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Weekend Sports Wrap: February 17-19

The Braves Wrestling Team compiled a total of 237.0 points as they placed second at the 4A West Regionals held at Jackson Hole High School. 

Nine different wrestlers advanced to the finals with Levi Byrd, Bridger Smith, Tel Parry and Grant Weiss winning Regional titles. 

Natrona County took the team title with 246.0 team points

In the 4A East Regional Tournament the Sheridan Broncs pulled away for the team title with 281.0 points. Thunder Basin was second with 245.0 and Cheyenne eEast was third with 196.0

In all, 22 wrestlers qualified for the 4A State Tournament from the boys program. The tournament starts this Friday morning in Casper at the Ford Wyoming Center.

Find the State Tournament Brackets Here:

4A West Regional Team Scores

Natrona County – 246.0

Star Valley – 237.0

Kelly Walsh – 169.0

Rock Springs – 158.5

Laramie – 96.5

Jackson Hole – 52.0

Star Valley Results

106: Levi Byrd – Regional Champ

113: David Weiss – 7th Place

120: Bridger Smith – Regional Champ

120: Caleb Morrison – 2nd Place

126: Tel Parry – Regional Champ

126: Malachi Patterson – 2nd Place

132: Paxton Wolfley – 3rd Place

132: Peyton Andrews – 4th Place

138: Cameron Kendall – 2nd Place

138: Ty Thompson – 7th Place

145: Joseph Naef – 3rd Place

145: Lane Hunting – DNP

152: Porter Merritt – 2nd Place

152: Damien Burgess – 7th Place

160: Kooper Burk – 2nd Place

160: Tristan Jensen – 8th Place

170: Grant Weiss – Regional Champ

170: Jayden Kunz – 4th Place

182: Grant Thomson – 4th Place

195: Joseph Warren – 7th Place

220: Ryan Talbot – 3rd Place

285: Weslee Turner – 4th Place

285: Brysen Baxter – 7th Place


• Girls Wrestling

The Star Valley Girls Wrestling Team did not have a regional event but rather termed it the Jackson Hole Girls Invitational. The Lady Braves did very well in the event with Kenna Merritt (105), Hallie Robertson (110), Paisley Smith (115), Veil Foreman (130), Samantha Walker (140) and Shaely Kunz (170) winning their weight class. 

The Lady Braves will begin Wyoming’s first sanctioned girls State Tournament this week on Thursday. Look for audio coverage here at

Brackets for the tournament can be found here:

• Girls Basketball

The Lady Braves picked up a pair of wins over the weekend as they defeated the winless Jackson Lady Broncs 55-6 on Friday night in Afton and then fended off the Evanston Red Devils 41-28 on the road on Saturday. 

Cameron Erickson and Kenlee Engelhardt continue to lead the team as Engelhardt scored 16 points and collected eight steals against the Lady Broncs. Erickson reached couple figures in both games including 13 against the Devils. Maddie Hale also scored 13 in the Evanston game. 

Up next for the girls basketball team will be the final home game of the regular season as they host the Green River Wolves with the top seed of the 4A Southwest up for grabs. 

Tip-off for the varsity is scheduled for Friday, February 24, at 5:30 pm. 


• Boys Basketball

The Braves also picked up a pair of wins over the weekend as they knocked off the Jackson Broncs 62-52 in Afton on Friday and then routed the Devils 70-41 in Uinta County on Saturday. 

Jacob Hodges scored 16 first-half points against the Broncs who were without Andrew Hanna

On Saturday, Taft McClure put up a career-high 27 points while Hodges scored 21 and pulled down 14 rebounds. 

The Wolves are in town Saturday for a 7 pm start. With a win, the Braves would be in the conversation for the 4A Southwest top seed. 


• Indoor Track

The SVHS Indoor Track & Field team competed at the Simplot Games after the event has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19 concerns. 

Highlights for Star Valley included Ava Morgan placing ninth in the 60-Meter Hurdles on Thursday. 

On Friday, Valerie Jirak continued an impressive indoor campaign as she qualified for the finals in both the Long Jump and the High Jump

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