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Flaws in the system

When the Sheridan High School girls soccer team lost its regional opener last week, a grueling rubber match with recent-rival Cheyenne East, it was a huge bummer. Tears rained, and one of the better teams in the state and back-to-back 4A runner-up won’t even get a sniff of the state tournament. That’s a shame. The… Continue Reading

Spots still open for Hoop Jam 3-on-3 tourney

Spots still open for Hoop Jam  3-on-3 tourney

SHERIDAN — Friday is the last day to register for the Wyoming Rehab Hoop Jam 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Hoop Jam was created in 2000 as a fundraising opportunity to provide an athletic training position to Sheridan County Schools. The tournament continues to support Sheridan High School activities and the new athletic training facility at the… Continue Reading

Lady Rams achieve goal of 2nd-straight championship

Lady Rams achieve goal of 2nd-straight championship

SHERIDAN — The Lady Rams knew they were going to win the state championship before the first meet. Coming off a 2015 state championship season, the Big Horn Lady Rams track and field team set a goal. With the core of the 2015 group back, the team decided they weren’t going to settle for just one… Continue Reading

Broncs bury Gillette to claim regional title

Broncs bury Gillette to claim regional title

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School head soccer coach Matt Johnson gave all the credit to his players Saturday afternoon. The Broncs beat Gillette for the second time this year, this one earning Sheridan the title of 4A East regional champions. The Broncs won 2-0 on a windy afternoon at Homer Scott Field, both goals coming… Continue Reading

Lady Rams repeat as 2A state track champs

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams are state champs once again. Big Horn took home the 2A state title at the state track meet in Casper on Saturday, earning 136.5 points — 51 points ahead of second place Big Piney. It was the second state championship for the Lady Rams in as many… Continue Reading

Troopers stay hot, win three

SHERIDAN — The bats came alive for the Sheridan Troopers as they came out on top over all their opponents this weekend. Sheridan rolled the Billings Halos in a 7-2 contest on Saturday, then brought out the broom against Rapid City Post 320 in a two-game sweep with scores of 11-1 and 4-3. The Troopers… Continue Reading

Rafferty leads Lady Broncs at state meet

SHERIDAN — Behind Riley Rafferty’s four top-three finishes, the Sheridan High School girls track team finished third at the Wyoming 4A state track meet over the weekend. Rafferty led the charge Saturday to cap off the three-day meet as the Lady Broncs finished with 78.5 points as a team. Natrona won the meet with 161… Continue Reading

NSI’s Wyatt highlights 1A state track meet

SHERIDAN — Saturday was a good day on the track for Normative Services Inc. sprinter Corey Wyatt, who had three top-eight finishes at the state meet’s final day. Wyatt took seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.25 seconds and added two more eighth-place finishes in the 100-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Riley… Continue Reading

21 local runners earn all-state honors

SHERIDAN — There was plenty to cheer about amongst local runners at the weekend’s state track meet in Casper. Along with the stack of medals Sheridan County athletes brought home from the meet, a number of runners have been rewarded with all-state recognition. Twenty-one local athletes were named to the Wyoming Coaches’ Association’s 2016 all-state… Continue Reading

Broncs win offensive battle with Laramie, 4-3

Broncs win offensive battle with Laramie, 4-3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs soccer team outran the Laramie Plainsmen in the Friday afternoon’s 4A East regional semifinal, and it paid off as the Broncs won 4-3. They clinched a spot in Saturday’s championship with the win. Sheridan head coach Matt Johnson recognized that the Plainsmen were a strong offensive threat, so he brought… Continue Reading

First-timer cards ace in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Jesse Martini carded a hole-in-one Thursday at the Buffalo Golf Club. Martini, who has only been golfing for a year, scored the ace on the 130-yard 10th hole with his wedge. Witnesses for the shot were Jerry Martini, Luke Hininger and Aaron Mines. Continue Reading

Robison takes fourth in 800-meter run

SHERIDAN —Sheridan teams had a quiet afternoon in the second day of the state track meet. The Broncs are in ninth place with 20 points and the Lady Broncs are in seventh place with 25.5 points. Emily Hooge opened the day for the Lady Broncs with a seventh-place finish in the pole vault, clearing the… Continue Reading

Lady Rams break records, move to third place

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Lady Rams headed into Friday’s portion of the state meet with 1.5 points and were sitting at the bottom of the rankings. That didn’t last long. After the second day of the state track and field meet in Casper, the Lady Rams jumped up to third place in team scores with… Continue Reading

East’s last-minute goal cuts Lady Broncs’ season short

East’s last-minute goal cuts Lady Broncs’ season short

SHERIDAN — There was a cross; there was a shot; there was a deflection; there was a goal. There was heartbreak. Cheyenne East’s Sydney Miller tapped in a rebounded shot in the final minute Thursday, taking down Sheridan 2-1 and cutting the Lady Broncs’ title hopes short. “It absolutely stings,” Sheridan head coach Mallery Marshall… Continue Reading

Broncs advance past South with 4-0 victory

Broncs advance past South with 4-0 victory

SHERIDAN — A four-goal second half boosted the Sheridan Broncs soccer team to an easy first-round regional win over Cheyenne South Thursday. The win clinched the Broncs a spot in the 4A state tournament. It was only a matter of time before Sheridan found the back of the net, but it took 42 minutes to… Continue Reading

Local teams compete at state track meets

4×800 highlights first day of  4A state track SHERIDAN — The 4×800-meter relay teams at Sheridan High School are the strongest in the state. Both the SHS boys and girls took first in the event at Thursday’s opening day of the Wyoming state track meet. The foursome of Janika Sweeney, Josie Fettig, Xiomara Robinson and… Continue Reading

Local cowgirls share wealth at Douglas HS rodeo

SHERIDAN — There were a couple of standout performances from local cowboys and cowgirls at the Douglas high school rodeo over the weekend, but most of the wealth was spread out amongst the group. Along with two first-place finishes from Saije Pollard and Madison Wilkerson, five other Sheridan County cowgirls finished top-five or better in… Continue Reading

Summoning the will to shine

Summoning the will to shine

At first glance, it was a funny scene Thursday evening as a gaggle of Sheridan College men’s basketball players lined up to hug Barb Williams. These were skyscraper-sized young men wrapping lanky arms around a woman not even as tall as Sheridan’s 5-foot-9 point guard, Celio Araujo. Still, Williams was the biggest person in the… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs take spring golf title

SHERIDAN — You never know what kind of weather Wyoming will bring in the springtime. While mild temperatures graced Sheridan early this week, constant rain and some snowfall cut the 4A conference golf tournament a day short, turning the two-day event into a sloppy 18-hole battle. The poor conditions may have hurt some scores, but… Continue Reading

SC Generals hosting summer bball camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball program is hosting its summer youth basketball camp next month at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to noon each day from June 13-16 and is open to players in kindergarten through 10th grade. The camp is $100 with a $50 deposit… Continue Reading

Justin O’Dell Memorial Wall dedicated Saturday

Justin O’Dell Memorial Wall dedicated Saturday

SHERIDAN — The game of baseball is known for its unique outfield features like the San Francisco Giants’ Splash Landing in right field, the Houston Astros’ Tal’s Hill at Minute Maid Park or the ivy growing on the walls at Wrigley Field. Throne-Rider Field will now have its own special outfield feature. On Saturday, Troopers… Continue Reading

Ryan named girls soccer Gatorade POY

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan is more than just a basketball star. The Sheridan High School senior added another Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year award — her third — to her resume Tuesday. This one comes for her work on the soccer field. Ryan, who won back-to-back Wyoming Gatorade POY awards for girls basketball, leads… Continue Reading

Kitterman takes first at spring championship

SHERIDAN — Jamie Kitterman is making a habit of taking first place. The Big Horn High School golfer finished atop the field in the 2A girls spring state championship Friday. Kitterman shot a 92 on Thursday and a 90 on Friday to combine for a two-day score of 182. Kitterman earned her second state championship… Continue Reading

Pitching highlights Troopers’ sweep over Powell

Pitching highlights Troopers’ sweep over Powell

SHERIDAN — Longtime Major League manager Lou Piniella once said all a successful team needs is good pitching and timely hitting, and the Sheridan Troopers had plenty of both Saturday. The Troopers put together a solid pair of wins Saturday afternoon over Powell, including a shortened five-inning 10-0 rout in game one and a 7-1… Continue Reading

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