SHS CROSS-COUNTRY - Sheridan Lady Bronc runner Dana Morin won the individual Wyoming Class 4-A Cross-Country State Championship last month. This past weekend, she kept the winning momentum rolling with a 5th place finish at the “Nike” Cross-Country Regional in Boise, Idaho.
With that Top 5 finish, Morin qualified for the National Cross-Country Championships set for December 5th in Portland, Oregon. It's the first time ever that a runner from Sheridan High School has qualified for the national event.
Morin has won several races during her running career for the Lady Broncs, including the State Championship in October, but she says the regional race last weekend featured some of the top runners from the western United States and was really competitive.
Morin got out to a fast start; at what point in the race did she feel she was doing well?
In two weeks she will head to the “Nike” National race, which will have the best runners from the United States competing. So what kind of training will she be going through to prepare?
Sheridan High School coach Art Baures says Morin went into the regional race expecting to do well and running with confidence. He says her performance was outstanding and it's a great honor just to qualify for the Regional.
Again Morin will run in the “Nike” National Cross-Country Championships in Portland December 5th, where the best high school runners in the US will find out who is the best in the country.
NEW SEASON - The high school winter sports season is two days old. Tomorrow we'll hear from the basketball and wrestling programs at Sheridan High School.
GENERALS BASKETBALL - The Sheridan College Generals are 3-0. They have two games on the schedule
this weekend at a tournament at Northwest College in Powell. They'll face Eastern Utah Friday night and Western Montana Saturday. They then return home for two games during the annual Lions Club Thanksgiving tournament next week.
LADY GENERALS BASKETBALL - The Lady Generals will be the host team for the “State Farm” Classic at the Hoffman Dome Friday and Saturday. They play Friday night at 7:00 against Oglala Lakota College and Saturday afternoon at 3:00 against Rocky Mountain College. Game times Friday will be at 5:00 and 7:00 and Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00.
The Lady Generals will join the Generals in the Lions Club Tournament Friday and Saturday, November 27th and 28th.
UW BASKETBALL - The Wyoming basketball Cowboys will play tonight, and need to play well after losing to South Dakota State last week. Tonight the Pokes host Peru State, an NAIA Division II school from Peru, Nebraska, located 70 miles southeast of Lincoln. They should have an easy time with the “Bobcats," who were 1-29 last year and 2-5 coming into tonight's game. You can hear the game on AM 1410 KWYO -- broadcast time is 6:30.
UW FOOTBALL - The Wyoming football Cowboys will play their final home game of the season Saturday when they host 5th-ranked -- and unbeaten -- TCU. You can hear the game on KWYO; the broadcast is at 11:00 with kick-off at noon. They will close out the season next week with a road game at Colorado State. The game will be played next Friday at noon in Fort Collins.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - The Black Mountain Nordic Club will host their annual fall meeting tonight starting at 5:30 in the Inner Circle at the Fulmer Public Library. They will be electing six new board members, and representatives from the Forest Service are expected to attend.