SC volleyball takes down LCCC in 4

SHERIDAN — After a grueling five-set win Friday over Eastern Wyoming, the Sheridan College volleyball team turned right around and took down Laramie County Community College in four sets Saturday (25-12, 17-25, 25-21, 25-14).

Jace Kleffner led the Lady Generals with 14 kills and four blocks, bringing her weekend totals to 32 kills and 12 blocks in the two matches.

Mikayla Hoffman did her damage on the defensive side of the net, putting away 12 blocks to go with six kills. Maaryn Davis had 25 assists, six digs and four aces, as well, for Sheridan.

The win puts SC at 18-9 on the season and 3-3 in conference. They will host their final home game of the season Tuesday against Casper College.

SC soccer splits with Western Nebraska

SHERIDAN — The yellow cards were flying for the Sheridan College men’s soccer team this weekend, but they were able to end on a high note by taking down Western Nebraska 3-1 Saturday.

In what head coach Jeff Hallenbeck described as the worst officiated game he’s ever seen, the Generals were handed six yellow cards in their 2-0 loss to LCCC Friday.

The Generals added four more yellows on Saturday, but they still managed to get the win.

Vanja Hodovic scored in the 15th minute, and two more early second-half goals by Hugo Grimaltos and Carlos Rubio Garcia gave Sheridan a comfortable lead before taking the 3-1 victory — Western Nebraska scored on a penalty kick in the 85th minute.

The Generals are now 6-9 on the season.

The Sheridan College women’s soccer team was hoping to move past Friday’s 8-0 loss to LCCC, and it looked like they were well on their way Saturday against Western Nebraska.

The Lady Generals came out and scored two goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead into the break.

Mikaela Perkins scored unassisted in the 15th minute, and Peyton Dean gave Sheridan a bit of a cushion with another goal just before the half ended.

But things took a turn for the worse in the second half as Western Nebraska scored four unanswered goals to win the match 4-2.

Western’s Eden Washington scored in the 50th minute, and Kennedy Lawes tied it at two in the 66th minute. Two more goals in the final 10 minutes of play gave Sheridan their 10th loss of the season and their ninth in conference.

Both the Generals and Lady Generals will wrap up the conference season this weekend when they take on Otero and Trinidad State Friday and Saturday at Maier Field.

SHS swimmers take third at Gillette Invite Saturday

SHERIDAN — Seventeen teams competed in the Gillette swim and dive invitational Saturday, and the Sheridan High School girls finished third in the event.

Molly Green was the top swimmer for the Lady Broncs, taking home Sheridan’s only first-place finish, as well as two other top-three finishes.

Green’s first-place finish came in the exhausting 400-meter freestyle, where she finished with a time of 5:27.66. She added a second place in the 200-meter freestyle (2:03.02) and a third in the 400-meter freestyle relay with teammates Pippin Robison, Mackenzie Dougherty and Teal Scheuber (3:58.78).

Robison and Dougherty had a solid day in the pool, as well, to go with their 400-freestyle finish.

Robison added two third-place finishes in the 200-meter freestyle (2:03.76) and 100-meter freestyle (56.99). Dougherty had a third-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly (1:02.86).

Whitney Migrants took home fifth out of 37 divers with her score of 309.40.

The Lady Broncs will head to Cheyenne South Thursday and Friday to compete in the conference meet. The state meet will begin Oct. 30 in Gillette.

Local runners finish regular season at Horseshoe Invite

DAYTON — With weather topping the high 80s on Saturday, the Big Horn, Tongue River and Sheridan junior varsity cross-country runners competed against more than 220 others at the Horseshoe Invite in Dayton.

Tongue River junior Matthew Sharp runs in the Tongue River Horseshoe invite Saturday at the Horseshoe Ranch near Dayton. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press

Tongue River junior Matthew Sharp runs in the Tongue River Horseshoe invite Saturday at the Horseshoe Ranch near Dayton.
Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press

In the girls’ division, Sheridan’s Leah Sweeney led Sheridan County teams with a time of 23:46 to finish sixth. Lyssette Robinson was seventh (24:21), Becca Bouley was eighth (24:49) and Karly McClure was ninth (25:16). Tongue River’s Heidi Henderson finished in 26 minutes, good enough for 12th place. Holly Hutchinson finished 22nd, Marisa Elliot was 31st and Laura Walters finished 33rd in the race for Tongue River.

Sheridan’s Zack Petersburg was the top male runner from the county, finishing third with a time of 19:33. Tyler Trentacosti was sixth (19:53), Culley Emborg was seventh (20:05) and Nicholas Eaton was 10th (20:31).

Though they had no female runners competing, the Big Horn boys had some top-notch performance at the meet.

Robert Watson led the Rams with a time of 21:06, finishing in 16th place. His teammate, Nathaniel Lydic, completed the run in 23:42 and finished in 33rd place.

The Tongue River boys team of Dylan Good and Matt Sharp finished 26th and 27th, respectively, in the race.

Big Horn and Tongue River will compete in regionals Thursday in Hulett, while Sheridan heads to Gillette Friday for the 4A conference meet.

Lady Bronc volleyball goes 1-1 on the road over the weekend

SHERIDAN — The up-and-down season for the Sheridan High School volleyball team continued over the weekend with a loss and a win at Laramie and Cheyenne South, respectively.

The Lady Broncs opened the weekend with a 3-0 (21-25, 22-25, 20-25) loss to Laramie Friday. Sheridan defeated Laramie in September to split the season-series.

Sheridan bounced back Saturday to sweep the season-series with South, winning in straight sets (25-19, 25-18, 25-10) over the 1-18 Bison.

Sheridan remains in third place and a game ahead of Laramie in the 4A East standings with a 4-3 record. Cheyenne East leads the conference with their impressive 24-1 record (6-0 in 4A East). Gillette sits in second with a 20-8 (6-1) record.

The Lady Broncs will finish the regular season with three home games beginning with Cheyenne Central Friday at 6 p.m.

Lady Eagles fall to Sundance in four sets

DAYTON —The Tongue River Lady Eagles’ three-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt this weekend after falling to the Sundance Lady Bulldogs in conference play Saturday.

The Lady Eagles got off to a very slow start in their away match in Crook County. Sundance had no problem putting Tongue River away in the first two sets, beating them 25-14 and 25-8 in games one and two, respectively.

Yet, Tongue River wasn’t going to go down without a fight. It took extra frames to conclude the third set and the Lady Eagles ended up on top, 28-26. Sundance, however, wrapped up the match with a 25-21 win in the fourth set.

The Tongue River Lady Eagles are sitting in fourth place in the 2A Northeast Conference with an overall record of 9-16 and 4-1 in conference. They will host the defending state champion and current 2A Northeast Conference leader Wright Panthers on Friday.