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Category Archives: Local Sports

Baseball is back! Wait, what?

Yes, folks, you read that headline correctly. I, the same guy who whined about the exhaustion that is baseball in this very same space last year, followed the word “baseball” with an exclamation point. Who is this guy? First of all, let me start by apologizing to all the baseball buffs in Sheridan — there… Continue Reading

Martini named SHS boys basketball coach

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School activities director Don Julian and the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees announced the hiring of Jeff Martini as the new boys basketball coach at SHS, Monday evening. Martini is a Sheridan native and was a standout athlete in basketball, football and track for the Broncs. He was… Continue Reading

Generals chasing CNFR in final stretch of season

SHERIDAN — Things are starting to get interesting for the Sheridan College rodeo team after competing in the next-to-last rodeo of the spring season. The Generals were in Casper over the weekend, and five riders are currently in the top-10 in the region, adding some pressure for the final rodeo in Laramie on April 29.… Continue Reading

Acker finishes 15th Boston Marathon

SHERIDAN — Del Acker has been going 15 years strong in Boston running in the Boston Marathon. This year, the 66-year-old Sheridan resident made a big stride, proving he still has quite a bit left in the tank. Acker finished Monday’s race with an unofficial time of 4 hours, 6 minutes and 46 seconds. While… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs—April 18, 2016

Local runners take 3 firsts at Billings Invite SHERIDAN — Sheridan and Big Horn athletes held their own this weekend against some of the top track and field teams in the region at the Billings Invite in Billings, Montana. Fourteen teams from Montana and four teams from Wyoming participated in the invite. Team scores for… Continue Reading

Jets hot on cold Saturday afternoon

Jets hot on cold Saturday afternoon

SHERIDAN — The weather was cold and miserable Saturday afternoon. The Jets’ performance was anything but that. In the inaugural games of the Sheridan baseball season, the Jets seemed as if they were already in midseason form. Sheridan took two games from the Billings Halos Saturday afternoon with scores of 12-4 in game one and… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs slip in 2-0 loss to Cheyenne Central

Lady Broncs slip in 2-0 loss to Cheyenne Central

SHERIDAN — It wasn’t the follow-up the Sheridan Lady Broncs wanted after a big win over Cheyenne East Friday evening. The aggressive play from Friday just wasn’t there for the SHS girls soccer team Saturday in a 2-0 loss at the hands of Cheyenne Central. It seemed like the Lady Broncs found the identity head… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — April 16, 2016

Broncs wrap weekend with 3-0 win over Cheyenne East SHERIDAN — There was wind, rain, snow flurries and frigid temperatures, but the Sheridan High School boys soccer team overcame conditions and shut down Cheyenne East 3-0 in a Friday afternoon matchup, making the team’s overall record 7-0. The players had snow in their eyes and… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs win state championship rematch with East

Lady Broncs win state championship rematch with East

SHERIDAN — As Robbi Ryan began sprinting toward the north goal at Homer Scott Field midway through the second half Friday evening, all Cheyenne East head girls soccer coach, Jim Gardner, could say was, “Here we go again.” Ryan dominated the offensive half of the field all night. And although she didn’t end up getting… Continue Reading

Mitchell leads TR runners in Glenrock

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School Eagles put up a good fight in Natrona County Friday afternoon at the Finch-Lehner Invitational in Glenrock. Team scores were not available for the track and field meet that also included competitors from Glenrock, Buffalo, Wheatland and Little Snake River. The Lady Eagles had their share of champions,… Continue Reading

Despite schedule change, Broncs top Central

SHERIDAN — The schedule changed, but the results didn’t. Just as the Sheridan High School boys soccer team was getting into the standard Friday-Saturday conference schedule, the potential for poor weather in Cheyenne forced the Broncs to move things up a day to beat the storm. Still, the undefeated Broncs were unfazed as they knocked… Continue Reading

HS rodeo kicks off ‘16 season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County high school rodeo team kicked off the spring portion of its 2015-16 schedule last weekend in Laramie. Thirteen SC competitors earned top-10 finishes at the two-day rodeo, including a first, a second and two thirds. Sam Haskett was the top dog for Sheridan County, earning the group’s lone first-place finish.… Continue Reading

Three Sheridan hockey players make Wyoming history

Three Sheridan hockey players make Wyoming history

SHERIDAN — As gloves floated through the air and sticks and helmets glided across the ice, three Sheridan hockey players piled on top of their teammates in celebration. Bode Dunham was in Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrating something that had never been done in the state of Wyoming. He and his Team Wyoming U14 teammates were… Continue Reading

SCWBB holding open tryout

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy is amid the process of building a roster for the 2016-17 season. He’s hoping to fill a spot or two via an open tryout next week. McCarthy will hold open tryouts for interested female basketball players Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.… Continue Reading

SHS boys soccer adjusts weekend schedule

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys soccer team has changed its weekend game schedule due to a potential storm in Cheyenne. SHS activities director Don Julian explained Wednesday that the Broncs will travel to Cheyenne a day early in order to play both games before the poor weather hits. Sheridan’s matchup with Cheyenne Central,… Continue Reading

Broncs fall short in track dual with rival Gillette

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School just didn’t have the numbers to compete with its rival Tuesday afternoon. In a dual meet against Campbell County High School, both Sheridan track teams fell to the Camels. The Broncs lost 83-58 and the Lady Broncs fell 85-56. Despite the scores, the Broncs had several athletes stand out at… Continue Reading

Pokes golfers take 2nd at Cougar Classic

SHERIDAN — Kamrin Allen scored a 4-under-par 68 in his final round at the PING Cougar Classic Tuesday to boost the University of Wyoming golf team to a second-place finish. Allen’s score was the low of the day for the Pokes and put the former Sheridan Bronc at 5-under for the tournament. He finished tied… Continue Reading

Starr named SC men’s soccer coach

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College officially announced the hiring of its new men’s soccer coach Tuesday. Tim Starr comes to SC from Northeastern Junior College in Colorado, where he served as an assistant coach and interim head coach last season. Before his time at NJC, Starr was a volunteer coach for the Colorado Christian University women’s… Continue Reading

Rogers gets Everest retry

SHERIDAN — The mountains are calling…again. After his first attempt to summit Mount Everest was cut short by a series of earthquakes and avalanches, Darren Rogers is heading back up the mountain on April 16. The Sheridan resident is climbing on a custom plan, similar to the one he began last year. There are only… Continue Reading

Luckie to have met you

It’s tough moving to a new city. A new state, even tougher. It becomes somewhat of a restart — new bearings to tighten, street names to remember and friends to meet. It was tough for me to leave Indiana 22 months ago, packing up a U-Haul trailer and peering at the only state I’ve ever… Continue Reading

McCullough moves UW golf to 3rd after day 1 in Utah

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming golf team is in third place after the first day of the PING Cougar Classic. The Cowboys shot a 5-under-par 571 at the Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah, and were led by sophomore Drew McCullough’s 7-under 137. McCullough carded rounds of 70 (-2) and 67 (-5) to finish… Continue Reading

Clift’s OT goal lifts Broncs past Laramie

Clift’s OT goal lifts Broncs past Laramie

SHERIDAN — When Tommy Clift scored in the 89th minute, he released a collective sigh of relief from the Sheridan crowd at Homer Scott Field Saturday afternoon. The Sheridan High School boys soccer team watched a 2-0 lead slip through its fingertips, so Clift’s overtime goal did what the Broncs would have liked to have… Continue Reading

Laramie drops depleted Lady Broncs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls soccer team is struggling to find its identity, and things became even more difficult once the Lady Broncs lost senior Robbi Ryan due to an illness. The illness seems to be sweeping through the Sheridan roster, and the depleted Lady Broncs lost 4-0 in Laramie Saturday. SHS head… Continue Reading

Broncs blow out Bison

Broncs blow out Bison

SHERIDAN — You can’t score goals if you don’t shoot, and the Sheridan High School boys soccer team made sure they did a lot of both in a 7-0 rout of Cheyenne South Friday at Homer Scott Field. The Broncs outshot the Bison 22-2 in the first half alone, with 14 of Sheridan’s 22 shots… Continue Reading

Tongue River hosts exciting Pre-Prom Invite

Tongue River hosts exciting Pre-Prom Invite

DAYTON — Warm weather and no wind — local track and field athletes couldn’t ask for better conditions Friday during the Pre-Prom Invitational, and their performance showed it. Tongue River High School hosted a slew of local teams, including Big Horn, Lodge Grass, Sheridan’s junior varsity squad, Kaycee, and Arvada-Clearmont. While no team points were… Continue Reading

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