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SHS to host groundbreaking for locker room project

April 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will break new ground tomorrow, literally and figuratively. The SHS Booster Club has been planning and fundraising for a 9,000-square-foot addition to the high school that will renovate the current locker rooms, create more locker room space and add a bigger athletic training facility. “When this was all designed around Read More

UW wrestler injured in Nebraska car accident

SHERIDAN — University of Wyoming wrestling recruit Doyle Trout was injured in a one-car accident Sunday afternoon near Waco, Nebraska. According to news reports quoting York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff, Trout, a four-time state champion in Nebraska, lost control of his car on a gravel road and was life flighted to Bryan Medical Center West Read More

Spring stretches for tennis team

April 7, 2015

Sheridan’s Turner Martini stretches for a forehand Monday at the tennis courts at Sheridan High School.

Rec. District taking signups for 2015 Webb Wright

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District is currently taking signups for the 2015 Webb Wright baseball league. Webb Wright baseball is available in three different leagues ranging from first grade to sixth. The pee-wee league is for first- and second-graders and costs $35 per player. The intermediate league costs $40 and is available for third- Read More

This week in sports, April 6-11

April 6, 2015

Sheridan Broncs FRIDAY Boys soccer at Laramie, 5 p.m. Girls soccer vs. Laramie, 6 p.m. Track and field at Trojan Invite (Kelly Walsh), 10 a.m. SATURDAY Boys Soccer at Cheyenne South, noon Girls soccer vs. Cheyenne South, Noon   Big Horn Rams FRIDAY Track and field at Pre-Prom Invite (Tongue River), 10 a.m.   Tongue Read More

Learning to ride

Hunter Carlson rides bareback during the bareback/saddle bronc riding school Saturday at the Sheridan College AgriPark north of Sheridan. The school was offered to individuals with high school rodeo cards wanting to learn. Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press

Sheridan’s Broad selected for elite hockey program

SHERIDAN — Barak Broad, member of the Sheridan Hawks high school hockey team as well as the Team Wyoming hockey team, has been selected to play for OneHockey, a AAA spring and summer elite program. Broad recently returned from competing at the USA Hockey National competition in Plano, Texas, with Team Wyoming. After the second Read More

BIG HORN MEETS FINAL FOUR: Wollenman earns academic honors, playing time in NCAA tourney

April 3, 2015

BIG HORN — When the Michigan State Spartans hop on a bus today, their final destination will be Lucas Oil Stadium. Just a few blocks from their hotel in Indianapolis and just over 250 miles from campus, Tom Izzo and the Spartans have made longer journeys this season. Sure, it is the Final Four. It Read More

Surviving, thriving in three sports: Avery, Fieldgrove are two of many athletes who compete in three sports at high school level

SHERIDAN — Long days are habitual for Sheridan High School student-athletes Jennae Fieldgrove and Wyatt Avery. They go to school for six hours a day along with more than two hours of practice. They hit the weight room, go home, eat, do homework, sleep. Wake up the next day, repeat — five to six days Read More

Crow’s two goals lead Broncs to win over Gillette

SHERIDAN — Senior midfielder Joe Shassetz told his mom that in his first three years at Sheridan High School, he had never beaten Gillette on the soccer field. That changed last night when the Broncs dominated the Camels in a 3-0 victory at Scott Field. It didn’t take long for Dontae Crow to get his Read More

Stagnant Lady Broncs fall 1-0 to Gillette

SHERIDAN — After the Sheridan girls soccer team was held scoreless by the Gillette Lady Camels last night, head coach Mallery Marshall was admittedly surprised. Of all the things her Lady Broncs do well, their offensive prowess is typically the best. So a 1-0 loss to third-ranked Gillette was not what the coach had in Read More

Local track teams battle wind, each other in Gillette

SHERIDAN — Fighting both gusting winds and some of the top competition in the region, Sheridan County track and field athletes put up fantastic early-season performances at the Susan Windham Memorial Invitational in Gillette Thursday. Sheridan’s Peyton Bomar grabbed a handful of first-place finishes in the 300-meter hurdles, long jump and the triple jump. Bomar Read More

Hanson named All-American Honorable Mention

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College sophomore Tiana Hanson has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American Honorable Mention for the 2014-15 women’s basketball season. Hanson finished the season with 20.2 points and 10.5 rebounds a game, both team highs. Her 288 free-throw attempts were the most in the country, and she was 11th in Read More

Mayer honored at scholar-athlete banquet

April 2, 2015

BIG HORN — Big Horn football player Christian Mayer was honored at the 21st Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on March 21, in Laramie. The event, hosted by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honored 10 special awards recipients along with 16 scholar-athletes. A total of $22,200 in scholarships Read More

Weekend sports outlook April 2-5

Thursday Soccer Sheridan boys vs. Gillette, 4 p.m. Sheridan girls vs. Gillette, 6 p.m. Track and Field Sheridan at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Big Horn at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Tongue River at Susan Windham Invite (Gillette), 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday No competitions scheduled.

Weston Johnson Memorial Invite set for April 18

SHERIDAN — The second annual Weston Johnson Memorial Invitational Volleyball Tournament is coming to Sheridan on April 18. More than 70 teams from Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota will compete in age groups U18, U16, U14 and U12. Johnson played football at the University of Wyoming before beginning his journey as a football coach that Read More

Column: Fix it, Indiana

April 1, 2015

What is happening in Indiana? By now, I’m sure you know or have seen something about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It’s made its way to the national headlines, #BoycottIndiana was trending worldwide on Twitter, and it even found its way onto Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. And now, here I am, writing about it Read More

Local gymnast heading to regional competition

SHERIDAN — Sheridan gymnast Kailey Koval is heading to Texas next month to compete in the region three, level eight gymnastics competition. Koval was in Douglas over the weekend, competing in the Wyoming State Championship for a chance to qualify for the regional tournament. Just a fourth-grader at Woodland Park Elementary School, Koval was thrown Read More

Volleyball club U14 team blue celebrates a win

The Sheridan Volleyball Club U14 team blue won first place in the U14 silver bracket over the weekend in Gillette. Pictured are, back row from left, coach Mandy Roseberry, Lindsey Hall, Hannah Schoup, Katie Ligocki and Kairstyn Holden. Front row from left, Brooklyn Bowie and Shelby Atkinson.

Sheridan Volleyball Club U12 white teams takes second

The Sheridan Volleyball Club U12 team white, coached by Jennifer Destefano, won second place in the U12 gold bracket over the weekend in Gillette. Pictured are, back row from left, Madisyn Danforth, Aniston Beard, Callie Rafferty, Alysie Williamson and Sophie Destefano. Front row from left, Annie Mitzel and Elissa Heermann.

Volleyball club U14 team yellow is Gold bracket champion

The Sheridan Volleyball Club U14 team yellow won first place in the U14 gold bracket over the weekend in Gillette. Pictured are, from left, Cameron Brown, Alisyn Hutton, Jordan Christensen, Britney Hutton, Taylor Lee, Kylie Sorenson and coach Megan Garnhart.

Sheridan Volleyball Club U14 team white takes second place

Sheridan Volleyball Club U14 team white, coached by Bree Reed, won second place in the U14 silver bracket over the weekend in Gillette. Pictured are, back row from left, Emy Kiser, Jovenai Rosselott, Ashley Pancheri, Bailee Wilson, Elizabeth Braley and Alex Geeting. Front: Bailey Aksamit.

Sheridan Volleyball Club U16 team takes first place

The Sheridan Volleyball Club U16 team two won first place in the U16 gold bracket over the weekend in Gillette. Pictured are, from left, Emily Hooge, Kaycee Garner, Madison Godwin, Kaylee Abernatha, Coach Jeff Bowie, Holly Williams, Taylor Bowie and Haley Timm.

SC men’s soccer signs recruit

SHERIDAN — Jose Reyes from Fort Collins, Colorado, has committed to play soccer at Sheridan College next season. Reyes is a goalkeeper and has played soccer for over 10 years. He spent the past four years playing club soccer for the Colorado Storm. Reyes becomes the 17th recruit that Hallenbeck has signed during this offseason. Read More

First hole-in-one of 2015 recorded

SHERIDAN — It didn’t take long, but Joe Wright carded the first hole-in-one of the 2015 season Saturday at the Powder Horn. Wright used a 7-iron on the 199-yard Stag eighth hole to score his ace, the second hole-in-one of Wright’s career. Matt Parker was the witness.

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