Tennis finishes season through COVID outbreak

   This fall, the Sheridan Broncs have finished another season of tennis in spite of the COVID-19 outbreak. This year both the Broncs and Lady Broncs went to state in Gillette, and both teams took third place while finding some individual success throughout the team. 

   Seniors Tristan Thompson and Jarett Hoy took first place in the boys doubles division. “There were four teams and all four games were two hours long,” said Hoy. By pushing themselves to play their best during all four games, Hoy and Thompson were able to bring home another SHS victory. 

   “There was pretty big competition,” says Thompson. The Kelly Walsh Trojans proved to be their biggest competitor in the state. After losing to Kelly Walsh during conference, Thompson and Hoy came back during the state tournament and reclaimed their victory by beating Kelly Walsh in three sets.

   “They have a good impact on the team,” said head coach Bob Faurot in reference to Thompson and Hoy. By encouraging the team to keep pushing and never give up, Thompson and Hoy were able to thrive in the midst of the adversity of 2020.

   “The focus is always to do your best,” says Faurot. “The goal is to finish in the top four.” With this goal in mind, the tennis team strived on playing to the greatest of their ability. The outcome at the end of the fall season was the girls having a record of 6-1 and the boys 4-3. In state, the team was able to achieve the goal by placing in the top four and having an overall successful season. 

   While the corona virus has had very negative impacts on high school sports nationwide, the SHS tennis team was given the opportunity to continue. Though some restrictions took place, the team was very satisfied with their convenience overall. 

   “We got to play, that’s the big thing,” says Faurot. This season was an accomplishment for many players on the SHS tennis team.