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Broncs, Lady Broncs kick off Energy Classic: Sheridan hoopers split with Lynwood, California, in first day of Gillette tournament

Broncs, Lady Broncs kick off Energy Classic: Sheridan hoopers split with Lynwood, California, in first  day of Gillette tournament

SHERIDAN — Over the past eight years, the Sheridan High School basketball teams have battled teams from Colorado, Utah, Montana and, of course, all over Wyoming. They opened the Energy Classic in Gillette Monday with a new opponent, the Lynwood (California) High School Knights. Eight teams from five different states made the trip to Gillette… Continue Reading

Unique paths lead basketball trio to Black Hills State

Unique paths lead basketball trio to Black Hills State

SHERIDAN — Ryan Davis, Sierra Toms and Dylan Wright didn’t know each other three years ago. Toms was wrapping up her career at Campbell County High School, and Wright wasn’t even halfway through hers at Sheridan High School. Meanwhile, Davis was 1,000 miles away coaching men’s basketball at the University of Texas of the Permian… Continue Reading

A bolt of lightning

A bolt of lightning

SHERIDAN — Barak Broad has spent most of his life playing hockey in Sheridan. But now, as a junior at Sheridan High School, it could be the last time he pulls a Sheridan jersey over his pads and hits the ice. Don’t worry, though, it’s not a bad thing. You see, Broad is a good… Continue Reading

Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at the YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks will host the annual Elks Hoop Shoot Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the YMCA. The Hoop Shoot, a national contest, will send local winners onto a district, state, regional and national competition with all expenses paid by the Elks. Any boy or girl ages 8 through 13 as of April… Continue Reading

2015 national sports look back

It’s that time of year, again. It’s the time where we reflect on the years we’ve had and begin making resolutions that will surely be broken by February. But before you vow to turn in your Las Vegas lifetime pass — looking at you Manziel — let’s look back at the year in sports we’ve… Continue Reading

Wright scores career high for Newman Jets

SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan High School basketball player Mali Wright set a career high Saturday to help lead the Newman University women’s basketball team to a 69-63 win over the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Wright, a junior with the Jets, shot 11 for 18 to finish with a game-high 26 points. She… Continue Reading

Former Bronc has record-setting season

Former Bronc has record-setting season

Jordan Roberts named Division III Offensive Player of the Year SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan High School standout running back Jordan Roberts is capping off a historic season at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). The junior running back set a school record with 2,092 rushing yards as he led the Tommies to the NCAA Division… Continue Reading

Local sports recaps — Dec. 21, 2015

Lady Rams remain undefeated; boys winless at Foothills Classic BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams are off and running as they won three more games at the Foothills Classic to open the season 6-0. The No. 3-ranked Lady Rams handled Big Piney Friday before taking wins over Wyoming Indian and Wind River Saturday. Big… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Dec. 19, 2015

Eagles topple Kemmerer DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles basketball team topped Kemmerer 54-31 on the road Friday night. Coach Robert Griffin said his team was led by Jaren Fritz and Jay Keo on the offensive side. The pair had 14 and 15 points respectively. But the real story, Griffin said, was how his team… Continue Reading

Ryan scores 32, but SHS falls to Billings West

Ryan scores 32, but SHS falls to Billings West

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan’s 32 points weren’t enough to overcome Billings West’s first-quarter rally as the Sheridan High School girls basketball team fell 63-58 Friday night in its home opener. Ryan was a one-person wrecking crew Friday, scoring 16 points in each half to lead  all scorers. But the young Lady Broncs are still trying… Continue Reading

Sheridan coach turning around local swim program

Sheridan coach turning around local swim program

SHERIDAN — When Brent Moore came on as Sheridan High School head swim coach five years ago, his goal was to build the program into one of the state’s best. That meant working from the ground up and getting involved with Sheridan swimming at all levels. Moore not only coaches the SHS boys and girls… Continue Reading

Broncs swimmers dominate in Buffalo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School swim team had to travel to Buffalo Tuesday for a dual meet with Buffalo High School, and the Broncs won all but two events at the meet. The schedule got moved around a bit, but the late change didn’t seem to hinder the Broncs. Due to some issues with… Continue Reading

Column: 2015 local sports look back

We’re closing in on the end of 2015, and what a year it has been. Once again, sports on both the local and national scale, have been exciting, groundbreaking and entertaining. Over the next two weeks, we will look back at what the year in sports has offered us. First, let’s take a look at… Continue Reading

Hawks return from Laramie with tie, win over Outlaws

SHERIDAN — Zane Garstad called it a fun and exciting weekend as the Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team recorded a tie and a win against the Laramie Outlaws over the weekend. The head coach pointed to his teams’ hard work and determination in two hard fought games with what he called two evenly matched… Continue Reading

Generals end 1st half of season with win over Dawson

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Sheridan College Generals are ready for some much needed time off. The Generals have spent the last few weeks battling National Junior College Athletic Association sanctions and appeals, audits and a plethora of injuries. So with one final game to play Saturday before a three-week hiatus for the holidays, head coach… Continue Reading

Weekend sports recap

Lady Broncs sweep opponents in Riverton SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs basketball team completed its weekend sweep at the Riverton Invitational with a 50-37 win over Evanston Saturday. Even scoring helped Sheridan in the win, as seven players scored for the Lady Broncs. Six of those seven players finished with at least… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs Dec. 12, 2015

Lady Eagles take first game of Herder Classic; TR boys drop two games SHERIDAN — Taking the court without storied coach Dianne Moser for the first time in more than 40 years, the Tongue River Lady Eagles just edged out the Thermopolis Lady Bobcats in the first game of the Herder Classic in Glenrock. Both… Continue Reading

Generals lose to Williston State Friday, 78-77

Generals lose to Williston State Friday, 78-77

WILLISTON, N.D. — It came down to the final play for the Sheridan College men’s basketball team, but it was an early second-half run that cost the Generals in a 78-77 loss to the Williston State Tetons Friday night. After Pablo Rivas knocked down two free throws with 36 seconds to go, the Generals forced… Continue Reading

Broncs pin 6, win first dual of season

SHERIDAN — Pins, pins and more pins. The Sheridan Broncs wrestling team opened its season with a win in a dual against Worland in front of their home crowd last night. In what became a high-scoring dual, the Broncs rolled to a 54-30 win over the Warriors and every contested match resulted in a pin.… Continue Reading

SHS boys, girls earn wins over Riverton

SHERIDAN — It was a good opening night for both the Sheridan High School boys and girls basketball teams as they secured wins against the Riverton Wolverines Thursday at the Riverton Invitational. The 2014-15 Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year, Robbi Ryan, scored 21 points for the Lady Broncs, but it was an all-around team… Continue Reading

SHS hoops hosting Meet the Players Night

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will host a boys and girls basketball Meet the Players Night on Monday. This will be the third year of the event, which gives Broncs and Lady Broncs fans their first introductions to this year’s teams. The event will also feature fun mini games for kids, pizza, drinks and a… Continue Reading

Mailbag: Can you replace a Gary Bertier?

Hello and welcome to the first installment of the long-awaited Mike P. mailbag. I introduced the mailbag in late September, giving readers and sports fans a chance to ask their burning questions — sports related or not — with the hopes that I can give them a fulfilling answer. Now, most of the questions I… Continue Reading

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