Category Archives: Sports

Eagles accepting the challenge

Eagles accepting the challenge

DAYTON — As the weather got worse and the rain-snow mix began to fall, Tongue River Head football coach John Scott proposed changing up the practice schedule a bit this week. “Maybe we will go in the morning and give them the evening off,” he thought to himself. But the team brought the old ball… Continue Reading

A Repeat Performance?

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs shocked the Wyoming high school football world when they dominated the reigning 4A state champion Natrona Mustangs back on Oct. 16. If the Broncs can repeat that performance, they’ll be on their way to Laramie and their first trip to the state championship since they won it in 2011. The… Continue Reading

Hitting the football halfway point

We’re halfway through the NFL season, and the NCAA Football Playoff Committee made their first rankings of the season Tuesday. I think now is the perfect time to look back at my preseason predictions for both. Maybe. Probably not. This might be a bad idea. Let’s start with college football. Sure, the first official playoff… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Nov. 3, 2015

Fenn featured in latest issue of Sports Illustrated SHERIDAN — Julia Fenn’s high school tennis career may be over, but the accolades for the senior are still piling up. Fenn is featured in the “Faces in the Crowd” section in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated magazine for her accomplishments during her four years at Sheridan… Continue Reading

Lady Generals early woes continue in a 80-67 loss to CSI

SHERIDAN — Slow starts have killed the Sheridan College women’s basketball team in their first two games of the season, the most recent coming in a 80-67 loss to fourth-ranked College of Southern Idaho. The Lady Generals found themselves in a 16-point hole at halftime of Friday’s loss to Fort Carson, and Saturday wasn’t any… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs defeat Laramie, finish 3rd at regionals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team is heading into the state tournament with a little bit of momentum after finishing third at the regional tournament over the weekend. After opening the season with six straight losses, the Lady Broncs have picked up the pace as of late, including a straight-set victory over Laramie… Continue Reading

BH finishes runner-up regionals; TR earns bid to state

BIG HORN — If it weren’t for the Wright Lady Panthers, the Big Horn Lady Rams would have an even more impressive record. The Lady Rams have racked up an 11-4 record against 2A opponents this year. Each of their four losses have come from Wright, who unfortunately, Big Horn took on in the East… Continue Reading

SC beats Yellowstone Christian

SC beats Yellowstone Christian

SHERIDAN — Freshman big man Christian Williams made a name for himself this weekend as the Sheridan College men’s basketball team opened the season 2-0. If Williams’ 13 points and 19 rebounds weren’t enough to grab the crowd’s attention Friday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, his 32 points and 22 boards Saturday had them… Continue Reading

Personal bests propel Sheridan to third at state swim meet

SHERIDAN — It was a day of personal bests as the Sheridan High School girls swim team finished third at the state meet Saturday in Gillette. Led by sophomore Molly Green, every single Lady Bronc swimmer swam a personal best Saturday, including three school records. Green finished her record-setting day with an individual title, three… Continue Reading

Air attack earns Eagles 1st playoff win in 9 years

SHERIDAN — The last time the Tongue River Eagles were in Cokeville it didn’t end well, but head coach John Scott and the Eagles walked away from the quarterfinals on a much happier note this year. Tongue River football took down the defending 1A champion Cokeville Panthers Friday 28-21 in the state quarterfinals. It was… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 30, 2015

Late score not enough for Rams in 27-25 loss to Greybull BIG HORN — Down by two with less than two minutes on the clock, with only a two-point conversion left to keep the season alive, the Big Horn Rams weren’t able to convert, ending their season early with a 27-25 loss to Greybull. Big… Continue Reading

Seniors, coach resurrect culture of success

Seniors, coach resurrect culture of success

DAYTON — The frost began to form on the grass at Tongue River High School’s football field as the sun tucked behind the Bighorns. John Scott’s voice echoed through the valley as two dozen players followed his commands. It’s a common sight now, but you wouldn’t have seen this in the valley a few years… Continue Reading

Scrappy Eagles ready to tackle juggernaut Cokeville

Scrappy Eagles ready to tackle juggernaut Cokeville

DAYTON — John Scott somehow knew his Tongue River football team would face the Cokeville Panthers in the first round of the 1A playoffs. Cokeville was in a three-way coin flip with Rocky Mountain and Riverside to determine the West Conference’s second, third and fourth seeds, with the No. 2 seed hosting East 3-seed Tongue… Continue Reading

QB Nick Smith prepares to start for Wyoming

LARAMIE (AP) — When Nick Smith finished fall camp as Wyoming’s No. 3 quarterback, the redshirt freshman figured he wouldn’t see the field much this season. Maybe in garbage time, at the end of a big win or a big loss, once the starters were finished. So in Week 2, when his number was called… Continue Reading

Big Horn Rams look to continue rolling in October

Big Horn Rams look to continue rolling in October

BIG HORN — You can’t bet against the Rams in October. Since Big Horn head coach Mike McGuire took over as head coach, the Rams are 17-0 in October games, and they haven’t lost a quarterfinal game since 2011 when they were knocked off by Lyman. However, the Rams are in a slightly different position… Continue Reading

Column: Bring on basketball season

Baseball is over. Thank God. OK, I guess baseball isn’t quite over. There’s that little thing called the World Series going on — and man did it go on last night. But baseball is pretty much over. The Cubs let me down after I gave them 1,200 words of beautifully crafted poetry in this very… Continue Reading

Broncs hosting Night of Champions Friday at Scott Field

SHERIDAN — It might be tough for the Sheridan High School football team to look back and determine which decade treated them the best. There were the 1930s, when the Broncs went 75-20 and won five of 10 state championships. Two decades later, Sheridan went just 49-29 but added four more state titles. Most recently,… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 26, 2015

SC soccer ends season with tourney loss to Otero SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer season came to an end Saturday with a 1-0 loss to Otero Junior College in the opening round of the Region IX Tournament. It was Sheridan’s College’s first trip to the conference tournament in a season that saw the Generals… Continue Reading

Broncs crush Cheyenne South 57-17

Broncs crush Cheyenne South 57-17

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs football team didn’t throw the ball one time in the second half last night, typically a good sign for a football team. It was a great sign for the Broncs as they cruised to a 57-17 win over Cheyenne South, capping of a three-game stretch where they’ve scored 172 points.… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — October 24, 2015

NSI heading to 6-man playoffs SHERIDAN — The Normative Services football team did what they needed to do Friday afternoon, and the Wolves are headed to the 6-man playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Wolves took care of business, handily defeating Midwest 68-28 to secure the playoff spot. The win gives NSI their… Continue Reading

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