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TR runners shine at Upton

May 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — Friday proved to be a productive afternoon for the Tongue River track team at the Upton Bobcat Invite, as several runners registered impressive performances heading into regionals. Leading the way for TR was Sarah Nielsen who placed first in shot put with a throw of 26 feet 5 inches and second in discus Read More

Camels hand Broncs tough loss

GILLETTE — There’s not much more frustrating for a Sheridan team than losing to Gillette. Unless that loss comes with its share of controversy, and then it’s probably worse. Sheridan led No. 1 Gillette 1-0 by way of a breakaway goal from Lucas Wollenman late into Friday’s contest, only to surrender two goals in a Read More

Late goal lifts Lady Camels over Lady Broncs 2-1

SHERIDAN — Sheridan withstood an early goal, but was unable to overcome Gillette’s last strike Friday. Bouncing back from two tough losses to Cheyenne East and Central last weekend, head coach Tom Racette didn’t have a bad word to say about his team’s effort. “We did play very well in the first half, it was Read More

Big Horn, Sheridan track teams fare well in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Big Horn and Sheridan runners teamed off against five other schools Friday evening in Gillette and coaches for both teams said they were extremely pleased with the performances of their athletes. For his part, Big Horn coach Kirk McLaughlin lauded his team for several strong showings, citing strong individuals and team performances in Read More

Bronc golfers third in Casper

CASPER — The Sheridan boys golf team continued to show improvement as they posted a 327 team score at the Casper tournament. The score was their best of the year, according to coach Larry Martogio and Jack Mavrakis led the way with a 72, good enough for sixth. Ben Wollenzien took eighth in the tournament Read More

SHS barrel racer to join NW Oklahama St. rodeo

SHERIDAN — In the field of high school sports, rodeo isn’t the easiest to get a college scholarship for, but Kylee Cahoy has it figured out. She’s been rodeoing since she was 3 years old, and she’s been on a horse for longer than that. Now a senior in high school, she practices four to Read More

TR leader Nielsen chooses Powell, Lady Trappers

DAYTON — Sarah Nielsen is unselfish. That was the first word her coach Dianne Moser used to describe her contributions to the Tongue River Lady Eagles basketball program. “The young kids always look up to her, admire her,” Moser continued. “She’ll do anything for you. I never had to yell at her or get mad Read More

Ryan heads for U.S. national rugby tryout

SHERIDAN — When Rachel Ryan was a Lady Bronc, everyone who played her said she was too physical. That was her 18-yard box at Sheridan High School, and if you were going to come in for a header, Ryan would let you know she was there. She admits it wasn’t always the most popular style of Read More

Let this be the end of Tim Tebow football news

Let’s make this quick because Tim Tebow hasn’t been news for about a year now. Since he was cut by the Jets Monday, I’m sure you’ve all read the story about the Omaha Beef offering him a $75 per game contract to play on their indoor league team in Nebraska. Really, the Beef? I know Read More

Wyoming sports staffers aid Colorado journalist

LARAMIE (AP) — Natalie Meisler wasn’t making any sense. The veteran journalist was talking on the phone with Tim Harkins, the head of media relations for University of Wyoming athletics. They had chatted for several minutes before Meisler, who was penning a Mountain West football preview for Lindy’s Magazine, asked him to hold. When Meisler Read More

Sheridan theme clear at spring Cowboy Joe Club event

May 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — It’s uncommon that a fan base sits so far from its team. Wyoming is the state’s only four-year university, and for that reason holds its only major college athletics teams, which, for Pokes fans at times can seem a world away, especially in Sheridan. That’s why Wednesday night’s Cowboy Joe Club event can be Read More

Generals soccer adds 5; Drell first SHS grad to sign

SHERIDAN — Braydon Drell is the first Sheridan-native to sign with the Generals soccer program. Drell was among five players Sheridan College men’s soccer head coach Austin Albers announced as signees Wednesday afternoon. Out of the 33-player tryout that was held Sunday at the college, Albers offered 25 spots, filling his roster for the fall. Five Read More

Fundraising underway for injured ex-UW wrestler

LARAMIE (AP) — Friends of a former University of Wyoming wrestler from Colorado are raising money to help pay for his medical care. They say Michael Martinez was burned recently when he was helping on his family’s ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colo. A gas leak led to a fire in his field camper and he Read More

Billings West standout joins Lady Generals

SHERIDAN — A Billings West standout has signed with the Lady Generals basketball team for 2013. Samirah Dennis led Billings West to a third-place finish last season, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average as a senior. “Samirah Dennis is going to be a great addition to our program next season,” head coach Frank McCarthy said. “She is Read More

SC men tab Nevada forward Williams

SHERIDAN — Sam Williams might have what it takes to fill in on a basketball team that’s losing it’s two leading scorers. Williams, a 6-foot-7-inch forward is the sixth in the 2013 recruiting class for the Generals. He averaged 24 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals during his senior year at Hug High Read More

Wrapping up their best team finish in three years, four SC rodeo team members shoot for CNFR berths

May 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — Positioning for its best team finish in years, the SC rodeo team will be fighting for three individual CNFR berths this weekend. The Sheridan College men won the Gillette College rodeo in mid-March, flying back into action after a fifth-place team finish last fall. Sheridan’s standout performances on their way to a 440-point Read More

Track: SHS frosh, sophs fight off conditions in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School freshman and sophomore track athletes competed in a meet in Gillette Tuesday. Mariah Grant, Janika Sweeny and Brian Kjerstad each won events as the team fought off poor weather conditions. “The meet in Gillette was very good for our young kids because the freshmen and sophomores were able to compete with Read More

Golf: Big Horn girls win Devils Tower tourney

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn girls nabbed their first team victory this spring at the Devils Tower golf tournament Tuesday in Hulett. The Lady Rams shot a one-day 306, 10 strokes ahead of the four-team field. Head coach Mila Stender was pleased with her team’s result in just their third tournament this year. “Conditions were Read More

Generals get Cal transfer

SHERIDAN — The Generals men’s basketball team has added yet another impressive frame to their 2013 squad. Kaileb Rodriguez is a 6-foot-9-inch 225-pound forward who will transfer to SC after redshirting at the University of California last season. Rodriguez is a Denver-native where he averaged 11 points, seven boards, four blocks and three assists per game Read More

Shyatt, Legerski, Branch in Sheridan Wednesday for Cowboy Joe Club event

April 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Cowboys fans have a chance to meet three UW coaches Wednesday night at the Holiday Inn. Men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt, women’s hoops coach Joe Legerski and wrestling coach Mark Branch are scheduled to attend a Cowboy Joe Club event in town tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. The club also announced that the annual Cowboy Read More

Lady Broncs beat South, set up big game Friday in Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs have positioned themselves well for a postseason run after a win Monday night in Casper. Sheridan beat Cheyenne South 4-1, bouncing back from a tough weekend against Cheyenne East and Central in which they dropped two games without scoring a goal. “It was good to have the kids just relax and play and Read More

Opening Day Home Run 5K results

PHOTO: Sheridan Troopers pitcher Drew Adriaens hands a ball to Mariann Foster, walking with her daughter Maria Saturday afternoon at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Foster threw out the first pitch prior to the Troopers first game of the year against Cody after she won the inaugural Opening Day Home Run 5K race that morning. The event was a Read More

Registration open for SC booster club golf tourney

SHERIDAN – There are still spots open for the Sheridan College Booster Club’s annual spring golf tournament. The four-person scramble is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 17 at the Powder Horn, and is one of the college booster club’s biggest fundraisers. The college encourages players to register early, due to the tournament’s annual popularity. Last year’s event Read More

Troop sweep Cody in opening day doubleheader

April 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — Plenty of quality at bats and, for the most part, solid pitching led to a 2-0 start for the Troop Saturday in Sheridan. Sheridan withstood a rough second inning from opening day starting pitcher Drew Adriaens to take the first game 9-6 over the Cody Cubs at Thorne-Rider Stadium. In the finale, wild Read More

Soccer: East 3, Lady Broncs 0

SHERIDAN — A 3-0 defeat left the Sheridan girls soccer team again searching for answers Saturday in their final home contest of the regular season. A heartbreaking 1-0 overtime defeat at the hands of Cheyenne Central Friday night preceded the 3-0 loss to Cheyenne East Saturday. The Lady Broncs fell behind early when a cross Read More

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