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Morning Sports: May 9, 2024

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Sheridan HS Soccer: The 4A Regional Soccer tournaments start today as teams play do or die games to get into next weekend’s state tournament.

The 4A East tournament will be played at Cheyenne East, and the Sheridan boys have the #2 seed, thus they will play the #7 seed Cheyenne South in the first round.

That game starts at 5pm and will be played at Cheyenne Central.

If the Broncs win, then they would play in the regional semi-finals tomorrow, against the winner of the 2 Gillette teams vs. each other.

There would be one more game on Saturday for seeding purposes.

The Sheridan boys are 7-0-1 in their last 8 games and head coach Wade Kinsey says the team is right where they want to be in this regional tournament.

Cheyenne South has only won 1 game and tied another this season.

Kinsey adds if today’s game plays out the way he anticipates, the plan is to take care of business early, give the reserves some playing time, and have the starters save as much energy as possible for the rest of the weekend.

Meanwhile the Sheridan girls have the #4 seed and will play the first game of the day at 1pm, against the host team, Cheyenne East.

The 2 teams played each other 2 weeks ago in Cheyenne, in not-so-great weather, and the forecast for today is going to be a little bit better, but not by much.

Coach Josh Dube the weather is no excuse, especially when the season is on the line, and the Lady Broncs just need to make sure they don’t make that one mistake that they made the last time they played the Lady Thunderbirds.

If the Sheridan girls win today, they would face top seed Laramie in the semi-finals tomorrow.

Sheridan HS Track and Field: Tomorrow and Saturday are the regional meets.

Sheridan will be at the 4A East meet at Cheyenne South, while Big Horn, Tongue River and Arvada-Clearmont will be at the 2A East and 1A East meet at Sundance.

The 3-day state meet starts next week Thursday at Casper.

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 at the old Normative Services Field.

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

Sheridan Troopers Baseball: The Sheridan Troopers play a home double-header this coming Saturday vs. Lovell starting at 5pm, and then play 2 on Sunday, on the road against the Billings Royals.

Colorado Rockies Baseball: The Colorado Rockies gave up 6 runs in the 2nd inning last night at home vs. San Francisco, had to play catch up all game long, and in the end, the team came up short 8-6.

Elias Diaz hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to spark a rally, but it wasn’t enough.

The Rocks and Giants will close out their 3-game series today starting at 1:10pm.

Denver Nuggets Basketball/NBA Playoffs: For the 3rd time in 4 seasons Nikola Jovik of the Denver Nuggets has been named the league’s MVP.

He’s now the 9th player in NBA history to win the award 3 times or more.

This season he averaged 26.4 points and 12.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 58.3% from the field.

The Nuggets currently trail their second round best of 7 series vs. Minnesota 2-0.

Game 3 is tomorrow at Minneapolis.

Last night in 2nd round playoff games, New York topped Indiana 130-121 to take a 2-0 lead in their series.

Colorado Avalanche Hockey/NHL Playoffs: The Colorado Avalanche play today in Game 2 of their second round best of 7 Stanley Cup playoff series at Dallas.

The Avs lead the series 1-0.

The puck drops tonight at 7:30.

Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday at Denver.

In other playoff action from last night, Florida returned the favor against Boston, by trouncing the Bruins 6-1 and tied their series at 1 game each.

Vancouver was down 4-2 after 2 periods at home vs. Edmonton, then scored 3 goals in a 5 minute stretch of the third period to win 5-4, in game 1 of their series.

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