The 2021 season — as much as it can be — is now incorporated into each individual page on wyoming-football.com. Let me know if something looks weird or incorrect, or if I missed something, by leaving a comment here or emailing me: pschmiedt@yahoo.com.

With that, here were some team record scoring and streaks that made their way to their respective top 10s this year:

The 148 combined points scored by Dubois (68) and Meeteetse (80) in their game on Sept. 18 tied for the ninth-most combined points in a single game.

The 102 points scored combined by Buffalo (27) and Jackson (75) in their 3A quarterfinal game was the fourth-most ever by two teams in an 11-man playoff game. Jackson’s 75 points was the second-most points ever scored by one team in an 11-man playoff game.

Cheyenne South’s 490 points allowed is sixth-most all-time for a single 11-man season. The 54.44 points allowed per game by the Bison was 10th all-time most allowed in an 11-man season.

Cokeville extended existing records with its 34th consecutive winning season and its 36th consecutive non-losing season. Sheridan reached the top 10 with its 15th consecutive non-losing season and also moved up to tied for third all-time with its 15th consecutive winning season.

Laramie stayed in second place all-time with its 21st consecutive losing season and remained in third with its 21st consecutive non-winning season. Moorcroft moved into a tie for fifth with its 13th consecutive losing season. Together, Worland and Wyoming Indian moved into a tie for seventh with their 12th consecutive losing seasons. And Wright moved into a tie for seventh with its 15th consecutive non-winning season.

Updates for individual records, all-state and other postseason honors will happen when they are available. Enjoy…

–patrick

Some recent site updates:

I added the date and location for Huntley’s 19-0 loss to McGrew, Neb., on Sept. 21, 1956; the game was in McGrew.

I added the location for Albin’s 27-6 victory against Melbeta, Neb., on Sept. 10, 1954; it was in Melbeta.

I added the location for Torrington’s 13-0 loss to Mitchell, Neb., on Oct. 11, 1946; it was in Torrington.

I added the score for St. Mary’s 15-14 victory against Sidney (Neb.) St. Patrick’s on Oct. 26, 1945.

I fixed the location for the 1998 Class 1A Division I semifinal game between Rocky Mountain and Sundance; the game was in Sundance. I discovered this when sorting through the Rocky game tapes on YouTube. This change does bump Rocky Mountain’s state record road winning streak to 26 games.

I also fixed Hulett’s football coaches for 1973 and 1974. In 1973, Doug Bartlett was head coach, not Ronald Halvorsen; in 1974, Larry Moore was head coach, not Jim Player.

I also added the 1976 Class AA all-state second team to my all-state listings. Thanks to Jim Robertson for his help with that!

All the updates have been made on all the relevant pages.

–patrick

A few updates to the site made recently:

I fixed the location of the 1987 Class 2A championship game — it was in Upton, not Lovell. Thanks to Joe White for the catch on that!

I added Saratoga’s 57-16 victory against Hanna on or around Oct. 30, 1987; I added it to the missing games list because I couldn’t find a location, and I’m not exactly sure on the date.

I added Powell’s 19-6 victory against Red Lodge, Montana, on Oct. 1, 1939.

I added Laramie’s 36-6 victory against the Colorado State freshman team on Nov. 11, 1921.

I also fixed some things for the Oct. 12, 1979, game between North Big Horn and the Lovell JV. I originally had North Big Horn winning 26-24; the Lovell JV actually won the game by that score. It’s still on the missing games list because I still haven’t been able to pin down a location.

All the updates have been made on all the relevant pages.

Two other updates I’ve made to the site:

First, I went through and changed all references from “Gillette” to “Campbell County” in reference to the Camels. Much like I’ve done with other schools who have gone by multiple names, such as Cheyenne Central, Natrona and a handful of others, I’ve made the change for consistency’s sake, so there’s no doubt as to which school I am referring.

Second, I’ve added 2021 schedules to all the individual team pages. They’re now ready to be filled in through November as game results roll in week by week. It’s always a fun update to make last year’s results part of the history and this year’s results part of the present. 🙂

–patrick

I’ve been using the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection a lot recently to track down information from before 1923, especially coaches. Some updates:

Games

Found the location for the Oct. 20, 1922, game between Lovell and Greybull; it was in Greybull.

Coaches project

Added the first name for Torrington coach Gordon Warren, who was coach in 1922 and 1923.

Found Riverton’s coach for 1922; it was Richard “Tripp” Tripplett. Tripplett was a center for the University of Nebraska before coming to work in the oil industry and coach in Riverton.

Found the first name and corrected the spelling of the last name for Leo Kische, one of Basin’s head coaches in 1921.

Found Buffalo’s coach for 1916; it was Lynn Myers.

Found the coach for Laramie in 1910 and corrected the name for the Laramie coach in both 1911 and 1912; they were all E.E. Smith.

Found the first name for Lander’s coach in 1910; it was William Kemp.

Found the first name for Natrona’s head coach in 1908; it was Rolla Hoffman.

Found the coach for Cheyenne Central in 1908; it was B.H. Claypool. Claypool coached at Douglas the next year.

Found the first name for Cheyenne Central’s coach in 1907; it was Russell Townsend.

Found the last name for Cheyenne Central’s coach in 1905; it was Lee. Still looking for the first name.

All the updates have been made on all the relevant pages.

–patrick

Wyoming, meet Bob Wood. Again, for the first time.

Bob Wood, Ten Sleep distance runner.

One of Wyoming’s most accomplished high school distance runners — and the pioneer of a feat that’s quite uncommon — had his accomplishments more or less lost to time.

A 1967 graduate of Ten Sleep High School, Wood carved out his Wyoming track legacy by becoming what I believe is the state’s first four-time individual event champion. He won the Class C mile run four years in a row from 1964-67.

But this accomplishment somehow was lost or forgotten to history. Only in the last two weeks did I add Wood and Deaver’s Jim Gomendi, the Class C champion in the 880-yard run from 1969-72, to my list of four-time event champions, a list that only includes six people and seven events over 99 years of state track and field history.

The problem? I don’t know if that list is complete.

Inspired by uncovering Wood’s accomplishments — and by the upcoming 100th anniversary of the state track and field meet, which is coming in 2022 — I have renewed my efforts to uncover all the individual event champions for all of the state track and field meets back to their start nearly 100 years ago.

Of the 7,856 individual event and relay champions since 1922, I have found 7,670, including 100% of the girls champions.

I’m almost 98% there. And I’m asking for your help with the remaining 2%.

Below, I’ve outlined what I’m missing: the 210 event champions, the 121 first names and the 33 marks or times I’m missing from completing this record of Wyoming’s state track and field champions.

The hope this that, once this project is done, no one else will slip through the cracks in the record-keeping like Bob Wood once did.

Email me your updates to pschmiedt@yahoo.com or leave a comment on this post letting me know any missing info that will help complete this project. To see the project in full to this point, visit the Wyoming track and field champions archive.

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Lists last updated 9:30 a.m. MDT June 23. Names, times/marks and events that have been found have been removed from this post for clarity.

First names are missing for the following champions:
Mountain View: Sims, high jump, 1961.
Reliance: Jurich, discus/shot put, 1935.

Event winners and times/marks are missing for these years, classes and/or events:
1969 Class B: long jump.
1969 Class C: discus.

Finally, the winning times or marks are missing from the following:
1969 Class B: shot put (won by Byron’s Rick Tanner)
1951 Class B: 880 relay (won by Lyman)
1936 all-class: 880 relay (won by Natrona)
1927 all-class: 100 (won by Worland’s Carl Dir), mile medley relay (won by Thermopolis)

Thanks in advance for your help!

–patrick

The most recent round of updates includes two big updates tied to forfeits in both 1923 and 1991. I also updated several games tied to Lyman, Neb., after I found some helpful newspaper clippings from Lyman’s paper, as well as a couple other updates. The updates:

Natrona’s 1923 season: Researching some other parts of Wyoming’s sports history led me to new information on Natrona’s 1923 season. The Mustangs forfeited their entire 1923 season after the season was complete. The problem for Natrona that year was a player named Glenn Stanton, who the Casper Daily Tribune called “the best player ever seen on the Casper field.” Turns out Stanton faked his credentials to enroll at Natrona; he had graduated from high school in Montana two years prior. Administrators at the Casper high school didn’t realize they had been duped until the Christmas break. In a letter published in the Casper Daily Tribune, Casper high school principal C.K. Fletcher said when Stanton was confronted with the evidence, “he ‘beat it.'” But Stanton made good later, attending UW (and playing on the Cowboy football team), passing the bar exam, becoming an attorney in Rock Springs and eventually becoming a district judge. He died in 1968. As part of this update, Natrona’s 1923 victories against Lander, Worland, Riverton, Laramie and Douglas have been denoted as forfeits to those teams.

1991 forfeits: The WHSAA had a big crackdown on ineligible players in 1991, with five teams being caught using ineligible players. I had long known this, but I had not been able to pin down which games Douglas and Riverside had to forfeit during the season. But I’ve figured it out. With that, I noted that Douglas forfeited its victory on Sept. 6, 1991, to Glenrock and that Riverside forfeited its victory on Sept. 13, 1991, to Shoshoni.

Mountain View and Sundance also forfeited victories during the 1991 season — Mountain View to Thermopolis and Sundance to Wright. Those forfeits were previously noted on the site. Dubois was also hit with a forfeiture penalty for playing an ineligible player in 1991, but the Rams didn’t have any victories to forfeit at that point in the season.

I also encountered one other previously un-caught forfeit: I noted that Pine Bluffs forfeited its victory on Sept. 12, 1986, to Guernsey-Sunrise.

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Other updates that I’ve made to the site:

I added the location and narrowed the date range for Huntley’s 33-6 loss to Lyman, Neb., on Sept. 14-16, 1967; I left it on the missing games list because no specific date could be determined.

I added the location for Huntley’s 19-7 victory against Lyman, Neb., on Sept. 26, 1958; it was in Lyman.

I added the location and date for Albin’s 46-6 loss to Lyman, Neb., on Sept. 21, 1951; it was in Albin.

I added the location for Cowley’s victory against Deaver-Frannie on Oct. 26, 1951; it was in Deaver. I left it on the missing games list because I still haven’t found a final score.

I added the location for the 14-14 tie between Lander and Midwest on Sept. 15, 1939; it was in Midwest.

I added the result for Sunrise’s 7-0 loss to Morrill, Neb., on Nov. 13, 1936.

I added Guernsey’s 8-6 victory against Lyman, Neb., on Nov. 2, 1934, in Lyman.

I added the location for Lingle’s 25-0 victory against Lyman, Neb., on Oct. 12, 1928; it was in Lingle.

I added the result for Sundance’s 27-0 loss to Spearfish, S.D., on Oct. 18, 1924. (This was the first game in Sundance’s program history.)

I noted the Nov. 5, 1920, game between Buffalo and Newcastle was not played.

I noted the Oct. 16, 1915, game between Cheyenne Central and the Colorado State JV was canceled.

All the updates have been made on all the relevant pages.

–patrick

With the publication of “A Century of Fridays: Wyoming High School Football, 1894-2020,” I’ve been alerted to a couple mistakes in the book. And that’s very much appreciated — I want to get it right, and your help is essential to that mission!

When I started exploring some of the things brought to my attention, other errors also revealed themselves. I’ve caught and corrected as many as I can over the last month.

It’s definitely frustrating that all of these got caught literally weeks after the book came out, but I definitely want to get this right. So… here are the latest site updates:

WRONG SCORES/OPPONENTS

Lovell defeated the Billings Skyview, Mont., JV 18-0 on Sept. 11, 1993; I had Skyview’s varsity winning against Lovell 24-6 the previous day.

Shoshoni beat Morton 19-18 on Sept. 27, 1968; I had Morton winning 18-14.

TRANSPOSED SCORES

I’m not sure who to blame for this one, but it appears someone either at the Casper paper or working for the Associated Press in the late 1980s and early 1990s had a habit of occasionally transposing scores. I’ve caught several already, and with the latest round of updates, I caught a few more, both from that time period as well as a couple others:

Evanston beat Cheyenne East 6-0 on Sept. 17, 1993.

Rawlins beat Douglas 26-0 on Sept. 2, 1988.

Kelly Walsh beat Natrona 23-9 on Oct. 10, 1987.

Newcastle beat Glenrock 21-6 on Oct. 19, 1984.

Greybull beat Tongue River 51-0 on Oct. 25, 1968.

South Rich, Utah, beat Lyman 18-6 on Sept. 15, 1967.

NEW GAMES

I added Bear Lake, Idaho, beating Evanston 22-0 on Sept. 5, 1975, in Montpelier.

MISSING SCORES/OTHER INFO

I added the result for Pine Bluffs’ 19-12 loss to Sidney St. Patrick’s (Neb.) on Oct. 14, 1955.

I added the result and location for Glendo’s 64-14 victory against Harrison, Neb., on Oct. 25, 1955. (Incidentally, this took the top spot for Glendo’s highest scoring game in program history.)

I added the score for Lingle’s 46-18 victory against Harrison, Neb., on Oct. 7, 1953. (I had that Lingle had won, but I was missing the score.)

I added the result for Glenrock’s 18-6 victory against Guernsey on Oct. 5, 1939.

I added the result for Cheyenne Central’s 20-0 victory against Sterling, Colo., on Nov. 20, 1935.

I added the score for Star Valley’s 65-0 victory against Jackson on Oct. 20, 1934. (I had that Star Valley had won, but I was missing the score.)

I also noted that the game scheduled for Oct. 6, 1934, between Jackson and Driggs, Idaho, was not played.

DATES AND LOCATIONS

I added the location for the Oct. 21, 1955, game between Pine Bluffs and Morrill, Neb.; it was in Pine Bluffs.

I added the location for the Oct. 30, 1953, game between Harrison, Neb., and Glendo; it was in Harrison.

I narrowed the date range and fixed the score for the game between Albin and Lyman, Neb., in 1951. The date range was narrowed to sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 26; the score was actually 46-6 Lyman, not 41-14. A location for the game still hasn’t been figured out.

I added the date for the Sept. 29, 1950, game between Sunrise and Glenrock.

I narrowed the date range for the 1949 game between Star Valley and Malad, Idaho, to between Oct. 20 and Oct. 22.

I corrected two dates for games from Jackson and Pinedale in the 1944 season. The first game between Jackson and Pinedale was played Oct. 20; the second was Oct. 27. Previously, I had an unknown date for the first game and Oct. 20 for the second… turns out they were a week later than I had previously noted.

I added the date and the location for the Sept. 13, 1940, game between Jackson and Midway, Idaho; it was in Jackson.

I added the location for the Nov. 3, 1932, game between the Natrona juniors and Glenrock; it was in Glenrock.

I added the date and the location for the Nov. 6, 1931, game between Manville and Harrison, Neb.; it was in Manville.

RECORDS

I fixed records for Burns in two separate seasons. Burns went 3-4 in 1991; I had them at 4-3. Burns also went 1-3-1 in 1944; I had them at 0-4-1.

ALL-STATE

Thanks to the help of “Stat Rat” Jim Craig, I’ve added first names for the honorable mention selections on the 1953 all-state team. Thanks to Jim for his help!

All of these updates have been made on all the relevant pages.

–patrick

I’ve long been playing around with the idea of listing regional and district basketball tournament champions on wyoming-basketball.com.

Well, it’s done. Thanks to several solid hours at the computer and a bit of help from “Stat Rat” Jim Craig to fill in a few years I couldn’t, wyoming-basketball.com now has that list of regional and district tournament champions.

Keep in mind the list is for tournament champions, not for regular-season conference champions.

Here are some interesting numbers that came out of this research:

Boys
Most district/regional championships: Cheyenne Central, 36
. Close: Natrona, 30; Campbell County, Rock Springs, 29; Lovell, 22; Star Valley, 20; Burlington, Wyoming Indian, 19; Buffalo, 18; Big Horn, Lusk, Sheridan, Tongue River, 17.
Fewest (active programs only): Cheyenne South, Normative Services, 0. Close: Thunder Basin, 1; Riverside, Wright, 2; Farson, Hulett, Newcastle, Riverton, Rocky Mountain, Saratoga, 3.
Longest active drought (active programs only): Laramie, since 1969. Close: Rock River, since 1970; Glenrock, since 1981; Meeteetse, Riverton, since 1989; Newcastle, since 1990.
Most consecutive: Cheyenne Central, 11, 1955-65.

Girls
Most: Tongue River, 23. Close:
Douglas, 22; Burlington, Campbell County 19; Kaycee, 18; Cokeville, 17; Southeast, 16; Star Valley, Wyoming Indian, 15; Mountain View, 14; Lusk, 13.
Fewest (active programs only): Cheyenne South, Cody, Glenrock, Thunder Basin 0. Close: Meeteetse, Moorcroft, Riverside, Rocky Mountain, St. Stephens, Sundance, 1.
Longest active drought (active programs only): Ten Sleep, since 1976. Close: Meeteetse, since 1977; Moorcroft, since 1980; Newcastle, since 1981; Hanna, since 1982; Kemmerer, Rock River, since 1985.
Most consecutive: Lusk, 12, 1989-2000.

Click here to see the full list of district and regional basketball champions in Wyoming since 1932.

–patrick

A couple quick updates:

I added Glenrock’s coach for its first season, 1923 — it was C.H. Spearman.

I also added the first name for Glendo’s head coach in 1952, David Hamilton.

I also made some updates to the 1969 and 1970 Class A all-state teams; I had quite a few misspellings in those lists, and I did what I could to catch and fix all that I could. As always, if you see any misspellings anywhere on the site, please let me know!

–patrick

Nine performances from the 2020 season have been added to the individual records page.

Two top-10 passing performances were turned in this year from the Capital City. Cheyenne East’s Graedyn Buell threw for 3,065 yards, second-best all-time, while Cheyenne Central’s Andrew Cummins threw for 2,369 yards, 10th-best.

Jackson’s Brody Hasenack ran for 2,093 yards this year, a mark good for fifth all-time.

Cheyenne Central’s Andrew Johnson finished with 1,050 receiving yards, ninth-best all-time.

Finally, Torrington’s Cody Pierce finished with 256 defensive points, a mark tied for 10th-best all-time.

Four single-game performances also made the top 10. Hasenack had two — a 350-yard rushing performance against Riverton in the regular season, sixth-best on the list, and a 344-yard game against Riverton in the playoffs, which ranks ninth.

Mountain View’s Ashton Schofield had a 220-yard receiving game against Lyman, which ranks ninth on that list.

I also added two other games to the individual records page. Casey Bramlet’s 402-yard passing game from 1998, which I stumbled upon while doing some other research, was added. I also added Matt Hartford’s 243-yard receiving game from 2000 to the list. Thanks to Danny Shorb for letting me know about that game!

All-state updates

Also, thanks to the continuing research of “Stat Rat” Jim Craig, I added first names for the honorable mention all-state selections on the 1952 team. Thanks Jim for the help!

I also went a little crazy with the all-state teams from the 1920s and 1930s and added as many first names as I could find — which was probably close to 30. I’m still missing about the same amount, so if you can help provide those first names, let me know at pschmiedt@yahoo.com.

Game updates

Thanks to a tip from Shane Stinson, I fixed the score between Douglas and Belle Fourche, S.D., from this season. It was 47-7, not 47-21. Thanks to Shane for the heads up!

I also noted that the Nov. 25, 1915, game between Cheyenne Central and the Colorado State JV was canceled.

All of these updates are reflected on all the relevant pages.

–patrick

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