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Buffalo Bison Senior Kasey Esponda, Wyoming's Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year, goes to work on a rainy Thursday afternoon as the 2011 State Soccer Championships got underway by kicking the ball past Powell's Charles Wittick. A few minutes later Kasey would score Buffalo's second score en route to washing out Powell 8 to 0. Buffalo next faces Lander Valley on Field #2 at 4:00 pm Friday.

Buffalo Senior Mattie Reid follows the ball right through Powell's goalie on a rain soaked Big Horn Equestrian Center field Thursday afternoon. The Lady Bison poured it on and came away with an 8 to 0 win. Scroll down to see Mattie run through the goalie. Next up for the Lady Bison is a game against Jackson Hole at 2:00 pm Friday on Field #2.

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Wind driven rain out of the east couldn't prevent these umbrellaed fans from watching as Sheridan took on Rock Springs to open 4A 2011 State Soccer Championship action on the polo field of the Big Horn Equestrian Center just before noon on Thursday.

The Sheridan boys captured 6 of the 10 All-Conference awards following completion of the 4A East Conference Championship Tuesday in Cheyenne while one Lady Bronc made the list. Senior Cameron Lindell won the Conference Title by winning a three-way tie-breaking shootout that included his teammate Toby Nicholas.

Taylor Heaps, from Tongue River, went 4 for 4 at the Regional Track meet and when it was all over on Saturday he had an individual point total of 40-points. He is shown here well ahead of the competition in the 400 Meter Dash as he flies by the grandstand on the way to the finish line with a time of 52.42.

Friday on day one of the 1A, 2A & 4A East Regional Track & Field Meet being held on Scott Field in Sheridan, Tongue River's Hunter Vineyard topped the high jump bar at 5-01.00 to take first place. Scroll down to see several of the other local athletes that ended day one on the top of the leader board. Day two of the meet starts at 9:00 am with the final event scheduled for 4:30 pm

The Sheridan E.R. "Scoop" Shovlain Invitational was held at the Kendrick Municipal Golf Course on a beautiful Thursday and the Sheridan boys came out on top for the 18th time in a row with a team score of 290. Leading the way for the Broncs was the top place finisher Kamrin Allen with a 68, in 3rd place was Cameron Lindell with a 72 and in 4th place was Jace Rader with a 73.

This last Saturday May 7th was the start of the Snickers Soccer Tournaments. The tournaments were held at the big horn equestrian center. The games started in the morning at 8:00 and went to 6:30pm at night. with over 20 fields there were a lot of games going on at once. There were 3 categories of soccer teams for both boys and girls starting with U10 then U12 and U14.

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