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Catching a glimpse of greatness

Tamika Catchings found a note recently while cleaning out her garage. It was a hand-written letter from legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt, given to Catchings in the summer of 2002. “I’m proud of you and proud for you,” the note read. “You have a great pro career ahead of you.” Tamika Catchings is retiring after… Continue Reading

SC rodeo opens season with a bang

SC rodeo opens season with a bang

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s cowboys and cowgirls kicked off the 2016-17 rodeo season in tremendous fashion over the weekend at the Chadron State College Rodeo. Both the SC men and women took second at the event. Sheridan County’s own Cricket Cunningham led the charge for the Lady Generals in the first college rodeo of her… Continue Reading

Eagles offense struggles in 12-6 loss to Cokeville

Eagles offense struggles in 12-6 loss to Cokeville

DAYTON — It was a defensive battle in Saturday’s matchup between the state’s top-ranked Cokeville Panthers and No. 2 Tongue River Eagles, and two turnovers put the Eagles on the wrong end of a 12-7 final. Neither team created very many offensive attempts through the air, but it was two errant Tongue River passes in… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs

Local sports briefs

Tennis closes regular season with split at Powell, Cody SHERIDAN — There was good and bad for the Sheridan High School tennis team as it closed out the regular season on the road over the weekend. The Broncs and Lady Broncs dominated in wins at Powell before suffering tough losses at Cody. The Sheridan boys… Continue Reading

TR improves despite loss to Sundance

DAYTON — The Sundance Lady Bulldogs defeated the Tongue River Lady Eagles three sets to one (25-16, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13) in high school volleyball action in Dayton Saturday. Tongue River dropped to 4-12 and now stands 0-2 in 2A Northeast Conference play. Sundance (12-6, 3-0) was led by the strong hitting of Teila McInerney, who… Continue Reading

Big plays help unbeaten Broncs beat East 21-16

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Broncs quarterback Drew Boedecker got it done with his arm at Cheyenne East Friday night, but it was his two hands that made the big play in the Broncs’ 21-16 win over the Thunderbirds. Sheridan was clinging to a 5-point lead midway through the fourth quarter with East on offense looking to… Continue Reading

Local sports Briefs

Coe-Kirkham continues to roll at Casper Invite SHERIDAN — Kirby Coe-Kirkham isn’t letting heading into the Wyoming golf state tournament next weekend. The Sheridan golfer won his fourth-straight tournament Friday with a victory at the Casper Invite. Coe-Kirkham followed his opening round 73 with a 68 Friday to best Cheyenne Central’s Jared Edeen by 4… Continue Reading

Central rallies deflate Lady Broncs in 3-0 loss

Central rallies deflate Lady Broncs in 3-0 loss

SHERIDAN — There was plenty of excitement in the Sheridan High School gym Friday night as the Lady Broncs volleyball team played its first game in front of the home crowd, but the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians took the energy out of the gym in a 3-0 sweep (27-25, 25-14, 25-19). It was a monster… Continue Reading

AgriPark hosting regional finals rodeo

SHERIDAN — For the second year in a row, the Sheridan College AgriPark is hosting the Northern Plains Indian Rodeo Association Regional Finals Rodeo this weekend. The Rodeo will begin at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Contestants in the event will compete to qualify for the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in… Continue Reading

Broncs take Custer XC races

Broncs take Custer XC races

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country team is really hitting its stride as it enters the latter part of the season. The Broncs took a clean sweep at the Eldon Knudson Invite in Custer, South Dakota, Thursday, winning both team titles and both individual titles. Jered McCafferty won his second straight individual boys race.… Continue Reading

Broncs open grueling three-game stretch with trip to East

Broncs open grueling three-game stretch with trip to East

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Broncs head coach Don Julian often speaks on consistency and keeping the routine the same. Each day is a new day, and each week’s opponent mustn’t be taken lightly. But it’s tough not to look at the Broncs upcoming stretch of games and sense a bit more urgency. Friday marks a stretch… Continue Reading

SHS swimmers making strides against state’s best

SHS swimmers making strides against state’s best

SHERIDAN — Every team in the state seems to be chasing the Campbell County Camels in the pool, but Sheridan High School head coach Brent Moore is still happy with where his team sits at this point in the season. Despite a loss to Gillette Tuesday afternoon in their first home meet of the season,… Continue Reading

Big Horn embarks on first away game

Big Horn embarks on first away game

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams football team always has to travel a couple hours when it plays an away game. But Friday’s game will be the team’s longest road trip this year. The Rams have an eight-hour drive ahead of them when they make the trip to Kemmerer Friday to take on the… Continue Reading

Tossing back home-run balls

Good news, guys. If you make a hole-in-one, you get to buy drinks at the 19th hole! Not only did you accomplish something that none of your schmuck golfing buddies did — something with roughly 12,500 to 1 odds — but now you get to drop $30 of your own money to celebrate! If you’re… Continue Reading

Cowgirls show out at first HS rodeo season

SHERIDAN — The high school rodeo season got underway over the weekend as the state’s top cowboys and cowgirls met in Riverton for the Fremont County Rodeo. It was a huge couple of days for Sheridan County cowgirls as five riders sit in the girls all-around standings after the two-day event. Ellie Bard sits atop… Continue Reading

Local teams lead the pack at Michelle Ludwig Memorial Invite

Local teams lead the pack at Michelle Ludwig Memorial Invite

SHERIDAN — Local cross-country squads got an opportunity to run close to home Saturday, and they didn’t disappoint. Sheridan, Tongue River and Big Horn all participated in the Michelle Ludwig Invitational in Sheridan. The Lady Broncs were led by Xiomara Robinson, who crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 12.66 seconds to take sixth overall. She… Continue Reading

Lady Rams finish second at Big Horn Invitational

Lady Rams finish second at Big Horn Invitational

BIG HORN — It was a mixed bag for two local teams during the final day of the Big Horn Invitational Saturday at Big Horn. The Big Horn Lady Rams took second in the invitational, while the Tongue River Lady Eagles were knocked out of the Gold Bracket in the first round Saturday. While a win… Continue Reading

Lady Generals outmatched in 1-0 loss to Otero

Lady Generals outmatched in 1-0 loss to Otero

SHERIDAN — The momentum from Friday’s overtime win didn’t translate to the pitch Saturday for the Sheridan College women’s soccer team, resulting in a 1-0 loss to Otero Junior College. Short two players in the starting lineup, the Lady Generals didn’t have the depth Saturday to keep up with the consistent substitutions from Otero’s 29-player… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs

Coe-Kirkham continues hot streak on golf course SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School golfer Kirby Coe-Kirkham continued his steady play at the Gillette Invite last week, winning his third straight tournament against some of the state’s top golfers. Coe-Kirkham shot a 71 Thursday and followed with a 76 Friday to finish with a 147. He beat… Continue Reading

SHS tennis controls home courts vs. East and Central

SHS tennis controls home courts vs. East and Central

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School tennis team bounced back from an exhausting loss to Gillette to win three out of four matches against Cheyenne East and Central Friday afternoon at SHS. Sheridan’s only loss came in a 3-2 battle between the Lady Broncs and Cheyenne Central. The rest of the matches were dominated by… Continue Reading

Rams dominate Burns

Rams dominate Burns

BIG HORN — Things got ugly in Big Horn Friday night. The Big Horn Rams put a 58-22 pounding on the Burns Broncs in a game that could have easily been worse. “I feel like we did some good things tonight,” head coach Mike McGuire said. “Anytime you come out and get a conference win,… Continue Reading

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