Sports

Generals squeak by rival Casper in overtime, 93-91

January 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — Despite trailing for most of the second half, Sheridan College took down Casper College in overtime Saturday night as they took a good step back into Region IX action. Bennie Lufile’s late heroics, combined with a big second half from Fred Dure pushed the Generals to a 93-91 overtime win in a game Read More

Border Wars: Billings schools stiff test for Bronc grapplers

SHERIDAN — After a dominating performance in a dual win over Riverton Friday night, the Broncs wrestling team earned one of three dual wins at their first host tournament, the Border Wars, Saturday. Sheridan took a narrow victory over Billings West to start the day, but Billings Skyview and Senior won by large margins over Read More

Eagles top Riverside

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River boys basketball team came out of the break with a 45-33 win Saturday at Riverside. Leading 23-18 at halftime, the Eagles outscored Riverside 22-15 to get their second win of the season. The Tongue River girls won 56-18, improving to 7-2 and to the top of 2A Northeast conference standings. Read More

Woodward hits 1,000 points in third season with Wyo.

From Wyoming Athletics LARAMIE — Junior Kayla Woodward recorded a season high 26 points leading the Cowgirl basketball team to a 72-64 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack, on Saturday afternoon, in Laramie. Woodward also reached 1,000 points for her career and currently sits in 19th place with 1,015. Wyoming is 10-2 overall on the season and Read More

Sheridan wrestlers stomp Riverton; Border Wars Saturday

January 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan wrestlers flew out of their holiday break, winning all but three matches in a 56-18 dual win over Riverton Friday night at Sheridan High School. Clayne Standish, Hayden Hastings, Wyatt Avery, Adam Barber and Dane Chambers all earned pins as the Broncs made quick work of the Wolverines, showing little rust after a Read More

SC basketball teams cap non-conference schedule, host Casper Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals beat Malmstrom Air Force Base Thursday night, with the Lady Generals improving to 10-6 and the Generals improving to 13-3. The Lady Generals won 113-31, blowing out Malmstrom for the second time this season. “I think it was good to get a game under us before we play Casper Read More

Sheridan plays host to Winter Classic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice played home to the 2014 Wyoming Winter Classic Wednesday, a match between the Yellowstone Quake and the Gillette Wild. The National Hockey League has hosted its Winter Classic, an outdoor hockey game on New Year’s Day, since 2008 and this local version of the event brought the tradition of hockey fun Read More

Bronc grapplers end break looking to continue fast start

January 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sheridan wrestlers begin their biggest home schedule in years Friday night. With two-straight days of action at SHS, the wrestlers re-take the mat after a fast start to the season despite the a young team under second-year head coach Tyson Shatto. The former University of Wyoming wrestler took over the Broncs team last year, becoming Read More

Washington leads Wyoming over Western State 69-52

LARAMIE (AP) — On a day when Wyoming’s starting guards struggled from long range, Trey Washington III stepped up and delivered. The 5-foot-11 freshman sank 5 of 8 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 24 points to lead Wyoming over Western State 69-52 on Wednesday. Washington was 8 of 11 from the floor and Read More

SC hoops camps Sunday; teams resume Thursday

December 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — There are still openings for the annual Sheridan College holiday basketball camps, scheduled for Sunday. Campers can register up to 15 minutes before the Lady Generals camp, which starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. The entire Lady Generals team will direct the camp along with head coach Frank McCarthy. Each Read More

Sheridan roller derby organizers in early stages

SHERIDAN — Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” If you ask Paula Crosley, she would say he was probably talking about roller derby. Pretty soon women of the Sheridan County area will be able to take to the track for fun, exercise, camaraderie and maybe a Read More

Timeline: 2013 Sports Year in Review

December 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Here are some of the highlights, listed chronologically, in another busy year for Sheridan County sports. January Jan. 26: Bronc senior guard Anthony Newlon hit a game winning 3-pointer to beat Cheyenne Central at home. February Feb. 16: Cody Delk and Tory Music won 4A East regional wrestling championships, going on to finish Read More

State champions, new teams, rodeo attendance top year in sports

SHERIDAN — Local sports featured multiple state champions in 2013, yet another big year for the already-successful Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo and plenty more. Here’s a look at some of the year’s top sports stories in Sheridan County.   Undefeated victors The Tongue River Lady Eagles completed a 28-0 season, defeating Thermopolis in the 2A state championship game Read More

Wyoming’s Brett Smith announces he’ll forego senior season for NFL Draft

(AP) — Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith is leaving college football early to enter the NFL draft. Smith threw for 3,375 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Cowboys this season. The university said in a press release that Smith informed athletic director Tom Burman of his decision Friday. Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl and incoming Wyoming offensive Read More

Busy year for Big Horn senior Connor McCafferty

December 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Our favorite athletes aren’t much for words. Loquacious descriptive statements — or even words like loquacious — don’t really fit guys like Connor McCafferty. He is workman-like. Efficient. Fundamental. Mostly his play succinctly speaks for itself. The Big Horn senior student-athlete quietly went about his business on the football field, baseball diamond and Read More

Sheridan Ice to host Wyoming Winter Classic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice will play host to the Wyoming Winter Classic 2014 on Wednesday. The Yellowstone Quake will face the Gillette Wild at 4 p.m. This game is a local follow-up to the nationally televised National Hockey League Winter Classic, which is an annual regular season hockey game played outdoors on or around New Read More

Column: Reviewing the Sheridan Press 2013 sports year in review

December 26, 2013

Sports media outlets all over the country will put out their year in reviews in different forms over the next few weeks. Depending on how early they wanted to go on vacation, you might have seen it already. Ours will run in Monday’s Press. In the process of compiling our 2013 edition, I had a Read More

Bronc wrestlers fifth in Worland

December 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan finished fifth and three wrestlers reached all-star matches at the Battle of the Big Horns Saturday in Worland. Winning four of its six of its eight duals, only falling to eventual gold bracket winner Powell and then fourth-place Worland, the Broncs had a good final weekend before break in the competitive tournament Read More

Sheridan basketball hot into break after Flaming Gorge

Broncs 78, Roosevelt Utah 71 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs (6-1) avoided the effects of a close Friday night win, capping the Flaming Gorge Classic with a 78-71 win over Roosevelt, Utah, Saturday. After dropping 27 Friday night, Reed Ritterbusch scored 26 in the Saturday win. Dylan Daniels scored 17 and Cody Williams added 11. Head Read More

SJHS District Wrestling results

Sheridan Junior High Wrestlers at Districts in Buffalo, Saturday A Division Weight Name Place Record 72 Carter Wells 2 1-1 78 Ethan Myers 2 1-1 84 Garrett Avery 2 1-1 90 Gavin Collier 1 2-0 102 Steen Avery 1 2-0 108 Chance Quarterman 2 1-1 114 Trevon Covolo 1 2-0 120 Tymer Goss 1 2-0 Read More

Bronc swimmers second in Cody

SHERIDAN — Bronc swimmers were second out of three teams in Cody Friday, finishing ahead of Cody but behind Lander. Caleb Stacey won the 100-yard backstroke (1:26.99), Presley Felker was second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:15.16) and Jakob Eckard was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04:71). Sheridan’s 200-yyard freestyle relay team took second, made up Read More

BH, TR basketball squads enter break

Lady Eagles finish calendar year with strong Saturday SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Lady Eagles enter the break 6-2 after two bounce back road wins Saturday. Despite falling Friday night due to a slow start in the first quarter, Saturday the Lady Eagles beat Big Piney, 46-29, and then Wyoming Indian, 63-59. Trailing 44-31 at Read More

Wyoming ends skid with win over N. Colorado, 72-59

LARAMIE (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 29 points and Wyoming shot 69 percent — its best shooting performance in 10 years — to rally past Northern Colorado 72-59 on Sunday. Nance was 11 of 14 shooting and also grabbed 13 rebounds as the Cowboys, who trailed by 12 late in the first half but Read More

Broncs, Lady Broncs roll Rock Springs

December 20, 2013

Lady Broncs 71, Rock Springs 42 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs opened up another big lead and never looked back, beating Rock Springs on their home floor, 71-42, in their second game of the Flaming Gorge Classic. Up by 11 at half and 22 going into the fourth, the result of the game was a foregone conclusion and everyone Read More

Lady Rams get good win at Wyoming Indian

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Lady Rams (2-5) beat Wyoming Indian 56-54 at Wyoming Indian Friday night to start the Front Range Classic. Head coach Mike Daley said that it was a good win in a tough place to play for a young team. “We had our hands full,” he said. “I was very proud of Read More

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