Author Archives: Mike Pruden

Turnovers plague Lady Broncs

Turnovers plague Lady Broncs

SHERIDAN — The Gillette Lady Camels were simply too big and fast for the Sheridan girls Friday night. Gillette capped off an undefeated conference season with a 67-27 win over Sheridan. The Lady Camels came out firing on all cylinders, just as they had done in the first matchup with Sheridan. Gillette beat Sheridan 67-38… Continue Reading

Gillette edges Sheridan in overtime thriller

Gillette edges Sheridan in overtime thriller

SHERIDAN — For the third straight game, the Sheridan Broncs and Gillette Camels needed an extra five minutes to crown a winner. The Broncs beat Gillette by 1 in overtime earlier this season but ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard Friday night. The Camels stole a 68-65 win over Sheridan in another… Continue Reading

Bench boosts Generals over Western Wyoming

Bench boosts Generals over Western Wyoming

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Generals scored 39 points off the bench on their way to a 62-53 win over Western Wyoming Wednesday at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. D’Monte Harris and Channel Banks led the Generals as the only double-digit scorers with 18 and 14 points, respectively. Both players came off the bench, along… Continue Reading

Western’s long ball buries Lady Generals

Western’s long ball buries Lady Generals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team couldn’t fend off a barrage of 3-pointers Wednesday night. The Western Wyoming Lady Mustangs drained 12 3s to take down Sheridan, 71-57. Western finished the game 12 of 25 (48 percent) from beyond the arc and splashed five of them during a crucial stretch in the third… Continue Reading

The nominees are…

Dust off your tuxedos. Put on your flashiest gowns. It’s Oscars week, and we’re here to recognize Hollywood’s biggest and brightest and mostly whitest! Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Academy Awards Sunday, honoring the year’s best in film, from “La La Land” to “Manchester by the Sea.” Meryl Streep will surely take home an… Continue Reading

Clutch plays help Lady Broncs snap skid

Clutch plays help Lady Broncs snap skid

SHERIDAN — A look of relief adorned the face of Sheridan head girls basketball coach Jessica Pickett Saturday afternoon. Her Lady Broncs held on to beat Cheyenne South 41-37, snapping a seven-game losing streak and putting them on the winning side of the scoreboard for the first time since Jan. 20. With just one regular… Continue Reading

Broncs drop Cheyenne South 50-42

Broncs drop Cheyenne South 50-42

SHERIDAN — When Gillette beat Cheyenne South Friday, it clinched the Sheridan boys basketball team at least the second-place spot in the 4A East Conference standings. By securing a top-two seed, the Broncs are guaranteed a trip to the state tournament, no matter what happens next weekend at regionals. But head coach Jeff Martini didn’t… Continue Reading

Broncs roll Plainsmen 68-50

Broncs roll Plainsmen 68-50

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs moved one step closer to an automatic state tournament bid with a 68-50 win over the Laramie Plainsmen Friday. It was Sheridan’s second win over the Plainsmen this season, and it bumped the Broncs to 6-2 in the conference. Sheridan is tied with Gillette, who dropped Cheyenne South Friday, but… Continue Reading

Struggles continue for Lady Broncs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs couldn’t turn runs into leads Friday in a 64-41 loss to Laramie. It was the seventh straight loss for the Lady Broncs as the snowball rolls during tough situations. Head coach Jessica Pickett said her players simply put too much pressure on themselves, and when things go wrong, the… Continue Reading

Heimkes remains an inspiration at Sheridan College

Heimkes remains an inspiration at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — It had been a long 10 years since Lindsay Heimkes was last on the floor at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The year 2007 was supposed to be an exciting one for Heimkes. She would have been deep into her sophomore basketball season at Sheridan College, wrapping up the regular season and prepping… Continue Reading

Keeping it 100

“If a tree wins 100 games in the woods and nobody is there to care…” Those were the words tweeted by @billabaptiez, some troll with 10 followers, Monday night after the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won its 100th game in a row. “The guy is right. No one cares,” replied @Gators_Doug. The trouble… Continue Reading

Ricketts’ buzzer-beater helps SC edge Miles 73-71

Ricketts’ buzzer-beater helps SC edge Miles 73-71

SHERIDAN — Ladan Ricketts is no stranger to the long ball, but his 3-pointer Saturday was a first in his Sheridan College career. Ricketts buried a 3 at the buzzer to give the Generals a 73-71 win over Miles Community College. “We put ourselves in a situation that we shouldn’t have been in, and we… Continue Reading

Rams roll at Tongue River

Rams roll at Tongue River

DAYTON — Big Horn head coach Ryan Alley admitted the Rams’ difficulties traveling to rival Tongue River. Even when the Rams went undefeated in 2010-11 on their way to the state title, they only beat the Eagles by 8 in Dayton. The Tongue River boys basketball team has always given Big Horn fits on its… Continue Reading

Lady Rams win 9th straight, drop TR 42-27

Lady Rams win 9th straight, drop TR 42-27

DAYTON — When the Big Horn Lady Rams and Tongue River Lady Eagles first met on Jan. 21, it was all Big Horn for 32 minutes. Big Horn jumped to a 12-2 lead, and the end result was a 47-17 lopsided victory. Friday’s rematch wasn’t quite as easy. The Lady Rams held on for a… Continue Reading

All hail Tom Brady

Tom Brady is the greatest. I can’t even begin to describe how much that hurts me to say, but it’s true. Actually, I’m not sure it really even pains me much anymore. Growing up in Indianapolis, I watched Tom Brady shred the Colts defense over and over again. I watched him pick apart the secondary… Continue Reading

Generals lose rebound battle, fall to Gillette

Generals lose rebound battle, fall to Gillette

SHERIDAN — “They were hungrier; they wanted it a little more than we did,” Sheridan College head men’s basketball coach Matt Hammer said after Wednesday night’s matchup with Gillette College. “And they came away with a big win.” When the Sheridan College Generals knocked off then 12th-ranked Gillette College in the conference opener last month,… Continue Reading

First half hurts Lady Generals in loss to Gillette

First half hurts Lady Generals in loss to Gillette

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College head women’s basketball coach Frank McCarthy was pleased reading over the final box score Wednesday after a battle with Gillette College. The stats were perplexing at first glance. First, the Lady Generals lost 67-53. They had 26 turnovers and shot just 5 of 16 from behind the arc. But McCarthy was… Continue Reading

Stone Cold stunned the president

The political arguments run rampant on Facebook. The debates over walls, immigration and female body parts spill into coffee shops and office break rooms. Your list of Facebook friends has probably dwindled as you emotionally un-friend those folks who rant about issues on which you disagree. But if there’s one fact not of the alternative… Continue Reading

Cheyenne East thumps Sheridan 63-37

Cheyenne East thumps Sheridan 63-37

SHERIDAN — The energy was sucked out of the Sheridan High School gym Saturday as the Broncs fell to Cheyenne East 63-37. After the Broncs held off a couple of late pushes to beat Cheyenne Central in front of a packed crowd Friday, the momentum only briefly carried over into Saturday’s matchup with the Thunderbirds.… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs overpowered by Lady Thunderbirds

Lady Broncs overpowered by Lady Thunderbirds

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs will face a height disadvantage in most of the games they play this season. That was the case against Cheyenne Central Friday, and there was even more of a discrepancy against Cheyenne East Saturday. The Lady Thunderbirds utilized a roster full of 6-footers and near-6-footers to overpower the Lady… Continue Reading

Broncs hang on to beat reigning state champs

Broncs hang on to beat reigning state champs

SHERIDAN — When Cheyenne Central’s Niko Bostic’s last second 3-pointer careened off the rim, a sigh of relief washed over the Sheridan High School crowd as the Broncs held on to beat the Indians 46-43 Friday night in just the second home game at SHS. “We’re learning,” Sheridan head coach Jeff Martini said afterward. Friday’s… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs play for SCSD2 employee, family

Lady Broncs play for SCSD2 employee, family

SHERIDAN — Friday night was about much more than a basketball game for the Sheridan Lady Broncs, a game they’d end up losing 46-39 against Cheyenne Central. For the home team, though, the game was a show of support for a teammate and a Sheridan County School District 2 staff member. Before Friday night’s game,… Continue Reading

Coach urges team to look ahead

Coach urges team to look ahead

SHERIDAN — Brent Moore wouldn’t put Thursday’s swim meet in a list of his team’s best. He also knows that there is a month — five meets — left in the season, so Wednesday’s dual with Gillette can’t be the only one his team worries about. “We didn’t swim that well, and neither did Gillette,”… Continue Reading

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