Category Archives: Local Sports

Underberg joins Sheridan Lady Generals basketball team

SHERIDAN — Jessie Underberg has signed on to play for the Sheridan College Lady Generals basketball team under head coach Frank McCarthy. She is McCarthy’s first official signee for the 2014-2015 season. The 4.0 GPA athlete from Douglas will assist the Lady Generals with her 12-point per game average. Underberg completed her high school career… Continue Reading

Sheridan coach explains fight at Cody soccer game

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Storm Soccer Club coach Coree Kelly said he jumped between an opposing team’s coach and one of Sheridan’s assistant coaches when he was punched in Cody over the weekend. The Storm team was participating in the annual Cody Shootout when the incident occurred. Kelly said the girls soccer team was playing against… Continue Reading

Butler joins Sheridan Generals basketball team

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College men’s basketball coach Steve Smiley signed his second player to the 2014-2015 Generals. Butler joins Jevon Griffin as a 2014 recruit. Terrell Butler of Arbor View High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, signed a National Letter of Intent to play in Sheridan. A 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard, Butler will have two years… Continue Reading

Sheridan Generals Tate Hilgenkamp signs to Black Hills State

SHERIDAN — Tate Hilgenkamp has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. Hilgenkamp had a solid two-year career for the Sheridan College Generals. Hilgenkamp helped lead the Generals on a nine-game winning streak. “I didn’t get a lot of playing time initially until the Western… Continue Reading

Three athletes take top finishes for SHS rodeo team

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School rodeo team had three individuals place first Saturday and Sunday at the rodeo held in Big Piney. Jeff Zdziarski, Makenna Balkenbush and Brandt Ross each led the competitors in their respective events. Zdziarski scored a 66 on Saturday for bareback riding and Sunday placed first with a score of… Continue Reading

Sheridan coach involved in fight at Cody Shootout

SHERIDAN — One of Sheridan’s coaches found himself in a fight with an opposing team’s coach over the weekend at the Cody Shootout soccer tournament. Reports from the Cody Police Department state that officers responded to Mentock Park for an assault. Powell soccer coach Shane Kannard was issued a citation for simple battery by Cody… Continue Reading

Sheridan Broncs topple Cheyenne South, 3-0

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs won Saturday on the road against Cheyenne South 3-0. The Broncs have now seen South twice and won both times. “It was a good win after the Laramie game,” head coach Kevin Rizer said. “South is getting better, and our boys played well.” The Broncs went into halftime leading 1-0.… Continue Reading

Johansson’s goals push Lady Broncs past Cheyenne South, 2-0

SHERIDAN — Cheyenne South’s keeper Kara Clarke could not stop Sheridan’s Marissa Johansson from scoring Saturday afternoon. Johansson lead the Lady Broncs to a win against Cheyenne South 2-0 at Big Horn High School. Within four minutes of the game’s start, Johansson scored the first goal of the day. The game was very physical on… Continue Reading

BH athletes break school records

By Tanya Hamner The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Big Horn track and field athletes broke several school records Saturday at the Dan Hansen Invitational in Sheridan. Bailey Bard broke the school record for the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.81 seconds, placing third. Ashley Fox set the new school record in the 400-meter dash… Continue Reading

Bronc golfers shoot their lowest score of the season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys golf team shot their lowest team score this season, winning the Powell tournament Friday with a score of 329. Gillette came in second with 343, Riverton third with 345, Lander fourth with 351 and Cody finished fifth with 372. Jack Mavrakis of Sheridan took home a second place… Continue Reading

Broncs loose 2-1 in hard fought battle

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan boys soccer team fell to Laramie on the road Friday night in double overtime. Reed Ritterbusch scored the team’s only goal, assisted by Dontae Crow, for a final score of 2-1 Plainsmen. It was a tale of two halves as Laramie scored midway through the first half against a sleepy Sheridan… Continue Reading

BH, TR golfers finish strong in Sundance

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School and Big Horn High School boys and girls golf teams took a trip to Sundance yesterday as the Bulldogs hosted 18 holes. The boys tournament consisted of teams from Wright, Moorcroft, two teams from Sundance/Hulett, Big Horn, Tongue River and Midwest. The Rams took home a third-place finish with… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs hold off undefeated Laramie in extra play

SHERIDAN — No one in Wyoming has been able to stop the Lady Plainsmen until Friday night when the Lady Broncs kept the undefeated girls of Laramie from claiming another win. Sheridan High School lost to Laramie earlier this year with a score of 0-4. They trained hard and showed up prepared to secure a… Continue Reading

Local athletes compete in Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — Jared Amini opened the 2014 Special Olympics in Sheridan by announcing the teams and leading attendees in the Special Olympics creed. Emily Ericksen sang the national anthem during the ceremonies. Each team carried their banner around the gym as they were introduced, and following the ceremony they began their competitions. Special Olympics staff… Continue Reading

Wyoming All-Star basketball teams announced

SHERIDAN — According to, Sheridan College basketball coaches Steve Smiley and Frank McCarthy have announced the rosters for the Wyoming All-Star Basketball teams. The teams will play their counterparts from Montana. The games are for high school seniors only and will be played June 13-14 in Billings, Montana. Two Sheridan High School players made… Continue Reading

Edeen, McClure place first at Gary Benson Invite

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Gabby Edeen and Maddy McClure took first place finishes in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash respectively Tuesday at the Gary Benson Invitational. McClure also prequalified for state. “This is a tough meet, some of the toughest competition in the state came here,” SHS track coach Art Baures said. “For the girls… Continue Reading

NHSFR expands, adds reined cow horse contest

ROCK SPRINGS — The National High School Finals Rodeo is continuing to grow by adding Maryland to the association and a reined cow horse competition that will begin in 2015. The Sweetwater Events Complex will be hosting the events for the next two years, July 13-19, 2014, and July 12-18, 2015. The rodeo brings contestants… Continue Reading

Softball registration open until May 23

SHERIDAN — Registration for adult summer softball leagues are now open for the men’s, women’s and co-recreation divisions. Registration ends May 23. Teams can sign up online at or in person at the Sheridan Recreation District’s office located in Thorne-Rider Park. A $540 fee will be assessed for men’s and co-rec divisions and a… Continue Reading

Sheridan Young Guns dominate at state wrestling

The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Young Guns had several individuals who took first-place finishes all three days at USA state wrestling in Casper over the weekend. Sheridan Young Guns won championships in all three wrestling styles and took home the triple shooter trophy, which recognizes the team’s overall success in all styles and… Continue Reading

TR, BH, SHS compete in Billings Invite

SHERIDAN — The 55th annual Billings Invitational track and field meet was held Friday at Billings West High School. Boys and girls from Sheridan High School, Tongue River High School and Big Horn High School all attended to compete against 18 other schools from across the region.   Sheridan Broncs SHS had a strong showing… Continue Reading

Avery wins multiple titles at wrestling tournament in Casper

CASPER — Sheridan’s Wyatt Avery won by technical fall Friday in folkstyle wrestling in the Cadet 145 bracket. On Thursday, Avery won the championship for freestyle in the Cadet 145. He is undefeated with a 5-0 record so far this weekend and is hoping for another championship Saturday. Sheridan High School sophomore Avery won against… Continue Reading

Broncs finish with another tie

SHERIDAN — The Broncs played through overtime to a 1-1 tie with the Buffalo High School Bison on Thursday night at home. This was the second tie this week for the Sheridan’s boys team. “I think we had the ability to win the game,” assistant coach Jeff Hallenbeck said. “I think this was one of… Continue Reading

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