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SC rodeo moves up in standings

March 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s rodeo team’s first win in five years has moved them up the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings. Sheridan (1,650 points) sits in sixth place in the 13-team field, narrowly trailing Northeastern Junior College (Sterling, Colo.) (1,730) and Casper College (1,880). Individually, the SC team is led by Taygen Schuelke, who Read More

Five Lady Generals named to Region IX All-Academic team

SHERIDAN — Five Lady Generals have earned All-Region academic honors. Sheridan College sophomores Brodie Bennett, Jasmine Davis and Kayla Kiriau along with freshmen Stephany Sessions and Morgan Wille were named to the 2012-13 Academic All-Region team this week. “To have five players earn academic honors really means a lot to our program and our institution,” head coach Read More

Sheridan College cowboys take buckle in Gillette

March 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team opened its season with a long-awaited team title in Gillette. The men took the team title after strong rides from several cowboys in the team’s first rodeo of the spring season. “Our young men stepped up this weekend and rode some of the rankest stock in the country,” head Read More

SHS soccer teams play three at Casper jamboree

Lady Broncs win one, lose two SHERIDAN—The SHS girls soccer team went 1-2 Saturday at a jamboree in Casper. Playing three shortened games, 26 minute halves, the Lady Broncs opened with a win over Kelly Walsh, but dropped close games with Rock Springs and Natrona Saturday. “I felt like it was a good day,” head coach Read More

SHS track places in top five at NC Early Bird

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys and girls track teams finished their first competition with two top five team finishes in Casper Saturday. The Natrona County Early Bird track meet brought 17 girls and 16 boys teams to Natrona County High School, opening the spring season for the Broncs and Lady Broncs. “Many of the indoor Read More

TR’s Nielsen, Huff shine at first track meet

SHERIDAN —Two Tongue River High School track athletes pre-qualified for state in their first competition of the year. Sarah Nielsen and Josiah Huff each performed well with limited outdoor practice entering the NC Early Bird in Casper. While the two were short practice and on spring break, still, Head coach Chuck Walters said he wasn’t surprised by their success.

Broncs battle Riverton to 2-2 draw

March 16, 2013

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Bronc soccer team got a full game plus 20 minutes extra to work into their new roles in Friday’s season opener. While a 2-2 draw deadlocked Riverton and Sheridan to the end at Homer Scott Field, the Broncs improved as the game went on, showing potential in their inexperienced offensive attack. Sheridan’s last Read More

Lady Broncs tie Riverton

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan girls soccer team had plenty of chances in its season opener, but didn’t put the ball in the back of the net as they played to a 0-0 tie in Riverton Friday. “I felt we did a decent job controlling the game,” said Sheridan coach Tom Racette. “I wouldn’t say we Read More

Woodward nets 22, but Cowgirls fall to Fresno

From Wyoming Athletics LAS VEGAS, Nev — The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team had their Reese’s Mountain West Tournament run ended with a 63-62 loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs Friday afternoon in Las Vegas. “There were times tonight where this group showed their resiliency to keep fighting back, being down eight, ten points, even with four minutes Read More

Woodward, Cowgirls fight back from 14 down to beat Colorado State

March 15, 2013

From Wyoming Athletics LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team came back from a 14-point second half deficit and pulled out a 60-58 win over the Colorado State Rams in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 Reese’s Mountain West Tournament on Thursday night. The Cowgirls (24-6 overall, 12-4 MW) will now move onto the Read More

Finding positives in a bad news year for Wyoming Cowboy basketball

Every writing urge I have says to come down hard on the Cowboys. Watching their sputtering end Wednesday night against New Mexico to a once promising season was harder to sit through than some actionless shot-clockless high school hoops games. The blame, seen lately in greater frequency, has fallen hard upon Luke Martinez and his Read More

Pokes hoping for NIT bid

CHEYENNE (AP) — The Wyoming men’s basketball program is waiting to see whether it will be in the postseason. UW will find out where and when either Sunday night or Monday morning. Coach Larry Shyatt is certain his team will be invited to either the National Invitation Tournament or the College Basketball Invitational.

Legion baseball info meeting Wed. at SHS

SHERIDAN — The American Legion baseball program will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheridan High School cafeteria. Players interested in trying out for the Troopers and Jets for summer 2013 season are invited to attend. The meeting is intended as an all-prospective for boys ages 15-18 years old considering Legion baseball.

O’Dell signs with BHSU

BIG HORN — Will O’Dell will continue his football career, joining a class of impressive 2013 Wyoming gridiron standouts at Black Hills State University. O’Dell was a two-time all-conference player and earned all-state his senior season playing for Big Horn High School.

Sheridan official to be honored

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan referee will be inducted into the Wyoming Sports Officials Association Hall of Fame. The Wyoming High School Activities Association announced this week that Brett Reed will join two others from Wyoming in an induction ceremony set for July 26 in Casper. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the Read More

Bronc soccer starts with Riverton Friday, tough Saturday Jamboree

March 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s no soft competition to start this soccer season. The Sheridan Broncs open their 2013 campaign with a weekend full of good opponents. Friday night, they’ll play Riverton, followed by a marquee weekend matchup Saturday when the 2012 runner-up gets a rematch with the champ. Sheridan will play in a jamboree in Casper where they Read More

SC rodeo team opens spring in Gillette

SHERIDAN — After a couple months of practice, the Sheridan College rodeo team enters competition this weekend. SC will compete in Gillette, beginning at 1 p.m. Friday with slack. There will be a 7 p.m. performance both Friday and Saturday, with the top 10 in each event coming back to the short round Sunday. Head Read More

New Mexico beats Wyoming in Mountain West quarters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Mexico won its quarterfinal matchup in the Mountain West Conference tournament despite a sluggish stretch in what seemed like a home game. Tony Snell scored 15 points and the No. 15 Lobos led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 on Wednesday night. Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds Read More

SHS Cheer: Building atmosphere

March 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — For a group of athletes that operates mainly in pumping up other sports, thier own accolades are often found simply in crowd noise. The Sheridan High School cheer squad competed in the State Spirit Competition held prior to the 3A/4A state basketball tournaments last week in Casper. It was the culmination of an eight-month Read More

MWC tourney: Wyoming defeats Nevada 85-81

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and Leonard Washington scored 18 to lead Wyoming to an 85-81 win over Nevada to open the Mountain West Conference tournament. Deonte Burton scored 27 points for the No. 9 seed Nevada (12-19). Nance was 9 of 10 from the field for the game and Read More

Three make All-State for SHS

March 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — Girls basketball All-Conference lists were released Monday by the Wyoming Coaches Association, followed shortly by 4A All-State. For the Lady Broncs, Hailey Ligocki took 4A girls player of the year along with her second-straight All-State selection. Robbi Ryan, a freshman, garnered her first All-State honors. Mali Wright was the third All-Conference selection for the Read More

Woodward takes second straight All MWC honors

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kayla Woodward was one of four Cowgirl basketball players to receive postseason recognition Monday. This is the second All Mountain West Conference selection for the sophomore. Woodward was selected to the second team this season after making third team as a freshman. Woodward was second on the team in scoring (15 ppg) and rebounding Read More

Lady Broncs finish with best record in 4A after 3rd place at state

March 11, 2013

CASPER — A lot of the final numbers held by the Lady Broncs might describe a state champion. Best record in 4A, wins over every team in the class and a win over the other No. 1 seed in their final game of the state tournament. In reality, the Lady Broncs may have been the Read More

Lady Broncs halted by East in 4A state semis

March 9, 2013

CASPER — It was a quieter night than usual at the Events Center. Losses for the Sheridan girls basketball team have come so infrequently this year that the silent shock from the crowd was a noticeable piece of the atmosphere Friday night in the Casper Events Center during the Lady Broncs’ 54-39 Class 4A State Read More

Cowboys rest, heal after CSU loss

March 8, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt is hoping his team can rest up and heal up before heading off for the Mountain West Tournament next week in Las Vegas. The Cowboys ended their regular season with a 78-56 home loss to Colorado State Wednesday at the Arena-Auditorium. They won’t play again until the conference Read More