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Sheridan College rodeo teams hold first practice inside AgriPark

November 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — Marc Gilkerson was one happy rodeo coach on Friday. Sheridan College’s head rodeo coach watched as the SC women’s and men’s rodeo teams practiced for the first time inside the college’s AgriPark, escaping the cold air. “I’m excited. It’s kind of hard to believe it’s here,” said Gilkerson, in his seventh year helming Read More

Toms leads trio of Generals moving on to NCAA

November 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — Current Sheridan College women’s basketball player and All-American candidate Sierra Toms will be moving on to the NCAA level for the 2015-2016 season. Toms, a 6-foot-1 forward from Gillette, has signed a letter of intent to play her remaining two seasons of collegiate basketball for head coach Mark Nore at Black Hills State Read More

Prepping for a repeat; Big Horn prepares for State Championship rematch with Mountain View

BIG HORN — It’s a familiar setting: the Big Horn Rams against the Mountain View Buffaloes at War Memorial Stadium. It’s a 2A State Championship rematch of a game that heavily favored the Rams a year ago. Last year’s State Championship opened with a 10-minute Mountain View drive that resulted in six points. The Buffaloes Read More

11 high school volleyball players named All-Conference

SHERIDAN — The Arvada-Clearmont, Big Horn, Tongue River and Sheridan High School volleyball teams added to their season success today. Eleven Sheridan County student-athletes were named to the All-Conference teams, and three of them were also awarded All-State honors. Hannah Rockafellow and Kaylee Stidham received Northeast All-Conference recognition for their preformances with the Arvada-Clearmont volleyball Read More

Turkey Hoop Shoot scheduled for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation Turkey Hoop Shoot will be held Monday at Sheridan Junior High School. The basketball competition is for anyone ages 8-10 and 11-13. Teams will be made up of mother-son or father-daughter combinations, but exceptions can be made. The event begins at 7 p.m., and registrations are made at the event. Read More

Column: A stupid, awesome love of sports

November 12, 2014

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. Jason Gay, sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote an interesting — and funny, as most of his columns are — piece about Americans watching too much football, and it got me thinking. Why do we love sports so much? There probably isn’t a definitive reason Read More

Stream state title games online

SHERIDAN — After 11 exciting weeks of high school football, the season will be culminating this weekend with five state championship games, beginning with the six-man championship Friday at noon. The 3A championship will follow at 3 p.m., and the 2A, 1A and 4A championships will be played Saturday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and Read More

Building a dream: Mayer works toward post-high school career; but first another state title

November 11, 2014

BIG HORN — Maybe it’s the lack of superstars that call the state home, maybe it’s because it’s the least populated state in the United States. Whatever it is, Wyoming isn’t typically known to be a hotbed of athletic talent. Sure, Greybull native Brett Keisel and his beard are terrorizing NFL offenses with the Pittsburgh Read More

Generals scoring streak not enough to defeat Snow College

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals continued their high-scoring output at the Snow Tournament in Utah over the weekend, but they weren’t able to keep Snow College from doing the same in a 96-89 loss. After scoring at least 89 points in each of their first three wins to open the season, including 117 in Read More

Despite disappointing finish, Lady Rams coach proud of volleyball team’s efforts

SHERIDAN — It was the third straight season where the Big Horn Rams volleyball team fell just short in the state championship, but head coach Leigh McLaughlin doesn’t want the final match to signify what kind of success her team had this season. “I’m just heartbroken for these girls,” McLaughlin said. “It’s definitely tough losing Read More

SHS, BH wrap up seasons at state

November 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both the Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School girls volleyball teams ended their seasons with a loss in the state tournament over the weekend. The SHS Lady Broncs began the tournament Thursday with a win over Green River, but on Friday fell to Cheyenne East, the team that ended up winning Read More

Lady Generals bring home 2 wins, 1 loss

SHERIDAN — Lady Generals’ assistant coach Ryan Davis was pleased with the way his team played over the weekend, despite coming home with the team’s first loss of the season. Sheridan College traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for three games and left with two wins and a loss. The Lady Generals opened up their weekend Read More

SC athletes earn honors

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Jill Espeland was named North Region IX Libero of the Year this weekend as the Lady Generals finished their season at the regional tournament. Despite losses to Central Wyoming College and Casper College at the regional tournament, the Lady Generals finished the season 20-13, their second straight 20-win season. Sheridan finished Read More

Broncs lose 27-0 in semifinal rematch with Natrona

November 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was déjà vu for the Sheridan Broncs Saturday as they traveled to Natrona for their second matchup of the year, this time in the semifinals of the 4A playoffs. In the regular season battle between the Broncs and the Mustangs, a Sheridan interception on the opening drive gave Natrona good field position Read More

Rams escape Wheatland comeback to earn trip back to State Championship

BIG HORN — One minute and 20 seconds. That’s how long the Wheatland Bulldogs had the lead before the Big Horn Rams scored what would be the winning touchdown Saturday afternoon in what was their closest contest of the season. With that score, the Rams are headed back to Laramie for a chance to repeat Read More

State volleyball captures cheers, tears of competition

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School volleyball teams entered the state tournament in Casper at top seed. Both had big wins in their first games of the tourney — the Lady Broncs taking down the Green River Wolves in three sets, and the Lady Rams pounding the Wind River Cougars in Read More

Rams hope to break through Wheatland defense in semifinals

BIG HORN — Not only does a Saturday game mean an extra day of practice for the Big Horn Rams, but when head coach Mike McGuire looked at the weather forecast, he liked what he saw on Saturday much better. The Rams are facing a rematch with the toughest opponent they’ve played all season, the Read More

BH, SHS teams make it through first round at state

SHERIDAN — Top-seeds Big Horn High School and Sheridan High School had no problem getting through their first round matches in their respective brackets at the volleyball state tournament Thursday. Big Horn, which was awarded the top seed in the East after winning its third straight regional title, easily took down Wind River in the Read More

Sheridan Swim Team to host ‘Salute to Veterans’ meet

SHERIDAN — This weekend the Sheridan Swim Team will host a “Salute to Veterans” swim meet at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Building pool. The meet will take place Saturday and Sunday and will feature 45 Sheridan swimmers. The swim team will also be fundraising for the daughter of a swim-team family who was Read More

SC volleyball team ends season in first round of Region IX tournament

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team wasn’t able to take down Central Wyoming College the way they did just two weeks ago, making it a short run at the Region IX tournament in Casper. The Lady Generals needed comeback wins in the third and fourth sets to force a fifth set in a September Read More

Coach: Sheridan vs. Natrona game comes down to who wants it worse

November 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — The matchup is finally here: Sheridan versus Natrona, part two. Although Don Julian and his staff would have liked this matchup to take place a week later, this is how the dice fell, or, in this case, how the coin was flipped. But there’s no time to worry about when or why this Read More

SHS, BH volleyball teams kick off state tournament today

SHERIDAN — At this point in the season, just days before the state championship game, teams often work on fine tuning the skills that got them into the post-season tournament. In volleyball that means players are working on things like passing, digs and serves. But beyond the physical aspect of the game, coaches must also Read More

Column: Aging fighters have nothing on Hopkins

Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg@ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg. It’s usually not a pretty sight when aging athletes still think they can do the things they once did in their youth. For some of a certain age Willie Mays comes to mind, stumbling around in the Read More

Column: Basketball talk

November 5, 2014

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. Every so often I find myself strolling over to the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome and taking a seat in women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy’s office. The conversation usually opens with McCarthy asking me what time the Broncs play Friday or any other happenings in the busy world Read More

Generals defeat Laramie under Golden Dome

SHERIDAN — Things got off to a slow start for the Sheridan College Generals last night, but a second-half dunk fest opened things up on their way to a 91-73 victory. Laramie County Community College came into the Golden Dome last night with a unique defense that took some adjusting by the Generals early on. Read More

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