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Morning Sports: March 1st, 2024

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Tongue River HS Basketball: At the 2A State Tournament in Casper, the Tongue River girls overcame a very low scoring 1st half and recovered to beat Rocky Mountain 37-26.

The Lady Eagles were only up 14-10 at halftime, but then outscored the Lady Grizzlies 14-1 in the third quarter to pull away for good.

Coach Amanda Cummins says the girls were getting a bit frustrated in the first half, but she anticipated that might happen, and once they calmed down, things started to fall into place.

TR will play in the first semi-final game today at 4:30pm against Pine Bluffs at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.

The other 2A girls semi-final is between Lingle-Fort Laramie and Wyoming Indian.

Click here to see TR Girls highlights vs. Rocky Mountain.

The Tongue River boys went through the opposite of what the girls went through in their first round game.

The Eagles raced out to a 22-4 lead after 1 quarter and were rarely threatened after that, as they would beat Big Piney 62-39.

Up next is the semi-finals tonight at 7:30 against Wyoming Indian.

Coach Tyler Hanson says although the Eagles beat the Chiefs back in December, that was a long time ago.

Much has changed with both teams since then and he’s noticed.

The other boys semi-final game is between Lusk and Wright.

You can hear both TR state semi-final games today LIVE on FOX Sports 106.3 FM.

Click here to see TR boys highlights vs. Big Piney.

Sheridan HS Basketball: At the 4A East Regional Tournament at Sheridan, the Broncs and the Lady Broncs were both victorious in their respective first round games yesterday.

The boys defeated Cheyenne South 77-43, and the girls beat Laramie 53-34.

In the girls game, Adeline Burgess was on fire as she drained 8 3’s.

The tournament resumes today with consolation round elimination games starting as early as 9am.

The semi-finals starts at 3:30pm as the 2 Gillette girls teams play each other, and then at 5pm it’s the Lady Broncs vs. Cheyenne East.

The boys semi-finals will start at around 6:30pm.

Cheyenne Central and Natrona play first, and then at around 8pm, the Broncs play Laramie.
Semi-final winners qualify for next weekend’s 4A State Tournament.

You can hear both Sheridan regional semi-final games LIVE on AM 1410 KWYO and 106.9FM.

Sheridan County HS Indoor Track and Field: The State Meet starts today at Gillette and runs through tomorrow.

Sheridan, Big Horn and Tongue River will all be participating.

We will post results on the sports section of when the meet has concluded.

Sheridan Hawks Hockey: The Sheridan Hawks are back at home for the first time in 1 month, both tonight and tomorrow, as they wrap up the regular season against winless Cody.

The puck drops both nights at 7:30pm.

The Hawks have to win both games and get a lot of help in order to make the playoffs and the help is something that the team can’t control.

Coach J.J. Santagata says for whatever reason that Sheridan does not get the help that’s needed, you don’t want to be that team, that gave Cody their only win or only 2 wins of the season.

As for the help that’s needed, the Hawks need Rapid City to lose both games against Gillette in regulation, and the team needs Great Falls to lose both games vs. Butte, also in regulation.

If any of those games go to overtime, Sheridan’s playoff chances are sunk.

University of Wyoming Basketball: The Wyoming Cowboys play Round 2 of the Border War at Colorado State tomorrow starting at 2pm, you can listen to the game live on KROE AM 930 / 103.9 FM.

The Wyoming Cowgirls will play their home finale against Fresno State starting at 1pm tomorrow.

University of Wyoming Football Schedule 2024: The Cowboys open the season on August 31 at Arizona State, then play the next 2 games at home against Idaho and BYU, then travel to North Texas.

Mountain West Conference play starts on September 28th at home vs. Air Force, followed by an off week.

On October 12th , Wyoming plays at home vs. San Diego State, then travels to San Jose State, then return home to play Utah State to finish the October portion of schedule.

On November 2nd, UW plays at New Mexico, and the team will have another off week.

The Border War at Colorado State will take place on November 16th, and then the Pokes will host Boise State in their home finale.

Then on November 30th, the Brown and Gold will play at Washington State.

The 4 Mountain West Conference teams that UW will not play this year are, Nevada, UNLV, Fresno State and Hawaii.

Colorado Rockies Pre-Season Baseball: Yesterday the Colorado Rockies won at the Chicago Cubs 10-9.

Julio Carreras hit a 3-run shot in the 2nd inning.

Ezequiel Tovar followed with a solo home run in the 3rd and Elehuris Montero went yard for 2 runs in the 5th.

The Cubs had the tying run on 2nd in the bottom of the 9th, but the Rockies’ bullpen was able to close the deal.

Colorado next plays today at home vs. Seattle at 1:10pm.

They also play tomorrow at home vs. Cincinnati, at 1:10pm, and on Sunday at the LA Dodgers beginning at 1:05pm.

Denver Nuggets Basketball: The Denver Nuggets have now won 5 in row, thanks to a 103-97 win last night at home vs. Miami.

Denver next plays tomorrow at the LA Lakers.

Colorado Avalanche Hockey: Last night the Colorado Avalanche went on the road to Chicago and shutout the Blackhawks 5-zip.

The Avs next play tomorrow at Nashville.

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