Category Archives: Sports

Local Sports Briefs — Nov. 7, 2015

SC volleyball finishes fourth at Region IX tourney SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team ended its season Friday with a win and loss for a fourth-place finish at the Region IX tournament. “We did a lot of great things this season,” head coach Jennifer Stadler said. “We overcame a lot of adversities, took fourth… Continue Reading

Eagles dominate Lingle, earn trip to state

Eagles dominate Lingle, earn trip to state

SHERIDAN — For the first time in nine years, the Tongue River Eagles football team is making its way to the state title game. Through the air, on the ground and on defense, the Eagles controlled every facet of the game in their 28-9 victory over the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers during the semifinal game Friday… Continue Reading

LARAMIE BOUND: Broncs to state for first time since ‘11

LARAMIE BOUND: Broncs to state for first time since ‘11

SHERIDAN — Players were yelling, lockers were shaking and Fetty Wap was bumping through the speakers. The Sheridan Broncs were in celebration mode Friday night. A 35-10 victory over the Natrona County Mustangs in the 4A semifinals secured Sheridan’s first trip to the state championship since 2011. As the team huddled around the Bronc logo… Continue Reading

SHS swimmers create culture of togetherness

SHS swimmers create culture of togetherness

SHERIDAN — Four school records, five All-State swims, one state champion and a third-place team finish at the state meet. There was a lot to cheer about this season for the Sheridan High School girls swim team, but it didn’t come easy. It’s been a process for head coach Brent Moore since he took over… Continue Reading

Local teams struggle at state volleyball tourney

SHERIDAN — It was a tough first day for the three Sheridan County volleyball teams competing at the state tournament Thursday. All three teams lost their opening round matchups, cutting short any chance at a 2015 state championship. In 4A, the Sheridan Broncs couldn’t ride any momentum they may have established finishing third at the… Continue Reading

SC volleyball drops first match of Region IX tournament

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team dropped its opening round match of the Region IX tournament Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Generals squared off against Laramie County Community College for the third time this season, a rubber-match as each team won on its home floor during the regular season. After Sheridan beat LCCC back in… Continue Reading

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

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