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High school rodeo schedule

March 7, 2013

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.

Lady Broncs rout Laramie

March 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan girls basketball team easily reached the semifinals of the 4A East Regional tournament with a convincing 65-27 win over Laramie Friday night. “I was really happy with our aggressiveness and our mentality,” said Sheridan coach Sean Yeager. “We had an aggressive mindset and got to the rack and did not settle.” The Read More

Indoor track team in seventh at state

GILLETTE — Sheridan boys and girls indoor track teams are both sitting at seventh place as they head into finals today, placing them in the top third at the state meet. A total of 43 Sheridan athletes are competing at the meet, which has a total of 600 Wyoming athletes in attendance. “We’re really happy for Read More

Hot shooting Lusk stops Rams short of title game

CASPER — Semifinal losses are different for everyone. For the Big Horn Rams, it’s disappointing for a talent-laden team that just as easily could have been hoisting a state title trophy Saturday night at the Casper Events Center. Instead, the Big Horn Rams state championship hopes were shattered by a hot-shooting Lusk team Friday night.

Eagles soar into title game

CASPER — If you’ve ever wondered how the Lady Eagles build one of their big leads, the second quarter Friday night was a perfect example. The Tongue River Lady Eagles, as many expected, stayed undefeated (27-0) and reached the 2A girls state semifinal Friday night, beating Southeast 48-32 in Casper. While it didn’t come right Read More

Lady Eagles complete 28-0 season with state title

CASPER — The Tongue River Lady Eagles finished a perfect season with a state championship win Saturday afternoon. Finishing what many thought they would after entering the 2A girls state tournament with a 25-0 record, the Lady Eagles held off three challengers over the weekend, including the upstart Thermopolis Bobcats Saturday, 41-30, in the final.

Two All-State Bronc grapplers

 Cody Delk, top, and Tory Music wrestle in a dual against Gillette Feb. 20 in Sheridan. The junior Delk and sophomore Music each earned runner-up placings for the Broncs at state last

Lady Panthers hammer Ten Sleep, reach consolation final

March 1, 2013

CASPER — Sheridan County was two for two in elimination games Friday morning, as Arvada-Clearmont stayed alive at the 1A girls state tournament. Playing Ten Sleep at Casper College in the early 9 a.m. slot, the Lady Panthers pounded the Lady Pioneers 46-22. A-C fell to defending state champs Little Snake River Thursday morning out Read More

Lady Rams bounce back from emotional loss, reach consolation final

CASPER — The Lady Rams have a new goal. It’s similar to their first goal: make a run at the state tournament. They took a step toward making that a reality Friday morning as they bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Thermopolis with a 34-31 win over Sundance in the consolation bracket.