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Rams escape Wheatland comeback to earn trip back to State Championship

November 8, 2014

BIG HORN — One minute and 20 seconds. That’s how long the Wheatland Bulldogs had the lead before the Big Horn Rams scored what would be the winning touchdown Saturday afternoon in what was their closest contest of the season. With that score, the Rams are headed back to Laramie for a chance to repeat Read More

State volleyball captures cheers, tears of competition

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan High School and Big Horn High School volleyball teams entered the state tournament in Casper at top seed. Both had big wins in their first games of the tourney — the Lady Broncs taking down the Green River Wolves in three sets, and the Lady Rams pounding the Wind River Cougars in Read More

Rams hope to break through Wheatland defense in semifinals

BIG HORN — Not only does a Saturday game mean an extra day of practice for the Big Horn Rams, but when head coach Mike McGuire looked at the weather forecast, he liked what he saw on Saturday much better. The Rams are facing a rematch with the toughest opponent they’ve played all season, the Read More

BH, SHS teams make it through first round at state

SHERIDAN — Top-seeds Big Horn High School and Sheridan High School had no problem getting through their first round matches in their respective brackets at the volleyball state tournament Thursday. Big Horn, which was awarded the top seed in the East after winning its third straight regional title, easily took down Wind River in the Read More

Sheridan Swim Team to host ‘Salute to Veterans’ meet

SHERIDAN — This weekend the Sheridan Swim Team will host a “Salute to Veterans” swim meet at the Sheridan Junior High School Early Building pool. The meet will take place Saturday and Sunday and will feature 45 Sheridan swimmers. The swim team will also be fundraising for the daughter of a swim-team family who was Read More

SC volleyball team ends season in first round of Region IX tournament

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team wasn’t able to take down Central Wyoming College the way they did just two weeks ago, making it a short run at the Region IX tournament in Casper. The Lady Generals needed comeback wins in the third and fourth sets to force a fifth set in a September Read More

Coach: Sheridan vs. Natrona game comes down to who wants it worse

November 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — The matchup is finally here: Sheridan versus Natrona, part two. Although Don Julian and his staff would have liked this matchup to take place a week later, this is how the dice fell, or, in this case, how the coin was flipped. But there’s no time to worry about when or why this Read More

SHS, BH volleyball teams kick off state tournament today

SHERIDAN — At this point in the season, just days before the state championship game, teams often work on fine tuning the skills that got them into the post-season tournament. In volleyball that means players are working on things like passing, digs and serves. But beyond the physical aspect of the game, coaches must also Read More

Column: Basketball talk

November 5, 2014

Mike Pruden is The Sheridan Press sports editor. Every so often I find myself strolling over to the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome and taking a seat in women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy’s office. The conversation usually opens with McCarthy asking me what time the Broncs play Friday or any other happenings in the busy world Read More

Generals defeat Laramie under Golden Dome

SHERIDAN — Things got off to a slow start for the Sheridan College Generals last night, but a second-half dunk fest opened things up on their way to a 91-73 victory. Laramie County Community College came into the Golden Dome last night with a unique defense that took some adjusting by the Generals early on. Read More

Lady Rams earn third regional title

November 3, 2014

BIG HORN — Revenge has never tasted so sweet for the Big Horn Lady Rams volleyball team as it did Saturday in Torrington. The Lady Rams faced Wright in the 2A regional championship, earning a victory in four sets (25-18, 26-24, 17-25, 25-19). Wright defeated Big Horn three times in regular season play, but the Lady Read More

Lady Broncs battle through bracket to take title

SHERIDAN — It wasn’t an easy road to get there, but the Sheridan High School girls volleyball team will enter the state tournament this weekend as the No.1 seed out of the East region after defeating Cheyenne Central in the title match Saturday. The Lady Broncs topped Laramie before losing to Campbell County and beating Read More

SC men’s basketball tops N. Idaho

SHERIDAN — Matt Hammer questioned his teams’ work ethic after a preseason loss at Rocky Mountain College on Oct. 21, and since then, his team has responded in a positive way. The Sheridan College men’s basketball team opened the regular season with two wins at the Holiday Inn Tournament this weekend, including an 89-85 victory Read More

Toms leads team in scoring with 22

SHERIDAN — The size and depth of the Sheridan College women’s basketball team was too much for 18th-ranked North Idaho to handle on Saturday, allowing the Lady Generals to dominate the floor on their way to a clean sweep at the Holiday Inn Tournament. After coasting to a win against Great Falls Friday, Sheridan faced Read More

Lady Eagles end season at regionals

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School girls volleyball team wrappedup the 2014 season at the 2A regional tournament Saturday. In the team’s final game of the season, the Lady Eagles fell to Southeast, the team that went on to take third place in the tournament. The Lady Eagles battled through three sets (25-18, 26-24, Read More

Semifinal matchups set for Big Horn, Sheridan teams

SHERIDAN — The matchups are set for the Wyoming high school football semifinals. The Sheridan Broncs, who beat Cheyenne Central in the opening round, will have a rematch against No.1 Natrona this Saturday starting at 1 p.m. at Natrona County High School. Natrona beat the Broncs 24-0 in their regular season matchup. The Big Horn Read More

Friday’s Scores

November 1, 2014

From The Associated Press FOOTBALL State Playoffs Class 4A Quarterfinal Campbell County 48, Laramie 3 Casper Natrona 55, Evanston 12 Cheyenne East 57, Casper Kelly Walsh 27 Sheridan 28, Cheyenne Central 7 Class 3A Quarterfinal Cody 61, Rawlins 6 Douglas 38, Star Valley 13 Riverton 42, Powell 26 Torrington 41, Jackson Hole 14 Class 2A Read More

Big Horn Rams earn win against Lovell

SHERIDAN — It was closer than most people expected, but the Big Horn Rams squeaked out a win against Lovell to advance in the 2A playoffs. In the Rams first-ever home playoff night game, it was a back-and-forth battle for the 24 minutes of play before Big Horn was able to pull ahead in the Read More

Lady Broncs move to No. 4 seed with win over Cheyenne South

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School volleyball team got off to a slow start in their opening round matchup in the 4A East regional tournament Friday, but still only needed three sets to take down fifth-seeded Laramie. The Lady Broncs had trouble stretching their lead to open the match until a timeout by head coach Read More

Broncs advance to quarterfinals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs were about an inch away from opening last night’s playoff game against Cheyenne Central the same way they started against them in the regular season. On the opening kickoff in the Broncs victory on Oct. 10, Dontae Crow handed the ball off to Joe Shassetz, who took the ball to Read More

SC women’s basketball dominates Great Falls

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals basketball team dominated in the opening performance at the Holiday Inn tournament Friday night, topping Great Falls 101-41. While the score was just 55-24 going into the halftime break, the Lady Generals ran away with the game in the second half. Tamara Brine led the team in scoring Read More

SHS swimming finishes fifth at state meet

SHERIDAN — While the Sheridan High School girls swimming and diving team left the 4A state meet without earning any championships, the team did turn out several good performances in Gillette Friday. Overall, the team finished in fifth place with 131 points, behind Campbell County, La ramie, Cheyenne Central and Cheyenne East. The following are Read More

High School Volleyball

Lady Rams head to regional championship game BIG HORN — The Lady Rams volleyball team won two matches Friday night to move into the 2A East regional championship game, set for 4 p.m. today. The Lady Rams will face Wright, a team that also earned two wins Friday. Big Horn topped Pine Bluffs in their Read More

Tongue River ends season with tough loss to Cokeville

DAYTON — The Tongue River Eagles football team suffered a tough, season-ending loss to Cokeville Friday night in the first round of the 1A playoffs. The No.-1 ranked team in the 1A West, topped the team from Dayton 55-0. “They were everything I thought they would be,” Eagles coach John Scott said about Cokeville Friday Read More

Lady Generals rally for the win

October 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — The two vocal Eagles fans behind the Laramie County Community College bench weren’t nearly enough to drain the energy from the Sheridan College crowd last night as the Lady Generals volleyball team took down the Eagles in a five-set barn-burner. It was just 20 days ago when the Lady Generals needed five sets Read More

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