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Big Horn seniors ride friendship to state title

Big Horn seniors ride friendship to state title

BIG HORN — During the 2017 Big Horn High School winter sports banquet, Lady Rams head basketball coach Michael McGuire found himself in a situation he had never previously encountered. Sure, he was honoring his girls basketball players for bringing home the school’s first state title in eight years, the first with him as head… Continue Reading

Sixteen sweet observations from the NCAA Tournament

March Madness wasn’t as mad as one had hoped, aside from a few late upsets Sunday, the fourth day of the tournament. Duke’s early departure was a sad one for Press publisher Steve Woody but worthy of fist pumps from the rest of the population. Is Coach K on the hot seat, yet? Whether the… Continue Reading

Pokes keep rolling, drop UMKC in CBI quarterfinals

Pokes keep rolling, drop UMKC in CBI quarterfinals

LARAMIE — The Cowboys held Missouri-Kansas City to 34 percent from the field and 16 points below its season scoring average in a 72-61 win over the Kangaroos in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Five Four on Monday evening in the Arena-Auditorium.  Wyoming now has 20 wins this season for the… Continue Reading

SC rodeo kicks off spring season

SHERIDAN — This past weekend, the Sheridan College rodeo team traveled to Gillette for the first rodeo of the spring season. SC head coach Marc Gilkerson said the team was anxious to get things going for the spring and had a number of individuals that did very well. The SC men’s rodeo team won the… Continue Reading

SHS soccer opens season with 3 wins in Casper

SHS soccer opens season with 3 wins in Casper

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School soccer teams got wins and losses out of the way in their opening weekend at the Casper Jamboree. The Sheridan girls finished 1-1, and the Broncs went 2-1 over the two-day event. The Lady Broncs opened the season Friday with a tough 4-1 loss to Kelly Walsh. Amanda Buckler… Continue Reading

Plenty of positives in first track meet of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls and boys track teams opened the 2017 spring outdoor season with a bang, taking second and third, respectively, at the Glen Legler Memorial Invitational in Casper over the weekend. The Sheridan girls finished with 119 points; the boys scored 62 points. Kelly Walsh won both divisions, scoring 168… Continue Reading

Cowgirls season ends with heartbreaking overtime loss

Cowgirls season ends with heartbreaking overtime loss

LARAMIE — The Wyoming women’s basketball team had its season end in the second round of the WNIT with a tough 68-67 overtime loss against the Washington State Cougars Saturday afternoon Junior Natalie Baker recorded a team-high 18 points, six rebounds and a career-high four steals. Redshirt sophomore Bailee Cotton added 8 points and five… Continue Reading

McCafferty named NFF’s top scholar-athlete

McCafferty named NFF’s top scholar-athlete

BIG HORN — Big Horn’s Nolan McCafferty was named Wyoming’s National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete of the Year over the weekend at the scholar-athlete banquet in Laramie. McCafferty was joined by 11 of his senior football peers at the banquet, including Big Horn teammate Andrew Ratty, Tongue River’s Brennan Kutterer and Sheridan’s Coy Steel, among others.… Continue Reading

Dirt on the move at Doubleday Sports Complex

Dirt on the move at Doubleday Sports Complex

SHERIDAN — Ground has been broken on the Doubleday Sports Complex. Although the Doubleday committee has been hard at work for months on end, the breaking of ground was a big milestone for the various entities involved in the project. The Doubleday committee features members from such groups as the Sheridan Recreation District, Sheridan Youth… Continue Reading

Cowboys soar past Eastern Washington, 91-81

Cowboys soar past Eastern Washington, 91-81

LARAMIE — The Cowboys recorded their hottest shooting game of the season with bests from the field and behind the arc in a 91-81 win over Eastern Washington in the first round of the College Basketball Invitation Wednesday evening in the Arena-Auditorium.  Wyoming (19-14 overall) recorded 50 points off the bench, as five players scored… Continue Reading

4A, Region IX postseason teams named

SHERIDAN — The last of the All-Conference and All-State lists filed in Wednesday with the conclusion of last weekend’s 4A basketball state tournaments. Four Sheridan High School athletes were named All-Conference selections; two made the All-State list. Seniors Coy Steel and Drew Boedecker earned All-Conference recognition, along with sophomore Parker Christensen, after helping the Broncs… Continue Reading

Sheridan County football players fill scholar-athlete list

Sheridan County football players fill scholar-athlete list

SHERIDAN — Four Sheridan County football players will be recognized by the National Football Foundation as scholar-athlete nominees this weekend in Laramie. The Wyoming Chapter of the NFF named 12 Wyoming high school football players as nominees for the award, including Tongue River’s Brennan Kutterer, Big Horn’s Nolan McCafferty and Andrew Ratty, and Sheridan’s Coy… Continue Reading

Davis hired as Lady Generals head coach

Davis hired as Lady Generals head coach

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College athletics department named its replacement for Frank McCarthy as the head women’s basketball coach Monday. Ryan Davis will take over for McCarthy, who announced his retirement earlier in the fall. Sixty people applied for the position, and the athletics department narrowed the list down to eight phone interviews and five… Continue Reading

It’s madness, I tell you. Madness!

Put your dancing shoes on. It’s time for the least productive three weeks in the corporate world not related to politics. It’s March Madness! The NCAA Selection Committee — or as I like to call them, Basket-Wall Street — selected the 68 teams it felt could bring them the most money during the NCAA Tournament.… Continue Reading

Cowgirls earn spot in Women’s NIT

Cowgirls earn spot in Women’s NIT

LARAMIE — The Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team received an invitation to the 2017 Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Monday evening. Wyoming will host the Seattle Redhawks Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in a WNIT first-round game. “We are excited to continue postseason play in the WNIT,” head coach Joe Legerski said. “To be able to… Continue Reading

Broncs roll Gillette, take third at state

Broncs roll Gillette, take third at state

SHERIDAN — After the Sheridan Broncs basketball team lost to eventual state champ Kelly Walsh in Friday night’s semifinal at the 4A state tournament, the season wasn’t over. Sheridan had one more game left on Saturday, a battle for third with rival Gillette — the fourth matchup this season between the schools. Sheridan head coach… Continue Reading

Wyoming earns College Basketball Invitational bid

Wyoming earns College Basketball Invitational bid

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team has earned a postseason berth, accepting an invitation on Sunday to play in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). UW will host Eastern Washington of the Big Sky Conference on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.  The Eagles head into the game with a 22-11 overall… Continue Reading

Kelly Walsh too much for Broncs in state semifinals

Kelly Walsh too much for Broncs in state semifinals

SHERIDAN — The Kelly Walsh Trojans suffocated the Sheridan Broncs Friday night. Sheridan couldn’t get anything going offensively, and the run at a state title was cut short in a 54-37 loss. Kelly Walsh entered the state tournament with the state’s best defense, allowing opponents just 45 points per contest. That top defense jumped on… Continue Reading

Generals fall short of miraculous comeback

Generals fall short of miraculous comeback

GILLETTE — When the buzzer sounded at the Pronghorn Center Thursday afternoon, heads sunk on the Sheridan College sideline — a mixture of sadness and complete exhaustion. The Generals came back from 25 points down before falling 93-87 to Laramie County Community College in the second round of the Region IX Tournament, putting an end… Continue Reading

Broncs beat Evanston behind 4Q rally

Broncs beat Evanston behind 4Q rally

SHERIDAN — Aaron Woodward buried three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Thursday to propel the Sheridan Broncs basketball team in a comeback win over Evanston in the opening round of the 4A state tournament. The Broncs trailed by 1 heading into the fourth quarter but outscored Evanston 22-14 in the final period to secure a… Continue Reading

Broncs aim to turn heads at state tournament

Broncs aim to turn heads at state tournament

SHERIDAN — Twenty chairs line the Sheridan Broncs sideline. Twelve players and five coaches pack into the seats. Squeeze in a manager or two, and the Sheridan bench quickly reaches capacity. Luckily for head coach Jeff Martini and his 2016-17 boys basketball team, max capacity is a brief, if not rare occurrence. “Lock in.” The… Continue Reading

Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

I’m a hater. I’ve said that numerous times throughout these columns over the past 2 1/2 years, so hopefully you’re used to it by now. I feel like I’m mostly a hater because I enjoy stirring the pot. I’ll consistently whine about the length of a 182-game baseball season, but then turn around and cheer… Continue Reading

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