. The Camels made 14 threes in the game. Forry paced LHS with 16 points, while Ruby Dorrell added 12 points.
The Laramie girls are 14-3 on the season and fell to No. 5 in the new WyoPreps Coaches and Media Girls Basketball Poll that was released on Wednesday.
The Plainsmen lost 55-52 at Thunder Basin last Friday night. Max Alexander had 12 points. Neil Summers scored 11 points, and Brandon Chavez added 10 points. Laramie lost at Campbell County last Saturday, 84-71. Alexander led the way with 19 points. Karson Busch added 15 points, and Jaden Smith contributed 11 points. The Camels shot 49 percent in the game and made 13 threes.
The Laramie boys are 9-8 on the season.
Both teams will continue cross-quadrant play (the games do not count in the conference standings) vs. Natrona County and Sheridan this weekend. Friday night is Senior Night for both teams against NC. The six seniors between the two programs will be honored. Friday’s girls’ varsity game is at 6 p.m. followed by the boys’ varsity game at 7:30 p.m. KOWB (AM 1290) will have live coverage at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Laramie will host Sheridan. The girls’ varsity game is at 11:30 a.m., and the boys’ varsity game is at 1 p.m. There is no radio coverage on Saturday.
It’s been a tough week for the Plainsmen on the mat. They’ve lost all four of their dual matches over the past week.
Laramie wrestled three times last Friday and Saturday at South High School in Cheyenne. The Plainsmen lost to Campbell County, Thunder Basin, and Sheridan. They fell at Kelly Walsh in Casper on Tuesday, 51-30.
LHS is 7-12 in dual matches this season. They will conclude the regular season at South on Thursday.
Laramie Alpine Skiing
The team did not compete last weekend.
They are at Hogadon Basin Ski Area on Casper Mountain for three days of racing.
Thursday, Laramie will compete in the postponed Cody Invite GS race.
Friday and Saturday will be the NCHS-hosted Britt Farr Invitational. Friday is the slalom, and Saturday is the GS.