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RELENTLESS CHAMPIONS

RELENTLESS CHAMPIONS

LARAMIE — “These things are awesome.” Those were the first words out of Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian’s mouth after the Broncs defeated the Gillette Camels 38-31 to win the 4A State Championship. Julian has been a part of eight Wyoming high school state championship games — winning seven — and he… Continue Reading

Tongue River football finishes season in second place

LARAMIE —Tongue River High School’s historic football season came to a disappointing end Saturday as the team fell to the Upton-Sundance Patriots 33-14 in the 1A 11-man state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. While a loss in the state championship game wasn’t the outcome head coach John Scott was hoping for, he… Continue Reading

RELENTLESS PREPARATION

RELENTLESS PREPARATION

Broncs ready for matchup with Campbell County in state championship game SHERIDAN — It was business as usual for the Sheridan Broncs this week as they prepared for their matchup with the Campbell County Camels in the 4A State Championship. But business as usual meant grinding. It meant tackling the week’s schedule head on to… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Nov. 14, 2015

Lady Generals earn 88-65 win Friday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals earned a little revenge Friday night in their 88-65 win over Fort Carson, Colorado. Fort Carson had defeated the Lady Generals in Sheridan earlier this year, but the SC women came out on top with the help of an early start. The Lady… Continue Reading

Coaches with different backgrounds build success at TRHS

DAYTON — Football practice at Tongue River High School is a carefully scripted routine. Head coach John Scott stands near the edge of the field, following his watch closely and ready to blow the whistle to signal the start of the next drill. Assistant coach Scott Orchard leads warm-ups, sternly reminding the distracted players that… Continue Reading

SC women struggle in opening game of Air Force Classic

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team struggled to get the ball in the basket again Thursday night as they opened the Air Force Classic with a 73-51 loss to Region IX foe Western Nebraska Community College. The Lady Generals have struggled to get the offense going so far this season, averaging just 68… Continue Reading

The pledge

The pledge

A group of Broncs committed to a state championship in seventh grade. Now, the entire team is on board, and the title is within reach. SHERIDAN — A group of young Sheridan Broncs sat in Blake Godwin’s basement back in 2010, goofing off as most teenagers do and soaking in the final stretch of summer… Continue Reading

State football to stream online

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming High School Activities Association has once again partnered with the NFHS Network to stream the Wyoming high school state football championships online. All five WHSAA state championship games will be available to view on the NFHS Network, beginning with the 2A game at noon on Friday. The 3A game will immediately… Continue Reading

Tongue River sticking to the script in championship

Tongue River sticking to the script in championship

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles have a chance to make history. The state championship trophy hasn’t been in the Tongue River valley since 1974. The Eagles haven’t played in a championship game since this year’s seniors were in elementary school. Yet, on the eve of playing the most important game of these players’ lives… Continue Reading

Broncs amped for rematch with rival Gillette

Broncs amped for rematch with rival Gillette

SHERIDAN — There’s a famous scene in the movie “Hoosiers” where the Hickory High School basketball team walks into historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on the campus of Butler University before the state championship game against South Bend. You can get a sense for the magnitude of the game and the size of the gym by the… Continue Reading

Closing out a historic season

What a year of football it’s been, and it’s all culminating this Saturday as two teams from Sheridan County battle for state championships in their respective classes. The Tongue River Eagles will take on Upton-Sundance in the 1A title game, while the Sheridan Broncs cap off the five-game, two-day extravaganza at War Memorial Stadium against… Continue Reading

Climbing the coaching ladder

Climbing the coaching ladder

SHERIDAN — Sartaj Khan could be smelling roses come January. He may even be smelling oranges. The University of Utah Utes football team is sitting on an 8-1 record, it’s ranked 10th in the country, and it’s sitting comfortably atop the Pac-12 South standings. Three more regular season wins and a win in the Pac-12… Continue Reading

SHS, BHHS wrap up volleyball seasons at state

SHS, BHHS wrap up volleyball seasons at state

SHERIDAN — It was a day full of rematches Saturday as the Sheridan High School volleyball team wrapped up its 2015 season with a fourth-place finish at the 4A State Tournament. A win against Green River Friday kept the season alive for the Lady Broncs in the consolation bracket at the state tournament and meant… Continue Reading

North Idaho College hands SC men first loss of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team struggled early in Saturday night’s matchup with North Idaho College, leading to its first loss of the young season. Sheridan came into the game with a 3-0 record, but they couldn’t get much going against the tough NIC team. The Generals scored just 33 points in the… Continue Reading

Big Horn, Sheridan still alive at state tourney

Big Horn, Sheridan still alive at state tourney

SHERIDAN — Depending on which side of the county you are from, you might have been excited or disappointed with the outcome of Friday’s games at the 2A Volleyball State Tournament. The Big Horn Lady Rams rebounded from last night’s opening-round loss with a win over the county rival Tongue River Lady Eagles in the… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Nov. 7, 2015

SC volleyball finishes fourth at Region IX tourney SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team ended its season Friday with a win and loss for a fourth-place finish at the Region IX tournament. “We did a lot of great things this season,” head coach Jennifer Stadler said. “We overcame a lot of adversities, took fourth… Continue Reading

Eagles dominate Lingle, earn trip to state

Eagles dominate Lingle, earn trip to state

SHERIDAN — For the first time in nine years, the Tongue River Eagles football team is making its way to the state title game. Through the air, on the ground and on defense, the Eagles controlled every facet of the game in their 28-9 victory over the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers during the semifinal game Friday… Continue Reading

LARAMIE BOUND: Broncs to state for first time since ‘11

LARAMIE BOUND: Broncs to state for first time since ‘11

SHERIDAN — Players were yelling, lockers were shaking and Fetty Wap was bumping through the speakers. The Sheridan Broncs were in celebration mode Friday night. A 35-10 victory over the Natrona County Mustangs in the 4A semifinals secured Sheridan’s first trip to the state championship since 2011. As the team huddled around the Bronc logo… Continue Reading

SHS swimmers create culture of togetherness

SHS swimmers create culture of togetherness

SHERIDAN — Four school records, five All-State swims, one state champion and a third-place team finish at the state meet. There was a lot to cheer about this season for the Sheridan High School girls swim team, but it didn’t come easy. It’s been a process for head coach Brent Moore since he took over… Continue Reading

Local teams struggle at state volleyball tourney

SHERIDAN — It was a tough first day for the three Sheridan County volleyball teams competing at the state tournament Thursday. All three teams lost their opening round matchups, cutting short any chance at a 2015 state championship. In 4A, the Sheridan Broncs couldn’t ride any momentum they may have established finishing third at the… Continue Reading

SC volleyball drops first match of Region IX tournament

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team dropped its opening round match of the Region IX tournament Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Generals squared off against Laramie County Community College for the third time this season, a rubber-match as each team won on its home floor during the regular season. After Sheridan beat LCCC back in… Continue Reading

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