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Weekend in Sports: April 12-13

April 16, 2013

Photos from the weekend in sports in Sheridan, beginning Friday April 12, 2013.

Generals go big with first two recruits

April 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team is thinking big with its first two recruits of 2013. After a successful season that was, in all reality, only stunted by injuries ravaging the post position, the Generals have signed two post players this spring. Ruldolphe Joly is a 6-10, 260-pound center from Quebec, Canada, and RaVonn Posey is a Read More

Fifth grader garners All-American status

SHERIDAN — A fifth-grader from Sheridan is an All-American wrestler. Sheridan’s Alicia Stewart placed sixth at the Girls National Folkstyle wrestling tournament, garnering All-American honors. The tournament was held March 29-30 in Oklahoma City. The top 8 in each division garner the honor. Alicia’s parents are Todd and Lori Stewart of Sheridan.

Davidson out, Russell in as Casper College basketball coach

April 16, 2013

CASPER (AP) — Casper College is promoting assistant men’s basketball coach Dan Russell to be the Thunderbirds’ next head basketball coach. Russell will take over for Joel Davidson, who resigned last week to accept an assistant coaching position with Northern Colorado. Russell had been Davidson’s assistant for the past five years.

Zdziarski wins bareback at Laramie HS rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School rodeo team completed its first spring rodeo Saturday and Sunday in Laramie. Sheridan’s top placer was Jeffrey Zdziarski, who took first in the bareback Sunday with a 74-point ride. His performance pushes him up to second place in Wyoming High School Rodeo Association 2012-13 bareback standings. Kylee Cahoy placed third in Read More

Cowboy football 2013 opens at Nebraska

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming will host New Mexico, Colorado State, Fresno State and Hawaii in Mountain West Conference football next fall. The Mountain West announced the 2013 conference football schedule Thursday. The Cowboys will open conference play at Air Force on Sept. 21 and its conference home opener will be Oct. 12 versus New Mexico. Read More

SJHS swimmers 2nd at Jr. High Championships

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Junior High School swimmers placed second at the Jr. High Championship Swim and Dive Meet over the weekend in Gillette. Boys and girls teams each finished runner-up to the host Campbell County Junior High School teams. The boys swimmers scored 432 points, trailing CCJHS’s 730, while the SJHS girls notched 219 points behind 334 for Read More

TR track runs well in weather-shortened L.A. Kohnke in Powell

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School track and field athletes traveled to Powell Saturday after their scheduled competition in Glenrock was canceled Friday. In one of the only competitions not canceled in advance by the weather, the L.A. Kohnke finished 12 girls events and 10 boys before it gave way due to inclement weather. Head coach Chuck Walters Read More

SHS cut short by weather in Billings; Gary Benson moved to Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School track and field athletes will hope for a shift in the weather this weekend for their only home meets of the season. They managed part of Saturday’s meet in Billings before rainstorms forced meet officials to stop the competition in its tracks. Gabby Edeen and Mariah Grant each qualified for Read More

Nanai named All-American honorable mention

April 10, 2013

SHERIDAN —Sheridan College women’s basketball player Milomilo Nanai received honorable mention All-American honors this week. One of three Region IX conference All-American honorees, Nanai becomes the first at Sheridan College to gain the recognition since Fallon Lewis in 2012. The New Zealand native Nanai averaged 15.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in her first Read More

SHS boys golf team second in Worland

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys finished second Friday at the Worland tournament, shooting a 333, three strokes behind team champion Gillette. Jack Mavrakis led the way for the Broncs firing a 73, which was good enough for second. Mavrakis finished two strokes behind Danny Davis of Gillette. “It was our best finish of the spring Read More

Penalty kick lifts SHS past Cheyenne East

April 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — A late penalty kick by midfielder Lucas Wollenman was enough to earn Sheridan a 1-0 home win Friday against the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds in a game that was marked by rainy conditions and few real scoring opportunities for either team. Slick turf made it difficult for players to string together passes in addition Read More

Lady Thunderbirds rally past Sheridan

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