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SHS girls blanked 2-0 by Laramie

March 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Two miscues left the Lady Broncs short of a positive result against Laramie Saturday afternoon. On another cold, windy day, the Sheridan girls soccer team struggled to create chances in a game that ended 2-0 to Laramie. Sheridan (2-3-1 overall, 1-1 in 4A East) defeated Cheyenne South 1-0 Friday night, retaking the field at Read More

Bronc soccer falls 3-0 at Laramie

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys soccer team dropped a 3-0 match in Laramie Saturday afternoon. After pounding Cheyenne South 7-0 Friday, the Broncs played indoors and out of the cold Saturday. They held the Plainsmen scoreless up to the half. Laramie, who played to a 0-0 draw with Gillette (3-0) the night before, scored three times in Read More

Julian penalty kick pushes Lady Broncs past South, 1-0

March 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — There were plenty of chances for more, but an Emily Julian PK turned out to be all the Lady Broncs needed Friday night. Battling freezing wind and light snow flurries, the Sheridan High School girls soccer team beat Cheyenne South 1-0 Friday night after dominating possession for most of the game, especially in Read More

Broncs blank South 7-0

SHERIDAN — Lucas Wollenman and Colter Carzoli each scored two goals as the Sheridan boys’ soccer team romped to a 7-0 win over Cheyenne South Friday. The game was played in cold conditions, but that didn’t deter the Broncs, who also got goals from Dontae Crow, Nick Estes and Lorenz Kohne. “We got our first conference Read More

Streak now 25, as Heat rally past Detroit 103-89

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 25 games by pulling away in the second half and beating the Detroit Pistons 103-89 on Friday night. Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers scored 11 apiece for Miami, which shook off yet another slow Read More

Column: Disjointed happiness due to basketball overexposure

March 22, 2013

Sideline reporters are the dumbest thing. Case in point, round 2 game featuring Michigan vs. South Dakota State. SDSU came out lively and scrappy, because that’s what small colleges do in the first rounds of the tournament while big schools (Michigan) can’t help but overlook them. Because, really, South Dakota State? I’m big bad blue Read More

Cowgirls ousted in WNIT first round

LARAMIE (AP) — Lauren Oosdyke scored 16 points while D’shara Strange and Lindsay Mallon added 15 apiece to lead Northern Colorado to a 71-63 win over Wyoming in the first round of the Women’s NIT on Thursday night. Chaundra Sewell scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to pace Wyoming (24-8), while Fallon Lewis added Read More

SHS grad finds his way: Thomas playing with Pacific at NCAA tourney

March 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Where do you want to be in five years? If you paid close attention to the NCAA selection show Sunday, you might have seen a familiar face. Among the quick clips of teams packed around couches in front of televisions, waiting for their names to be called, there’s sometimes a Sheridan County kid Read More

Athlete of the Week: O’Dell, Davenport continuing football careers close to home

March 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s a unique crop that comes from one Big Horn, Wyo., farm. A farm for player development, that is. Its product? College athletes. Two Big Horn High School seniors are continuing a tradition of playing college football close to home. Will O’Dell will attend Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., and Preston Davenport is headed for Rocky Mountain College Read More

Wyoming to host N. Colorado in WNIT

March 19, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming is back in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament and the Cowgirls will host Northern Colorado on Thursday in the first round. The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. at Arena-Auditorium. This is the sixth time the Cowgirls have appeared in the postseason under head coach Joe Legerski. The Read More

SC rodeo moves up in standings

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