Category Archives: Local Sports

Column: Signing day spectacle

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. Imagine you’re 18 years old, maybe even 17. You spend your days wandering the hallways of your local high school, hit the weight room for an hour or so after school — spring break is right around the corner — and then head home to lounge on… Continue Reading

Composed Lady Eagles win 55-46 over Wright

Composed Lady Eagles win 55-46 over Wright

DAYTON — At first glance, the Tongue River Lady Eagles (11-5) could be the most unassuming team in the state. They aren’t flashy — no one player stands out. They run a disciplined and organized offense, with an equally efficient zone defense. It was that discipline and efficiency that gave the team a solid 55-46… Continue Reading

Eagles hold off Wright, remain at top of conference

DAYTON — Bodies hit the court almost as often as the ball did Saturday at Tongue River High School. In a tight, physical 73-70 overtime win against 2A Northeast Conference opponent Wright, the Tongue River Eagles basketball team left everything it had, and then some, on the court. The result: the top spot in the… Continue Reading

SC hoopers lose three of four games on the road

SHERIDAN — After getting off to a solid start on Friday, it was a rough weekend for the Sheridan College basketball teams. The Lady Generals took down Western Wyoming 93-83 to kickoff the weekend Friday, a game that Sheridan controlled pretty much the whole way. But the tide quickly turned when the Sheridan College men… Continue Reading

SHS wrestlers win, tie against regional competition

SHERIDAN — Broncs head wrestling coach Tyson Shatto called it a successful weekend of duels after beating Cheyenne Central 45-22 and tying with Cheyenne East 33-33 on Saturday. Aside from the duel wins, Shatto said it was good to see regional competition after matching up with Laramie and Cheyenne South the night before. “It gives… Continue Reading

SHS basketball splits with East

Lady Broncs keep rolling, take down East 71-67 SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs took care of business against the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds on Saturday with a tight 71-67 win. “This was a great weekend,” head coach Jessica Pickett said. “I am so proud of how this team has performed.” The Lady Broncs were fighting from… Continue Reading

Big Horn Rams, Lady Rams top Sundance

Lady Rams winners of five of last six games BIG HORN — If the Big Horn Lady Rams (13-5) were fatigued from playing three games in three days, they didn’t let it show on the scoreboard in their 41-19 win against the Sundance Lady Bulldogs (2-12) Saturday. Lady Rams head coach Justin Kidneigh said he… Continue Reading

Broncs beat Cheyenne Central on the road Friday

Broncs beat Cheyenne Central on the road Friday

SHERIDAN — Both Sheridan High School basketball teams found themselves on the good side of the scoreboard in two tight matches against Cheyenne Central High School Friday night. The Sheridan Lady Broncs (13-1) scratched out a close 49-43 victory over the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians (10-4), and the Sheridan Broncs (6-3) were able to pull… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs Jan. 31, 2015

From staff reports Sheridan Lady Generals beat Western Wyo. College 93-83 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals (18-4) picked up another quality conference win on the road against the Western Wyoming College Mustangs. “I am really pleased with the way we played,” head coach Frank McCarthy said. “It was a good win for us.”… Continue Reading

Big Horn teams top Riverside

Big Horn teams top Riverside

BIG HORN — Both the Big Horn boys and girls basketball teams kicked off their three-game weekend with wins over Riverside last night, albeit in two varying styles. In the opening game, the Lady Rams (11-5) were off and running, leaving the Lady Rebels (1-12) to eat their dust as they stormed to a 66-21… Continue Reading

SHS swimmers can’t keep up with Camels

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs had another rough outing in the pool during their home dual against Campbell County High School. In the 12 events, Sheridan managed only 65 points against Campbell County’s 121 team points. However, the Broncs had some notable individual performances. This week’s Sheridan Press Athlete of the Week Presley Felker continued… Continue Reading

SC to host volleyball camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team will host a spring volleyball camp in February and March for players in grades six through 12. The camp will help teach and develop the individual skills and team concepts of the game of volleyball. While working closely with Sheridan College volleyball players and staff, the camp will… Continue Reading

Column: Katy Perry only highlight of Sunday’s big game

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. Thank God. As much as I enjoy listening to Bill Belichick pretend he’s the Albert Einstein of football air pressure, I’m done with Deflategate. First of all, why do we feel the need to peg any and every scandal “something-gate?” The Watergate scandal was named after the hotel where… Continue Reading

Beyond the game

SHERIDAN — Eleven young men make up the Sheridan College men’s basketball team. A group of youngsters at the end of their teenage years, some are playing the final games of their careers, some are playing for the opportunity to postpone those final games for a couple more seasons. They are called student-athletes. Technically, the… Continue Reading

SC signs middle hitter

SHERIDAN — Head coach Jennifer Stadler has inked her second player to the Sheridan College volleyball team for the 2015 season. Patricia “Patty” Batoon, a 5-foot-11 middle hitter from Maui, Hawaii, joins the Lady Generals after a season with NCAA Division II Notre Dame De Namur. She played in every match as a true freshman,… Continue Reading

Hawks earn 2 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss over the weekend

Hawks earn 2 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss over the weekend

SHERIDAN — As they head into the final stretch of the season, the Sheridan Hawks hockey team hosted four home games over the weekend, resulting in two wins, a loss and a tie. The Riverton River Rats took advantage of some Sheridan penalties Friday night, scoring three power-play goals on their way to a 4-0… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs take down Laramie, extend win streak to nine

SHERIDAN — The 12-1 Lady Broncs basketball team extended its nine-game winning streak Saturday with another dominating victory. This time, it was in the form of a 70-48 win over their 4A East opponent the Laramie Lady Plainsmen. The Lady Broncs began the first quarter by putting on an offensive clinic. They made their first eight… Continue Reading

Broncs beat Plainsmen in offensive struggle

SHERIDAN — Games are won at the free-throw line. Defense wins championships. Good teams find a way to win. It was as if the Sheridan Broncs (8-4) had pulled out a pocketbook full of sports clichés and transposed them onto the basketball court Saturday. Say what you want about overused cliches, but Sheridan proved them true… Continue Reading

SC men struggle, ladies roll on home court

SC men struggle, ladies roll on home court

SHERIDAN — It was a strange weekend of basketball at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome, beginning with the Lady Generals blowing out Little Big Horn College Saturday afternoon. If you were at the first matchup between the two schools back in November, a lopsided 92-44 victory in favor of Sheridan, you probably weren’t expecting much… Continue Reading

SHS track, swim teams set records

Bomar sets long-jump record for second-straight week SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School sophomore Peyton Bomar set a school record in long jump for the second week in a row, and the Broncs had another successful meet over the weekend in Gillette. Bomar’s 17 feet, 3.25 inches in the long jump was good enough for a first-place… Continue Reading

Winning streak: Lady Eagles beat Moorcroft 60-20

Winning streak: Lady Eagles beat Moorcroft 60-20

DAYTON —The Tongue River Lady Eagles (9-5) continue their hot streak with a commanding 60-20 win over the Moorcroft Lady Wolves (0-15). The Lady Eagles dominated the game from the opening tip off. In the first quarter, Tongue River went 8-of-16 from the field and terrorized the glass with eight offensive rebounds. Beginning with a… Continue Reading

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