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Sports Year in Review: Cheyenne East

Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 12:52 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2021 at 1:04 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming News Now’s final Sports Year in Review heads to the East Side of Cheyenne.

Of all the teams in our Year in Review series, the T-Birds basketball program was the most effected by COVID-19 in the winter season.

Both teams qualified for the state tournament before it was canceled at the pandemic’s onset.

It is important to remember that at one point the fall season was very much in doubt.

It took a lot of planning in the summer and flexibility once the time to play arrived in the fall.

“We had to work pretty hard as ADs and working with [Central AD] Chad [Whitworth] and [South AD] Mark [Puev] is pretty easy,” East Athletic Director Jerry Schlabs said. “Those guys, they’re good people and they’re good guys and it makes it easy and we work well together. And we all had the same goal and that was to give our coaches and kids opportunities to play.”

Below is a full summary of the year in sports 2020 at East:

Winter Sports:

Boys Basketball: 3rd Place in Regionals. State Tournament canceled.

Girls Basketball: Regional Champions. State Tournament canceled.

Boys Swimming & Diving: Placed 9th at State Championships.

Boys Indoor Track: 9th Place at State Championships

Girls Indoor Track: 7th Place at State Championships

Wrestling: Regional Champions. 3rd Place at States

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: Coming in 2021

Fall Sports:

Football: State Championships

Boys Cross Country: 3rd Place at Regionals. 9th Place at State Championships.

Girls Cross Country: Regional Runner-Up. 7th Place at State Championships

Boys Golf: 3rd Place at State Championships

Girls Golf: 10th Place at State Championships

Boys Tennis: 5th Place at Regionals. 13th Place at State Championships.

Girls Tennis: 5th Place at Regionals. 14th Place at State Championships.

Volleyball: Regional Runner-Up. Lost in State 3rd Place game.

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