Off and running building a program, SC’s first men’s soccer coach carries passion for game

April 19, 2013

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series with the new Sheridan College soccer coaches. Look for part two with women’s coach Stefan Skillman next week. The first season for Sheridan College soccer will be this fall. SHERIDAN — It’s a big task, starting a new program, but Austin Albers seems up to it. Growing up Read More

Levity in baseball after a cold, dark news week

After a pretty rough week news-wise, made worse by relentless gloomy weather, we all need the levity of a little baseball talk. While it’s a nice dream sequence right now, as much as I hate to say it, when the weather finally warms up, the Rockies have to start losing baseball games. Everyone knows neither Read More

SC men sign Cali guard

SHERIDAN — The Generals have signed their first guard of 2013. After nabbing two big men with their first two signings, Sheridan College men’s basketball head coach Steve Smiley announced the addition of Kyi Thomas Thursday. Thomas, a 6’4” 185 pound guard from Sacramento, Calif., averaged 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds along with 2.1 assists and two Read More

Lady Generals nab Bruursema

SHERIDAN — The Lady Generals have locked up a standout scorer from Montana with their second official signing of 2013. Shae Bruursema, a Reed Point/Rapelje High School senior, signed with Sheridan College this week. The 5-foot 7-inch Bruursema’s statline speaks for itself: 19.5 points, 6.1 rebounds with 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a senior in 2012-13. Read More

Local sports again ravaged by weather

SHERIDAN — Twelve of this weekend’s 15 scheduled track meets that Wyoming schools were to compete in have been either cancelled or postponed due to weather. Luckily, Sheridan’s Dan Hansen, set to begin 10 a.m. Saturday at SHS, is one of the surviving few. The all-day meet forced the SHS boys soccer games (JV at 10 a.m., varsity at Read More

Broncos move on without Dumervil

April 18, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It sounded more like a bad episode of a bad reality series than the NFL. The Denver Broncos had agreed to a new contract with Elvis Dumervil. Then they hadn’t. The culprit — well, that all depends on whose version of events you want to believe. But a fax machine was Read More

Huff all over the field in final full scrimmage for Cowboys

(AP) — Marqueston Huff was everywhere for the Wyoming defense during the final full scrimmage of spring practice. The Cowboys senior cornerback returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and blocked a field goal on Wednesday, as the defense downed the offense 72-62. “It is always good to make plays on the ball,” Huff Read More

Goldhammer ready for challenge with BHSU spikers

BIG HORN — Gracie Goldhammer wasn’t always sure she would be able to play college volleyball. Until her senior season at Big Horn High School changed that. “My plan was always kind of up in the air, I thought about JUCO, didn’t really want to do that,” Goldhammer said Wednesday afternoon. “But I was always interested in Black Hills, I had Read More

Wright signs as two-sport athlete at Newman University

SHERIDAN — Post high school decisions are tough for any 18-year-old kid. For example, which sport to play after high school, basketball or volleyball? Mali Wright went ahead and picked both. The senior Lady Bronc standout signed Wednesday afternoon to join Newman University in Wichita, Kansas in both volleyball and basketball. “I just couldn’t give up Read More

Sheridan Recreation District summer sports open sign-ups

April 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Registration for summer baseball and softball leagues are all open, and the Sheridan Recreation District has some new offerings in 2013. A softball home run derby will be held June 22 at the college for the first time. New league organizer Robbie Spencer plans to include new statistics keeping service online for a Read More

Athlete of The Week: April 17

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Mali Wright and Big Horn’s Gracie Goldhammer are each scheduled to sign athletic scholarships Wednesday afternoon. Wright plans to sign her letter of intent to play both volleyball and basketball at Newman University (Wichita, Kansas), while Goldhammer plans to attend Black Hills State (Spearfish, S.D.) on a volleyball scholarship. See Thursday’s Sheridan Read More

SC women sign Gillette’s Toms

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team has started its 2013 signing process, bringing in a Gillette standout. Head coach Frank McCarthy announced Tuesday the signing of Campbell County High School’s Sierra Toms. Toms, a 6-foot post player, shared 2012-13 4A Player of the Year honors with Sheridan’s Hailey Ligocki. “We are really looking forward to Read More

Weekend in Sports: April 12-13

April 16, 2013

Photos from the weekend in sports in Sheridan, beginning Friday April 12, 2013.

Generals go big with first two recruits

April 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team is thinking big with its first two recruits of 2013. After a successful season that was, in all reality, only stunted by injuries ravaging the post position, the Generals have signed two post players this spring. Ruldolphe Joly is a 6-10, 260-pound center from Quebec, Canada, and RaVonn Posey is a Read More

Fifth grader garners All-American status

SHERIDAN — A fifth-grader from Sheridan is an All-American wrestler. Sheridan’s Alicia Stewart placed sixth at the Girls National Folkstyle wrestling tournament, garnering All-American honors. The tournament was held March 29-30 in Oklahoma City. The top 8 in each division garner the honor. Alicia’s parents are Todd and Lori Stewart of Sheridan.

Davidson out, Russell in as Casper College basketball coach

April 16, 2013

CASPER (AP) — Casper College is promoting assistant men’s basketball coach Dan Russell to be the Thunderbirds’ next head basketball coach. Russell will take over for Joel Davidson, who resigned last week to accept an assistant coaching position with Northern Colorado. Russell had been Davidson’s assistant for the past five years.

Zdziarski wins bareback at Laramie HS rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School rodeo team completed its first spring rodeo Saturday and Sunday in Laramie. Sheridan’s top placer was Jeffrey Zdziarski, who took first in the bareback Sunday with a 74-point ride. His performance pushes him up to second place in Wyoming High School Rodeo Association 2012-13 bareback standings. Kylee Cahoy placed third in Read More

Cowboy football 2013 opens at Nebraska

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming will host New Mexico, Colorado State, Fresno State and Hawaii in Mountain West Conference football next fall. The Mountain West announced the 2013 conference football schedule Thursday. The Cowboys will open conference play at Air Force on Sept. 21 and its conference home opener will be Oct. 12 versus New Mexico. Read More

SJHS swimmers 2nd at Jr. High Championships

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School swimmers placed second at the Jr. High Championship Swim and Dive Meet over the weekend in Gillette. Boys and girls teams each finished runner-up to the host Campbell County Junior High School teams. The boys swimmers scored 432 points, trailing CCJHS’s 730, while the SJHS girls notched 219 points behind 334 for Read More

TR track runs well in weather-shortened L.A. Kohnke in Powell

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School track and field athletes traveled to Powell Saturday after their scheduled competition in Glenrock was canceled Friday. In one of the only competitions not canceled in advance by the weather, the L.A. Kohnke finished 12 girls events and 10 boys before it gave way due to inclement weather. Head coach Chuck Walters Read More

SHS cut short by weather in Billings; Gary Benson moved to Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School track and field athletes will hope for a shift in the weather this weekend for their only home meets of the season. They managed part of Saturday’s meet in Billings before rainstorms forced meet officials to stop the competition in its tracks. Gabby Edeen and Mariah Grant each qualified for Read More

Nanai named All-American honorable mention

April 10, 2013

SHERIDAN —Sheridan College women’s basketball player Milomilo Nanai received honorable mention All-American honors this week. One of three Region IX conference All-American honorees, Nanai becomes the first at Sheridan College to gain the recognition since Fallon Lewis in 2012. The New Zealand native Nanai averaged 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in her first Read More

SHS boys golf team second in Worland

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys finished second Friday at the Worland tournament, shooting a 333, three strokes behind team champion Gillette. Jack Mavrakis led the way for the Broncs firing a 73, which was good enough for second. Mavrakis finished two strokes behind Danny Davis of Gillette. “It was our best finish of the spring Read More

Penalty kick lifts SHS past Cheyenne East

April 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — A late penalty kick by midfielder Lucas Wollenman was enough to earn Sheridan a 1-0 home win Friday against the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds in a game that was marked by rainy conditions and few real scoring opportunities for either team. Slick turf made it difficult for players to string together passes in addition Read More

Lady Thunderbirds rally past Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan scored two first-half goals to give the Sheridan girls soccer team a 2-1 lead, but the Cheyenne East girls scored four unanswered goals to give the Lady Thunderbirds a 5-2 win in Cheyenne.“We had a pretty poor defensive effort,” said Sheridan coach Tom Racette. “We didn’t adjust to how they were Read More

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