Category Archives: Local Sports

Andrews named to Region IX third team

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Jamir Andrews was named to the Region IX men’s basketball all-region third team. Andrews, a sophomore from Dublin, California, led the Generals in scoring this season with 18.9 points a game. He also had 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game and shot 42 percent from the field, 38 percent from… Continue Reading

SC volleyball inks defense specialist from Montana

SC volleyball inks defense specialist from Montana

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College volleyball has inked another player to its roster for the fall season. Defensive specialist Stevie Murphy joins the Generals from Custer County District High School in Miles City, Montana, where she tallied 640 digs — two shy of a school record — and had a serve-receive percentage of 89. A three-sport… Continue Reading

Woodward helps push UW past Air Force, 70-48

LAS VEGAS — Junior guard Marquelle Dent scored 20 points and senior forward Kayla Woodward added 17 to guide the sixth-seeded University of Wyoming women’s basketball team to a 70-48 win over 11th-seeded Air Force on Tuesday in the 2015 Mountain West Championships’ first round in the Thomas & Mack Center. The Cowgirls (16-13, 10-8… Continue Reading

Talackova named to Region IX all-tourney team

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College freshman Zuzana Talackova was named to the 2015 Region IX all-tournament team for her performance last week in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Talackova scored 24 points and brought down 10 rebounds in Sheridan’s win over McCook Community College in the opening round of the tournament. She shot 4-of-7 from behind the arc and… Continue Reading

SJHS eighth-graders win district title

SJHS eighth-graders win district title

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School eighth-grade boys basketball team defeated Buffalo and Sage Valley (Gillette) to take home the Northeast district championship over the weekend in Buffalo. The Broncs relied on some stellar defense, holding Buffalo to only 28 points. Despite the tough defense, they still needed a crucial 3-pointer from Tristan Bower… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Gillette 66-64 in regionals

Broncs fall to Gillette 66-64 in regionals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys basketball team has made a habit of playing in games that come down to the wire, but they were on the wrong end of things in Saturday’s 4A East regional championship game against Gillette. After the Broncs squeaked out with a three-point win in the regional semifinal the… Continue Reading

Sheridan girls take third at regionals

Sheridan girls take third at regionals

SHERIDAN — Perhaps a third-place finish in regionals was not what the Sheridan Lady Broncs had in mind when entering the 4A East regional tournament, but they’ll take it. The Lady Broncs will head into the state tournament Thursday as the third seed from the East after beating the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians 47-41 in… Continue Reading

Dianne Moser adds final win to storied career

Dianne Moser adds final win to storied career

SHERIDAN — Long-time head coach Dianne Moser ended her 41-year career Saturday with a win in the consolation bracket at the 2A state tournament. The Tongue River Lady Eagles beat the Burns Lady Broncs 56-49. A tight first quarter was broken up in the second as the Lady Eagles outscored Burns 12-4. The Lady Eagles… Continue Reading

Kite, Aksamit earn Player of the Year honors

SHERIDAN — Big Horn’s Seth Kite and Tongue River’s Eryn Aksamit were each named Player of the Year for the 2A Northeast conference over the weekend. Aksamit leads an all-conference team that features two of her Tongue River teammates, as well as three Big Horn Lady Rams. Amanda Buller and Kylee Knobloch round out Tongue… Continue Reading

Seventh-grade basketball champs

Seventh-grade basketball champs

The Sheridan Junior High School seventh-grade boys basketball team capped off a 13-1 season by winning the Northeast District tournament Saturday in Gillette. Pictured are, top row, from left, Connor Goss, Brock Bomar, Ethan Rickett, Jacob Boint, Coach David Peterson, Gabe Frederick and Hannah Schoup. Front row, from left, Lowden Askins, Garrett Coon, Ryan Sessions… Continue Reading

Broncs pull out a win against Cheyenne Central at home Friday

Broncs pull out a win against Cheyenne Central at home Friday

SHERIDAN — The hometown Sheridan crowd wiped its collective brow when Cody Williams scored on a fast-break layup with 36 seconds remaining in the Sheridan boys basketball team’s regional semifinal matchup with Cheyenne Central last night. Less than 30 seconds before that layup, with the game tied at 41, Sheridan point guard Dylan Daniels was… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs lose, 40-35, to Cheyenne East

Lady Broncs lose, 40-35, to Cheyenne East

SHERIDAN — With the state’s leading scorer Robbi Ryan still sidelined with an ankle injury, the Sheridan Lady Broncs lineup was without an offensive spark. But even without Ryan, Sheridan put up a fight in their tight 40-35 loss to the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds Friday. The Lady Broncs couldn’t get in a rhythm in the… Continue Reading

Eagles season ends with loss to Lyman

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles’ season came to a screeching halt in the second game of the 2A state basketball tournament in which they fell to the Lyman Eagles 48-34 on Friday. The offense could not get going the entire game. Despite shooting only six-for-25 in the first half, the Tongue River Eagles found… Continue Reading

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

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