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Column: Tebow, LeBron are silly opposites

June 21, 2013

Something written about sports columns on ESPN’s Grantland caught my eye this week. I try to fight the stigma that I work in an antiquated industry, in newspaper, that my job is in fact one of an old-fashioned, dying breed. Depressing stuff just talking about it. It’s not easy. I like the Internet, it’s a Read More

Jets fall in first game of Rapid City Big Stick Tourney

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets nearly upended a Colorado U16 team to begin their Rapid City tournament Thursday afternoon. Max Lube was two for three with two RBIs in the Jets first game 8-6 loss at the Rapid City Big Stick Tourney. “I thought we competed well today,” head coach Ryan Murner said. He had Read More

Troopers rough night ends in 15-10 loss to Billings Halos

SHERIDAN — For the first time in a more than a month the Sheridan Troopers played at home. Their recent struggles continued. A sloppy start resulted in too many runs to make up, and despite some garbage time scoring, Sheridan fell 15-10 to the Billings Halos Thursday night. Head coach Ben Phillips took a candid Read More

Sheridan Recreation District plans Thorne-Rider tennis court repairs

June 20, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District plans to resurface the tennis courts at Thorne-Rider Park this summer. The project carries a cost of approximately $23,000, according to the low-bid from Evergreen Tennis out of Colorado. Rec. district director Richard Wright said Wednesday at the SRD regular board meeting that he has spoken with the Sheridan Read More

Jets split with Roughnecks

June 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — After a frustrating first game, the Sheridan Jets maintained some consistent offense to split with the Casper Roughnecks Tuesday night in Sheridan. The Jets fell behind early, losing 7-5 in game one, but earned an 8-4 win in the night cap. “The team got a split tonight, but I felt that we made Read More

Big Horn Polo Club opens season

June 18, 2013

PHOTO: DeeDee Connell runs ahead of Paul Wollenman during Sunday afternoon’s K-3 Memorial Tournament at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. The tournament was the 2013 season opener for the Big Horn Polo Club, with team R.R. Williams winning 10-2 over Big Horn Beverage. Connell was the MVP for team R.R. Williams. Wollenman’s horse, Rocky, was named Best Playing Pony. Next Sunday, Read More

Preston Wells wraps up Generals recruiting class

SHERIDAN — The Generals have rounded out what has the potential to be a stacked 2013-14 recruiting class. Preston Wells is their most recent signee, a 6-foot 1-inch guard from Peoria Richwoods High School in Illinois. Wells averaged 15.7 points, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals as a senior. He surpassed 1,000 points in his career hitting Read More

Troopers finish up in Omaha, play Thurs. at home

SHERIDAN — A late offensive burst by the Omaha Roncalli finished the Sheridan Troopers Omaha trip with a 9-4 loss Monday afternoon. Sheridan won one game and lost four, playing three teams from Colorado and two from Nebraska in the unique trip that allowed them time to watch the first few days of the College World Read More

CNFR final: Reilly wins bareback short-go, finishes just short of national title

June 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Devan Reilly took the second best bareback ride of the week and the short-go Saturday night during the College National Rodeo finale. The Sheridan native and Gillette College cowboy Reilly’s 81-point ride was second only to his teammate Casey Breuer’s 81.5 earlier in the week and put him impressively close to a national Read More

50 show for 12th annual Young Riders Rodeo

SHERIDAN — The 12th annual Young Riders Rodeo was held Saturday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds with 50 area participants from all over northeast Wyoming as well as southern Montana. The event is held each year over Father’s Day weekend. This year saw competitors as young as 1 1/2 years old up to 18. Results Read More

Another successful Bighorn Trail Run; three course records broken

DAYTON — The 100-mile race winner in the 21st annual Big Horn Mountain Trail Run characterized the event best. He saw the sunrise on the east side, and said that should be one of the characteristics of the Bighorn race, explaining that in a lot of the 100-milers he runs they start early morning and they finish within Read More

Troop 1-4 with one game left in Omaha

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers are 1-4 through their first five games in Omaha. After falling in their first three, the Troop earned an 11-4 win yesterday over the Northglenn Norsemen (Colorado). They play their final game today before returning home for a game Thursday night against the Billings Halos. Late Friday night, the Troopers fell 14-3 to Read More

Jets lose two to Billings

SHERIDAN — The Jets finished a stretch of six straight games with Billings teams with two losses Sunday at home. They fell 11-1 and 11-6 at Thorne-Rider Park yesterday, and now they’ll prepare for another home game with the Casper Roughnecks tomorrow night. In the first game Sunday, the Jets were no-hit and mercy-ruled after five Read More

Troop drop first game in Omaha 10-1

June 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Troopers were overpowered by the Centaurus Warriors Friday night in their Omaha, Neb., tournament opener. Sheridan fell 10-1 to the team from Lafayette, Colo., in their first game Friday night. They play Creighton Prep at 8 p.m. Skyler Holwell took the mound for Sheridan, throwing five innings, allowing four earned on two hits with Read More

God Bless you, crazy 100-mile people

One hundred miles. Some might use profanity to accentuate the disdain with which they’d preclude their “No” response if someone asked them to run 100 miles. Even if I had to do it in a month. Or longer. Let’s say I have to run one mile per day for 100 days, still, probably not. Bud, you’re pushing Read More

Bareback rider Reilly makes fast climb up college rodeo ranks

SHERIDAN — The rush Devan Reilly experienced after his 77-point bareback ride at the CNFR was probably what the sack in the scene at the end of the movie Rudy felt like. Except, Reilly is not a fictional movie character, so instead he would liken his bareback rides to the rush that comes with having Read More

Thurston makes most of first CNFR

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College cowboy Zeke Thurston covered three rides at the CNFR this week, but he isn’t satisfied. The freshman Thurston did what few could at the 65th annual CNFR in saddle bronc competition — stay on their horse for eight seconds and score. He sat in sixth place in the average after rides Read More

Kamrin Allen wins Wyo. match play title, Pub Links qualifier

June 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Kamrin Allen had quite the impressive few days of golf last weekend in eastern Wyoming. The Sheridan High School graduate and University of Wyoming golfer won the 37th annual Wyoming State Golf Association Match Play Championship at the Golf Club at Devil’s Tower, then went on to Gillette to win a Pub Links Tournament the next day. Allen’s win Read More

CNFR: Thurston makes big jump

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College cowboy Zeke Thurston moved up to sixth place in saddle bronc competition at the College National Finals Rodeo Wednesday in Casper. Sitting in 17th place in the average after two rides, Thurston chose a re-ride option last night and scored 61.5 to put himself near the top of the leaderboard in what’s proved Read More

21st annual Bighorn Mountain Trail Run launches Friday from Dayton

By Lucy LaRosa The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The 21st annual Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run will be held this weekend. The Bighorn Trail 100-miler will begin at 11 a.m. Friday. The 50-mile, 50K and 30K will follow on June 15 at 6 a.m, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m respectively. Preceding the 100-mile Read More

Jets drop two games to Billings Cardinals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets continued a stretch of six straight games with teams from Billings, dropping two on the road Wednesday. The Billings Cardinals beat the Jets 6-2 and 10-5 Wednesday afternoon in Billings, as the Jets played another tough opponent after dropping four to the Billings Blue Jays last weekend. “I thought we competed hard and were Read More

McGahee back with Broncos

June 12, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Willis McGahee is back in the Denver Broncos’ camp, if not necessarily their good graces. The 11th-year running back skipped each of the Broncos’ 10 “voluntary” practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday. That left Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Read More

CNFR: Tuesday recap

SHERIDAN — Sheridan-native Devan Reilly will get a re-ride for his final bareback go at the College National Finals Rodeo. Reilly, an Sheridan High School grad and current Gillette College student, is seventh in the overall standings after three days of rodeo at the Casper Events Center, posting a 77 Sunday and a 65.5 Monday. For Sheridan Read More

Troop rained out for 7th time this year; trek to Omaha

SHERIDAN — The powerful rainstorm was enough to cancel the Troopers first home game in a month Tuesday night. With the rainout, the Troopers have lost seven games to inclement weather, and while they hold a 2-0 conference record, they’ve played a just 15 games this season. Sheridan will try to make up time on Read More

Gillette’s Fort chooses UW; Natrona’s Bryan picks Florida

June 11, 2013

GILLETTE (AP) — Campbell County High School quarterback Austin Fort has verbally committed to play football at Wyoming. The all-state quarterback threw for 2,137 yards and 13 touchdowns in his junior season last year. He also ran for 735 yards and 10 scores. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Fort led Gillette to the state Class 4A Championship Read More

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