Category Archives: Local Sports

Elks Hoops Shoot crowns 6 champs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks and the YMCA hosted the 2015 Elks Hoops Shoot last Wednesday, crowning six champions from three age groups. Thirty-seven kids participated in the event, which sends the six champions to the Northeast District Hoop Shoot in Casper to battle the winners from Casper, Gillette and Lusk. The local contest gave… Continue Reading

Lady Generals top Wyoming All-Stars, prepare for conference opener

Lady Generals top Wyoming All-Stars, prepare for conference opener

SHERIDAN — They’re called tune-up games — games against easier opponents right before hitting the grueling stretch of the schedule. The Sheridan College women’s basketball team’s 111-65 win over the Wyoming All-Stars Saturday was a chance to fine-tune some things before opening the conference schedule Wednesday against Gillette. “We haven’t played for three weeks,” SC… Continue Reading

Local football players named to USA Today All-Wyoming teams

SHERIDAN — Despite Wyoming high schools being weeks into basketball season, the football awards are still filing in. USA Today released its 2015 All-USA Wyoming  Football Team Wednesday, and the list features some familiar faces from around Sheridan County. Five Sheridan High School athletes earned first-team honors. Offensively, wide receiver Dontae Crow and lineman Blake… Continue Reading

SC hosting basketball camps this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s and women’s basketball teams will wrap up winter break by hosting their holiday basketball camps this weekend at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The Generals will host their camp for boys ages 5-11 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Lady Generals will host their camp Sunday from… Continue Reading

Broncs, Lady Broncs drop second-round games in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Day 2 of the Energy Classic in Gillette didn’t go very well for either Sheridan High School basketball team as the Broncs lost their second game of the tournament and the girls watched their title hopes slip away Tuesday. After dropping a barnburner in the final possession against Lynwood (California) High School in… Continue Reading

Great for the game

Mark Jackson, a former NBA point guard and coach and current analyst for ABC’s NBA broadcasts, made some comments during the Golden State Warriors Christmas Day matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers that caused a ruckus in the basketball world. “Understand what I’m saying when I say this. He’s hurting the game,” Jackson said about Warriors… Continue Reading

Broncs, Lady Broncs kick off Energy Classic: Sheridan hoopers split with Lynwood, California, in first day of Gillette tournament

Broncs, Lady Broncs kick off Energy Classic: Sheridan hoopers split with Lynwood, California, in first  day of Gillette tournament

SHERIDAN — Over the past eight years, the Sheridan High School basketball teams have battled teams from Colorado, Utah, Montana and, of course, all over Wyoming. They opened the Energy Classic in Gillette Monday with a new opponent, the Lynwood (California) High School Knights. Eight teams from five different states made the trip to Gillette… Continue Reading

Unique paths lead basketball trio to Black Hills State

Unique paths lead basketball trio to Black Hills State

SHERIDAN — Ryan Davis, Sierra Toms and Dylan Wright didn’t know each other three years ago. Toms was wrapping up her career at Campbell County High School, and Wright wasn’t even halfway through hers at Sheridan High School. Meanwhile, Davis was 1,000 miles away coaching men’s basketball at the University of Texas of the Permian… Continue Reading

A bolt of lightning

A bolt of lightning

SHERIDAN — Barak Broad has spent most of his life playing hockey in Sheridan. But now, as a junior at Sheridan High School, it could be the last time he pulls a Sheridan jersey over his pads and hits the ice. Don’t worry, though, it’s not a bad thing. You see, Broad is a good… Continue Reading

Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks will host the annual Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the YMCA. The Hoop Shoot, a national contest, will send local winners onto a district, state, regional and national competition with all expenses paid by the Elks. Any boy or girl ages 8 through 13 as of April… Continue Reading

2015 national sports look back

It’s that time of year, again. It’s the time where we reflect on the years we’ve had and begin making resolutions that will surely be broken by February. But before you vow to turn in your Las Vegas lifetime pass — looking at you Manziel — let’s look back at the year in sports we’ve… Continue Reading

Wright scores career high for Newman Jets

SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan High School basketball player Mali Wright set a career high Saturday to help lead the Newman University women’s basketball team to a 69-63 win over the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Wright, a junior with the Jets, shot 11 for 18 to finish with a game-high 26 points. She… Continue Reading

Former Bronc has record-setting season

Former Bronc has record-setting season

Jordan Roberts named Division III Offensive Player of the Year SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan High School standout running back Jordan Roberts is capping off a historic season at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). The junior running back set a school record with 2,092 rushing yards as he led the Tommies to the NCAA Division… Continue Reading

Local sports recaps — Dec. 21, 2015

Lady Rams remain undefeated; boys winless at Foothills Classic BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams are off and running as they won three more games at the Foothills Classic to open the season 6-0. The No. 3-ranked Lady Rams handled Big Piney Friday before taking wins over Wyoming Indian and Wind River Saturday. Big… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Dec. 19, 2015

Eagles topple Kemmerer DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles basketball team topped Kemmerer 54-31 on the road Friday night. Coach Robert Griffin said his team was led by Jaren Fritz and Jay Keo on the offensive side. The pair had 14 and 15 points respectively. But the real story, Griffin said, was how his team… Continue Reading

Ryan scores 32, but SHS falls to Billings West

Ryan scores 32, but SHS falls to Billings West

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan’s 32 points weren’t enough to overcome Billings West’s first-quarter rally as the Sheridan High School girls basketball team fell 63-58 Friday night in its home opener. Ryan was a one-person wrecking crew Friday, scoring 16 points in each half to lead  all scorers. But the young Lady Broncs are still trying… Continue Reading

Sheridan coach turning around local swim program

Sheridan coach turning around local swim program

SHERIDAN — When Brent Moore came on as Sheridan High School head swim coach five years ago, his goal was to build the program into one of the state’s best. That meant working from the ground up and getting involved with Sheridan swimming at all levels. Moore not only coaches the SHS boys and girls… Continue Reading

Broncs swimmers dominate in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School swim team had to travel to Buffalo Tuesday for a dual meet with Buffalo High School, and the Broncs won all but two events at the meet. The schedule got moved around a bit, but the late change didn’t seem to hinder the Broncs. Due to some issues with… Continue Reading

Column: 2015 local sports look back

We’re closing in on the end of 2015, and what a year it has been. Once again, sports on both the local and national scale, have been exciting, groundbreaking and entertaining. Over the next two weeks, we will look back at what the year in sports has offered us. First, let’s take a look at… Continue Reading

Hawks return from Laramie with tie, win over Outlaws

SHERIDAN — Zane Garstad called it a fun and exciting weekend as the Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team recorded a tie and a win against the Laramie Outlaws over the weekend. The head coach pointed to his teams’ hard work and determination in two hard fought games with what he called two evenly matched… Continue Reading

Generals end 1st half of season with win over Dawson

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Sheridan College Generals are ready for some much needed time off. The Generals have spent the last few weeks battling National Junior College Athletic Association sanctions and appeals, audits and a plethora of injuries. So with one final game to play Saturday before a three-week hiatus for the holidays, head coach… Continue Reading

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