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Local Sports Briefs – Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

Big Horn boys dominate in Sundance SUNDANCE — The Big Horn boys golf team took first place in Sundance Friday with an overall team score of 361. Andy Quinn was the tournament champion shooting a 79. The girls placed fourth with a team score of 403, which coach Mila Stender said was really good considering Read More

Lady Generals drop two midweek road games, kick off regular season today

SHERIDAN — Before the Sheridan Lady Generals soccer team jumps into the regular season, they traveled to Denver on Tuesday and Wednesday for two final exhibition games. Tuesday’s matchup against Division II’s Johnson and Wales University resulted in a 1-0 loss for the Lady Generals, but they had some quality looks at the net. Taven Read More

Local sports briefs Aug. 29, 2014

SHS tennis falls to Jackson JACKSON — The Sheridan High School girls tennis team fell to Jackson Thursday 1-4. Julia Fenn defeated Eliie Kucera scoring 6-1 and 6-0. Coach Bob Faurot said Fenn had a good outing and has improved her game since her championship run last year. The boys team also lost to Jackson Read More

SC men’s soccer ties with South Dakota school

August 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Generals finally got the chance to play on their home pitch yesterday, a 1-1 tie with the South Dakota School of Mines. In the final tune-up game before the regular season starts, head coach Jeff Hallenbeck was using the scrimmage as a final chance to work on different techniques and get Read More

Broncs ready to play; face Laramie in season opener

SHERIDAN — After two weeks of practice, the Sheridan Broncs are itching to play under the lights on a Friday night. The Broncs open their 2014 season with a home game against Laramie tomorrow, and head coach Don Julian says it’s about time. “We need to see somebody else,” Julian said. “Our guys are sick Read More

District’s new hire has passion for recreation

August 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District recently hired Brandon Garner to fill their open Recreation Program Supervisor position. After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion three years ago, Garner moved to Sheridan, where he’s been working at Memorial Hospital’s Wyoming Rehab Fitness & Physical Therapy Clinic. Read More

It’s Christmas! Well, almost

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m confident that the two months between the NBA Finals and the first NFL game are worse than having bamboo shoots jammed under your fingernails. There are a couple of fun golf tournaments in the summer, but without Tiger, they lack that mass appeal of summers ago. Read More

Lady Generals put in good showing for first weekend at the net

August 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team had a strong start to its season over the weekend, leaving the North Platte (Nebraska) Tournament with three wins and a loss. It took a match for the Lady Generals to work out some kinks, losing in four sets to Northeastern Junior College, 24-26, 20-25, 25-18, 16-25. Friday Read More

SC comes out with tie against Dakota Wesleyan

August 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team traveled to Mitchell, South Dakota, yesterday and came home with a tie against Dakota Wesleyan. The Generals controlled most of the play, especially in the second half, but were unable to find the net despite a couple opportunities. Luckily for Sheridan, though, their defense stepped up and Read More

Lady Broncs take first place at Scoop Shovlain Invitational

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan High School Girl’s golf team took first Friday in the E.R. Scoop Shovlain Invitational at Kendrick Golf Course. With an overall team score of 564, both Kayla Allen, shooting an 83 on day two and taking first place in girls’ singles, and Victoria Owings, shooting a 90 and taking third place, led Read More

Pre-season games helped boost confidence for Lady Generals

SHERIDAN — A boost in confidence is what coach Stefan Skillman called his week of soccer games. The Sheridan College Lady Generals played three straight exhibition road games this week to prepare for the conference season, and Skillman came home pleased with how his team performed. They did not keep score in any of the Read More

SC men’s soccer struggle in second half, fall to Presentation

SHERIDAN— After carrying a 1-0 lead into halftime, the Sheridan College men’s soccer team gave up two early second-half goals to lose 2-1 to Presentation College. Despite the Generals controlling the second-half kickoff, Presentation scored their first goal, a penalty kick, in the first 30 seconds of the half. It didn’t take long for Presentation Read More

Owings, Allen lead SHS girls team at Scoop Invite

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan golfers led the charge for the Sheridan High School team in yesterday’s first round of the E.R. Scoop Shovlain Invitational at Kendrick Golf Course. Victoria Owings and Kayla Allen both shot opening round 92s to put themselves in a tie atop the leaderboard. Their scores helped put the SHS Lady Broncs Read More

SHS Booster Club helping to raise money for new locker room space

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan community grows, Sheridan High School grows. As SHS grows, its number of student-athletes grows, and as its number of student-athletes grows, the need for space becomes more and more of an issue. The Sheridan High School Booster Club has initiated “Leading the Legacy,” a fundraiser to help raise $1,000,000 out Read More

Column: Overcoming baseball fatigue

August 20, 2014

Summer’s just about over and fall sports are barreling down on us like Jadeveon Clowney. I spent most of my first summer in Sheridan covering baseball. A lot of baseball. They keep telling me that baseball is “America’s pastime,” but I think the history buffs are just holding onto the last bit of desperation that Read More

SHS Booster Club hosting picnic tonight

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan High School Booster Club will host a picnic tonight to kick off the new school year and the fall sports season. The picnic will run from 5:30-7 p.m. in the high school courtyard. Everyone is welcome and dinner will be served. Following the picnic, a fall sports parents meeting will be held Read More

SC women’s team using exhibition games to improve

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan College women’s soccer team is still trying to find its bearings as the team jumps into the season. Luckily, they’ve got a few exhibition games to work things out. The Lady Generals traveled to North Dakota yesterday for a scrimmage against Jamestown College. Although they didn’t keep score because it was a scrimmage, Read More

SC women’s basketball coach adds last recruit for 2014 season

August 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — It may be the beginning of fall sports season, but that doesn’t mean Sheridan College women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy hasn’t been hard at work. After adding two Australian’s to his roster for the 2014-15 season, McCarthy recently signed another foreign player to round out his squad. Zuzana Talácková is a 5-foot-9 forward Read More

Adult rec league softball tourney this weekend

August 15, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s been quite a summer for recreational softball in Sheridan, and it’s all culminating with the division tournaments this weekend. Robbie Spencer, the Adult Activities Coordinator for the Sheridan Recreation District, is hoping to go out with a bang by creating the first Adult Softball Community Festival. The festival, in it’s inaugural year, Read More

New face of the PGA

August 13, 2014

As I somberly scrolled through my Facebook timeline on Monday in the wake of the tragic death of one of the world’s funniest persons, I was reacquainted with my favorite Robin Williams moment, and possibly the funniest five minutes a person can come across during a YouTube binge — Williams’ take on golf. As a Read More

30 compete in JD Mullinax tennis tournament

August 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — Thirty players took to Thorne-Rider Park over the weekend to compete in this year’s J.D. Mullinax Memorial Tennis Tournament. The field featured competitors from all age groups from 11-year-old Robert Morton to some in their 70s. The event featured men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournaments and consolation brackets. The men’s doubles event saw Read More

$25,000 raised in Give Kids the World tourney

August 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Thirty-two teams of two participated in the two-day Give the Kids the World/Swings for Smiles Golf Tournament held at the Powder Horn over the weekend. The handicapped-adjusted format included both best ball and scramble competitions. The charity event, sponsored by Homer “Scotty” Scott, raised funds for the Give Kids the World facility in Read More

UW coach Bohl expects more from defense

August 8, 2014

LARAMIE. (AP) — It is one of the more common things first-year University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has said since he was hired in December. “Leverage our defense.” That means Bohl wants his defense to be the strength of both this season’s team and future teams. The good news is nine defensive starters Read More

Former Big Horn basketball coach honored for service

SHERIDAN — Bruce Hoffman isn’t the only basketball coach to have received some recognition this summer for his service over the years. Former Big Horn boys basketball coach Chuck Wells was awarded the 2014 Wyoming Coaches’ Association’s Bill Farthing Award for his local, state and national distinguished service. The WCA has presented this award, which Read More

SFOA seeking football officials

August 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Alden Donston, president of the Sheridan Football Officials Association, is looking for individuals who are interested in officiating football this fall. Whether you’re looking to make a little extra income, get some exercise or stay involved in football, the SFOA is looking for anyone interested to officiate at the junior high and high Read More

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