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Lady Thunderbirds rally past Sheridan

April 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan scored two first-half goals to give the Sheridan girls soccer team a 2-1 lead, but the Cheyenne East girls scored four unanswered goals to give the Lady Thunderbirds a 5-2 win in Cheyenne.“We had a pretty poor defensive effort,” said Sheridan coach Tom Racette. “We didn’t adjust to how they were Read More

Three BH athletes fare well at Spearfish meet

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn track team had three athletes post state qualifying marks at the Queen City Classic in Spearfish, S.D., Friday. Christian Mayer broke the tape at 11.54 seconds in the 100-meters which was good enough for eighth at the meet. Matthew Wigglesworth took seventh in the 110 hurdles with a time of Read More

Edeen shines for SHS girls

SHERIDAN — Gabby Edeen won the 100 and 200 meters in Casper Friday at the Trojan Invitational and Shayla Christensen claimed first in the shot put to lead the Sheridan girls track team to a second-place finish.Edeen posted times of 13.58 seconds in the 100 and 27.68 in the 200 to qualify for state in Read More

Eisele shoots a 94 to lead BH girls in Worland

SHERIDAN — Alex Eisele fired a 94 to lead the Big Horn girls to a second-place finish in the opening tournament of the season in Worland. Eisle’s score was good for a fourth place finish. Kaleigh Anderson shot a 103 and Taylor Nance carded a 106 to round out the Lady Rams score.

SHS soccer teams get back to work

April 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a weekend of rest and with spring break out of the way, Sheridan soccer teams are thrown full-force into 4A East conference action. The boys play always-strong sides Cheyenne East and Central, as the Broncs look for their first win in two matches. Cheyenne East visits Homer Scott Field Friday night at Read More

Athlete of the Week: Eagles’ runner follows brother’s lead

April 3, 2013

DAYTON — Like many Tongue River athletes, Cody Jolovich is more than just a one-sport kid. While some three-sport athletes might run track to build their skill set for things like football and basketball, Cody Jolovich does it the other way around. Jolovich will attend Gillette College in the fall on a track and field scholarship after his Read More

Lindell third at Hal Sutton Intercollegiate

SHERIDAN — Continuing a successful spring, Sheridan High School grad Cameron Lindell placed third at the Hal Sutton Intercollegiate golf tournament in late March. Lindell’s 77-72—149 (+5) helped Tyler Junior College to a second place finish in the March 25-26 tournament held in Bossier City, Louis. Carrying momentum from a tournament win at the NJCAA District 2 Preview Read More

Two Cowgirls leave basketball program

LARAMIE (AP) — Two players, including a starting guard, have left the Wyoming women’s basketball program. Coach Joe Legerski announced Tuesday that reserve forward Aubry Boehme and guard Alison Gorrell have decided not to return next season. He says they are pursuing other opportunities. Gorrell started all 32 games this past season for the Cowgirls. Read More

Shyatt sees Wyoming make progress but looks for more

LARAMIE (AP) — Larry Shyatt admits his University of Wyoming men’s basketball team frustrated and disappointed fans this season.And to him, that is a compliment. Shyatt’s third season (he was the coach during the 1997-98 season) and second since returning to UW nearly two years ago to the day, ended Monday with a 75-67 overtime Read More

SC names Albers as men’s soccer coach

April 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has named a current assistant volleyball coach as its first men’s soccer coach. The college announced Tuesday afternoon that Austin Albers will be the head coach of the Generals soccer team. Albers makes the move after spending one year as assistant coach with the Lady Generals volleyball team. He graduated from Black Hills Read More

SHS golfers open spring in Worland Friday

Photo 1: Tristan Mellinger hits a shot onto the chipping practice green Monday afternoon at Kendrick Golf Course during Sheridan High School golf practice.  Sheridan golfers open their spring season at the Worland Invite Friday.

Troopers Opening Day to feature “5K Home Run”

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers play thier first game of 2013 at home, and there will be a 5K run prior to the opener. The Troopers open in a doubleheader with Cody, beginning at 1 p.m. April 27. A $25 race entry fee will benefit the Sheridan Post 7 Baseball Boosters. First, second and third place Read More

Billings company brings snowmobile event to benefit search and rescue Sat.

SHERIDAN — A Billings-based company will hold a fundraiser for Sheridan Search and Rescue this weekend, with an event unique to Sheridan. A Snowmobile Spectacular will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, featuring high-flying snowmobile stunts for all ages. X-Games competitor Willie Elam will headline the show, along with five other Montana-based riders. Gates Read More

Sheridan College Booster Club golf tournament set for May 17

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s annual booster club spring golf tournament has been set for May 17 at the Powder Horn. A four-person scramble, the event costs $125 per golfer, with that fee getting participants 18 holes of golf, and various other benefits. Golfers receive a gift bag, dinner at the awards ceremony, and a 2013-14 season Read More

Schuelke wins bull riding; SC men 4th at CSU rodeo

April 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a week off, the Sheridan College rodeo team got back into the arena over the weekend in Fort Collins, Colo. Strong bull riding performances from Sheridan cowboys paced the men’s team to a fourth place finish at the Skyline Stampede rodeo at Colorado State University. Taygen Schuelke won his second bull riding Read More

Big Horn boys first, girls second at Riverside Invitational; TRHS, ACHS athletes place

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn High School track team got their season underway with a strong showing at the Riverside Invitational Friday. The boys squad won the team title, scoring 117 points. They were well ahead of Meeteetse (88.5) in second place. On the girls side, the Lady Rams placed second with 125 points, behind Thermopolis’ 139. Tongue River Read More

Troopers back on the field

March 30, 2013

Big Horn High School senior Tony Mort puts a barrel on the ball Thursday night at Thorne Rider Stadium during Sheridan Troopers baseball practice. The Troopers open their season April 27 with a doubleheader against Cody in Sheridan. Photo: The Sheridan Press | Justin Sheely

Redshirt season benefits Wyoming tackles Rains, Madden

LARAMIE (AP) — At first, Connor Rains was mad. But now it seems like it was the best thing that could have happened for the University of Wyoming offensive tackle. Rains signed with UW in the winter of 2012, and as with most junior college transfers, was expected to help the Cowboys right away after Read More

Broncs tie Buffalo 1-1

March 29, 2013

BUFFALO — Three straight halves of soccer with no goals could have produced a much different result Thursday night in Buffalo. The Sheridan Broncs played through overtime to a 1-1 tie with the Buffalo High School Bison Thursday night on the road, using an explosive counter attack to escape with the draw. The Broncs lost 3-0 in Read More

More support opportunities set up for Broncs coach Weston Johnson

SHERIDAN — The list of auction items for an SHS football coach battling cancer has grown significantly. An online auction will begin Monday to benefit Weston Johnson. Johnson is undergoing treatments for metastatic melanoma. Johnson was diagnosed earlier this year, and support has been overflowing since groups like Wyoming Athletics, the SHS Booster Club, and the Sheridan and Big Read More

Lady Broncs get late winner in Buffalo

BUFFALO — The Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team showed quick improvement in their lone contest of the week. After a 2-0 loss to Laramie in Sheridan last Saturday, they bounced back with a 2-1 win in Buffalo Thursday afternoon. Emily Julian scored twice for the Lady Broncs, both off clean crossing service from fellow junior Read More

Finding the right balance in athletics

This may seem an obvious statement, as will some of the ones that follow it, but books are more important than sports. Even as elementary as that sounds, the student-athlete sometimes is less of one than the other. In the lump sum of our sports publications, it’s easy to get lost in the bright lights Read More

Generals Mvouika signs with Missouri State

March 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Generals have moved another player on to Division 1. Ron Mvouika will play basketball at Missouri Valley State University next season after completing two successful years at Sheridan College. “I’m excited to continue my playing career for the Missouri State Bears,” Mvouika said in a press release from Sheridan College athletics. “To play Read More

Sheridan College names women’s soccer coach

SHERIDAN — The new Sheridan College soccer program has its first coach. Stefan Skillman, a goalkeeper specialist, will coach the women’s soccer team.An individual has also been offered the men’s coaching position, but SC personnel are awaiting background checks before releasing the person’s name. Skillman, 25, has worked with the coaching staffs of the men’s and women’s Read More

Offensive man: New play-caller Christensen ups tempo

LARAMIE (AP) — Tempo. Tempo. Tempo. It’s a common buzz phrase in football. And Wyoming football — and by proxy — head coach Dave Christensen have both caught the fever started by Oregon that’s influenced the highest levels of football. “We’re practicing faster,” Christensen said. “We want to practice faster than anybody in the country.” Read More