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And the winner is…

Not “La La Land.” Definitely not “La La Land.” For the love of all that is holy, don’t say “La La Land.” Oh my gosh, you said “La La Land.” That’s not the winner! Now what do we do? This is chaos! The 89th Academy Awards ended with a bang Sunday (Monday morning for the… Continue Reading

Hastings wins third state title; Broncs finish ninth

Hastings wins third state title; Broncs finish ninth

CASPER — Before Sheridan High School’s Hayden Hastings stepped on the mat in front of thousands at the Casper Events Center, head coach Tyson Shatto had just a few words of encouragement for his star wrestler. “Hey, go out there and get one more,” Shatto said. Hastings already had plenty — two state championships, and… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 27, 2017

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 27, 2017

Lady Rams win regional title BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams are the best in the East.  In an upset over the previously unbeaten Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets, the Lady Rams grabbed the top spot out of the East headed into the state tournament with a 57-48 victory in the 2A East regional… Continue Reading

Generals rain 3s on Northwest, earn final home game

Generals rain 3s on Northwest, earn final home game

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College recognized it men’s sophomore basketball players before tipoff against Northwest College Saturday. As the final regular season home game, it could have been the final time the Generals’ five seniors — Celio Araujo, Elhadji Dieng, Sebastian Ferenc, Xavier Jackson and Austin Sherrell — played at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. But… Continue Reading

Lady Generals beat Northwest in McCarthy’s final home game

Lady Generals beat Northwest in McCarthy’s final home game

SHERIDAN — Frank McCarthy’s final game at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome may have been one of his most important. With plenty of distractions thrown at the Lady Generals Saturday, McCarthy’s bunch earned a 59-48 win over the Northwest Trappers, clinching the five-seed in the conference. “It was such an important game,” McCarthy said. “Sometimes,… Continue Reading

Hastings wins third state title

Hastings wins third state title

CASPER – Sheridan High School wrestler Hayden Hastings ended his career with his third state championship in a second-round pin against Cheyenne East’s Thomas Neal. “It feels pretty good seeing all the hard work I’ve put in come together,” Hastings said after his match Saturday. Hastings ended his season with a perfect 36-0 record and… Continue Reading

Turnovers plague Lady Broncs

Turnovers plague Lady Broncs

SHERIDAN — The Gillette Lady Camels were simply too big and fast for the Sheridan girls Friday night. Gillette capped off an undefeated conference season with a 67-27 win over Sheridan. The Lady Camels came out firing on all cylinders, just as they had done in the first matchup with Sheridan. Gillette beat Sheridan 67-38… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs

Sheridan swimmers place eighth at state swim, dive championship SHERIDAN — While the Sheridan boys swim team placed eighth overall at the 2017 4A Boys State Swim and Dive Championships, head coach Brent Moore said the ranking didn’t accurately reflect the team’s competitiveness and improvement. The meet was held in Gillette Feb. 23-24, where 11… Continue Reading

Gillette edges Sheridan in overtime thriller

Gillette edges Sheridan in overtime thriller

SHERIDAN — For the third straight game, the Sheridan Broncs and Gillette Camels needed an extra five minutes to crown a winner. The Broncs beat Gillette by 1 in overtime earlier this season but ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard Friday night. The Camels stole a 68-65 win over Sheridan in another… Continue Reading

Hastings prepares for championship bout

SHERIDAN — After the first day of the Wyoming state wrestling action, Sheridan grapplers sit in the top ten as a team with 62 points. Broncs grappler Hayden Hastings holds onto his undefeated record for a chance at the state title on Saturday. Both Trenton Heil and Carter Mangus earned sixth-place finishes in the state.… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs – Feb. 24, 2017

Patten, Johannesmeyer make state-swim finals SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys swim team hit the Campbell County Aquatic Center to kick off the state meet Thursday in Gillette. Thursday’s portion of the meet featured preliminary races for 12 events. The Sheridan boys had two swim- mers finish in the top-six in four different events.… Continue Reading

Broncs break records at Simplot Games

Broncs break records at Simplot Games

SHERIDAN — When the first results were posted from the Simplot Games Monday, the Sheridan Broncs took home a trio of solid times in final races, a respectable finish for the indoor track team at the event, which featured more than 2,000 competitors from across the country. But the Simplot Games website is back up… Continue Reading

Bench boosts Generals over Western Wyoming

Bench boosts Generals over Western Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals scored 39 points off the bench on their way to a 62-53 win over Western Wyoming Wednesday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. D’Monte Harris and Channel Banks led the Generals as the only double-digit scorers with 18 and 14 points, respectively. Both players came off the bench, along… Continue Reading

Western’s long ball buries Lady Generals

Western’s long ball buries Lady Generals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team couldn’t fend off a barrage of 3-pointers Wednesday night. The Western Wyoming Lady Mustangs drained 12 3s to take down Sheridan, 71-57. Western finished the game 12 of 25 (48 percent) from beyond the arc and splashed five of them during a crucial stretch in the third… Continue Reading

Heil looks to grab a state title in his final season

Heil looks to grab a state title in his final season

SHERIDAN — It’s the final days of wrestling practice at Sheridan High School, and all of the grapplers in the second-floor wrestling room have their minds focused on the state tournament.  Some will be wrestling in the tournament for the first time and will aim for a win or two. Others seek a top-four finish. … Continue Reading

The nominees are…

Dust off your tuxedos. Put on your flashiest gowns. It’s Oscars week, and we’re here to recognize Hollywood’s biggest and brightest and mostly whitest! Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Academy Awards Sunday, honoring the year’s best in film, from “La La Land” to “Manchester by the Sea.” Meryl Streep will surely take home an… Continue Reading

Stadler inks four for SC volleyball

Stadler inks four for SC volleyball

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College volleyball coach Jennifer Stadler has been blazing the recruiting trail, adding some regional talent to her 2017 roster. Stadler inked four new players to join the Lady Generals in the fall after a 15-17 record in the 2016 season. Mykaila Jensen is a 5-foot-11 middle hitter from Forsyth, Montana, and the… Continue Reading

SC inducting 2017 Hall of Fame class Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College athletics department will recognize newly inducted members of its Hall of Fame during Wednesday’s basketball games at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Former Sheridan College men’s basketball coach Bruce Hoffman, who helped select this year’s inductees, said that in years past, there hasn’t been much rhyme or reason to Hall… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles win play-in game over Moorcroft

Lady Eagles win play-in game over Moorcroft

DAYTON — The Tongue River girls basketball team rose to the occasion Monday, and the season continues as a result. After dropping a game to Moorcroft on Feb. 11 and then dropping a game to Sundance Friday, the Lady Eagles ended the season tied with Moorcroft in the conference standings. Tongue River beat Moorcroft earlier… Continue Reading

Clutch plays help Lady Broncs snap skid

Clutch plays help Lady Broncs snap skid

SHERIDAN — A look of relief adorned the face of Sheridan head girls basketball coach Jessica Pickett Saturday afternoon. Her Lady Broncs held on to beat Cheyenne South 41-37, snapping a seven-game losing streak and putting them on the winning side of the scoreboard for the first time since Jan. 20. With just one regular… Continue Reading

Broncs drop Cheyenne South 50-42

Broncs drop Cheyenne South 50-42

SHERIDAN — When Gillette beat Cheyenne South Friday, it clinched the Sheridan boys basketball team at least the second-place spot in the 4A East Conference standings. By securing a top-two seed, the Broncs are guaranteed a trip to the state tournament, no matter what happens next weekend at regionals. But head coach Jeff Martini didn’t… Continue Reading

Three Broncs make Simplot Games finals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan and Big Horn indoor track teams traveled to Pocatello, Idaho, over the weekend for the Simplot Games, competing against more than 2,000 of the country’s top indoor track athletes. Three Sheridan athletes made it to the finals in their respective events. Pippin Robison had the top finish of the weekend, taking… Continue Reading

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