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Washington leads Wyoming over Western State 69-52

January 2, 2014

LARAMIE (AP) — On a day when Wyoming’s starting guards struggled from long range, Trey Washington III stepped up and delivered. The 5-foot-11 freshman sank 5 of 8 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 24 points to lead Wyoming over Western State 69-52 on Wednesday. Washington was 8 of 11 from the floor and Read More

SC hoops camps Sunday; teams resume Thursday

December 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — There are still openings for the annual Sheridan College holiday basketball camps, scheduled for Sunday. Campers can register up to 15 minutes before the Lady Generals camp, which starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. The entire Lady Generals team will direct the camp along with head coach Frank McCarthy. Each Read More

Sheridan roller derby organizers in early stages

SHERIDAN — Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” If you ask Paula Crosley, she would say he was probably talking about roller derby. Pretty soon women of the Sheridan County area will be able to take to the track for fun, exercise, camaraderie and maybe a Read More

Timeline: 2013 Sports Year in Review

December 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — Here are some of the highlights, listed chronologically, in another busy year for Sheridan County sports. January Jan. 26: Bronc senior guard Anthony Newlon hit a game winning 3-pointer to beat Cheyenne Central at home. February Feb. 16: Cody Delk and Tory Music won 4A East regional wrestling championships, going on to finish Read More

State champions, new teams, rodeo attendance top year in sports

SHERIDAN — Local sports featured multiple state champions in 2013, yet another big year for the already-successful Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo and plenty more. Here’s a look at some of the year’s top sports stories in Sheridan County.   Undefeated victors The Tongue River Lady Eagles completed a 28-0 season, defeating Thermopolis in the 2A state championship game Read More

Wyoming’s Brett Smith announces he’ll forego senior season for NFL Draft

(AP) — Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith is leaving college football early to enter the NFL draft. Smith threw for 3,375 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Cowboys this season. The university said in a press release that Smith informed athletic director Tom Burman of his decision Friday. Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl and incoming Wyoming offensive Read More

Busy year for Big Horn senior Connor McCafferty

December 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Our favorite athletes aren’t much for words. Loquacious descriptive statements — or even words like loquacious — don’t really fit guys like Connor McCafferty. He is workman-like. Efficient. Fundamental. Mostly his play succinctly speaks for itself. The Big Horn senior student-athlete quietly went about his business on the football field, baseball diamond and Read More

Sheridan Ice to host Wyoming Winter Classic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Ice will play host to the Wyoming Winter Classic 2014 on Wednesday. The Yellowstone Quake will face the Gillette Wild at 4 p.m. This game is a local follow-up to the nationally televised National Hockey League Winter Classic, which is an annual regular season hockey game played outdoors on or around New Read More

Column: Reviewing the Sheridan Press 2013 sports year in review

December 26, 2013

Sports media outlets all over the country will put out their year in reviews in different forms over the next few weeks. Depending on how early they wanted to go on vacation, you might have seen it already. Ours will run in Monday’s Press. In the process of compiling our 2013 edition, I had a Read More

Bronc wrestlers fifth in Worland

December 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan finished fifth and three wrestlers reached all-star matches at the Battle of the Big Horns Saturday in Worland. Winning four of its six of its eight duals, only falling to eventual gold bracket winner Powell and then fourth-place Worland, the Broncs had a good final weekend before break in the competitive tournament Read More

Sheridan basketball hot into break after Flaming Gorge

Broncs 78, Roosevelt Utah 71 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs (6-1) avoided the effects of a close Friday night win, capping the Flaming Gorge Classic with a 78-71 win over Roosevelt, Utah, Saturday. After dropping 27 Friday night, Reed Ritterbusch scored 26 in the Saturday win. Dylan Daniels scored 17 and Cody Williams added 11. Head Read More

SJHS District Wrestling results

Sheridan Junior High Wrestlers at Districts in Buffalo, Saturday A Division Weight Name Place Record 72 Carter Wells 2 1-1 78 Ethan Myers 2 1-1 84 Garrett Avery 2 1-1 90 Gavin Collier 1 2-0 102 Steen Avery 1 2-0 108 Chance Quarterman 2 1-1 114 Trevon Covolo 1 2-0 120 Tymer Goss 1 2-0 Read More

Bronc swimmers second in Cody

SHERIDAN — Bronc swimmers were second out of three teams in Cody Friday, finishing ahead of Cody but behind Lander. Caleb Stacey won the 100-yard backstroke (1:26.99), Presley Felker was second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:15.16) and Jakob Eckard was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04:71). Sheridan’s 200-yyard freestyle relay team took second, made up Read More

BH, TR basketball squads enter break

Lady Eagles finish calendar year with strong Saturday SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Lady Eagles enter the break 6-2 after two bounce back road wins Saturday. Despite falling Friday night due to a slow start in the first quarter, Saturday the Lady Eagles beat Big Piney, 46-29, and then Wyoming Indian, 63-59. Trailing 44-31 at Read More

Wyoming ends skid with win over N. Colorado, 72-59

LARAMIE (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 29 points and Wyoming shot 69 percent — its best shooting performance in 10 years — to rally past Northern Colorado 72-59 on Sunday. Nance was 11 of 14 shooting and also grabbed 13 rebounds as the Cowboys, who trailed by 12 late in the first half but Read More

Broncs, Lady Broncs roll Rock Springs

December 20, 2013

Lady Broncs 71, Rock Springs 42 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs opened up another big lead and never looked back, beating Rock Springs on their home floor, 71-42, in their second game of the Flaming Gorge Classic. Up by 11 at half and 22 going into the fourth, the result of the game was a foregone conclusion and everyone Read More

Lady Rams get good win at Wyoming Indian

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Lady Rams (2-5) beat Wyoming Indian 56-54 at Wyoming Indian Friday night to start the Front Range Classic. Head coach Mike Daley said that it was a good win in a tough place to play for a young team. “We had our hands full,” he said. “I was very proud of Read More

Utah hires former Wyoming coach Christensen as offensive coordinator

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has hired former Wyoming coach Dave Christensen as offensive coordinator and demoted Dennis Erickson to running backs coach. Erickson and Brian Johnson were co-offensive coordinators last season but the Utes had another disappointing season on that side of the ball. Utah ranked 76th in the country in total offense Read More

Fast start for Bronc wrestlers at ‘Battle of the Big Horns’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan defeated Wheatland, 56-24, Thermopolis, 70-9, and Rock Springs, 57-21, in duals Friday to open the Battle of the Big Horns in Worland. The Broncs had five wrestlers go 3-0 early Friday: Hayden Hastings, Wyatt Avery, Timmy Cowan, Cody Delk and Tory Music. They were scheduled to dual Powell and Pinedale Friday night. Results: Read More

UW’s Grabau, Nance making strides in junior seasons

LARAMIE (AP) — It started with a text message, then another, then another. Larry Nance Jr. didn’t recognize the number, but the name seemed vaguely familiar. Riley Grabau. The kid from Boulder, Colo., kept sending the texts, imploring a guy he had never met to come play basketball with him at Wyoming. They both wore Read More

Flaming Gorge: Broncs drop first game of year on day 1

Unita County 64, Broncs 54 SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs lost their first game of the year, 64-54, Thursday to the Unita County Utes in their first game of the Flaming Gorge Classic at Green River Middle School. Dylan Daniels scored 19 points, Judson White added 17 and Reed Ritterbusch scored 11 in a game Read More

County prep sports schedule: Dec. 19-21

December 19, 2013

Wrestling — Bronc wrestlers head to Worland Friday and Saturday for the “Battle of the Big Horns” with about 25 teams including three from Billings scheduled to attend. Sheridan’s Braxton Cooper at 113 pounds and Tory Music, at 195 pounds lead the way early on. Music (8-2) is the No. 1-ranked wrestler in his class at wyowrestling.com, Read More

Sheridan closes calendar year at Flaming Gorge Classic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan basketball teams will look to continue fast starts to the season before taking their long winter break. Sheridan (4-0) has made its first four games look relatively easy, including a 59-53 win in Billings Skyview two weeks ago. They get Vernal, Utah, today, Rock Springs (2-4) Friday and then Union out of Roosevelt, Utah, on Read More

Kenny Sailors Night Friday night UW-SMU game

LARAMIE (AP) — The Wyoming-SMU men’s basketball game has been declared “Kenny Sailors Night” by the University of Wyoming Athletics Department. A halftime ceremony during the Friday night game will honor Sailors and the 70th Anniversary of Wyoming’s 1943 NCAA Championship Team. Sailors is the lone surviving member of the title team. Friday’s game is Read More

Bronc wrestlers to host ‘Border Wars’ after Christmas

SHERIDAN — The first weekend of the new year will bring five high schools to Sheridan for a “Border Wars” wrestling tournament, hosted by the Sheridan Broncs wrestling team. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday Jan. 4, Sheridan will dual Billings West, Billings Skyview and Billings Senior in that order, while the three Billings schools rotate through Read More

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