Category Archives: Local Sports

More changes coming to Sheridan Softball Complex

SHERIDAN — The softball programs in Sheridan have been steadily growing as the national average of participants in recreational softball has decreased dramatically. In the last two years, Sheridan’s participation has jumped from 31 teams to 51 teams playing in various leagues at the Sheridan Softball Complex at Sheridan College. The softball program is by… Continue Reading

Column: Joining the Tiana Hanson book club

This is my plea to get Sheridan College’s Tiana Hanson some national recognition. If you don’t know who Hanson is, she’s the unassuming 6-foot-1 post player who has made a second home under the basket for the Lady Generals. If you haven’t had time to watch her play, make time. It’s worth it. She’s junior… Continue Reading

Hawks open season with two big wins on home ice

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team earned its first two wins of the season at home, taking down the Pinedale Glaciers twice over the weekend. Four different Hawks put the puck in the net Saturday evening as Sheridan outshot Pinedale 36-14 on their way to a 7-2 victory. Jess Edens led the… Continue Reading

Hanson goes for 44 in Lady Generals’ overtime win

Hanson goes for 44 in Lady Generals’ overtime win

SHERIDAN — It was an exciting weekend of basketball in Sheridan, and the fans at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome were treated to some free-hoops action Saturday as both the Lady Generals and Generals played overtime games against North Dakota State College of Science. The Lady Generals got off to a big week Thursday when… Continue Reading

Hallenbeck signs first recruit for 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College men’s soccer coach Jeff Hallenbeck has officially started compiling his roster for the 2015 season, starting with the signing of his first recruit last week. Alex Corbin, a 5-foot-11 striker from Cheyenne East High School, signed to play for the Generals next fall. Corbin led the Thunderbirds in goals during his… Continue Reading

Lady Generals dominate Dawson Community College

Lady Generals dominate Dawson Community College

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College defense was much too stifling for Dawson Community College as the Lady Generals forced 38 turnovers on their way to an easy 101-56 victory Friday. Coach Frank McCarthy put the pressure on the Buccaneers early, pressing them full court for nearly the entire first half. The Lady Generals forced 19… Continue Reading

SC Lady Generals crack top 25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team broke into the national polls this week, earning the No. 19 ranking in the NJCAA’s Division I top 25. The Lady Generals are 9-2 this season, including wins over nationally ranked opponents Salt Lake Community College (No. 11) and North Idaho College (No. 24). Head coach Frank… Continue Reading

Mayer named Gatorade Player of the Year

BIG HORN — The postseason accolades keep rolling in for Big Horn’s Christian Mayer. It was announced today that Mayer was named the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for the state of Wyoming. According to the Gatorade website, the The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize and celebrate… Continue Reading

Generals outrebound Western Nebraska in win

SHERIDAN — With 2:22 left in the game, Pablo Rivas skied for a rebound, his 12th of the night, thwarted off two Western Nebraska defenders, and took a karate-chop across the arm for a foul. He hugged the basketball and let out a yell, as if to say, “These are my rebounds. Stay away.” The… Continue Reading

Column: Being punished for winning

The College Football Playoffs selection committee got together yesterday and released their latest rankings, its first since the end of the regular season. Somehow, Florida State fell in the rankings. Again. After just about everyone except the NCAA complained about the bowl process and lack of playoffs in college football for years, we finally got… Continue Reading

Fenn named tennis POY

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School tennis player and three-time state champion Julia Fenn added to her accomplishments this week when she was named the 2014 Star-Tribune Girls Tennis Player of the Year. Fenn, a junior, is coming off her third-straight state championship run and another dominating performance in Wyoming girls’ tennis. In her three state-title… Continue Reading

Sheridan College men crush Dakota College

Sheridan College men crush Dakota College

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball coaches made some adjustments to the starting lineup last night, and it helped the Generals roll to a lopsided 110-68 victory over Dakota College. Matt Hammer and his staff went with Terrell Butler, Jevon Griffin, Tre McCallum, Pablo Rivas and Rudy Joly in an attempt to set the… Continue Reading

Column: The brawl that ruined basketball

Mike Pruden is the sports editor at The Sheridan Press. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. There’s a lot I have to be thankful for. The usual stuff: A loving family, a good job, good health, cold beer and football on the TV. But, just to be a scrooge, I’m going to focus on a few things I’m extremely… Continue Reading

Sheridan Volleyball Club info night next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Volleyball Club is kicking off the 2015 season with an information night next week. The SVC will host an information night for players and parents at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Sheridan Junior High School Commons. Registration will be for girls ages 10-18. For more information see www.sheridanvolleyball.com. Continue Reading

Bench boosts Generals past Eastern Wyoming College

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals got their first taste of conference play Saturday as they held off Eastern Wyoming College for a 92-87 victory in Casper. After opening their season with a handful of nonconference opponents, all-star teams and prep schools, Sheridan finally got to play a tough game against a team more similar… Continue Reading

Super 25 lead list of Sheridan County All-State selections

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Coaches Association announced the 2014 All-State selections for high school football Saturday, and once again the list was filled with Sheridan County athletes. Big Horn’s Kerry Powers and Christian Mayer and Sheridan’s Joe Shassetz led the charge for Sheridan County. Powers, Mayer and Shassetz were all named to the WyoVarsity Super… Continue Reading

All-Conference football players, coaches of the year named From staff reports SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School head football coach Michael McGuire and Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian were each named Coach of the Year in their respective conferences, and a handful of their players joined them on the All-Conference teams. After leading Big Horn to an undefeated regular season and regional championship, McGuire took the Rams back to the state championship game for a second straight season in only his third season at the helm. Even though the Rams lost in the title game it did not diminish what the team accomplished as nine Big Horn players were awarded All-Conference honors. Christian Mayer and Kerry Powers led the way for the Rams. Along with making All-Conference, Mayer was named 2A East Offensive Player of the Year, and Powers was named Defensive Player of the Year. Mayer and Powers were joined on the All-Conference team by teammates Mason Lube, Nolan McCafferty, Garrett Allen, Brice Beisher, Seth Kite, Ryan Kobielusz and Collin Powers. Ten Sheridan players were named All-Conference. Joe Shassetz led the charge for the Broncs, making All-Conference in three different positions: wide receiver, defensive back and a unanimous decision as kick-return specialist. Jess Edens joined Shassetz on special teams, making All-Conference as a unanimous decision for a kicking specialist and as a punter. Edens also made All-Conference as a defensive lineman. He was joined on the defensive All-Conference list by teammates Shassetz, Tory Music, Colbey Bruney, Kyle Bott, Dontae Crow and Dylan Daniels. Riley Session was unanimously named to the team as an at-large defender. To go along with Shassetz on offense, Music, Davis Alden, Blake Godwin and Evan Coon were also named to the All-Conference team. In 1A, five Tongue River players were named to the 1A East All-Conference team. Brennan Kutterer, Lane Dockery, Dillon Lyons, Mason Schroder and Pierce Jardine were awarded All-Conference honors.

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School head football coach Michael McGuire and Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian were each named Coach of the Year in their respective conferences, and a handful of their players joined them on the All-Conference teams. After leading Big Horn to an undefeated regular season and regional championship,… Continue Reading

Sheridan College Generals defeat Planet Athlete Prep in Casper

SHERIDAN — When the Sheridan College Generals get quick transitions off defensive stops, they are a tough team to go against. That is what head coach Matt Hammer said after the team took down yet another all-star team Friday afternoon in Casper. After defeating the Wyoming All-Stars Tuesday at home 110-69, Friday’s game against Planet… Continue Reading

Shassetz, Mayer and Powers named to Super 25 list

SHERIDAN — The high school football season is over, but the post-season awards have just started rolling in. Three Sheridan County football players were recognized on the WyoVarsity Super 25. The Super 25 is a list compiled by the Casper Star-Tribune sports staff based on statistics, staff observations and input from coaches and media. This… Continue Reading

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