Category Archives: Local Sports

Broncs claim victory over Wolverines

SHERIDAN — The poor weather held off just enough for the Sheridan High School boys soccer team to make the trip to Riverton to kick off the 2016 season, and it was a good thing as the Broncs secured a 3-0 victory over the Wolverines. Sheridan head coach Matt Johnson said his team came out… Continue Reading

Column: How sweet it is

Holy H-E-double hockey sticks! Is your brain still functioning after the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament? Shoot, I felt like a ConSec scanner performing botched telekinesis after the first day. That’s a 1980s science-fiction reference, FYI. I held off on my predictions last week because I needed to clear my chest of the dysfunction… Continue Reading

Lady Generals take 2nd at Gillette College rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s rodeo team took second place at the Gillette College rodeo over the weekend thanks primarily to some excellent rides from Callie Robinson. Robinson moved into second place in the region by winning the average in breakaway roping. She scored a 2.4-second run to win the long round before another… Continue Reading

Kyle Bloomquist signs with SC rodeo

SHERIDAN — While the Sheridan College rodeo team still has a lot of rodeo to go this spring, head coach Marc Gilkerson has already been on the recruiting trail to fill the roster for next season. Kyle Bloomquist signed his letter of intent to join the Generals in the fall. The Raymond, Minnesota, native is… Continue Reading

SHS track wins first outdoor meet of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School track team kicked off the outdoor season with a bang at the Yellowstone Sports Medicine Invitational Saturday in Cody. Both the SHS boys and girls teams finished atop the team standings, and Sheridan had 14 individual winners out of the 34 total events. “I am very excited about the… Continue Reading

Felker signs with Southwestern Oregon

Felker signs with Southwestern Oregon

Presley Felker, seated right, signs his letter of intent to swim at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon, next year. Felker set the school record and was a state champion in the 100-yard butterfly in his senior season at Sheridan High School. Felker is pictured with, from left, his mother, Traci Felker; his… Continue Reading

NCAA Tournament creates cram-sessions for programs

NCAA Tournament creates cram-sessions for programs

SHERIDAN — Steve Smiley is pretty familiar with the postseason. In his six years as head coach of the Sheridan College men’s basketball team, he took the Generals to four Region IX Final Fours and two championship games. For the Weber State Wildcats, Smiley’s new home, the postseason is far less treaded soil. It’s been… Continue Reading

Three SHS hoopers earn postseason recognition

SHERIDAN — The final tallies are in, and three Sheridan High School basketball players have rounded out the all-conference and all-state selections for Sheridan County athletes. Blake Godwin, Robbi Ryan and Kaycen Townsend were named to the Wyoming Coaches Association’s all-conference and all-state teams, officially announced Wednesday. Godwin led the Broncs with 16.1 points and… Continue Reading

Coach Smith steps down from Broncs basketball

SHERIDAN — Gale Smith has stepped down after four seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Sheridan High School. Smith had a 47-45 (.511) record with the Broncs, but Sheridan missed the state tournament in three of those seasons. SHS activities director Don Julian told The Press that Smith evaluated the program and his… Continue Reading

Column: Reselect the NCAA Selection Committee

March is here, baby! I get it — it’s March 16, so technically March has been here for a couple of weeks. But for me and most of the basketball — and gambling — junkies across the globe, March doesn’t start until that very fine Sunday evening when Greg Gumbel announces the NCAA Tournament bracket.… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — March 15, 2016

SHS’s Godwin, TR’s Kobza Scholar-Athlete of the Year finalists SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Blake Godwin and Tongue River’s Jaxn Kobza have been named finalists for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will announce its Scholar-Athlete of the Year at a banquet Saturday night… Continue Reading

Former Sheridan athletes compete over busy weekend

SHERIDAN — In Saturday’s issue of The Sheridan Press, sports editor Mike Pruden gave updates on a handful of former Sheridan County athletes and coaches as they dove into the final couple weeks of the season. Many of those folks were in action over the weekend. Some ended their seasons, others played well enough to… Continue Reading

Undersized Lady Broncs drop third-place game to East

SHERIDAN — There just wasn’t enough gas left in the tank for the Lady Broncs as they wrapped up their season in the 4A girls state basketball tournament’s third-place game Saturday in Casper, a 71-57 loss to the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds. After a grueling defeat at the hands of top-seeded Natrona Friday — a… Continue Reading

Former Sheridan athletes, coaches shine at collegiate level

Former Sheridan athletes, coaches shine at collegiate level

SHERIDAN — As we turn our clocks forward, fill out our NCAA tournament brackets and Luther Vandross’ “One Shining Moment” pumps through television speakers in living rooms across the United States, it’s the official sign that spring is near. The flowers start to bloom, restaurant patios fill with customers, and we tie a bow on… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs hold off late Evanston push, win 53-41

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan scored 24 points, but it came down to some big plays from her supporting cast to help the Sheridan High School girls basketball team beat Evanston 53-41 in the opening game of the 4A state tournament Thursday in Casper. Just as the Lady Broncs appeared to be running away with a… Continue Reading

Ryan repeats as Gatorade POY

Ryan repeats as Gatorade POY

SHERIDAN — In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, announced Robbi Ryan of Sheridan High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Ryan became the second Gatorade… Continue Reading

Talackova, Brine named to all-tourney team

SHERIDAN — Zuzana Talackova’s career at Sheridan College might be complete, but she’s still being rewarded for her two years of service with the SC women’s basketball team. After being named to the all-region team Wednesday, Talackova earned all Region IX tournament honors and was joined this time by her teammate, Tamara Brine. Talackova and… Continue Reading

Rivas, Talackova named all region

SHERIDAN — Two years of hard work paid off for Sheridan College’s Pablo Rivas and Zuzana Talackova over the weekend, as the two were named all Region IX selections as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Both sophomores wrapped up their successful careers with the Generals and Lady Generals over the last couple of weeks.… Continue Reading

Column: 18 years of Peyton Manning memories

Andy Taylor spent years protecting the town of Mayberry. Rosco P. Coltrane could never quite catch the Duke boys in the General Lee. Woody hitchhiked on a Pizza Planet truck to rescue his eventual best bud Buzz Lightyear. Peyton Manning spent 18 years saving the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Bronocs. The man appropriately dubbed… Continue Reading

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