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14 Broncs earn all-conference football honors

SHERIDAN — The season may be over, but the individual accolades are still coming in for the state champion Sheridan Broncs football team. The Broncs had 14 players named to the all-conference team Sunday, eight of whom also received all-state recognition. Quarterback Blake Godwin and lineman Blake Baker led the way for the state champs,… Continue Reading

Talackova’s 36 not enough for SC to top Air Force Prep

Talackova’s 36 not enough for SC to top Air Force Prep

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team overcame a 13-point halftime deficit Saturday night but weren’t able to close the door in a 90-81 loss to Air Force Prep. Zuzana Talackova’s 36 points weren’t enough to dig the Lady Generals out of another early hole, something that’s caused them problems in each of their… Continue Reading

SC women get first home win in 91-47 thumping of LBH

SC women get first home win in 91-47 thumping of LBH

SHERIDAN — Zuzana Talackova started right where she left off last weekend, and the Sheridan College women’s basketball team rolled to a 91-47 victory over Little Big Horn College Friday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The Lady Generals won the opening tip, and Talackova started the game with a corner 3. They never trailed… Continue Reading

Generals sloppy in win over Wyoming All-Stars

SHERIDAN — After defeating the Wyoming All-Stars 92-62 last night and improving to 7-1, it may seem as if the Sheridan College men’s basketball team is playing some solid hoops to start the season. But head coach Matt Hammer knows his team still has a lot to work on. The Generals had 20 turnovers in… Continue Reading

Five local players named to Trib’s Super 25

SHERIDAN — Five Sheridan County football players were named to the Casper Star-Tribune’s Super 25, a list that honors the 25 best high school football players in Wyoming. Evan Coon, Dontae Crow, Blake Godwin, Nolan McCafferty and Dillon Lyons were all named on the list that was released Monday night. Coon, Crow and Godwin, all… Continue Reading

TR football exceeds expectations in best season since 2006

TR football exceeds expectations in best season since 2006

DAYTON — Four months ago, a trip to Laramie wasn’t on John Scott’s radar. Going to the state championship seemed implausible for the Tongue River head football coach. The last three years, they had won a combined eight games. Four years ago, they didn’t have a team. Fewer than 20 kids showed up to play… Continue Reading

SC men’s basketball holds on to beat Dawson CC 88-86

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team overcame some late sloppy play to hang on and beat Dawson Community College Tuesday night in Glendive, Montana. Head coach Matt Hammer said the Generals controlled the entire game until the last five minutes. After stretching the lead to as many as 12 points late in the… Continue Reading

Column: Sports in the wake of tragedy

Sports are a funny thing. They are something we take for granted yet cherish so much. They are something we vow to never debate over, but those very debates mirror exactly what fuels our love of sport: competition. There’s typically no defined right or wrong within sports. Often a large grey area, it’s the concept… Continue Reading

Rivas signs with North Carolina Central

Rivas signs with North Carolina Central

The Sheridan College men’s basketball team joins sophomore forward Pablo Rivas, seated, as he signs his letter of intent to play at North Carolina Central University next year. Rivas averaged 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds a game his freshman year. He’s bumped those numbers to 17.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in four games so far… Continue Reading

Freshman Broncs win conference title

SHERIDAN — It looks as if the future is bright for the state champion Sheridan Broncs. While the Sheridan High School varsity football team was battling the state’s best on its way to a 24th state championship, the SHS freshman team was taking care of business on its schedule. The freshman Broncs went 7-1 in… Continue Reading

Sheridan College teams fare well over the weekend

Talackova’s 37 leads Sheridan over Northern Oklahoma College SHERIDAN — Zuzana Talackova scored a career-high 37 to jolt the Sheridan College women’s basketball team’s offense in an 87-80 win over Northern Oklahoma College Saturday at the Air Force Classic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After opening the season with three straight losses, the Lady Generals seem… Continue Reading

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

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