Category Archives: Local Sports

Woodward named Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year

Woodward named Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year

SHERIDAN — For the second-consecutive year, Sheridan native Kayla Woodward has been named the 2014-15 Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year. The Cowgirl basketball team was also picked to finish third as the MW announced its preseason basketball poll and all-conference team Tuesday. The voting consisted of the league’s 11 head coaches and select… Continue Reading

Lady Generals fall to Thunderbirds

SHERIDAN — After taking down Casper College at the Golden Dome less than two weeks ago, the Lady Generals fell to the Thunderbirds in Casper Tuesday night. It took five sets for Sheridan to beat Casper in the first matchup of the season, but the Thunderbirds only needed four last night to return the favor.… Continue Reading

SJHS football teams strengthen record with more wins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams added to their already strong win total last week, with both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams adding a couple more wins to their records. The eighth-graders started things off with a 30-16 win over the Sage Valley Eagles Tuesday night, securing a conference title along the… Continue Reading

Tongue River cross country invite results

DAYTON — It was a gorgeous fall afternoon Saturday out at the Horseshoe Golf Course where the Tongue River runners held their cross country invite. Sheridan runner Nicholas Eaton came in fifth for the boys with a run time of 18:29 and fellow Bronc Cooper Neavill was right behind him in sixth place with a… Continue Reading

Youth basketball registration available until Oct. 25

SHERIDAN — It’s not too late to sign your son or daughter up for the Sheridan Recreation District/YMCA Citywide Youth Basketball Program. The program is a non-competitive league that introduces the game to kids, while focusing on teaching them fundamentals and teamwork. Organizers said they hope to bring them back each year to continue growth… Continue Reading

BHMS volleyball earns another conference title

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Middle School volleyball team earned a second-straight conference championship as the girls took down Kaycee in the final match in Kaycee over the weekend. After a first-round bye, the No. 2 ranked Lady Rams got off to a sluggish start, but Sydney Schmidt took control, nailing all 14 of… Continue Reading

Big Horn cross-country runners add experience to resumes

BIG HORN — Big Horn’s two cross-country runners traveled to Dayton Saturday for the Tongue River Invite and added some much needed experience to their resumes before heading to the conference meet this week. August Dow shaved another 30 seconds off his personal best, finishing in 20:43, and Bryce Michaud ran a time of 24:15.… Continue Reading

SHS swimming takes sixth in Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School swimming and diving team competed in one of its largest meets of the season over the weekend, finishing in sixth place. Twenty different high schools and 420 athletes took to the Campbell County School District Aquatic Center Saturday to swim in the Gillette Invite. The Lady Broncs finished with… Continue Reading

SC teams fare well in exhibition games

SC teams fare well in exhibition games

SHERIDAN — The sounds of sneakers squeaking across the hardwood and basketballs swishing through the net riddled the Golden Dome Saturday when the Generals and Lady Generals stepped onto the court to play for the first time this season. After a week and a half of practicing against one another, both the men’s and women’s… Continue Reading

Local volleyball results Oct. 13, 2014

Lady Broncs volleyball tops Laramie SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs beat Laramie in five sets on Saturday, bringing in their second home game win of the year. The Lady Broncs won the first, third and fourth sets 25-15, 25-13, and 15-4. They lost the second and third sets 21-25 and 15-25. Sheridan… Continue Reading

SC teams drop games to W. Nebraska

Men’s team falls 1-4 on sophomore night SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team dropped their sophomore night matchup to Western Nebraska Community College on Saturday, losing 1-4. Still riddled with injuries, the Generals head out of town this week for the final games of the season. “To qualify (for post-season) we really could… Continue Reading

Friday’s Prep football Scores Oct. 11, 2014

From The Associated Press FOOTBALL Big Horn 55, Burns 7 Burlington 24, Saratoga 6 Campbell County 41, Rock Springs 7 Casper Kelly Walsh 15, Evanston 14 Casper Natrona 52, Cheyenne South 0 Cheyenne East 47, Laramie 6 Cody 28, Jackson Hole 14 Cokeville 54, Riverside 8 Douglas 41, Rawlins 0 Greybull 32, Pinedale 14 Hanna-Elk… Continue Reading

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

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