Category Archives: Local Sports

A diamond, our jewel

Who would have ever thought that I’d be writing my second column about baseball in as many weeks? Shoot, two baseball columns in a year could have seemed unreasonable. But, screw it. I’m going back-to-back like I’m Jordan ’96, ’97. It’s hard being a Cubs fan. Everybody knows the Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World… Continue Reading

SC rodeo wraps up fall season

SHERIDAN — Five Sheridan College rodeo athletes made it to the short round over the weekend at the Laramie County Community College Rodeo, the final rodeo of the fall season. Calby Hanson and Breanna Reimler made it past the long round for the women, while Cody Ballek, Tayte Clark and Sam Thurston made it for… Continue Reading

Lady Generals take first 2 sets but drop match to Casper

Lady Generals take first 2 sets  but drop match to Casper

SHERIDAN — It felt like déjà vu at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Tuesday night as the Sheridan College volleyball team watched a two-set lead slip through its grasp in an eventual loss to Casper College. Last Friday, the Lady Generals were in a similar situation against Eastern Wyoming. After dominating the first two sets,… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 13, 2015

BHMS volleyball earns third straight district title BIG HORN — The Lady Rams have done it again. For the third year in a row, the Big Horn Middle School volleyball team took home the Northeast Wyoming Middle School Volleyball District Champion trophy. The Lady Rams traveled to Clearmont for this year’s tournament, and thanks to… Continue Reading

Weekend sports recap — Oct. 12, 2015

SC volleyball takes down LCCC in 4 SHERIDAN — After a grueling five-set win Friday over Eastern Wyoming, the Sheridan College volleyball team turned right around and took down Laramie County Community College in four sets Saturday (25-12, 17-25, 25-21, 25-14). Jace Kleffner led the Lady Generals with 14 kills and four blocks, bringing her… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 10, 2015

Big Horn bests Burns SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School beat Burns convincingly Friday night to move to 5-1 and clinch a birth in the 2A playoffs. The Rams jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 42-21 road win. Big Horn used a balanced attack but mainly… Continue Reading

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

SHERIDAN — The blood pressure was through the roof — actually, the dome — as the Sheridan College volleyball team watched their two-set lead collapse, only to fight back and win the match in a dogfight of a fifth set against Eastern Wyoming College. “They continued to fight,” SC coach Jen Stadler said after the… Continue Reading

Tongue River Eagles score huge road victory

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River High School football team felt like underdogs Friday night. The Eagles took only 18 players on the long drive to Yoder to face Southeast High School, which entered the game with a 4-1 record and happened to be celebrating Homecoming. After the game ended, however, it was Tongue River doing… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 9, 2015

SHS cross-country competes in 7 of 7 in Montana SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country team got a taste of some new competition and a unique race format Thursday at the Capital City 7 of 7 Invitational in Helena, Montana. There were 45 teams at the event, with Sheridan being the only Wyoming school competing.… Continue Reading

Defense key for TRHS against Southeast ground game

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School football team typically splits their practices right down the middle — 50 percent on offense, 50 percent on defense. But this week has been a tad different for John Scott’s team. The Eagles make the trip to Southeast this Friday to take on a Cyclones team that could… Continue Reading

Rams battle winless Burns Friday to secure playoff berth

BIG HORN — With three weeks left in the regular season, every game has the potential to shake up the playoff picture — especially in a competitive 2A East conference. The Big Horn Rams (4-1, 2-1) could finish first in the conference or miss the playoffs altogether based on the next few weeks. That’s why… Continue Reading

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

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