Category Archives: Sports

SC men’s soccer struggle in second half, fall to Presentation

SHERIDAN— After carrying a 1-0 lead into halftime, the Sheridan College men’s soccer team gave up two early second-half goals to lose 2-1 to Presentation College. Despite the Generals controlling the second-half kickoff, Presentation scored their first goal, a penalty kick, in the first 30 seconds of the half. It didn’t take long for Presentation… Continue Reading

Owings, Allen lead SHS girls team at Scoop Invite

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan golfers led the charge for the Sheridan High School team in yesterday’s first round of the E.R. Scoop Shovlain Invitational at Kendrick Golf Course. Victoria Owings and Kayla Allen both shot opening round 92s to put themselves in a tie atop the leaderboard. Their scores helped put the SHS Lady Broncs… Continue Reading

Column: Overcoming baseball fatigue

Summer’s just about over and fall sports are barreling down on us like Jadeveon Clowney. I spent most of my first summer in Sheridan covering baseball. A lot of baseball. They keep telling me that baseball is “America’s pastime,” but I think the history buffs are just holding onto the last bit of desperation that… Continue Reading

SHS Booster Club hosting picnic tonight

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan High School Booster Club will host a picnic tonight to kick off the new school year and the fall sports season. The picnic will run from 5:30-7 p.m. in the high school courtyard. Everyone is welcome and dinner will be served. Following the picnic, a fall sports parents meeting will be held… Continue Reading

SC women’s team using exhibition games to improve

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College women’s soccer team is still trying to find its bearings as the team jumps into the season. Luckily, they’ve got a few exhibition games to work things out. The Lady Generals traveled to North Dakota yesterday for a scrimmage against Jamestown College. Although they didn’t keep score because it was a scrimmage,… Continue Reading

SC women’s basketball coach adds last recruit for 2014 season

SHERIDAN — It may be the beginning of fall sports season, but that doesn’t mean Sheridan College women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy hasn’t been hard at work. After adding two Australian’s to his roster for the 2014-15 season, McCarthy recently signed another foreign player to round out his squad. Zuzana Talácková is a 5-foot-9 forward… Continue Reading

Adult rec league softball tourney this weekend

SHERIDAN — It’s been quite a summer for recreational softball in Sheridan, and it’s all culminating with the division tournaments this weekend. Robbie Spencer, the Adult Activities Coordinator for the Sheridan Recreation District, is hoping to go out with a bang by creating the first Adult Softball Community Festival. The festival, in it’s inaugural year,… Continue Reading

New face of the PGA

As I somberly scrolled through my Facebook timeline on Monday in the wake of the tragic death of one of the world’s funniest persons, I was reacquainted with my favorite Robin Williams moment, and possibly the funniest five minutes a person can come across during a YouTube binge — Williams’ take on golf. As a… Continue Reading

30 compete in JD Mullinax tennis tournament

SHERIDAN — Thirty players took to Thorne-Rider Park over the weekend to compete in this year’s J.D. Mullinax Memorial Tennis Tournament. The field featured competitors from all age groups from 11-year-old Robert Morton to some in their 70s. The event featured men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournaments and consolation brackets. The men’s doubles event saw… Continue Reading

$25,000 raised in Give Kids the World tourney

SHERIDAN — Thirty-two teams of two participated in the two-day Give the Kids the World/Swings for Smiles Golf Tournament held at the Powder Horn over the weekend. The handicapped-adjusted format included both best ball and scramble competitions. The charity event, sponsored by Homer “Scotty” Scott, raised funds for the Give Kids the World facility in… Continue Reading

UW coach Bohl expects more from defense

LARAMIE. (AP) — It is one of the more common things first-year University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has said since he was hired in December. “Leverage our defense.” That means Bohl wants his defense to be the strength of both this season’s team and future teams. The good news is nine defensive starters… Continue Reading

Former Big Horn basketball coach honored for service

SHERIDAN — Bruce Hoffman isn’t the only basketball coach to have received some recognition this summer for his service over the years. Former Big Horn boys basketball coach Chuck Wells was awarded the 2014 Wyoming Coaches’ Association’s Bill Farthing Award for his local, state and national distinguished service. The WCA has presented this award, which… Continue Reading

SFOA seeking football officials

SHERIDAN — Alden Donston, president of the Sheridan Football Officials Association, is looking for individuals who are interested in officiating football this fall. Whether you’re looking to make a little extra income, get some exercise or stay involved in football, the SFOA is looking for anyone interested to officiate at the junior high and high… Continue Reading

TR hires new x-country coach

SHERIDAN — Back in May, the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted unanimously to add activities to the schools in the district. For high school athletics, this meant additions of dance teams, cross country, indoor track and soccer. For the schools, this meant finding new coaches. Tongue River High School recently named… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s fall sports prep for start of 2014 season

SHERIDAN — It’s officially time to get back into the swing of things for fall sports athletes at Sheridan High School. SHS Activities Director Don Julian said those participating or interested in fall sports should be aware of the following information. Football — The season officially kicks off on Aug. 9, with player/parent meeting at… Continue Reading

Honoring coaching legends

Coaching basketball is hard. I coached a year of high school JV basketball while I was in college back in Indiana. It’s hard. I’m not saying it wasn’t fun or it wasn’t worth it. I loved it, but it’s hard. It’s a grueling task to plan practices, keep teenage boys focused on a rebounding drill… Continue Reading

Three Sheridan men compete in Ironman competition

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan athletes finished the 2014 Ironman in Boulder, Colorado, over the weekend. John Gaviotis, David Alden and Brock Boedecker all finished the race that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112 miles biking, and a 26.2-mile run. Alden was the fastest of the three, finishing in 12:39:52. Boedecker came in just above 13 hours… Continue Reading

Troopers end season at state tourney

SHERIDAN — Coach Ben Phillips didn’t sound displeased after the Troopers ended their season with a 7-4 loss in the ‘AA’ State Tournament on Friday. He sounded encouraged. Although the Troopers only won one of their three games during the tournament, Phillips said he was pleased to see his guys give maximum effort and battle… Continue Reading

SC women’s basketball adds to 2014 recruiting class

SHERIDAN — Coach Frank McCarthy has filled another void in his Lady Generals roster for the 2014-15 season. Sam Moodie, a 6-foot-1 post player from Australia, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Sheridan College in the fall. Moodie pairs her post-up ability with her perimeter skills to stretch the defense… Continue Reading

Troopers show resiliency in first two rounds of tourney

SHERIDAN — The Troopers seem to have grown out of their regular season woes, especially with pitching and their ability to battle back from adversity. The Troopers got two impressive starts in their first two games of the Legion ‘AA’ State Tournament, but were only able to get the win in one of them. Blake… Continue Reading

Swinging for Smiles golf tournament next week at the Powder Horn

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will play host to the inaugural Swinging for Smiles golf tournament next week. The Swinging for Smiles Golf Tournament will benefit Give Kids the World, a program that provides memorable, magical and cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. The tournament kicks off with a practice round on Thursday, Aug.… Continue Reading

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