Boy’s basketball hoping experience will fuel success next year


The Broncs circle in a new pre-game ritual whereby the team surrounds Spencer Welch as he douggies in the center.

Ending their season with a loss in the regional games against Cheyenne South, the SHS boys basketball team ended with a 9-14 record. “It went really badly…it was a pretty disappointing way to end, but there’s always next year,” said junior Reed Ritterbusch.

The boy’s had collectively hoped to make it to state competition. “We had a good team with strong chemistry and were hard working…we just didn’t have the experience,” senior Spencer Welch said of his last high school basketball season. The problem of little experience and and the challenges facing a new coaching staff were just a few of the obstacles that lent to the learning experience of this year’s team.

“Even though it was not a season where we made it to state, it was a fun season with a lot of learning…I will look back on it with fond memories,” said Head Coach Gale Smith. Overall, the players who will be playing next year are content with the experience they’ve gained this year. “We worked really hard and got some valuable experience so we’ll come back as an even better team next season,” said Ritterbusch.