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Column: Bohl good hire for Wyoming, a program with its own indefinable struggle

December 10, 2013

It wasn’t long ago when Poke fans dreaded Dave Christensen’s departure as a result of him being poached by a larger program. Then, when Wyoming trended down, they worried whether firing him was ideal because, “how can we do any better?” The brief, weeklong absence of a football coach in Laramie shows just how fast Read More

Hawks sweep Rock Springs in season opener

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team earned their first two wins of the 2013-14 season at home this weekend, defeating the Rock Springs Miners 7-3 Saturday afternoon and 11-3 Sunday morning. Making it an easy numbers game, the Hawks took far more shots on net than the Miners  in both games, 43 to 29 Read More

SC holiday hoops camp registration open

SHERIDAN — Registration is open for Sheridan College basketball boys and girls annual holiday camps at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The Lady Generals camp will be held Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants receive a basketball. Registration forms can be picked up at the college. Anyone with questions can contact Frank Read More

Cowboys introduce Bohl as new football coach

December 9, 2013

Wyoming hires 2-time FCS title winner from North Dakota State LARAMIE (AP) — Craig Bohl isn’t leaving behind the cold and snow in taking over the Wyoming football program after 11 years at North Dakota State. He is moving up a level in the college football hierarchy and likes the idea of undertaking a new Read More

2-0: Fast start for Sheridan boys, girls basketball

Lady Broncs 59, Billings Skyview 42 SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs began 2013-14 with two double-digit wins, defeating Billings Skyview 56-42 Saturday in Sheridan. Distributing scoring across the floor, the Lady Broncs built an early lead in a game with no ties or lead changes after the opening bucket. They led 18-12 after one, and Read More

Bronc wrestlers 3rd in Powell; Goss, Hastings take first

SHERIDAN — Bronc wrestlers competed for the first time this season Friday and Saturday in Powell, finishing two first-place and four second-place athletes. The team finished third behind Colstrip, Mont., and host-team Powell, who won the event. Tucker Goss (126) and Hayden Hastings (132) won their respective classes. Tory Music (195), Cody Delk (182), Timmy Cowan Read More

Big Horn, Tongue River hoops start seasons in Thermopolis, Lusk

Rams 56, Pine Bluffs 52 SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Rams boys basketball team took down Pine Bluffs Saturday morning 56-52. Leading scorer Colter Carzoli put up 23 points and took down nine rebounds. Devon Ibach scored 20 points and had nine rebounds. Max Lube had nine rebounds. Coach Ryan Alley said though the team Read More

NFR: Cody Ohl ties for first in tie-down roping

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six-time season champion Cody Ohl tied for first in tie-down roping Sunday night in the National Finals Rodeo for his second straight round victory. Ohl, from Hico, Texas, matched Ryan Jarrett of Commanche, Okla., with a 6.9-second run in the fourth round. Ohl earned $16,677 to move into second place in Read More

SC teams break for Christmas after losses in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College basketball teams closed out 2013 with losses Saturday night at Gillette. In the first contest, the Lady Generals fell behind early and lost 79-49 to the Lady Pronghorns. Madison Forney was the only Lady General to score in double figures with 15 points. She had 10 rebounds. Head coach Frank McCarthy said Read More

Wyoming defeats South Dakota 67-66 in OT; Lews grabs 21 boards in Cowgirls win

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr.’s three-point play with two seconds remaining gave Wyoming a 67-66 overtime victory over South Dakota Saturday night. Tyler Flack hit a 3-pointer to give South Dakota (3-5) a 66-62 lead with 1:43 remaining in overtime. Nance answered with a dunk, and the game-winning three-point play. Nance scored Read More

Report: Wyoming to announce North Dakota State’s Bohl as football coach

December 8, 2013

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State head football coach Craig Bohl says he’s taken the program as far as he can and it’s time for someone else to take over the helm of the two-time Football Championship Subdivision winners. Bohl is expected to be hired as the next coach at Wyoming. The school has Read More

Keeping with tradition: Broncs blowout Green River in opener

December 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs were up 50-13 at halftime, running out to a 66-25 win over Green River Friday night in their season opener in the nightcap at SHS. Sheridan trailed 5-3 early in the first quarter, but after a Dylan Daniels 3-pointer, never again in a game that featured the 40-point blowout running-clock Read More

New coach, no problem: Lady Broncs whip Lady Wolves 66-43

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs never trailed, sharing the scorebook in a 66-43 season opening win Friday night over Green River. New coach Jessica Pickett was pleased with her squad’s first game, particularly on offense. “We’re pretty excited to get the season kicked off, I’m grateful that Green River braved the roads and came Read More

Cowgirls win, Ligocki scores

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowgirls defeated Southern Illinois 87-63 Friday night in the Air Force Classic at Colorado Springs. Kayla Woodward and Kaitlyn Mileto led the way for Wyoming with 19 points apiece, and Sheridan-grad and true-freshman Hailey Ligocki scored for the first time as a Cowgirl, getting in the scorebook with two points. Fallon Lewis chipped in Read More

Hoops rundown: Lady Eagles win streak to 29 games

SHERIDAN — The Lady Eagles took home an early-season win against Shoshoni Friday night, outscoring their opponent 43-32 in Thermopolis. “For a first game I was pretty pleased with how we played defensively,” coach Dianne Moser said. “I thought we did a nice job. We committed a lot of turnovers, but that is expected for Read More

SC men top Western; Lady Generals fall

December 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team is 12-2 and now 1-0 in North Sub-Region IX play after winning at Western Wyoming Wednesday night. Opening conference action with an 84-70 win in Rock Springs, Sheridan was led by Josh Adeyeye’s 24 points. Jamir Andrews scored 20, Iakeem Alston had nine points and six assists and Read More

SC vball: Gerving signs with South Dakota State

SHERIDAN — Sending players from a junior college to Division 1 carries with it a bittersweet feeling for Sheridan College coaches. Lady Generals head volleyball coach Jennifer Stadler knows Carley Gerving is a player that will be missed, but at the same time Gerving has finally reached her goal. After verbally committing earlier this fall, Read More

Sheridan’s Chet Johnson returns to NFR

December 4, 2013

Courtesy Rodeo Media Relations Ted Harbin SHERIDAN — Chet Johnson likes Canada, especially during the summer months. It provides a great respite from the heat cowboys can encounter while competing in rodeo in the lower 48 states. Sure, it gets a little damp, but it’s relatively cool and offers quite a bit to someone like Read More

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo starts Thursday

LAS VEGAS — The Thomas and Mack Center on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus has made a transition from a wood floor to a dirt arena to host the richest 10 days in the sport of rodeo. For the past 28 years, Las Vegas has played host to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Read More

Broncs postseason banquet displays benefits of football program

December 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Bronc football is about more than winning state championships. For the school with the most titles in state history (23) that may come as a surprise. Attend their postseason banquet, and the sentiment is easy to understand. The lineup of events is the same each year: Eat together, watch highlights, thank parents, Read More

Burman: Wyoming needs ‘culture of toughness’

LARAMIE (AP) — A day after firing head coach Dave Christensen, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman says the school’s football team needs to develop a “culture of toughness.” “(We want to) build a program that will have a reputation of being very physical, tough (so that) coming to War Memorial Stadium is a challenging Saturday Read More

Cowboys come on late to beat Black Hills State, 79-65

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming started slow but Larry Nance Jr. got them rolling to beat an inspired Division II Black Hills State 79-65 on Monday. Nance scored 16 points, including eight straight for the Cowboys down the stretch, and also had seven rebounds to lead a quintet of double-figure scorers. Josh Adams scored 15 Read More

SC teams roll into Region IX play after successful Lions Club Tournament

December 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College basketball teams completed a successful Lions Club Tournament Saturday, moving into conference play on the right foot. The Lady Generals, fresh off a 68-64 win over Eastern Wyoming College Friday, rolled Malmstrom AFB, 92-34, Saturday night and improved to 9-4. Erika Erickson (Shepherd, Mont.) led the way with 16 points, Phoebe Read More

Dave Christensen fired after 5 seasons with Cowboys

December 1, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) – Dave Christensen was fired as Wyoming’s football coach Sunday after the Cowboys lost five of their last six games this season. He coached Wyoming for five years, taking the Cowboys to two bowl games. Wyoming finished 5-7 after starting 4-2, ending the season with a 35-7 loss to Utah State on Saturday. Read More

Column: An apology letter to my family after the Packers ruined Thanksgiving

November 29, 2013

Preface: I’m very thankful for my family. There are a lot of us and we get along uncharacteristically well for such a large group of people. We aren’t perfect (most of us play soccer frequently), but things could be much worse. That said, the biannual family picture session yesterday was unnecessary, because I can take pictures of Read More

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