KW Girls Basketball

Kelly Walsh guard Sarah Strube drives toward the basket during the Trojans' game against Cheyenne East on Dec. 19 in Casper.

Josh Galemore, Casper Star-Tribune

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CLASS 4A PREVIEW CAPS

East Conference

Cheyenne Central Indians

COACH: Glen Kirkbride (1st year)

LAST YEAR: 14-14 (1-2)

THIS SEASON: 6-5

KEY RETURNERS: None provided

Cheyenne East Thunderbirds

COACH: Rusty Horsley (9th year)

LAST YEAR: 21-4 (state champs)

THIS SEASON: 8-3

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: 0/3

KEY RETURNERS: G Makenzee Fagenbush (5-9, sr); C Kalee McEwan (6-0, jr); G Jazzy Espinoza (6-1, sr).

Cheyenne South Bison

COACH: Chad DeBruyn (3rd year)

LAST YEAR: 2-20 (did not qualify)

THIS SEASON: 3-6

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: 2/5

KEY RETURNERS: G Rashida Robinson (5-3, sr); G Angelina Liggett (5-5, soph); F Summer Sevchuk (5-9, sr); F Felizia Sena (5-8, jr).

Gillette Camels

COACH: Mitch Holst (18th year)

LAST YEAR: 24-3 (state runner-up)

THIS SEASON: 5-5

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: 2/5

KEY RETURNERS: G Baylee Hamlin (5-8, sr); C Maddie Hieb (6-0, sr); G Rylee Hladky (5-8, jr); P Kierra Cutright (5-8, sr); C Mollie Wilson (5-10, sr).

Laramie Plainsmen

COACH: Laura Pollard (3rd year)

LAST YEAR: 17-10 (1-2)

THIS SEASON: 4-6

KEY RETURNERS: None provided

Sheridan Broncs

COACH: Larry Ligocki (1st year)

LAST YEAR: 6-16 (did not qualify)

THIS SEASON: 3-6

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: 5/7

KEY RETURNERS: G Riley Rafferty (5-5, sr); G Alli Puuri (5-5, sr); F Kailee Ingalls (5-9, sr); F Jordan Christensen (5-10, jr).

Thunder Basin Bolts

COACH: Braidi Lutgen (1st year)

LAST YEAR: N/A

THIS SEASON: 6-3

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: N/A

West Conference

Evanston Red Devils

COACH: Jeremy Fessler (3rd year)

LAST YEAR: 12-15 (0-2)

THIS SEASON: 7-2

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: 4/10

KEY RETURNERS: G Emmery Wagstaff (5-7, sr); P Megan Fisher (5-8, sr); G Hailey Barker (5-7, sr); G Taylor Groll (5-7, sr).

Green River Wolves

COACH: Rick Carroll (3rd year)

LAST YEAR: 10-12 (did not qualify)

THIS SEASON: 5-5

KEY RETURNERS: None provided

Jackson Broncs

COACH: Sean Shockley (2nd year)

LAST YEAR: 0-22

THIS SEASON: 2-6

KEY RETURNERS: None provided

Kelly Walsh Trojans

COACH: Sara Tuomi (5th year)

LAST YEAR: 11-12 (0-2)

THIS SEASON: 7-3

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: 3/5

KEY RETURNERS: G Madison Vinich (5-10, sr); F Jamia Johnson (5-9, sr); G Hallie Jimenez (5-5, sr); G Michaela Gromer (5-10, sr).

Natrona County Fillies

COACH: Doug Diehl (11th year)

LAST YEAR: 18-7 (third place)

THIS SEASON: 6-3

KEY RETURNERS: F Kristy Dick (5-11, sr); G Marquel Gibson (5-5, sr); G Bre Kelly (5-8, sr); F Kate Robertson (6-2, soph).

Rock Springs Tigers

COACH: Ramiro Candelaria (3rd year)

LAST YEAR: 18-7 (consolation champs)

THIS SEASON: 5-4

RETURNING STARTERS/LETTERWINNERS: 3/6

KEY RETURNERS: G Ky Buell (5-5, soph); F Selena Cudney (5-9, sr); G Alyssa Vigil (5-4, sr); Taylor Jenkins (5-9, sr).

— Compiled by Brady Oltmans, staff writer

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High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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