Class A boys state tournament notes: Cheyenne looking to take next step
After a first-round loss at state two years ago and a loss in the final last year, No. 1-ranked Cheyenne is hoping to take the next step and win a championship.
Two years ago, Cheyenne was the victim of a first-round loss at state. Last year, the Bears reached the state finals, only to leave with the silver ball.
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This year, as the No. 1 team in Class A, Cheyenne is hoping to take the next step and win a championship.
Coach Brad Thrash, in his third season at Cheyenne, prepared his team by playing a tough schedule that included eight games against teams that made it to state in either Class A or B. Forgan and Hammon accounted for the Bears' only losses in a 27-2 season.
Thrash's son, Austin, leads the Bears with 19 points per game, and three other starters average in double figures.
They say you're not supposed to take your work home with you, but Glencoe coach John Lazenby doesn't have much choice — three-fifths of his starting lineup lives in his house.
Lazenby has three sons starting for his Panther squad, John III, Jake and Ty.