Tuesday local sports briefs
Date posted: September 24, 2013
JV football stays unbeaten
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs junior varsity football team stayed unbeaten with a 36-2 win Saturday in Cody.
Sheridan coach Darin Gilbertson said Riley Sessions scored on a 20-yard toss play and Tristan Barfoot recovered a fumble that would set up a Brad Holloway 13-yard run, both in the first quarter. Evan Coon had a 40-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Jess Edens handled a botched snap on the PAT and threw a two-point conversion to Zach Campbell.
In the second half, Cody got on the board after a high snap sailed over quarterback Campbell’s head. Running back Saheed Kahn tried to bring the ball out of the end zone but was tackled for a safety. Jess Edens recovered a blocked punt in the third quarter to make the score 29-2. Sophomore wideout Tom Fenn ran around left end for a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter. The Bronc junior varsity (4-0) plays Buffalo Saturday at Scott Field.
Tongue River golfers prep for state
SHERIDAN — Tongue River golfers completed their last tournament before state Saturday in Lusk.
Wyatt Main shot a 85-94—179, Wyatt Schumacher 92-93—185, Casey Caywood 99-95—194, Brock Donston a 145-101—246 and Riley Jones 150-138—288.
Lady Eagle Kylee Knobloch shot 108-137—245. Main finished eighth and Schumacher finished 10th while the team placed sixth. Head coach Pete Kilbride said the tournament was a good learning experience leading up to state this week in Hulett.
“For our younger kids, it’s a chance to see what it’s like to play back-to-back, and try to find consistency,” Kilbride said. “The scores varied wildly from day one to day two; some for the better and some for the worse. It comes with time and experience, and that’s what these tournaments are all about.”
He said that boys will compete this week four the fifth spot on the team they will take to Devil’s Tower Golf Club to face 1A and 2A golfers from around the state.
First Wooden Racket tennis tournament a success
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Tennis Association and the Powder Horn held the first ever Wooden Racket Tennis Tournament over the weekend.
The all-doubles event paired A players with B players with ages ranging from 11- to 80-years-old.
“Vintage dress was encouraged with those who donned old clothing being awarded a free mulligan per match,” William Brooks of the SCTA said.
Matches featured eight-game pro-sets with round robin format. Winners of the two-day tournament were Rick Schmierer/Lisa Kutz with 56 total games; runners-up were Mike Brennan/Foy Hartman with 55 games. Third place winners were Arlie Johnson/Dick Newman with 54 games.
“There were 16 participants for this event, all brave enough to play with an old wooden racket,” Brooks said. “Everyone had a great time and will look forward to next year.”
7th-grade football splits with Twin Spruce
SHERIDAN — The seventh-grade football teams played Twin Spruce (Gillette) last week.
The Sheridan Blue team defeated Twin Spruce Blue 40-0. Parker Christensen, Tristan Bower and Nate Roe all rushed for touchdowns. Cody Stults threw two touchdown passes — one to Tobin Reynolds and another to Christensen. Bower hit four of five PATs.
Coach Scott Stults said that the defense played well, with Daniel McMahan sacking the quarterback for a safety. Jaden Underwood and Beknazar Alikulov both blocked punts and Cody Stults had an interception.
The Gold Team fell to Twin Spruce Gold 20-0, playing hard for four quarters, Stults said.