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Rams expecting much improved Lovell team

October 30, 2014

BIG HORN — The road to a state championship repeat looks similar to the path that the Big Horn Rams took during last year’s trip to Laramie. The Rams have to get past Lovell if they want to continue their season. The undefeated Big Horns Rams will open the 2014 2A playoffs with a battle Read More

Broncs ready to battle:Coin toss puts SHS in No. 4-seed; Broncs face Cheyenne Central Friday

SHERIDAN — The initial disappointment from Saturday’s coin flip didn’t linger very long for the Sheridan Broncs. After finishing in a three-way tie with Gillette and Cheyenne East, Don Julian’s Broncs were on the wrong end of a coin-toss tiebreaker, bumping them to the 4-seed in the 4A playoffs and forcing a rematch with Cheyenne Read More

Eighth-graders finish atop conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs eighth-grade football team finished an outstanding season with a 40-28 victory over Buffalo to cap off an 8-1 season. Parker Christensen finished his junior high football career on a high note, rushing for more than 200 yards and finding the end zone three times. In addition, quarterback Cody Stults connected Read More

Column: Young Generals team will face steep curve

October 29, 2014

Mike Pruden is the sports editor at The Sheridan Press. We’re a game away — hopefully a Royals win — from being done with baseball until pitchers and catchers report in, like, two weeks. The NFL is heading into the back half of the schedule; and we’re only three months from hearing coaches moan and Read More

2 Sheridan County athletes earn All-State honors

October 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — Hundreds of runners took to the trails Saturday for the state cross-country meet held at the Sheridan VA Medical Center. Sheridan County runners fared well in the event, earning several top-10 finishes. In 2A, Tongue River’s Courtney Jolovich earned an eighth-place finish and All-State honors with her time of 21 minutes, 45.07 seconds. Read More

High school football playoff matchups set after coin toss

SHERIDAN — All three Sheridan County high school football teams are in the playoffs, and, although it took the Sheridan Broncs an extra day, the matchups are set for the opening round. After Cheyenne East beat Gillette Friday, there was a three-team tie for second place in the 4A bracket. This meant that East, Gillette Read More

Generals eager to take on conference opponents

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team finished off its preseason preparation with a scrimmage against Black Hills State University Saturday, and coach Matt Hammer says his team is ready to start playing in some real games. After the Generals opened their preseason schedule with a home game against Medicine Hat College on Oct. Read More

SC volleyball tops Central Wyoming College

SHERIDAN — If the season trend means anything, the Sheridan College volleyball team should be on their way to finishing out the regular season on a high note. The Lady Generals have been consistent at being inconsistent over the last month, going 6-6 since their Sept. 29 win over McCook Community College. Sheridan followed up Read More

Lady Rams fall to Wright in five sets

BIG HORN — No. 1-ranked Wright topped the No. 2-ranked Lady Rams volleyball team Saturday in five sets (19-25, 25-14, 13-25, 25-22, 15-11). “We knew it was going to be a battle going in,” Lady Rams coach Leigh McLaughlin said, adding that Big Horn faced Wright twice already this season and lost both times. “We Read More

Tongue River earns spot in playoffs

October 24, 2014

DAYTON — With a little help from Lingle-Ft. Laramie, the Tongue River Eagles are headed to the playoffs for the first time in John Scott’s tenure as head coach. By halftime of Tongue River’s matchup with Pine Bluffs Friday, third-ranked Lingle-Ft. Laramie had beaten Moorcroft 55-0, meaning all the Eagles needed to do was get Read More

Broncs slam Cheyenne South

SHERIDAN — Two, three or four. Those are the three spots the Sheridan Broncs could land in the 4A seeding headed into next week’s playoffs. It all comes down to the flip of a coin. The Broncs did everything they could last night by taking down Cheyenne South in another blowout victory, 52-13. After allowing Read More

Big Horn Rams secure conference championship

BIG HORN — It was a 66-yard touchdown pass to Christian Mayer. That was the big play that separated the Big Horn Rams from the Wheatland Bulldogs last night. Coach Mike McGuire said Tuesday that his team’s ability to make the big play was the reason they were undefeated through their first seven games, and Read More

Local volleyball results Oct. 24, 2014

Tongue River wins in three over Moorcroft DAYTON — The Tongue River High School girls volleyball team won three straight sets against Moorcroft High School at Moorcroft Friday night. The scores were 25-13, 25-11 and 25-20. Coach Michelle Nielsen said she had five girls who stood out — Sarah Bacon with six digs, Mattie Boll Read More

Weekend Sports Outlook Oct. 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

Weekend Sports Outlook Friday High school football Tongue River vs Pine Bluffs, 2 p.m. Big Horn vs Wheatland (Senior Night), 6 p.m. Sheridan at Cheyenne South, 6 p.m. NSI at Midwest High school volleyball Tongue River at Moorcroft, 3 p.m. Big Horn at Sundance, 4 p.m. Sheridan at Gillette, 4 p.m. Arvada-Clearmont at Kaycee, 5 Read More

Going for goals: Rams to tackle Wheatland

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams can cross two goals off of their preseason list with a win over No. 3 Wheatland Friday. The top-ranked team in 2A has yet to lose a game this season, and a win tomorrow would make them the only undefeated team in the class headed into the playoffs. Read More

Eagles find their stride in hopes for a playoff game

SHERIDAN — It’s been six seasons since the Tongue River Eagles have attended the Wyoming high school football playoffs, but a move to 1A this season has helped the Eagles find their stride. A win against winless Pine Bluffs Friday puts John Scott’s Eagles in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot. Provided Moorcroft and Read More

Broncs final regular season game to kick-off in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — On paper, Friday’s battle between Sheridan (6-2) and Cheyenne South (2-6) is pretty lopsided in favor of the Broncs, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a throwaway game for the third-ranked team in class 4A. The Broncs average twice as many points a game than their week 8 opponent, a staggering 40 per Read More

4 TR runners earn All-Conference honors

October 22, 2014

DAYTON — Four members of the Tongue River High School cross-country team were named All-Conference last weekend for their performances at the conference meet in Hulett. The four athletes honored were Ian Ostler, Chelsea Adams, Courtney Jolovich and Heidi Henderson.

COLUMN: NBA regular season arrives at last

We’re less than a week away from the start of the NBA regular season. Finally. It seems like it’s been an eternity since Lance Stephenson was whispering sweet nothings into Lebron James’s ear. James was still with the Miami Heat when that happened, and Stephenson was with Indiana. Now, the King has returned to Cleveland; Read More

Week 8 prep football rankings

Wyopreps.com Coaches and Media Week 8 Football Rankings Top-5, first place votes in parentheses 4APtsLast Week 1. Natrona (18)  270  1 2. Gillette 213   2 3. Sheridan   156   3 4. Cheyenne East   117  4 5. Cheyenne Central   54NR 3A 1. Douglas (17)   279   2 2. Cody (2)   Read More

Bleidner cards hole-in-one

SHERIDAN — Todd Bleidner, head golf professional at the Powder Horn, carded a hole-in-one at his home course Tuesday. Bleidner dropped in a 7-iron from 162-yards out on the par-3 sixth hole on the Stag course.

Dmitriyeva takes her fight to the MMA cage

October 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — Her goal is simple: “go pro and go as far as I can.” There isn’t much to the “about” section of the Nekah Dmitriyeva Facebook page. It says who she is, an MMA fighter at Slap Happy MMA; where she’s from, Sheridan; who she trains with, Paul Valdez; and that simple goal. It’s Read More

SC soccer ends season at Trinidad

October 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — The long soccer season came to an end for both the Sheridan College men’s and women’s soccer teams Saturday. Both teams suffered defeats at Trinidad College. In a game that featured four knee injuries and two concussions, the men were forced to play through adversity but lost 0-4 to the Trojans. The Generals Read More

Rams handle Newcastle challenge

BIG HORN — The Rams continued their unbeaten streak by topping Newcastle 49-14 Friday night. No. 3- ranked Newcastle was supposed to be the team’s biggest challenge to date, and coach Mike McGuire said while the score may not show it, they were. “They were a big, physical football team that did a lot of Read More

Lady Rams top Moorcroft

BIG HORN — The Lady Rams volleyball team put Moorcroft away with few problems Saturday. The Big Horn team won 25-9, 25-12 and 25-9 to come out with the victory. “We just played well and everybody got a lot of playing time,” coach Leigh McLaughlin said, adding that the girls played “good team volleyball.” McLaughlin Read More

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