Lady Broncs get much-needed win over South

SHERIDAN — The drought has ended. After a scoreless streak of exactly one month, the Sheridan High School girls soccer team scored twice Monday to take down Cheyenne South 2-0.

Sheridan beat South 4-1 on April 1 before being outscored 22-0 in the following six games. The Lady Broncs played two of their best games of the season over the weekend, but still couldn’t turn the solid play into goals in losses to Cheyenne East and Cheyenne Central.

Finally, though, the streak was broken after just eight minutes Monday.

Clara Bouley put the Lady Broncs ahead with a goal in the eighth minute in Monday’s match, which was played in Casper after the original game was postponed two weeks ago. Kaylee Abernatha added a second goal in the 27th minute to give Sheridan a 2-0 halftime lead.

Despite the two first-half goals, Sheridan’s offense wasn’t completely in sync. The Lady Broncs had 28 shots on goal in the match but only capitalized on two.

Still, the defense did its job — Jessica Tracy had two saves — and Sheridan got a much-needed win after balancing on the cusp over the weekend.

The Lady Broncs will close the regular season against rival Gillette Friday. Gillette beat Sheridan 7-0 on April 13, so Sheridan will look to close the gap and continue its progression into the postseason.

Bard, Williams win at Big Piney rodeo

SHERIDAN — Ellie Bard and Wheaton Williams took home the top prizes at the Big Piney high school rodeo over the weekend.

Bard won Saturday’s breakaway roping with a 2.458-second run, and Williams took Sunday’s team roping — with partner Jerren Johnson of Casper — with a time of 5.320.

Bard also took fifth in Saturday’s pole bending (20.833 seconds). Sunday, she added a fourth-place finish in pole bending (21.170) and sixth-place finish in goat tying (9.130).

Anna Zowada was Sheridan County’s other top performer Saturday, taking second place in barrel racing with a 16.745-second ride. Sunday’s top finishers included Makenna Balkenbush (second in goat tying), Saije Pollard (third in breakaway), Kade Koltiska (third in pole bending) and Brody Peterson (third in team roping).

All top-10 finishers from the weekend were:


2. Anna Zowada; barrel racing 16.745

7. Shyanna Cahoy; barrel racing 17.145

8. Shaylee Adamson; barrel racing 17.162

1. Ellie Bard; breakaway roping 2.458

5. Saije Pollard; goat tying 8.550

7. Emmy Ilgen; goat tying 9.310

8. Delani Cunningham; goat tying 9.420

4. Zowada; pole bending 20.820

5. Bard; pole bending 20.833

7. Kade Koltiska; pole bending 21.419

8. Jenna Hoffman; pole bending 21.676

4. Brody Peterson; team roping (Kirby Hales – Laramie) 7.130


8. Adamson; barrel racing 17.090

10. Koltiska; barrel racing 17.118

3. Pollard; breakaway roping 3.500

10. Cunningham; breakaway roping 4.570

2. Makenna Balkenbush; goat tying 7.420

6. Bard; goat tying 9.130

8. Bailey Cunningham; goat tying 9.360

9. Ilgen; goat tying 9.410

3. Koltiska; pole bending 21.130

4. Bard; pole bending 21.170

1. Wheaton Williams; team roping (Jerren Johnson – Casper) 5.320

3. Peterson; team roping 6.370

5. Teegan Leno; team roping (Jacey Thompson – Yoder) 8.290

10. Leno; tie down roping 14.910