Category Archives: Sports

Column: Young Generals team will face steep curve

Mike Pruden is the sports editor at The Sheridan Press. We’re a game away — hopefully a Royals win — from being done with baseball until pitchers and catchers report in, like, two weeks. The NFL is heading into the back half of the schedule; and we’re only three months from hearing coaches moan and… Continue Reading

2 Sheridan County athletes earn All-State honors

2 Sheridan County athletes  earn All-State honors

SHERIDAN — Hundreds of runners took to the trails Saturday for the state cross-country meet held at the Sheridan VA Medical Center. Sheridan County runners fared well in the event, earning several top-10 finishes. In 2A, Tongue River’s Courtney Jolovich earned an eighth-place finish and All-State honors with her time of 21 minutes, 45.07 seconds.… Continue Reading

High school football playoff matchups set after coin toss

SHERIDAN — All three Sheridan County high school football teams are in the playoffs, and, although it took the Sheridan Broncs an extra day, the matchups are set for the opening round. After Cheyenne East beat Gillette Friday, there was a three-team tie for second place in the 4A bracket. This meant that East, Gillette… Continue Reading

Generals eager to take on conference opponents

Generals eager to take on conference opponents

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team finished off its preseason preparation with a scrimmage against Black Hills State University Saturday, and coach Matt Hammer says his team is ready to start playing in some real games. After the Generals opened their preseason schedule with a home game against Medicine Hat College on Oct.… Continue Reading

SC volleyball tops Central Wyoming College

SHERIDAN — If the season trend means anything, the Sheridan College volleyball team should be on their way to finishing out the regular season on a high note. The Lady Generals have been consistent at being inconsistent over the last month, going 6-6 since their Sept. 29 win over McCook Community College. Sheridan followed up… Continue Reading

Lady Rams fall to Wright in five sets

BIG HORN — No. 1-ranked Wright topped the No. 2-ranked Lady Rams volleyball team Saturday in five sets (19-25, 25-14, 13-25, 25-22, 15-11). “We knew it was going to be a battle going in,” Lady Rams coach Leigh McLaughlin said, adding that Big Horn faced Wright twice already this season and lost both times. “We… Continue Reading

Tongue River earns spot in playoffs

DAYTON — With a little help from Lingle-Ft. Laramie, the Tongue River Eagles are headed to the playoffs for the first time in John Scott’s tenure as head coach. By halftime of Tongue River’s matchup with Pine Bluffs Friday, third-ranked Lingle-Ft. Laramie had beaten Moorcroft 55-0, meaning all the Eagles needed to do was get… Continue Reading

Broncs slam Cheyenne South

SHERIDAN — Two, three or four. Those are the three spots the Sheridan Broncs could land in the 4A seeding headed into next week’s playoffs. It all comes down to the flip of a coin. The Broncs did everything they could last night by taking down Cheyenne South in another blowout victory, 52-13. After allowing… Continue Reading

Big Horn Rams secure conference championship

BIG HORN — It was a 66-yard touchdown pass to Christian Mayer. That was the big play that separated the Big Horn Rams from the Wheatland Bulldogs last night. Coach Mike McGuire said Tuesday that his team’s ability to make the big play was the reason they were undefeated through their first seven games, and… Continue Reading

Local volleyball results Oct. 24, 2014

Tongue River wins in three over Moorcroft DAYTON — The Tongue River High School girls volleyball team won three straight sets against Moorcroft High School at Moorcroft Friday night. The scores were 25-13, 25-11 and 25-20. Coach Michelle Nielsen said she had five girls who stood out — Sarah Bacon with six digs, Mattie Boll… Continue Reading

Weekend Sports Outlook Oct. 23, 2014

Weekend Sports Outlook Friday High school football Tongue River vs Pine Bluffs, 2 p.m. Big Horn vs Wheatland (Senior Night), 6 p.m. Sheridan at Cheyenne South, 6 p.m. NSI at Midwest High school volleyball Tongue River at Moorcroft, 3 p.m. Big Horn at Sundance, 4 p.m. Sheridan at Gillette, 4 p.m. Arvada-Clearmont at Kaycee, 5… Continue Reading

Going for goals: Rams to tackle Wheatland

Going for goals: Rams to tackle Wheatland

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams can cross two goals off of their preseason list with a win over No. 3 Wheatland Friday. The top-ranked team in 2A has yet to lose a game this season, and a win tomorrow would make them the only undefeated team in the class headed into the playoffs.… Continue Reading

Eagles find their stride in hopes for a playoff game

SHERIDAN — It’s been six seasons since the Tongue River Eagles have attended the Wyoming high school football playoffs, but a move to 1A this season has helped the Eagles find their stride. A win against winless Pine Bluffs Friday puts John Scott’s Eagles in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot. Provided Moorcroft and… Continue Reading

Broncs final regular season game to kick-off in Cheyenne

Broncs final regular season  game to kick-off in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — On paper, Friday’s battle between Sheridan (6-2) and Cheyenne South (2-6) is pretty lopsided in favor of the Broncs, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a throwaway game for the third-ranked team in class 4A. The Broncs average twice as many points a game than their week 8 opponent, a staggering 40 per… Continue Reading

4 TR runners earn All-Conference honors

DAYTON — Four members of the Tongue River High School cross-country team were named All-Conference last weekend for their performances at the conference meet in Hulett. The four athletes honored were Ian Ostler, Chelsea Adams, Courtney Jolovich and Heidi Henderson. Continue Reading

COLUMN: NBA regular season arrives at last

We’re less than a week away from the start of the NBA regular season. Finally. It seems like it’s been an eternity since Lance Stephenson was whispering sweet nothings into Lebron James’s ear. James was still with the Miami Heat when that happened, and Stephenson was with Indiana. Now, the King has returned to Cleveland;… Continue Reading

Week 8 prep football rankings Coaches and Media Week 8 Football Rankings Top-5, first place votes in parentheses 4APtsLast Week 1. Natrona (18)  270  1 2. Gillette 213   2 3. Sheridan   156   3 4. Cheyenne East   117  4 5. Cheyenne Central   54NR 3A 1. Douglas (17)   279   2 2. Cody (2)  … Continue Reading

Bleidner cards hole-in-one

SHERIDAN — Todd Bleidner, head golf professional at the Powder Horn, carded a hole-in-one at his home course Tuesday. Bleidner dropped in a 7-iron from 162-yards out on the par-3 sixth hole on the Stag course. Continue Reading

Dmitriyeva takes her fight to the MMA cage

Dmitriyeva takes her fight to the MMA cage

SHERIDAN — Her goal is simple: “go pro and go as far as I can.” There isn’t much to the “about” section of the Nekah Dmitriyeva Facebook page. It says who she is, an MMA fighter at Slap Happy MMA; where she’s from, Sheridan; who she trains with, Paul Valdez; and that simple goal. It’s… Continue Reading

SC soccer ends season at Trinidad

SHERIDAN — The long soccer season came to an end for both the Sheridan College men’s and women’s soccer teams Saturday. Both teams suffered defeats at Trinidad College. In a game that featured four knee injuries and two concussions, the men were forced to play through adversity but lost 0-4 to the Trojans. The Generals… Continue Reading

Rams handle Newcastle challenge

BIG HORN — The Rams continued their unbeaten streak by topping Newcastle 49-14 Friday night. No. 3- ranked Newcastle was supposed to be the team’s biggest challenge to date, and coach Mike McGuire said while the score may not show it, they were. “They were a big, physical football team that did a lot of… Continue Reading

Lady Rams top Moorcroft

BIG HORN — The Lady Rams volleyball team put Moorcroft away with few problems Saturday. The Big Horn team won 25-9, 25-12 and 25-9 to come out with the victory. “We just played well and everybody got a lot of playing time,” coach Leigh McLaughlin said, adding that the girls played “good team volleyball.” McLaughlin… Continue Reading

SHS swimming takes fifth at conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls swimming and diving team finished in fifth place Friday at the eastern Wyoming 4A girls conference meet in Laramie. Campbell County took first place, followed by Laramie, Cheyenne Central and Cheyenne East. Cheyenne South finished in sixth. The Lady Broncs had two first-place finishes in the finals —… Continue Reading

SHS cross-country teams take 4th, 5th at 4A East Conference

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country teams took fourth and fifth place at the 4A East Conference meet Friday in Cheyenne. The boys took fourth and Taylor Bruso lead the Broncs with his fifth-place finish. Other finishers included Micah Sweeney (19th), Zack Petersburg (20th), Jared McCafferty (21st), JT Vrieswyk (23rd), Kael Sweeney (29th) and… Continue Reading

Broncs lose to Natrona 24-0

Broncs lose to Natrona 24-0

SHERIDAN — Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Natrona Mustangs only gave up 6.1 points a game, and their stifling defense was too much for the Broncs to handle last night in Casper. Head coach Don Julian knew that turnovers would be the difference maker in the ballgame, but he was hoping… Continue Reading

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