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Local Sports Briefs — October 24, 2015

NSI heading to 6-man playoffs SHERIDAN — The Normative Services football team did what they needed to do Friday afternoon, and the Wolves are headed to the 6-man playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Wolves took care of business, handily defeating Midwest 68-28 to secure the playoff spot. The win gives NSI their… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette

SHERIDAN — You can only comeback so many times, and for the Sheridan Lady Broncs volleyball team, two sets were all they had in a five-set loss to Gillette Friday evening. None of the five sets got off on the right foot for the Lady Broncs, but the energy of the packed bleachers helped dig… Continue Reading

Rams upset top-ranked Wheatland 28-7

SHERIDAN— Big Horn head coach Mike McGuire was more than just a little excited after their win last night and with good reason. The Rams upset against top-ranked Wheatland Bulldogs 28-7 at Wheatland last night. “This was a total team win,” McGuire said. “On offense, defense and special teams, we played well in every facet… Continue Reading

Lady Rams claim 3-1 victory over Sundance

BIG HORN — Senior night is all about leaving everything you have on the court, and the Lady Rams volleyball team did just that last night in their 3-1 victory against Sundance. The six Lady Rams seniors made up the starting lineup, and what began as a ceremonial gesture paid off for the Lady Rams.… Continue Reading

1-seed at play for Big Horn with win at Wheatland

BIG HORN — The Rams have had this game circled on the calendar since the beginning of the season. In every 2015 poll, the media have placed their bets with the Wheatland Bulldogs — and with good reason. The Bulldogs returned 18 seniors from last year’s semi-final team, and have yet to lose a game… Continue Reading

TR can earn playoff spot with win over Pine Bluffs

TR can earn playoff spot with win over Pine Bluffs

DAYTON — While Sheridan and Big Horn sit comfortably Friday, the Tongue River Eagles football team will be fighting for survival. OK, so Sheridan and Big Horn still have stuff to work on, and the Rams can still snag the top seed in 2A with a win over No. 1 Wheatland. But Tongue River is… Continue Reading

Lamar Odom, a basketball player

It’s tough being a professional athlete these days. Actually, it’s tough being an athlete at any level, I think. That’s not to say it wasn’t tough being an athlete back in the day. We have come very far in studies, equipment, rules and regulations that make the games much safer and much more advanced. But… Continue Reading

Friday’s regular season finale about little things for Broncs

Friday’s regular season finale about little things for Broncs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs are locked in to the 4A playoffs. They’re locked in at the No. 2 seed. They can’t get higher, and they can’t fall lower. Cheyenne South hasn’t won a game this year, and they’ve been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. So, theoretically, Friday’s regular-season finale between the Broncs and South… Continue Reading

SC soccer makes conference tournament for first time

SHERIDAN — For Sheridan College, everything was out of their hands Saturday, and it was nerve wracking. The Generals were sitting on a 2-6 record in the Region IX North conference, and Western Nebraska was 2-5. SC was done playing conference opponents, and Western Nebraska had to travel to Western Wyoming to finish the season.… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 19, 2015

Despite loss, Lady Broncs take strides against reigning champs East SHERIDAN — Although the Sheridan High School volleyball team lost in three sets to Cheyenne East Saturday (25-17, 25-22, 25-16), its members were much improved from their previous matchups with the reigning state champions. Sheridan didn’t pose much of a threat against the Lady Thunderbirds… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 17, 2015

2 Lady Broncs earn All-Conference honors  SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls swim team finished in the middle of the pack Friday at the conference finals meet in Cheyenne. The Lady Broncs came in fourth but had several solid performances from their roster of swimmers. Pippin Robison finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with… Continue Reading

Eagles take down No. 1 Lingle-Ft. Laramie

Eagles take down No. 1 Lingle-Ft. Laramie

DAYTON — In a huge upset Friday night, the Tongue River Eagles football team brought down 1A giants Lingle-Ft. Laramie, 48-39. “To me, it is about them,” Tongue River High School coach John Scott said of his team after the game. “I’ve been around a long time and this is as sweet of a win… Continue Reading

Passing game leads Rams to shutout win

Passing game leads Rams to shutout win

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams looked to the sky for the win Friday night. As a team that has heavily relied on the run game all year, a breakout performance by junior quarterback Tanner Warder gave the Rams’ offense a new identity in a 49-0 rout over the visiting Newcastle Dogies. Warder went… Continue Reading

Broncs break streak, defeat Natrona on Homecoming night

Broncs break streak, defeat Natrona on Homecoming night

SHERIDAN — The Natrona County Mustangs came into Sheridan Friday night with the state’s best rushing defense and best overall defense. But the Broncs put on a show that would have made the St. Louis Rams of the late ‘90s and early 2000s very proud. Friday night, Sheridan was the Greatest Show on Turf. Natrona… Continue Reading

TR girls XC wins conference meet; BH names 4 to All-Conference

DAYTON — After both the Tongue River Middle School boys and girls cross-country teams won titles Thursday at Devil’s Tower Golf Club in Hulett, the Tongue River High School girls followed suit and won the 2A Northeast Conference meet. In the middle school race, Kalie Bocek, Chloe Schilling, Linsey Trischler and Bailey Boulter finished second,… Continue Reading

Wyoming wide receiver Jake Maulhardt off to career year

LARAMIE (AP) — Midway through his junior season, Wyoming wide receiver Jake Maulhardt is already off to a career year. After six games, the Camarillo, California, native boasts 30 receptions for 312 yards and three touchdowns. All three stats are career highs. “I’ve been waiting the past two years and just accepting my role,” Maulhardt… Continue Reading

Rams hoping to secure playoff spot Friday vs. Newcastle

BIG HORN — Between it being Homecoming and senior night, Friday’s game will be filled with distractions for the Big Horn football team. But with the final playoff picture still taking shape in the crowded 2A East Conference, the Rams (5-1, 3-1) will have to maintain focus in their matchup against the Newcastle Dogies. The… Continue Reading

Eagles take on unique Lingle-Ft. Laramie offense Friday

DAYTON — The Lingle-Ft. Laramie offense is fairly new to high school football in Wyoming, but at the same time it’s pretty old fashioned. “I remember my grandpa telling me about the single-wing offense,” Tongue River head coach John Scott said. “I never thought I’d see it in action.” Scott will see it, though, when… Continue Reading

Shrine Bowl raised $35,000 for Shriners Hospitals

SHERIDAN — The Board of Directors of the Shrine Bowl of Wyoming are pleased to announce a directed donation of $35,000 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Salt Lake City. The money was raised from the playing of the 42nd annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl All-Star football game this past June. The Shrine Hospital system… Continue Reading

Broncs winless against Natrona in last six tries

SHERIDAN — Each week, Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian reemphasizes the same thing with his football team. “How are we going to make this year different?” He’s not blasting the Broncs of seasons past, not at all. He just knows his team has a great shot at making a title run this… Continue Reading

A diamond, our jewel

Who would have ever thought that I’d be writing my second column about baseball in as many weeks? Shoot, two baseball columns in a year could have seemed unreasonable. But, screw it. I’m going back-to-back like I’m Jordan ’96, ’97. It’s hard being a Cubs fan. Everybody knows the Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World… Continue Reading

SC rodeo wraps up fall season

SHERIDAN — Five Sheridan College rodeo athletes made it to the short round over the weekend at the Laramie County Community College Rodeo, the final rodeo of the fall season. Calby Hanson and Breanna Reimler made it past the long round for the women, while Cody Ballek, Tayte Clark and Sam Thurston made it for… Continue Reading

Lady Generals take first 2 sets but drop match to Casper

Lady Generals take first 2 sets  but drop match to Casper

SHERIDAN — It felt like déjà vu at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Tuesday night as the Sheridan College volleyball team watched a two-set lead slip through its grasp in an eventual loss to Casper College. Last Friday, the Lady Generals were in a similar situation against Eastern Wyoming. After dominating the first two sets,… Continue Reading

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