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Morning Sports: April 8, 2024

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Two Sheridan HS Wrestlers Win All-American Honors: Nine Sheridan High School Wrestlers were in Virginia Beach, Virginia this past weekend, competing at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Folkstyle Wrestling National Championship Tournament, and 2 of them brought home some awards and high honors.

By finishing in the top 8 of their respective brackets, senior Dane Steel and Junior Becca Oetken, won All-American honors.

It’s the 3rd time for Steel, as he would finish 2nd in the senior 160 pound weight class.

Oetken finished 5th.

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Sheridan Troopers Legion Baseball: The Sheridan Troopers split their opening day double-header on Friday night vs. Powell.

In Game 1, the opposition scored 2 in the top of the first, but Sheridan was able to keep them off the scoreboard after that.

Tanner Hamrick would get an RBI single in the bottom of 5th and then scored later on an error to tie the game at 2.

Then in the bottom of the 7th Will Greer would score the winning run all the way from 1st off of another error, to make the final score 3-2.

In the second game, the Troopers gave their younger guys some playing time and got beat handily 11-1.

Head Coach Austin Cowen says there’s some things to work on, but for the first 2 games of the season, things are satisfactory for now.

Sheridan has this week off from competition and will next play on Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st at Rapid City Post 22.

The next home games are scheduled for April 27th and 28th.

Sheridan HS Soccer: On Friday the Sheridan girls scored twice in a 3-minute span in the second half, and held on for a 2-1 home win vs. Cheyenne East to cap off a 2-0 week.

Meanwhile the boys were down a few players because of the wrestling tournament, and they got shutout at Cheyenne East on Friday and again on Saturday at Cheyenne Central.

The next games are scheduled for this Thursday vs. Campbell County.

The Broncs will play on the road and the girls at home.

Sheridan County HS Track and Field: All Sheridan County teams competed on Friday and beat the weather.

Sheridan was at Spearfish, South Dakota and in that meet Chance Morris and Addie Pendergast each won the 100 meter dash.

Lilly Charest won the girls pole vault and Callista Roush won the girls triple jump.

Big Horn was at Kelly Walsh and in that meet, Gavin Stafford won both the boys 100 meter dash and the boys long jump.

Tongue River and Arvada-Clearmont were at Glenrock.

For the Eagles and Lady Eagles, Kaden Hill won the boys 110 meter hurdles, Grace Perkins won both the girls 1600 and 3200 meter run events, Jazlyn Ryan won the 300 meter hurdles and Jeniah Lovingood won the girls shot put.

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TR is scheduled to host a meet this coming Friday.

Colorado Rockies Baseball: The Colorado Rockies ended up dropping 2 out of 3 games at home vs. Tampa Bay, but the first game, which was the home opener of the season, had some great drama to it.

Going into the 9th inning, the Rockies had a 6-2 lead thanks to 2-run home runs courtesy of Ezequiel Tovar and Kris Bryant.

The Rays would score 5 in the top of the 9th to go up 7-6.

Then in the bottom of the 9th, the first 3 Colorado batters walked and Bryant struck out.

Ryan McMahon came to bat with the bases loaded and on the first pitch, he sent one out in walk-off grand slam style fashion, to give the Rocks a 10-7 win.

On Saturday, Colorado lost 8-6.

McMahon had a solo home run in that game.

Michael Toglia and Brenton Doyle each had 2-run shots, but Tampa Bay scored 5 in the 8th to take the win.

Yesterday, the Rockies lost 3-2 to fall to 2-8 on the season.

The Rocks begin a 3-game home series vs. Arizona today.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm.

Denver Nuggets Basketball: The Denver Nuggets won on Saturday at home vs. Atlanta 142-110.

With 4-games remaining in the regular season, the Nuggets are tied with Minnesota for the best record in the west.

Their next game is tomorrow at Utah and then they host the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

The regular season concludes this coming Sunday.

Colorado Avalanche Hockey: The Colorado Avalanche lost a pair of games this past weekend and have now lost 5 of the last 7.

On Friday the Avs lost at Edmonton 6-2, and yesterday they lost at home vs. Dallas 7-4.

The team next plays tomorrow at home vs. Minnesota.

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