Winter athletes finish up season


Bailey Carlin

Junior figure skater Jessica Ross skates to the song “Gimme Gimme” at the Sheridan Ice’s sixth annual Ice show Feb.25.

  The Sheridan boys and girls Hawks and figure skaters finish up their seasons with confidence.

  The Sheridan Hawks boys’ team will end their season Feb. 27- Mar. 1 in Rock Springs. Junior Riley Simmons says, “The season has been successful for us as a team and lots of fun.” With lots of practice and dedication, the team expects to do well at state. Coach Zane Garsted is pleased with his team’s development this season, “I am most proud that the individuals are growing as a team and have really began to act like a team, both on and off the ice.” The last two home games (and in the outdoor facility) finished up this last weekend. The Hawks are 10-2-2 which puts them third in the standings.  The teams have quite a few penalty minutes, but are working on minimizing them in the future.

  The girls’ hockey team wrapped up their season on Feb. 20-22 at state in Casper. With pride Junior Peyton Chase explains, “Every year since the girls team started, we wet into state starting at the bottom and miraculously working to the top. Hopefully we can make another comeback and get first in our division!”

  This year the season concluded with gained experience, skills, and memories. According to some players on the team, they suffered a slight drawback from concussions to their two captains and their goalie, which forced them to grow even more as a team.

  Coach Galen Chase expresses his satisfaction with the season, “I’m most proud of the girls themselves. Each of them has tremendous character and work ethic. It’s a privilege to be their coach and a part of their team.” Excluding state, the girls are 2-13-1 for the season. Despite their record, Coach Chase says, they have improved from previous years. The Lady Hawks placed 3rd at state.

   Figure skating has recently become a more popular sport in Sheridan over the past few years. Junior Jessica Ross explains, “The most special thing about figure skating is how unique it can be.” Skaters are given the opportunity to choose their music, choreograph their own routines, design their costumes, and be creative about the way display the story they are telling. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Sheridan Ice Rink, high school figure skaters competed at Sheridan Ice’s Sixth Annual Ice Show. Senior Elizabeth Winnop explains her experiences at ice shows, “I get a rush every time I step out onto the ice. It’s like a natural high.”