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Seniors lead Lady Eagles to win over Kaycee

DAYTON — Two seniors, Kiley Carroll and Neci Sundquist, fittingly led the Tongue River Lady Eagles to victory (25-22, 25-19, 13-25, 25-17) on Thursday’s nonconference Senior Night matchup with the Kaycee Lady Bucs. The first set was a seesaw affair that saw the Lady Eagles claw back from a 14-9 deficit and eventually prevail by… Continue Reading

Eagles put championship loss in past before rematch with Patriots

Eagles put championship loss in past before rematch with Patriots

DAYTON — As the clouds rolled over the Bighorn Mountains, the Tongue River Eagles football team hustled through their typical Wednesday schedule — team offense, special teams, individual and team defensive drills. Sticking to a tight, down-to-the-minute schedule, head coach John Scott habitually checked his watch and practice sheet and blew the whistle when it was… Continue Reading

Broncs look to carry steam into playoffs

Broncs look to carry steam into playoffs

SHERIDAN — There’s one week left in the high school football season before it becomes do-or-die time in the playoffs. For the Sheridan Broncs, that simply means staying the course. The Broncs (7-1) clinched home-field advantage with their win over Natrona last week. While that’s a yearly goal for Sheridan, it’s not the end game.… Continue Reading

Rams look to lock up 2nd seed in 2A Northeast standings

Rams look to lock up 2nd seed in 2A Northeast standings

BIG HORN — This weekend could determine the outcome of the season for the Rams. After weeks of outmanning struggling opponents, the Big Horn Rams football team has its toughest matchup Friday when it travels to Wheatland to take on the Bulldogs. The playoff implications are readily apparent: the winner hosts at least one home… Continue Reading

SC volleyball snaps 7 match losing streak

SC volleyball snaps 7 match losing streak

SHERIDAN — Morale was boosted Tuesday as the Sheridan College volleyball team earned a nonconference win over Rocky Mountain College’s junior varsity team. The win couldn’t have come at a better time for Sheridan. The Lady Generals snapped a seven game losing streak in somewhat new fashion with a three-set sweep over Rocky. Sheridan’s last… Continue Reading

SC makes history with win over Northwest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals soccer team made history Tuesday. In a rescheduled game from an earlier weather-postponed match, SC traveled to Powell and beat Northwest College 4-0. While the win was the largest of the season for Sheridan and the largest in school history, it also solidified a top-four seed in the… Continue Reading

Mailbag: Country Grammar is timeless

The Mike P. Mailbag is back. I’ve been on hiatus for a couple months, but it’s time to get back to answering your burning questions, although, not many of you are sending them in. Either I’m doing a really good job feeding your sports fix ahead of these mailbags, or I’m doing a very poor… Continue Reading

SC rodeo closes out fall season on high note

SC rodeo closes out fall season on high note

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s rodeo team widened the gap at the top of the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings with a win at the Laramie County Community College rodeo over the weekend. In the final rodeo of the fall season, the Generals scored 515 points to win the LCCC rodeo. They’re currently sitting… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 17, 2016

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 17, 2016

SHS volleyball beats Central, secures 4-seed SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team earned a much-needed win over the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians Saturday in Cheyenne. The Lady Broncs won the match 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-14, 25-14). The win gave Sheridan a two-game advantage over Central in the 4A East standings with just one… Continue Reading

Technology finds its way to the gridiron

Technology finds its way to the gridiron

SHERIDAN — There was a time — not too long ago, really — when Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian would hop in his car and drive to Kaycee or Casper to hand deliver a VHS tape to another coach. That tape had the previous week’s football game on it. He’d receive another… Continue Reading

Broncs earn home-field advantage with win over Natrona

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs football team achieved goal number one Friday in a 37-13 win over the Natrona Mustangs in Casper. They’ll get two more chances to play in front of the home fans after securing home-field advantage throughout the 4A playoffs. Heading into the Week 7 matchup, SHS head coach Don Julian said… Continue Reading

Eagles rolling, knock off Pine Bluffs 28-14

Eagles rolling, knock off Pine Bluffs 28-14

DAYTON — Confidence is high in Dayton, and the Tongue River senior football players are leading the way. In a game filled with turnovers, penalties, fourth-down stops and a couple of solid rushers, the Eagles (6-1, 4-0 in 1A East) took care of business on both sides of the ball to down the third-ranked Pine… Continue Reading

Lady Rams take down Tongue River

Lady Rams take down Tongue River

BIG HORN — Despite a massive improvement, the Tongue River Lady Eagles volleyball team still remained a half step behind its cross-county rival Big Horn Friday night as the Lady Rams came out on top in a 3-0 sweep. This is the second time the Lady Rams have beaten Tongue River this year. However, unlike… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Oct. 15, 2016

SHS volleyball falls to top-ranked East SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School volleyball had an uphill battle Friday against the state’s top-ranked Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds. East defeated Sheridan in straight sets (25-14, 25-14, 25-19). The loss drops Sheridan to 15-14 overall and 3-5 in the 4A East Conference. The Lady Broncs will take on Cheyenne… Continue Reading

Confidence drops in SC’s loss to 18th-ranked Trappers

Confidence drops in SC’s loss to 18th-ranked Trappers

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team showed glimpses of its ability Thursday, but at the end of the day, the Northwest College Trappers were too much to handle in a three-set sweep (25-19, 25-16, 25-19). Timid was the word SC head coach Jennifer Stadler used to describe the way her team has been playing,… Continue Reading

Eagles, Pine Bluffs nearly identical on the gridiron

Eagles, Pine Bluffs nearly identical on the gridiron

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles might as well be looking in the mirror when they step on the field Friday night. Two heavyweights in the 1A East Conference, Tongue River (5-1, 3-0 in 2A East) and the Pine Bluffs Hornets (5-1, 2-1), will square off in a high-stakes game that could have major playoff… Continue Reading

Big Horn sets eyes on Moorcroft

BIG HORN — There’s not too much you can take away from a 53-8 victory. That’s one of the wonderful problems that the Big Horn football team ran into this week at practice. After its beat down of the Thermopolis Bobcats Friday, when the Rams put 47 points on the board in the first half,… Continue Reading

Column: Sheridan County football shake up

If you haven’t noticed, this has been quite the season for high school football in Sheridan County. Last season could have been considered the best in the county’s history, and this year is giving it a run for its money. Right now, the Sheridan Broncs, Big Horn Rams and Tongue River Eagles have just one… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs sweep two conference matches

Lady Broncs sweep two conference matches

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team bounced back from a tough tournament in Montana for two conference wins over the weekend in the team’s final home matches of the season. The Lady Broncs went just 1-3 against some of Montana’s top teams at the Border War last week but closed out the tournament… Continue Reading

SC rodeo remains top 3 in region

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team is sitting pretty in the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings with just one rodeo left in the fall half of the season. The Generals had a little trouble over the weekend at the Central Wyoming College rodeo, but the SC men still sit atop the region, and the… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs — Oct. 10, 2016

Lady Broncs third at Gillette Invite SHERIDAN — It was another weekend where the Sheridan High School girls swim team battled it out with the state’s best at the Gillette Invite. Sheridan was once again chasing the state’s top two teams, Gillette and Laramie. The Lady Broncs took third with 372 points. Gillette (532 points)… Continue Reading

Tongue River football clinches playoff spot

 DAYTON — Tongue River football is on its way to the postseason. After winning its third conference game, Tongue River sealed a spot in the state playoffs Friday night with a 49-6 blowout of the Wright Panthers. The Eagles are 5-1 overall, and 3-0 in East Conference play. There was no room for the Panthers… Continue Reading

Local runners lead the pack in Tongue River

DAYTON — On a day with perfect conditions for running, local cross-country teams ran well again Saturday at the Tongue River-hosted IXL Invitational. Sheridan cross-country dominated. The Lady Broncs had a big day at the 5,000-meter run, taking several of the top spots. Emma Whiteman led Sheridan with a third-place finish of 21 minutes, 41.10… Continue Reading

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