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Broncs top Laramie 3-1

April 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — In the eight years Sheridan High School soccer coach Matt Johnson has been with the Broncs, the team has never defeated Laramie in the teams’ first games of the season. That changed Friday night when the Broncs topped the two-time defending state champions 3-1. “They are really excited and I’m really proud of Read More

Lady Broncs take down Lady Plainsmen 3-2

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls soccer team took advantage of a wild final 10 minutes to take down Laramie 3-2 Friday night at Scott Field. It was an Emily Julian header that capped off a come-from-behind victory for the Lady Broncs in a game that saw the two teams trading blows throughout. After Read More

Wreckers fall just short in Cody

SHERIDAN — The ladies of Sheridan’s Wild West Wreckers roller derby team faced their second opponent of the 2015 season on Saturday, taking on the Heart Mountain Wreck on Wheels of Cody. A hard fought battle, the teams exchanged the lead throughout the bout, but the Wreckers came out just nine points short in the Read More

Broncs break ground on locker room, training facility

Donors and community members, from left, Craig Dougherty, Casey Osborn, Sue Osborn, Molly Steel, Dave Youngren, Bob Grammons, Cynthia Gray, John Ritterbusch, Mark Kinner, Jenny Craft, Cora Lee Davis and Tempe Murphy, are recognized for their contributions to the new locker room and training facility by breaking ground on the project Thursday at Sheridan High Read More

UW’s Dent named All-American Honorable Mention

LARAMIE — Junior Marquelle Dent was selected to the 2015 WBCA Division I Coaches’ Honorable Mention All-America Team. It’s the first such honor of her career and she is one of just six Cowgirls in school history to earn the award. Last month, she was among five individuals to be selected as a regional finalist Read More

This week in sports

April 9, 2015

Sheridan Broncs FRIDAY Boys soccer at Laramie, 5 p.m. Girls soccer vs. Laramie, 6 p.m. Track and field at Trojan Invite (Kelly Walsh), 10 a.m. SATURDAY Boys Soccer at Cheyenne South, noon Girls soccer vs. Cheyenne South, Noon   Big Horn Rams FRIDAY Track and field at Pre-Prom Invite (Tongue River), 10 a.m.   Tongue Read More

SC Booster Club to host golf tournament May 22

SHERIDAN — Registration is open for the Sheridan College Booster Club Spring Golf Tournament, which will be played May 22 at the Powder Horn. The entry fee is $150 per individual and includes a cart, practice balls and a gift bag. Proceeds go to the Sheridan College Booster Club, supporting General athletics. The entry fee, Read More

Column: Five tourney takeaways

April 8, 2015

Monday was the culmination of what most, myself included, consider one of the best NCAA tournaments in recent memory. That significant day means a few things in the sports world. The first? Baseball season. That’s not good news. I hope you guys got your fix on opening day, because we’re now stuck with 161 days Read More

SHS to host groundbreaking for locker room project

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will break new ground tomorrow, literally and figuratively. The SHS Booster Club has been planning and fundraising for a 9,000-square-foot addition to the high school that will renovate the current locker rooms, create more locker room space and add a bigger athletic training facility. “When this was all designed around Read More

UW wrestler injured in Nebraska car accident

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming wrestling recruit Doyle Trout was injured in a one-car accident Sunday afternoon near Waco, Nebraska. According to news reports quoting York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff, Trout, a four-time state champion in Nebraska, lost control of his car on a gravel road and was life flighted to Bryan Medical Center West Read More

Spring stretches for tennis team

April 7, 2015

Sheridan’s Turner Martini stretches for a forehand Monday at the tennis courts at Sheridan High School.

Rec. District taking signups for 2015 Webb Wright

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District is currently taking signups for the 2015 Webb Wright baseball league. Webb Wright baseball is available in three different leagues ranging from first grade to sixth. The pee-wee league is for first- and second-graders and costs $35 per player. The intermediate league costs $40 and is available for third- Read More

This week in sports, April 6-11

April 6, 2015

Sheridan Broncs FRIDAY Boys soccer at Laramie, 5 p.m. Girls soccer vs. Laramie, 6 p.m. Track and field at Trojan Invite (Kelly Walsh), 10 a.m. SATURDAY Boys Soccer at Cheyenne South, noon Girls soccer vs. Cheyenne South, Noon   Big Horn Rams FRIDAY Track and field at Pre-Prom Invite (Tongue River), 10 a.m.   Tongue Read More

Learning to ride

Hunter Carlson rides bareback during the bareback/saddle bronc riding school Saturday at the Sheridan College AgriPark north of Sheridan. The school was offered to individuals with high school rodeo cards wanting to learn. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press

Sheridan’s Broad selected for elite hockey program

SHERIDAN — Barak Broad, member of the Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team as well as the Team Wyoming hockey team, has been selected to play for OneHockey, a AAA spring and summer elite program. Broad recently returned from competing at the USA Hockey National competition in Plano, Texas, with Team Wyoming. After the second Read More

BIG HORN MEETS FINAL FOUR: Wollenman earns academic honors, playing time in NCAA tourney

April 3, 2015

BIG HORN — When the Michigan State Spartans hop on a bus today, their final destination will be Lucas Oil Stadium. Just a few blocks from their hotel in Indianapolis and just over 250 miles from campus, Tom Izzo and the Spartans have made longer journeys this season. Sure, it is the Final Four. It Read More

Surviving, thriving in three sports: Avery, Fieldgrove are two of many athletes who compete in three sports at high school level

SHERIDAN — Long days are habitual for Sheridan High School student-athletes Jennae Fieldgrove and Wyatt Avery. They go to school for six hours a day along with more than two hours of practice. They hit the weight room, go home, eat, do homework, sleep. Wake up the next day, repeat — five to six days Read More

Crow’s two goals lead Broncs to win over Gillette

SHERIDAN — Senior midfielder Joe Shassetz told his mom that in his first three years at Sheridan High School, he had never beaten Gillette on the soccer field. That changed last night when the Broncs dominated the Camels in a 3-0 victory at Scott Field. It didn’t take long for Dontae Crow to get his Read More

Stagnant Lady Broncs fall 1-0 to Gillette

SHERIDAN — After the Sheridan girls soccer team was held scoreless by the Gillette Lady Camels last night, head coach Mallery Marshall was admittedly surprised. Of all the things her Lady Broncs do well, their offensive prowess is typically the best. So a 1-0 loss to third-ranked Gillette was not what the coach had in Read More

Local track teams battle wind, each other in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Fighting both gusting winds and some of the top competition in the region, Sheridan County track and field athletes put up fantastic early-season performances at the Susan Windham Memorial Invitational in Gillette Thursday. Sheridan’s Peyton Bomar grabbed a handful of first-place finishes in the 300-meter hurdles, long jump and the triple jump. Bomar Read More

Hanson named All-American Honorable Mention

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College sophomore Tiana Hanson has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American Honorable Mention for the 2014-15 women’s basketball season. Hanson finished the season with 20.2 points and 10.5 rebounds a game, both team highs. Her 288 free-throw attempts were the most in the country, and she was 11th in Read More

Mayer honored at scholar-athlete banquet

April 2, 2015

BIG HORN — Big Horn football player Christian Mayer was honored at the 21st Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on March 21, in Laramie. The event, hosted by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honored 10 special awards recipients along with 16 scholar-athletes. A total of $22,200 in scholarships Read More

Weekend sports outlook April 2-5

Thursday Soccer Sheridan boys vs. Gillette, 4 p.m. Sheridan girls vs. Gillette, 6 p.m. Track and Field Sheridan at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Big Horn at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Tongue River at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday No competitions scheduled.

Weston Johnson Memorial Invite set for April 18

SHERIDAN — The second annual Weston Johnson Memorial Invitational Volleyball Tournament is coming to Sheridan on April 18. More than 70 teams from Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota will compete in age groups U18, U16, U14 and U12. Johnson played football at the University of Wyoming before beginning his journey as a football coach that Read More

Column: Fix it, Indiana

April 1, 2015

What is happening in Indiana? By now, I’m sure you know or have seen something about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It’s made its way to the national headlines, #BoycottIndiana was trending worldwide on Twitter, and it even found its way onto Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. And now, here I am, writing about it Read More

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