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UW’s Grabau, Nance making strides in junior seasons

December 20, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — It started with a text message, then another, then another. Larry Nance Jr. didn’t recognize the number, but the name seemed vaguely familiar. Riley Grabau. The kid from Boulder, Colo., kept sending the texts, imploring a guy he had never met to come play basketball with him at Wyoming. They both wore Read More

Flaming Gorge: Broncs drop first game of year on day 1

Unita County 64, Broncs 54 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs lost their first game of the year, 64-54, Thursday to the Unita County Utes in their first game of the Flaming Gorge Classic at Green River Middle School. Dylan Daniels scored 19 points, Judson White added 17 and Reed Ritterbusch scored 11 in a game Read More

County prep sports schedule: Dec. 19-21

December 19, 2013

Wrestling — Bronc wrestlers head to Worland Friday and Saturday for the “Battle of the Big Horns” with about 25 teams including three from Billings scheduled to attend. Sheridan’s Braxton Cooper at 113 pounds and Tory Music, at 195 pounds lead the way early on. Music (8-2) is the No. 1-ranked wrestler in his class at, Read More

Sheridan closes calendar year at Flaming Gorge Classic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan basketball teams will look to continue fast starts to the season before taking their long winter break. Sheridan (4-0) has made its first four games look relatively easy, including a 59-53 win in Billings Skyview two weeks ago. They get Vernal, Utah, today, Rock Springs (2-4) Friday and then Union out of Roosevelt, Utah, on Read More

Kenny Sailors Night Friday night UW-SMU game

LARAMIE (AP) — The Wyoming-SMU men’s basketball game has been declared “Kenny Sailors Night” by the University of Wyoming Athletics Department. A halftime ceremony during the Friday night game will honor Sailors and the 70th Anniversary of Wyoming’s 1943 NCAA Championship Team. Sailors is the lone surviving member of the title team. Friday’s game is Read More

Bronc wrestlers to host ‘Border Wars’ after Christmas

SHERIDAN — The first weekend of the new year will bring five high schools to Sheridan for a “Border Wars” wrestling tournament, hosted by the Sheridan Broncs wrestling team. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 4, Sheridan will dual Billings West, Billings Skyview and Billings Senior in that order, while the three Billings schools rotate through Read More

Holiday Inn Winter Shootout postponed until February

SHERIDAN — The annual Holiday Inn Winter Shootout has been postponed to Feb. 15-16. Originally scheduled for this weekend, the tournament was pushed back due to a lack of participating teams, according to the Sheridan Recreation District. The Winter Shootout is the area’s largest indoor youth basketball tournament, for fifth through eighth grades, and traditionally falls Read More

Sheridan continues early season roll

December 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Continuing their early season run, Sheridan High School basketball teams cruised into the final tournament of the calendar year with blowout wins over Riverton Saturday afternoon at home. Both teams travel to Green River for the Thursday through Saturday Flaming Gorge Classic this weekend. Broncs 75, Wolverines 47 Reed Ritterbusch scored 20 points Read More

SHS wrestling: Cooper, Music 2nd at Rapid City Invite

SHERIDAN — Braxton Cooper and Tory Music placed second at the tough Rapid City Invite over the weekend. Cooper lost a 7-4 decision to Dillon Spaulding of Bismark, N.D., in the 106-pound championship. Music met Zach Thompson of Powell in the title match, falling in a 9-4 decision. Cooper won four matches on the weekend, Read More

Felker qualifies in 100 butterfly; SHS boys Tuesday swim meet postponed

From Staff Reports SHERIDAN — Presley Felker qualified for state in the 100 butterfly at the Gillette Pentathlon Saturday. “Our boys swam very well for early in the season and for many of their first meets,” head coach Brent Moore said, adding that several others are very close to qualifying times. The Sheridan boys swim team Read More

Dec. 14 hoops rundown: Lady Eagles winstreak snapped in Lovell

Lovell 59, Tongue River Lady Eagles 39 SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Lady Eagles (4-1) lost Saturday to the Lovell Lady Bulldogs (4-1) breaking their 33-game win streak with a final score of 59-39. Leading scorers were Eryn Aksamit with 15 and Courtney Scharf with 10. Head Coach Dianne Moser attributed the loss to Lovell’s Read More

Nance drops 38, Cowboys fall short in Denver

DENVER (AP) — With time running out and a defender all over him, Brett Olson pulled up for a game-deciding jumper. He got nothing but net, on the shot and the free throw that followed. Olson converted a tie-breaking three-point play with 3.7 seconds remaining , giving Denver a 64-61 victory over Wyoming on Sunday, Read More

Sheridan wrestlers finish first day in Forsyth, Rapid

December 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School wrestling team split ways for two separate tournaments this weekend. Nine wrestlers headed to the Rapid City Invite in Rapid City, S.D., and 20 made the long drive to Forsyth, Mont. Head Coach Tyson Shatto, in Rapid City, said he was proud of how the boys did Friday. “Our Read More

Broncs keep rolling with comfortable win, 69-55, over Natrona

SHERIDAN — Never trailing Friday night, the Sheridan Broncs rolled to 3-0 with a relatively comfortable 69-55 win over Natrona (1-4) in their first game against 4A competition this season. Head coach Gale Smith was proud of his team adjusting to a different opponent, a sizable one at that, after wins over Green River and Read More

Lady Broncs fall 62-51 to No. 1 Lady Mustangs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs (2-1) dropped their first game of the year to the No. 1 Lady Mustangs Friday night in Casper, 62-51. Head coach Jessica Pickett said Natrona outsized them, bringing five seniors, led by Stanford-bound Kaylee Johnson, but she was impressed by the effort her girls showed. “We lost by 11 Read More

Sheridan swimmers show well despite being 11 members down

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys swim team entered the pool with a skeleton team Friday at the High School Boys Gillette Relays. Only six out of 17 team members were able to participate in the meet due to a week of fighting the flu, head coach Brent Moore said. However, the boys who did swim Read More

Friday prep hoops scores: Big Horn boys come back strong, Lady Eagles to 4-0

Tongue River 40, Rocky Mountain 33 DAYTON — Even with a couple key players out with injuries, the Tongue River Lady Eagles were able to push their winstreak to 32 games, topping Rocky Mountain High School Friday in Dayton. Both senior leaders on the team, who are all-conference players, were unable to play, which head Read More

Johnson scores another National Finals Rodeo check

Ted Harbin Rodeo Media Relations LAS VEGAS – Chet Johnson is having a roller coaster ride through the rigors of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The ride hasn’t been much fun. Through eight go-rounds, Johnson has ridden just 50 percent of his broncs. When he lasted the full eight seconds, he placed, but he was Read More

From rodeo to hockey, Garstad stays busy

SHERIDAN — The local hockey program in Sheridan has a new head coach this year, who to many is not so new at all. Zane Garstad has been an active member of the Sheridan community since 1983 when he came to Sheridan College on a rodeo scholarship. Here he met his now wife, Lisa Heath, Read More

Weekend schedule: Sheridan looks to continue fast start with Natrona, Riverton on tap

December 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Broncs got their usual win over Green River to start the season last week, but it was the win Saturday in Billings that was encouraging. After a 66-25 win over Green River Friday, the Broncs toppled Billings Skyview 59-53, overcoming adversity in the first-weekend test. “It was good to get off to a Read More

Wright brothers at top of saddle bronc standings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright took over the season standings lead from his brother, Cody, during round seven of the National Finals Rodeo on Wednesday. Jake Wright of Milford, Utah, won the round with an 84.5 on Special Time and took over first place in the standings with $156,905 and in Read More

Column: Bohl good hire for Wyoming, a program with its own indefinable struggle

December 10, 2013

It wasn’t long ago when Poke fans dreaded Dave Christensen’s departure as a result of him being poached by a larger program. Then, when Wyoming trended down, they worried whether firing him was ideal because, “how can we do any better?” The brief, weeklong absence of a football coach in Laramie shows just how fast Read More

Hawks sweep Rock Springs in season opener

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team earned their first two wins of the 2013-14 season at home this weekend, defeating the Rock Springs Miners 7-3 Saturday afternoon and 11-3 Sunday morning. Making it an easy numbers game, the Hawks took far more shots on net than the Miners  in both games, 43 to 29 Read More

SC holiday hoops camp registration open

SHERIDAN — Registration is open for Sheridan College basketball boys and girls annual holiday camps at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The Lady Generals camp will be held Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants receive a basketball. Registration forms can be picked up at the college. Anyone with questions can contact Frank Read More

Cowboys introduce Bohl as new football coach

December 9, 2013

Wyoming hires 2-time FCS title winner from North Dakota State LARAMIE (AP) — Craig Bohl isn’t leaving behind the cold and snow in taking over the Wyoming football program after 11 years at North Dakota State. He is moving up a level in the college football hierarchy and likes the idea of undertaking a new Read More

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