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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

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette, 63-51

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette, 63-51

GILLETTE — There was no overtime; there were no 50-point scorers. But the Sheridan High School girls basketball game vs. Gillette Friday night was still exciting as the Lady Broncs battled back  from a 14-point halftime deficit before falling to the Lady Camels 63-51 in a standing-room only Campbell County High School Gym. All eyes… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 27, 2016

Still alive, Tongue River girls fall to Lusk SHERIDAN — After a promising start to the 2A East Regional Basketball Tournament, the Tongue River Lady Eagles fell short in a 38-24 loss to Niobrara County (Lusk) Friday night in Cheyenne. Kylee Knoblock led Lady Eagle scoring with 10 points. LeeAnna Mitchell followed with 5 points.… Continue Reading

A-C teams fall in first round games

A-C teams fall in first round games

SHERIDAN — The energy was there, the toughness was there, the effort was there. But the scoring wasn’t. After clutch wins in essential play-in games Monday, both the Arvada-Clearmont girls and boys basketball teams lost tough opening-round matchups at the 1A East regional tournament at Sheridan High School. The Lady Panthers fell to Rock River… Continue Reading

NSI can’t hold on for win against HEM in 1A regional matchup

NSI can’t hold on for win against HEM in 1A regional matchup

SHERIDAN — Normative Services, Inc. had its moments, but the team couldn’t string enough of them together Thursday night on the court. Sporadic play caused the Wolves to fall 58-40 to the Hanna-Elk Mountain Miners Thursday night at Sheridan High School in the opening round of the 1A East regional tournament. Skiter Stevens led scoring… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Feb. 26, 2016

Rams keep rolling, take down Burns in regional opener BIG HORN — It’s been a long time since the Big Horn High School boys basketball team has lost — 49 days, in fact. That streak is still alive thanks to an easy 77-41 win over Burns in Thursday’s opening round of the 2A East regional… Continue Reading

Averys carrying family legacy to state wrestling meet

Averys carrying family legacy to state wrestling meet

SHERIDAN — The Averys are a wrestling family. Freshman 106-pounder Garrett, sophomore Steen and senior Wyatt, both at 145 pounds, are the youngest three of seven kids. Their older brothers wrestled and their father wrestled before them. They were introduced to the sport at an early age, and ever since, there has been an Avery… Continue Reading

Lady Generals end regular season with win at EWC

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team won its final regular season game Wednesday at Eastern Wyoming College, and they nabbed the 86-80 win in dramatic fashion. The Lady Generals led by as many as 16 in the first half before what head coach Frank McCarthy described as a “collapse” in the third quarter.… Continue Reading

Sheridan earns 15 medals at Wyoming Senior Olympics

SHERIDAN — It was a good weekend in Cody for a number of local competitors in the Wyoming Senior Olympics. Eight competitors combined for 10 gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals at the games. Ten of the 15 medals came in pickleball events. Renee Wolleman won gold in women’s doubles and mixed… Continue Reading

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