LOGAN HARRIS, TORRINGTON: The Trailblazers’ big man will attend the University of Wyoming on a football scholarship.

He was a two-time Star-Tribune Super 25 selection as an offensive and defensive lineman and helped Torrington reach the 3A semifinals as a junior.

Harris participated for Cheyenne Central in indoor track, winning state titles in the shot put his junior and senior seasons. This year he set the state indoor mark with a toss of 61 feet, 2 inches.

In outdoor track and field, he was a three-time state champion, winning the shot put titles as a junior and senior and the discus gold medal as a senior. This year he broke the overall state record in the shot put with a heave of 63 feet, 8.5 inches. Former Olympian John Godina of Cheyenne Central had set the record in 1990 with a put of 63-01.

Harris is the son of James and Tara Harris.

HAYDEN HASTINGS, SHERIDAN: A three-time state champion wrestler, Hastings will compete at the University of Wyoming.

He won the Class 4A state title at 126 pounds as a freshman, at 160 as a junior and at 170 as a senior. He lost in the championship match at 152 as a sophomore, but was undefeated his final two seasons.

Hastings is one of only two wrestlers to win the prestigious Ron Thon Wrestling Invitational four times. He also was a two-time Reno Tournament of Champions All-America and twice was named to the National High School Coaches Association All-American team. He finished this season ranked No. 13 in the nation at 160 pounds.

Hastings also started for Sheridan’s back-to-back state football champs, earning all-state honors as a linebacker as a senior.

He is the son of Phil and Shalisha Hastings.

ERIC JAMERMAN, DOUGLAS: Jamerman excelled in football, basketball and track and field for the Bearcats.

On the gridiron, Jamerman was a two-time all-state honoree and a Star-Tribune Super 25 selection as a receiver his senior season. He caught 47 passes for 1,004 yards (No. 10 all-time) and a state-best 17 touchdowns in leading Douglas to the Class 3A semifinals.

On the court, he averaged 18.8 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 steals per game and helped the Bearcats to a third-place finish at the state tournament. He was twice named to the all-state team.

In track and field, Jamerman set a school record and won the state high jump title with a jump of 6 feet, 6 inches. He also ran a leg on the Bearcats’ state championship 4x400 relay team.

The son of Kenny and Kendra Jamerman, he will attend the University of Northern on a basketball scholarship.

EASTON PAXTON, RIVERTON: Paxton is the only four-time winner of the state golf tournament and also led the Wolverines to four state Class 4A team titles.

He holds the record for lowest round at the state tournament (63) and lowest two-round score (131), both set during his junior year.

Paxton also excelled in basketball for the Wolverines. He holds the school record for 3-pointers made in a season (90) and in a career (186) and finished as a 1,000-point scorer. This year, he averaged 14.0 points per game and helped lead Riverton (28-1) to the Class 3A state title, the program’s first state championship.

He is the son of Curt and the late Kara Paxton and will attend North Carolina State University on a golf scholarship.

HUNTER THOMPSON, PINE BLUFFS: Thompson was a four-time all-state selection in basketball while also starring in football and track and field for the Hornets.

In basketball the 6-foot-10 Thompson led Pine Bluffs to the Class 2A state championship as a junior and was instrumental in the Hornets tying the state record of 50 consecutive wins. This past season he averaged 20.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while shooting 47.1 percent from behind the arc. Prior to his senior year he was invited to the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.

He was a three-year starter at receiver and defensive end for the Hornets. As a senior he caught five touchdown passes, including the game-winner in the Class 1A/11-man state championship game, and led the team with 9.5 tackles for loss.

Thompson placed at the state track and field meet in the high jump, shot put and discus as both a junior and senior. Last year he scored 19 points at the state meet to help the Hornets win the Class 2A team title.

Thompson originally committed to Creighton to play basketball before deciding to play at the University of Wyoming.

He is the son of Todd Thompson and Wynema Engstrom.


Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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