Category Archives: Sports

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

Do-or-die for SC after 2OT loss to Northwest

Do-or-die for SC after 2OT loss to Northwest

SHERIDAN — Kaden McElhinny thought he had the ball. There was only a minute and some change left on the clock in the second overtime of Sheridan College’s battle with Northwest College. McElhinny was looking downfield to make the quick counter off the Northwest shot. But he took his eye off the ball for a… Continue Reading

Balkenbush scores big at Jackson rodeo

SHERIDAN — It was a good day Sunday for Sheridan’s MaKenna Balkenbush at the Jackson high school rodeo. Balkenbush finished the day with a first- and two fourth-place finishes at the rodeo. The Lady Bronc was the top rider in barrel racing with a time of 16.640. She added a fourth-place finish in breakaway roping… Continue Reading

Tongue River to battle perplexing Lusk Tigers Friday

DAYTON — It’s a cliche, but it’s true: the Tongue River Eagles need to limit their mistakes. The Eagles (2-1) are coming off their first loss of the season. Giving up more than 324 yards on the ground, the Eagles had no answer for a tough Upton-Sundance double-wing offense that moved the ball every which… Continue Reading

Gut check week for Big Horn

BIG HORN — It’s gut check time for the Big Horn Rams. Last week, the Rams (2-1) struggled for the first time this season with a loss against a physical Glenrock team. Big Horn’s high-powered running attack was held to only 68 yards, they gave up more than 350 yards on the ground and only… Continue Reading

Column: Introducing the Mike P. mailbag

There’s a saying out there — I’m not sure how official the saying is, but it’s out there — that you don’t talk these things with your friends: religion, politics and sports. I’ve tried talking all of these things with my buddies, and it’s horrible. I enjoy debating, firing up my friends when I purposely… Continue Reading

SC rodeo has mixed weekend at Chadron State

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team had mixed results over the weekend at the Chadron State College rodeo in Chadron, Nebraska. The Sheridan women placed fourth at the rodeo with 190 points. Callie Robinson made it to the short round in both breakaway roping and barrel racing. Robinson split fourth and fifth with a… Continue Reading

BHMS volleyball has match-filled weekend

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Middle School volleyball teams got their fill of matches over the weekend, taking on six different teams. The BH seventh-graders lost to Twin Spruce (17-25, 14-25) and Centennial (19-25, 22-25) in Buffalo Saturday. The eighth-grade JV team lost to Holy Name Friday (19-25, 16-25). They split with Sheridan (25-24,… Continue Reading

SC soccer drops fifth straight in 4-3 loss to LCCC

SC soccer drops fifth straight in 4-3 loss to LCCC

SHERIDAN — After opening the season with three straight wins, the Sheridan College men’s soccer team is on the wrong end of a five-game losing streak that continued with a 4-3 loss to Laramie County Community College Saturday. SC head coach Jeff Hallenbeck expressed his frustration with the fact that the Generals could have —… Continue Reading

Weekend recap — local sports action

SHS volleyball beats Central in four sets SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team bounced back from Friday’s 3-0 loss to reigning champs Cheyenne East by defeating Cheyenne Central 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-18, 25-19). The win puts Sheridan’s overall record at 5-10, but they jumped to 3-1 in the conference. Cheyenne East is in… Continue Reading

Historic victory: SC women’s soccer earns program’s first win, men’s team loses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s soccer team made history Friday afternoon, notching the program’s first-ever victory against previously unbeaten Western Nebraska Community College. The Lady Generals used a late goal to secure a 3-2 win at Maier Field. “Beating these girls (Western Nebraska), who were No. 1 in our conference coming into today told… Continue Reading

Glenrock overpowers the Rams

Glenrock overpowers the Rams

BIG HORN — The Big Horn football team simply could not withstand a big, physical Glenrock squad at home Friday night, as the Rams dropped the 2A conference game 30-8. The Herders used their potent double-wing offense to rip off big runs all evening, and the Glenrock defense shut down the Rams running game and… Continue Reading

Eagles repeating history: Drop game to Upton-Sundance

Eagles repeating history: Drop game to Upton-Sundance

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles are repeating a little bit of history. The team started off strong with two wins to start the season, but lost to Upton-Sundance on Friday 35-6. “We had a few drives, didn’t convert some key things and turned the ball over when we needed the plays,” Eagles head coach… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Sept. 19, 2015

12 of 19 SHS swimmers qualified for state SHERIDAN — With another strong meet against Campbell County High School on Friday, 12 of 19 of the Sheridan High School swimmers have qualified for state. While the Lady Broncs’ team score of 66.5 wasn’t enough to top Campbell County’s 119.5, the Sheridan team set a new… Continue Reading

10 local athletes score at Fremont County Rodeo in Lander

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County high school rodeo team kicked off its season last weekend at the Fremont County Rodeo in Lander. Ten local athletes scored points at the rodeo, with Saije Pollard and Wheaton Williams leading the way. Pollard earned a second-place finish in pole bending with a time of 22.071, less than a… Continue Reading

Friday’s matchup with Upton-Sundance a do-over for Eagles

SHERIDAN — The Upton-Sundance Patriots are a good football team, and Tongue River High School head football coach John Scott knows it. He’s experienced it firsthand. Last season, the Tongue River Eagles started out the season — their first in 1A — with two big wins. Those two wins matched the entirety of the team’s… Continue Reading

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