By Tanya Hamner
The Sheridan Press
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs will start their state championship tournament off with the Riverton Wolverines, Thursday at 9 a.m.
The Lady Broncs earned a No.2 seed for the tournament after regionals last weekend and will be facing the No. 3 seed from the 4A West.
The Lady Broncs have seen Riverton twice and beat them twice earlier this season.
“Riverton is one of those teams that have gotten a lot better,” coach Jessica Pickett said. “Sometimes it’s harder when you have seen them and beat them twice. You really have to change your mentality and can’t take anything for granted. It’s whoever shows up to play.”
Through the week the Lady Broncs have been preparing for this weekend.
“As a senior, time has been winding down and I think all of us are just trying to make the most out of each practice and each game. We have all been stepping up and playing to our most potential,” Maddy McClure said.
The girls have been making practice intense but have also made a point to enjoy it. A key to the Lady Broncs’ success this weekend will be balancing those two elements.
“We just want to make sure that we have everything nailed in, that we have all of our plays together and that we are working together,” Alison Geary said. “If we can recognize everybody’s role and talents and work together, we will be successful.”
One strength of the Sheridan Lady Broncs will be their athleticism.
Pickett noted that the girls’ success wouldn’t be possible without the supporters and fans.
“Thank you for all your support,” Pickett said to the fans. “It has been a great year.”