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Thursday evening, following a full-house dinner capped off with a season of football game highlights on the big screen, it was Bronc football award night in the auditorium at Sheridan High School. Toward the end of the awards assistant football coaches Michael McGuire, Darin Gilbertson, Jared Petrino, Jeff Mowry, D.J. Dearcorn and Kevin Rizer presented Head Coach Don Julian with this surprise.

By a score of 115 to 44 the Lady Generals waxed the Little Big Horn College Lady Rams on Saturday. The Lady Generals made a clean sweep of the 37th Annual Lions Club Thanksgiving Basketball Classic taking wins on both Friday and Saturday to run their record to 8 and 1 on the season. On Saturday as the photo collage indicates, "Have suit - will shoot" and 11 did by my count.

In Munich Germany, Jermaine Lippert's hometown, that would be the title while in America we say "Very good Jermaine." In either language it puts an exclamation point on Jermaine's and the Sheridan College General's blowout over the Bears from Rocky Mountain College in the Dome Saturday evening.

The Wyoming Coaches Association has named Sheridan's Don Julian the Class 4A Coach of the Year. His name and that of Cheyenne East's Chad Goff are on the ballot for Wyoming Coach of the Year - the results of that ballot will be counted on December 6th.

After the Sheridan Broncs went 11-1 and won the 4A State Football title the post season honors keep rolling in. The players shown here have been named to the All-State and All-Conference list with three also being named as Players of the Year. In addition to these ten, Kevin Bakkehaug, Casey Carlton and Hayden Legerski were also named to the All-Conference list.

Last up for awards at Wednesday's Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony in the auditorium of Big Horn High School was a stage full of Big Horn Ram Football players and support crew - most wearing shirts that read; "Team Dow." For the next 70-minutes starting with the managers each student came to the podium and was greeted with a handshake and complimentary words from Coach Dow about their contribution to

The faithful and reliable signage at Perkins Restaurant and those in the vehicle windows of cars in the Sheridan High School parking lot on Monday morning say it all, "State Champs!" Some of the vehicle signs show the ravages of driving 300+ miles back from Laramie, many via Cheyenne, in extremely high wind and blowing snow conditions.

Our hats go off to the outstanding crew of Sheridan County School District No. 2 drivers who braved the elements and safely transported the Championship Football team, band and pep supporters to and from Laramie. Six buses made the roundtrip that included a detour through Cheyenne - a departure from the normal route through Medicine Bow on the way home.

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