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Wrangler National Finals Rodeo starts Thursday

December 4, 2013

LAS VEGAS — The Thomas and Mack Center on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus has made a transition from a wood floor to a dirt arena to host the richest 10 days in the sport of rodeo. For the past 28 years, Las Vegas has played host to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Read More

Broncs postseason banquet displays benefits of football program

December 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Bronc football is about more than winning state championships. For the school with the most titles in state history (23) that may come as a surprise. Attend their postseason banquet, and the sentiment is easy to understand. The lineup of events is the same each year: Eat together, watch highlights, thank parents, Read More

Burman: Wyoming needs ‘culture of toughness’

LARAMIE (AP) — A day after firing head coach Dave Christensen, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman says the school’s football team needs to develop a “culture of toughness.” “(We want to) build a program that will have a reputation of being very physical, tough (so that) coming to War Memorial Stadium is a challenging Saturday Read More

Cowboys come on late to beat Black Hills State, 79-65

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming started slow but Larry Nance Jr. got them rolling to beat an inspired Division II Black Hills State 79-65 on Monday. Nance scored 16 points, including eight straight for the Cowboys down the stretch, and also had seven rebounds to lead a quintet of double-figure scorers. Josh Adams scored 15 Read More

SC teams roll into Region IX play after successful Lions Club Tournament

December 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College basketball teams completed a successful Lions Club Tournament Saturday, moving into conference play on the right foot. The Lady Generals, fresh off a 68-64 win over Eastern Wyoming College Friday, rolled Malmstrom AFB, 92-34, Saturday night and improved to 9-4. Erika Erickson (Shepherd, Mont.) led the way with 16 points, Phoebe Read More

Dave Christensen fired after 5 seasons with Cowboys

December 1, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) – Dave Christensen was fired as Wyoming’s football coach Sunday after the Cowboys lost five of their last six games this season. He coached Wyoming for five years, taking the Cowboys to two bowl games. Wyoming finished 5-7 after starting 4-2, ending the season with a 35-7 loss to Utah State on Saturday. Read More

Column: An apology letter to my family after the Packers ruined Thanksgiving

November 29, 2013

Preface: I’m very thankful for my family. There are a lot of us and we get along uncharacteristically well for such a large group of people. We aren’t perfect (most of us play soccer frequently), but things could be much worse. That said, the biannual family picture session yesterday was unnecessary, because I can take pictures of Read More

Lions Club: Lady Generals fight off EWC, 68-64

SHERIDAN — Freshman Katie Kuhn wasted no time after being hit with a hard intentional foul, coolly hitting two free throws to ice a 68-64 win over Eastern Wyoming College Friday night at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. Opening the 39th annual Thanksgiving Lions Club Tournament with a win, the Lady Generals (8-4) got one Read More

Hoops Feast: SC tops CNW, Lion’s Club tourney this weekend

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College basketball teams swept a doubleheader with Colorado Northwestern Wednesday night at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, beginning a busy weekend on the right foot. The Lady Generals overcame a three-point first-half deficit, building a comfortable lead early in the second half to earn the 66-55 win. The Lady Generals (7-4) were led Read More

Athletes giving back: Sheridan High School sports promoting community-driven athletes

November 27, 2013

y action is something the Broncs try to do year-round. Coach Don Julian implemented a culture of volunteering when he came to Sheridan in 2007. It started back when there were concerts held during rodeo week as players would help with set up, and they’ve since adopted things like set up and take down for Read More

Sheridan High School Rodeo scholarship fundraiser Sat.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County High School Rodeo team will host a 2013 NFR Party this Saturday as a fundraiser. The event will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a happy hour and Hors’ Devours and a silent auction followed by a live auction at 7:30 p.m. of the Top 15 NFR Qualifier Teams and at trip for Read More

Lady Generals soccer team grows through volunteering time at YMCA

SHERIDAN – The offseason for most collegiate sports programs includes workouts, training and film breakdown. The Sheridan College women’s soccer team still maintains those athletic benchmarks, but the Generals have also added in children’s books, graham crackers and dodge ball. Under the guidance of head coach Stefan Skillman, the soccer squad volunteered at the YMCA’s Read More

Busy holiday week for SC basketball

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College basketball teams will play a doubleheader tonight against Colorado Northwestern. The Lady Generals (6-4) play at 5 p.m., and the No. 21-ranked Generals (8-2) play at 7 p.m. The Generals busy holiday week continues Friday and Saturday in the annual Lion’s Club Tournament. Men’s games are at 7 p.m. both Read More

SC women drop 2 in Idaho; Generals split

November 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals dropped both games over the weekend, playing at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Friday, Sheridan fell to LCB 78-77. Samirah Dennis, Josie Three Irons and Sierra Toms each scored 13 points. The Lady Generals trailed 42-36 at the half. They outrebounded LCB 46-39, but LCB hit 11 3-pointers. Read More

Sheridan County All-State, All-Conference football 2013

SHERIDAN — Fourteen Sheridan County athletes made 2013 Wyoming Coaches Association All-State lists, which were announced late Saturday night. For Sheridan, Daniel Sessions was a unanimous selection at running back after his 1,111-yard, 16-touchdown season in the Broncs backfield, also catching three passes for scores this year. Nick Gill was selected at wide receiver and Read More

Woodward, Lewis each score 24 as Cowgirls beat Pepperdine

From Wyoming Athletics LARAMIE — Behind 24 points each from Fallon Lewis and Kayla Woodward, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (4-0 overall) earned a 20-point win, 84-64, over the Pepperdine Waves (2-3 overall) on Saturday night in Laramie. With the victory, head coach Joe Legerski earned his 200th career victory. Woodward and Lewis each finished Read More

SD RB Jordan Roberts goes over 100 yards in loss to N. Dak.

North Dakota State shuts out South Dakota 42-0 FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Sam Ojuri and John Crockett each gained more than 100 yards rushing and scored two TDs apiece as North Dakota State capped an unbeaten season with a 42-0 shutout of South Dakota on Saturday and a likely No. 1 seed in the FCS Read More

College football: Wyo. escapes shootout with Hawaii

Wyoming beats Hawaii 59-56 in overtime LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Despite gaining big chunks of yards on runs and passes and tossing multiple touchdowns in three separate quarters, Brett Smith doesn’t concern himself with the statistics he and his offense might be putting up during a game. “It doesn’t really register until people are talking Read More

Hoop Jam sign-ups open

November 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sign-ups are open for Sheridan’s biggest youth winter traveling basketball tournament. The Sheridan Recreation District encourages teams to sign up early for the Holiday Inn Winter Shootout, open to teams ages fifth-to eighth-grade. Teams are guaranteed three games. Stop by the SRD office to pick up forms, or call 674-6421 for more information.

Pickleball tournament set for Nov. 30

SHERIDAN — A pickleball tournament will be held Nov. 30 at the YMCA to benefit the Sheridan Community Tennis Association. The “Wear off the Turkey Pickleball Tournament” will be open to at least 32 players split between an “A” bracket and a “B” bracket. The “A” bracket begins at 8:30 that morning with 16 players on four different courts. They’ll play Read More

Generals to 8-1 with overrtime win

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals won in overtime, 88-86, Friday afternoon to open play at a tournament at the College of Southern Idaho. Playing in Twin Falls, Sheridan came back late, forced overtime and eventually iced the game with free throws from Fred Dure to defeat Treasure Valley. Dure finished with 24 points, five assists and six Read More

Elks Club Tennis Tourney Sheridan results

November 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan youth tennis players placed in the Elks Club Tennis Tournament held at the Elks Tennis Center and at MSU Billings Friday through Sunday. Instructor Lorna Brooks said there were eight contestants from Sheridan and a total of 49 in the tournament. Sheridan results: 14 & under singles – Quinton Suska, 13, Read More

Generals escape Billings with 67-64 win over Rocky JV

SHERIDAN — The No. 21-ranked Sheridan College Generals basketball team improved to 7-1 with a win Tuesday night at Rocky Mountain J.V. in Billings. Head coach Steve Smiley admitted it wasn’t their best game in a what turned out to be a narrow 67-64 win. Fred Dure had 11 points and Kaileb Rodriguez had eight rebounds. Sheridan College moves onto Read More

SHS basketball teams to hold Meet the Players Night Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School basketball teams began practice Monday and will kick off their season with a college-like event open to the public Monday night. The Broncs and Lady Broncs will host a “Meet the Players Night” Monday at 6 p.m., featuring slam dunk and 3-point contests as well as children’s free throw contest. The Read More

Wyoming defeats Jackson State 73-65

November 19, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Balanced scoring, solid rebounding and clutch free throw shooting enabled Wyoming to stave off pesky Jackson State 73-65 on Monday. Riley Grabau scored 16 points and Larry Nance Jr. had 15 to lead Wyoming (3-1), while Nathan Sobey and Josh Adams added 11 points each and Derek Cooke Jr. had a game-high Read More

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