Lady Broncs take fourth in Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team competed at an invitational in Gillette Friday and Saturday. The Lady Broncs took fourth place, competing in the silver bracket.

Sheridan started off the bracket Saturday with a three-set win over Cheyenne East (12-25, 25-17, 25-21), but couldn’t build on the win against a couple of teams from lower classes. The Lady Broncs fell to 3A Douglas 25-14, 25-17 before dropping the third-place game to 2A Wright 25-14, 25-17.

Sheridan went 3-0 in pool play Friday. The Lady Broncs downed Newcastle, Scottsbluff and Cheyenne Central all in two sets.

Sheridan hosts Natrona County in its home opener Friday.


SHS tennis teams earn wins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School tennis team traveled to take on Cody and Powell Saturday. The boys team defeated both Cody and Powell, while the girls beat Powell and lost to Cody.

The Sheridan boys team downed Powell 4-1. All three doubles teams — Kellen Mentock and Logan Jensen, Trenton Lewallen and Kevin Woodrow and Tomy Phillips and Jarett Hoy — won in straight sets while Ethan Kutz at No. 1 singles also handled his opponent in just two sets.

Kutz displayed similar dominance against Cody, winning in straight sets. Mentock and Jensen won their match in two sets, and Lewallen and Woodrow needed three sets, but got the win, giving Sheridan a 3-2 dual victory.

Sheridan’s girls team edged Powell 3-2. Julia Kutz won her No. 1 singles match in straight sets while Hannah Jost and Ella Laird and Tori Pearce and Steph Gonda won their matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively.

Jost and Laird represented Sheridan’s lone win in its dual against Cody.

Sheridan is back on the court Saturday when it hosts Gillette.


Sheridan takes third in Green River

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls swimming and diving team traveled to Green River for the Pre-Invite Friday and an Invitational Saturday. The Lady Broncs placed third both Friday and Saturday with 208 and 189 points, respectively.

Piper Carroll won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, .82 seconds, while teammate Zoe Robison touched second with a time of 2:06.49. Carroll also topped the field in the 100-yard backstroke, boasting a time of 1:02.30 where Baldacci placed third with a time of 1:07.58.

Baldacci won the 100-yard freestyle, clocking in at 57.45. Robison swam to a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, getting to the wall in 1:11.54, and Alecia Thoney took third in the 1-meter dive, scoring 175.7 points,

The 200-yard freestyle relay team — Carroll, Robison, Jadyn Mullikin and Baldacci — won with a time of 1:44.79. Those same four made up the 400-yard freestyle relay that topped the field by more than seven seconds with a time of 3:53.30.

The same quartet claimed first Saturday in the 200-yard medley relay, touching in 1:52.87.

Carroll, Robison and Baldacci joined Libby Green to win the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:47.95.

Carroll and Robison touched first and second in the 100-yard freestyle with times of 53.74 and 57.30, respectively. Baldacci won the 100-yard butterfly, clocking in at 1:03.62, while Mullikin won the 100-yard backstroke, boasting a time of 1:01.14. Baldacci and Mullikin also placed second and third in the 200-yard individual medley with times of 2:21.26 and 2:22.62, respectively.

The Lady Broncs travel to Laramie Friday.


SC has rough go of it in SLC

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s and women’s soccer teams wrapped up their first road trip of the season at Salt Lake Community College Sunday. Both teams had a tough time as the Lady Generals fell by a 5-0 tally while the Generals dropped a 10-0 decision.

Both teams, which sit with early 0-2 records, will look for their first victories Saturday at Northwest.


Lady Panthers drop conference affair

CLEARMONT — The Arvada-Clearmont High School volleyball team fell back to .500 in conference play Friday with a four-set loss at Upton.

The Lady Bobcats took the opening two hotly contested sets 25-23 before the Lady Panthers got back into it with 25-20 victory in set three. Upton came back, however, and closed the game out with a 25-17 fourth-set win.

AC returns to the floor Friday at the Big Horn Invitational.


Lady Rams place third in Gillette

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School volleyball team took third place in the bronze bracket over the weekend at the Gillette Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Rams went 2-4 against top-notch competition, bringing their overall record to 4-8.

Big Horn opened the tournament Friday with a loss to Stevens High School from Rapid City, South Dakota, in straight sets, 25-11, 25-15. Thunder Basin narrowly defeated the Lady Rams in the next matchup 25-21, 25-17. Rawlins then beat Big Horn 25-2, 25-10 to end the competition Friday.

The Lady Rams bounced back Saturday, opening the day with a win over Scottsbluff, Nebraska, in a three-set nailbiter 21-25, 25-19, 25-23. Big Horn faced Thunder Basin again and fell 25-14, 25-19, but the team rallied to defeat Sundance 18-25, 25-23, 25-17 in the third-place matchup.

The Lady Rams host the Big Horn Invitational Friday and Saturday.


Tongue River volleyball competes in Greybull-Riverside tournament

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School volleyball team went 1-3 over the weekend at the Greybull-Riverside Invitational. The Lady Eagles are now 4-6 overall.

On Friday, Kemmerer defeated Tongue River in three sets. Farson-Eden then swept the Lady Eagles 25-20, 25-16, before Shoshoni took down Tongue River 25-18, 25-9 to close the day. The Lady Eagles had a strong showing Saturday, beating Wyoming Indian in straight sets 25-16, 25-19.

The Lady Eagles compete in the Big Horn Invitational Friday and Saturday.


Summers wins Wright invite

DAYTON — Tongue River High School’s Nick Summers shot an 85 to win the boys golf competition Friday at the Wright Invitational.

Justice Rees tied for sixth place, carding a 92.

On the Tongue River girls side, Mackenzie Aksamit and Sadie Koltiska tied for sixth with rounds of 117. Madi Miller placed 10th, carding a 125.

Team scores were not available at press time. The teams will compete Friday and Saturday at the Lusk Invitational.


Nelson finishes runner-up for Big Horn golf in Wright

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School golfer Dalton Nelson took runner-up with a round of 86 Friday at the Wright Invitational. Hayden Tellez placed 13th, shooting a 99.

Team scores were not available at press time. 

Big Horn golfers will compete Friday and Saturday at the Lusk Invitational.