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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

Bronc soccer starts with Riverton Friday, tough Saturday Jamboree

March 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s no soft competition to start this soccer season. The Sheridan Broncs open their 2013 campaign with a weekend full of good opponents. Friday night, they’ll play Riverton, followed by a marquee weekend matchup Saturday when the 2012 runner-up gets a rematch with the champ. Sheridan will play in a jamboree in Casper where they Read More

SC rodeo team opens spring in Gillette

SHERIDAN — After a couple months of practice, the Sheridan College rodeo team enters competition this weekend. SC will compete in Gillette, beginning at 1 p.m. Friday with slack. There will be a 7 p.m. performance both Friday and Saturday, with the top 10 in each event coming back to the short round Sunday. Head Read More

New Mexico beats Wyoming in Mountain West quarters

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Mexico won its quarterfinal matchup in the Mountain West Conference tournament despite a sluggish stretch in what seemed like a home game. Tony Snell scored 15 points and the No. 15 Lobos led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 on Wednesday night. Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds Read More

SHS Cheer: Building atmosphere

March 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — For a group of athletes that operates mainly in pumping up other sports, thier own accolades are often found simply in crowd noise. The Sheridan High School cheer squad competed in the State Spirit Competition held prior to the 3A/4A state basketball tournaments last week in Casper. It was the culmination of an eight-month Read More

MWC tourney: Wyoming defeats Nevada 85-81

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and Leonard Washington scored 18 to lead Wyoming to an 85-81 win over Nevada to open the Mountain West Conference tournament. Deonte Burton scored 27 points for the No. 9 seed Nevada (12-19). Nance was 9 of 10 from the field for the game and Read More

Three make All-State for SHS

March 12, 2013

SHERIDAN — Girls basketball All-Conference lists were released Monday by the Wyoming Coaches Association, followed shortly by 4A All-State. For the Lady Broncs, Hailey Ligocki took 4A girls player of the year along with her second-straight All-State selection. Robbi Ryan, a freshman, garnered her first All-State honors. Mali Wright was the third All-Conference selection for the Read More

Woodward takes second straight All MWC honors

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kayla Woodward was one of four Cowgirl basketball players to receive postseason recognition Monday. This is the second All Mountain West Conference selection for the sophomore. Woodward was selected to the second team this season after making third team as a freshman. Woodward was second on the team in scoring (15 ppg) and rebounding Read More

Lady Broncs finish with best record in 4A after 3rd place at state

March 11, 2013

CASPER — A lot of the final numbers held by the Lady Broncs might describe a state champion. Best record in 4A, wins over every team in the class and a win over the other No. 1 seed in their final game of the state tournament. In reality, the Lady Broncs may have been the Read More

Lady Broncs halted by East in 4A state semis

March 9, 2013

CASPER — It was a quieter night than usual at the Events Center. Losses for the Sheridan girls basketball team have come so infrequently this year that the silent shock from the crowd was a noticeable piece of the atmosphere Friday night in the Casper Events Center during the Lady Broncs’ 54-39 Class 4A State Read More

Cowboys rest, heal after CSU loss

March 8, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt is hoping his team can rest up and heal up before heading off for the Mountain West Tournament next week in Las Vegas. The Cowboys ended their regular season with a 78-56 home loss to Colorado State Wednesday at the Arena-Auditorium. They won’t play again until the conference Read More

Broncos explore Dumervil as cap space option

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