TORRINGTON – Goshen County athletes are checking their bags and filling their water bottles, making sure they are prepared for the upcoming sports season.
For the Torrington golf team, the season is here. They headed to Wheatland on Thursday after press time, with action wrapping up today. Golf’s second tournament comes at Cheyenne Central on Aug. 17-18, giving them two tournaments in the books before school starts. Their only home tournament of the fall comes on Aug. 24-25 at the Cottonwood of Torrington Golf Course.
Tennis is the second team to get their feet wet in competition, with their season starting Saturday in a jamboree in Casper. Before school starts, the Blazers also take on Rawlins on Aug. 15 and Green River and Rock Springs Aug. 19, both on the road. The first time to catch Torrington in home action is Aug. 24 when the girls host Natrona and Kelly Walsh.
Outside of golf and tennis, practices start Monday. The Torrington volleyball team starts their competitive action in an intersquad scrimmage Aug. 19, before taking their talents to a tournament in Douglas on Aug. 25-26 to get the regular season underway. The Lady Blazers’ first home game is Aug. 29 against Wheatland.
The Blazers take to the gridiron Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. for the Southeast Goshen Jamboree to get the competitive juices going. Their Week 1 game is at home against Wheatland on Sept. 1. Outside of their game against Wheatland, Torrington hosts Lander (Sept. 22), Buffalo (Sept. 29) and Riverton (Oct. 20).
The cross-country runners in the county kick of their season Aug. 25 at the Newcastle Invitational. Torrington’s only home invitational of the fall is on Sept. 15 at the Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course.
In their second year in six-man football, the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers are eligible for the playoffs because of the addition of Thunder Basin into 4A. During the scrimmage week, the Doggers hit the road for Midwest. Opening the regular season, LFL hosts Little Snake River on Sept. 1 in an afternoon game at 3 p.m.. Their home games come against Midwest (Sept. 22), Kaycee (Oct. 6) and Rock River (Oct. 20).
The Lady Doggers take the court to open the season when they host the LFL Invite Aug. 25. They continue their home stand against Southeast (Aug. 29) and Burns (Aug. 31), before hitting the road to start September’s action. Their two games against county-rival Southeast come at home on Aug. 29 and on the road on Oct. 19.
The Southeast Cyclones stay at home during Week 0 for scrimmages, hosting Gillette, Torrington, Lusk, Burns and Wheatland on Aug. 26. The real action for the Cyclones starts Sept. 1 at home against Bayard, Neb. Southeast has an extra home game this season, with five on the schedule. At Teeters Memorial Field, Southeast hosts Bayard, Big Horn (Sept. 8), Cheyenne Central JV (Sept. 21), Upton-Sundance (Sept. 29), and Lusk (Oct. 20).
Like the Lady Blazers, the Lady Cyclones are headed to a volleyball tournament in Douglas on Aug. 25-26. Their first home game of the year is Aug. 29 against Cheyenne Central. Southeast has two match ups against cross-county rival LFL. The Lady Cyclones take on the Lady Doggers in Lingle on Sept. 16 and host them Oct. 19.
Eastern Wyoming College
The EWC volleyball team starts their season with two scrimmages, hosting rival Western Nebraska Community College on Aug. 15 and playing Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne on Aug. 18. The Lady Lancers get the regular season underway against Otero Junior College and Trinidad State Junior College in Cheyenne on Aug. 22. Their first home regular season action is against Northeastern Junior College on Sept. 6.
The Lancer golf team begins the season at home, hosting a tournament Sept. 7-8. They fill out their schedule in Sept. by heading to Riverton, Sterling, Colo. and McCook, Neb. The EWC rodeo team does not compete at home until the spring season, kicking things off Aug. 15-17 at Chadron State.