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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

Fenn dominates at Ed Treat Intermountain District match

SHERIDAN — Julia Fenn won a couple different divisions in the Ed Treat Intermountain District Championship this past weekend. Fenn won the 16 & under girls singles at the event that took place in Idaho Falls, Idaho. After only giving up one game in her first three matches, it took three sets to defeat Murray, Read More

TR hires new x-country coach

SHERIDAN — Back in May, the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted unanimously to add activities to the schools in the district. For high school athletics, this meant additions of dance teams, cross country, indoor track and soccer. For the schools, this meant finding new coaches. Tongue River High School recently named Read More

SC women’s basketball adds another Australian to 2014-2015 roster

SHERIDAN — The foreign recruits keep coming for Sheridan College’s Frank McCarthy. The Lady Generals coach just received another signed letter of intent from an Australian player to join the 2014-15 basketball roster. Tamara Brine is a 5-foot-10 forward that McCarthy calls a high energy player with good scoring ability. She handles the ball reasonably Read More

Sheridan’s fall sports prep for start of 2014 season

August 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s officially time to get back into the swing of things for fall sports athletes at Sheridan High School. SHS Activities Director Don Julian said those participating or interested in fall sports should be aware of the following information. Football — The season officially kicks off on Aug. 9, with player/parent meeting at Read More

Honoring coaching legends

Coaching basketball is hard. I coached a year of high school JV basketball while I was in college back in Indiana. It’s hard. I’m not saying it wasn’t fun or it wasn’t worth it. I loved it, but it’s hard. It’s a grueling task to plan practices, keep teenage boys focused on a rebounding drill Read More

Three Sheridan men compete in Ironman competition

August 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan athletes finished the 2014 Ironman in Boulder, Colorado, over the weekend. John Gaviotis, David Alden and Brock Boedecker all finished the race that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112 miles biking, and a 26.2-mile run. Alden was the fastest of the three, finishing in 12:39:52. Boedecker came in just above 13 hours Read More

Sheridan teen takes 8th in long jump at Hershey’s Games

August 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Sierra Needles finished eighth in the long jump for her age group at the Hershey’s Track and Field Games. The Sheridan Junior High School athlete competed against 12 other girls between the ages of 13-14 at the event on Saturday in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She landed her longest jump — 7 feet, 7.75 inches, Read More

Troopers end season at state tourney

SHERIDAN — Coach Ben Phillips didn’t sound displeased after the Troopers ended their season with a 7-4 loss in the ‘AA’ State Tournament on Friday. He sounded encouraged. Although the Troopers only won one of their three games during the tournament, Phillips said he was pleased to see his guys give maximum effort and battle Read More

SC women’s basketball adds to 2014 recruiting class

August 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Coach Frank McCarthy has filled another void in his Lady Generals roster for the 2014-15 season. Sam Moodie, a 6-foot-1 post player from Australia, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Sheridan College in the fall. Moodie pairs her post-up ability with her perimeter skills to stretch the defense Read More

Troopers show resiliency in first two rounds of tourney

SHERIDAN — The Troopers seem to have grown out of their regular season woes, especially with pitching and their ability to battle back from adversity. The Troopers got two impressive starts in their first two games of the Legion ‘AA’ State Tournament, but were only able to get the win in one of them. Blake Read More

Swinging for Smiles golf tournament next week at the Powder Horn

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will play host to the inaugural Swinging for Smiles golf tournament next week. The Swinging for Smiles Golf Tournament will benefit Give Kids the World, a program that provides memorable, magical and cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. The tournament kicks off with a practice round on Thursday, Aug. Read More

Powder Horn assistant pro gets good start at PGA Assistant Championship

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s John Kienast finished tied for fourth in the National Car Rental Rocky Mountain Section PGA Assistant Championship yesterday. Twenty-four assistant professionals took to Blackfoot Municipal Golf Club in Blackfoot, Idaho, over the last two days to compete in the 36-hole tournament. The top two finishers from the tournament qualify for the 38th Read More

SC to host volleyball camps for various skill levels

July 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team is taking registrations for next week’s youth volleyball camps. The Lady Generals will host kids in grades 2-12 in three different camps next week from Aug. 4-6. The first camp, open to both boys and girls in grades 2-6, is designed for young volleyball players who want to Read More

Johnson, Jacobs top PH Men’s League

SHERIDAN — Tyler Johnson and Dewey Jacobs posted a two-under par net score of 34 to win the Thursday Night Nine Hole Men’s League competition at the Powder Horn. The Johnson/Jacobs team also posted the low gross score of the night, a 37, during the two-man alternate shot format tournament. In second place was the Read More

Needles to compete in Hershey’s Track and Field Games

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School athlete Sierra Needles is heading to Hershey, Pennsylvania, this weekend to participate in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games. The event provides kids between the ages of 9-14 the opportunity to learn and develop the skills required to participate in basic track and field events. Needles, who will be Read More

TR football hosting football camp

July 29, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River High School football team is hosting a football camp this week for kids in grades 1-12. The camp will be broken into two sessions that run from Wednesday to Friday at the Tongue River High School football field. The first session, for kids in grades 1-6, will run from 9-11 Read More

Lady Generals earn additional academic honors

July 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Frank McCarthy’s Lady Generals received more national recognition for their work in the classroom last week. For the 19th year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced their Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls for the 2013-14 season, a list that ranks Sheridan College third amongst junior and community colleges. The WBCA Academic Top Read More

North squads earn WCA all-star victories

SHERIDAN — Both the boys and girls North squads took home a win at the Wyoming Coaches Association All-Star Game in Casper over the weekend. While a big second quarter gave the girls North basketball team a 12-point halftime lead, the South came out firing in the third quarter. They outscored the North 26-11 in Read More

Slow offense results in Jets’ Sunday elimination

SHERIDAN — After a long playoff series, the Sheridan Jets wrapped up the American Legion ‘B’ State Tournament on Sunday, but unfortunately did not come out on top. It was a late start for the Sheridan Jets in Saturday night’s matchup against the Gillette Rustlers, but that extra practice time didn’t seem to matter. The Read More

Local polo enthusiast gives lessons, rents horses

July 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Polo is fun and affordable. That’s the message Ethan Galis is trying to convey through his lessons at the Big Horn Polo Academy. Galis began playing polo in college at the University of Texas at Austin, and he calls himself an addict. Just when he thought he was burnt out of the sport, Read More

Rockies take Ponies League title

SHERIDAN — The Fletcher Construction and Wendy’s Rockies won the Sheridan Ponies Softball League on Monday. The Rockies defeated the Let’er Buck Carwash and Pepsi Marlins team 23-8 in the championship game at Sixth Street Fields. The Rockies roster, which included two separate sets of twins, was comprised of girls in grades 5-7 who were Read More

Sheridan teams play in 10-run rule games — win one, lose one

SHERIDAN — Sheridan teams gave up a whopping 19 runs in the first round of the American Legion ‘B’ State Tournament yesterday. Unfortunately, the Babe Ruth All-Stars gave up 17 of them. The All-Stars didn’t play as their name implies, losing 17-0 to the top-seeded Gillette Rustlers in the opening game of the tournament. Singles, Read More

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