SHERIDAN — Each year, Sheridan County high school and college athletes compete across the state, bringing home victories worthy of celebrating and championships worthy of praise. Rarely, though, do all of the schools’ athletes gather in one place to celebrate each other.
That’s what The Sheridan Press Sports Awards are all about.
On May 2, at the inaugural event, the community will come together to recognize athletes in each sport, the seasonal (fall, winter and spring) male and female Athletes of the Year, Coach of the Year and overall Athletes of the Year. Nominees were chosen in coordination with the athletic directors and coaches from each of the local school districts and the college.
Rob Johnson will speak at the event and Sheridan Press sports editor Mike Pruden will be the night’s emcee.
Johnson was a multi-sport athlete at Tongue River High School from 2004-2008. He was a three-time All-State selection in both football and basketball, a 2006 Super 25 selection, a Shrine Bowl and Wyoming-Montana All-Star representative and was named the state’s Mr. Basketball at the conclusion of his high school career. In the classroom, Johnson had a 4.0 GPA and was ranked first in his class. He went on to play basketball at Black Hills State University.
The event will begin with a reception featuring snacks from 6-7 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. All of the events will take place at the WYO Theater.
Tickets to the event cost $8 per person, and are available now through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 and online at wyotheater.com.