Wyoming Winter Prep Sports

          Besides wrestling as well as boys swimming, high school basketball in this state could officially begin practice for the such 2016-17 season back on that latest Monday; Nordic skiing had actually opened its drills November 14, followed by the alpine skiers a week after, but indoor track won't really get going 'til January 2.  Here locally, Cody HS' two-time reigning Wyoming specific 3A Classification West Conference North Division champion Bronc hoopsters along with their Filly counterparts indeed first truly worked out a few evenings ago.
          The CHS boys roundball program lost only two seniors – both of whom were starters, each made All-Conference among that whole 3A West, and one was even All-State come the entire Class twice – off an 18-player varsity gang that capped '15-16's ledger 18-8 record-wise total under now-again-former head coach Dean Olenik.  Those particular Broncs had gone 5-1 about the North itself to win their four-team division, thus earning the top corresponding seed at that 3A West Regional Tournament held over Afton's Star Valley HS (they went 9-1 from every conference game altogether); Cody's boys qualified for their respective State tourney hosted across Casper en route to placing second concerning eight squads around Regionals before winding up fifth – consolation champs – during the actual culminating event next.  Combined, 14 of the remaining 16 varsity/JV kids who could've returned this year actually did so – featuring the additional trio of regular first-stringers, one being an all-leaguer – plus a lone representative from nine when it came to the freshman crew.
eanwhile, these Fillies graduated seven seniors – four atop the depth chart, though no all-leaguers nor all-staters – off a 17-player varsity bunch under head coach Tim Vannoy that wrapped 2015-16 with a total mark of 3-19.  Those CHS girls finished bottom among the Northwest by goinh 0-6, garnering that such No. 4 seed about their Regional Tournament (they were 1-9 across each conference battle altogether); those Fillies tied for seventh and therefore last concerning Regionals, not making State.  Overall, eight from ten varsity/JV possibles are back – including the only other eligible first-stringer, besides as many as eight of nine freshmen.
hese Cody boys plus girls each tip off their schedules during the certain 3A East/West Classic round-robin-type tourneys with a trio of non-league faceoffs apiece next Friday then Saturday, December 9-10 – those Broncs on the road at Buffalo when it comes to their edition of that event, while the Fillies remain home.