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Weekend sports scores and schedules

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Postseason for the winter sports teams are well underway.
Class 1A and 2A East Regional basketball tournaments start today, and the Wyoming State wrestling tournament begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Casper.
Here is a full rundown of today's action. Check back throughout the weekend for updated scores and schedules.
Thursday:
(No. 1 SE) Southeast girls 38, (No. 4
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THS wrestling set for state run

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington High School wrestling coach Doyle Meyer isn't asking much from his team at this weekend's Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament.
"All I'm asking is the kids stay focused and do what they've been doing all year," he said.
"A couple things we stressed in practice is never give up," Meyer added. "You've got to want it more
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Lady Lancer comeback falls short in home finale

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College women's basketball team enters the Region IX Tournament on a two-game losing streak.
The Lady Lancers fell to Northeastern Junior College 86-66 last Friday and the Sheridan College Lady Generals 73-70 Tuesday night.
Sophomore Joanna Perez led EWC with 21 points in the loss to NJC in what proved to be the team's final
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Halftime entertainment

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Barrett Bruch, age 3, is shown proper roping techniques by Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Cody Lane, of Torrington, during halftime of Tuesday's women's basketball against Sheridan College. The EWC rodeo season resumes March 20-22 at Gillette College.
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EWC men end season with win

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
STERLING, Colo., The Eastern Wyoming College men's basketball team defeated Northeastern Junior College 79-76 last weekend to end the regular season.
No stats were available from the game.
Despite the win, the Lancers failed to reach the Region IX Tournament with a 9-19 record. EWC was 1-8 in the South Sub-Region.
Saturday's game at Lamar Community College was cancelled due
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UW drops contest to Fresno State

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
LARAMIE, After Wednesday's 64-59 loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs, University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt put the blame on himself.
"A disappointing night for us, but I have to credit them," Shyatt said. "I've seen them play often enough to know they're in a lot of games, and they've won their share in conference play at 8-7. This wasn't
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Providing a helping hand

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College men's basketball players recently volunteered to unload and stack incoming food for the backpack program at Torrington Middle School. 
The Goshen County School District Backpack Program distributes over 350 bags to seven area school buildings each week. Volunteers gather on Wednesday evenings to fill and deliver the backpacks.
The program began five years ago when Rick
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Blazer wrestling third at regionals

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
DOUGLAS, The Torrington wrestling team ended the Class 3A East Regional Tournament with two firsts and one second place.
Senior Justin Polkowske and sophomore Tyger Rodriguez won individual regional championships in their respective weight classes.
"Justin and Tyger wrestled very intense and smart matches through the whole tournament," coach Doyle Meyer said.
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Lady Cyclones finish regular season undefeated

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
YODER, The Southeast girls' basketball team wrapped up with a perfect 19-0 regular season record with wins against Pine Bluffs and Saratoga over the weekend.
On Friday, Lady Cyclone junior Dani McManamen scored 21 of the team's 41 points in a 41-29 victory over the No. 4-ranked Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets.
McManamen scored 10 of the first 11 points for
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Doggers split to end regular season

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle-Fort Laramie boys' basketball team ended the regular season, splitting with the Burns Broncs and the Pine Bluffs Hornets over the weekend.
On Friday, the Doggers limited Burns to 12 second-half points in the 63-36 victory.
"We had a really good game against Burns," coach Steve Zimmerman said. "Once again, the defense, I thought, was very good. The
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Cyclones earn No. 3 seed for regionals

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
YODER, The Southeast boys' basketball team split their weekend games but triumphed in the must-win contest against Saratoga Saturday afternoon.
On Friday, the Cyclones fell behind early to the Pine Bluffs Hornets and lost 70-41.
The visitors jumped out to a 8-1 lead and never let their foot off the gas.
Sophomore Jacob Schmitt brought the Cyclones within five at
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Lady Blazers lose a pair of nonconference games

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
BUFFALO, Torrington girls' coach Jeff Halley described the road trip to the north central part of the state as "tough."
"We struggled against Buffalo and really never quite got it going," he said. "They shot well, and once again we had shooting issues. We did have some young kids step up and give us some decent minutes off the bench,
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THS boys drop two road games

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
BUFFALO, The Torrington boys' basketball team dropped a pair of road games over the weekend to Northeast Conference foes.
On Friday, the Blazers stayed close for a quarter against the Buffalo Bison before falling 70-39.
The Bison used 20-point second and fourth quarters to pull away.
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Dogger wrestling places sixth at regional tourney

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
HULETT, Lingle-Fort Laramie wrestling had every wrestler pick up at least one win and place in the top eight in the Class 2A East Regional Tournament last weekend.
Sophomore Todd Walker paced the Doggers with a 3-0 record and a first-place finish at 138 pounds.
He picked up pins over Riley Ross of Niobrara County and Kyle Bartlett of Saratoga.
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Lady Doggers fall twice to Class 2A teams to end season

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle-Fort Laramie Lady Doggers fell to a pair of Class 2A teams to end the regular season over the weekend.
On Friday, the Lady Doggers played even with the No. 5-ranked Burns Lady Broncs through the first 16 minutes of the game before falling 50-39.
Lingle led Burns 17-14 at the break, but the Lady Broncs responded with
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Southeast wrestling place fifth at 2A East Regional Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
HULETT, Six Southeast wrestlers reached either the championship or third-place matches at the 2A East Regional Tournament over the weekend.
Junior John Hunter was the highest placing Cyclone with a second.
After two bye rounds, he defeated Moorcroft's Dakota Dubeau with a pin in the second period.
Hunter was then pinned in the championship match against Niobrara County's Zane Hladky
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Murphy inks with Dickinson State

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
DICKINSON, N.D., Torrington High School graduate and former Torrington Tiger third baseman Austin Murphy recently signed to continue his playing career with the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks, according to a release from Dickinson State head baseball coach Jason Watson.
In 2014, Murphy finished his career with the Tigers, batting .573 with 65 RBIs, 26 doubles, seven triples and two
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Lady Lancer hoops score two come-from-behind wins

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College women's basketball team came from behind twice last weekend to pick up wins 17 and 18 on the season.
On Friday, a 20-point swing led to a 63-53 victory over the North Platte (Neb.) Community College Lady Knights for the Lady Lancers.
Sophomore Kara Babola put the Lady Lancers in front early, scoring four of
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Williams’ late trey lifts EWC to win

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Rich Williams knocked down four 3-pointers in Friday's 59-58 victory over the North Platte Community College Knights.
The final trey was a buzzer-beater that capped off a 19-8 run in the come-from-behind victory.
Williams finished with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-5 from deep.
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LFL to raise money for Harshberger family

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
LINGLE, During Saturday's Lingle-Fort Laramie home basketball game, the proceeds from the concession stand will benefit the family of Taylor Harshberger to help with hospital expenses.
There will be baked goods, along with all of the usual concession treats.
Tipoff is scheduled for 2 and 4:30 p.m. against the Pine Bluffs Hornets.
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Southeast, LFL middle school basketball teams split games

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Southeast and Lingle-Fort Laramie middle schools battled on the hardwood Tuesday evening in Lingle. The Doggers won the ‘B' game, 32-10. Cooper Hill led the Doggers with 12 points. In the ‘A' game, the Cyclones survived a comeback from Lingle, defeating the Doggers, 20-18. Southeast's Jarred Myrtle led the Cyclones with 14 points. Patrick Swank added four points and Cade
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High school hoops rankings

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Heading into the final week of the regular season for Class 1A and 2A teams, both Lingle-Fort Laramie teams and the Southeast girls remain ranked in the top 5 of their respective polls.
Nothing changed from last week's ranking for the local teams.
The Southeast Lady Cyclones remain the unanimous No. 1 in Class 2A after their 30-point drubbing
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Lady Blazers split conference games

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
TORRINGTON, The Torrington girls' basketball team split a pair of 3A Southeast Conference games Friday and Saturday against the Rawlins Lady Outlaws and the Glenrock Lady Herders.
On what was supposed to be a special Senior Night for the four upperclassmen, Kayla Frazier, Lindsey Lemmon, Sara Kostur and Virginia Anderson, the game belonged to the visitors from the opening tip.
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Lady Cyclones stay perfect with conference victories

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
YODER, The Southeast girls' basketball team left no doubt in the minds of many as to who the best girls' team is in Class 2A.
The No. 1-ranked Lady Cyclones won both of their weekend games by an average of 27.5 points.
On Friday, Southeast traveled to Lusk and defeated the Niobrara County Lady Tigers, 45-20.
The visitors outscored the
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Blazer wrestling edges Rawlins

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
RAWLINS, In their final regular season dual, the Torrington wrestling team was victorious, 39-35.
The first three wins for the Blazers came due to open weights.
Freshman John Smith (220 pounds), sophomores Trey Rodriguez (106 pounds) and Gavin Garner (113 pounds) earned forfeit wins to give the Blazers a 18-6 lead.
Freshman Jose Vasquez and senior Patrick Carr picked up
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Blazer hoops fall to Rawlins and Glenrock

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
TORRINGTON, Torrington High School boys' basketball coach Mark Lenhardt sees last weekend's losses as building a foundation for the future.
"The winning and losing is secondary at this point," Lenhardt said. "The kids are playing hard and playing great defense.
"I can't be more pleased with the foundation that is being built defensively, and, hopefully, whoever the next coach is,
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Cyclone basketball goes 1-1 on the weekend

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
YODER, The Southeast boys' basketball team went 1-1 in 2A Southeast Conference action over the weekend.
On Friday, the Cyclones fell 65-25 on the road to the Niobrara County Tigers.
Southeast was on the scoreboard first, but the lead didn't last long as the Tigers tied the game on the ensuing possession.
Niobrara County took the lead at 4-2 and
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Lady Dogger hoops sweep weekend

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
LINGLE, The Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) girls' basketball team picked up a pair of weekend wins heading into the final week of the regular season.
On Friday, the Lady Doggers defeated conference-foe Rock River, 46-28.
Most of the LFL damage was done in the first half.
Lingle outscored the hosts 29-12 in the first half as they cruised to the 18-point
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Doggers split with Rock River, Kaycee

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
LINGLE, The No. 4-ranked Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) boys' basketball team enters the final week of the regular season with a 10-8 record after splitting games with Rock River and Kaycee Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, the Doggers picked up a 54-37 conference road victory over the the Rock River Longhorns.
LFL shot 34 percent from the floor and 42 percent
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Indoor track athletes see improvements

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
LARAMIE, Goshen County track athletes from all three high schools earned top five finishes, running for Cheyenne Central High School, at the Laramie Shine Indoor Invitational held at the University of Wyoming Fieldhouse on Friday.
"It was an extremely long day for our athletes, but I felt they performed very admirably," coach Mike Lashley said.
Southeast senior Wyatt Ross was
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Cyclone wrestling finishes sixth at Carbon County

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
SARATOGA, The Southeast wrestling team scored 94.5 points to place sixth as a team at the regular season finale Friday and Saturday at the Carbon County Invite.
The Cyclones placed six individuals in the top six.
Sophomore Lucas Schirmer took home top honors for Southeast with a second-place finish at 195 pounds.
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