HOW I VOTED: Broncs fall to No. 3 after loss to Camels

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SHERIDAN — Wednesday and Thursday marked the release of the high school boys and girls basketball rankings, voted on by media members and coaches. The Sheridan High School boys basketball team fell from No. 1 to No. 3 after its home loss to Campbell County.

The Camels ascended to the top spot after a win over a couple rivals — Sheridan and Thunder Basin — while Evanston jumped up to No. 2. The Red Devils reside as the only unbeaten team in the state within conference play.

The voters and myself disagreed on the the No. 4 slot. I awarded the position to Green River after a couple road wins in Casper, while the majority of voters still have an admiration with the preseason No. 1 team, Cheyenne East. The Thunderbirds have yet to win back-to-back games in conference this season.

Cheyenne Central, which sits alongside Sheridan in the conference standings at 4-2, slid into the No. 5 slot.

I had a new No. 1 team in my girls rankings as I gave the top nod to Kelly Walsh. The majority of voters loved that Campbell County win over previous No. 1 Thunder Basin, so much so that they jumped the Lady Camels from No. 3 to No. 1.

The Lady Bolts settled into their new home at No. 3, while Cheyenne East and Evanston, which boasted rankings last week, didn’t move.

Wyopreps rankings



1. Campbell County 1

2. Kelly Walsh 3

3. Thunder Basin 2

4. Cheyenne East 4

5. Evanston 5


1. Campbell County 4

2. Evanston 3

3. Sheridan 1

4. Cheyenne East 2

5. Cheyenne Central 5

Bud’s rankings



1. Kelly Walsh 2

2. Campbell County 3

3. Thunder Basin 1

4. Evanston 4

5. Cheyenne East 5


1. Campbell County 3

2. Evanston 4

3. Sheridan 1

4. Green River                  NR

5. Cheyenne Central                  NR

By |Feb. 9, 2018|

About the Author:

Bud Denega joined The Sheridan Press in November 2017 as the primary sports reporter. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Wyoming. Prior to working in Sheridan, Bud spent time as a sports reporter for the Minot Daily News in Minot, North Dakota, before being a sports reporter for the Laredo Morning Times in Laredo, Texas. Email Bud at:


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