Category Archives: Sports

Local sports briefs — Oct. 8, 2015

Harvest Moon tennis tournament in need of adult players SHERIDAN — Bob Faurot and the Sheridan High School tennis team are looking for six more adults to play in the Harvest Moon doubles tennis tournament this weekend. They currently have 22 student players but need six more adults to be paired with them. The tournament… Continue Reading

Lady Generals earn nonconference win over Rocky Mountain JV

SHERIDAN — Kanye West’s “Celebration” pumping through the speakers at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Tuesday night meant something good for the Sheridan College volleyball team: a straight-set (25-21, 26-24, 25-20) victory over Rocky Mountain College junior varsity. But it didn’t come easy. After taking a 3-2 lead in the first set, the Lady Generals… Continue Reading

Broncs hope to turn tides on increasingly familiar situation

SHERIDAN — The salt lingers in the collective mouth of the Sheridan High School football team. After another brutal loss to the Gillette Camels Friday, the Broncs find themselves in the same position they’ve been in for the last couple years. It’s the third-straight season Sheridan has opened 5-0 before suffering a loss to the… Continue Reading

Getting romantic about baseball

So I’m sitting in the first row of the outfield at Great American Ball Park last Tuesday — right around right-centerfield — and there’s this kid sitting at the end of the row, about 10 or 12 seats away. Let me tell you, this kid was the worst. It was the Chicago Cubs versus the… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s shy MMA fighter well on her way to turning pro

Sheridan’s shy MMA fighter well on her way to turning pro

SHERIDAN — Nekah Dmitriyeva’s fists move at a 100 miles an hour. She connects with Paul Valdez’s boxing pads as he shouts out instructions at the Slappyhappy MMA team’s small training facility in downtown Sheridan. Dmitriyeva throws a quick combination of punches then wraps her arms around Valdez’s shoulders and head, lifting him up into… Continue Reading

Hanson, Erickson lead charge for SC rodeo in Colorado

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team strung together some solid scores over the weekend in Lamar, Colorado, the fourth rodeo of the fall season. Calby Hanson and Tioni Erickson had great weekends in goat tying. Hanson’s 8.2-second tie split second, third and fourth in the long round. She followed that with a blazing 7.9-second… Continue Reading

Sports briefs — Oct. 6, 2015

SHS and SCTA hosting Harvest Moon tennis tourney this weekend SHERIDAN — It’s not too late to sign up for the sixth annual Harvest Moon Classic doubles tennis tournament. The tournament, which benefits Sheridan High School tennis, takes place this Saturday and Sunday — and Friday, if necessary — at the SHS tennis courts. A blind… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 5, 2015

SHS girls tennis finishes 2nd at state GILLETTE — While Julia Fenn stole the show with her fourth-straight singles tennis championship, several other Lady Broncs took top honors at the state tournament as well. The duo of Lennon Dregoiw and Libbey Standish opened up Saturday’s competition for the Lady Broncs by winning the consolation bracket in… Continue Reading

Fenn wins fourth state tennis title

Fenn wins fourth state tennis title

GILLETTE — All eyes were on Julia Fenn Saturday and she didn’t disappoint. Fenn became the first person in Wyoming history to win the number one singles title for tennis in all four years of high school. While the spotlight and pressure were on her throughout her senior season, Fenn handled it with grace and… Continue Reading

Broncs lose electrified matchup to Gillette

GILLETTE — Heartbreaking. It is really the only way to describe the Sheridan Broncs loss to the rival Gillette Camels. The Broncs had played clutch football all night, only to have the game taken away in the final seconds. The Broncs fought through the rain and mud last night in Gillette, but ended up losing… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 3, 2015

Sheridan swimming likely takes first SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Swimming team took a plethora of top places at the Buffalo Invitational, but final scores haven’t been released yet. “I’m pretty sure we won,” head coach Brent Moore said. The top place finish is pretty apparent, as Sheridan swimmers took first place in almost… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles take down Moorcroft

Lady Eagles take down Moorcroft

DAYTON — The girls may not have always held the lead, but the outcome was never in doubt for the Tongue River Lady Eagles volleyball team. At their home court, the Lady Eagles took care of Moorcroft in a weeknight conference matchup, sweeping the Lady Wolves in three games. This was the first conference win… Continue Reading

Eagles to take on Natrona County JV team Saturday

DAYTON— They came out of the gate strong. The Tongue River Eagles picked up two big wins over Rocky Mountain and Moorcroft in weeks one and two. But the past two weeks have been a struggle. It has a lot to do with who they played. Niobrara County and Upton-Sundance are arguably the two best… Continue Reading

Rams getting back to their game

BIG HORN — Their defense put up a shutout. Colton Williams picked up another multi-score game. The running clock mercy rule started early in the third quarter. It’s safe to say the Big Horn Rams (3-1, 1-1) got back to playing their kind of football last week. Friday’s 55-0 win over the struggling Wright Panthers… Continue Reading

Lady Rams get it done despite challenges

Lady Rams get it done despite challenges

BIG HORN — They almost didn’t have enough players. First-year head coach Lamont Clabaugh didn’t have a wide array of golfers to fill out the Big Horn girls’ roster. Only three girls in the entire school jumped at the opportunity to play golf this fall. And that’s all that was needed to bring home the school’s… Continue Reading

Broncs ready for Gillette matchup

Broncs ready for Gillette matchup

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs football team may own the overall series with rival Gillette (41-29-1), but as of late, it’s been all Camels. Twenty-three of Sheridan’s 29 losses have come in the last 37 years — the time in which the series has been called the Energy Bowl. The Broncs have lost four straight… Continue Reading

Sheridan College rodeo turns out solid performances

Sheridan College rodeo turns out solid performances

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan College men’s rodeo team put together a handful of quality performances this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Cody Ballek earned a solid score in team roping for second place with a time of 6.8 seconds in the long round. He and his partner, Teigen Finnerty from Central Wyoming College, legged up… Continue Reading

Big Horn, Sheridan girls top field at state golf

Big Horn, Sheridan girls top field at state golf

SHERIDAN — There must be something in the water in Sheridan County. In the final weekend of a short golf season, both Sheridan and Big Horn girls golf teams proved they were the best in the state. The Sheridan Lady Broncs grabbed their first golf title in seven years at the Powder Horn Golf Club… Continue Reading

Lady Generals top Central Wyoming

Lady Generals top Central Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Emotion? Yep. Intensity? You got it. Adversity and triumph? Check and check. There wasn’t a whole lot missing from the Lady General’s volleyball matchup against the Central Wyoming Lady Rustlers Saturday at the Golden Dome. Yet, Sheridan College was able to hold together their emotions to string together a 3-1 win through several… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Sept. 28, 2015

Lady Broncs volleyball split Saturday’s matches SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs volleyball team had mixed results in the second day of the Casper Invitational Saturday. After making their way into the Gold Bracket thanks to wins on Friday night, the Lady Broncs ended up splitting their games Saturday. The Lady Broncs opened up with a 2-0… Continue Reading

Rams dominate Panthers, win 55-0

Rams dominate Panthers, win 55-0

BIG HORN — If run correctly, the veer option provides a quarterback with several options. He can hand the ball off to the fullback. He can pitch the ball to the tailback. He can keep it himself or he can throw the ball. But when the Wright Panthers ran the veer last night against Big… Continue Reading

Tongue River Eagles defeated on the road Friday

DAYTON — Despite battling back from a 22-0 deficit at halftime, the Tongue River Eagles football team didn’t have enough to pull out a win on the road at Lusk Friday. Eagles coach John Scott said his team performed in a way quite different than normal — they had a rough first half, but played… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Sept. 26, 2015

TR netters lose in three to Wright DAYTON — The Tongue River High School volleyball team faced Wright on the road Friday, losing in three sets. The Lady Eagles fell 25-13, 25-7 and 25-14. The Lady Eagles will face Moorcroft Thursday at home. SHS swimmers compete in duals Friday, come out on top SHERIDAN —… Continue Reading

Sheridan cross-country takes Worland Invite

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School runners took first place as a team in all categories during the Worland Invitational cross-country meet in Worland Thursday. The boys varsity team led the way with a first-place victory headed by Micah Sweeney’s second-place finish with a time of 17 minutes, 26 seconds. “Micah Sweeney bounced back from sickness… Continue Reading

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