Category Archives: Local Sports

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

Legion baseball meeting set for tonight

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan American Legion will host its annual player-parent meeting tonight at Sheridan High School. The meeting will be in the small gym at the high school and is for any potential player and his parents. Coaches and some board members will be in attendance to give information and get the baseball season… Continue Reading

SC signs Hifo to volleyball roster

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team has added to its roster once again by inking Sulieti Hifo this week. Hifo, a 5-foot-8 outside hitter from Maui, Hawaii, is the second player from Hawaii to ink a letter of intent with Sheridan for 2015. Patricia Batoon committed to the Lady Generals in January. “Suli is… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs finish third at state

Lady Broncs finish third at state

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs wrapped up their season with a third-place finish at the 4A state tournament after taking down the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians 50-41. The Lady Broncs had their share of offensive issues in the first quarter, only knocking down 2-of-10 from the field. The Lady Broncs’ saving grace was that… Continue Reading

The Sheridan Press Athletes of the Week

Dylan Wright Sheridan High School – Basketball Wright had 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting against Natrona. She had 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting against East. She had 14 points against Central. She had eight rebounds in all three games. Dylan Daniels Sheridan High School – Basketball Daniels scored 20 points, including 10-of-14 from the free-throw line… Continue Reading

Erickson, Trujillo win pool tourney

SHERIDAN — More than 210 sanctioned players and 30 four-person teams make up the Sheridan 8-ball Valley National Eight-Ball Association League that has been running since September. The league plays at various Sheridan locations on Thursday nights and held its annual 8-ball Singles Championship over the weekend. Players are placed in one of two divisions… Continue Reading

Pokes heading to NCAA Tourney for first time since 2002

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team was tabbed the No. 12 seed in the East Region during Sunday’s NCAA Championships Selection Show and will face fifth-seeded Northern Iowa on Friday in Seattle. Wyoming earned the Mountain West’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships with a 45-43 upset of No. 25 San Diego… Continue Reading

Broncs end season with one-point loss to Cheyenne Central

SHERIDAN — Simply put, the Broncs just couldn’t get the ball in the bucket in their narrow 51-50 loss in the 4A state basketball tournament consolation semifinals to the Cheyenne Central Indians. The loss ends the season for the Broncs. Outside, inside, from the corners or straight up, the Broncs couldn’t get the 3-point shots… Continue Reading

Broncs fall to Kelly Walsh in opening round of state

Broncs fall to Kelly Walsh in opening round of state

SHERIDAN — A very poor afternoon offensively hurt the Sheridan High School boys basketball team in the opening round of the 4A state tournament as the Broncs fell to the Kelly Walsh Trojans 58-41. After both the Broncs and Trojans finished first in their respective conferences this season, a first-round matchup between the two teams… Continue Reading

Gatorade taps Ryan for top girls honor in the state

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Robbi Ryan has been awarded the prestigious honor of Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the state of Wyoming. According to the Gatorade website, the Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize and celebrate the nation’s most outstanding high school talents for their… Continue Reading

SC soccer adds two players

SHERIDAN — Head coach Jeff Hallenbeck has added two more recruits to his 2015 Sheridan College men’s soccer roster. Nolan Grenfell, an outside defender from Corvallis, Montana, and Nathan Weyrich, a 6-foot-1 defender from Worland both committed to play for the Generals next season. Grenfell and Weyrich join a growing Sheridan roster that already includes… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs beat Natrona County, head to state semifinals

The Lady Broncs handily took down the Natrona County Fillies 44-32 in the 4A quarterfinal game. From the opening tip off, it was all Sheridan. The Lady Broncs took advantage of Natrona County’s poor shooting and grabbed a 9-0 run in the first quarter. Sheridan was pitching a shutout until the final second of the… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs beat reigning champs Natrona County

Lady Broncs beat reigning champs Natrona County

The Lady Broncs handily took down the Natrona County Fillies 44-32 in the 4A State Quarterfinals today in Casper. From the opening tip off, it was all Sheridan. The Lady Broncs took advantage of Natrona County’s poor shooting and grabbed a 9-0 run in the first quarter. Sheridan was pitching a shutout until the final… Continue Reading

Local sports briefs

Legion baseball meeting next week SHERIDAN — The Sheridan American Legion will kick off the 2015 baseball season by hosting its annual player-parent meeting next week. All potential players and their parents are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the small gym at Sheridan High School. Coaches… Continue Reading

City-League regular season awards

City-League regular season awards

MVP Bob Hanson – Old School Offensive POY Nick Sweeny – Screaming Bulls Defensive POY Bob Hanson – Old School Scoring Title Nick Sweeny – Screaming Bulls All-City Team Matt Hammer – Perkins Restaurant Mike Pruden – Perkins Restaurant Tom Parks – Perkins Restaurant Antoine Proctor – Cowtran Inc. Sergio Trocha – Cowtran Inc. Bob… Continue Reading

Column: Let the madness begin

Hopefully everyone is tying up any and all loose ends at their office this week. Sunday begins a three-week stretch of sick days, slow internet speeds and pure madness. It’s Selection Sunday, the greatest sports day of the year, at least until the round of 64, or the opening round, or whatever they are calling… Continue Reading

Rec District offering fly fishing, hunter ed. classes

SHERIDAN — For anyone wanting to perfect their skills in the great outdoors, the Sheridan Recreation District is taking reservations for two different outdoor classes. On April 25, Roger Miller, owner of the Fly Shop of the Bighorns, will teach a course to anyone interested in learning the basics of fly fishing. The course will… Continue Reading

All-state track selections named

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Coaches Association awarded five Sheridan County athletes all-state selections for their performances at the indoor track state meet over the weekend. Garrett Allen, who was state champion in boys shot put with his throw of 49 feet, 10 inches, is the lone Big Horn Ram on the all-state list. He is… Continue Reading

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