Prep lacrosse season is canned
With sanctioned high school sports cancelled all around them, the Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club figured the writing was on the wall for the prospect of playing high school lacrosse this year.
Last week the lacrosse leagues that Jackson teams play in followed suit with their states’ high school athletic governing bodies, calling off regular and postseason play.
The boys high school team, under the direction of head coach George Hein, plays in the Idaho High School Lacrosse League. The girls squad, coached by Haley Mahar, plays in the Montana High School Lacrosse Association.
“Like all of us, [our seniors] were hopeful that there would be some light sooner than later at the end of the tunnel,” Hein said. “I think talking to some of those guys, they’re definitely disappointed … not to have that ability to go out and compete and live out those dreams of ‘one last hurrah.’”
Two locals hit Cowboy Hall of Fame
The new crop of Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees is in.
Nominations were accepted from December 2019 through February 2020, with regional committees in 10 areas across the state scoring over 70 nominations. The hall’s board received 50 picks, with 41 nominees making the class of 2020.
From Region 10, which includes Teton County, six made the cut. From Teton County, Chancy Wheeldon and Kenneth Griggs were selected to be inducted in September.
The induction ceremony will take place at the Little America of Cheyenne on Sept. 19-20 during the Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl Legacy Week.
Bear Aware is done for the season
Bear Aware bear spray rentals will remain closed this summer due to COVID-19.
“Because our rental program is hands-on, requires extensive customer interaction and does not afford a grab-and-go option, there is a risk of virus transmission,” a release reads. “Thus, we’ve made the difficult decision to suspend services to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees.”
Bear spray is still available at many locations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and gateway communities.