Category Archives: Local Sports

TR girls XC wins conference meet; BH names 4 to All-Conference

DAYTON — After both the Tongue River Middle School boys and girls cross-country teams won titles Thursday at Devil’s Tower Golf Club in Hulett, the Tongue River High School girls followed suit and won the 2A Northeast Conference meet. In the middle school race, Kalie Bocek, Chloe Schilling, Linsey Trischler and Bailey Boulter finished second,… Continue Reading

Wyoming wide receiver Jake Maulhardt off to career year

LARAMIE (AP) — Midway through his junior season, Wyoming wide receiver Jake Maulhardt is already off to a career year. After six games, the Camarillo, California, native boasts 30 receptions for 312 yards and three touchdowns. All three stats are career highs. “I’ve been waiting the past two years and just accepting my role,” Maulhardt… Continue Reading

Rams hoping to secure playoff spot Friday vs. Newcastle

BIG HORN — Between it being Homecoming and senior night, Friday’s game will be filled with distractions for the Big Horn football team. But with the final playoff picture still taking shape in the crowded 2A East Conference, the Rams (5-1, 3-1) will have to maintain focus in their matchup against the Newcastle Dogies. The… Continue Reading

Eagles take on unique Lingle-Ft. Laramie offense Friday

DAYTON — The Lingle-Ft. Laramie offense is fairly new to high school football in Wyoming, but at the same time it’s pretty old fashioned. “I remember my grandpa telling me about the single-wing offense,” Tongue River head coach John Scott said. “I never thought I’d see it in action.” Scott will see it, though, when… Continue Reading

Shrine Bowl raised $35,000 for Shriners Hospitals

SHERIDAN — The Board of Directors of the Shrine Bowl of Wyoming are pleased to announce a directed donation of $35,000 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Salt Lake City. The money was raised from the playing of the 42nd annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl All-Star football game this past June. The Shrine Hospital system… Continue Reading

Broncs winless against Natrona in last six tries

SHERIDAN — Each week, Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian reemphasizes the same thing with his football team. “How are we going to make this year different?” He’s not blasting the Broncs of seasons past, not at all. He just knows his team has a great shot at making a title run this… Continue Reading

A diamond, our jewel

Who would have ever thought that I’d be writing my second column about baseball in as many weeks? Shoot, two baseball columns in a year could have seemed unreasonable. But, screw it. I’m going back-to-back like I’m Jordan ’96, ’97. It’s hard being a Cubs fan. Everybody knows the Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World… Continue Reading

SC rodeo wraps up fall season

SHERIDAN — Five Sheridan College rodeo athletes made it to the short round over the weekend at the Laramie County Community College Rodeo, the final rodeo of the fall season. Calby Hanson and Breanna Reimler made it past the long round for the women, while Cody Ballek, Tayte Clark and Sam Thurston made it for… Continue Reading

Lady Generals take first 2 sets but drop match to Casper

Lady Generals take first 2 sets  but drop match to Casper

SHERIDAN — It felt like déjà vu at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Tuesday night as the Sheridan College volleyball team watched a two-set lead slip through its grasp in an eventual loss to Casper College. Last Friday, the Lady Generals were in a similar situation against Eastern Wyoming. After dominating the first two sets,… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 13, 2015

BHMS volleyball earns third straight district title BIG HORN — The Lady Rams have done it again. For the third year in a row, the Big Horn Middle School volleyball team took home the Northeast Wyoming Middle School Volleyball District Champion trophy. The Lady Rams traveled to Clearmont for this year’s tournament, and thanks to… Continue Reading

Weekend sports recap — Oct. 12, 2015

SC volleyball takes down LCCC in 4 SHERIDAN — After a grueling five-set win Friday over Eastern Wyoming, the Sheridan College volleyball team turned right around and took down Laramie County Community College in four sets Saturday (25-12, 17-25, 25-21, 25-14). Jace Kleffner led the Lady Generals with 14 kills and four blocks, bringing her… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 10, 2015

Big Horn bests Burns SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School beat Burns convincingly Friday night to move to 5-1 and clinch a birth in the 2A playoffs. The Rams jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 42-21 road win. Big Horn used a balanced attack but mainly… Continue Reading

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

SHERIDAN — The blood pressure was through the roof — actually, the dome — as the Sheridan College volleyball team watched their two-set lead collapse, only to fight back and win the match in a dogfight of a fifth set against Eastern Wyoming College. “They continued to fight,” SC coach Jen Stadler said after the… Continue Reading

Tongue River Eagles score huge road victory

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River High School football team felt like underdogs Friday night. The Eagles took only 18 players on the long drive to Yoder to face Southeast High School, which entered the game with a 4-1 record and happened to be celebrating Homecoming. After the game ended, however, it was Tongue River doing… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 9, 2015

SHS cross-country competes in 7 of 7 in Montana SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country team got a taste of some new competition and a unique race format Thursday at the Capital City 7 of 7 Invitational in Helena, Montana. There were 45 teams at the event, with Sheridan being the only Wyoming school competing.… Continue Reading

Defense key for TRHS against Southeast ground game

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School football team typically splits their practices right down the middle — 50 percent on offense, 50 percent on defense. But this week has been a tad different for John Scott’s team. The Eagles make the trip to Southeast this Friday to take on a Cyclones team that could… Continue Reading

Rams battle winless Burns Friday to secure playoff berth

BIG HORN — With three weeks left in the regular season, every game has the potential to shake up the playoff picture — especially in a competitive 2A East conference. The Big Horn Rams (4-1, 2-1) could finish first in the conference or miss the playoffs altogether based on the next few weeks. That’s why… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 8, 2015

Harvest Moon tennis tournament in need of adult players SHERIDAN — Bob Faurot and the Sheridan High School tennis team are looking for six more adults to play in the Harvest Moon doubles tennis tournament this weekend. They currently have 22 student players but need six more adults to be paired with them. The tournament… Continue Reading

Lady Generals earn nonconference win over Rocky Mountain JV

SHERIDAN — Kanye West’s “Celebration” pumping through the speakers at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Tuesday night meant something good for the Sheridan College volleyball team: a straight-set (25-21, 26-24, 25-20) victory over Rocky Mountain College junior varsity. But it didn’t come easy. After taking a 3-2 lead in the first set, the Lady Generals… Continue Reading

Broncs hope to turn tides on increasingly familiar situation

SHERIDAN — The salt lingers in the collective mouth of the Sheridan High School football team. After another brutal loss to the Gillette Camels Friday, the Broncs find themselves in the same position they’ve been in for the last couple years. It’s the third-straight season Sheridan has opened 5-0 before suffering a loss to the… Continue Reading

Getting romantic about baseball

So I’m sitting in the first row of the outfield at Great American Ball Park last Tuesday — right around right-centerfield — and there’s this kid sitting at the end of the row, about 10 or 12 seats away. Let me tell you, this kid was the worst. It was the Chicago Cubs versus the… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s shy MMA fighter well on her way to turning pro

Sheridan’s shy MMA fighter well on her way to turning pro

SHERIDAN — Nekah Dmitriyeva’s fists move at a 100 miles an hour. She connects with Paul Valdez’s boxing pads as he shouts out instructions at the Slappyhappy MMA team’s small training facility in downtown Sheridan. Dmitriyeva throws a quick combination of punches then wraps her arms around Valdez’s shoulders and head, lifting him up into… Continue Reading

Hanson, Erickson lead charge for SC rodeo in Colorado

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team strung together some solid scores over the weekend in Lamar, Colorado, the fourth rodeo of the fall season. Calby Hanson and Tioni Erickson had great weekends in goat tying. Hanson’s 8.2-second tie split second, third and fourth in the long round. She followed that with a blazing 7.9-second… Continue Reading

Sports briefs — Oct. 6, 2015

SHS and SCTA hosting Harvest Moon tennis tourney this weekend SHERIDAN — It’s not too late to sign up for the sixth annual Harvest Moon Classic doubles tennis tournament. The tournament, which benefits Sheridan High School tennis, takes place this Saturday and Sunday — and Friday, if necessary — at the SHS tennis courts. A blind… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 5, 2015

SHS girls tennis finishes 2nd at state GILLETTE — While Julia Fenn stole the show with her fourth-straight singles tennis championship, several other Lady Broncs took top honors at the state tournament as well. The duo of Lennon Dregoiw and Libbey Standish opened up Saturday’s competition for the Lady Broncs by winning the consolation bracket in… Continue Reading

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