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Generals work out kinks in first home contest, 3-1

August 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — It was a first look at the new men’s soccer team at Sheridan College Wednesday and the last look for more than a month. Sheridan College scrimmaged the Midwest All-Stars, a group of local players combined with a few out-of-towners, winning 3-1 after putting things together finishing-wise in the second half. The Generals Read More

Preseason poll: Rams No. 1, Broncs No. 3

August 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Quick note: Preseason polls are purely speculative. That said, Big Horn and Sheridan come into 2013 as they might have been expected to following last fall. After semifinal losses for both Sheridan County sides in 2012, the Rams took six first place votes for a No. 1 preseason 2A ranking in first Coaches Read More

Cowgirls schedule completed

LARAMIE (AP) — The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball schedule for 2013-14 is now complete with the addition of the Mountain West contests. The Cowgirls will have nine Mountain West home games along with the six other non-conference contests. Game times will be released at a later date. Wyoming opens up league play at home against Nevada Read More

Year away from move to 1A, Tongue River football focused on 2013

August 20, 2013

DAYTON — Thick ninety-degree day, golf-course green grass, massive mountains backdropping your wind sprints — any football-crazy coach would be all smiles on the first day of practice, no matter the state of the program. That was Tongue River Eagles second-year man John Scott Monday evening as the team began 2013 in Dayton. It’s no Read More

Lady Generals soccer moves into monthlong road stretch

SHERIDAN — After two extended scrimmages, the Sheridan College women’s soccer team will take to the road for more than a month. One of the trials a first-year program goes through, the Lady Generals were forced to schedule a large portion of their games away from home, coach Stefan Skillman said. The SC women play Johnson Read More

Spots open for SHS Booster Club golf scramble

August 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — There’s still plenty of space open in the annual Sheridan High School Booster Club “Shootout Scramble” at the Powder Horn Golf Course. The scramble will be held Saturday, beginning at noon with a shotgun start, and in an effort to fill the tournament field golfers are asked to register with the Powder Horn. Sheridan Read More

Powder Horn Club Championships

SHERIDAN – The Powder Horn Golf Community held its annual club championships Saturday and Sunday. • MEN’S CHAMPION: Mike Schauer shot a two-day total of 75-73—148 to win the men’s title, three shots ahead of John Hull (151) and Paul Mavrakis (152.) Hull was declared the winner of the low gross, first flight prize; Mavrakis, Read More

SC volleyball opens with scrimmage victory

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team beat Northwest College in a scrimmage Saturday as their season opener approaches. Sheridan won two the of three sets played (25-23, 25-14 and 23-25). They travel to North Platte, Neb., for a the North Platte Tournament Friday and Saturday. Meanwhile, the SC women’s soccer team scrimmaged the Casper Blades Saturday and now Read More

Local golf briefs

Forister scores ace SHERIDAN – Brandon Forister of Sheridan scored a hole-in-one Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Hidden Bridge Golf Club in Sheridan, Forister used a six-iron to shoot the ace on the number six, a par-three, 185-yard hole. Witnesses included his father, Scott Forister. ‘Pink Ball’ men’s  tourney winners SHERIDAN – The team of Read More

Cowboy football: perception versus reality

August 16, 2013

  Editor’s note: This is a local sports column.  There was a good blog series this week about the perception of college football conferences. It was refreshing in that writers asked coaches the obvious but lesser-talked about views of the competitive state of college football. It’s not a hard quiz to ace. The SEC is Read More

Cowboys’ Nzeocha settles in at outside linebacker

LARAMIE (AP) — Speedy receiver Jalen Claiborne was running a vertical route deep downfield, but the pass was broken up. It’s not unusual for a cornerback or safety to make that play. But how about a 6-foot-3, 235-pound outside linebacker? University of Wyoming junior Mark Nzeocha made that play against Claiborne during a recent fall Read More

UW offense features taller receivers

LARAMIE (AP) — In recent history, Wyoming’s wide receivers have fit a certain mold. They’ve been speedy, able to take a screen pass and burst into the secondary. They’ve been versatile, equally comfortable in the slot or split out wide. And they’ve been one more thing: consistently, undeniably short. Last season’s leading receiver, Chris McNeill, Read More

SC men fall to Rocky Mountain College 4-0

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team fell 4-0 to top 20 NAIA team Rocky Mountain College in Montana Thursday night. Coach Austin Albers said Friday morning that his team played well, but had a few missteps early in the game. “I’d say we played well for most of the game, probably about 70 Read More

New Bronc football senior class has void already filled

August 15, 2013

SHERIDAN —Most of the Bronc seniors’ Facebook pages have the same photo posted, somewhere near the top. Fourteen friends on a camping trip, huddled together with arms over shoulders, some smiling, some not. A ragtag crew you might want on your side if things went south. There’s an unavoidable leadership shift from year-to-year in prep Read More

Cowboys cornerbacks coach Hill uses hands-on approach

LARAMIE (AP) — It was impossible to distinguish between coach and player. Twenty minutes after Wyoming’s football practice concluded, the team’s defensive backs remained on the practice field near the far goal line. One by one, they took turns guarding makeshift receiver Renaldo Hill as he broke into the end zone, juking and slashing and Read More

‘Midnight Madness’ to kick off Big Horn Rams football

BIG HORN — The Rams are taking a page out of big time college basketball’s book as they begin their 2013 football season. Due to teacher meetings Monday morning, the Rams will open practice Monday at 12 a.m. with a “Midnight Madness” event, holding a second two-a-day at 4:30 that afternoon. Natrona County football did something Read More

Luke Martinez not charged with felony, accepts plea — fine, misdemeanor

August 14, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight last winter has been ordered to serve jail time and pay $58,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. Luke Martinez of Bismarck, N.D., entered the plea Monday in circuit court in Laramie, Read More

Cowboys D battling through injuries

LARAMIE (AP) — Red is not a good color if you are a University of Wyoming football player. Those who are hurt wear red jerseys at practice. They do not take part in contact drills. And depending on the severity of their injuries, some may not be involved in certain drills either. A week into Read More

Prep football notebook

QB Fort to miss opener for Gillette (AP) — Sheridan’s rival quarterback will sit out the first game of 2013. Gillette’s Austin Fort, who verbally committed to the University of Wyoming in June, is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound all-state returner who led the Camels with 2,137 yards and 13 touchdowns through the air and added 735 rushing yards Read More

Powder Horn Member-Guest

August 13, 2013

SHERIDAN – Three teams won their respective flights in the annual Member-Guest Golf Tournament at the Powder Horn last weekend said PGA professional Todd Bleidner. The winners were: • Augusta Flight: Doug Hockett and Tyler Watts won the flight with 18 under par. Second place went to the team of Tony Markve and Tim Barnes Read More

Mullinax Tennis Tournament results

SHERIDAN — The annual Mullinax Tennis Tournament, organized by the Sheridan Recreation District and Brook Olson, took place Saturday and Sunday at the Sheridan High School courts. Results: MIXED DOUBLES Bob Faurot/Lexie Carroll def. Quinton Brooks/Samantha Hamilton 6-2, 6-0; Rick Schmierer/Polly Grimshaw; and Arlie Johnson/Gigi Rankowski 6-2, 6-1. MEN’S DOUBLES Bob Faurot/Toby Laird def. Mike Brennan/Lachlan Brennan Read More

WHSAA rules clinics today at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming High School Activities Association will hold its annual rules clinics for fall sports coaches and officials, beginning tonight at the high school. Clinics will be held in room C218 on the following dates: Volleyball: Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 Swimming: Aug. 14 and Aug. 22 Football: Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 Spirit: Aug. 19 Read More

PHOTO: Two-a-days with the Broncs

August 12, 2013

PHOTO: Sheridan High School football coach Don Julian runs players through warm-ups during the first day of practice for the 2013 season Monday morning at Homer Scott Field. A 4A semifinal finisher last year, the Broncs open their new campaign Friday, Aug. 30 at Laramie. Remaining Sheridan County team practices begin next week.

Wild, successful 33rd annual Sheridan County Rodeo (full results)

SHERIDAN — It’s a rare thing to get to ride a wild animal with all your friends in front of a hometown crowd. Most sports require far less set up than a rodeo. The equine, staffing and simple arena requirements of rodeo make up a significant to do. That’s just a small descriptor of the Read More

Armed with cable and ESPN again, my intelligence knows no limits

August 9, 2013

I’m about to drop something on you that might lessen my credibility as a sports person. In the two years since I moved back to Sheridan after college, I did not have cable television. I watched the games I wanted to watch online or went to my parents house under a ruse of reassurance that Read More

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