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Lady Broncs close Energy Classic with big win

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs ended the Energy Classic basketball tournament on a high note, thumping Westchester (California) High School 65-37. Makenna Balkenbush led all scorers with 18 points. Jordan Christensen scored 12, and Alli Puuri chipped in 10. After dropping the first two games of the tournament, the Lady Broncs’ offense was rolling… Continue Reading

Energy Classic Sports Briefs — Dec. 30, 2016

Early hole hurts Lady Broncs in loss to Lynwood SHERIDAN — For the second day in a row, the Sheridan Lady Broncs found themselves in an early hole before falling 58-46 to Lynwood (California) High School at the Energy Classic. Sheridan ended up battling back and winning the second half, but a 33-18 halftime deficit… Continue Reading

Energy Classic Sports Briefs — Dec. 29, 2016

Puuri’s 22 not enough in Lady Broncs’ loss SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs couldn’t overcome a 10-point first quarter deficit against Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) High School Wednesday. The Lady Broncs lost 82-54 in the first round of the Energy Classic in Gillette. Alli Puuri scored a game high 22 points for… Continue Reading

Mailbag: Why does everyone (still) hate Duke?

Here’s hoping you had a merry Christmas. And stop being a prude. We can say merry Christmas. I tend to lean pretty heavily toward the side of being politically correct, because we need to stop excluding people. But Christmas is a joyful time of year, and wishing someone a “merry Christmas” is a jovial greeting.… Continue Reading

Lady Generals sign former Campbell County forward

Lady Generals sign former Campbell County forward

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team has added some local talent to its roster. Lauren Hallcroft will transfer to Sheridan College from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and will join the Lady Generals in January. Hallcroft is a native of Gillette and graduated from Campbell County High School. The 5-foot, 8-inch forward averaged… Continue Reading

Give it a rest

Christian McCaffrey’s college football career is over. He entered the season as a favorite to snatch the Heisman trophy, and a week after the award was handed over to Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, McCaffrey decided he’d hang up his Stanford jersey for good. LSU’s Leonard Fournette — another previous Heisman hopeful and possibly the most hyped… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Dec. 19, 2016

Local Sports Briefs — Dec. 19, 2016

Eagles, Lady Eagles pick up wins over Kaycee DAYTON — While most games across the state were canceled due to bad weather, the Tongue River Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball teams found a last-minute replacement game Saturday. Both the Eagles and the Lady Eagles picked up their first wins of the season in contests against… Continue Reading

John Scott chosen as North coach for Shrine Bowl

John Scott chosen as North coach for Shrine Bowl

DAYTON — Tongue River High School’s John Scott, who led the Eagles to two consecutive 1A state championship games in 2015 and 2016, will coach the North team in the 2017 Shrine Bowl game.  Head coaches around the state choose from a pool of nominated candidates to head the game that features the best high school… Continue Reading

SNOWED IN: Weekend games nixed

SNOWED IN: Weekend games nixed

SHERIDAN — As school athletic directors eyed the forecast for Friday and Saturday, their competitive nature likely wavered slightly. A winter storm warning that threatened 8-14 inches of snow dampened the high school sports schedule. All of the high school basketball games scheduled to take place in Sheridan County this weekend have been nixed. That… Continue Reading

Broncs chase records in win over Buffalo

Broncs chase records in win over Buffalo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys swim team didn’t have any trouble beating Buffalo High School in a dual meet Tuesday evening. But head coach Brent Moore said that the focus isn’t necessarily on the opponent this early in the season. Coming off the first weekend of the season, one that paired Sheridan against… Continue Reading

Ditch the pre-game handshake

Way back in September — man, that was three months ago — I wrote about some standard procedures within the world of sports that irked me and a couple others that I thought were genius. Tossing back home-run balls — fantastic. Treating golf courses like the Vatican? Not so much. Now, I’ve been paying a… Continue Reading

Julian named All-Academic at University of Mary

SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan High School soccer player Emily Julian was recognized by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for her work in the classroom this fall. Julian plays forward for the University of Mary Marauders women’s soccer team, and she was one of 38 UMary fall athletes named to the NSIC All-Academic team. To be… Continue Reading

Steel shakes adversity to become leader in Sheridan

Steel shakes adversity to become leader in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — It has become commonplace in sports for superstar athletes to win prestigious awards and immediately shift the focus away from themselves and onto their teammates and coaches. The commitment to the team first typically lends itself to the individual success and makes all parties — singular and plural — that much more successful.… Continue Reading

Hawks pick up four wins on road trip

SHERIDAN — The Hawks pulled off some big wins this weekend on the road, including a trio of shutouts. The Sheridan hockey team advanced to 6-0-0 this season with a dominating sweep of Douglas and a pair of wins against Laramie.  “We had a good weekend with the team generating some chemistry throughout all four… Continue Reading

Fatigue causes Eagles’ loss to Lovell

Fatigue causes Eagles’ loss to Lovell

DAYTON — Despite staying in stride with the Bulldogs for most of the game, the Tongue River Eagles simply ran out of energy late in the third quarter and suffered a 72-52 loss to Lovell in the Eagles’ home opener Saturday. Running with a skeleton crew, head coach Ronnie Stewart said his squad did not have… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s Steel named Gatorade Player of the Year

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Coy Steel has been named Wyoming’s Football Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2016 season. After a knee injury sidelined Steel for most of his junior season, the wide receiver returned to lead the Broncs to their second straight state championship. Steel finished with a state best 1,033 receiving… Continue Reading

Generals blow out Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Generals blow out Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

WILLISTON, N.D. — After a shaky start, the Sheridan College men’s basketball team closed out the first semester with a massive 113-70 win on the road against Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Saturday. Ladan Ricketts finished with 26 points and nine rebounds. Dmonta Harris had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Elhadji Dieng finished with 21… Continue Reading

Knobloch scores 20, TR still falls to Lovell

Knobloch scores 20, TR still falls to Lovell

DAYTON — The Tongue River Lady Eagles fell to the Lovell Lady Bulldogs 51-40 in the Lady Eagles’ first home game of the season Saturday.  The loss drops the Lady Eagles to 0-2 this season, but rookie head coach Tyler Hanson said he saw plenty of positives from his team during the first weekend.   “We… Continue Reading

Local Sport Briefs — Dec. 12, 2016

Lady Broncs go 2-1 to open season SHERIDAN — After winning a close game to open the season, the Sheridan High School girls basketball team saw mixed results in its final two games over the weekend at the Bill Strannigan Tournament in Riverton. The Lady Broncs jumped out early and utilized a 17-point fourth quarter… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Dec. 10, 2016

Tongue River boys fall to Rocky Mountain SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Eagles basketball team had a rough start to the season with a 64-51 loss to the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies Friday.  Jay Keo led the Eagles with 14 points, and Brennan Kutterer put up 12 points for his team.  “It was a physical game,” new… Continue Reading

Generals knock off Williston on the road

Generals knock off Williston on the road

WILLISTON, N.D. — Matt Hammer told his Sheridan College Generals they’d have to be 10 points better than the Williston State Tetons to win the game. The players responded and ended up with an 80-62 victory Friday night. The Generals (12-2) defeated Williston State (5-7) 79-72 on Nov. 25 at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome,… Continue Reading

Broncs struggle, still pick up win over Worland

Broncs struggle, still pick up win over Worland

SHERIDAN — The referee couldn’t stop blowing his whistle and slapping the mat in the Sheridan Broncs’ pin-heavy dual against Worland Thursday night at Sheridan High School. Sheridan came out on top 45-36.  “It was sloppy,” head coach Tyson Shatto said of his team’s first performance of the year. “Not even in just wrestling positions, but… Continue Reading

Locals find success at 2016 NFR in Vegas

Locals find success at 2016 NFR in Vegas

SHERIDAN — Three local athletes found the spotlight in the arena at the 2016 National Finals Rodeo and Jr. National Finals Rodeo Run from Dec. 1-10 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Sheridan College cowboy Zeke Thurston, a 22-year-old saddle bronc rider and a product of the Sheridan College rodeo… Continue Reading

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