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Broncs aim to turn heads at state tournament

Broncs aim to turn heads at state tournament

SHERIDAN — Twenty chairs line the Sheridan Broncs sideline. Twelve players and five coaches pack into the seats. Squeeze in a manager or two, and the Sheridan bench quickly reaches capacity. Luckily for head coach Jeff Martini and his 2016-17 boys basketball team, max capacity is a brief, if not rare occurrence. “Lock in.” The… Continue Reading

Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

I’m a hater. I’ve said that numerous times throughout these columns over the past 2 1/2 years, so hopefully you’re used to it by now. I feel like I’m mostly a hater because I enjoy stirring the pot. I’ll consistently whine about the length of a 182-game baseball season, but then turn around and cheer… Continue Reading

Cowgirls ousted by Fresno State, 58-48

LAS VEGAS — The Wyoming women’s basketball team (21-9 overall, 13-5 MW) had its 2017 Mountain West Championship run ended with a 58-48 quarterfinal loss against the Fresno State Bulldogs (17-14, 8-10 MW) on Tuesday night. Sophomore Marta Gomez led the way with a team-high 14 points, while shooting 6 for 10 from the field… Continue Reading

James and Dalton garner All-MW honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Wyoming’s Justin James and  Hayden Dalton earned All-Mountain West honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday.  James was named Sixth Man of the Year and Third Team All-MW by head coaches throughout the league. James is the first Cowboy to earn Sixth Man of the Year honors. Dalton was named Honorable Mention All-MW. … Continue Reading

Legerski, three Cowgirls garner postseason honors

From University of Wyoming Athletics COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Three members of the Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team, Liv Roberts, Marta Gomez and Taylor Rusk, were recognized on Monday as the Mountain West announced the 2017 All-Conference team. Head coach Joe Legerski was also selected the 2017 Coach of the Year by his peers. Roberts was… Continue Reading

Indoor, 1A-2A hoops All-State lists released

Indoor, 1A-2A hoops All-State lists released

SHERIDAN — The 1A and 2A state basketball tournaments wrapped up over the weekend, along with the indoor state track meet, so the All-Conference and All-State honorees were recognized Monday. Seventeen Sheridan County basketball players were named All-Conference selections, and five of them also received All-State recognition. Arvada-Clearmont Lady Panthers McKenna Auzqui, Ashlynn Fennema and… Continue Reading

Big Horn girls basketball team wins 2A state title

Big Horn girls basketball team wins 2A state title

CASPER — “It’s a great day to be a Ram,” Big Horn basketball coach Michael McGuire said, as his team and Big Horn community members swapped hugs in celebration near the east end of the Casper Events Center. Saturday, the Lady Rams edged out Wyoming Indian High School in a thrilling 50-49 contest to take… Continue Reading

Generals advance with comeback win over Northwest

Generals advance with comeback win over Northwest

SHERIDAN — The box score from Saturday’s game between the Sheridan College Generals and the Northwest College Trappers would throw the typical basketball fan for a loop. Northwest outrebounded Sheridan 47-32; the Trappers snatched 20 offensive rebounds and had more assists and less turnovers than the Generals. Sheridan also shot just 8 of 17 (47… Continue Reading

Two-seeded Broncs open state against Evanston

Two-seeded Broncs open state against Evanston

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs were caught in another tight battle with the Campbell County Camels Saturday in the championship game of the 4A East regional tournament. The Broncs and Camels split their two regular season contests, both games being decided in overtime. Saturday’s rubber-match didn’t need the extra period of play, and Gillette squeaked… Continue Reading

Rams falls in consolation finals

CASPER — The Big Horn Rams basketball team ended its season with a loss.  The Rams fell to Rocky Mountain 54-45 in the consolation finals Saturday during the 2A boys state tournament.  The Rams couldn’t put the ball in the hoop during Saturday’s contest. They shot just south of 30 percent from the field against… Continue Reading

Lady Rams win 2A state title

Lady Rams win 2A state title

CASPER — “It’s a great day to be a Ram,” Big Horn basketball coach Michael McGuire said Saturday as his team celebrated its win. Saturday, the Lady Rams edged out Wyoming Indian High School in a thrilling 50-49 contest to take the 2A girls crown. This is the team’s first state title since 2009. The Lady… Continue Reading

Broncs advance to regional championship

Broncs advance to regional championship

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys basketball team will have another crack at a conference title after qualifying for the regional championship Friday with a win over Cheyenne Central. The Broncs controlled the entire game the on their way to a 56-41 victory, putting them in the 4A East regional championship Saturday against Gillette.… Continue Reading

Lady Rams to play for state title

Lady Rams to play for state title

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams advanced to the 2A basketball state championship Friday night, and they did it in thrilling fashion. It came down to a late defensive stand, but the Lady Rams came out on top in an exciting 39-37 victory over Rocky Mountain.  “The most important thing is that we… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs – March 4, 2017

Lady Generals fall short in tourney opener SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team went out fighting but fell just short in the first round of the Region IX North tournament Friday in Miles City, Montana. Miles Community College edged the Lady Generals 58-53, ending Sheridan’s season and closing out head coach Frank McCarthy’s… Continue Reading

Lady Rams come together behind groups of sisters

Lady Rams come together behind groups of sisters

BIG HORN — Family bonds often develop within a team during a four-month basketball season. But for the Big Horn Lady Rams basketball team, those bonds run deeper — and more literally — than most.  Three sets of sisters make up one of the best teams in the state: sophomores Britny and Alisyn Hutton; sophomore Jenny… Continue Reading

Student-athletes honored with postseason accolades

SHERIDAN — The close of winter sports season brings postseason honors for high school and college athletes across the state. Members of the Sheridan High School wrestling and swimming teams, along with the Sheridan Hawks hockey team and Sheridan College women’s basketball team, were recognized this week for their work throughout the year.   Hastings,… Continue Reading

Postseason Basketball Briefs — Mar. 3, 2017

Postseason Basketball Briefs — Mar. 3, 2017

Lady Rams advance to semis BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams continued their hot streak into the postseason.  Big Horn handily put away its first-round opponent in a 52-37 victory over Southeast to open the 2A state tournament in Casper.  The win was the team’s 16th in a row.  The Lady Rams pulled… Continue Reading

And the winner is…

Not “La La Land.” Definitely not “La La Land.” For the love of all that is holy, don’t say “La La Land.” Oh my gosh, you said “La La Land.” That’s not the winner! Now what do we do? This is chaos! The 89th Academy Awards ended with a bang Sunday (Monday morning for the… Continue Reading

Hastings wins third state title; Broncs finish ninth

Hastings wins third state title; Broncs finish ninth

CASPER — Before Sheridan High School’s Hayden Hastings stepped on the mat in front of thousands at the Casper Events Center, head coach Tyson Shatto had just a few words of encouragement for his star wrestler. “Hey, go out there and get one more,” Shatto said. Hastings already had plenty — two state championships, and… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 27, 2017

Local Sports Briefs — Feb. 27, 2017

Lady Rams win regional title BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams are the best in the East.  In an upset over the previously unbeaten Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets, the Lady Rams grabbed the top spot out of the East headed into the state tournament with a 57-48 victory in the 2A East regional… Continue Reading

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