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Rodeo athletes perform well in Sublette County

SHERIDAN — Several local cowboys and cowgirls earned top finishes at the Sublette County high school rodeo last weekend. Sheridan’s Makenna Balkenbush took top honors in breakaway roping on day one of the event. With a time of 2.22 seconds, she had the fastest time on Saturday and the third fastest time overall. Balkenbush also… Continue Reading

Mailbag: Should I recline my seat on a plane?

I like to people watch, especially at the airport. So I’m sitting in the terminal at LAX Saturday, and a normal-looking middle-aged man wonders into my peripherals. Mustache, polo shirt, nothing out of the ordinary. But then he starts talking. There’s nobody with him — no wife, no business associate. He’s pacing, and it’s not until… Continue Reading

Broncs beat Bison everywhere except scoreboard

Broncs beat Bison everywhere except  scoreboard

SHERIDAN — The Broncs beat Buffalo almost everywhere. They out shot the Bison, their defense shut down almost every one of the Bison’s offensive plays and Sheridan’s midfielders controlled the pace of the game. The one place the Broncs didn’t beat Buffalo, however, was on the scoreboard. And at the end of the day, that’s… Continue Reading

Ryan shines in win against Buffalo

Ryan shines in win against Buffalo

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan did it again. Thanks to another outstanding performance by the senior forward, the Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team came away with its sixth win of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Buffalo Lady Bison. Ryan recorded another hat trick during the game. “It was nice to get a win… Continue Reading

Coe-Kirkham takes 1st in Cody in weekend of golf

SHERIDAN — Last Friday’s tournament in Cody proved to be a good one for Sheridan golfers. Sheridan’s Kirby Coe-Kirkham took first place in tournament shooting a 73 for the day. He was the only Bronc who cracked the top 10 that day. “He was saving par a lot, really putting well on the green,” head… Continue Reading

Track teams compete in home meet Saturday

Track teams compete in home meet Saturday

SHERIDAN — In one of the few times a track and field meet will be held in Sheridan County this season, area teams held their own against some of the region’s top competitors at the Dan Hansen Invite at Sheridan High School on Saturday. Both the Sheridan boys and girls teams took first in team… Continue Reading

Kitterman continues hot streak on links

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County golfers once again found themselves dominating on the fairways and greens Saturday at the Moorcroft Spring Golf Invitational. Lady Ram Jamie Kitterman kept her hot spring season going with another win in the girls division, shooting a 92 for the day. On her heels was Tongue River’s Kylee Knobloch, who shot… Continue Reading

A-C girls highlight track performance

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont girls 400-meter runners highlighted the track team’s performance Saturday at the Upton Invite. Lady Panther freshmen Taziree Smith and Kyler Klaahsen finished third and fourth in the 400-meter run with times of 1 minute, 13.84 seconds and 1:15.15, respectively. Smith went on to take seventh in the 800-meter run (3:04.30 minutes)… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs handed another loss

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team was handed a loss by its rivals Friday night in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Campbell County High School in Gillette. The loss drops Sheridan to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in conference this season. “Gillette is a really talented team. They controlled the ball at… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Camels in 2-1 match Friday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys soccer team was issued its first loss Friday night in a battle between two unbeaten teams. Sheridan fell to conference rival Campbell County in a 2-1 match. The loss puts the Broncs at 7-1 overall and 4-1 in conference. “It was a tough, physical game,” Sheridan head coach Matt Johnson said.… Continue Reading

Big Horn, Tongue River fare well at Sundance Invite

SHERIDAN — Defending state champion Jamie Kitterman of Big Horn led the field Friday at the Sundance Invite in Sundance. Kitterman shot a 95 in the first round of golf, which was 11 strokes less than the second-place finishers. Tongue River golfer Kylee Knobloch finished fourth in the field of five with a score of… Continue Reading

Baseball season in full swing for SRD

SHERIDAN — The American Legion baseball program is continuing to make strides in Sheridan, and it received some help from the Sheridan Recreation District at Wednesday’s board meeting. The SRD board of directors approved to match the 2015 donation of $2,500 to help the Legion purchase equipment for the 2016 season. American Legion baseball’s Mike… Continue Reading

Registrations open for summer girls basketball camp

Registrations open for  summer girls basketball camp

SHERIDAN — Frank McCarthy and the Sheridan College women’s basketball program are hosting a summer basketball camp for local athletes interested in learning the fundamentals of the game. The camp is open to girls from kindergarten all the way up to the high school level. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day… Continue Reading

Breakaway ropers highlight Rock Springs rodeo

SHERIDAN — Local cowboys and cowgirls were in Rock Springs over the weekend competing in the Sweetwater County high school rodeo. The two-day event featured 30 top-10 finishes from Sheridan riders, nine of which were in the top three. Five of those top-three finishes came in Saturday’s performance, with Wheaton Williams and Cricket Cunningham leading… Continue Reading

Baseball is back! Wait, what?

Yes, folks, you read that headline correctly. I, the same guy who whined about the exhaustion that is baseball in this very same space last year, followed the word “baseball” with an exclamation point. Who is this guy? First of all, let me start by apologizing to all the baseball buffs in Sheridan — there… Continue Reading

Martini named SHS boys basketball coach

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School activities director Don Julian and the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees announced the hiring of Jeff Martini as the new boys basketball coach at SHS, Monday evening. Martini is a Sheridan native and was a standout athlete in basketball, football and track for the Broncs. He was… Continue Reading

Generals chasing CNFR in final stretch of season

SHERIDAN — Things are starting to get interesting for the Sheridan College rodeo team after competing in the next-to-last rodeo of the spring season. The Generals were in Casper over the weekend, and five riders are currently in the top-10 in the region, adding some pressure for the final rodeo in Laramie on April 29.… Continue Reading

Acker finishes 15th Boston Marathon

SHERIDAN — Del Acker has been going 15 years strong in Boston running in the Boston Marathon. This year, the 66-year-old Sheridan resident made a big stride, proving he still has quite a bit left in the tank. Acker finished Monday’s race with an unofficial time of 4 hours, 6 minutes and 46 seconds. While… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs—April 18, 2016

Local runners take 3 firsts at Billings Invite SHERIDAN — Sheridan and Big Horn athletes held their own this weekend against some of the top track and field teams in the region at the Billings Invite in Billings, Montana. Fourteen teams from Montana and four teams from Wyoming participated in the invite. Team scores for… Continue Reading

Jets hot on cold Saturday afternoon

Jets hot on cold Saturday afternoon

SHERIDAN — The weather was cold and miserable Saturday afternoon. The Jets’ performance was anything but that. In the inaugural games of the Sheridan baseball season, the Jets seemed as if they were already in midseason form. Sheridan took two games from the Billings Halos Saturday afternoon with scores of 12-4 in game one and… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs slip in 2-0 loss to Cheyenne Central

Lady Broncs slip in 2-0 loss to Cheyenne Central

SHERIDAN — It wasn’t the follow-up the Sheridan Lady Broncs wanted after a big win over Cheyenne East Friday evening. The aggressive play from Friday just wasn’t there for the SHS girls soccer team Saturday in a 2-0 loss at the hands of Cheyenne Central. It seemed like the Lady Broncs found the identity head… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — April 16, 2016

Broncs wrap weekend with 3-0 win over Cheyenne East SHERIDAN — There was wind, rain, snow flurries and frigid temperatures, but the Sheridan High School boys soccer team overcame conditions and shut down Cheyenne East 3-0 in a Friday afternoon matchup, making the team’s overall record 7-0. The players had snow in their eyes and… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs win state championship rematch with East

Lady Broncs win state championship rematch with East

SHERIDAN — As Robbi Ryan began sprinting toward the north goal at Homer Scott Field midway through the second half Friday evening, all Cheyenne East head girls soccer coach, Jim Gardner, could say was, “Here we go again.” Ryan dominated the offensive half of the field all night. And although she didn’t end up getting… Continue Reading

Mitchell leads TR runners in Glenrock

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School Eagles put up a good fight in Natrona County Friday afternoon at the Finch-Lehner Invitational in Glenrock. Team scores were not available for the track and field meet that also included competitors from Glenrock, Buffalo, Wheatland and Little Snake River. The Lady Eagles had their share of champions,… Continue Reading

Despite schedule change, Broncs top Central

SHERIDAN — The schedule changed, but the results didn’t. Just as the Sheridan High School boys soccer team was getting into the standard Friday-Saturday conference schedule, the potential for poor weather in Cheyenne forced the Broncs to move things up a day to beat the storm. Still, the undefeated Broncs were unfazed as they knocked… Continue Reading

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