Local Sports

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

April 2, 2013

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

Two SHS wrestlers head for Nationals, Down Under

March 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — Cody Delk and Tory Music aren’t shy about why they like to wrestle. The two Broncs will tell you that they enjoy beating people up. They’ve found a healthy way to appease that urge, immersing themselves in wrestling and finding success fast. Now, they’re set to put their talents on tour in over Read More

Campbell County hoops coach resigning after 30 years

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s biggest hoops rival heard surprising news this week. Thirty-year Campbell County High School basketball coach Mike Curry has resigned, as reported by the Basin Radio Network Tuesday. Curry won 12 state championships as Camels head man with 605 career wins. Most recently, the Camels won in 2008 and 2011, falling short of a Read More

Sheridan College volleyball adds Krook

March 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team has announced the addition of a Montana native to its 2013 roster. Cori Krook of Roberts, Mont., will join the Sheridan College spikers after 4B All-Conference honors her senior year as an outside hitter. “I look forward to having Cori join our volleyball program,” head coach Jenifer Weitzel stated Read More

SHS girls blanked 2-0 by Laramie

March 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Two miscues left the Lady Broncs short of a positive result against Laramie Saturday afternoon. On another cold, windy day, the Sheridan girls soccer team struggled to create chances in a game that ended 2-0 to Laramie. Sheridan (2-3-1 overall, 1-1 in 4A East) defeated Cheyenne South 1-0 Friday night, retaking the field at Read More

Bronc soccer falls 3-0 at Laramie

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys soccer team dropped a 3-0 match in Laramie Saturday afternoon. After pounding Cheyenne South 7-0 Friday, the Broncs played indoors and out of the cold Saturday. They held the Plainsmen scoreless up to the half. Laramie, who played to a 0-0 draw with Gillette (3-0) the night before, scored three times in Read More

Julian penalty kick pushes Lady Broncs past South, 1-0

March 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — There were plenty of chances for more, but an Emily Julian PK turned out to be all the Lady Broncs needed Friday night. Battling freezing wind and light snow flurries, the Sheridan High School girls soccer team beat Cheyenne South 1-0 Friday night after dominating possession for most of the game, especially in Read More

Broncs blank South 7-0

SHERIDAN — Lucas Wollenman and Colter Carzoli each scored two goals as the Sheridan boys’ soccer team romped to a 7-0 win over Cheyenne South Friday. The game was played in cold conditions, but that didn’t deter the Broncs, who also got goals from Dontae Crow, Nick Estes and Lorenz Kohne. “We got our first conference Read More

Streak now 25, as Heat rally past Detroit 103-89

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 and the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 25 games by pulling away in the second half and beating the Detroit Pistons 103-89 on Friday night. Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers scored 11 apiece for Miami, which shook off yet another slow Read More

Column: Disjointed happiness due to basketball overexposure

March 22, 2013

Sideline reporters are the dumbest thing. Case in point, round 2 game featuring Michigan vs. South Dakota State. SDSU came out lively and scrappy, because that’s what small colleges do in the first rounds of the tournament while big schools (Michigan) can’t help but overlook them. Because, really, South Dakota State? I’m big bad blue Read More

Cowgirls ousted in WNIT first round

LARAMIE (AP) — Lauren Oosdyke scored 16 points while D’shara Strange and Lindsay Mallon added 15 apiece to lead Northern Colorado to a 71-63 win over Wyoming in the first round of the Women’s NIT on Thursday night. Chaundra Sewell scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to pace Wyoming (24-8), while Fallon Lewis added Read More

SHS grad finds his way: Thomas playing with Pacific at NCAA tourney

March 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Where do you want to be in five years? If you paid close attention to the NCAA selection show Sunday, you might have seen a familiar face. Among the quick clips of teams packed around couches in front of televisions, waiting for their names to be called, there’s sometimes a Sheridan County kid Read More

Athlete of the Week: O’Dell, Davenport continuing football careers close to home

March 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s a unique crop that comes from one Big Horn, Wyo., farm. A farm for player development, that is. Its product? College athletes. Two Big Horn High School seniors are continuing a tradition of playing college football close to home. Will O’Dell will attend Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., and Preston Davenport is headed for Rocky Mountain College Read More