Do you know of a local athlete who has earned recognition? Nominate them to be The Sheridan Press' Athlete of the Week!

Category Archives: Local Sports

Troopers fall to Cheyenne; AA state tournament begins Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers ended the regular season on a rough note Friday, falling 18-7 to Cheyenne Post 6. After a dominating performance against Laramie Thursday, the Troopers just couldn’t carry the momentum into Friday’s matchup with the reigning state champions. The loss placed Sheridan third in the conference with a 1-2 record. The… Continue Reading

Jets playing for state title Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets played a lot of solid baseball over the weekend, but they’ll need one more game to take the Wyoming Class B state title. The Jets won two games Friday and Saturday to earn a spot in the state championship, but a loss to Gillette Sunday means a rubber match between… Continue Reading

Bard, Nance close careers with WCA All-Stars

BIG HORN — The 2016 senior class officially closed out its high school season at the Wyoming Coaches Association all-stars event Saturday in Casper. Big Horn graduates Bailey Bard and Morgan Nance played in the event, Bard in the girls basketball game and Nance in the volleyball game. Bard scored 2 points as her North… Continue Reading

Williams, Balkenbush jump in standings at NHSFR Thursday

Williams, Balkenbush jump in standings at NHSFR Thursday

SHERIDAN — It’s the final stretch for riders at the National High School Finals Rodeo, and a couple of local standouts garnered clutch performances Thursday in Gillette. Wheaton Williams and Makenna Balkenbush put together the second-round performances they needed to propel themselves and their team in the standings. Williams, along with team roping partner Jerren… Continue Reading

Local bowler advances at Junior Gold

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kassandra Ralston qualified for the advancers round at the Junior Gold bowling tournament after four solid rounds in the lanes this week. Ralston was one of 43 girls in the 15U age bracket to qualify for the next round out of 302 total competitors. She finished 34th with a 16-game average of… Continue Reading

Brown wins bareback, NHSFR enters round 2

Brown wins bareback, NHSFR enters round 2

SHERIDAN — The first round ended and the second round began Wednesday at the National High School Finals rodeo in Gillette, and things are still looking good for Wyoming riders. Team Wyoming jumped one spot to sixth in the overall standings as cowboys and cowgirls got going on their second rides of the week. Makenna… Continue Reading

Lady Generals soccer hosting two camps next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s soccer team will host two youth soccer camps next week as part of its summer soccer camp series. The youth striker camp will be July 28 at Sheridan College. The full-day camp is open to boys and girls in third through seventh grade and is devoted to teaching proper… Continue Reading

Jets score 10 unanswered to top Laramie

SHERIDAN — After a shaky first inning, the Sheridan Jets came alive to keep their championship dreams afloat at the Wyoming State B Tournament in Casper. The Jets scored 10 unanswered runs to down the Laramie Deputies 10-3 in the opening round of the tournament Wednesday. Laramie came out swinging as starting pitcher Race Johnston… Continue Reading

Wyoming steady at NHSFR, remains in top 10

SHERIDAN — As more and more riders collect scores at the National High School Finals Rodeo, Wyoming has held its ground in the overall standings. The team remains in the top 10, sitting in seventh place after five performances at the competition in Gillette. Wyoming currently has 1,385 points. It was a total team effort,… Continue Reading

SC volleyball hosting one-day camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team will host its annual summer volleyball camp next week at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The camp will run all day on July 28 and will be split into two sessions. The first session runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and session two is scheduled to run… Continue Reading

Troopers drop conference game in Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers kicked off their week of conference baseball with a run-heavy contest against the Gillette Roughriders Tuesday. The two teams combined for 30 hits and 27 runs in the contest, which Gillette won 16-11. The two squads traded runs for most of the game until Gillette (52-23) capitalized on two big… Continue Reading

Wyoming strong in opening days of NHSFR

SHERIDAN — It’s been a strong first couple of days for Wyoming high school cowboys and cowgirls at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette. Wyoming sits in sixth in the overall team standings after three performances at the competition, which began Sunday. Locally, Emmy Ilgen and Makenna Balkenbush led the way in the… Continue Reading

Locals earn 19 medals at Big Sky State Games

SHERIDAN — A number of local athletes competed in the Big Sky State Games over the weekend in Billings, Montana, and there were plenty of medals to go around for the group. Collectively, the Sheridan County athletes earned 11 gold medals, five silver medals and three bronze medals at the competition. The Sheridan Ping Pong… Continue Reading

Locals shine during performance three at Sheridan WYO Rodeo

Locals shine during performance three at Sheridan WYO Rodeo

SHERIDAN — Devan Reilly is no stranger to the big stage. The bareback rider has competed in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos all across the lower 48. But when he stepped into the chute for his ride Friday night in front of his hometown crowd, the cowboy from Sheridan admits there were butterflies in his stomach. “That’s about the ultimate high you can get… Continue Reading

Scores soar, times drop on second night of rodeo

Scores soar, times drop on second night of rodeo

SHERIDAN — Only one bull rider posted a score on the first night of rodeo. Things were different at performance two, though, as a number of riders capped off the evening with some top scores. None were more impressive than Fruita, Colorado’s, Tyler Smith, who went through quite a ride even before his eight seconds… Continue Reading

NJCAA recognizes 3 SC student-athletes for grades

SHERIDAN — The National Junior College Athletics Association has honored three Sheridan College student-athletes for their academic achievements during the 2015-16 school year. Men’s basketball player Celio Araujo, women’s basketball player Tamara Brine and volleyball player Casey McInerney all received exemplary distinctions from the NJCAA after finishing the year with grade point averages of 3.80… Continue Reading

Grouse Mountain Archery tournament this weekend

SHERIDAN — Grouse Mountain Archery is hosting a 3-D archery tournament this weekend in Buffalo. The event will take place at the Grouse Mountain Archery range off Highway 16, just west of the water treatment plant, with 20 life-size targets set over the large outdoor range behind the water tower. The shoot will run from… Continue Reading

Broncs hosting mini camp at Scott Field

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs mini camp is coming up next week at Homer Scott Field. The 10th annual football camp will run July 18-20 from 5-8 p.m. each day. Young Broncs up to eighth grade will participate in the camp from 5-6 p.m., with high school players taking the field from 6-8 p.m. The… Continue Reading

Kendrick crowns city champs

Kendrick crowns city champs

SHERIDAN — Kendrick Golf Course crowned five champions Sunday at the conclusion of the Sheridan City Golf Championship. Kayla Allen, Nate Wilson, John Brackley, Mike Groshart and Jess Hattervig all won their respective flights after the two-day event. Allen finished with a 175 to take the top gross in the women’s championship flight. Abigail James… Continue Reading

Copyright © 2015 The Sheridan Press or Sheridan Newspapers, Inc..