Sports

Column: Legacy of ‘Friday Night Lights’

October 8, 2014

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. I’ve broken my fair share of bones in my sports career: my leg in two places, my nose, I’ve got a screw in my foot. But the worst injury I’ve ever experienced didn’t even happen to me. When coach Gary Gaines kept Boobie Miles in the game Read More

Week 6 Prep football rankings Oct. 08, 2014

Wyopreps.com  coaches and media Week 6 football rankings Top-5, first place votes  in parentheses 4A            Pts  Last Week 1. Natrona (16)240 1 2. Gillette   186  3 3. Sheridan 147  2 4. Cheyenne East   994 5. Kelly Walsh   21   5 3A 1. Riverton (10)   192   Read More

Special Olympics Wyoming Fall Tournament begins today in Casper

SHERIDAN — About 600 athletes, 45 from the Sheridan area, will compete in the annual Special Olympics Wyoming Fall Tournament beginning today in Casper. Special Olympics Wyoming provides a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In Wyoming, more than 1,300 athletes take part in the program Read More

SC men’s soccer team lose to Westminster College 0-1

October 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team lost a tough battle against Westminster College JV Saturday, 0-1. After a big 3-0 victory over Salt Lake City Community College on Friday, the Generals weren’t able to find the net on Saturday, but coach Jeff Hallenbeck says it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. It Read More

Sheridan College names three ladies basketball captains

SHERIDAN — It’s said that leaders are born and not made, but for the Sheridan College women’s basketball program, three have been thrust into that role this past week. Tiana Hanson, Katie Kuhn and Sierra Toms, all sophomores, were voted by their teammates as the captains for the 2014-15 season. Defining what it is to Read More

SC rodeo teams score big in Lamar

SHERIDAN — It was a high-scoring weekend of college rodeo, and the Generals were right in the mix. The Sheridan College Rodeo team traveled to Lamar, Colorado, over the weekend and added some solid scores to their season total. Tioni Erickson was the only scorer from the women’s team, but she did her best to Read More

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

October 6, 2014

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was Read More

Allen leads UW golf to fourth-place finish

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming’s Kamrin Allen carded his second top-10 finish of the season over the weekend to lead the Cowboys to a fourth-place finish at the Cowboy Southern Dunes Invitational. Allen, who finished tied for ninth in a tournament in early September, seems to be finding his stroke, shooting a 217 (+1) for Read More

Sheridan cross-country teams take 4th

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country team got another good look at some of the state’s top runners this weekend when they traveled to Gillette for the Wayne Chaney Cross Country Invitational. For the second week in a row, the Broncs ran against Gillette, Natrona and Kelly Walsh, all of which Sheridan coach Art Read More

2 BH runners compete in Wright

BIG HORN — The Big Horn cross-country team sent two young runners to Wright over the weekend to compete in the Brittany Rentas Invitational at Hay Creek Golf Club. With only two runners racing, the Rams weren’t able to post a team score, but the two racers were able to gain some good experience heading Read More

Lady Broncs swimming, diving dominate in the pool — again

SHERIDAN — Once again, the Lady Broncs swimming and diving team dominated in the pool over the weekend. Sheridan traveled to Douglas for a meet with five other schools and won by a landslide. The Lady Broncs won 10 of the 12 events to score 379 points, beating out Douglas’ 231 and Lady Outlaw Swim/Dive’s Read More

BHMS vball teams cap off regular season with wins

BIG HORN — It was a busy weekend for the Big Horn Middle School volleyball teams, but it was a successful one to cap off the regular season. The eighth-grade Lady Rams hosted Arvada/Clearmont Thursday, and, despite dropping the first set, they bounced back to win the next two, 25-18, 25-12, to win the match. Read More

SJHS football teams win two tough games over Twin Spruce

SHERIDAN — Despite the nasty weather, the Sheridan seventh-grade football team won two tough-nosed games last Thursday as Twin Spruce came to Sheridan Junior High School. Garrett Coon and Ryan Sessions led the charge for the Blue team on their way to a 26-12 victory over the Warriors. Coon scored two rushing touchdowns from 20- Read More

Broncs lose 37-42 to Camels

October 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs made it through 20 quarters of football without a turnover. They had two on Friday that proved to be costly in their 37-42 loss to Gillette. After Sheridan jumped on the Camels early, they had a chance to stretch the lead even further, but a fumble on a punt return Read More

Rams dominate under first Friday night lights

BIG HORN— Homecoming King Christian Mayer had four of the six touchdowns in Big Horn’s win over Thermopolis last night, and when asked if there was anything he couldn’t do, he said, “call Peter on punts and get my guys out of the way.” Mayer was talking about a fumble on a punt return after Read More

Local Sports Briefs Oct. 4, 2014

Sheridan College soccer shuts out Salt Lake City Community College The Sheridan College men’s soccer team celebrated its second victory of the season Friday with a 3-0 win over Salt Lake City Community College in Salt Lake. “It was a good team effort played by the entire team,” head coach Jeff Hallenbeck said. The first Read More

Lady Broncs, fans battle through Gillette matchup

October 3, 2014

SHERIDAN — The energy in the gym at Sheridan High School last night was in favor of the home-team Broncs, but the score was not. The Sheridan volleyball team lost in four sets to the Gillette Camels in a match that saw neither team letting the other gain much momentum. As fans filed into their Read More

Fenn continues undefeated streak at state tournament

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan tennis players advanced through the first two rounds of the state tournament and will be competing in the semifinals today. Julia Fenn continued her undefeated streak at No. 1 singles for the Broncs. After receiving a first round bye, Fenn defeated Jackson’s Ellie Kucera, 6-1, 6-0 to make it to the Read More

Lady Generals volleyball tops Casper College

SHERIDAN — If you were at the Golden Dome Thursday night, you might be hard of hearing today. A Justin Bieber concert couldn’t match the amount of screaming last night as the Sheridan College Lady Generals faced Casper College for an exciting five sets of volleyball. Sheridan won in five (25-20, 25-20, 17-25, 21-25 and Read More

Bronc swimmers dominate Buffalo Invite

SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs swimmers and divers left the Buffalo Invite yesterday with a landslide victory over Kelly Walsh, Buffalo, Newcastle and Natrona. Sheridan won eight out of the 12 events, and finished at least third in every event to score an insurmountable 498 points. Kelly Walsh finished second with 294 points, and Buffalo Read More

SHS to host tennis tourney

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Broncs tennis teams finish up their season at the state tournament this weekend, the season isn’t officially over until they host their Harvest Moon Tennis Tournament in two weeks. The tournament, hosted by the Sheridan Community Tennis Association and Sheridan High School, is a fun way for student and adult Read More

Rivalry continues: Broncs to take on Camels Friday at Scott Field

October 2, 2014

SHERIDAN — If you’ve ever had a conversation with Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian, you’ve noticed that he’s a pretty reserved guy. Not reserved in the sense that he doesn’t say very much but in the sense that he doesn’t show a whole lot of emotion. Even on Friday nights, when the Read More

Big Horn Rams ready for homecoming, ‘Friday night lights’

BIG HORN — “Friday night will be a special night for our kids, our school, and our community,” Big Horn Rams football coach Mike McGuire said. Tomorrow is Big Horn’s homecoming game against Thermopolis, and for the first time, the team will get to play underneath the new stadium lights and enjoy that “Friday Night Read More

Eagles on the road to Kelly Walsh for Saturday game

DAYTON — Tongue River football will head to Kelly Walsh this Saturday to take on the JV/sophomore team, and coach John Scott said a non-conference game couldn’t have come at a better time. With quarterback Will Kerns out this week, it gives him time to heal up his ribs before conference play begins again next Read More

Wyoming Coaches Association names All-State golfers

SHERIDAN — Six Sheridan County golfers were officially announced as All-State award winners on Wednesday. The Wyoming Coaches Association named the winners based on their finishes at the state tournament over the weekend. Jack Mavrakis, who finished sixth at state, is joined by Sheridan High School teammate Kayla Allen, the eighth-place finisher at state. For Read More

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