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Friday’s matchup with Upton-Sundance a do-over for Eagles

SHERIDAN — The Upton-Sundance Patriots are a good football team, and Tongue River High School head football coach John Scott knows it. He’s experienced it firsthand. Last season, the Tongue River Eagles started out the season — their first in 1A — with two big wins. Those two wins matched the entirety of the team’s… Continue Reading

Friday a measuring stick for Broncs within Big 4

SHERIDAN — It’s no secret that there are four top-tier teams in 4A football in Wyoming. Sheridan, Natrona, Gillette and Cheyenne East have been the state tournament semifinalists each of the last five seasons, earning them the appropriately titled Big 4 nickname. There’s no sign of that changing anytime soon and definitely not this year.… Continue Reading

Column: Share the road

Have you seen the trailer for the new Lance Armstrong movie “The Program?” It looks fascinating, with actor Ben Foster admittedly taking performance-enhancing drugs to fulfill the role of the tarnished cyclist. It’s not just the movie and story that are fascinating, though. It’s incredible to believe that we’re making a movie about a cyclist.… Continue Reading

SC struggles at 1st rodeo of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team didn’t get the weekend they were hoping for to open the 2015-16 college rodeo season. The Generals traveled to Riverton for the first rodeo of the school year at Central Wyoming, but only five athletes made it to the short round on Sunday. Tioni Erickson was the bright… Continue Reading

Lady Rams go 2-1 without core seniors

BIG HORN — Early-season tournaments are a good opportunity for teams to get all of their kinks worked out, and both 2A Sheridan County teams got the chance to do just that over the weekend. Both Big Horn and Tongue River high schools gained quality experience during the second day of the Big Horn Volleyball… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs take down Laramie, go 2-0 to open conference play

SHERIDAN — What started as two very evenly-matched teams exchanging points turned into arguably the Sheridan High School volleyball team’s best match of the season in a four-set win over Laramie Saturday. After earning a win over Cheyenne South Friday to open conference play, the Lady Plainsmen came into Sheridan High School hoping to spoil… Continue Reading

SC soccer drops two rough matches at Otero

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s and women’s soccer teams ended a rough weekend with two losses to Otero Junior College. The Lady Generals were outshot 28-4 in a 6-0 loss. Twelve shots on goal resulted in three goals in each half for Otero, as Sheridan was unable to stop the Otero pressure. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Lady Generals volleyball sweeps NJC Invite

SHERIDAN — It was back-to-back sweeps for the Sheridan College volleyball team as they followed up a 4-0 Sheridan Invite with four more wins at Northeast Junior College over the weekend. The Lady Generals took down North Platte (25-16, 25-16, 25-12), Otero (25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20), Trinidad State (26-24, 25-22, 25-21) and NJC (25-22, 25-15,… Continue Reading

SHS swimmers third at Cheyenne Invite

SHERIDAN — Still finishing behind swimming powerhouses Gillette and Laramie, the Sheridan Lady Broncs swim team strung together great performances in the pool Saturday at the Cheyenne South Invitational. Mackenzie Dougherty took home Sheridan’s top individual performance of the weekend. Her time of 1:03.16 was just enough for her to grab first place in the… Continue Reading

Changing lineups bring three wins to SHS tennis

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School head tennis coach Bob Faurot continued mixing up the lineups Saturday in Laramie, and it earned the team three wins on the day against Laramie and Green River. Top singles players Julia Fenn and Katelynn Brooks earned the day off, moving new players into the singles spots. Sammy Hamilton defeated… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs finish second at home cross-country meet

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls cross-country team finished in second place for the second week in a row, this time at the Michelle Ludwig Invite in Sheridan. After a solid performance a week ago in Billings, Montana, the Lady Broncs followed up with another big day Saturday. Sheridan finished with 70 points, right… Continue Reading

Tongue River advances record with win over Moorcroft

DAYTON — The season seems to be mirroring last year for the Tongue River Eagles. The team from Dayton is now 2-0, advancing their record with a 26-16 win over Moorcroft Friday night on the road. “We’re in the same situation as we were a year ago,” Eagles head coach John Scott said. “We just… Continue Reading

Big plays help Broncs topple Evanston 49-21

SHERIDAN — It took a second-half push, but the Sheridan Broncs continued their early-season dominance with a 49-21 win over the Evanston Red Devils. Sheridan held a slight 21-7 lead over the Devils at halftime and came out a bit flat to start the second half. Head coach Don Julian was hoping the Broncs wouldn’t… Continue Reading

Big Horn Rams take down Lyman Eagles on the road

BIG HORN — It wasn’t the most resounding of wins, but head coach Mike McGuire will take it. The Big Horn Rams football team is now 2-0 after their 26-8 road win over the Lyman Eagles Friday night. “We were a little sloppy today,” McGuire said. “We kept on making mistakes and causing lots of… Continue Reading

Sheridan earns much needed win over South

Sheridan earns much needed win over South

SHERIDAN — It didn’t matter who the Sheridan High School volleyball team played; the Lady Broncs needed a win. With the Cheyenne South Lady Bison (1-11) in town, Sheridan got the conference season off to a better start than the non-conference season. After a 2-9 start, the Lady Broncs got some much-needed momentum Friday with… Continue Reading

SHS tennis struggles in Cheyenne Friday

SHERIDAN — In a four-match day, the Sheridan High School tennis team had a rough go of it in Cheyenne, winning just one of the four matches. The lone win on the day came from the Sheridan girls in a 4-1 win over Cheyenne East. Julia Fenn and Katelynn Brooks won easily at No. 1… Continue Reading

Lady Rams earn handful of victories; Lady Eagles rebound

Lady Rams earn handful of victories; Lady Eagles rebound

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams volleyball team continued its winning ways with a handful of victories Friday at the Big Horn Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Rams began with a crushing win against the Riverside Lady Rebels (Basin). Seemingly no one wanted to get in the way of Bailey Bard’s kills. Sending… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Sept. 12, 2015

Owings, Lady Broncs win again, take Buffalo Invite SHERIDAN — Victoria Owings and the Lady Broncs continued their dominance on the golf course this week at the Buffalo Invite. Owings topped the girls individual leaderboard for the second-straight tournament, helping the team take their second win of the season, as well. Owings followed her career-best 78… Continue Reading

BHMS volleyball earns weekend sweep

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Middle School volleyball team earned four wins over the weekend in Midwest and Kaycee. The Lady Rams utilized powerful serving to take two wins from Midwest to start the day. The junior varsity team battled back after a first set loss to take the match (24-26, 25-19, 25-20), and… Continue Reading

SJHS cruises past Dean Morgan in season opener

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School eighth-grade football team kicked off its season with a home game against Dean Morgan Junior High School (Casper) Saturday, getting two wins over the Comets. It was quarterback Jacob Boint who got things going for the Blue team in a 30-6 victory. Boint scrambled for the first score… Continue Reading

Owings, Coe-Kirkham atop Buffalo day-one leaderboard

SHERIDAN — A career best 78 from Victoria Owings and a 72 from Kirby Coe-Kirkham put the two Sheridan golfers atop the leaderboard after the first round at the Buffalo Invite. Owings’ 78 bested her teammate Katie Beardslee by five strokes. Beardslee is currently in second place with an 83. Sheridan’s Kayla Allen (86) is… Continue Reading

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