Category Archives: Local Sports

TR hires new x-country coach

SHERIDAN — Back in May, the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted unanimously to add activities to the schools in the district. For high school athletics, this meant additions of dance teams, cross country, indoor track and soccer. For the schools, this meant finding new coaches. Tongue River High School recently named… Continue Reading

Sheridan’s fall sports prep for start of 2014 season

SHERIDAN — It’s officially time to get back into the swing of things for fall sports athletes at Sheridan High School. SHS Activities Director Don Julian said those participating or interested in fall sports should be aware of the following information. Football — The season officially kicks off on Aug. 9, with player/parent meeting at… Continue Reading

Honoring coaching legends

Coaching basketball is hard. I coached a year of high school JV basketball while I was in college back in Indiana. It’s hard. I’m not saying it wasn’t fun or it wasn’t worth it. I loved it, but it’s hard. It’s a grueling task to plan practices, keep teenage boys focused on a rebounding drill… Continue Reading

Three Sheridan men compete in Ironman competition

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan athletes finished the 2014 Ironman in Boulder, Colorado, over the weekend. John Gaviotis, David Alden and Brock Boedecker all finished the race that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112 miles biking, and a 26.2-mile run. Alden was the fastest of the three, finishing in 12:39:52. Boedecker came in just above 13 hours… Continue Reading

Troopers end season at state tourney

SHERIDAN — Coach Ben Phillips didn’t sound displeased after the Troopers ended their season with a 7-4 loss in the ‘AA’ State Tournament on Friday. He sounded encouraged. Although the Troopers only won one of their three games during the tournament, Phillips said he was pleased to see his guys give maximum effort and battle… Continue Reading

SC women’s basketball adds to 2014 recruiting class

SHERIDAN — Coach Frank McCarthy has filled another void in his Lady Generals roster for the 2014-15 season. Sam Moodie, a 6-foot-1 post player from Australia, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Sheridan College in the fall. Moodie pairs her post-up ability with her perimeter skills to stretch the defense… Continue Reading

Troopers show resiliency in first two rounds of tourney

SHERIDAN — The Troopers seem to have grown out of their regular season woes, especially with pitching and their ability to battle back from adversity. The Troopers got two impressive starts in their first two games of the Legion ‘AA’ State Tournament, but were only able to get the win in one of them. Blake… Continue Reading

Swinging for Smiles golf tournament next week at the Powder Horn

SHERIDAN — The Powder Horn will play host to the inaugural Swinging for Smiles golf tournament next week. The Swinging for Smiles Golf Tournament will benefit Give Kids the World, a program that provides memorable, magical and cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. The tournament kicks off with a practice round on Thursday, Aug.… Continue Reading

SC to host volleyball camps for various skill levels

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team is taking registrations for next week’s youth volleyball camps. The Lady Generals will host kids in grades 2-12 in three different camps next week from Aug. 4-6. The first camp, open to both boys and girls in grades 2-6, is designed for young volleyball players who want to… Continue Reading

Johnson, Jacobs top PH Men’s League

SHERIDAN — Tyler Johnson and Dewey Jacobs posted a two-under par net score of 34 to win the Thursday Night Nine Hole Men’s League competition at the Powder Horn. The Johnson/Jacobs team also posted the low gross score of the night, a 37, during the two-man alternate shot format tournament. In second place was the… Continue Reading

Needles to compete in Hershey’s Track and Field Games

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School athlete Sierra Needles is heading to Hershey, Pennsylvania, this weekend to participate in the Hershey’s Track and Field Games. The event provides kids between the ages of 9-14 the opportunity to learn and develop the skills required to participate in basic track and field events. Needles, who will be… Continue Reading

TR football hosting football camp

SHERIDAN — The Tongue River High School football team is hosting a football camp this week for kids in grades 1-12. The camp will be broken into two sessions that run from Wednesday to Friday at the Tongue River High School football field. The first session, for kids in grades 1-6, will run from 9-11… Continue Reading

Lady Generals earn additional academic honors

SHERIDAN — Frank McCarthy’s Lady Generals received more national recognition for their work in the classroom last week. For the 19th year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced their Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls for the 2013-14 season, a list that ranks Sheridan College third amongst junior and community colleges. The WBCA Academic Top… Continue Reading

North squads earn WCA all-star victories

SHERIDAN — Both the boys and girls North squads took home a win at the Wyoming Coaches Association All-Star Game in Casper over the weekend. While a big second quarter gave the girls North basketball team a 12-point halftime lead, the South came out firing in the third quarter. They outscored the North 26-11 in… Continue Reading

Slow offense results in Jets’ Sunday elimination

Slow offense results in Jets’ Sunday elimination

SHERIDAN — After a long playoff series, the Sheridan Jets wrapped up the American Legion ‘B’ State Tournament on Sunday, but unfortunately did not come out on top. It was a late start for the Sheridan Jets in Saturday night’s matchup against the Gillette Rustlers, but that extra practice time didn’t seem to matter. The… Continue Reading

Local polo enthusiast gives lessons, rents horses

Local polo enthusiast gives  lessons, rents horses

SHERIDAN — Polo is fun and affordable. That’s the message Ethan Galis is trying to convey through his lessons at the Big Horn Polo Academy. Galis began playing polo in college at the University of Texas at Austin, and he calls himself an addict. Just when he thought he was burnt out of the sport,… Continue Reading

Rockies take Ponies League title

SHERIDAN — The Fletcher Construction and Wendy’s Rockies won the Sheridan Ponies Softball League on Monday. The Rockies defeated the Let’er Buck Carwash and Pepsi Marlins team 23-8 in the championship game at Sixth Street Fields. The Rockies roster, which included two separate sets of twins, was comprised of girls in grades 5-7 who were… Continue Reading

Sheridan teams play in 10-run rule games — win one, lose one

Sheridan teams play in 10-run rule games — win one, lose one

SHERIDAN — Sheridan teams gave up a whopping 19 runs in the first round of the American Legion ‘B’ State Tournament yesterday. Unfortunately, the Babe Ruth All-Stars gave up 17 of them. The All-Stars didn’t play as their name implies, losing 17-0 to the top-seeded Gillette Rustlers in the opening game of the tournament. Singles,… Continue Reading

Local star to compete in Junior America’s Cup

Local star to  compete in Junior America’s Cup

SHERIDAN — Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. Fred Couples. What do all of these names have in common? Besides being three of the top golfers in the world, they all made a stop at the Junior America’s Cup on their way to wildly successful professional careers. Jack Mavrakis hopes to follow in their footsteps. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Jets, Sheridan ‘B’ All-Stars to host state tourney

SHERIDAN — Thorne-Rider Stadium will play host to the Legion Baseball ‘B’ State Tournament this weekend. The Sheridan ‘B’ All-Stars and the defending champion Jets will both take part in the tournament that kicks off tomorrow. Eight of the top B-division youth baseball teams will battle it out in a double-elimination tournament before crowning a… Continue Reading

Three local basketball players named to all-star team

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Coaches Association has announced their rosters for the boys and girls basketball all-star teams. Three Sheridan County players were named to the teams, which will play in the all-star game on Saturday at Casper College. Sheridan High School’s Reed Ritterbusch was named to the boy’s North squad, and Tongue River standout… Continue Reading

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