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Column: The Dunk Contest isn’t dead

February 11, 2015

Vince Carter between-the-legs. Michael Jordan from the free-throw line. Dee Brown with the arm over the eyes. All iconic dunk contest dunks, none in the last 15 years. Is the NBA Slam Dunk Contest dead? When Carter caught a bounce pass from Tracy McGrady, passed the ball between his legs, and threw it through the Read More

Hawks earn two wins in Gillette

February 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team made the trip to Gillette over the weekend and came home with two big wins. On Saturday, Sheridan outshot the Gillette Wild 51 to 20, and five Hawks scored six goals in a 6-1 defeat of the Wild. Jess Edens scored two goals and Trapper Morey, Read More

SHS swimmers put in solid individual performances

February 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Bronc swim team may have finished in eighth place out of 16 teams at the boys and girls swim and dive invitational in Gillette, but some of the swimmers finished with impressive individual performances. Sheridan’s Jacob Eckard took third in the 100-yard butterfly event and Oscar Patten took fourth in the Read More

Lady Eagles top Moorcroft

DAYTON — The Tongue River Lady Eagles (13-5) took a giant leap forward toward the 2A Northeast Championship after a 67-23 victory against the winless Moorcroft Lady Wolves (0-17). With three conference games remaining in the season, the Lady Eagles need two more wins to seal the top spot in the conference. One of those Read More

Tongue River boys fall to Moorcroft Wolves

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles (5-14) wrapped up the weekend with a tough 54-51 loss to the Moorcroft Wolves (6-12). Tongue River basketball team previously beat the Wolves in a 81-71 shootout on Jan. 23. The Eagles went into the weekend with a 3-0 conference record and as contenders to win the 2A Northeast Read More

Three SHS grapplers take individual titles at Ron Thon Memorial Invite

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Wrestling passed their first major test with flying colors. In the tournament which is widely regarded as the toughest in the state, the Broncs walked away from the Ron Thon Memorial Invite in Riverton with 142 team points — good enough for a fourth-place finish behind Gillette, Powell and Green River. The Read More

SC men lose 112-82 to Northwest Trappers

SHERIDAN — With three minutes to go on Saturday night, the Northwest College men’s basketball team pulled down their 20th offensive rebound, and Sheridan College head coach Matt Hammer, frustrated, looked to his bench. The Generals were down by 30, and Hammer was running out of options. Pablo Rivas had fouled out at the nine-minute Read More

Big Horn boys destroy Wright Panthers 75-55

BIG HORN — If there was any weakness in Big Horn’s game, the Wright Panthers certainly couldn’t find it. Defense, offense, rebounds, turnovers — the Rams (11-9) outplayed the Panthers (4-13) in nearly every category Saturday night in a 75-55 pummeling. The Rams began the contest with an 11-3 run. Senior Corey Sturza was stellar Read More

Big Horn girls fall to Wright Lady Panthers 64-56 in overtime

BIG HORN— Other than a few mistakes here and there, the Big Horn Lady Rams (13-5) basketball team couldn’t have played any better. They rebounded well, they shot efficiently and they played solid defense. But even when all the pieces come together, sometimes everything falls apart. This was the case in the Lady Rams 64-56 Read More

SC: Hammer earns full-time head coaching spot

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College interim men’s basketball coach Matt Hammer has been promoted to full-time head coach, college officials announced Monday. Hammer, who became the interim coach in August, has the Generals at 16-10 this season. “After an extensive, nationwide search, we are excited to announce that coach Hammer is the right person to lead Read More

Lady Generals cruise past Northwest 81-57

SHERIDAN — With the second win of the weekend Saturday, the Sheridan College women’s basketball team is right back in the thick of things in Region IX North. After taking down current two-seed Central Wyoming in a barn burner on Friday night, the Lady Generals took care of business again Saturday when they rolled over Read More

Sheridan swimmers dominate at last home meet of season

February 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys swimming team topped Worland, Riverton and Cody in dual meets Friday in Sheridan. Coach Brent Moore said his team had a great meet. “It’s nice for our last home meet to be a win and an even better 200-freestyle relay,” Moore said. “These boys blew away the record Read More

Rams claim victory over Tongue River

BIG HORN — In a game between the two top teams in the conference, a second-half collapse by the Tongue River Eagles (5-13) gave the Big Horn Rams (10-9) a 62-49 victory over their cross-county rivals. Tongue River, a team that is already suffering from its fair share of injuries, was down an extra man Read More

Lady Broncs top Gillette in OT

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan led the Sheridan Lady Broncs basketball team to an overtime victory, 64-62, over rival Gillette on Friday night. Ryan contributed 29 points to the team total. “She really dominated on both ends of the court,” coach Jessica Pickett said of Ryan’s performance. “She was playing great defense and contributed 29 points. Read More

Squeezing out a win with seconds on the clock: Tongue River girls beat Big Horn 39-37

BIG HORN — It could’ve gone either way, but it must have been the Lady Eagle’s night. The Tongue River Lady Eagles (12-5) just edged out county rival Big Horn (13-6), 39-37. The win puts head coach Dianne Moser and the Tongue River Lady Eagles one step closer to another 2A Northeast Conference championship. Whether Read More

Can the Generals contain one of the nation’s best players?

February 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan College assistant coach Tom Parks cuts and edits film Thursday afternoon, adding finishing touches to the weekend’s scouting report, the video clips begin to look eerily similar. “I think I could make this kid’s highlight tape for him,” Parks said, only half joking. He’s cutting together clips of the Northwest College Read More

Woodward named Academic All-District VII

LARAMIE — For the first time in her career, senior Kayla Woodward was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District VII First Team. In being named to the First Team, she now moves on to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, which will be chosen on Feb. 26. Woodward is a two-time Academic All-Mountain Read More

SC inks 2015 volleyball recruit

February 5, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College volleyball coach Jennifer Stadler continued bolstering her roster for the upcoming season by signing Jace Kleffner on Wednesday. Kleffner, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter from Lakewood, Colorado, is the third player to ink a letter of intent with Sheridan College for the 2015 class, joining a volleyball program hoping to build off Read More

Column: Signing day spectacle

February 4, 2015

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. Imagine you’re 18 years old, maybe even 17. You spend your days wandering the hallways of your local high school, hit the weight room for an hour or so after school — spring break is right around the corner — and then head home to lounge on Read More

Composed Lady Eagles win 55-46 over Wright

February 2, 2015

DAYTON — At first glance, the Tongue River Lady Eagles (11-5) could be the most unassuming team in the state. They aren’t flashy — no one player stands out. They run a disciplined and organized offense, with an equally efficient zone defense. It was that discipline and efficiency that gave the team a solid 55-46 Read More

Eagles hold off Wright, remain at top of conference

DAYTON — Bodies hit the court almost as often as the ball did Saturday at Tongue River High School. In a tight, physical 73-70 overtime win against 2A Northeast Conference opponent Wright, the Tongue River Eagles basketball team left everything it had, and then some, on the court. The result: the top spot in the Read More

SC hoopers lose three of four games on the road

SHERIDAN — After getting off to a solid start on Friday, it was a rough weekend for the Sheridan College basketball teams. The Lady Generals took down Western Wyoming 93-83 to kickoff the weekend Friday, a game that Sheridan controlled pretty much the whole way. But the tide quickly turned when the Sheridan College men Read More

Sheridan track takes three first-place finishes in Nebraska

SHERIDAN — Sheridan, Big Horn and Tongue River sent their indoor track teams to Chadron, Nebraska, over the weekend to compete in the Chadron State College Winter Classic High School Open. It was another successful meet for Sheridan High School. The Broncs were led by Matt Scarlett, and once again it was Peyton Bomar setting Read More

SHS wrestlers win, tie against regional competition

SHERIDAN — Broncs head wrestling coach Tyson Shatto called it a successful weekend of duels after beating Cheyenne Central 45-22 and tying with Cheyenne East 33-33 on Saturday. Aside from the duel wins, Shatto said it was good to see regional competition after matching up with Laramie and Cheyenne South the night before. “It gives Read More

SHS basketball splits with East

Lady Broncs keep rolling, take down East 71-67 SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs took care of business against the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds on Saturday with a tight 71-67 win. “This was a great weekend,” head coach Jessica Pickett said. “I am so proud of how this team has performed.” The Lady Broncs were fighting from Read More

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