Category Archives: Sports

Powers’ leadership shows on, off the mat

Powers’ leadership shows on, off the mat

SHERIDAN — When Kerry Powers took to the mat this season, he had one major advantage over his opponents. They had never wrestled him before. They had never seen him wrestle before, so they had no idea what the 220-pounder was capable of. If you don’t know much about Powers, don’t feel bad. Although he’s… Continue Reading

Column: Shining moment in NCAA tourney

One of my least favorite moments in March Madness history was watching Adam Morrison ball his eyes out at center court in 2006. Morrison was the Co-Player of the Year that year (J.J. Redick), and his Gonzaga Bulldogs were a three-seed in the tourney facing off against two-seed UCLA. The Bruins scored the final 11… Continue Reading

SC volleyball to host tourney Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team will host a spring scrimmage this weekend at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The tournament will feature five teams — Sheridan, Rocky Mountain College, Casper College, Black Hills State and Central Wyoming College. Each team will compete in four matches, and each match will consist of two sets… Continue Reading

Wyoming AMOW State 8-Ball Tournament results

Wyoming AMOW State 8-Ball Tournament March 18-22 Casper SINGLES OPEN C – Field of 231; Final 32: David Meyer 17th-24th Tyler Young 13th-16th Matthew Fisher 13th-16th Chris Lewis ninth-12th (now ranked B) Matt Carlson ninth-12th (now ranked B) Steve Wetz seventh-eighth (now ranked B) SINGLES OPEN B – Field of 128; Final 32: Robert Meiwald… Continue Reading

Sheridan track kicks off season in Casper

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School track and field team officially opened its season over the weekend at the Glen Legler Invite in Casper. With a number of team members gone on spring break, coach Art Baures said it gave the coaches a chance to watch some young runners compete and find their place within… Continue Reading

Bending over backward

Bending over backward

Eight-year-old Peyton Benedict does a bridge during the Sheridan Recreation District’s spring youth tumbling program Thursday at the Sagebrush Elementary School gym. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Wild West Wreckers earn first victory

Wild West Wreckers earn first victory

SHERIDAN — Just shy of one year after forming, the women of the Wild West Wreckers, Sheridan County’s first and only roller derby team, opened their rookie 2015 competitive season by taking down the veteran Coal Miners’ Daughters of Gillette Saturday night. The Wreckers won their first bout 192-158. Roller derby is a full-contact sport… Continue Reading

Two SHS basketball players named Conference POY

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School basketball had two players named Conference Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season. The Wyoming Coaches Association named Dylan Daniels as the boys 4A East Player of the Year, and Robbi Ryan was East Co-Player of the Year for the girls. Both Daniels and Ryan were named All-Conference and… Continue Reading

Lacrosse game Saturday at Sheridan High School

SHERIDAN — Lacrosse is coming back to Sheridan this weekend. After giving Sheridan a taste of the sport a year ago, four regional lacrosse teams are coming back to play at Scott Field. Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, teams from West Billings, Black Hill-Rapid City Lacrosse and Laramie’s club lacrosse will play the sport… Continue Reading

Column: Kentucky against the world

When the final horn of the college basketball season sounds in Indianapolis on April 6 and I fail to show up to work on the 7th, just know that I’ve enjoyed covering and writing about sports for you fine folks over the last 10 months. It’ll just be hard for me to come back to… Continue Reading

Legion baseball meeting set for tonight

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan American Legion will host its annual player-parent meeting tonight at Sheridan High School. The meeting will be in the small gym at the high school and is for any potential player and his parents. Coaches and some board members will be in attendance to give information and get the baseball season… Continue Reading

SC signs Hifo to volleyball roster

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team has added to its roster once again by inking Sulieti Hifo this week. Hifo, a 5-foot-8 outside hitter from Maui, Hawaii, is the second player from Hawaii to ink a letter of intent with Sheridan for 2015. Patricia Batoon committed to the Lady Generals in January. “Suli is… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs finish third at state

Lady Broncs finish third at state

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs wrapped up their season with a third-place finish at the 4A state tournament after taking down the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians 50-41. The Lady Broncs had their share of offensive issues in the first quarter, only knocking down 2-of-10 from the field. The Lady Broncs’ saving grace was that… Continue Reading

The Sheridan Press Athletes of the Week

Dylan Wright Sheridan High School – Basketball Wright had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Natrona. She had 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting against East. She had 14 points against Central. She had eight rebounds in all three games. Dylan Daniels Sheridan High School – Basketball Daniels scored 20 points, including 10-of-14 from the free-throw line… Continue Reading

Erickson, Trujillo win pool tourney

SHERIDAN — More than 210 sanctioned players and 30 four-person teams make up the Sheridan 8-ball Valley National Eight-Ball Association League that has been running since September. The league plays at various Sheridan locations on Thursday nights and held its annual 8-ball Singles Championship over the weekend. Players are placed in one of two divisions… Continue Reading

Pokes heading to NCAA Tourney for first time since 2002

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team was tabbed the No. 12 seed in the East Region during Sunday’s NCAA Championships Selection Show and will face fifth-seeded Northern Iowa on Friday in Seattle. Wyoming earned the Mountain West’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with a 45-43 upset of No. 25 San Diego… Continue Reading

Broncs end season with one-point loss to Cheyenne Central

SHERIDAN — Simply put, the Broncs just couldn’t get the ball in the bucket in their narrow 51-50 loss in the 4A state basketball tournament consolation semifinals to the Cheyenne Central Indians. The loss ends the season for the Broncs. Outside, inside, from the corners or straight up, the Broncs couldn’t get the 3-point shots… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Kelly Walsh in opening round of state

Broncs fall to Kelly Walsh in opening round of state

SHERIDAN — A very poor afternoon offensively hurt the Sheridan High School boys basketball team in the opening round of the 4A state tournament as the Broncs fell to the Kelly Walsh Trojans 58-41. After both the Broncs and Trojans finished first in their respective conferences this season, a first-round matchup between the two teams… Continue Reading

Gatorade taps Ryan for top girls honor in the state

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Robbi Ryan has been awarded the prestigious honor of Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the state of Wyoming. According to the Gatorade website, the Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize and celebrate the nation’s most outstanding high school talents for their… Continue Reading

SC soccer adds two players

SHERIDAN — Head coach Jeff Hallenbeck has added two more recruits to his 2015 Sheridan College men’s soccer roster. Nolan Grenfell, an outside defender from Corvallis, Montana, and Nathan Weyrich, a 6-foot-1 defender from Worland both committed to play for the Generals next season. Grenfell and Weyrich join a growing Sheridan roster that already includes… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs beat Natrona County, head to state semifinals

The Lady Broncs handily took down the Natrona County Fillies 44-32 in the 4A quarterfinal game. From the opening tip off, it was all Sheridan. The Lady Broncs took advantage of Natrona County’s poor shooting and grabbed a 9-0 run in the first quarter. Sheridan was pitching a shutout until the final second of the… Continue Reading

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