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SVC taking registrations later this month

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Volleyball Club will host a player registration event later this month. The club will open registrations from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the commons at Sheridan Junior High School. The registrations will provide players the opportunity to try on uniforms and ask any questions about the upcoming season. The season… Continue Reading

SHS runners compete in regional event

SHERIDAN — Nine members of the Sheridan High School cross-country team competed in the HXN Heartland Regional Cross-Country Championships over the weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event, much larger than a typical meet during the season, featured athletes from nine states, with more than 250 runners competing in each race. SHS head coach… Continue Reading

SC basketball teams suffer first losses of season

SC basketball teams suffer first losses of season

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan College basketball teams hit the road over the weekend for their first away contests of the season; both also suffered their first losses of the season. The SC women had a tough matchup to open the Southern Idaho Tournament, facing off against Trinity Valley (Texas), the No. 2 team in the… Continue Reading

Broncs go back-to-back with drubbing of Natrona

Broncs go back-to-back with drubbing of Natrona

LARAMIE — A Gatorade shower, an incomplete pass and the 25th state championship in Sheridan High School football history. “I’m so thankful it’s nice weather,” Sheridan head coach Don Julian said with a laugh as Gatorade dripped from his brow. The 2016 Sheridan Broncs started the season with one thing on their minds: winning back-to-back… Continue Reading

Tongue River falls in state championship game

Tongue River falls in state championship game

LARAMIE — The Tongue River Eagles football team held up the second-place banner in the end zone of War Memorial Stadium while trying to hold back tears Saturday afternoon. The athletes forced tired smiles for the slew of parents and supporters who showed them support. Then, the voice of head coach John Scott boomed over… Continue Reading

Burn the ships: Rams take 2A state title

Burn the ships: Rams take 2A state title

LARAMIE — “Burn the ships.” It’s the motto that the Big Horn Rams football team has lived by the entire season. It’s a reference to the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes’ 1519 conquest of Mexico. On arrival to the New World, he burned his ships to send a message to his troops that they would either complete… Continue Reading

Broncs, Mustangs meet in battle of storied programs

Broncs, Mustangs meet in battle of storied programs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming 4A State Championship is nothing new for the Sheridan Broncs. The Broncs have held the state title for 52 weeks, and they’re riding that experience into Saturday’s matchup with the Natrona Mustangs. The Mustangs have plenty of state championship experience themselves. In fact, the two teams have been powerhouses in Wyoming… Continue Reading

Eagles’ mindset fresh heading back to Laramie

Eagles’ mindset fresh heading back to Laramie

DAYTON — Last year, the Tongue River Eagles battled through the playoff bracket as an underdog, making trips across the state and beating their opponents by small margins. They shocked the state by putting up a good fight in the state championship against the most dominant team in 1A 11-man, Upton-Sundance, only to fall 33-14.  Instead… Continue Reading

Rams prep for postseason rematch against Greybull foe

Rams prep for postseason rematch against Greybull foe

BIG HORN — For the past four years, Big Horn has been the premier team in 2A football with three 10-1 seasons, two visits to the state championship game and one state title. The Rams looked ahead to another War Memorial Stadium appearance last year. Coming into the 2015 quarterfinal game as the third seed… Continue Reading

A part of something special

Are you tired of hearing about the historic high school football season in Sheridan County yet? I sure hope not, because it’s a pretty big deal. To catch you up, this is the first time in the county’s history that it’s sent more than two teams to play for state championships and only the second… Continue Reading

Lady Generals cruise past Little Big Horn

Lady Generals cruise past Little Big Horn

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn College women’s basketball wasn’t much of a challenge for the superior Sheridan College Lady Generals Tuesday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Six players scored in double figures as the SC women cruised to a 110-49 victory. In their fourth straight home game to open the season, the Lady… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s Becking leads All-Conference volleyball list

SHERIDAN — While the team results didn’t end up where the local high schools would have liked, plenty of Sheridan County volleyball players still received recognition for their work throughout the season. Eight Sheridan County athletes were selected to All-Conference volleyball teams by the Wyoming Coaches Association Monday, and one of those players was also… Continue Reading

Rodeo term becomes style of play for gritty Sheridan Broncs

Rodeo term becomes style of play for gritty Sheridan Broncs

SHERIDAN — Eight seconds. That’s all Sheridan bareback rider Devan Reilly has to put together a winning run and walk away with a big prize. The Sheridan High School football team will have 48 minutes to claim the state’s top prize Saturday. Reilly isn’t sure which one is tougher. “I have a different mindset now… Continue Reading

Sheridan County sends 3 teams to state championship

Sheridan County sends 3 teams to state championship

SHERIDAN — With three wins Friday, the Sheridan, Big Horn and Tongue River football programs did something that’s only been done one other time in Wyoming high school football history. Sheridan County is sending three teams to play in state championships next weekend. The individual successes of each team are enough to write about. At… Continue Reading

First-half offense earns Rams a trip to Laramie

First-half offense earns Rams a trip to Laramie

BIG HORN — When the Big Horn players headed to the sideline after the national anthem, assistant coach Kirk McLaughlin shouted out a message to his team. “Let’s break their hearts early,” he said. Big Horn did break Newcastle’s heart. In fact, they shattered it. Thanks to a fast start to the game, the Rams… Continue Reading

Eagles return to state championship game

SHERIDAN — Last year, when the Tongue River Eagles made their way to the state championship football game, they felt surprised. This year, they felt it was expected. But if you ask head coach John Scott, both feelings are equally great. Tongue River will be making its second appearance in the state championship in as… Continue Reading

SST hosting meet to benefit veterans

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Swim Team will host the Salute to Veterans meet this weekend at Sheridan Junior High School. The meet will run Saturday and Sunday with more than 156 athletes from Sheridan, Gillette, Buffalo and Montana competing. Sheridan will have 72 swimmers at the meet. The meet benefits the Sheridan College veterans program.… Continue Reading

Semifinal showdown nothing new for Sheridan Broncs

Semifinal showdown nothing new for Sheridan Broncs

SHERIDAN — If there’s one thing calming the nerves of the Sheridan High School football program this week, it’s that its walking on familiar soil. The Sheridan Broncs will host the Rock Springs Tigers in a 4A semifinal matchup Friday at Homer Scott Field. The last year Rock Springs played in a state semifinal game… Continue Reading

Rams prep for strange offense in semifinals

Rams prep for strange offense in semifinals

BIG HORN — Last week’s game was a mixed bag for the Big Horn Rams.  On one hand, the Rams battled to beat the Pinedale Wranglers in a come-from-behind, overtime victory. On the other hand, Big Horn didn’t play its best game, and it came eerily close to having its season come to an end. … Continue Reading

Lady Generals win season opener

Lady Generals win season opener

SHERIDAN — It took a while to shake off the cobwebs, but the Sheridan College Lady Generals grabbed a win in their first regular season contest with a 63-41 victory over the Rocky Mountain Lady Battlin’ Bears junior varsity team.  “You never know what’s going to happen in the first games of the year —… Continue Reading

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