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SC hoops handle Little Big Horn

SC hoops handle Little Big Horn

Generals drop Little Big Horn College SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team dropped Little Big Horn College 107-43 Wednesday night as the Generals still cling to the fourth spot in the Region IX North Standings. Elhadji Dieng finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Sheridan. Channel Banks had 15 points, eight rebounds… Continue Reading

Wyoming drops tough one to top-ranked Rams

From University of Wyoming Athletics FT. COLLINS, Colorado — The Wyoming women’s basketball team (18-7, 10-4 in Mountain West) suffered a disappointing 61-54 loss against the league-leading Colorado State Rams (20-6, 12-2) on Wednesday night. Junior Liv Roberts led the way for the Cowgirls with 20 points and six rebounds. Fellow junior Natalie Baker finished… Continue Reading

Recreation District preparing for warm weather

Walters clearing snow, prepping West Fifth Street fields SHERIDAN — Sheridan Recreation District Park Foreman Chuck Walters has been hard at work removing snow and ice around Sheridan this winter. The heavy snowfall has kept Walters and his staff busy clearing pathways and parks in the city, allowing residents to utilize the SRD’s facilities. When… Continue Reading

Keeping it 100

“If a tree wins 100 games in the woods and nobody is there to care…” Those were the words tweeted by @billabaptiez, some troll with 10 followers, Monday night after the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won its 100th game in a row. “The guy is right. No one cares,” replied @Gators_Doug. The trouble… Continue Reading

Six from county heading to Shrine Bowl

SHERIDAN — The rosters are set, and as always, Sheridan County has plenty of familiar faces heading to Casper to compete in the Shrine Bowl. After sending eight players down to Casper a year ago, six Sheridan County senior football players were named to the 2017 Shrine Bowl’s North roster Monday. Colton Williams and Colton… Continue Reading

SC’s Henderson competing in The American

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Cody Henderson will test his skills against some of the brightest rodeo stars as part of RFD TV’s The American this week. Henderson qualified to compete at The American’s semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas, in tie-down roping. Approximately 600 contestants will compete over a four-day stretch at the semifinals for a… Continue Reading

Ricketts’ buzzer-beater helps SC edge Miles 73-71

Ricketts’ buzzer-beater helps SC edge Miles 73-71

SHERIDAN — Ladan Ricketts is no stranger to the long ball, but his 3-pointer Saturday was a first in his Sheridan College career. Ricketts buried a 3 at the buzzer to give the Generals a 73-71 win over Miles Community College. “We put ourselves in a situation that we shouldn’t have been in, and we… Continue Reading

Rams clinch conference championship with win

Rams clinch conference championship with win

BIG HORN — Seemingly no one can stop the Big Horn Rams basketball team.  The Rams clinched the 2A Northeast Conference title with a 74-56 victory over the Wright Panthers Saturday. The win gives the Rams a 16-2 overall record and an 8-0 conference record. Saturday’s win gave Big Horn its ninth victory in as… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 13, 2017

Broncs reclaim top spot in conference SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs bounced back from a loss to Cheyenne East to knock off Cheyenne Central 47-37 Saturday. After shooting 23 percent from the field against East, the Broncs shot 41 percent Saturday in their second win over the Indians this season. Sheridan jumped to a 9-4… Continue Reading

Lady Rams crush Wright, earn top seed in regionals

Lady Rams crush Wright, earn top seed in regionals

BIG HORN — The last time the Big Horn Lady Rams took on the Wright Lady Panthers, it took an extra four minutes to decide the outcome. In the teams’ second contest, no extra time was needed.  The Big Horn Lady Rams clinched the top spot in the 2A East regional tournament with a dominant… Continue Reading

Hawks close regular season with sweep of Riverton

Hawks close regular season with sweep of Riverton

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks swept the Riverton River Rats in a 6-1 victory Saturday and a 10-6 offensive onslaught Sunday to close out the regular season. The Hawks finished the regular season with a 14-2-0 record. “The team had a lot of offensive power (Sunday),” head coach Kirk Viren said. “Saturday, we were better defensively.… Continue Reading

Rams roll at Tongue River

Rams roll at Tongue River

DAYTON — Big Horn head coach Ryan Alley admitted the Rams’ difficulties traveling to rival Tongue River. Even when the Rams went undefeated in 2010-11 on their way to the state title, they only beat the Eagles by 8 in Dayton. The Tongue River boys basketball team has always given Big Horn fits on its… Continue Reading

Lady Rams win 9th straight, drop TR 42-27

Lady Rams win 9th straight, drop TR 42-27

DAYTON — When the Big Horn Lady Rams and Tongue River Lady Eagles first met on Jan. 21, it was all Big Horn for 32 minutes. Big Horn jumped to a 12-2 lead, and the end result was a 47-17 lopsided victory. Friday’s rematch wasn’t quite as easy. The Lady Rams held on for a… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 11, 2017

Broncs comeback falls short at East SHERIDAN — Despite a big comeback late in the game, the Sheridan Broncs ended up shy of Cheyenne East by 5 points in a 55-50 loss. The Broncs, coming off a big 1-point victory on the road at Gillette, trailed 35-13 at halftime but played much better in the… Continue Reading

Close matches lead to Broncs’ defeat vs. Gillette

Close matches lead to Broncs’ defeat vs. Gillette

SHERIDAN — Jacob Hallam found himself down 1 point with the clock winding down in the third period.  The Sheridan Broncs’ 220-pound wrestler had been in a tough match; three rounds of evenly-sparred wrestling against Gillette’s Deric Johnson that was tied for most of the bout.  As a last-ditch effort with 20 seconds left in… Continue Reading

Heimkes to return to SC to present award

Heimkes to return to SC to present award

SHERIDAN — Lindsay Heimkes doesn’t remember much about the crash that left her with a fused spinal cord. Heimkes and two friends were driving from Wyoming to Kansas City to play in a basketball scouting camp. Heimkes had just completed her freshman season at Sheridan College, one that resulted in all-region accolades. SC head coach… Continue Reading

SC splits on road trip to Northwest College

Blackburn propels Lady Generals SHERIDAN — Behind a career-high 29 points from Ashlie Blackburn, the Sheridan College Lady Generals surged past Northwest College Wednesday night, 71-67. The win was much needed for Sheridan, losers of three straight and six of eight before Wednesday. The Lady Generals now sit 3-6 in conference and 16-9 overall. Sheridan… Continue Reading

All hail Tom Brady

Tom Brady is the greatest. I can’t even begin to describe how much that hurts me to say, but it’s true. Actually, I’m not sure it really even pains me much anymore. Growing up in Indianapolis, I watched Tom Brady shred the Colts defense over and over again. I watched him pick apart the secondary… Continue Reading

SHS runners stay hungry at MSU

SHERIDAN — Taylor Kelting wants his Sheridan indoor track athletes to remain hungry when they approach meets. Over the weekend at Montana State, the Broncs and Lady Broncs were fed a hearty helping of strong track competition. It was the first time the Sheridan High School indoor track team made the trip to the Montana… Continue Reading

Hawks rebound with a win over Rock Springs Saturday

Hawks rebound with a win over Rock Springs Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks responded to a disappointing Friday night performance with a commanding win over Rock Springs Saturday.  The Hawks took down the Miners in a 6-1 contest, outshooting Rock Springs 42-18. “The team was very disappointed at how Friday night went, and they responded with a dominating game Saturday morning,” Hawks head… Continue Reading

Big Horn uses speed in win over Sundance

Big Horn uses speed in win over Sundance

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams didn’t just beat Sundance, they crushed them.  The WyoPreps third-ranked team in the state put on a stellar 74-29 performance in Saturday’s matchup at home in Big Horn. Big Horn improves to 14-2 overall and 6-0 in the 2A Northeast Conference. The win is the team’s seventh straight.  Head… Continue Reading

Hastings wins 4th tourney title; Heil takes 2nd

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Hayden Hastings took home the coveted Ron Thon Memorial Tournament belt — for the fourth time in his career. The senior became just the third wrestler in Wyoming history to win the tournament all four years of high school Saturday in Riverton. The Ron Thon Memorial Tournament is considered the… Continue Reading

Lady Rams start slow, pick up win over Sundance

Lady Rams start slow, pick up win over Sundance

BIG HORN — Despite an extremely rocky start, the Big Horn Lady Rams found a way to get past the Sundance Lady Bulldogs in a 38-24 contest Saturday. The Lady Rams remain undefeated in conference play with a 6-0 record against 2A Northeast opponents.  Head coach Mike McGuire could not put his finger on why his… Continue Reading

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