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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

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette

SHERIDAN — You can only comeback so many times, and for the Sheridan Lady Broncs volleyball team, two sets were all they had in a five-set loss to Gillette Friday evening. None of the five sets got off on the right foot for the Lady Broncs, but the energy of the packed bleachers helped dig… Continue Reading

Rams upset top-ranked Wheatland 28-7

SHERIDAN— Big Horn head coach Mike McGuire was more than just a little excited after their win last night and with good reason. The Rams upset against top-ranked Wheatland Bulldogs 28-7 at Wheatland last night. “This was a total team win,” McGuire said. “On offense, defense and special teams, we played well in every facet… Continue Reading

Lady Rams claim 3-1 victory over Sundance

BIG HORN — Senior night is all about leaving everything you have on the court, and the Lady Rams volleyball team did just that last night in their 3-1 victory against Sundance. The six Lady Rams seniors made up the starting lineup, and what began as a ceremonial gesture paid off for the Lady Rams.… Continue Reading

1-seed at play for Big Horn with win at Wheatland

BIG HORN — The Rams have had this game circled on the calendar since the beginning of the season. In every 2015 poll, the media have placed their bets with the Wheatland Bulldogs — and with good reason. The Bulldogs returned 18 seniors from last year’s semi-final team, and have yet to lose a game… Continue Reading

TR can earn playoff spot with win over Pine Bluffs

TR can earn playoff spot with win over Pine Bluffs

DAYTON — While Sheridan and Big Horn sit comfortably Friday, the Tongue River Eagles football team will be fighting for survival. OK, so Sheridan and Big Horn still have stuff to work on, and the Rams can still snag the top seed in 2A with a win over No. 1 Wheatland. But Tongue River is… Continue Reading

Lamar Odom, a basketball player

It’s tough being a professional athlete these days. Actually, it’s tough being an athlete at any level, I think. That’s not to say it wasn’t tough being an athlete back in the day. We have come very far in studies, equipment, rules and regulations that make the games much safer and much more advanced. But… Continue Reading

Friday’s regular season finale about little things for Broncs

Friday’s regular season finale about little things for Broncs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs are locked in to the 4A playoffs. They’re locked in at the No. 2 seed. They can’t get higher, and they can’t fall lower. Cheyenne South hasn’t won a game this year, and they’ve been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. So, theoretically, Friday’s regular-season finale between the Broncs and South… Continue Reading

Sutphin aces Powder Horn 8th hole

SHERIDAN — Richard “Sut” Sutphin knocked in a hole-in-one Sunday at the Powder Horn. Sutphin called it a, “great shot but lots of luck,” after he aced the Stag course’s eighth hole. He used a 4-hybrid on the 187-yard shot. It was witnessed by Boyd, Bart and Brian Serres. Continue Reading

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