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Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

SHERIDAN — Jenni Winter had a tough decision to make, the toughest, probably, in her first year as athletic director at Sheridan College. Sheridan lost both its men’s and women’s head soccer coaches within a couple weeks of each other, and suddenly Winter was left with two vacancies in the heat of the recruiting season.… Continue Reading

Games moved from Casper to Gillette

SHERIDAN — The soccer jamboree originally scheduled for Casper this weekend has been moved due to snow. The Sheridan High School boys and girls soccer teams will now travel to Gillette for the jamboree. The Broncs and Lady Broncs will no longer play games on Friday. The boys will play two games Saturday: noon vs.… Continue Reading

Rams set dates for football camps

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams high school football program has announced the dates for this summer’s Lil Ram and Justin O’Dell Memorial football camps. Kindergarten through eighth-grade football players are invited to attend the camps on June 8-9 at Big Horn High School. The Lil Ram camp is open to players in grades… Continue Reading

SC’s Johnson claims title of Kicks on Court champion

SC’s Johnson claims title of Kicks on Court champion

SHERIDAN — All throughout the 2015-16 basketball season, the Sheridan Press showcased the variation of shoes worn by local athletes on the hardwood in the Kicks on Court series. From retro Air Jordans to the latest Nike Kobe model, the season featured an eclectic mix of sneakers. Sneakers have become a multi-billion dollar industry with… Continue Reading

Roadifer replacing Michelena on HOF board

SHERIDAN — One Sheridanite retires, another fills his place. That’s how it went amongst the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame board of directors this week, as Sheridan’s Sandy Michelena announced his retirement from the Hall of Fame board. Replacing Michelena, who will officially retire on July 23, is another Sheridan resident, Wayne Roadifer. Michelena… Continue Reading

Adams named All-American Honorable Mention

LARAMIE — Wyoming’s Josh Adams has earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, the organization announced Tuesday. The senior guard is the 17th Cowboy to be named an All-American and first since Josh Davis in 2002. He was also one of just two players from the Mountain West on this year’s list, as Fresno State’s Marvelle… Continue Reading

SC rodeo adds Douglas bareback rider

SC rodeo adds Douglas bareback rider

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team is adding one of Wyoming’s top bareback riders to its 2016-17 roster. Douglas’ Hunter Carlson has signed to continue his rodeo career with the Generals beginning in the fall. Carlson finished in the top three in the state in bareback riding in each of his first three years… Continue Reading

Wowed by the UConn women

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is bad for basketball. That’s an opinion. It’s not my opinion. If you haven’t watched any of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament — and I understand, women’s basketball has this reputation of not being watched by the casual sports fan — let me bring you up to speed.… Continue Reading

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

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