Wyoming HS fall sports to continue/Practices start

On the tee. COURTESY PHOTO/WyoPreps

BRIDGER VALLEY — The Wyoming high school fall sports season officially began Monday with 4A football, golf, and tennis teams having their first practice sessions.

Both golf and tennis teams could start competition as soon as Wednesday, Aug. 12.

The 3A, 2A, 1A, and Six-Man football teams will begin their practice sessions on Monday, Aug. 17.

Lyman High School plays its first golf tournament today at the Kemmerer Ivitational at the Fossil Island Golf Course near Kemmerer. Teams slated to compete at this tournament include host school Kemmerer, Lyman, Pinedale and Star Valley.

All classes of high school cross county, girls swimming, and volleyball will all start their practice sessions on Monday, Aug. 17, with first scheduled contests on Aug. 27.

In light of the cancellation of UW’s fall sports, WHSAA director Ron Laird went on record this week, the fall high school sports season is still a go.

He also cited the protocols the state had implemented which would enable schools to play their fall sports. All Wyoming high schools are slated to hold their seasons except for St. Stephens and Wyoming Indian, which both cancelled their fall sports.

Laird said Wyoming high schools don’t send their students to what he called “hot spots” where coronavirus cases are rampant so the risk to Wyoming’s high school athletes is much lower.

Laird also noted, UW is not a hotspot, but competes with schools in area’s considered a hot spot.

As for Wyoming’s high school, the schools and the WHSAA will keep tabs on what is going on throughout the state and if cases have a tendency to crop up. Laird reiterated, as he has in the past, the major concern is to keep the students, faculty and everyone involved safe.

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