SHS soccer teams get back to work

April 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a weekend of rest and with spring break out of the way, Sheridan soccer teams are thrown full-force into 4A East conference action. The boys play always-strong sides Cheyenne East and Central, as the Broncs look for their first win in two matches. Cheyenne East visits Homer Scott Field Friday night at Read More

Niners sign Asomugha to 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made it official with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, signing him to a one-year contract Wednesday that could pay him as much as $3 million. Asomugha and the reigning NFC champions reached agreement on the deal Tuesday. The contract has no guaranteed money. Asomugha is due to Read More

McIlroy uses Texas Open to get sharp for Augusta

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rory McIlroy’s last-minute, last-ditch effort to right his game in time for the Masters has taken a trip to a usually out-of-the-way spot on the PGA Tour. McIlroy and three other top players from the world ranking start play in the Texas Open on today at TPC San Antonio. “It obviously Read More

Denny Hamlin hoping for early recovery

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — If it was up to him, Denny Hamlin’s fractured vertebra in his lower back would not cause him to miss any races. “I can get in my car right now and go; I feel like I can get in my car right now and win Martinsville,” Hamlin said Wednesday.

Athlete of the Week: Eagles’ runner follows brother’s lead

April 3, 2013

DAYTON — Like many Tongue River athletes, Cody Jolovich is more than just a one-sport kid. While some three-sport athletes might run track to build their skill set for things like football and basketball, Cody Jolovich does it the other way around. Jolovich will attend Gillette College in the fall on a track and field scholarship after his Read More

Lindell third at Hal Sutton Intercollegiate

SHERIDAN — Continuing a successful spring, Sheridan High School grad Cameron Lindell placed third at the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate golf tournament in late March. Lindell’s 77-72—149 (+5) helped Tyler Junior College to a second place finish in the March 25-26 tournament held in Bossier City, Louis. Carrying momentum from a tournament win at the NJCAA District 2 Preview Read More

Two Cowgirls leave basketball program

LARAMIE (AP) — Two players, including a starting guard, have left the Wyoming women’s basketball program. Coach Joe Legerski announced Tuesday that reserve forward Aubry Boehme and guard Alison Gorrell have decided not to return next season. He says they are pursuing other opportunities. Gorrell started all 32 games this past season for the Cowgirls. Read More

Shyatt sees Wyoming make progress but looks for more

LARAMIE (AP) — Larry Shyatt admits his University of Wyoming men’s basketball team frustrated and disappointed fans this season.And to him, that is a compliment. Shyatt’s third season (he was the coach during the 1997-98 season) and second since returning to UW nearly two years ago to the day, ended Monday with a 75-67 overtime Read More

NBA: Kobe gets triple-double on Shaq’s night; Carmelo goes for 50

KNICKS 102, HEAT 90 MIAMI (AP) — Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 102-90 on Wednesday night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 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

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

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

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