Category Archives: Local Sports

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

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

Local sports briefs — Oct. 13, 2015

BHMS volleyball earns third straight district title BIG HORN — The Lady Rams have done it again. For the third year in a row, the Big Horn Middle School volleyball team took home the Northeast Wyoming Middle School Volleyball District Champion trophy. The Lady Rams traveled to Clearmont for this year’s tournament, and thanks to… Continue Reading

Weekend sports recap — Oct. 12, 2015

SC volleyball takes down LCCC in 4 SHERIDAN — After a grueling five-set win Friday over Eastern Wyoming, the Sheridan College volleyball team turned right around and took down Laramie County Community College in four sets Saturday (25-12, 17-25, 25-21, 25-14). Jace Kleffner led the Lady Generals with 14 kills and four blocks, bringing her… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 10, 2015

Big Horn bests Burns SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School beat Burns convincingly Friday night to move to 5-1 and clinch a birth in the 2A playoffs. The Rams jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 42-21 road win. Big Horn used a balanced attack but mainly… Continue Reading

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

SHERIDAN — The blood pressure was through the roof — actually, the dome — as the Sheridan College volleyball team watched their two-set lead collapse, only to fight back and win the match in a dogfight of a fifth set against Eastern Wyoming College. “They continued to fight,” SC coach Jen Stadler said after the… Continue Reading

Tongue River Eagles score huge road victory

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River High School football team felt like underdogs Friday night. The Eagles took only 18 players on the long drive to Yoder to face Southeast High School, which entered the game with a 4-1 record and happened to be celebrating Homecoming. After the game ended, however, it was Tongue River doing… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 9, 2015

SHS cross-country competes in 7 of 7 in Montana SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country team got a taste of some new competition and a unique race format Thursday at the Capital City 7 of 7 Invitational in Helena, Montana. There were 45 teams at the event, with Sheridan being the only Wyoming school competing.… Continue Reading

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