Category Archives: Local Sports

Column: 18 years of Peyton Manning memories

Andy Taylor spent years protecting the town of Mayberry. Rosco P. Coltrane could never quite catch the Duke boys in the General Lee. Woody hitchhiked on a Pizza Planet truck to rescue his eventual best bud Buzz Lightyear. Peyton Manning spent 18 years saving the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Bronocs. The man appropriately dubbed… Continue Reading

Bates named Player of Year; 18 locals earn postseason honors

SHERIDAN — As winter sports season wraps up, the postseason accolades start to file in. Wrestlers and swimmers were already given all-conference and all-state honors. The second batch of awards comes from 1A and 2A basketball and indoor track. In 1A hoops, Arvada-Clearmont had three players named to the all-conference team, and Normative Services, Inc.… Continue Reading

SHS girls take 4th at indoor state track meet

SHERIDAN — It came down to the long jump. The Sheridan High School girls indoor track team needed Anna Zowada and Peyton Bomar to move up in the standings for the Lady Broncs to take home some hardware at the indoor state track meet Saturday in Gillette. “They both were extremely clutch and had big… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette in regional final

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls basketball team came up just short in its second-half comeback Saturday at the 4A East regional championship against the Gillette Lady Camels. Robbi Ryan hit four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Lady Broncs fell to Gillette for the third time… Continue Reading

Rams drop 3rd-place game to Greybull

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School boys basketball team set out to win two games at the 2A state tournament over the weekend, but they just didn’t have enough gas left in the tank to finish it out in a tough 45-37 loss to Greybull in Saturday’s third-place game. Big Horn head coach… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs to regional finals after win over East

Lady Broncs to regional finals after win over East

SHERIDAN — The Cheyenne East girls basketball team had the day off Thursday while the Sheridan Lady Broncs had to battle with a scrappy Laramie team. Maybe that meant the Lady Thunderbirds were a little tight; maybe it meant Sheridan was loose and ready to play. It might have been a little bit of both.… Continue Reading

TR season ends with loss to Wyoming Indian

DAYTON — Ending the season is always tough. After a competitive first half, the Eagles basketball team lost its grip on a narrow lead Friday afternoon and lost to the Wyoming Indian Chiefs in a 74-57 contest. The state tournament loss ends the season for the Eagles. “I’m very proud of coaching these guys and… Continue Reading

Rams fall in state semifinal matchup vs. Wind River

BIG HORN — It wasn’t the outcome the Big Horn Rams basketball team hoped for going into Friday night’s semifinal matchup with Wind River at the 2A state tournament. The championship was within reach, and then it wasn’t. The Rams fell just short in a 66-54 battle with the Wind River Cougars. Colton Williams scored… Continue Reading

Team managers work behind the scenes for betterment of the team

Team managers work behind the scenes for betterment of the team

SHERIDAN — Jay Bilas calls them the hardest working people in the game. Dan Dakich urges CEOs and presidents to hire them. Neither of the ESPN college basketball analysts is talking about five-star recruits or even Division I coaches. They’re talking about team managers. Bilas actually calls them the hardest working people in show business,… Continue Reading

Shooting woes cost Lady Generals at Region IX tourney

SHERIDAN — It took a quarter for the Sheridan College women’s basketball team to get going in Wednesday’s opening round game of the Region IX tournament, but the effort resulted in an eventual win for the Lady Generals over Trinidad State. In Thursday’s second round against McCook Community College, Sheridan needed three quarters to get… Continue Reading

Eagles title hopes shot with loss to Wind River

SHERIDAN — A late start for Tongue River’s offense made all the difference Thursday. The Eagles couldn’t get past the top-ranked Wind River Cougars in the first round of the 2A state basketball tournament, falling 74-55. Tongue River has one more opportunity to win a playoff game Friday in a loser-out game against Wyoming Indian… Continue Reading

Rams advance past Wyoming Indian at state tournament

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams had to get it done defensively in a 53-43 win over Wyoming Indian to open the Wyoming 2A state basketball tournament Thursday in Casper. Colton Bates finished with 18 points, and Colton Williams added 13, but the offense wasn’t the focal point for the two-seed out of the… Continue Reading

Pickleball Club hosting March Madness tourney

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Pickleball Club is having a Sweet 16 and Final Four pickleball tournament just in time for March Madness. On March 12, the group will host two round-robin brackets of 16 players, beginning at 10 a.m. in the indoor tennis facility at Thorne-Rider Park. One bracket will feature players with… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s Hill recognized for Super Bowl appearances

Sheridan’s Hill recognized for Super Bowl appearances

Jerry Hill of Sheridan stands with his NFL and University of Wyoming memorabilia and photos. Hill was honored last month in his hometown of Lingle, the recipient of the NFL’s 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. During halftime ceremonies of the Lingle-Ft. Laramie-Burns basketball game on Feb. 19, Hill and Lingle High School received a… Continue Reading

Chef Curry cooking up greatness

By now, most of you have probably figured out my stance on NBA basketball…I freaking love it! And even if you’ve only had the chance to watch one Steph Curry play this season, you should understand why I love it. Steph Curry is a Monstar. The kid is insane. Read any article online about Curry… Continue Reading

Allen shoots low score at Arizona NIT

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming golfer and former Sheridan Bronc Kamrin Allen shot the low score of the day for the Cowboys Monday at the Arizona National Invitational Tournament in Tucson. Allen shot a 1-under par 71 in Monday’s second round to tie him for 19th in the 80-man field. He shot a 72 in… Continue Reading

Felker, Hastings earn all-state recognition

SHERIDAN — A couple of Sheridan Broncs were awarded all-state honors Monday for their performances at the state wrestling and swim tournaments. SHS swimmer Presley Felker and wrestler Hayden Hastings both won state titles Saturday to earn them all-state recognition. According to Wyoming Coaches Association guidelines, the top-two finishers in each swimming event and the… Continue Reading

Local sports recaps — Feb. 29, 2016

Rams go cold, drop regional championship to Pine Bluffs BIG HORN — The offense stalled for the Big Horn Rams this weekend as they eventually fell just short of a regional title Saturday against Pine Bluffs. The 77-point outing from Thursday’s opening round dropped to a 55-point night Friday, but it was still enough to beat… Continue Reading

Hastings earns state wrestling title

Hastings earns state wrestling title

CASPER — Hayden Hastings came into this season with only one goal in mind: he was going to be dominant. After his title-winning match Saturday evening no one could doubt that he had achieved his preseason goal. Hastings, the 160-pound junior for the Sheridan Broncs wrestling team, capped off what had been a storied season with… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Gillette in overtime barn-burner

Broncs fall to Gillette in overtime barn-burner

GILLETTE — The Campbell County High School gym is nicknamed the Castle of Champions, but the Sheridan fans call it the Castle of Chaos, and the latter name was a good fit for the Sheridan vs. Gillette boys basketball game Friday night. When Sheridan’s Drew Boedecker dove for a loose ball and came up with… Continue Reading

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