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Christensen takes 1st in prelims at Simplot

February 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan track athletes placed in the top 10 of their respective preliminary rounds at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho, on Thursday and Friday. Shayla Christensen led her teammates with a first place finish in the prelims for the girls shot put competition. Taylor Ballek took fourth in pole vault and Matt Read More

Broncs coach says four earn state qualifying times

SHERIDAN — Four more Sheridan Bronc swimmers earned state qualifying times Friday in Gillette during the 4A Northeast Conference two-day championship meet. Coach Brent more said the team had a great preliminary round with Trinton Myers earning a state qualifying time in the 100-yard butterfly, Jacob Eckard earning a spot in the 100 backstroke. Drew Read More

Rival teams split wins

SHERIDAN — There was plenty of local love on Valentine’s Day as fans filled the stands at the cross-county rivalry games between the Big Horn and the Tongue River boys and girls basketball teams Friday night in Big Horn. The girls kicked it off with the Lady Eagles (16-2) defeating the Lady Rams (9-10) with Read More

Hardwood standouts have history

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College basketball players Tiana Hanson and Erika Erickson and Gillette College’s MacKenzie Lepley are competitive rivals on the court. Off it, though, is a different story entirely. The trio of hardwood standouts forged a bond long before becoming collegiate athletes. In Shepherd, Mont., a town of 500 residents, 15 miles northeast of Billings, they Read More

Bronc wrestlers defeat defending champion Gillette

SHERIDAN — Gillette has earned bragging rights as one of the best wrestling programs in the state over the last decade, winning the last 11 4A state championships. But Thursday night, the Sheridan Bronc grapplers earned their own right to walk with a swagger, defeating the Camels at their house, 37-28. “You can chalk up Read More

Generals beat Northwest on Andrews’ final shot; SC women lose

February 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals are good at winning late. Jamir Andrews 3-pointer sent Sheridan College to a 79-78 win last night in Powell and a season sweep of the Northwest College Trappers. The Generals remained in contention to defend their North Sub-Region IX title. Gillette leads Sheridan by 1.5 games in the conference at 12-1, Read More

Cowgirls get first conference road win at SDSU

From Wyoming Athletics, Amy Dambro SAN DIEGO, Calif. —  After building a 20-point second half lead, the Cowgirl basketball team held off a San Diego State comeback to defeat the Aztecs, 69-60, on Wednesday night. It was the first conference road win for UW as three players finished the night in double-figures. Wyoming moves to Read More

Weekend sports schedule: Feb. 12-14

Today • Sheridan at Gillette wrestling JV 5:30 p.m./ varsity 7 p.m. PHOTO: Wrestlers off to big Gillette matchup SHERIDAN — Cody Delk was one of three Bronc wrestlers to win a Ron Thon title last weekend in Riverton as the Broncs beat out Gillette for second place team finish at the big time Wyoming Read More

Cowboys upend No. 5 SDSU

February 12, 2014

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt was familiar with this feeling — even if it had been a while. Riley Grabau scored 17 points, Larry Nance Jr. had 14 and the Cowboys beat No. 5 San Diego State 68-62 on Tuesday night to end the Aztecs’ 20-game winning streak. Shyatt was Wyoming’s coach 16 Read More

WHSAA meetings: State soccer back in Sheridan 2016-17

SHERIDAN — State soccer, cross country and golf culminating events will all be coming to Sheridan in the next few years. Bids were decided at Tuesday’s Wyoming High School Activities Association meetings after Sheridan High School Activities Director Don Julian said last week he was going to try and get back state soccer for SHS. Read More

Five from Sheridan County selected to North for 41st Shrine Bowl

February 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Five Sheridan County football players were announced with the North Shrine Bowl roster Monday afternoon. Among the 36 players picked by the North coaching staff were Sheridan Broncs Justin Orum, Nick Gill and Daniel Sessions along with Big Horn’s Connor McCafferty and Colter Carzoli. The Wyoming senior bowl invites the top players from Read More

Hawks finish strong with two wins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks High School Hockey team (12-4-0) finished their regular season strong with two wins over the weekend. The Hawks swept the Park County Ice Cats (4-11-1) on the road Saturday and Sunday. The winning weekend placed Sheridan second in the division, behind only the undefeated Casper Oiler A’s. Other teams in Read More

SHS Indoor Laramie Shine Invitational results

February 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School indoor track team’s trip to Laramie was hindered by snow as they prepare for the Simplot Games this weekend. While one of the SHS buses reached Laramie for the Shine Invitational, the second bus was forced to turn back to Sheridan due to the snowstorm. “Needless to say, we Read More

Sheridan College sweeps Dawson

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team earned another win over a Region IX leader Saturday afternoon in Sheridan. After taking down Western Wyoming two weeks ago, the Lady Generals (18-9, 8-5) upended this week’s conference first-place team, beating Dawson Community College 63-60 on a late 3 by sophomore Josie Three Irons. In a back and forth contest, Read More

SHS Ron Thon results: Broncs leap to runner-up finish

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bronc wrestlers capped an impressive weekend at the Ron Thon Memorial Tournament Saturday, beating out Gillette for a second place team finish behind three individual champions. Last year’s Sheridan Ron Thon result, a 17th-place finish behind only one champion, paled in comparison to this year’s improvement at the tournament known as “The Read More

Prep scores: Lady Eagles rolling, Rams win

February 7, 2014

Lady Eagles on a roll SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Lady Eagles beat Sundance Friday night, 48-35, continuing their impressive win streak. Sarah Rawlings and Tara Stimpson led the way, explained head coach Dianne Moser. “It was a hard fought game,” Moser said. “It was very physical, it was close throughout and we pulled away Read More

Ron Thon Day 1: Broncs in 3rd with six in semis

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School wrestling team is sitting at third after day one of the Ron Thon Memorial Tournament, which is a great place to be, head coach Tyson Shatto said. “It’s the real deal,” he said. “This tournament is the biggest the state has to offer with every team in the state Read More

Lady Broncs stifle Gillette; Broncs fall short

Massive crowd watches rivals split doubleheader SHERIDAN — It sure wasn’t pretty, but for 16-1 and a win over Gillette in front of home fans, they’ll take it. The No. 1 Sheridan Lady Broncs (16-1, 5-0) have shown they can win in a variety of ways this year, and Friday they held the No. 3 Read More

Broncs impress with 2nd place team finish at Ron Thon

February 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bronc wrestlers capped a great weekend at the Ron Thon Memorial Tournament Saturday, beating out Gillette for a second place team finish behind three individual champions. Braxton Cooper (106), Hayden Hastings (126), and Cody Delk (182) won their respective weight classes as the Broncs made up enough points to pass Gillette Read More

Big Horn beats Lovell, TR tops Rocky Mtn. as teams prep for rivalry rematch

February 10, 2014

Rams move up 2A Northeast standings with win in Lovell SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Rams (11-8) faced the Lovell Bulldogs (7-11) Saturday afternoon on the road. Despite a slow start, losing the first quarter 15-10, and Lovell putting a few 3-point shots through the hoop late in the game, the Rams were able to come Read More

UNLV holds on for 48-46 win over Wyoming

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deville Smith made a layup with 1:16 remaining to give UNLV just enough cushion to get past Wyoming 48-46 Saturday night. Riley Grabau made a 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining to close the gap to 48-46 and give Wyoming a chance for the victory. UNLV was running the clock down when Derek Read More

Gillette-Sheridan rivalry doubleheader should provide fans with plenty of fireworks Friday night

February 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both games will feature a No. 1 team for Friday night’s Sheridan-Gillette rivalry doubleheader. The Lady Broncs cemented their No. 1 ranking with yet another good weekend of basketball, taking down No. 4 East and Central last week. And while Sheridan’s boys fell at East, the No. 3 Broncs (15-1, 4-0) held their No. Read More

Orum inks with Black Hills

SHERIDAN — The tradition of linemen moving on from the Kevin Rizer-Don Julian Bronc offense is becoming a strong one. Justin Orum signed his National Letter of Intent to Black Hills State University Wednesday, thanking his coaches for helping him get there. “It’s all about technique,” he said. “Every day we do technique stuff and it’s really Read More

Versatile Ram, Carzoli, commits to SDSMT

BIG HORN — Colter Carzoli did it all for the Big Horn Rams this year, and will take that versatility to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology after signing his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Carzoli was an All-State performer this season, helping the Rams reach the 2A semis in 2012, capping this year with a state Read More

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming in overtime 66-61

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Although New Mexico power forward Cameron Bairstow stands 6-9, he’s not exactly a terror on the glass. But in the four previous games this season that he reached double-digit rebounds, the Lobos have won. They made it five-for-five with a 66-61 overtime victory over Wyoming as Bairstow had 23 points and Read More

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