Category Archives: Local Sports

Lady Rams lose in three to Wright

BIG HORN — The No. 2-ranked Lady Rams fell to the top-ranked Wright Friday night in three sets (18-25, 21-25, 21-25). Big Horn coach Leigh McLaughlin said while her team battled with Wright throughout the evening, the Lady Rams couldn’t finish them off. “We started off really stong, but in game one we kind of… Continue Reading

Broncs victorious despite penalties

Broncs victorious despite penalties

SHERIDAN — “Watch 2! Watch 2!” On the second kickoff of the game, the Cheyenne Central bench was screaming at the players on the field, telling them to keep their eye on Sheridan’s number 2. That player is Joe Shassetz. Why? Because Shassetz took the opening kickoff 99 yards on a reverse for a touchdown.… Continue Reading

Tongue River Eagles defeat Cyclones 27-7

Tongue River Eagles defeat Cyclones 27-7

DAYTON — A dark cloud hovering over the Bighorns gave some relief from the heat as the Eagles faced Southeast Friday. Coming off of a big win against Kelly Walsh the prior week, the Eagles were prepared to spread out and play full-field football. A scoreless first quarter was no precursor for what was to… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs 3-3 for the season

Lady Broncs 3-3 for the season

SHERIDAN — It wasn’t a large crowd for the Lady Broncs homecoming volleyball match-up Friday night as most spectators had wandered toward the football field by the time the game wrapped up. Those who left missed an amazing finish. The Lady Broncs easily won the first two sets against Cheyenne East, 25-12 and 25-20. The… Continue Reading

SC basketball back at it

SHERIDAN — After playing home to the Sheridan College volleyball team for the last two and a half months, the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome will get a change of pace tomorrow as the men’s and women’s basketball teams will take to the hardwood for their first games of the 2014-15 season. The Lady Generals will… Continue Reading

Fenn named to the Wyoming Coaches Association All-State team

SHERIDAN — It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Sheridan High School’s Julia Fenn was officially named to the Wyoming Coaches Association All-State team yesterday. The All-State tennis team is chosen based on the athletes’ finish at the state tournament. Fenn’s championship in No. 1 singles, her third in as many years, made her selection… Continue Reading

Weekend Sports Outlook — Oct. 9, 2014

Weekend Sports Outlook Friday, Oct. 10 High school football Big Horn vs Burns, 2 p.m. Tongue River vs Southeast, 2 p.m. Sheridan vs Cheyenne Central (Homecoming/Senior Night), 6 p.m., senior recognition begins at 4:55 p.m. NSI at Kaycee High school volleyball Tongue River at Greybull, 2 p.m. Big Horn at Wright, 3 p.m. Arvada-Clearmont at… Continue Reading

Rams take on Burns Friday

BIG HORN — Not only have the Big Horn Rams won every game so far this season, but they have blown their opponents out of the water. The team’s closest margin was 25 points over Lovell in the Rams’ first game of the season. But being undefeated isn’t an issue for the team, coach Mike… Continue Reading

Broncs prepare for Cheyenne Central

SHERIDAN — The uneasiness still lingers over Sheridan High School in the wake of their last-minute defeat to Gillette last Friday. It’s homecoming week at Sheridan High School, and while the disappointment from Friday is still in the back of everyone’s mind, there’s work to be done. Cheyenne Central is coming to town tomorrow, and… Continue Reading

Column: Legacy of ‘Friday Night Lights’

Mike Pruden is the Sheridan Press sports editor. I’ve broken my fair share of bones in my sports career: my leg in two places, my nose, I’ve got a screw in my foot. But the worst injury I’ve ever experienced didn’t even happen to me. When coach Gary Gaines kept Boobie Miles in the game… Continue Reading

Special Olympics Wyoming Fall Tournament begins today in Casper

SHERIDAN — About 600 athletes, 45 from the Sheridan area, will compete in the annual Special Olympics Wyoming Fall Tournament beginning today in Casper. Special Olympics Wyoming provides a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In Wyoming, more than 1,300 athletes take part in the program… Continue Reading

SC men’s soccer team lose to Westminster College 0-1

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team lost a tough battle against Westminster College JV Saturday, 0-1. After a big 3-0 victory over Salt Lake City Community College on Friday, the Generals weren’t able to find the net on Saturday, but coach Jeff Hallenbeck says it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. It… Continue Reading

Sheridan College names three ladies basketball captains

SHERIDAN — It’s said that leaders are born and not made, but for the Sheridan College women’s basketball program, three have been thrust into that role this past week. Tiana Hanson, Katie Kuhn and Sierra Toms, all sophomores, were voted by their teammates as the captains for the 2014-15 season. Defining what it is to… Continue Reading

SC rodeo teams score big in Lamar

SC rodeo teams score big in Lamar

SHERIDAN — It was a high-scoring weekend of college rodeo, and the Generals were right in the mix. The Sheridan College Rodeo team traveled to Lamar, Colorado, over the weekend and added some solid scores to their season total. Tioni Erickson was the only scorer from the women’s team, but she did her best to… Continue Reading

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

Fenn earns 3rd straight state title

GILLETTE — Sheridan High School junior Julia Fenn remained undefeated and won her third straight tennis title in Gillette over the weekend. Fenn beat Lucia Cho of Laramie without any problems, winning 6-1 and 6-1. After easily taking the first set, the second set took a little longer. As teams cleared the court, it was… Continue Reading

Allen leads UW golf to fourth-place finish

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming’s Kamrin Allen carded his second top-10 finish of the season over the weekend to lead the Cowboys to a fourth-place finish at the Cowboy Southern Dunes Invitational. Allen, who finished tied for ninth in a tournament in early September, seems to be finding his stroke, shooting a 217 (+1) for… Continue Reading

2 BH runners compete in Wright

BIG HORN — The Big Horn cross-country team sent two young runners to Wright over the weekend to compete in the Brittany Rentas Invitational at Hay Creek Golf Club. With only two runners racing, the Rams weren’t able to post a team score, but the two racers were able to gain some good experience heading… Continue Reading

Sheridan cross-country teams take 4th

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cross-country team got another good look at some of the state’s top runners this weekend when they traveled to Gillette for the Wayne Chaney Cross Country Invitational. For the second week in a row, the Broncs ran against Gillette, Natrona and Kelly Walsh, all of which Sheridan coach Art… Continue Reading

BHMS vball teams cap off regular season with wins

BIG HORN — It was a busy weekend for the Big Horn Middle School volleyball teams, but it was a successful one to cap off the regular season. The eighth-grade Lady Rams hosted Arvada/Clearmont Thursday, and, despite dropping the first set, they bounced back to win the next two, 25-18, 25-12, to win the match.… Continue Reading

SJHS football teams win two tough games over Twin Spruce

SHERIDAN — Despite the nasty weather, the Sheridan seventh-grade football team won two tough-nosed games last Thursday as Twin Spruce came to Sheridan Junior High School. Garrett Coon and Ryan Sessions led the charge for the Blue team on their way to a 26-12 victory over the Warriors. Coon scored two rushing touchdowns from 20-… Continue Reading

Broncs lose 37-42 to Camels

Broncs lose 37-42 to Camels

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs made it through 20 quarters of football without a turnover. They had two on Friday that proved to be costly in their 37-42 loss to Gillette. After Sheridan jumped on the Camels early, they had a chance to stretch the lead even further, but a fumble on a punt return… Continue Reading

Rams dominate under first Friday night lights

Rams dominate under first Friday night lights

BIG HORN— Homecoming King Christian Mayer had four of the six touchdowns in Big Horn’s win over Thermopolis last night, and when asked if there was anything he couldn’t do, he said, “call Peter on punts and get my guys out of the way.” Mayer was talking about a fumble on a punt return after… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs Oct. 4, 2014

Sheridan College soccer shuts out Salt Lake City Community College The Sheridan College men’s soccer team celebrated its second victory of the season Friday with a 3-0 win over Salt Lake City Community College in Salt Lake. “It was a good team effort played by the entire team,” head coach Jeff Hallenbeck said. The first… Continue Reading

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