Author Archives: Mike Pruden

Generals knock off Williston on the road

Generals knock off Williston on the road

WILLISTON, N.D. — Matt Hammer told his Sheridan College Generals they’d have to be 10 points better than the Williston State Tetons to win the game. The players responded and ended up with an 80-62 victory Friday night. The Generals (12-2) defeated Williston State (5-7) 79-72 on Nov. 25 at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome,… Continue Reading

Alabama against the world

Some of the hotter takes in the sporting world right now come from the college football realm. The College Football Playoff selection committee announced the four teams that would be battling for NCAA supremacy, and, as always, there’s plenty of whining and bickering to go around. Put your torches and pitchforks away, Penn State fans.… Continue Reading

Sheridan College women bury Dawson with 3s

Sheridan College women bury Dawson with 3s

SHERIDAN — The 3s rained at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Saturday evening, leading the Sheridan College Lady Generals to a 96-65 win over the Dawson Community College Lady Buccaneers. The Lady Generals knocked down 16 3-pointers, tying a season high and, according to head coach Frank McCarthy, matching an unofficial school record, at least… Continue Reading

Generals hold off Buccaneers in overtime

Generals hold off Buccaneers in overtime

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College head men’s basketball coach Matt Hammer would like to see mental toughness from his team on a more consistent basis. The Generals beat Dawson Community College 88-78 in overtime Friday night, but it wasn’t without some added intensity down the stretch. Hammer’s halftime speech emphasized hitting the glass after his team… Continue Reading

How ‘bout them Pokes?

Well, here we are. The Wyoming Cowboys were smacked by the New Mexico Lobos in their final regular season game. Yet, as the conference’s house of cards crumbled last weekend, Wyoming earned Mountain West Conference Championship hosting duties for the first time in the school’s history. So how do we interpret that? It was a… Continue Reading

Generals score 62 second-half points, thump Dakota College

Generals score 62 second-half points, thump Dakota College

SHERIDAN — What the Sheridan College Generals couldn’t do Friday, they did in a huge win over the Dakota College Lumberjacks Saturday. They stepped on their throats. After taking multiple double-digit leads against Williston State Friday night, Sheridan kept letting Williston come back. SC eventually held on for a 79-72 win, but not without some… Continue Reading

Lady Generals beat EWC behind strong second half

Lady Generals beat EWC behind strong second half

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team outscored Eastern Wyoming by 20 points in the second half to take a 65-46 win Saturday. It was Sheridan’s effort at the defensive end that kept Eastern out of it and allowed the Lady Generals to build a lead. Sheridan held Eastern to 27 percent shooting —… Continue Reading

Jackson notches double-double in SC’s win over Tetons

Jackson notches double-double in SC’s win over Tetons

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team held off a couple of Williston State comebacks Friday to secure a 79-72 win over the Tetons. Xavier Jackson led the way with a huge double-double — 31 points and 11 rebounds — to go with six assists. “I thought Xavier Jackson played a heck of a… Continue Reading

Individual trust breeds group success for SHS swimmers

Individual trust breeds group success for SHS swimmers

SHERIDAN — Swimming is mostly an individual sport. One competitor from a high school squares off against similar competitors from different high schools. Even if two or three swimmers from the same high school end up in the same event at a swim meet, they become opponents for that one race. But every swim meet… Continue Reading

What are you thankful for?

There’s a lot to be thankful for these days. It may not seem like it sometimes, but there is. I hope you all have some friends or family or both to spend some time with Thursday. If not, fix yourself a hearty turkey sandwich and flip on the three very good NFL games and soak… Continue Reading

Fort Carson smothers Lady Generals in loss

Fort Carson smothers Lady Generals in loss

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Lady Generals couldn’t overcome the speed and athleticism of the Fort Carson Lady Lions Saturday in a 77-62 loss. It was Sheridan’s second loss of the season. The Lady Generals struggled with Fort Carson’s aggressive style of play all afternoon. The length of Fort Carson’s guards made things tough around… Continue Reading

Championship teams leave blueprint for up-and-coming Broncs

Championship teams leave blueprint for up-and-coming Broncs

SHERIDAN — There was this burden pressing down on the 2016 Sheridan Broncs. What would the team bring to the field after winning the state championship the year prior? Could they make up for the loss of  strong senior class? Those weren’t questions the Broncs were asking themselves, but they were questions they had been… Continue Reading

Lady Generals set assist record against LBH

Lady Generals set assist record against LBH

SHERIDAN — The Little Big Horn Lady Rams scored first; the Sheridan College Lady Generals scored often. After giving up a couple of early baskets, the Lady Generals turned on the jets as they cruised to a 121-42 victory over Little Big Horn Friday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. It was the second time… Continue Reading

A foul on the (pace of) play

Something needs to be done about college basketball. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sport and can’t tell you how excited I am to have it back on my television set. But that’s also making me more aware of the issues within the game right now. The Indiana vs. Kansas matchup Friday had just… Continue Reading

Broncs go back-to-back with drubbing of Natrona

Broncs go back-to-back with drubbing of Natrona

LARAMIE — A Gatorade shower, an incomplete pass and the 25th state championship in Sheridan High School football history. “I’m so thankful it’s nice weather,” Sheridan head coach Don Julian said with a laugh as Gatorade dripped from his brow. The 2016 Sheridan Broncs started the season with one thing on their minds: winning back-to-back… Continue Reading

Annual swim meet gives back, honors veterans

Annual swim meet gives back, honors veterans

SHERIDAN — Josilyn Yahnel had red and blue ink scribbled across her back Saturday at the Sheridan Junior High School pool. They were names, military service men and women that were a part of the Gillette swimmer’s life. It was a common theme at the Salute to Veterans meet hosted by the Sheridan Swim Team.… Continue Reading

Broncs, Mustangs meet in battle of storied programs

Broncs, Mustangs meet in battle of storied programs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming 4A State Championship is nothing new for the Sheridan Broncs. The Broncs have held the state title for 52 weeks, and they’re riding that experience into Saturday’s matchup with the Natrona Mustangs. The Mustangs have plenty of state championship experience themselves. In fact, the two teams have been powerhouses in Wyoming… Continue Reading

A part of something special

Are you tired of hearing about the historic high school football season in Sheridan County yet? I sure hope not, because it’s a pretty big deal. To catch you up, this is the first time in the county’s history that it’s sent more than two teams to play for state championships and only the second… Continue Reading

Rodeo term becomes style of play for gritty Sheridan Broncs

Rodeo term becomes style of play for gritty Sheridan Broncs

SHERIDAN — Eight seconds. That’s all Sheridan bareback rider Devan Reilly has to put together a winning run and walk away with a big prize. The Sheridan High School football team will have 48 minutes to claim the state’s top prize Saturday. Reilly isn’t sure which one is tougher. “I have a different mindset now… Continue Reading

Semifinal showdown nothing new for Sheridan Broncs

Semifinal showdown nothing new for Sheridan Broncs

SHERIDAN — If there’s one thing calming the nerves of the Sheridan High School football program this week, it’s that its walking on familiar soil. The Sheridan Broncs will host the Rock Springs Tigers in a 4A semifinal matchup Friday at Homer Scott Field. The last year Rock Springs played in a state semifinal game… Continue Reading

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