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Morning Sports: May 7, 2024

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Paityn Covolo and Jada Bohm Sign NLI’s For Women’s Wrestling At Iowa Western CC: Two Sheridan High School Girls Wrestlers have made history, by becoming the first to make their college decisions, where they will continue to compete in the sport they enjoy.

Paityn Covolo and Jada Bohm have both signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) to wrestle at Iowa Western Community College.

Covolo is this year’s Wyoming State Champ at 135 pounds.

She started wrestling in 5th grade, but did not compete in her freshman and sophomore years in high school.

Povolo adds when the varsity wrestling program started at Sheridan HS, it re-lit her spark to compete, and although college wrestling is a different style than what she’s used to (freestyle vs. folkstyle), she’s willing to continue to compete.

Povolo adds she is considering majoring in criminal justice.

Bohm was the East Regional Runner-up and placed 6th at this year’s state wrestling meet at the 235 pound weight class.

She says she started competition in her junior year of high school and caught on quickly. 

Bohm adds she is considering majoring in business.

Iowa Western Community College is located in Council Bluffs, which is located on the other side of the Iowa-Nebraska border from Omaha.

The Lady Reiver wrestling program recently completed its third season of competition.

Sheridan HS Soccer: The 4A Regional tournaments begin on Thursday.

The 4A East Tournament will take place at Cheyenne East, although a few of the games on Thursday only, will also be played at Cheyenne Central.

The Sheridan boys have the #2 seed and will take on Cheyenne South in the first round on Thursday at 5pm at Central.

The winner qualifies for the state tournament and will play again on Friday and Saturday.

The loser is done for the season.

Other first round games have the 2 Gillette teams vs. each other, and Cheyenne East vs. Laramie.

Cheyenne Central is the #1 seed and has a first round bye.

The Sheridan girls have the #4 seed and will play Cheyenne East on Thursday at 1pm.

The winner of that game will move on and play top seeded Laramie on Friday.

On the other side of the bracket, Thunder Basin plays Cheyenne South, and Campbell County plays against Cheyenne Central.

Sheridan County HS Track and Field: Friday and Saturday are the regional meets as competitors tune up for next week’s state meet and in some cases, it’s a last chance to qualify for the state meet in a particular event.

The 4A East Regional Meet will take place at Cheyenne South, while the 2A East and 1A East Regional Meet will be held at Sundance.

Sheridan Lacrosse: The Sheridan Mavericks conclude the regular season this weekend with 2 games on Saturday at Billings.

The Lady Mavericks will play their only 2 home games of the season this Saturday against Rapid City at 9am, followed by Cheyenne at 2pm.

The Montana High School Lacrosse league state tournament is next weekend at Helena.

Sheridan Troopers Legion Baseball: The Sheridan Troopers are at home on Saturday for a double-header vs. Lovell beginning at 5pm.

On Sunday they will play 2 at the Billings Royals.

Colorado Rockies Baseball: The Colorado Rockies were off yesterday and begin a 6-game home stand today.

The Rocks play 3 against San Francisco followed by 3 vs. Texas.

First pitch for today’s game is scheduled for 6:40pm.

Denver Nuggets Basketball/NBA Playoffs: The offense for the Denver Nuggets was mostly MIA yesterday, as the team got buried at home vs. Minnesota 106-80 and now find themselves down 2-0 in their second round best of 7 series.

Denver was down 61-35 at the break, making it their biggest halftime deficit in a home playoff game in franchise history.

Game 3 is Friday at Minneapolis.

Also last night, New York won the first game of their second round series vs. Indiana 121-117.

Colorado Avalanche Hockey/NHL Playoffs: The Colorado Avalanche begin their second round best of 7 Stanley Cup playoff series tonight at Dallas.

The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:30.

Last night, Boston easily won game 1 of their second round series at Florida 5-1.

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