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Local sports briefs

Legion baseball meeting next week SHERIDAN — The Sheridan American Legion will kick off the 2015 baseball season by hosting its annual player-parent meeting next week. All potential players and their parents are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the small gym at Sheridan High School. Coaches… Continue Reading

City-League regular season awards

City-League regular season awards

MVP Bob Hanson – Old School Offensive POY Nick Sweeny – Screaming Bulls Defensive POY Bob Hanson – Old School Scoring Title Nick Sweeny – Screaming Bulls All-City Team Matt Hammer – Perkins Restaurant Mike Pruden – Perkins Restaurant Tom Parks – Perkins Restaurant Antoine Proctor – Cowtran Inc. Sergio Trocha – Cowtran Inc. Bob… Continue Reading

Column: Let the madness begin

Hopefully everyone is tying up any and all loose ends at their office this week. Sunday begins a three-week stretch of sick days, slow internet speeds and pure madness. It’s Selection Sunday, the greatest sports day of the year, at least until the round of 64, or the opening round, or whatever they are calling… Continue Reading

Rec District offering fly fishing, hunter ed. classes

SHERIDAN — For anyone wanting to perfect their skills in the great outdoors, the Sheridan Recreation District is taking reservations for two different outdoor classes. On April 25, Roger Miller, owner of the Fly Shop of the Bighorns, will teach a course to anyone interested in learning the basics of fly fishing. The course will… Continue Reading

All-state track selections named

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Coaches Association awarded five Sheridan County athletes all-state selections for their performances at the indoor track state meet over the weekend. Garrett Allen, who was state champion in boys shot put with his throw of 49 feet, 10 inches, is the lone Big Horn Ram on the all-state list. He is… Continue Reading

Andrews named to Region IX third team

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Jamir Andrews was named to the Region IX men’s basketball all-region third team. Andrews, a sophomore from Dublin, California, led the Generals in scoring this season with 18.9 points a game. He also had 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game and shot 42 percent from the field, 38 percent from… Continue Reading

SC volleyball inks defense specialist from Montana

SC volleyball inks defense specialist from Montana

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College volleyball has inked another player to its roster for the fall season. Defensive specialist Stevie Murphy joins the Generals from Custer County District High School in Miles City, Montana, where she tallied 640 digs — two shy of a school record — and had a serve-receive percentage of 89. A three-sport… Continue Reading

Woodward helps push UW past Air Force, 70-48

LAS VEGAS — Junior guard Marquelle Dent scored 20 points and senior forward Kayla Woodward added 17 to guide the sixth-seeded University of Wyoming women’s basketball team to a 70-48 win over 11th-seeded Air Force on Tuesday in the 2015 Mountain West Championships’ first round in the Thomas & Mack Center. The Cowgirls (16-13, 10-8… Continue Reading

Talackova named to Region IX all-tourney team

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College freshman Zuzana Talackova was named to the 2015 Region IX all-tournament team for her performance last week in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Talackova scored 24 points and brought down 10 rebounds in Sheridan’s win over McCook Community College in the opening round of the tournament. She shot 4-of-7 from behind the arc and… Continue Reading

SJHS eighth-graders win district title

SJHS eighth-graders win district title

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School eighth-grade boys basketball team defeated Buffalo and Sage Valley (Gillette) to take home the Northeast district championship over the weekend in Buffalo. The Broncs relied on some stellar defense, holding Buffalo to only 28 points. Despite the tough defense, they still needed a crucial 3-pointer from Tristan Bower… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Gillette 66-64 in regionals

Broncs fall to Gillette 66-64 in regionals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys basketball team has made a habit of playing in games that come down to the wire, but they were on the wrong end of things in Saturday’s 4A East regional championship game against Gillette. After the Broncs squeaked out with a three-point win in the regional semifinal the… Continue Reading

Sheridan girls take third at regionals

Sheridan girls take third at regionals

SHERIDAN — Perhaps a third-place finish in regionals was not what the Sheridan Lady Broncs had in mind when entering the 4A East regional tournament, but they’ll take it. The Lady Broncs will head into the state tournament Thursday as the third seed from the East after beating the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians 47-41 in… Continue Reading

Dianne Moser adds final win to storied career

Dianne Moser adds final win to storied career

SHERIDAN — Long-time head coach Dianne Moser ended her 41-year career Saturday with a win in the consolation bracket at the 2A state tournament. The Tongue River Lady Eagles beat the Burns Lady Broncs 56-49. A tight first quarter was broken up in the second as the Lady Eagles outscored Burns 12-4. The Lady Eagles… Continue Reading

Kite, Aksamit earn Player of the Year honors

SHERIDAN — Big Horn’s Seth Kite and Tongue River’s Eryn Aksamit were each named Player of the Year for the 2A Northeast conference over the weekend. Aksamit leads an all-conference team that features two of her Tongue River teammates, as well as three Big Horn Lady Rams. Amanda Buller and Kylee Knobloch round out Tongue… Continue Reading

Seventh-grade basketball champs

Seventh-grade basketball champs

The Sheridan Junior High School seventh-grade boys basketball team capped off a 13-1 season by winning the Northeast District tournament Saturday in Gillette. Pictured are, top row, from left, Connor Goss, Brock Bomar, Ethan Rickett, Jacob Boint, Coach David Peterson, Gabe Frederick and Hannah Schoup. Front row, from left, Lowden Askins, Garrett Coon, Ryan Sessions… Continue Reading

Broncs pull out a win against Cheyenne Central at home Friday

Broncs pull out a win against Cheyenne Central at home Friday

SHERIDAN — The hometown Sheridan crowd wiped its collective brow when Cody Williams scored on a fast-break layup with 36 seconds remaining in the Sheridan boys basketball team’s regional semifinal matchup with Cheyenne Central last night. Less than 30 seconds before that layup, with the game tied at 41, Sheridan point guard Dylan Daniels was… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs lose, 40-35, to Cheyenne East

Lady Broncs lose, 40-35, to Cheyenne East

SHERIDAN — With the state’s leading scorer Robbi Ryan still sidelined with an ankle injury, the Sheridan Lady Broncs lineup was without an offensive spark. But even without Ryan, Sheridan put up a fight in their tight 40-35 loss to the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds Friday. The Lady Broncs couldn’t get in a rhythm in the… Continue Reading

Eagles season ends with loss to Lyman

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles’ season came to a screeching halt in the second game of the 2A state basketball tournament in which they fell to the Lyman Eagles 48-34 on Friday. The offense could not get going the entire game. Despite shooting only six-for-25 in the first half, the Tongue River Eagles found… Continue Reading

Lady Rams drop game to Burns

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams let a 13-point lead slip away in their 56-53 loss to the Burns Lady Broncs on Friday. The loss ends the season for the Big Horn basketball team. Despite coming out strong in the first two quarters, a barrage of Burns 3-pointers in the third quarter cut… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles top Shoshoni in state tournament

DAYTON — Tongue River Lady Eagles basketball team will finish its season in the consolation bracket finals tomorrow after their 53-42 rout of the Shoshoni Lady Wranglers on Friday. After being neck-and-neck in the opening minutes of regulation, the Lady Eagles outscored Shoshoni 14-4 in the second quarter. From there, it was all Tongue River.… Continue Reading

Edeen, Bomar named All-State

SHERIDAN — At least two Sheridan County athletes will return home from the state indoor track meet with state titles. Payton Bomar took first place at the indoor meet in the girls triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, 10 inches. That distance also set a new school record. “Peyton Bomar was exceptional in… Continue Reading

What goes into hosting a regional tournament?

What goes into hosting a regional tournament?

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys and girls basketball teams have a lot on their side heading into this weekend’s regional tournament. They both get a first-round bye, which automatically puts them into the state tournament. They will be playing simply for pride and for state tournament seeding. They also have home-court advantage. The… Continue Reading

Tongue River boys, girls fall in first round

Tongue River boys, girls fall in first round

DAYTON — The first round of games at the 2A state tournament didn’t go well for the Tongue River basketball teams. The Tongue River boys took a 81-66 beating at the hands of the Rocky Mountain (Cowley) Grizzlies in the first round Thursday. The Eagles quickly fell behind 13-3 in the early minutes of the… Continue Reading

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