Broncs win in Casper

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country team traveled south Thursday to the Casper Invitational. The Broncs easily won the boys race, tallying 29 points, while the Lady Broncs took second on the girls side, scoring 49 points.

Alex Garber paced Sheridan, placing third with a time of 17 minutes, 44 seconds. David Standish crossed fourth overall with a 17:55, and Timothy Brown took sixth, clocking in at 18:09. Only 38 seconds separated the Broncs’ top-five runners.

“The varsity boys did a great job of working together and being very aggressive at the beginning of the race to establish themselves at the front of the pack,” Sheridan head coach Art Baures said. “We keep getting better each time out with our team effort and performance.”

Kate Turpin led the Lady Broncs with a third-place finish of her own as she logged a time of 20:19. Kate Moran and Sarah Gonda placed sixth and 10th, respectively, with times of 21:03 and 21:48.

Natrona won the girls race with 24 points, and the Mustangs took second on the boys side with 48 points.

Sheridan travels to Thronton, Colorado, next week.

State tennis gets underway

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School tennis team opened play at the state tournament Thursday in Gillette. First-round matches were played and many Broncs advanced into the quarterfinals.

Sheridan won seven matches in the championship bracket Thursday. No. 1 singles player Ethan Kutz led the way on the boys side with a straight-set victory, while Hannah Jost and Ella Laird led the Lady Broncs, needing just two sets to win their No. 2 doubles match.

No. 2 singles player Reed Rabon, No. 1 doubles team of Logan Jensen and Kellen Mentock and No. 2 doubles team of Trenton Lewallen and Kevin Woodrow all advanced to the quarterfinals for the Broncs. Tori Pearce and Stephanie Gonda made it through to the quarterfinals in No. 2 doubles via injury default.

The state tournament continues Friday before wrapping up Saturday.