TBHS Boys Soccer Vs. Sheridan

Thunder Basin's Jorge Suarez controls the ball against Sheridan at Thunder Basin High School in Gillette on May 6.

The Thunder Basin High School boys soccer team finished in fourth place of this weekend's Class 4A East regional tournament after a 1-0 loss to Cheyenne Central on Saturday in Cheyenne.

The Bolts went into the tournament as the No. 5 seed and beat No. 4 seed Campbell County 1-0 in overtime on Thursday. Thunder Basin lost to No. 1 seed Laramie 2-0 in the regional semifinals Friday.

Cheyenne Central went into regionals as the No. 2 seed but lost to Sheridan to move to the third-place game with Thunder Basin. The Indians and Bolts played to a scoreless tie in the first half but Central was able to net the game's only goal in the 77th minute to take the 1-0 lead.

Central held onto the lead for the remaining 3 minutes to clinch the East No. 3 seed at state. The loss gives the Bolts the East No. 4 seed for next weekend's state tournament.

The Class 4A state tournament will start Thursday in Cheyenne.

For a state tournament preview, check Tuesday's print edition or visit gillettenewsrecord.com.

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