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Sept. 3, 2014 Local sports Briefs

September 3, 2014

SHS boys and girls tennis travel to Casper SHERIDAN — It was a windy evening of tennis as the Sheridan High School tennis team traveled to Casper to battle Natrona yesterday. The girls team struggled, losing the match 1-4. Julia Fenn was the lone winner for the Lady Broncs, defeating Julianna Solar, 6-0, 6-0. The boys Read More

Blacksmith competition, rough rodeo events highlight Don King Days despite inclement weather

BIG HORN — It was a wet start Sunday for Don King Day events out at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. But attendees didn’t seem to mind as long as their jackets were zipped and their beer or mimosa glasses were full. The blacksmith contest started at 9 a.m. and the contestants managed to stay Read More

Column: Florida State to take college football title

Last week was the first week of a new college football season, the first that won’t need stupid computers to pick a winner. This shouldn’t change the amount of uncertainty a college football season brings, though. My life will be officially complete when I get invited to sit next to Lee Corso in Muncie, Indiana, Read More

Blacksmith competition, rough rodeo events highlight Don King Days despite inclement weather

BIG HORN — It was a wet start Sunday for Don King Day events out at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. But attendees didn’t seem to mind as long as their jackets were zipped and their beer or mimosa glasses were full. The blacksmith contest started at 9 a.m. and the contestants managed to stay Read More

SC hires assistant coaches

SHERIDAN — Some familiar faces are returning to Sheridan College’s Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Former Sheridan College men’s basketball player Tom Parks has been hired as the assistant men’s basketball coach, and former assistant coach Ryan Davis has been hired as the assistant women’s basketball coach. Parks joins Sheridan College after serving as an assistant Read More

Lady Generals host tournament at Golden Dome; win 2 of 3 matches

September 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals had a busy weekend of volleyball. On Friday, they lost to Colorado Northwestern in five sets (25-17, 25-22, 25-27, 21-25 and 13-15). Mikayla Hoffman led the team with 17 kills, two blocks and two aces. The Lady Generals then beat the University of Great Falls in four sets Read More

Powder Horn leagues compete over Labor Day weekend

SHERIDAN — It was a busy time for golf at the Powder Horn last week. The long weekend began a little early as the Thursday Night Men’s League took to the links in a best-ball format. The team of Bob Allen and Frank Barking took the first flight with a net-28. Bud Johnson and Tyler Read More

Cowboys Hold Off Montana After Two First-Half Turnovers

August 30, 2014

LARAMIE — A nearly sold out season opener for the University of Wyoming football team ended with only a handful of diehard fans left in the stands when the final whistle was blown. Two lightning delays and on-again-off-again rain sent most fans to the exits at halftime. Unfortunately, they didn’t get to watch the Cowboy’s Read More

Broncs whomp Laramie in season opener

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs ran the football all over the field on Friday night. Literally. The Broncs 49-6 blowout of the Laramie Plainsmen was capped off by a 65-yard Coy Steel punt return for a touchdown. After a few botched punts by Laramie throughout the game, another line drive punt barely got off the Read More

Generals drop rough game to USU; coach promises team will turn it around

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Generals fell to Utah State University 4-0 Friday in their first regular season game. Coach Jeff Hallenbeck said there were are a lot of factors that contributed to the loss, but it started with not having three of their starters due to paperwork and injuries. “However, I am not using that Read More

Lady Generals fall in close game

SHERIDAN — “It’s frustrating.” That was how coach Stefan Skillman described his team’s 1-0 loss Friday. The Lady Generals opened their regular season with a home matchup against Utah State University — College of Eastern Utah on Friday afternoon. Although Skillman thought his team played pretty well, it made it that much tougher to swallow Read More

Local Sports Briefs – Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

Big Horn boys dominate in Sundance SUNDANCE — The Big Horn boys golf team took first place in Sundance Friday with an overall team score of 361. Andy Quinn was the tournament champion shooting a 79. The girls placed fourth with a team score of 403, which coach Mila Stender said was really good considering Read More

Lady Generals drop two midweek road games, kick off regular season today

SHERIDAN — Before the Sheridan Lady Generals soccer team jumps into the regular season, they traveled to Denver on Tuesday and Wednesday for two final exhibition games. Tuesday’s matchup against Division II’s Johnson and Wales University resulted in a 1-0 loss for the Lady Generals, but they had some quality looks at the net. Taven Read More

Local sports briefs Aug. 29, 2014

SHS tennis falls to Jackson JACKSON — The Sheridan High School girls tennis team fell to Jackson Thursday 1-4. Julia Fenn defeated Eliie Kucera scoring 6-1 and 6-0. Coach Bob Faurot said Fenn had a good outing and has improved her game since her championship run last year. The boys team also lost to Jackson Read More

SC men’s soccer ties with South Dakota school

August 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Generals finally got the chance to play on their home pitch yesterday, a 1-1 tie with the South Dakota School of Mines. In the final tune-up game before the regular season starts, head coach Jeff Hallenbeck was using the scrimmage as a final chance to work on different techniques and get Read More

Broncs ready to play; face Laramie in season opener

SHERIDAN — After two weeks of practice, the Sheridan Broncs are itching to play under the lights on a Friday night. The Broncs open their 2014 season with a home game against Laramie tomorrow, and head coach Don Julian says it’s about time. “We need to see somebody else,” Julian said. “Our guys are sick Read More

District’s new hire has passion for recreation

August 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District recently hired Brandon Garner to fill their open Recreation Program Supervisor position. After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion three years ago, Garner moved to Sheridan, where he’s been working at Memorial Hospital’s Wyoming Rehab Fitness & Physical Therapy Clinic. Read More

It’s Christmas! Well, almost

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m confident that the two months between the NBA Finals and the first NFL game are worse than having bamboo shoots jammed under your fingernails. There are a couple of fun golf tournaments in the summer, but without Tiger, they lack that mass appeal of summers ago. Read More

Lady Generals put in good showing for first weekend at the net

August 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team had a strong start to its season over the weekend, leaving the North Platte (Nebraska) Tournament with three wins and a loss. It took a match for the Lady Generals to work out some kinks, losing in four sets to Northeastern Junior College, 24-26, 20-25, 25-18, 16-25. Friday Read More

SC comes out with tie against Dakota Wesleyan

August 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team traveled to Mitchell, South Dakota, yesterday and came home with a tie against Dakota Wesleyan. The Generals controlled most of the play, especially in the second half, but were unable to find the net despite a couple opportunities. Luckily for Sheridan, though, their defense stepped up and Read More

Lady Broncs take first place at Scoop Shovlain Invitational

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan High School Girl’s golf team took first Friday in the E.R. Scoop Shovlain Invitational at Kendrick Golf Course. With an overall team score of 564, both Kayla Allen, shooting an 83 on day two and taking first place in girls’ singles, and Victoria Owings, shooting a 90 and taking third place, led Read More

Pre-season games helped boost confidence for Lady Generals

SHERIDAN — A boost in confidence is what coach Stefan Skillman called his week of soccer games. The Sheridan College Lady Generals played three straight exhibition road games this week to prepare for the conference season, and Skillman came home pleased with how his team performed. They did not keep score in any of the Read More

SC men’s soccer struggle in second half, fall to Presentation

SHERIDAN— After carrying a 1-0 lead into halftime, the Sheridan College men’s soccer team gave up two early second-half goals to lose 2-1 to Presentation College. Despite the Generals controlling the second-half kickoff, Presentation scored their first goal, a penalty kick, in the first 30 seconds of the half. It didn’t take long for Presentation Read More

Owings, Allen lead SHS girls team at Scoop Invite

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan golfers led the charge for the Sheridan High School team in yesterday’s first round of the E.R. Scoop Shovlain Invitational at Kendrick Golf Course. Victoria Owings and Kayla Allen both shot opening round 92s to put themselves in a tie atop the leaderboard. Their scores helped put the SHS Lady Broncs Read More

SHS Booster Club helping to raise money for new locker room space

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan community grows, Sheridan High School grows. As SHS grows, its number of student-athletes grows, and as its number of student-athletes grows, the need for space becomes more and more of an issue. The Sheridan High School Booster Club has initiated “Leading the Legacy,” a fundraiser to help raise $1,000,000 out Read More

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