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News Record Photo/August Frank and Rhianna Gelhart

Rigan McInerney stands for a portrait on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Thunder Basin High School. While sports like volleyball and tennis have recovered in numbers since the split, other sports like cross country and golf are still uneven.

Only two years ago, the one Gillette high school split into two, ensuring that nothing would be the same in the town’s high school athletics.

When the split happened, some sports were affected more than others. The once mighty Campbell County High School football team, that made it to the state semifinals or higher in 21 of 22 seasons, hasn’t won a football game since.

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When the split was made, our schoolboard made a horrible decision to allow kids to go to whatever school they wanted. The football program was the most obvious result. Virtually all football players chose Thunder Basin, leaving the Camels in a desperate condition. When the current head football coach at TB makes the statement that he wants the community to know that TB is the football school... Of course it is, it has all the players. If we truly wanted to see about his coaching ability, switch head coaches for a couple of years and let him coach the Camels.

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