Category Archives: Local Sports

SC men’s soccer signs recruit

SHERIDAN — Jose Reyes from Fort Collins, Colorado, has committed to play soccer at Sheridan College next season. Reyes is a goalkeeper and has played soccer for over 10 years. He spent the past four years playing club soccer for the Colorado Storm. Reyes becomes the 17th recruit that Hallenbeck has signed during this offseason.… Continue Reading

First hole-in-one of 2015 recorded

SHERIDAN — It didn’t take long, but Joe Wright carded the first hole-in-one of the 2015 season Saturday at the Powder Horn. Wright used a 7-iron on the 199-yard Stag eighth hole to score his ace, the second hole-in-one of Wright’s career. Matt Parker was the witness. Continue Reading

SHS junior earns spot at showcase tournament

SHS junior earns spot at showcase tournament

SHERIDAN — Molly Mann, a junior at Sheridan High School, was selected to compete with the U19 Northern Plains District hockey team at the America’s Showcase Tournament in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in April. Mann has played hockey in Sheridan since she was in kindergarten and credits much of her success to Dan Carlin, who has coached… Continue Reading

SC women’s rodeo team tops weekend competition

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s rodeo team bounced back from a rough first week of rodeo to take home first place at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo over the weekend. After finishing eighth in Gillette a week ago, the women worked hard all week to take the title in week two of the spring… Continue Reading

Eighth-grade basketball champs

Eighth-grade basketball champs

The Sheridan County Rams eighth-grade basketball team traveled to Billings, Montana, over the weekend to play in the Billings Elite “Hoop It Up” basketball tournament. The Rams went 6-0, including a 35-34 win over the Billings Flight in the championship. There were 13 teams in the eighth-grade bracket. The Rams are coached by Mark Fritz… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs off to hot start for soccer season

SHERIDAN — It may have been the first week of the season, but the 2014 state runner-up Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team is already playing in mid-season form. The Lady Broncs opened their season with a dominating 5-0 win against the Riverton Lady Wolverines at Riverton, then followed with three solid wins at a jamboree… Continue Reading

Boys tie Green River, Rock Springs, top Kelly Walsh

SHERIDAN — Despite the team’s opening-game loss against Riverton Friday, Sheridan head boys soccer coach Matt Johnson said his team responded well at the Casper jamboree Saturday. In shortened games, the Broncs tied 1-1 against both Green River and Rock Springs, and beat Kelly Walsh 2-0. Junior forward Riley Session scored both of the team’s… Continue Reading

Broncs drop 1-0 heartbreaker to Wolverines

Broncs drop 1-0 heartbreaker to Wolverines

SHERIDAN — With the unseasonably warm weather the stands filled with spectators, and with a new head coach for the Broncs it was shaping up to be a perfect evening for the Sheridan soccer squad to begin their season. The outcome, however, was not nearly as pleasant. The Broncs begin their season with a tally… Continue Reading

Hanson proves to coach, herself she can play

Hanson proves to coach, herself she can play

SHERIDAN — On Dec. 6, 2014, Tiana Hanson wasn’t expecting to spend her Saturday night dealing with a bully. The Sheridan College women’s basketball team was on their home floor at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome with a matchup against the tough North Dakota State College of Science. Not even halfway through the season, Hanson… Continue Reading

Powers’ leadership shows on, off the mat

Powers’ leadership shows on, off the mat

SHERIDAN — When Kerry Powers took to the mat this season, he had one major advantage over his opponents. They had never wrestled him before. They had never seen him wrestle before, so they had no idea what the 220-pounder was capable of. If you don’t know much about Powers, don’t feel bad. Although he’s… Continue Reading

Column: Shining moment in NCAA tourney

One of my least favorite moments in March Madness history was watching Adam Morrison ball his eyes out at center court in 2006. Morrison was the Co-Player of the Year that year (J.J. Redick), and his Gonzaga Bulldogs were a three-seed in the tourney facing off against two-seed UCLA. The Bruins scored the final 11… Continue Reading

SC volleyball to host tourney Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team will host a spring scrimmage this weekend at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The tournament will feature five teams — Sheridan, Rocky Mountain College, Casper College, Black Hills State and Central Wyoming College. Each team will compete in four matches, and each match will consist of two sets… Continue Reading

Wyoming AMOW State 8-Ball Tournament results

Wyoming AMOW State 8-Ball Tournament March 18-22 Casper SINGLES OPEN C – Field of 231; Final 32: David Meyer 17th-24th Tyler Young 13th-16th Matthew Fisher 13th-16th Chris Lewis ninth-12th (now ranked B) Matt Carlson ninth-12th (now ranked B) Steve Wetz seventh-eighth (now ranked B) SINGLES OPEN B – Field of 128; Final 32: Robert Meiwald… Continue Reading

Sheridan track kicks off season in Casper

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School track and field team officially opened its season over the weekend at the Glen Legler Invite in Casper. With a number of team members gone on spring break, coach Art Baures said it gave the coaches a chance to watch some young runners compete and find their place within… Continue Reading

Bending over backward

Bending over backward

Eight-year-old Peyton Benedict does a bridge during the Sheridan Recreation District’s spring youth tumbling program Thursday at the Sagebrush Elementary School gym. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press Continue Reading

Wild West Wreckers earn first victory

Wild West Wreckers earn first victory

SHERIDAN — Just shy of one year after forming, the women of the Wild West Wreckers, Sheridan County’s first and only roller derby team, opened their rookie 2015 competitive season by taking down the veteran Coal Miners’ Daughters of Gillette Saturday night. The Wreckers won their first bout 192-158. Roller derby is a full-contact sport… Continue Reading

Two SHS basketball players named Conference POY

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School basketball had two players named Conference Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season. The Wyoming Coaches Association named Dylan Daniels as the boys 4A East Player of the Year, and Robbi Ryan was East Co-Player of the Year for the girls. Both Daniels and Ryan were named All-Conference and… Continue Reading

Lacrosse game Saturday at Sheridan High School

SHERIDAN — Lacrosse is coming back to Sheridan this weekend. After giving Sheridan a taste of the sport a year ago, four regional lacrosse teams are coming back to play at Scott Field. Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, teams from West Billings, Black Hill-Rapid City Lacrosse and Laramie’s club lacrosse will play the sport… Continue Reading

Column: Kentucky against the world

When the final horn of the college basketball season sounds in Indianapolis on April 6 and I fail to show up to work on the 7th, just know that I’ve enjoyed covering and writing about sports for you fine folks over the last 10 months. It’ll just be hard for me to come back to… Continue Reading

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