Laramie High School Sports Round-up Jan. 15, 2021
A busy weekend of action for Laramie High School teams is highlighted by the start of the 2021 indoor track season.
Laramie is one of six teams competing at the WHSAA Indoor Track and Field Meet #1 in Gillette. Cheyenne Central is hosting the meet, and Laramie is one of the teams in action today.
Head coach Greg Schabron knows it’s going to be a unique season.
“There are many different ways we’re approaching it. First, we’re just grateful we have a season. Even as late as November that was in question, so the initial reaction is (only) three meets, disappointment, but we’re just controlling what we can.”
LHS is going up against Burns/Pine Bluffs, Campbell County, the host Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne South, and a new Goshen County team.
More of a preview of the indoor track season will come next week.
The Plainsmen are back at home for two days of the ‘4A Duals.’
Last week, Laramie swept three duals in Gillette over Campbell County (122-24), Newcastle (127-35), and Thunder Basin (102-63). LHS won six of the 12 events in the duals. The Plainsmen then took second place behind Kelly Walsh at the Sheridan Invite. The Trojans scored 656 points compared to Laramie’s 598. Lowden Ewers won the 200 and 400-meter freestyle race. Mace Spiker-Miller captured the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly races. Dylan Bressler won diving.
The Plainsmen will host Evanston and Rock Springs on Friday at 4 p.m. On Saturday, they will swim Campbell County, Cheyenne East, and Sheridan starting at 9 a.m. at LHS.
The Plainsmen won last Saturday’s Torrington Quad with a 3-0 record, as they improved to 10-4 in duals this season.
LHS beat Burns/Pine Bluffs (45-33), Saratoga (42-33), and Torrington (57-24) in route to the title.
Laramie will face their toughest competition of the season-to-date, as they take part in the Trojan Border War duals in Casper. LHS will wrestle Natrona County, Thunder Basin, and North Platte, Nebraska on Friday. The Plainsmen will square off against Star Valley, Cody, and Kelly Walsh on Saturday.
Laramie Nordic Skiing
It’s back on the trails for two days of competition this weekend for LHS Nordic skiing.
Last week’s 7.5 km freestyle on Casper Mountain did not feature team scores. Tristan Smith led the Plainsmen with a runner-up finish, while Emmitt Gray took fifth place. The Laramie girls’ were led by Eliza Fay, who finished in 10th place.
This weekend’s cross country skiing will be outside of Lander at the Beaver Creek Nordic Trails. The Lander Invite has all the teams attending. Friday’s race will be a 5 km freestyle or skate, while Saturdays will be a 5 km classic race.
Laramie Alpine Skiing
The downhill skiers competed on their home course last week. The Laramie girls took third, while the Laramie boys were fourth.
Isabelle Spivey took seventh place in the GS, while the top finisher in slalom was McCrea Doyle in 11th place.
For the boys, Ashton Ford led the way both days. He was ninth in the GS and fifth in the slalom.
Alpine skiing does not compete this weekend.