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The Chef vs. the King pt. deux

My NBA season preview all the way back in October predicted James Harden to win the league’s Most Valuable Player award. That was way wrong, per usual. Instead, Steph Curry repeated as MVP and earned the award unanimously — an NBA first — on his second go-round. The Chef cooked all season long, and now,… Continue Reading

Lady Generals get job done off court

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team finished 22-10 last season, but they also got the job done off the court. The Lady Generals finished with a 3.52 cumulative GPA, earning the group all-academic recognition. Ten of the team’s 12 players were named to the NJCAA Region IX all-academic first team. Players named to… Continue Reading

Broncs wrap season with third-place finish at state

Broncs wrap season with third-place finish at state

SHERIDAN — When Riley Sessions was tripped in the box late in the second half of the third-place game at the 4A state soccer tournament Saturday, there was no hesitation amongst the Sheridan Broncs players as to who was taking the penalty kick. Zach Campbell was hanging out 100 yards away in his normal spot,… Continue Reading

Troopers go 2-3 for the weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers went 2-3 for the weekend at the Gillette Memorial Day Tournament. Sheridan posted wins against Gillette and Rock Springs, with its losses coming against Spearfish, Laurel and the Rapid City Expos. The Troopers are now 10-6 on the year. They had been riding a six-game winning streak coming into the weekend.… Continue Reading

SCWBB inks first 2016-17 recruit

SCWBB inks first 2016-17 recruit

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College head women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy signed his first recruit for the 2016-17 season. Raelynn Keefer will join the Lady Generals after a record-setting career at Forsyth (Montana) High School. Keefer averaged 13 points a game and shot 36 percent from the 3-point line as a senior and was named to… Continue Reading

SNATCHED AWAY: Overtime PK ends Sheridan’s title shot

SNATCHED AWAY: Overtime PK ends Sheridan’s title shot

SHERIDAN — It was as grueling a way to go out as a team can have. A penalty kick in the waning minutes of overtime cut the Sheridan Broncs’ state championship dreams short as they fell 1-0 to Laramie in Friday’s semifinal. “It’s very unfortunate when it feels like it’s been stolen from us,” Sheridan… Continue Reading

Team ropers fill scoresheet at Casper rodeo

SHERIDAN — Team Roping was the hot event at the Casper high school rodeo last weekend. Four local riders earned top-10 finishes, including a first-place ride from Big Horn’s Wheaton Williams. Williams and his partner, Jerren Johnson of Casper, roped their calf in 7.820 seconds Saturday to win the round. They followed with a 15.190-second… Continue Reading

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

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