Sports

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

Lady Broncs get late winner in Buffalo

BUFFALO — The Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team showed quick improvement in their lone contest of the week. After a 2-0 loss to Laramie in Sheridan last Saturday, they bounced back with a 2-1 win in Buffalo Thursday afternoon. Emily Julian scored twice for the Lady Broncs, both off clean crossing service from fellow junior Read More

Finding the right balance in athletics

This may seem an obvious statement, as will some of the ones that follow it, but books are more important than sports. Even as elementary as that sounds, the student-athlete sometimes is less of one than the other. In the lump sum of our sports publications, it’s easy to get lost in the bright lights Read More

Big East shines on first day of NCAA regional semifinals

WEST REGIONALOHIO STATE 73, ARIZONA 70 LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaQuinton Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State moved within one win of its second straight Final Four appearance with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals. Ross, the Buckeyes’ remarkable reserve, scored 14 of Read More

Generals Mvouika signs with Missouri State

March 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Generals have moved another player on to Division 1. Ron Mvouika will play basketball at Missouri Valley State University next season after completing two successful years at Sheridan College. “I’m excited to continue my playing career for the Missouri State Bears,” Mvouika said in a press release from Sheridan College athletics. “To play Read More

Sheridan College names women’s soccer coach

SHERIDAN — The new Sheridan College soccer program has its first coach. Stefan Skillman, a goalkeeper specialist, will coach the women’s soccer team.An individual has also been offered the men’s coaching position, but SC personnel are awaiting background checks before releasing the person’s name. Skillman, 25, has worked with the coaching staffs of the men’s and women’s Read More

Offensive man: New play-caller Christensen ups tempo

LARAMIE (AP) — Tempo. Tempo. Tempo. It’s a common buzz phrase in football. And Wyoming football — and by proxy — head coach Dave Christensen have both caught the fever started by Oregon that’s influenced the highest levels of football. “We’re practicing faster,” Christensen said. “We want to practice faster than anybody in the country.” Read More

Jhoulys Chacin, Rox opening day starter, struggles against Athletics

PHOENIX (AP) — Rockies manager Walt Weiss hopes he gets more out of Jhoulys Chacin on Opening Day than he did with the right-hander’s final start of spring training. Chacin, who will make his first career opening day start Monday in Milwaukee, was roughed up mainly by reserves and minor leaguers in a 6-5 loss Read More

Heat streak snapped by Bulls in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — With two-tenths of a second left, LeBron James took the final inbounds pass in his own end, dropped the ball to let time expire, turned and walked toward the exit. No buzzer beater. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for James and the Miami Heat, either. The Heat’s bid for NBA history ended Read More

Two SHS wrestlers head for Nationals, Down Under

March 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Cody Delk and Tory Music aren’t shy about why they like to wrestle. The two Broncs will tell you that they enjoy beating people up. They’ve found a healthy way to appease that urge, immersing themselves in wrestling and finding success fast. Now, they’re set to put their talents on tour in over Read More

Campbell County hoops coach resigning after 30 years

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s biggest hoops rival heard surprising news this week. Thirty-year Campbell County High School basketball coach Mike Curry has resigned, as reported by the Basin Radio Network Tuesday. Curry won 12 state championships as Camels head man with 605 career wins. Most recently, the Camels won in 2008 and 2011, falling short of a Read More

Te’o cuts 40-time at Notre Dame pro day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o ended a trying three months by putting up a respectable 40-yard dash time Tuesday. “I thought I did pretty good,” Te’o said after his pro day workout in front of scouts from 27 of 32 NFL teams. “I’m very pleased with the way that Read More