Sports Year in Review: Cheyenne Central

Published: Dec. 30, 2020 at 12:40 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The year began like any other. Winter sports were in full swing and state champions were crowned in most of those sports.

Then the pandemic hit and the world has not been the same.

Frustration and sadness would be an understatement as the basketball state tournaments were canceled.

The spring sports season would not be played either.

But the summer was used to get ready for the fall season and it was a success for the Indians and the rest of Wyoming.

Every fall sport started as planned and ended with a state championship.

“We have a group of seniors from last year who didn’t get that opportunity [to compete for a state title],” Central Athletic Director Chad Whitworth said. “When I think about the fall, and the fact that they did get through it -- and I think to the seniors, who maybe you have a senior who’s a one sport athlete and only does a fall sport --they got to have a senior season and I think that’s the most important thing.”

Below is a year in review for Central athletics:

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball: Entered postseason with a number one ranking. Lost in regional tournament, did not qualify for 4A State Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Regional Runner-Up, Qualified for 4A State Tournament (canceled due to COVID-19)

Boys Swimming: 4A State Runner-Up

Indoor Track: Girls State Champions, Boys 4th place at State

Spring Sports

Boys Soccer: Season canceled due to COVID-19

Girls Soccer: Season canceled due to COVID-19

Track & Field: Season canceled due to COVID-19

Softball: Newly added WHSAA sport. Coming in 2021.

Fall Sports

Football: Held number one ranking for multiple weeks. Lost in 4A State Quarterfinals.

Tennis: Girls State Champions; fourth title in a row and sixth in last seven seasons, Boys placed 3rd at Regionals and 8th at States

Golf: Placed 3rd at State

Cross Country: Boys 4A State and Regional Runner-Up, Girls Regional Champs and placed third at 4A State Championships

Girls Swimming: 4A State Runner-Up

Volleyball: Lost in first round of Regionals. Head Coach Maggie Burns stepped down following season.

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