Category Archives: Local Sports

Wyoming Innovation takes Early Birds crown

Wyoming Innovation takes Early Birds crown

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Innovation took the Early Birds Bowling League crown for the 2015-16 season, outbowling Creekside Dental to secure the title. Wyoming Innovation was made up of Phebe Macha, Flo Dahlin, Polly Hill, Kelly Macha and Mona Brown. The five ladies were presented the title at the league’s annual luncheon Thursday, along with Linda… Continue Reading

Cunningham, local cowgirls dominate Newcastle rodeo

SHERIDAN — Cricket Cunningham was the top local rider at the Newcastle high school rodeo over the weekend, taking second place in breakaway roping Sunday with a time of 3.020 seconds. She added another second-place finish in goat tying with a time of 7.560 seconds. Cunningham was one of seven Sheridan County cowgirls who brought… Continue Reading

A review of reviews

There was a play in Monday night’s NBA Playoff game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs that caused quite a stir in the basketball world. It was controversial; it was potentially game changing; and it wasn’t reviewable. With 13.5 seconds left, the Thunder were inbounding the ball along the sideline with… Continue Reading

Three headed to CNFR from Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College 2015-16 rodeo season came to its culmination over the weekend, and the Generals ended the season with some very strong performances at the University of Wyoming. Both the SC men and women finished third at the rodeo, and three individuals secured spots at the College National Finals Rodeo in June.… Continue Reading

Big Horn sprinter shines at Wyoming Track Classic

BIG HORN — Bailey Bard stole the show at the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper Monday afternoon. The Big Horn sprinter continued her impressive season at Kelly Walsh High School winning two of her three events. With times of 12.57 seconds and 26.36 seconds, she ended up on top of the podium in both the… Continue Reading

Opening day excitement Troopers split Sunday doubleheader

Opening day excitement Troopers split Sunday doubleheader

SHERIDAN — Opening day always carries with it a lot of excitement, and the Troopers games Sunday were no exception. The Sheridan Troopers began the 2016 campaign 1-1 with a 4-0 victory over Spearfish Post 164 Sunday morning and an 8-1 loss to the Billings Scarlets. Despite the loss Sunday night, Sheridan head coach Ben… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s Meyer entering WCA Hall of Fame

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Joe Meyer has been recognized by the Wyoming Coaches Association for his distinguished service to athletics in the state of Wyoming and will be inducted into the WCA Hall of Fame in July. Meyer was a track and field weight coach at Sheridan High School for 23 years, earning 24 throwing state… Continue Reading

Bard, Kutterer highlight Buffalo Twilight

SHERIDAN — After a weather-filled week of schedule changes, the Sheridan, Big Horn, Tongue River and Arvada-Clearmont track teams competed in the Buffalo Twilight meet Friday at Buffalo High School. Big Horn’s Bailey Bard continued her impressive 2016 run with a first-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles. Her time of 46.25 seconds was just more… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs soccer ties Laramie in hard-fought game

Lady Broncs soccer ties Laramie in hard-fought game

SHERIDAN — A game that ends with a draw isn’t always what the fans want. But a draw in Friday night’s game between the Lady Broncs and Laramie was simply poetic justice. Both Sheridan and Laramie left everything they had on the pitch in a knock-down, drag-out game that led to a 1-1 draw. Both… Continue Reading

SHS basketball standouts to represent Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan High School basketball players were selected to represent the state of Wyoming in the annual Wyoming-Montana basketball All-Star game. Blake Godwin and Robbi Ryan will join nine other Wyoming high school basketball players from around the state in two games this summer against Montana’s all-star team. Godwin ended his final season… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Laramie 4-1

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Broncs fell by three points to the Laramie Plainsmen Friday in Laramie in what coach Matt Johnson called a “very disappointing” game. “Laramie’s a very dangerous team,” Johnson said. “Very quick. Very aggressive.” The Broncs had come out swinging, scoring the first goal in the first 10 minutes of the game. Riley… Continue Reading

Rodeo athletes perform well in Sublette County

SHERIDAN — Several local cowboys and cowgirls earned top finishes at the Sublette County high school rodeo last weekend. Sheridan’s Makenna Balkenbush took top honors in breakaway roping on day one of the event. With a time of 2.22 seconds, she had the fastest time on Saturday and the third fastest time overall. Balkenbush also… Continue Reading

Mailbag: Should I recline my seat on a plane?

I like to people watch, especially at the airport. So I’m sitting in the terminal at LAX Saturday, and a normal-looking middle-aged man wonders into my peripherals. Mustache, polo shirt, nothing out of the ordinary. But then he starts talking. There’s nobody with him — no wife, no business associate. He’s pacing, and it’s not until… Continue Reading

Broncs beat Bison everywhere except scoreboard

Broncs beat Bison everywhere except  scoreboard

SHERIDAN — The Broncs beat Buffalo almost everywhere. They out shot the Bison, their defense shut down almost every one of the Bison’s offensive plays and Sheridan’s midfielders controlled the pace of the game. The one place the Broncs didn’t beat Buffalo, however, was on the scoreboard. And at the end of the day, that’s… Continue Reading

Ryan shines in win against Buffalo

Ryan shines in win against Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan did it again. Thanks to another outstanding performance by the senior forward, the Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team came away with its sixth win of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Buffalo Lady Bison. Ryan recorded another hat trick during the game. “It was nice to get a win… Continue Reading

Coe-Kirkham takes 1st in Cody in weekend of golf

SHERIDAN — Last Friday’s tournament in Cody proved to be a good one for Sheridan golfers. Sheridan’s Kirby Coe-Kirkham took first place in tournament shooting a 73 for the day. He was the only Bronc who cracked the top 10 that day. “He was saving par a lot, really putting well on the green,” head… Continue Reading

Track teams compete in home meet Saturday

Track teams compete in home meet Saturday

SHERIDAN — In one of the few times a track and field meet will be held in Sheridan County this season, area teams held their own against some of the region’s top competitors at the Dan Hansen Invite at Sheridan High School on Saturday. Both the Sheridan boys and girls teams took first in team… Continue Reading

Kitterman continues hot streak on links

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County golfers once again found themselves dominating on the fairways and greens Saturday at the Moorcroft Spring Golf Invitational. Lady Ram Jamie Kitterman kept her hot spring season going with another win in the girls division, shooting a 92 for the day. On her heels was Tongue River’s Kylee Knobloch, who shot… Continue Reading

A-C girls highlight track performance

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont girls 400-meter runners highlighted the track team’s performance Saturday at the Upton Invite. Lady Panther freshmen Taziree Smith and Kyler Klaahsen finished third and fourth in the 400-meter run with times of 1 minute, 13.84 seconds and 1:15.15, respectively. Smith went on to take seventh in the 800-meter run (3:04.30 minutes)… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs handed another loss

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team was handed a loss by its rivals Friday night in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Campbell County High School in Gillette. The loss drops Sheridan to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in conference this season. “Gillette is a really talented team. They controlled the ball at… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Camels in 2-1 match Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys soccer team was issued its first loss Friday night in a battle between two unbeaten teams. Sheridan fell to conference rival Campbell County in a 2-1 match. The loss puts the Broncs at 7-1 overall and 4-1 in conference. “It was a tough, physical game,” Sheridan head coach Matt Johnson said.… Continue Reading

Big Horn, Tongue River fare well at Sundance Invite

SHERIDAN — Defending state champion Jamie Kitterman of Big Horn led the field Friday at the Sundance Invite in Sundance. Kitterman shot a 95 in the first round of golf, which was 11 strokes less than the second-place finishers. Tongue River golfer Kylee Knobloch finished fourth in the field of five with a score of… Continue Reading

Baseball season in full swing for SRD

SHERIDAN — The American Legion baseball program is continuing to make strides in Sheridan, and it received some help from the Sheridan Recreation District at Wednesday’s board meeting. The SRD board of directors approved to match the 2015 donation of $2,500 to help the Legion purchase equipment for the 2016 season. American Legion baseball’s Mike… Continue Reading

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