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Tuesday briefs: State golf first day results; WHSAA postpones state tennis

4A state golf: Broncs 8th after day one

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs shot a first-day 371 Monday and sit in eighth place among a tight field at the 4A state golf tournament in Rock Springs.

Kelly Walsh’s 336 led the way Monday, while Sheridan trailed Cheyenne Central (365), Green River (356) and Evanston (355).

Jack Mavrakis led Sheridan with an 88 Monday, while Bailey Bonnet, 95, Brock Gransbery, 106, Jacob Belus, 94, and Logan Johnson, 94, rounded out the team score.

Easton Paxton of Riverton shot the low first-day score, a 73, and Mavrakis sits in a three-way tie for 17th place individually.

Sheridan’s girls, freshmen Victoria Owings and Kayla Allen, shot identical 112s on Monday. The Lady Broncs do not have enough players for a team score.

Final round play was set for today.

State tennis moved to next week

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming High School Activities Association announced Tuesday that the state tennis tournament will be postponed until next week, due to weather forecasts later this week in Gillette.

WHSAA commissioner Ron Laird said the state tournament is now set for Monday, Oct. 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Gillette.

“Please realize this is not what we enjoy doing, however, with the fact we are using 19 outdoor courts on Thursday and Friday, there is no way we can move all of those matches into the five indoor courts and have a quality state tournament,” Laird wrote in an email.

The Sheridan High School tennis team is scheduled to compete at state.

4A Team scores
1. Kelly Walsh 336
2. Riverton 337
3. Laramie 345
4. Cheyenne East 347
5. Gillette 350
6. Evanston 355
7. Green River 356
8. Sheridan 371
9. Rock Springs 373
10. Cheyenne South 385
11. Natrona 391

2A state golf: Lady Rams near the top

SHERIDAN — After weather pushed back the 1A/2A state golf tournament, Big Horn and Tongue River golfers played a windy first day of their state tournament at Devil’s Tower Golf Club in Hulett.

The Lady Rams are four shots out of first place after day one, as they look to defend their spring state golf title.

“It was a tough day and the kids are tired,” head coach Mila Stender said. “The greens were very fast and the course length affected everyone. I am very happy with the way each young lady kept their heads up and moved on to the next shot.”

On the boys side, Lusk leads the tournament in Hulett, shooting a 338 Monday, and Sundance/Hulett is in second after a 341. The Lady Rams’ 342 came behind Kaleigh Anderson’s 106, Madison Pehringer’s 114, Taylor Nance’s 122 and Jamie Kittermen’s 126.

Anderson is in second place and Pehringer sits in sixth. Sundance/Hulett’s Kacie O’Connor leads the tournament after carding a 90 Monday.

Jack Roberts shot the top boys score Monday, a 94, and was in eighth place entering the final round. Stender said Roberts had a good score and “was hitting the ball nicely.”

With the team and individual scores close, despite struggles on day one “there’s still a lot of golf left in this tourney,” Stender said.

Wyatt Main led the Eagles with his 96 and is tied for 11th. Wyatt Schumacher shot a 109 and Casey Caywood a 116, while Dylan Patterson carded a 120. For the Rams, Nick McAdoo, 106, Matt Hansen, 113, and Brody Bard, 135, rounded out the scores.

“Devils Tower is a challenging course, and today it got the best of us,” Kilbride said. “We have an uphill battle to climb, and we’ll see how the kids respond.”

For the Lady Eagles Kylee Kobloch shot a 156 for 16th place, and Kilbride said her goal is to move up a couple spots by cutting at least 10 strokes off her game.

2A Team scores
Boys
Wright 378
Thermopolis 413
Lovell 418
Sundance/Hulett 433
Big Horn 436
Tongue River 441
Kemmerer 444
Saratoga 517
Girls team
Lusk 338
Sundance/Hulett 341
Big Horn 342
Wright 459
Girls
1. Kacie O’Connor, Sundance/Hulett 90
2. Kaleigh Anderson, Big Horn 106
3. Ashley Sams, Moorcroft 107
4. Abbey Larson, Lusk 110
5. Kaci Jo Skrukrud, Lusk 112
6. Madison Pehringer, BH 114
7. Amy Bergstrom, Lusk 117
7.. Caysea Hart, Lusk 117
9. Morgan Russell Sundance/Hulett 119
10. Cassi Colvin, Lovell 120
11. Taylor Nance, BH 122
12. Jamie Kitterman, BH 126
13. Brielle Ball, Wright 131
14. Kelsie Loken, Sundance/Hulett 132
15. Mariah Oster, Sundance/Hulette 156
15. Kylee Knobloch, Tongue River 156
Boys
1. Denton Shaw, Lusk 81
2. Dallas Mallin, Wright 86
3. Taylor Worman, Wright 87
4. Braxton Schwartzkopf, Saratoga 88
5. Kole Schell, Moorcroft 91
6. Jackson Roling, Thermopolis, 91
7. Jarrett Bush, Sundance/Hulett 92
T8. Jack Roberts, Big Horn 94
T8. Breandon Painter, Kemmerer 94
9. Austin Penning, Sundance/Hulett 95
T11. Austin Rush, Thermopolis 96
T11. Wyatt Main, Tongue RIver 96

18. Nick McAdoo, BH 106
22. Wyatt Schumacher, TR 109
25. Matt Hansen, BH 113
28. Casey Caywood, TR 116
29. Dylan Patterson, TR 120
34. Brody Bard, BH 135

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