Category Archives: Local Sports

Lady Rams drop game to Burns

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams let a 13-point lead slip away in their 56-53 loss to the Burns Lady Broncs on Friday. The loss ends the season for the Big Horn basketball team. Despite coming out strong in the first two quarters, a barrage of Burns 3-pointers in the third quarter cut… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles top Shoshoni in state tournament

DAYTON — Tongue River Lady Eagles basketball team will finish its season in the consolation bracket finals tomorrow after their 53-42 rout of the Shoshoni Lady Wranglers on Friday. After being neck-and-neck in the opening minutes of regulation, the Lady Eagles outscored Shoshoni 14-4 in the second quarter. From there, it was all Tongue River.… Continue Reading

Edeen, Bomar named All-State

SHERIDAN — At least two Sheridan County athletes will return home from the state indoor track meet with state titles. Payton Bomar took first place at the indoor meet in the girls triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, 10 inches. That distance also set a new school record. “Peyton Bomar was exceptional in… Continue Reading

What goes into hosting a regional tournament?

What goes into hosting a regional tournament?

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys and girls basketball teams have a lot on their side heading into this weekend’s regional tournament. They both get a first-round bye, which automatically puts them into the state tournament. They will be playing simply for pride and for state tournament seeding. They also have home-court advantage. The… Continue Reading

Tongue River boys, girls fall in first round

Tongue River boys, girls fall in first round

DAYTON — The first round of games at the 2A state tournament didn’t go well for the Tongue River basketball teams. The Tongue River boys took a 81-66 beating at the hands of the Rocky Mountain (Cowley) Grizzlies in the first round Thursday. The Eagles quickly fell behind 13-3 in the early minutes of the… Continue Reading

NSI run ends in opening round of state tourney

NSI run ends in opening round of state tourney

SHERIDAN — The Burlington defense was too stifling, and the incredible run the NSI Academy boys basketball team has put together this season was cut short in the opening round of the state tournament. NSI shot just 29 percent from the field, 19 percent from behind the arc and 29 percent from the foul line.… Continue Reading

Rough start costs Big Horn girls

Rough start costs Big Horn girls

SHERIDAN — While the third quarter has been the period that gives the Big Horn Lady Rams trouble all season, it was the second quarter that doomed them in the state tournament’s opening round Thursday. The Lady Rams and the Lyman Lady Eagles spent the first eight minutes duking it out, but a 14-7 second… Continue Reading

Lady Generals end season with loss to northeastern

SHERIDAN — As the 3-pointers rained down, the Sheridan College women’s basketball team watched as their Region IX championship hopes went down the drain. Northeastern Junior College was simply too much for Sheridan to handle, and the Lady Generals were sent home from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, with a 81-58 loss to end their season. The first… Continue Reading

Three commit to Sheridan College soccer

SHERIDAN — Three more prep soccer players have committed to continue their careers at Sheridan College next fall. The men’s soccer team added two players this week and the SC women have added one. Fernando Rubio Garcia is a central defender from Spain whose twin brother, Carlos, signed with the Generals earlier this winter. Askia… Continue Reading

AgriPark hosts team roping event

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College AgriPark hosted its fourth and largest team roping event this past Sunday produced by the American Cowboy Team Roping Association. There were three different ropings in the event. Brenda White and Shane Ellenwood took first in the first roping with an average of 33.01 seconds on three head. Tody Vineyard… Continue Reading

Unlikely story: NSI boys basketball headed to state

Unlikely story: NSI boys basketball headed to state

SHERIDAN — It’s Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. It’s the third day of the 1A regional tournament at Laramie High School. The Normative Services Inc. Academy boys basketball team is about to take on its toughest challenge of the year, going up against the top-seeded Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket.… Continue Reading

Lady Generals win first round at Region IX tourney

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals were able to hold off McCook Community College in the opening round of the Region IX women’s basketball tournament, and they inflicted most of their damage at the free-throw line. Sheridan shot 21-of-24 (88 percent) from the charity stripe Wednesday and 16-of-17 (94 percent) in the second half… Continue Reading

Weekend sports outlook

Friday Sheridan College Women’s basketball at Region IX tournament*, TBD Basketball Sheridan boys at regional tournament, 8:30 p.m. Sheridan girls at regional tournament, 4 p.m. Big Horn girls at state tournament, TBD Tongue River girls at state tournament, TBD Tongue River boys at state tournament, TBD NSI boys at state tournament, TBD Indoor Track State… Continue Reading

Column: Road to state 4A titles begin Friday

It’s finally March. A basketball fan’s dream. Between arguing with my TV when Joe Lunardi puts Indiana as a 10-seed and streaming the Atlantic Sun tournament on ESPN3, I find time to enjoy some local madness as well. The 4A East regional tournament kicks off tomorrow at Sheridan High School, and it should be a… Continue Reading

3 Lady Generals named All-Region

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan College women’s basketball team takes the court at the Region IX tournament this weekend, they will do so with three All-Region Team award winners in their starting lineup. Tiana Hanson, Sierra Toms and Zuzana Talackova join 14 other Region IX student-athletes on the 2015 All-Region Team. Coaches from the region… Continue Reading

YMCA indoor soccer champs

YMCA indoor soccer champs

Winners of the YMCA youth indoor soccer league, back row from left, are coach Sumner Ellis, Elias Bennett, Tim Brown, Isaac Grimes, Myricle Stuart and coach Joel Esteves. Front row, from left, are Landon Negron, Emma Prior, Calvin Gilmer and Brianna Prior. Continue Reading

Hawks peewee team wins state championship

Hawks peewee team wins state championship

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks peewee hockey team (U12) went down to Cheyenne over the weekend and came back with a state championship banner. Sitting as the top seed in the B division, head coach Jack Morey said his team was focused and wasn’t going to settle for anything less than a championship. That focus… Continue Reading

Smokin’ Aces win volleyball championship

Smokin’ Aces win volleyball championship

The Kubota Smokin’ Aces won the Sheridan Recreation District 2015 Women’s Volleyball B league championship last week. They defeated Core Physical Therapy in two games for the title. Pictured, back row from left, are Callie Crouse, Kayla Morris and Tammy Switzenberg. Front row, from left, are Michelle Switzenberg, Mindy Chase and Sheila Georgen. Not pictured:… Continue Reading

Lady Rams take down Pine Bluffs to clinch state berth

Lady Rams take down Pine Bluffs to clinch state berth

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams basketball team is heading to the state tournament. When Big Horn took the hardwood Saturday afternoon against rival Tongue River, the only thing on the line was pride and state tourney seeding. Saturday morning’s matchup with Pine Bluffs was the important one, and the Lady Rams put… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles finish third at regionals

Lady Eagles finish third at regionals

BIG HORN — The defending state champion Tongue River Lady Eagles recovered after their minor hiccup against Burns on Friday by winning a loser-out game against Wright and the consolation bracket title game against Big Horn. After battling from behind most of the game against Wright, momentum finally shifted the Lady Eagles’ way in the… Continue Reading

Kerry Powers wins state title in 220 class

Kerry Powers wins state title in 220 class

SHERIDAN — With the amount of wrestlers Gillette qualified, the Camels essentially clinched the 4A state wrestling championship before the tournament had even started. However, that didn’t stop the Sheridan Broncs from putting together impressive performances on the mat. Ten Bronc placers at the meet was good enough to give Sheridan third place in 4A… Continue Reading

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