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Morning Sports: April 24, 2024

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Olivia Brogdon National Runner-Up At Elk Hoops Shoot: A bond between sisters may be like no other and a couple of Big Horn Middle School students share that bond particularly at the free throw line.

This past Saturday (April 20th), Big Horn 6th grader Olivia Brogdon finished as National Runner-Up in the Girls Age 12-13 category, at the Elks Hoop Shoot National Championship Competition, held in Chicago, Illinois.

Her older sister Maggie was National Runner-Up last year in the same age category.

At this year’s National Championship, Olivia and the eventual winner from Green Bay, Wisconsin, each made 23 of 25 shots.

The 2 then went to a shoot-off, where each competitor was given an additional 5 shots.

The shoot-off had to go to a third round before a winner was decided, and Olivia was 1 shot short.

Payton Sorensen of Gillette placed 3rd in the boys age 12-13 category.

Sheridan County HS Track and Field: One Sheridan Lady Bronc has vaulted her way to one of the top spots in the state.

Junior Lilly Charest currently leads the state in all classes in the girls pole vault event.

She vaulted 12 feet 4 inches about 1 month ago and the state record is 12 feet 6 ½ inches.

Charest finished tied for 2nd at the indoor state meet early last month and says she’s already exceeded her own expectations for this season and hopes to keep it going.

Yesterday, Sheridan competed at a 5-team track and field meet at Gillette.

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As for Big Horn, Tongue River and Arvada-Clearmont, they are all scheduled to compete this coming Friday at Buffalo.

Sheridan HS Soccer: The Sheridan boys and girls teams each have 4 games remaining on their schedule, which means there’s still time to move up or down in the standings, ahead of the upcoming regional tournament.

The Broncs host undefeated Cheyenne Central on Friday and Cheyenne East on Saturday.

The Lady Broncs play the same 2 teams on the road.

Sheridan Troopers Legion Baseball: The Sheridan Troopers will play a 9-inning non-conference game tomorrow at Gillette, beginning at 5pm.

The team will return home this Saturday and Sunday for a pair of triangle meets.

On Saturday, the Troopers will play the Casper Oilers in a non-conference game starting at 11am.

At 5pm they will take on the Billings Scarlets.

On Sunday, Sheridan will play the Billings Royals at 10am, and play Casper again at 4pm.

Sheridan College Rodeo: The fourth best collegiate bull rider last year, has a chance to do better this year at the College National Finals Rodeo.

Wyatt Phelps of Sheridan College finished 2nd in the final Central Rocky Mountain Region Rodeo standings for the 2023-2024 season, and earned himself entry into the 2024 CNFR, which will take place June 9th-15th at Casper.

The top 3 in the overall standings in each rodeo event, at the end of the season qualify for the CNFR.

Throughout the season, cowboys and cowgirls earn points based on which place they finish in at each of the 10 rodeos during the season.

The season concluded this past weekend at the University of Wyoming.

At the UW rodeo, Clancy Glenn ended up winning the saddle bronc event.

He ended up finishing 6th in the final standings.

Sheridan College cowgirl Faith Heim won the barrel racing

She made a late season charge in the CRM region standings, but came up short and finished in 5th place for the season.

Colorado Rockies Baseball: The Colorado Rockies won last night at home vs. San Diego 7-4.

Brendan Rodgers hit his first career grand slam in the bottom of the 4th inning to spark the offense.

Game 3 of the 4-game series is today at 6:40pm.

NBA Playoffs: The Denver Nuggets are off until tomorrow, when they play at the LA Lakers in game 3 of their best of 7 first round playoff series.

In yesterday’s playoff action, Minnesota beat Phoenix 105-93 and lead that series 2-0.

Indiana won at Milwaukee 125-108 to tie that series at 1 game a-piece.

Dallas would tie up the series with the LA Clippers last night winning on the road, 96-93.

Colorado Avalanche Hockey: The Colorado Avalanche picked up a big win on the road last night at Winnipeg 5-2, to tie up their best of 7 first round playoff series at 1.

Game 3 is scheduled for Friday at Denver.

Other scores from yesterday, the New York Rangers beat Washington 4-3 and lead their series 2-0.

Florida won in overtime vs. Tampa Bay 3-2 to take a 2-game-to-none lead in that series.

Nashville would surprise Vancouver 4-1 to tie up that series 1-1.

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