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Sports Year in Review: Laramie

Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 10:21 PM CST
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We continue our Year in Review series with Laramie High School.

Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen athletes combined for three team state championships and two individual titles as well.

That is great for a calendar year, but still 2020 was still frustrating and sad for a lot of athletes due to the spring cancelations.

Thankfully, the fall sports season started and finished as planned. Laramie Athletic Director Ron Wagner said one moment really stuck with him when sports returned.

“I just was in the gym and there were smiles on the kids faces and they were having fun,” Wagner said. “And to me, I thought -- man those kids missed so much in the spring, and for them to have the smiles on their faces -- I just tried to soak up every minute I could.”

Below is the full summary of 2020 sports at LHS:

Winter:

Boys Basketball: Lost in Regionals. Did not qualify for canceled State Tournament.

Girls Basketball: Lost in Regionals. Did not qualify for canceled State Tournament.

Boys Swimming & Diving: State Champions

Girls Indoor Track: State Runner-Up

Boys Indoor Track: 5th place at State

Skiing: Combined 12 Top-15 finishers at State

Wrestling: 6th place at Regionals, 12th place at State

Spring:

Boys Soccer: Season canceled

Girls Soccer: Season canceled

Track & Field: Season canceled

Softball: Added as WHSAA sanctioned sport in 2020. Will compete for first time in 2021.

Fall:

Football: Lost in State Quarterfinals

Boys Cross Country: 6th place at Conference, 8th place at State

Girls Cross Country: 3rd place at Conference, 6th place at State

Girls Swimming & Diving: State Champions

Boys Golf: 5th place at State. Jackson McLaren wins individual state championship.

Girls Golf: 9th place at State

Boys Tennis: 4th place at Regionals, 10th place at State

Girls Tennis: 4th place at Regionals, 5th place at State. Abby Kersey and Kayla Vasquez win No. 3 Doubles State Championship.

Volleyball: Undefeated Regional and State Champions

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