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All-Conference football players, coaches of the year named From staff reports SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School head football coach Michael McGuire and Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian were each named Coach of the Year in their respective conferences, and a handful of their players joined them on the All-Conference teams. After leading Big Horn to an undefeated regular season and regional championship, McGuire took the Rams back to the state championship game for a second straight season in only his third season at the helm. Even though the Rams lost in the title game it did not diminish what the team accomplished as nine Big Horn players were awarded All-Conference honors. Christian Mayer and Kerry Powers led the way for the Rams. Along with making All-Conference, Mayer was named 2A East Offensive Player of the Year, and Powers was named Defensive Player of the Year. Mayer and Powers were joined on the All-Conference team by teammates Mason Lube, Nolan McCafferty, Garrett Allen, Brice Beisher, Seth Kite, Ryan Kobielusz and Collin Powers. Ten Sheridan players were named All-Conference. Joe Shassetz led the charge for the Broncs, making All-Conference in three different positions: wide receiver, defensive back and a unanimous decision as kick-return specialist. Jess Edens joined Shassetz on special teams, making All-Conference as a unanimous decision for a kicking specialist and as a punter. Edens also made All-Conference as a defensive lineman. He was joined on the defensive All-Conference list by teammates Shassetz, Tory Music, Colbey Bruney, Kyle Bott, Dontae Crow and Dylan Daniels. Riley Session was unanimously named to the team as an at-large defender. To go along with Shassetz on offense, Music, Davis Alden, Blake Godwin and Evan Coon were also named to the All-Conference team. In 1A, five Tongue River players were named to the 1A East All-Conference team. Brennan Kutterer, Lane Dockery, Dillon Lyons, Mason Schroder and Pierce Jardine were awarded All-Conference honors.

November 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School head football coach Michael McGuire and Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian were each named Coach of the Year in their respective conferences, and a handful of their players joined them on the All-Conference teams. After leading Big Horn to an undefeated regular season and regional championship, Read More

Sheridan College Generals defeat Planet Athlete Prep in Casper

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan College Generals get quick transitions off defensive stops, they are a tough team to go against. That is what head coach Matt Hammer said after the team took down yet another all-star team Friday afternoon in Casper. After defeating the Wyoming All-Stars Tuesday at home 110-69, Friday’s game against Planet Read More

Court domination: Lady Generals win, 92-47, against Little Big Horn College

SHERIDAN — Sarah Rawlings was four assists away from a triple-double and the Sheridan College Lady Generals were eight points away from scoring 100 as they rolled to an easy 92-47 victory over Little Big Horn College Friday night at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. It was a big opening night for the Lady Generals Read More

Shassetz, Mayer and Powers named to Super 25 list

SHERIDAN — The high school football season is over, but the post-season awards have just started rolling in. Three Sheridan County football players were recognized on the WyoVarsity Super 25. The Super 25 is a list compiled by the Casper Star-Tribune sports staff based on statistics, staff observations and input from coaches and media. This Read More

Halftime adjustments propel Generals to 110-69 win

November 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — They only had seven guys, all beyond their college-playing years, but the Wyoming All-Stars put the pressure on the Sheridan Generals for 20 minutes last night. Coach Matt Hammer said as hard as it is to get a lot of out games like last night’s, against prep schools or all-star teams, he gave Read More

Column: Losing on and off the court

How far off the court is a coach required to step in his responsibilities as the head of the program? It’s nothing new, but athletes getting into trouble off the court have been in the headlines numerous times as of late. In the months between Ray Rice taking the express elevator to the unemployment line Read More

Rams fall short of State Championship repeat

November 15, 2014

LARAMIE — It was a cold winter day at War Memorial Stadium as the Big Horn Rams fell short in their attempt at a repeat state championship Saturday. With a high of 10 degrees at kickoff and wind blowing snow sideways across the field, volunteers attempted to shovel the white powder off the turf throughout Read More

SC Lady Generals upset No. 6 Salt Lake

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals basketball team upset the No. 6-ranked Salt Lake Community College on Friday night at the College of Southern Idaho tournament in Twin Falls. Lady Generals coach Frank McCarthy said Zuzana Talackova of the Czech Republic got the ball with four seconds to go. The Lady Generals were down Read More

Domination on the court: Generals beat Presentation JV 109-40 at Golden Dome

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals basketball team dominated on their home court Friday night, defeating Presentation JV 109-40 in the Best Western Classic. Coach Matt Hammer said his freshmen got a lot of playing time and the win was a total team effort. “Our guards did a good job forcing turnovers,” Hammer said, adding that Read More

Sheridan College rodeo teams hold first practice inside AgriPark

SHERIDAN — Marc Gilkerson was one happy rodeo coach on Friday. Sheridan College’s head rodeo coach watched as the SC women’s and men’s rodeo teams practiced for the first time inside the college’s AgriPark, escaping the cold air. “I’m excited. It’s kind of hard to believe it’s here,” said Gilkerson, in his seventh year helming Read More

Toms leads trio of Generals moving on to NCAA

November 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Current Sheridan College women’s basketball player and All-American candidate Sierra Toms will be moving on to the NCAA level for the 2015-2016 season. Toms, a 6-foot-1 forward from Gillette, has signed a letter of intent to play her remaining two seasons of collegiate basketball for head coach Mark Nore at Black Hills State Read More

Prepping for a repeat; Big Horn prepares for State Championship rematch with Mountain View

BIG HORN — It’s a familiar setting: the Big Horn Rams against the Mountain View Buffaloes at War Memorial Stadium. It’s a 2A State Championship rematch of a game that heavily favored the Rams a year ago. Last year’s State Championship opened with a 10-minute Mountain View drive that resulted in six points. The Buffaloes Read More

11 high school volleyball players named All-Conference

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont, Big Horn, Tongue River and Sheridan High School volleyball teams added to their season success today. Eleven Sheridan County student-athletes were named to the All-Conference teams, and three of them were also awarded All-State honors. Hannah Rockafellow and Kaylee Stidham received Northeast All-Conference recognition for their preformances with the Arvada-Clearmont volleyball Read More

Turkey Hoop Shoot scheduled for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation Turkey Hoop Shoot will be held Monday at Sheridan Junior High School. The basketball competition is for anyone ages 8-10 and 11-13. Teams will be made up of mother-son or father-daughter combinations, but exceptions can be made. The event begins at 7 p.m., and registrations are made at the event. Read More

Column: A stupid, awesome love of sports

November 12, 2014

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. Jason Gay, sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote an interesting — and funny, as most of his columns are — piece about Americans watching too much football, and it got me thinking. Why do we love sports so much? There probably isn’t a definitive reason Read More

Stream state title games online

SHERIDAN — After 11 exciting weeks of high school football, the season will be culminating this weekend with five state championship games, beginning with the six-man championship Friday at noon. The 3A championship will follow at 3 p.m., and the 2A, 1A and 4A championships will be played Saturday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and Read More

Building a dream: Mayer works toward post-high school career; but first another state title

November 11, 2014

BIG HORN — Maybe it’s the lack of superstars that call the state home, maybe it’s because it’s the least populated state in the United States. Whatever it is, Wyoming isn’t typically known to be a hotbed of athletic talent. Sure, Greybull native Brett Keisel and his beard are terrorizing NFL offenses with the Pittsburgh Read More

Generals scoring streak not enough to defeat Snow College

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals continued their high-scoring output at the Snow Tournament in Utah over the weekend, but they weren’t able to keep Snow College from doing the same in a 96-89 loss. After scoring at least 89 points in each of their first three wins to open the season, including 117 in Read More

Despite disappointing finish, Lady Rams coach proud of volleyball team’s efforts

SHERIDAN — It was the third straight season where the Big Horn Rams volleyball team fell just short in the state championship, but head coach Leigh McLaughlin doesn’t want the final match to signify what kind of success her team had this season. “I’m just heartbroken for these girls,” McLaughlin said. “It’s definitely tough losing Read More

SHS, BH wrap up seasons at state

November 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both the Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School girls volleyball teams ended their seasons with a loss in the state tournament over the weekend. The SHS Lady Broncs began the tournament Thursday with a win over Green River, but on Friday fell to Cheyenne East, the team that ended up winning Read More

Lady Generals bring home 2 wins, 1 loss

SHERIDAN — Lady Generals’ assistant coach Ryan Davis was pleased with the way his team played over the weekend, despite coming home with the team’s first loss of the season. Sheridan College traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for three games and left with two wins and a loss. The Lady Generals opened up their weekend Read More

SC athletes earn honors

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Jill Espeland was named North Region IX Libero of the Year this weekend as the Lady Generals finished their season at the regional tournament. Despite losses to Central Wyoming College and Casper College at the regional tournament, the Lady Generals finished the season 20-13, their second straight 20-win season. Sheridan finished Read More

Broncs lose 27-0 in semifinal rematch with Natrona

November 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was déjà vu for the Sheridan Broncs Saturday as they traveled to Natrona for their second matchup of the year, this time in the semifinals of the 4A playoffs. In the regular season battle between the Broncs and the Mustangs, a Sheridan interception on the opening drive gave Natrona good field position Read More

Rams escape Wheatland comeback to earn trip back to State Championship

BIG HORN — One minute and 20 seconds. That’s how long the Wheatland Bulldogs had the lead before the Big Horn Rams scored what would be the winning touchdown Saturday afternoon in what was their closest contest of the season. With that score, the Rams are headed back to Laramie for a chance to repeat Read More

State volleyball captures cheers, tears of competition

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School volleyball teams entered the state tournament in Casper at top seed. Both had big wins in their first games of the tourney — the Lady Broncs taking down the Green River Wolves in three sets, and the Lady Rams pounding the Wind River Cougars in Read More

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