As the temperature remains below the freezing mark and snow continues to build, Sheridan High School Bronc and Lady Bronc athletics have turned to the refuge of the indoor courts, pools and mats this winter sports season. Boys and girls basketball, boys swimming, indoor track and field, winter cheer, and wrestling are all in full swing; many gearing up for their conference schedule and post season competition.
9th Grade Girls Basketball under coaches Andy Rice and Megan Mohr have come out in dominating fashion. The 12 girls that make up an A and B team, are an impressive combined 12-1 going into next weeks games against Kelly Walsh. The girls look forward to carrying their momentum as they move forward through out the remainder of their season and look to try and bring home a Geldien League Championship in late February. 9th Girls Basketball Schedule
The 9th Grade Boys Basketball teams have had a solid start to their season as well. They have been practicing hard and learning that the game of basketball can either be made easy or difficult. For instance, one goal coaches Jeff Jones (A) and KC Fiedler (B) have had as a team, is to value every possession of the basketball and not turn over the ball. By making this the focus, the boys have been able to see that they are immediately more competitive when they don't give the ball away or give up offensive rebounds. Coach Jones expressed, "We have set a goal to be more consistent since we have demonstrated we can play head-to-head with the very best teams in our conference and play down to the weakest teams depending on our effort and focus." Look for the 9th grade boys basketball teams to finish strong and always give their very best effort as they move toward the second half of the season and the Geldien League tournament. 9th Boys Basketball Schedule
Sheridan Bronc Basketball, led by head coach Gale Smith is looking forward to the beginning of their conference season after wrapping up one of the toughest non-conference schedules in recent years. The non-conference schedule included three, 3-day tournaments, 11 total games, and only one home contest. Sheridan Bronc Basketball has a current record of 3-8, but has shown a tremendous amount of improvement and growth as a team in recent weeks. The boys are finding their stride on the defensive side of the ball and strong rebounding performances are becoming a trademark of Sheridan Bronc Basketball. The boys will begin conference play this Friday and Saturday with a trip to Laramie and top ranked Cheyenne South. Boys Basketball Schedule
Lady Bronc Basketball, much like SHS Boys Basketball, will be beginning conference play this weekend with a road trip to the southern part of the Cowboy State to play Laramie and Cheyenne South Friday and Saturday. The Lady Broncs, headed by Jessica Pickett have a new look, with new talents, and many new players. Coach Pickett stated, “The girls are positive, coachable, and most importantly are coming together as a unit. They will be tough as we head into the conference season. We are ready to keep working and they have committed to the process.” The Lady Broncs are 5-6 heading into this weekend’s contests. Girls Basketball Schedule
Boys Swimming and Diving, under the tutelage of head coach Brent Moore are off to a great start in the pool. They have already automatically qualified five individuals for the State Meet in Gillette on February 25th-27th. Three of those swim athletes are ranked in the top 10 in their respective events. Coach Moore and the Broncs Swim Team are looking forward to a strong finish this 2015-2016 season. Boys Swimming Schedule
Indoor Track and Field looks a bit differently this year as first-year head coach Taylor Kelting has taken over at the helm for the Broncs and Lady Broncs. Coach Kelting along with his tremendous coaching staff, has already began to turn heads in his short tenure at Sheridan High School. Bronc and Lady Bronc Indoor Track and Field team members recently participated in the Stadium Sports Grill High School Classic in Spearfish, South Dakota. Teams from across Wyoming and South Dakota participated in the one day event. According to Kelting, the goal for this first meet was to show what type of competitor each individual could be. They not only accomplished this but also raised the bar to an even higher standard. All four grades levels made an impact by scoring points throughout the meet. Rion Szatkowski led the team by winning the 400 meters (53.28), placing second in the 200 meters (24.23), and fourth in the high jump (5-8). The distance boys led by Jared McCafferty (4:44.21), Brian Gonda (4:44.25), and Micah Sweeney (4:56.24) placed high in a very competitive 1600m race. Newcomers Riley Sessions, Dontae Crow, and Marc Wodahl led the boys sprinting crew in the 60 meters and 200 meter races. Freshman Alec Riegert led the Bronc’s in the 60-meter hurdles with his 5th place finish. Cody Stultz another freshman, placed 7th in the 400-meter dash. For the Lady Bronc’s Junior Xiomara Robinson and Sophomore Pippin Robison led the charge with 2nd place finishes in the 1600 and 800-meter races. Senior Katie Campbell led the sprints, hurdles, and jump crews with a 3rd place finish in the 60m hurdles, and a 5th place finish in the Long Jump. The Bronc’s will travel to Gillette on Saturday to compete in the CCHS Invitational. Indoor Track and Field Schedule
Winter cheer led by head cheer coach Stephanie Vela has the winter cheer squad off to a great start. The squad is the largest team yet with 13 cheerleaders, including the first male cheerleader in Vela's tenure. The Sheridan cheer squad includes 5 All-State nominees, which is also a first for SHS! In addition, All-American Cheerleader and senior, Kobey Deitchler, just returned from her trip to London, England where she performed with 1100 other All-Americans in the London New Year's Day Parade.
The cheer squad continues to energize the crowd with their stunting and recently added tumbling performances. To round out the season, the cheer squad will be competing at the State Cheer Competition in March.
Sheridan Bronc Wrestling is looking to try and build off of their 3rd place 4A State finish from a year ago. The Broncs, led by fourth-year head coach Tyson Shatto, are optimistic with seven returning state-placers and two returning state-finalists. The beginning of the 2015-2016 season has slated the Bronc wrestlers against various out of state opponents as they have participated in tournaments in South Dakota, Montana, and will be heading to Chadron, Nebraska over the weekend to compete in the Chadron Invitational. The season thus far has been highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Shane Shatto Memorial tournament in Douglas, crowning two individual champions and placing five. Wrestling Schedule
Sheridan High School Activities greatly appreciates the support of all of the Bronc and Lady Bronc fans that continually support the hard work of these great student athletes. Look for SHS to finish the winter sports season strong!