Category Archives: Local Sports

Sheridan College rodeo season gets underway in Riverton

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team kicked off the season with a competition in Riverton over the weekend. The women’s team finished in second place behind Northeastern Junior College, and the men’s team placed fifth. On the women’s team, freshman Tioni Erickson won the long round in goat tying with a 9.0 second run.… Continue Reading

White injured in women’s game against Otero

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals soccer team had a dramatic weekend. Due to the conditions of the SC field after last week’s snow, the teams played their games on Big Horn High School’s field Saturday and Sunday. Things against Otero weren’t looking good for the Lady Generals. They were down 3-0 with about… Continue Reading

Defense comes out flat for SC men’s team Saturday

SHERIDAN — It wasn’t a pretty start for the Sheridan College soccer team Saturday. Within the first 15 minutes, Otero was up 3-0. “We came out flat, as we do quite often,” Coach Jeff Hallenbeck said. “(Otero is) ranked nationally, and they came out on fire.” The second half went a little better for the… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Sept. 15, 2014

SC volleyball tops Garden City, Barton SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team beat Garden City Saturday in the Northeastern Junior College Tournament. They won all three sets with scores of 25-23, 25-8 and 25-18. Paige Jernigan led the team with 11 kills, two assisted blocks and one solo block. The Lady Generals then beat… Continue Reading

SJHS teams earn four wins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams came away with four big victories over the weekend. The eighth grade teams traveled to Gillette and came home with two wins. The blue team beat Sage Valley, 22-8. The Broncs were led defensively by Beknazar Alikulov and Ethan Willey. Alikulov racked up eight tackles and… Continue Reading

Big Horn blows past Lyman, 55-22

Big Horn blows past Lyman, 55-22

BIG HORN — If the Big Horn Rams were ever in doubt during their 55-22 win over Lyman, all they had to do was give the ball to Kerry Powers or Christian Mayer. Though when you’re up by 20 at the half, there is not much room for doubt. Colton Williams put the first points on… Continue Reading

Broncs earn commanding win over Evanston

Broncs earn commanding win over Evanston

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs lost two yards on their final two plays of the game last night. Those yards came on two kneel downs as the Broncs ran out the clock to closeout a 42-14 victory over Evanston, but those two yards also kept Sheridan from a perfectly split down the middle offensive night.… Continue Reading

Eagles start off season with 2-0 record

SHERIDAN — Turnovers. Turnovers. Turnovers. The Tongue River defense was able to make plays when they needed them in order to keep Moorcroft out of the end zone and preserve a 28-8 victory. After scoring quickly on their first drive of the game, the Eagles’ defense held Moorcroft to a punt, but the snap went… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs Sept. 13, 2014

Swim team falls to Laramie SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School swim fell to Laramie Friday, 82-102. Coach Brent Moore said despite the loss, the girls still swam great. “It was a close meet between us and Laramie, we just couldn’t overcome their team size and depth,” Moore said.  Brielle Smiley qualified in the diving… Continue Reading

Eagles game against Moorcroft moved to SHS field

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles football team will play its first home game today at 1 p.m. against Moorcroft. The Eagles beat Moorcroft last year 12-0 for their first of two wins of the 2013 season. Coming off of a road win against Rocky Mountain, coach John Scott said the team has just been… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs Sept. 12, 2014

TR cross-country to compete at VA SHERIDAN — After taking fifth in the school’s first ever meet, the Buffalo Invite at the end of August, the Tongue River cross-country team will get a chance to run a little closer to home this weekend. Tongue River will join Sheridan High School, among 29 other schools, at… Continue Reading

MASH raises $45,000 for hospital projects

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association hosted a women’s 18-hole golf scramble on Saturday at the Powder Horn. Along with the tournament, a Friday MASH Mania dinner and dance was held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Funds raised will support enhancements to the Intensive Care Unit and… Continue Reading

Weekend sports outlook

Friday, Sept. 12 High school football Sheridan — Evanston, 6 p.m. at SHS Big Horn— Lyman, 4 p.m. at BHHS Tongue River— Moorcroft, 1 p.m. at TRHS High school volleyball Sheridan — Laramie, 6 p.m. at Laramie Big Horn — Big Horn Invite, at BHHS Tongue River— Big Horn Tournament Arvada-Clearmont— Hulett Jr./Sr., 4 p.m.… Continue Reading

Broncs looking for a blowout Friday against Red Devils

Broncs looking for a blowout Friday against Red Devils

SHERIDAN — If there is any sort of trend in Wyoming high school football, this week’s matchup between Sheridan and Evanston should be a blowout in favor of the Broncs. After Gillette stomped on Kelly Walsh in zero week, 54-0, Sheridan followed suit, traveling to Kelly Walsh only to come home with an easy 49-6… Continue Reading

Big Horn working to keep momentum going

BIG HORN — Coming off of a 25-0 blowout against Lovell last week, the Rams will finally play on their home field Friday against Lyman. The game time has been changed to 4 p.m. because the lights are not set up yet. Coach Mike McGuire said the team has been in their regular preparation mode,… Continue Reading

Column: Time for Goodell to go

After giving my so-far-so-good college football predictions last week, I was more than excited to talk some NFL this week. Tony Romo got his Tony Romo on, Calvin Johnson is a super-human, and Johnny Football is still Johnny Clipboard. The NFL was back. But Roger Goodell went and screwed everything up. The Ray Rice debacle… Continue Reading

Friday night lights? Maybe

Friday night lights? Maybe

BIG HORN — Friday night…lights? If you’ve driven by Big Horn High School in the past couple weeks, you may have noticed the big light poles sitting out by the football field. If you’ve been up that way in the last couple of days, you surely noticed the giant crane hoisting those light poles up… Continue Reading

Big Horn boys golf team takes fourth at Wright Invite

WRIGHT — The Big Horn boys golf team took fourth over the weekend at the Wright Invite. The girls didn’t place as a team because they didn’t have enough players. Coach Mila Stender said the two-day tournament was challenging for her team, as it tested their focus. “We have a lot of different things to… Continue Reading

Wyoming comes back to beat Air Force 17-13

Wyoming comes back to beat Air Force 17-13

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming’s last-minute come-from-behind victory over Air Force is more than just a win in first-year coach Craig Bohl’s eyes. “It’s a program builder,” Bohl said after Colby Kirkegaard threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to J.D. Krill with 58 seconds left to lead Wyoming over Air Force 17-13 Saturday night. Kirkegaard’s TD pass… Continue Reading

Lady Generals fall to USU

SHERIDAN — There was a war in Sheridan on Saturday, but it likely went unnoticed if you weren’t at the Golden Dome watching the Sheridan College volleyball team battle over the net. They faced Utah State University-Eastern and it was a battle between the blockers, the players and the boundary lines. The Lady Generals were… Continue Reading

Local sports recap Sept. 8, 2014

Sheridan takes third in Scottsbluff Invitational SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys tennis team tied for third Saturday at the Scottsbluff Invitational. Turner Martini was the champion for #2 singles and Adam Berry finished third in #1 singles. Tyler Phipps and Alex Bennet finished second in #3 doubles. Gillette won the meet with 61 points. Both… Continue Reading

SC soccer teams fall to Mustangs

Generals soccer drops 5-1 game to Rock Springs ROCK SPRINGS — The Sheridan Generals men’s soccer team lost 5-1 Saturday to the Rock Springs Mustangs. The score was 2-1 with just under nine minutes remaining, when the team gave up two goals in less than two minutes. After the starting goalie Jack Morris got injured,… Continue Reading

SJHS football teams top Dean Morgan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams finished 3-1 in their opening week of games over the weekend. Both seventh-grade teams were victorious at home against Dean Morgan. The blue team won, 42-12, and was led by quarterback Ryan Sessions with three rushing touchdowns. Running back Garrett Coon and quarterback Lowden Askins also… Continue Reading

SHS Broncs cruise to a 48-7 victory over Kelly Walsh

SHERIDAN — It was more of the same for the Sheridan Broncs in their second football game of the season. Although the Broncs were on the road at Kelly Walsh Friday night, they cruised to a 48-7 victory against the preseason number-five team in 4A. On their way to a 49-6 blowout win over Laramie… Continue Reading

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