Category Archives: Local Sports

Crow’s two goals lead Broncs to win over Gillette

Crow’s two goals lead Broncs to win over Gillette

SHERIDAN — Senior midfielder Joe Shassetz told his mom that in his first three years at Sheridan High School, he had never beaten Gillette on the soccer field. That changed last night when the Broncs dominated the Camels in a 3-0 victory at Scott Field. It didn’t take long for Dontae Crow to get his… Continue Reading

Stagnant Lady Broncs fall 1-0 to Gillette

Stagnant Lady Broncs fall 1-0 to Gillette

SHERIDAN — After the Sheridan girls soccer team was held scoreless by the Gillette Lady Camels last night, head coach Mallery Marshall was admittedly surprised. Of all the things her Lady Broncs do well, their offensive prowess is typically the best. So a 1-0 loss to third-ranked Gillette was not what the coach had in… Continue Reading

Local track teams battle wind, each other in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Fighting both gusting winds and some of the top competition in the region, Sheridan County track and field athletes put up fantastic early-season performances at the Susan Windham Memorial Invitational in Gillette Thursday. Sheridan’s Peyton Bomar grabbed a handful of first-place finishes in the 300-meter hurdles, long jump and the triple jump. Bomar… Continue Reading

Hanson named All-American Honorable Mention

Hanson named All-American Honorable Mention

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College sophomore Tiana Hanson has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American Honorable Mention for the 2014-15 women’s basketball season. Hanson finished the season with 20.2 points and 10.5 rebounds a game, both team highs. Her 288 free-throw attempts were the most in the country, and she was 11th in… Continue Reading

Mayer honored at scholar-athlete banquet

Mayer honored at scholar-athlete banquet

BIG HORN — Big Horn football player Christian Mayer was honored at the 21st Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on March 21, in Laramie. The event, hosted by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honored 10 special awards recipients along with 16 scholar-athletes. A total of $22,200 in scholarships… Continue Reading

Weekend sports outlook April 2-5

Thursday Soccer Sheridan boys vs. Gillette, 4 p.m. Sheridan girls vs. Gillette, 6 p.m. Track and Field Sheridan at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Big Horn at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Tongue River at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday No competitions scheduled. Continue Reading

Weston Johnson Memorial Invite set for April 18

Weston Johnson Memorial Invite set for April 18

SHERIDAN — The second annual Weston Johnson Memorial Invitational Volleyball Tournament is coming to Sheridan on April 18. More than 70 teams from Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota will compete in age groups U18, U16, U14 and U12. Johnson played football at the University of Wyoming before beginning his journey as a football coach that… Continue Reading

Column: Fix it, Indiana

What is happening in Indiana? By now, I’m sure you know or have seen something about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It’s made its way to the national headlines, #BoycottIndiana was trending worldwide on Twitter, and it even found its way onto Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. And now, here I am, writing about it… Continue Reading

Local gymnast heading to regional competition

Local gymnast heading to regional competition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan gymnast Kailey Koval is heading to Texas next month to compete in the region three, level eight gymnastics competition. Koval was in Douglas over the weekend, competing in the Wyoming State Championship for a chance to qualify for the regional tournament. Just a fourth-grader at Woodland Park Elementary School, Koval was thrown… Continue Reading

Volleyball club U14 team blue celebrates a win

Volleyball club U14 team blue celebrates a win

The Sheridan Volleyball Club U14 team blue won first place in the U14 silver bracket over the weekend in Gillette. Pictured are, back row from left, coach Mandy Roseberry, Lindsey Hall, Hannah Schoup, Katie Ligocki and Kairstyn Holden. Front row from left, Brooklyn Bowie and Shelby Atkinson. Continue Reading

Sheridan Volleyball Club U12 white teams takes second

Sheridan Volleyball Club U12 white teams takes second

The Sheridan Volleyball Club U12 team white, coached by Jennifer Destefano, won second place in the U12 gold bracket over the weekend in Gillette. Pictured are, back row from left, Madisyn Danforth, Aniston Beard, Callie Rafferty, Alysie Williamson and Sophie Destefano. Front row from left, Annie Mitzel and Elissa Heermann. Continue Reading

SC men’s soccer signs recruit

SHERIDAN — Jose Reyes from Fort Collins, Colorado, has committed to play soccer at Sheridan College next season. Reyes is a goalkeeper and has played soccer for over 10 years. He spent the past four years playing club soccer for the Colorado Storm. Reyes becomes the 17th recruit that Hallenbeck has signed during this offseason.… Continue Reading

First hole-in-one of 2015 recorded

SHERIDAN — It didn’t take long, but Joe Wright carded the first hole-in-one of the 2015 season Saturday at the Powder Horn. Wright used a 7-iron on the 199-yard Stag eighth hole to score his ace, the second hole-in-one of Wright’s career. Matt Parker was the witness. Continue Reading

SHS junior earns spot at showcase tournament

SHS junior earns spot at showcase tournament

SHERIDAN — Molly Mann, a junior at Sheridan High School, was selected to compete with the U19 Northern Plains District hockey team at the America’s Showcase Tournament in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in April. Mann has played hockey in Sheridan since she was in kindergarten and credits much of her success to Dan Carlin, who has coached… Continue Reading

SC women’s rodeo team tops weekend competition

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s rodeo team bounced back from a rough first week of rodeo to take home first place at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo over the weekend. After finishing eighth in Gillette a week ago, the women worked hard all week to take the title in week two of the spring… Continue Reading

Eighth-grade basketball champs

Eighth-grade basketball champs

The Sheridan County Rams eighth-grade basketball team traveled to Billings, Montana, over the weekend to play in the Billings Elite “Hoop It Up” basketball tournament. The Rams went 6-0, including a 35-34 win over the Billings Flight in the championship. There were 13 teams in the eighth-grade bracket. The Rams are coached by Mark Fritz… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs off to hot start for soccer season

SHERIDAN — It may have been the first week of the season, but the 2014 state runner-up Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team is already playing in mid-season form. The Lady Broncs opened their season with a dominating 5-0 win against the Riverton Lady Wolverines at Riverton, then followed with three solid wins at a jamboree… Continue Reading

Boys tie Green River, Rock Springs, top Kelly Walsh

SHERIDAN — Despite the team’s opening-game loss against Riverton Friday, Sheridan head boys soccer coach Matt Johnson said his team responded well at the Casper jamboree Saturday. In shortened games, the Broncs tied 1-1 against both Green River and Rock Springs, and beat Kelly Walsh 2-0. Junior forward Riley Session scored both of the team’s… Continue Reading

Broncs drop 1-0 heartbreaker to Wolverines

Broncs drop 1-0 heartbreaker to Wolverines

SHERIDAN — With the unseasonably warm weather the stands filled with spectators, and with a new head coach for the Broncs it was shaping up to be a perfect evening for the Sheridan soccer squad to begin their season. The outcome, however, was not nearly as pleasant. The Broncs begin their season with a tally… Continue Reading

Hanson proves to coach, herself she can play

Hanson proves to coach, herself she can play

SHERIDAN — On Dec. 6, 2014, Tiana Hanson wasn’t expecting to spend her Saturday night dealing with a bully. The Sheridan College women’s basketball team was on their home floor at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome with a matchup against the tough North Dakota State College of Science. Not even halfway through the season, Hanson… Continue Reading

Powers’ leadership shows on, off the mat

Powers’ leadership shows on, off the mat

SHERIDAN — When Kerry Powers took to the mat this season, he had one major advantage over his opponents. They had never wrestled him before. They had never seen him wrestle before, so they had no idea what the 220-pounder was capable of. If you don’t know much about Powers, don’t feel bad. Although he’s… Continue Reading

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