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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

Hawks finish sixth at state hockey tourney

SHERIDAN — Winning one out of three games over the weekend, the Sheridan Hawks ended their season in sixth place at the Wyoming state hockey tournament. Game one of the tournament against the Pinedale Glaciers ended in heartbreak for the Hawks. After scoring the final two goals in regulation to tie the game up, the… Continue Reading

Coin toss lands SHS girls in No.2-seed in region

SHERIDAN — In a repeat of football season, the Sheridan High School girls basketball team was forced to break a tie to determine seeding heading into this weekend’s regional tournament. After Friday’s loss to Gillette, the Lady Broncs were tied atop the 4A East standing with the Lady Camels. A coin flip was held between… Continue Reading

Broncs swimmers take seventh at state meet

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Broncs swimmers found themselves in seventh place with a team score of 83 after the 4A boys state swim meet in Gillette wrapped up Friday afternoon. Kelly Walsh High School won the meet with 253 team points. Rock Springs, Campbell County, Laramie and Cheyenne East rounded out the top five teams. A… Continue Reading

Eagles take down Wolves 59-49

Eagles take down Wolves 59-49

BIG HORN — The Tongue River Eagles live to fight another day after beating the Moorcroft Wolves 59-49 in a loser-out game during the 2A East regional tournament Friday. The game was fairly tight for the entire four quarters of play. Nabbing six offensive rebounds in the first quarter, the Eagles jumped out to a… Continue Reading

Generals fall to Central Wyo. College Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals had a good start in their NJCAA Region IX tournament game against Central Wyoming College in Riverton Friday — but it wasn’t quite enough to pull out a win. The 82-77 loss means the Sheridan College men’s basketball team is out of the tournament. The Rustlers will advance to… Continue Reading

Rams lose to Niobrara County 61-51 Friday

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams let the regional championship slip out of their grasp last night in their 61-51 loss to the Niobrara County (Lusk) Tigers in the semi-finals. After both teams were held scoreless in the first two minutes of the game, offenses began to erupt. Trying to keep pace with the… Continue Reading

Big Horn boys and girls split with Burns

Big Horn boys and girls split with Burns

BIG HORN — Both the Big Horn girls and boys basketball teams opened up the 2A East Regional Tournament against the Burns Broncs yesterday, splitting the games in favor of the boys. Third quarters have been the Achille’s heel for the Big Horn girls all season long, and another rough third quarter cost them in… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles cruise past Lusk in opening round

Lady Eagles cruise past Lusk in opening round

BIG HORN — The Tongue River Lady Eagles are just one game away from making an appearance at the state tournament. The Lady Eagles pushed through a bumpy first half and beat the Niobrara County (Lusk) Lady Tigers in a 48-37 contest Thursday. The Lady Eagles began the game out of sorts offensively, taking turns… Continue Reading

SC hoopers heading to Region IX tourneys

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team will face Central Wyoming College in Riverton tonight in the opening round of the NJCAA Region IX tournament. The game will tip off at 7 p.m., and the winner will advance to Northwest College in Powell for the remaining tournament action. Head coach Matt Hammer’s Generals are… Continue Reading

SHS runners break more records heading into state meet

SHERIDAN — A couple of Sheridan High School track athletes broke school records at the Starfish-Gillette Invite yesterday to give the Broncs one last push into next week’s state indoor meet. Peyton Bomar, who has made a habit of setting records this year, broke her own record in the triple jump with a distance of… Continue Reading

Bad fourth quarter costs Tongue River boys in 50-41 loss Thursday

BIG HORN —The Tongue River Eagles basketball team probably wants to forget last night’s fourth quarter. Despite leading for almost the entire game, the Eagles let their game against Southeast (Yoder) slip away after dismal 11.1 percent shooting from the field in the final quarter of regulation. Tongue River fell to the Cyclones 50-41. Playing… Continue Reading

Sheridan, Gillette face off Friday

Sheridan, Gillette face off Friday

SHERIDAN — Gillette. Sheridan. That’s all you really have to say to get the blood pumping in the veins of basketball fans in Sheridan County. It’s a rivalry that rarely disappoints, and tomorrow’s matchup between the two schools should be as intense as ever. There will be a lot at stake in the gym at… Continue Reading

Weekend sports outlook: Feb. 27-March 1

Friday Sheridan College Men’s basketball at Central Wyoming (Region IX Tourney), 7 p.m. Basketball Sheridan girls vs. Gillette, 5:30 p.m. Sheridan boys vs. Gillette, 7:30 p.m. Big Horn girls vs. Region Tourney, TBD Big Horn boys vs. Region Tourney, TBD Tongue River girls at Region Tourney, TBD Tongue River girls at Region Tourney, TBD Wrestling… Continue Reading

Lady Generals topple Eastern Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Zuzana Talackova was making it rain on Tuesday, and an efficient offensive night propelled the Sheridan College Lady Generals past Eastern Wyoming College 75-70 to close out the regular season. Despite the conference season ending last Saturday, Sheridan had one more game on their schedule before the conference tournament kicks off this weekend,… Continue Reading

Column: Long live the court storm

After Kansas State defeated Kansas on Monday, the mass of Kansas State students in the bleachers left their seats and made their way to the court at Bramlage Coliseum. It was a party, a celebration after defeating the eighth-ranked team in the country and the crosstown rival. But there was something wrong with Monday’s court… Continue Reading

SC signs two players for soccer teams

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College soccer program has added two players for the 2015 season. Dustin Gaskill has signed to play for Jeff Hallenbeck’s men’s soccer team next season at Sheridan College. Gaskill is a midfielder and striker from Show Low, Arizona. Kendall Bright officially joins the Sheridan College women’s soccer team as the first… Continue Reading

Hawks split with Douglas in final games outdoors

Hawks split with Douglas in final games outdoors

SHERIDAN — Their last games in the frigid outside weather brought mixed results for the Sheridan Hawks. The Hawks opened up their weekend games with a 3-1 win over the Douglas Ice Cats on Saturday but fell 6-4 on Sunday. In the last game underneath the lights on Saturday, Douglas struck first with a goal… Continue Reading

Tongue River boys upset Rams

DAYTON — Season records don’t mean anything in rivalry games, just ask the Tongue River Eagles basketball team. On Saturday, the Eagles (8-15) knocked off conference leader Big Horn Rams (13-10) in a 48-42 game. Though the victory is sweet for the Eagles and demoralizing for the Rams, the game had no impact on the… Continue Reading

SHS boys at No. 1 seed, girls to face Gillette for top spot

Broncs slated as top seed for regionals SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs basketball team went into the weekend hoping for at least a second-place seed in the conference. Three days later, the Broncs are slated as the top seed in the regional tournament. The Broncs 58-49 victory over Cheyenne South Saturday secured Sheridan as the… Continue Reading

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