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Ligocki named Milward Simpson award finalist

SHERIDAN — Hailey Ligocki has been named a 2013 Milward Simpson finalist.

The annual award is given to the best male and best female senior high school athlete in the state of Wyoming in honor of the former U.S. Sen. Milward Simpson. Simpson was also a multi-sport athlete for the University of Wyoming.

Ligocki, headed for the University of Wyoming basketball team in the fall, excelled in both tennis and basketball during her time at Sheridan High School. She played soccer as well.

Ten finalists, five boys and five girls, will be narrowed to a boys and girls winner by the Simpson Selection Committee. Also nominated were Madison Legerski, Laramie; Lexi Erickson, Star Valley; Kassidy Scott, Douglas; and Shanda Post, Lander.

This marks the fourth-straight year Sheridan High School has had an athlete on the list of finalists. Riley Ryan was a finalist last year, while siblings Kayla and Austin Woodward won the award in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

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