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Column: Afraid of death, afraid of life

I spent my Monday and Tuesday preparing to come in this morning to write a nice little recap of the College Football Playoff National Championship. It was an exciting game. I sat on my couch filling my phone with notes and funny remarks, ready to write a lighthearted recap on how Nick Saban is the… Continue Reading

Robbi Ryan named McDonald’s All American finalist

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School standout girls basketball player Robbi Ryan has been named a McDonald’s All American nominee in a list that was released last week. The McDonald’s All American Games showcase the top high school senior boys and girls basketball players in the country each year. McDonald’s formed the first All American Team… Continue Reading

Bard signs with Rocky Mountain College

Big Horn Senior Bailey Bard, middle, signs her letter of intent with Rocky Mountain College Friday morning at Big Horn High School. From left, BHHS track and field coach Kirk McLaughlin, Becky Bard, Bailey Bard, Gene Bard and Rocky Mountain head cross-country and track and field coach Michael McLean. Bard will be competing in track… Continue Reading

Cloud Peak Lanes hosting Double Nickel tournament Sunday

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak Lanes will host the Double Nickel Association’s fifth tournament of the season Sunday. Double Nickel hosts tournaments from September to April in Billings and northern parts of Wyoming. The tournaments are open to bowlers 55 years and older. Sunday’s event at Cloud Peak Lanes will begin with qualifying at 10 a.m.… Continue Reading

Long ball helps Eagles take down Lusk Tigers 59-42

DAYTON — The Big Horn-Tongue River Challenge was a mixed bag for the Tongue River Eagles basketball team. The weekend was filled with both blowout losses and mammoth victories, but the Eagles were able to close out the annual event on a good note. On Saturday, the Eagles were able to put together a solid… Continue Reading

TR girls need overtime to take down Lusk

TR girls need overtime to take down Lusk

DAYTON — The Lady Eagles were able to jump past the Niobrara County (Lusk) Lady Tigers in an electrifying 48-42 overtime win on Saturday to wrap up the weekend of basketball. Kylee Knobloch had 17 points to lead the Lady Eagles in scoring. LeeAnna Mitchell bolstered those efforts with 10 points of her own. Head… Continue Reading

Weekend sports recaps — Jan. 11, 2016

Broncs, Lady Broncs fall to Rock Springs in Cheyenne SHERIDAN — The offensive woes continued for both the Sheridan High School boys and girls basketball teams as they finished out the Taco John’s Invite in Cheyenne with losses to Rock Springs on Saturday. The Sheridan boys found themselves down double digits early as they scored just 19… Continue Reading

Defense propels Rams to second blowout win of weekend

Defense propels Rams to second blowout win of weekend

BIG HORN — Despite dropping a Friday morning game against a tough Pine Bluffs team, Big Horn boys basketball coach Ryan Alley said it’s been nice to see his team play loose in their three games this weekend at the Big Horn-Tongue River Challenge. After thumping Burns Thursday night to kick off the long weekend… Continue Reading

Tongue River falls to Burns in overtime

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River boys basketball team didn’t have the best outing in the second game of the Big Horn-Tongue River Challenge on Friday, as they fell to the Burns Broncs 47-44 in overtime. Jaren Fritz led the Eagles with 14 points, followed by Jay Keo and Brennan Kutterer, who had 8 apiece. Tongue… Continue Reading

Lady Eagles edge Burns, fall to Southeast

DAYTON — Tough defensive performances by the Tongue River Lady Eagles basketball team resulted in both a tough win and a tougher loss Friday. Starting off with the 8:30 a.m. game Friday, the Lady Eagles were able to scrape by against a talented Burns team, winning 43-34. But almost 12 hours later, Tongue River couldn’t… Continue Reading

Hawks schedule Saturday alumni game

SHERIDAN — In an effort to keep the Sheridan Hawks hockey athletes sharp during a break in league play, an alumni game has been set for today at 5 p.m. at the Whitney Rink at the M&M’s Center. Alumni expected to compete against the Hawks include Lane Barten, Jay Charlebois, Jess Edens, Colby Gariffa (who… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs Jan. 9, 2016

SHS boys top  Green River SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys basketball team earned a 49-36 win against Green River in a Cheyenne tournament Friday night. The Broncs jumped out to a 15-3 lead in the first quarter, but when Green River changed up its defense, it threw a wrench in the Broncs’ game and… Continue Reading

BH teams topple Burns in first day of tournament

BH teams topple Burns in first day of tournament

BIG HORN — Both the Big Horn High School girls and boys basketball teams took care of business Thursday night as they picked apart the Burns Broncs to kick off the Big Horn-Tongue River Challenge. The Big Horn Lady Rams utilized a strong first quarter to boost them to a 46-32 win over Burns in a… Continue Reading

Eagles, Lady Eagles struggle in first round of tournament

Eagles, Lady Eagles struggle in first round of tournament

Turnovers hurt Lady Eagles DAYTON — Both the Tongue River Lady Eagles and the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets teams had a difficult time hanging onto the ball Thursday night, but a fourth-quarter push propelled the Lady Hornets to a 46-33 victory. Junior post Kylee Knobloch led the Lady Eagles with 12 points and 6 rebounds,… Continue Reading

SC’s road to conference title starts tonight vs. Gillette

SC’s road to conference title starts tonight vs. Gillette

SHERIDAN — It’s been an up-and-down season already for both Sheridan College basketball teams. Wins, losses, violations and injuries have stricken the program that sits at the midway point of the season. But tonight’s matchup with Gillette College kicks off a new season, in a sense. When the Pronghorns make their way to the Bruce… Continue Reading

It’s not as easy as it looks

There isn’t much I enjoy more than talking about sports. Whether it’s meeting with Don Julian on Tuesdays in the fall to get all the haps on the Sheridan Broncs or sitting at Powder River Pizza watching a bonkers three-overtime slugfest between the two best college basketball teams in the country. Did you see that… Continue Reading

Elks Hoops Shoot crowns 6 champs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Elks and the YMCA hosted the 2015 Elks Hoops Shoot last Wednesday, crowning six champions from three age groups. Thirty-seven kids participated in the event, which sends the six champions to the Northeast District Hoop Shoot in Casper to battle the winners from Casper, Gillette and Lusk. The local contest gave… Continue Reading

Lady Generals top Wyoming All-Stars, prepare for conference opener

Lady Generals top Wyoming All-Stars, prepare for conference opener

SHERIDAN — They’re called tune-up games — games against easier opponents right before hitting the grueling stretch of the schedule. The Sheridan College women’s basketball team’s 111-65 win over the Wyoming All-Stars Saturday was a chance to fine-tune some things before opening the conference schedule Wednesday against Gillette. “We haven’t played for three weeks,” SC… Continue Reading

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