Category Archives: Local Sports

Battle in the foothills

Battle in the foothills

SHERIDAN — It was a busy weekend for the basketball teams of Sheridan County School District 1 as both Tongue River and Big Horn high schools hosted the 2014 Foothills Classic. The exciting game play from Friday continued Saturday. The boys and girls teams from each high school played double headers, rotating between Wyoming Indian,… Continue Reading

Bronc wrestler Kerry Powers finishes third in Reno

SHERIDAN — It’s called the “Toughest Tournament in the USA,” but it wasn’t too tough for one of Sheridan’s own high school athletes. Sheridan High School Bronc wrestler Kerry Powers competed in the Reno Tournament of Champions over the weekend in Reno, Nevada. The tournament brings together the top high school and collegiate wrestlers in the… Continue Reading

SHS wrestlers take fourth in Worland duals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School wrestling team traveled to Worland over the weekend, coming together to take fourth at the Worland Duals. There were 24 teams competing at the second tournament of the season for the Broncs. “It was fun to watch the teams come together and work as a team and fight for… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs Dec. 20, 2014

SHS swim team drops two in Cody The Sheridan High School swim team competed against Lander, Powell and Cody in the Cody Quad Friday, losing to Powell (88-85) and Lander (112-67) but beating Cody (108-51). Oscar Patten won the 200 IM, finishing in 2:15.40, and Presley Felker came in first in the 100 Butterfly with a… Continue Reading

Broncs win back-and-forth battle

SHERIDAN — Battle tested. That’s what Sheridan head coach Gale Smith called the game with Billings Senior last night, a game that was a back-and-forth battle until the Broncs pulled away in the final minutes to win 63-56. In their first home game of the season, the Broncs faced a team very similar to themselves,… Continue Reading

Legendary coach wins 700th game of her career

Legendary coach wins 700th game of her career

DAYTON — The final score read 42-26 in favor of the Tongue River girls basketball team after their matchup with Big Piney yesterday. It was just the fourth game of the season for the Lady Eagles and just the third win, but it was a special one in the history of Tongue River and Wyoming… Continue Reading

TR takes a loss to Big Piney 68-42

DAYTON — The Tongue River boys basketball team dug themselves an early hole and weren’t able to climb back out of it on their way to a 68-42 loss to Big Piney. The Eagles couldn’t get anything going offensively, as errant passes, out-of-control drives and short possessions led to easy transitions buckets for the Punchers.… Continue Reading

Big Horn teams victorious against Greybull

BIG HORN — Both the Big Horn boys and girls basketball teams squared off against Greybull Friday morning, and both games came down to the wire. After beating the Lady Buffs by three last weekend, the Big Horn Lady Rams kicked off their busy weekend with a rematch against Greybull and came away with a… Continue Reading

New leagues available at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA is taking registrations for two upcoming leagues. Adult indoor soccer, for ages 14 and up, will take place on Sundays starting Jan. 4 and will run until March 1. Matches will be played at Sheridan Junior High School. The cost of the soccer league is $30 for members and… Continue Reading

2014 Foothills Classic Basketball Tourney

Big Horn Rams Junior Varsity* Friday, Dec. 19 BH girls vs. Wind River, 2:30 p.m. BH boys vs. Wind River, 4 p.m. Wright girls vs. Wyoming Indian, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 BH girls vs. Wyoming Indian, 8:30 a.m. BH boys vs. Big Piney, 10 a.m. Wright boys vs. Wind River, 11:30 a.m. BH boys… Continue Reading

SHS swimmers win  Buffalo dual meet

SHERIDAN — It was a successful evening in the pool for the Sheridan High School swim team as they defeated Buffalo 117-43 in a dual meet. The Broncs won eight of the 12 events at the meet — Sheridan has zero divers on the team, resulting in an automatic loss in one-meter diving. “We had… Continue Reading

Running with the Generals

I’ve been a basketball junkie all my life. I shot around on a Little Tykes hoop in my basement until it wasn’t fun to beat my dad anymore — OK, it’s always fun to beat your dad in things. I traveled around Indiana with my friends playing on various teams; I played high school basketball.… Continue Reading

AC girls go 1-2 to open season

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont Lady Panthers basketball season got off to a rough start over the weekend, but they were able to bounce back and finish with a win on Saturday at the Upton Tournament. The Lady Panthers lost to Hulett 49-10 Friday and Sundance 49-13 Saturday before taking down Guernsey-Sunrise 34-21 in their final… Continue Reading

Hawks leave Laramie with loss and tie

SHERIDAN — After opening the season with two big wins over Pinedale, the Sheridan Hawks hockey team had a little tougher time on the ice this past weekend when they traveled to Laramie to take on the Laramie Outlaws. In Saturday’s matchup, the Hawks fell 3-2. Thomas Moore scored both Sheridan goals and was setup… Continue Reading

SC Girls Basketball clinic set for Jan. 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals are hosting the Holiday Basketball Clinic on Jan. 3 at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The clinic is open to all girls in kindergarten through eighth grade and will run from 1-4 p.m. The cost for the clinic is $50, and each participant will receive a basketball. Contact… Continue Reading

Local sports recaps Dec. 15, 2014

Lady Generals take 45-point win into Christmas break SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals will take a 12-2 record into Christmas break after they took down Dawson Community College for the second time this season. After Sheridan cruised to a 101-56 victory over the Buccaneers just last week, the Lady Generals made the trip… Continue Reading

BH girls take two of three in Wright

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams basketball team won two of three games over the weekend at the Coal Miner’s Classic in Wright. The Lady Rams fell to Thermopolis 49-42 in their first game of the tournament. Bailey Bard scored 15 points in that matchup while Kayla Crouse contributed 11 and Emily Blaney… Continue Reading

Turnovers cost Rams in opening weekend

BIG HORN — Turnovers cursed the Big Horn Rams over the weekend, resulting in only one win and two losses for Ryan Alley’s team at the Herder Classic in Glenrock. The Rams committed 70 turnovers in three games, something Alley said exposed how young his team was. Despite 26 of those turnovers coming in the… Continue Reading

SC men earn overtime victory

SHERIDAN — Laramie County Community College came to the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome a month ago, and it turned into a Sheridan dunk fest as the Generals walked away with an easy 91-73 victory. Friday night, the Generals made the trip to Cheyenne for a rematch with the Golden Eagles, and, this time, it was… Continue Reading

SHS hoops win first games of season

SHERIDAN — Coach Jessica Pickett’s halftime speech must have lit a fire under the Sheridan Lady Broncs, as they came out of the locker room to dominate the third quarter on their way to a 32-point victory in their season opener against Riverton last night. The Lady Broncs jumped to an early lead over the… Continue Reading

Generals add Colorado midfielder

SHERIDAN — The 2015 season is already off to a fast start for Jeff Hallenbeck, who signed his third player to the Sheridan College men’s soccer team. Ernest Asante, a midfielder and striker from Boulder, Colorado, signed his letter of intent to play for the Generals next season. Asante joins Alex Corbin and Vanja Hodovic… Continue Reading

SC Soccer adds second recruit for 2015

SC Soccer adds  second recruit for 2015

SHERIDAN — It’s been a busy few weeks for Sheridan College men’s soccer coach Jeff Hallenbeck, and the recruits are continuing to file in for next season. After signing Cheyenne East’s Alex Corbin last week, Hallenbeck has added a second player to his 2015 roster. This time, it’s Vanja Hodovic, an 18-year-old out of Beogard,… Continue Reading

More changes coming to Sheridan Softball Complex

SHERIDAN — The softball programs in Sheridan have been steadily growing as the national average of participants in recreational softball has decreased dramatically. In the last two years, Sheridan’s participation has jumped from 31 teams to 51 teams playing in various leagues at the Sheridan Softball Complex at Sheridan College. The softball program is by… Continue Reading

Column: Joining the Tiana Hanson book club

This is my plea to get Sheridan College’s Tiana Hanson some national recognition. If you don’t know who Hanson is, she’s the unassuming 6-foot-1 post player who has made a second home under the basket for the Lady Generals. If you haven’t had time to watch her play, make time. It’s worth it. She’s junior… Continue Reading

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