Sports

Troy Tulowitzki homers again to help Rockies past Brewers, Weiss get first win

April 3, 2013

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez is happy to see Troy Tulowitzki back in the Colorado Rockies’ lineup. Gonzalez homered for the second straight game and drove in two runs to lead the Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 Tuesday night, giving Walt Weiss his first win as a major league manager. Tulowitzki also homered for Read More

Rutgers fires Rice

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, prompted sharp criticism from Gov. Chris Christie, and the head of the New Jersey Assembly called Read More

SC names Albers as men’s soccer coach

April 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has named a current assistant volleyball coach as its first men’s soccer coach. The college announced Tuesday afternoon that Austin Albers will be the head coach of the Generals soccer team. Albers makes the move after spending one year as assistant coach with the Lady Generals volleyball team. He graduated from Black Hills Read More

SHS golfers open spring in Worland Friday

Photo 1: Tristan Mellinger hits a shot onto the chipping practice green Monday afternoon at Kendrick Golf Course during Sheridan High School golf practice.  Sheridan golfers open their spring season at the Worland Invite Friday.

Rockies blow 2-run lead, lose 5-4 to Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez each hit a big home run, and the Colorado Rockies were in position to give rookie manager Walt Weiss his first victory. Then it all fell apart in a hurry. Colorado wasted a terrific start by Jhoulys Chacin when Milwaukee scored three times in the eighth inning, Read More

Troopers Opening Day to feature “5K Home Run”

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers play thier first game of 2013 at home, and there will be a 5K run prior to the opener. The Troopers open in a doubleheader with Cody, beginning at 1 p.m. April 27. A $25 race entry fee will benefit the Sheridan Post 7 Baseball Boosters. First, second and third place Read More

Billings company brings snowmobile event to benefit search and rescue Sat.

SHERIDAN — A Billings-based company will hold a fundraiser for Sheridan Search and Rescue this weekend, with an event unique to Sheridan. A Snowmobile Spectacular will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, featuring high-flying snowmobile stunts for all ages. X-Games competitor Willie Elam will headline the show, along with five other Montana-based riders. Gates Read More

Sheridan College Booster Club golf tournament set for May 17

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s annual booster club spring golf tournament has been set for May 17 at the Powder Horn. A four-person scramble, the event costs $125 per golfer, with that fee getting participants 18 holes of golf, and various other benefits. Golfers receive a gift bag, dinner at the awards ceremony, and a 2013-14 season Read More

USC hires FGCU’s Enfield as men’s hoops coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California hired Andy Enfield as men’s basketball coach on Monday night after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament. Athletic director Pat Haden said Enfield has reached an agreement with the Pac-12 school. He will be introduced on Wednesday. “Those in the basketball Read More

Opening Day: Harper homers twice, Yanks limp

National LeagueNATIONALS 2, MARLINS 0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday. For Strasburg, this marked the start of Read More

NFL moves: McCoy traded to Niners

Arizona Cardinals release QB John Skelton TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback John Skelton, who started 17 games for the team over the past three seasons. The move on Monday came amid reports the team was trying to work out a trade to bring quarterback Carson Palmer from Oakland. Skelton beat Read More

Schuelke wins bull riding; SC men 4th at CSU rodeo

April 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a week off, the Sheridan College rodeo team got back into the arena over the weekend in Fort Collins, Colo. Strong bull riding performances from Sheridan cowboys paced the men’s team to a fourth place finish at the Skyline Stampede rodeo at Colorado State University. Taygen Schuelke won his second bull riding Read More

Big Horn boys first, girls second at Riverside Invitational; TRHS, ACHS athletes place

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School track team got their season underway with a strong showing at the Riverside Invitational Friday. The boys squad won the team title, scoring 117 points. They were well ahead of Meeteetse (88.5) in second place. On the girls side, the Lady Rams placed second with 125 points, behind Thermopolis’ 139. Tongue River Read More

MLB openers feature Strasburg, rivalries, AL vs NL

(AP) — The Kansas City Royals have been absent from the playoffs since the day Billy Butler was born. They’ve barely had a winning season in the last two decades. They’ve often lost 100 games in a year. And yet, buoyed by the best record in spring training, hope abounds — for the Royals, for Read More

Final Four set after surprises, blowouts

ATLANTA (AP) — An inspired Louisville squad vs. the surprising Shockers. A new group of Fab Wolverines vs. the stingiest zone defense in college basketball. After a weekend of blowouts and another upset, the Final Four is set. Top overall seed Louisville will face Wichita State at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, while Michigan takes Read More

LeBron, Wade sit, but Bosh’s late 3 lifts short-handed Heat past Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Often the forgotten member of Miami’s “Big Three,” Chris Bosh stepped up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sitting out to get the Heat a big win and move closer to securing home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. Bosh scored 23 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining, and Read More

Crosby out indefinitely with broken jaw

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby has a broken jaw and is out indefinitely after being hit in the mouth with a puck during a win against the New York Islanders on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins said on the team website Sunday that Crosby had surgery Saturday night, and there will be an update on his Read More

Troopers back on the field

March 30, 2013

Big Horn High School senior Tony Mort puts a barrel on the ball Thursday night at Thorne Rider Stadium during Sheridan Troopers baseball practice. The Troopers open their season April 27 with a doubleheader against Cody in Sheridan. Photo: The Sheridan Press | Justin Sheely

Redshirt season benefits Wyoming tackles Rains, Madden

LARAMIE (AP) — At first, Connor Rains was mad. But now it seems like it was the best thing that could have happened for the University of Wyoming offensive tackle. Rains signed with UW in the winter of 2012, and as with most junior college transfers, was expected to help the Cowboys right away after Read More

2013 MLB season preview: Colorado Rockies

2012 finish: 64-98, fifth placeManager: Walt Weiss (first season) Hot SpotsThe Rockies will ease the wear and tear on Helton by giving him more days off this season. The five-time All-Star is a lifetime .320 hitter but batted a career-low .238 in 69 games before having season-ending surgery on Aug. 10 to repair a torn Read More

Wheatcroft leads at Houston, McIlroy sticks around

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A late birdie might just be enough to give Rory McIlroy two more rounds before the Masters. Steve Wheatcroft, a Monday qualifier for the Houston Open, had another 67 to take the lead among early starters Friday at Redstone Golf Club. Far down the leaderboard was McIlroy, struggling to make the Read More

Cowboys agree with Romo on big deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo has a chance to start for the Dallas Cowboys longer than Roger Staubach or Troy Aikman. The question is whether he will ever match their Super Bowl pedigrees. Romo and the Cowboys agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million Friday, with about half of that guaranteed to Read More

Ferrer advances to Sony Open final by beating Haas

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — David Ferrer fell to his knees at the net, raised his fists in triumph and fought back tears. He hopes to do it all over again Sunday. Ferrer advanced to the final at the Sony Open by rallying from a break down in the third set Friday to beat Tommy Read More

Broncs tie Buffalo 1-1

March 29, 2013

BUFFALO — Three straight halves of soccer with no goals could have produced a much different result Thursday night in Buffalo. The Sheridan Broncs played through overtime to a 1-1 tie with the Buffalo High School Bison Thursday night on the road, using an explosive counter attack to escape with the draw. The Broncs lost 3-0 in Read More

More support opportunities set up for Broncs coach Weston Johnson

SHERIDAN — The list of auction items for an SHS football coach battling cancer has grown significantly. An online auction will begin Monday to benefit Weston Johnson. Johnson is undergoing treatments for metastatic melanoma. Johnson was diagnosed earlier this year, and support has been overflowing since groups like Wyoming Athletics, the SHS Booster Club, and the Sheridan and Big Read More