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Green River head coach Rick Carroll (middle) poses with this year's Wolves after a 48-39 win on Thursday over Natrona County at Jerry Dalton Gym. That win was Carroll's 300th at Green River.

Green River girls head basketball coach Rick Carroll won his 300th game with the Wolves on Thursday night with a 48-39 win against Natrona County at Jerry Dalton Gym.

Carroll has coached the Lady Wolves for a total of 12 seasons over two stints, bookending a 16-year stint as the boys basketball coach at Green River. This season marks the start of his 27th season as a head basketball coach at Green River.

Carroll guided the Green River girls basketball team to consecutive runner-up finishes in 1996-97. Carroll’s best season coaching the boys’ team came in 2009 when the Wolves finished third.

“First of all, it tells you that you’ve been doing it for a long time,” Carroll said on Friday. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity to work with so many great people in the Green River community. It’s just nice to know that I’m still doing this and having a lot of fun.

“I like to go to practice, it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. We work hard and see kids who really want to achieve. So I’ve been blessed in that regard.”

Green River completed an 18-point comeback against Cody on Friday to seal another victory, 61-57, and start the season 2-0.

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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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