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Broncos explore Dumervil as cap space option

March 8, 2013

DENVER (AP) — The Broncos are asking defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut so they can create more salary cap room for free agency. Dumervil signed a six-year, $61.5 million contract in 2010 when Josh McDaniels was coaching the team and before John Elway joined the Denver front office. The seven-year veteran Read More

SHS soccer practice in full swing

Photo: Collin Eisenman, left, and Hayden Richins jump up against each other in a drill meant to simulate winning a header Wednesday night at Sheridan High School during soccer practice. Practice for SHS teams began this week and the boys will play Riverton at 6 p.m. March 15 at Homer Scott Field. The next day, the Read More

Basketball without backbone: The NBA has an 11-year-old prospect

There’s a video running across folks’ Facebook pages this week of the 11-year-old high school varsity basketball player. It’s stupid, don’t try and tell me it’s not.

Montana defeats Sacramento State

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Jordan Gregory scored 21 points as Montana maintained its hold on first place in the Big Sky Conference with a 63-52 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night. The Grizzlies (22-6, 18-1 Big Sky) lead Weber State by one game in the conference standings with one game remaining in the regular Read More

(UPDATED) Round 1 haymaker: Lady Broncs whip Green River, reach state semis

March 7, 2013

SHERIDAN — If there was any question whether the Lady Broncs would keep their current hotstreak alive when they got to Casper this morning, that was answered in a hurry. Sheridan took Green River out behind the woodshed in the first round of the 4A girls state tournament with a 73-37 whipping at Casper College. Initially, Read More

Reed signs with Nicholls State

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School graduate Taylor Reed signed his national letter of intent in February to play golf for Nicholls State University. Reed commits to Nicholls State while finishing his golf career as a sophomore at North Idaho College.

Mann, Gilbert, Eisenman garner All-State hockey honors

SHERIDAN — Goalie Justin Gilbert and defenseman Collin Eisenman were named to the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League 2012-2013 All-State in the high school division. Sheridan’s Molly Mann, a freshman forward was selected in the U-19 girls division. 

UW basketball player pleads not guilty to assault

LARAMIE (AP) — Luke Martinez, a Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking an unconscious man in the face during a bar fight, was not the aggressor in the confrontation, his attorney said Wednesday. “Luke’s a victim here,” attorney Thomas Fleener said after Martinez pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated assault and battery. “He’s Read More

High school rodeo schedule

TENTATIVE – Wyoming High School Rodeo Association Spring Schedule• April, 6-7: OPEN• April 13-14: Laramie• April 20-21: Sweetwater – Rock Springs• April 27-28: Sublette County – Big Piney

Colorado State cruises past Wyoming 78-56

LARAMIE (AP) — Dunks, layups, layins, jump hooks and short bank shots. Colton Iverson used his entire repertoire and even sank a shot while falling flat on his back. In fact, the 6-foot-10 senior finished 12 of 12 from the floor, tying the Mountain West record for perfection while tallying a career-high 29 points in Read More

Team USA falls to Rockies in exhibition

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Forget the final score, manager Joe Torre saw much to like in Team USA’s final tuneup for the World Baseball Classic. Start with 18 hits, including a four-hit performance by Brandon Phillips. Then there were four shutout innings by four relief pitchers, who gave up a combined one hit. Sure, the Read More

Broncos get Super Bowl win guarantee from Miller

March 6, 2013

DENVER (AP) — It’s only March and Von Miller is already guaranteeing a Super Bowl title for the Denver Broncos next season. Miller says he’s dedicating the season to his 6-year-old cousin who recently emerged from a coma after a car accident with his mother and older brother in West Texas.

Sheridan Sharks swim results

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Sharks swim team competed in the 2013 Wyoming Winter State Age Group Short Course Championships in Laramie March 1-3, and Zoe Robison, center, was the high-point winner in the 10-and-under girls division. She qualified in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, 50 and 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and the 100 individual Read More

Ritterbusch, Daniels get All-Conference

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan High School basketball players were selected to the 4A East All-Conference team Tuesday. Reed Ritterbusch, a junior, and Dylan Daniels, a sophomore, were selected by the Wyoming Coaches Association after helping the Broncs to a 9-14 overall record in 2013.

Lady Generals eliminated by Northwest College in Region IX quarterfinals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals postseason run expired after a 64-59 loss to Northwest College at the Region IX tournament Tuesday afternoon. Like the Generals Saturday, the No 1-seeded SC women found themselves up against a team with a much lower record, but were unable to advance at the single-elimination tournament. The Lady Read More

1A/2A Sheridan County All-State basketball honorees

March 5, 2013

                  SHERIDAN — Five Sheridan County athletes were named to 1A/2A All-State basketball teams, which were released by the Wyoming Coaches Association late Monday. Big Horn’s Matthew Wigglesworth and Hanneah Puckett; Tongue River’s Sarah Nielsen and Sarah Rawlings; and Arvada-Clearmont’s Bailey Roebling were each named to All-State teams after the Read More

Wyoming closes with CSU Wednesday

LARAMIE (AP) — The Wyoming men’s basketball team will conclude its regular season action by hosting Border War rival Colorado State on Wednesday night. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. The Pokes (18-11, 4-11 Mountain West) are seeking to avenge a 65-46 loss earlier this season in Fort Read More

Christensen All-State after 1st place shot put finish

From Staff Reports SHERIDAN — One Sheridan High School indoor track athlete made All-State after her performance over the weekend at the state meet. SHS junior Shayla Christensen threw a 37-foot-11.75-inch shot put for a first-place finish in Gillette.

Indoor track teams 10th at state

From Staff Reports SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Indoor Track teams completed their seasons with 10th place finishes Saturday in Gillette. The Sheridan girls and boys teams were each behind Kelly Walsh and Campbell County High School’s top performances at state. One Sheridan athlete, Shayla Christensen finished in the top two of her event, good enough Read More

No. 14 New Mexico beats Wyoming

March 4, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wyoming hoped to spoil New Mexico’s perfect home record and ruin the Lobos bid to clinch the Mountain West championship. Depiste woeful shooting, the Cowboys nearly pulled it off falling 53-42 to No. 14 New Mexico on Saturday.“I’m proud of the feeling that they understood how they could beat the Lobos Read More

Montana holds off Montana State

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Keron DeShields scored 17 points and injury-plagued Montana survived a furious Montana State rally for a 71-68 win Saturday night. The Grizzlies (20-6, 16-1) held onto first place in the Big Sky Conference despite playing without star point guard Will Cherry and forward Mathias Ward. “We had a mental lapse,” Montana Read More

Lady Generals reach second round behind 17 points from Kiriau

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women stayed alive with a 72-59 win over Dawson Community College in their postseason tournament Sunday afternoon. The Lady Generals entered the women’s Region IX tournament in Scottsbluff, Neb., at Western Wyoming Community College as a top seed after winning the Region IX North last weekend. “Our kids really came out ready to Read More

1A/2A state wrap-up: Wiggs’ 31 pushes Rams to 3rd; BH, A-C girls both fall

Wigglesworth nets 31 in final game to help Rams over Thermopolis CASPER — For the first two quarters it appeared as if the Rams were done playing basketball for the year. Knocked into the third-fourth place game by eventual 2A boys runner-up Lusk Friday night, the Rams played Thermopolis early Saturday afternoon, seeing a similar hot-shooting squad Read More

Generals season ends in first round of Region IX tourney

CASPER — Injuries at the post position finally caught up with the Sheridan College Generals Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for a team that finished the regular season as conference champs, it came in the first game of a one-and-done postseason tournament. Sheridan College lost to Northeastern Junior College 97-81 Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Region Read More

Lady Broncs make quick work of Gillette for 4A East Regional title

SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs are rolling into the state tournament. Clicking at the right time, the Sheridan High School girls basketball team beat Laramie and Gillette Friday and Saturday to earn a 4A East Regional crown and a No. 1 seed at the 4A state tournament this weekend in Casper. They open Thursday at 9 a.m. against Green River.