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Where is the love?

I really hope that headline got you singing the 2003 smash Black Eyed Peas hit. Man, has Justin Timberlake ever not scorched every piece of music his beautiful voice has touched? Unfortunately, this column isn’t about early-2000s pop singles. No, this column is about the depleted crowds at local sporting events. Sheridan County prides itself… Continue Reading

Hawks hockey splits with Pinedale

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks hockey team returned from break with a win and a loss against the Pinedale Glaciers.  The loss was the Hawks’ first of the season. The team now sits with an 11-1 record overall.  On Saturday evening, the Hawks beat the Glaciers by a score of 7-3. Thomas Moore and Barak… Continue Reading

First half run leads Big Horn to victory over Eagles

First half run leads Big Horn to victory over Eagles

BIG HORN — A second-quarter charge propelled the Big Horn Rams to a 59-45 victory over rival Tongue River Saturday night at Big Horn High School.  The Rams advanced to 10-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference to grab an early lead in the 2A Northeast Conference standings. Tongue River’s loss puts the team at 1-1… Continue Reading

Lady Rams blow out Tongue River

Lady Rams blow out Tongue River

BIG HORN — Typically a lively contest that brings out the best in both teams, the first installment of the Big Horn-versus-Tongue River rivalry ended almost as quickly as it began. The Big Horn Lady Rams thumped cross-county rival Tongue River in a 47-17 victory at Big Horn High School. The victory bumps the Lady… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs – Jan. 23, 2017

Broncs blow out Laramie SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs offense was rolling Saturday as the team dominated the Laramie Plainsmen 74-43, thanks in large part to a huge second quarter. The Broncs, who only led by 3 after the first quarter, outscored the Plainsmen 33-6 in the second quarter on the way to their second-straight… Continue Reading

Bard sets records at Rocky Mountain College

BIG HORN — Former Big Horn standout sprinter Bailey Bard made headlines with the Rocky Mountain College (Billings) indoor track team over the weekend. Bard set two school records for the Battlin’ Bears. Bard’s records came at the Dave Little Alumni Mile Meet in Spearfish, South Dakota. She set records in the 60-meter dash (8.06… Continue Reading

Third-quarter woes lead to Lady Eagles loss

Third-quarter woes lead to Lady Eagles loss

DAYTON — A third-quarter beating got the best of the Tongue River Lady Eagles basketball team Friday night. The Lady Eagles fell to the Wright Lady Panthers in a 45-34 contest.  “I thought we had the game plan and the effort that we needed,” head coach Tyler Hanson said. “It was just a matter of… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs – Jan. 21, 2017

Big Horn boys basketball dominate Bulldogs BIG HORN — The Big Horn boys basketball team followed the lead of the Lady Rams, defeating the Sundance Bulldogs on the road by a 41-point margin to kick off conference play for the 2A boys. “I thought we came out early and executed some things,” Big Horn head… Continue Reading

Fritz scores 25, Tongue River wins three straight

Fritz scores 25, Tongue River wins three straight

DAYTON — When asked, Tongue River basketball head coach Ronnie Stewart said his team’s win wasn’t just good.  “No. It was a not a good win, it was a great win for us,” he said ecstatically.  The Eagles opened the conference season with a 60-53 victory over Wright.  The win marks the third victory in… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs offense rolls over Cheyenne South

Lady Broncs offense rolls  over Cheyenne South

CHEYENNE — When Makenna Balkenbush took the opening tipoff straight to the basket and drew a foul Friday night, it was a sign of the way the Lady Broncs were going to play in their conference opener at Cheyenne South. Sheridan put together its highest-scoring game of the season in a 67-54 win over the… Continue Reading

Broncs knock off South in conference opener

Broncs knock off South in conference opener

CHEYENNE — Sheridan head basketball coach Jeff Martini called everything before Friday night’s matchup with Cheyenne South the preseason. The Broncs had a grueling 11-game non-conference schedule that included just one home game, but Martini wasn’t too concerned about that. Sheridan opened the 4A East Conference season with a 49-39 win over South. “Nothing matters… Continue Reading

Scammon to play volleyball at Dordt College

Scammon to play volleyball at Dordt College

DAYTON — Former Tongue River High School student-athlete Austen Scammon signed a letter of intent to continue his athletic career at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Scammon, who played basketball and ran track at Tongue River, will play volleyball at Dordt College. Scammon earned all-conference and all-state honors in high school. Dordt College is… Continue Reading

Broncs drop first dual of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs wrestling team lost its first dual of the season in a 42-32 contest with Kelly Walsh High School Thursday in Casper.  Despite the Broncs jumping out to a 15-0 lead in the first three matches, Kelly Walsh went on to pin four in a row from heavyweight to 120 to… Continue Reading

Tongue River names Hanson head football coach

Tongue River names Hanson head football coach

DAYTON — Steve Hanson will be the next head coach for the Tongue River Eagles football team.  The Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees approved the hiring of Hanson at its meeting Tuesday.  Hanson served as defensive coordinator for his predecessor, John Scott. Scott, who is also the school’s activities director, said choosing Hanson… Continue Reading

Sheridan College Basketball — Jan, 19, 2017

Ricketts, Generals roll in Miles City SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team responded from its loss to Casper College with a big road victory over Miles Community College Wednesday in Miles City, Montana. The Generals won 96-60. Ladan Ricketts came out of his recent shooting slump to lead SC in scoring with 21… Continue Reading

Doubleday moving forward at right time for SRD

Doubleday moving forward at right time for SRD

SHERIDAN — Don Julian referred to the events leading up to the Doubleday Sports Complex as a “perfect storm.” The Sheridan Recreation District board president said at Wednesday’s board meeting that all the changes and happenings within the Sheridan community all kind of lined up as the Doubleday committee moved forward with plans for the… Continue Reading

Unsportsmanlike conduct

Tom Crean lost his mind Sunday. Crean may have actually lost his mind long ago, but he went absolutely berserk at Assembly Hall Sunday. The Indiana Hoosiers enjoyed a nice midday matchup with the abysmal Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Sitting at a disappointing 1-3 in the conference, the Hoosiers desperately needed a win. Although the Scarlet… Continue Reading

Whitaker takes Double Nickel tournament

Whitaker takes Double Nickel tournament

SHERIDAN — Roundup, Montana’s, John Whitaker scored a 176 to take down Barry Campbell of Forsyth, Montana, in the championship match of the Double Nickel bowling tournament Sunday at Cloud Peak Lanes. Campbell rolled a 157 in the final match. Whitaker claimed a $198 prize, and Campbell took home $167. Thirty-two bowlers representing Wyoming, North… Continue Reading

Broncs overcome 2-point quarter, win home opener

Broncs overcome 2-point quarter, win home opener

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs’ home opener got off to a sluggish start Saturday. The Broncs scored just 2 points in the opening quarter against the Natrona County Mustangs. Luckily for Sheridan, the following three quarters turned out much better as the Broncs clawed their way back to a 55-44 win over the Mustangs. “We’ve… Continue Reading

Banks scores 24, Generals fall to Casper 61-57

Banks scores 24, Generals fall to Casper 61-57

SHERIDAN — Xavier Jackson’s 3-pointer rimmed out in the closing seconds, cutting a Sheridan College Generals comeback just short in a 61-57 loss to Casper College Saturday. The Generals (15-3, 1-1 in Region IX North) overcame a 10-point deficit to win the conference opener at 12th-ranked Gillette College Wednesday, but they struggled to create any… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles defense excels in victory over Rebels

Lady Eagles defense excels in victory over Rebels

DAYTON — A big win can do wonders to improve a team’s confidence, and the Tongue River Lady Eagles received a boost after Saturday night’s contest.  The Lady Eagles broke their three-game losing streak Saturday with a 52-21 victory over the Riverside Lady Rebels.  Tongue River improved to a 4-6 record, and head coach Tyler… Continue Reading

Tongue River boys dominates Riverside 62-35

Tongue River boys dominates Riverside 62-35

DAYTON — When the Tongue River Eagles stepped onto the court with the Riverside Rebels Saturday, they had a clear advantage.  The Riverside team had underclassmen making up the majority of its roster, while the Eagles registered an all-senior starting lineup. All but one player on the Tongue River lineup is taller than 6 feet… Continue Reading

Lady Generals offense struggles in loss to Casper

SHERIDAN — The scoring woes carried over for the Sheridan College Lady Generals Saturday. After putting up just 55 points in a loss to Gillette College Wednesday, the Lady Generals lost 64-50 to Casper College three days later. Right out of the gate, things weren’t going Sheridan’s way. The team scored just 16 points in… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Jan. 16, 2017

Lady Broncs fall to Natrona SHERIDAN — The nonconference season closed on the wrong foot for the Sheridan High School girls basketball team Saturday. The Lady Broncs lost to Natrona 65-42. After a strong offensive night against Billings Skyview the night before, Sheridan couldn’t get much going early against Natrona Saturday. The Lady Broncs scored… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs fall to Skyview in home opener

Lady Broncs fall to Skyview in home opener

SHERIDAN — Alli Puuri’s 20-point night wasn’t enough for the Sheridan Lady Broncs in their home opener Friday. Puuri hit three 3-pointers, none bigger than her last one at the 1:40 mark in the fourth quarter that tied the game at 40. But those were the final points scored for the Lady Broncs, as Billings… Continue Reading

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