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Category Archives: Local Sports

Johnson aces 3rd at Hidden Bridge

SHERIDAN — John Daley said it was “pretty wild” when he witnessed the man he calls “Old Dad” knock in a hole-in-one Saturday at Hidden Bridge Golf Club. Rick Johnson used his trusty Carbite Gyro seven-wood to score the ace from the blue tees on the 159-yard third hole at Hidden Bridge. Daley, Curt Niner… Continue Reading

SC golf tournament May 6 at Powder Horn

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Booster Club is currently accepting registrations for its annual spring golf tournament. This year’s tournament will be played on May 6 at the Powder Horn. The tournament starts at 11 a.m. with a free putting contest before teams are sent out onto the course for a shotgun scramble at noon.… Continue Reading

Allen 7th, Pokes 3rd at Cowboy Classic

SHERIDAN — Kamrin Allen shot a final round 71 (-1) to finish seventh at the Cowboy Classic golf tournament Tuesday in Chandler, Arizona. Allen was tied for fourth heading into the final round. His seventh-place finish, along with a fifth-place finish from teammate Ryan Wallen (-8) propelled the University of Wyoming golf team to a… Continue Reading

Column: NCAA Tournament takeaways pt. II

It was a thing of beauty, that Villanova buzzer-beater Monday night. From the execution of the play — not enough credit can be given to Ryan Arcidiacono on this — to the expression on Jay Wright’s face as he Jordan-shrugged his way to shake Roy Williams’ hand. There’s nothing quite like the NCAA Tournament. Kris… Continue Reading

UW’s Allen in 4th at Cowboy Classic

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kamrin Allen sits tied for fourth after the first day of the University of Wyoming’s Cowboy Classic at the Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Nebraska. Allen shot a 67 and a 71 in his two rounds to finish 6-under for the day, leading the Pokes to the second-place spot on the leaderboard.… Continue Reading

Hastings takes fourth at wrestling nationals

Hastings takes fourth at wrestling nationals

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Hayden Hastings continued his impressive junior season on the wrestling mat with a fourth-place finish at the National High School Coaches Association national tournament over the weekend in Virginia. Hastings, a two-time state champion in Wyoming, won his first four matches in the 160-pound bracket to make it to the… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs take 2nd at Jerry Campbell Invite

Lady Broncs take 2nd at Jerry Campbell Invite

SHERIDAN — Nice weather, new records and gold medals filled the first full weekend of the outdoor track season as all five Sheridan County high schools were in action at the Jerry Campbell Invite in Buffalo. The Sheridan High School girls were the top local team of the weekend, taking second with 80 points —… Continue Reading

Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

Sheridan College finds perfect fit in SHS soccer coach

SHERIDAN — Jenni Winter had a tough decision to make, the toughest, probably, in her first year as athletic director at Sheridan College. Sheridan lost both its men’s and women’s head soccer coaches within a couple weeks of each other, and suddenly Winter was left with two vacancies in the heat of the recruiting season.… Continue Reading

Games moved from Casper to Gillette

SHERIDAN — The soccer jamboree originally scheduled for Casper this weekend has been moved due to snow. The Sheridan High School boys and girls soccer teams will now travel to Gillette for the jamboree. The Broncs and Lady Broncs will no longer play games on Friday. The boys will play two games Saturday: noon vs.… Continue Reading

Rams set dates for football camps

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams high school football program has announced the dates for this summer’s Lil Ram and Justin O’Dell Memorial football camps. Kindergarten through eighth-grade football players are invited to attend the camps on June 8-9 at Big Horn High School. The Lil Ram camp is open to players in grades… Continue Reading

SC’s Johnson claims title of Kicks on Court champion

SC’s Johnson claims title of Kicks on Court champion

SHERIDAN — All throughout the 2015-16 basketball season, the Sheridan Press showcased the variation of shoes worn by local athletes on the hardwood in the Kicks on Court series. From retro Air Jordans to the latest Nike Kobe model, the season featured an eclectic mix of sneakers. Sneakers have become a multi-billion dollar industry with… Continue Reading

Roadifer replacing Michelena on HOF board

SHERIDAN — One Sheridanite retires, another fills his place. That’s how it went amongst the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame board of directors this week, as Sheridan’s Sandy Michelena announced his retirement from the Hall of Fame board. Replacing Michelena, who will officially retire on July 23, is another Sheridan resident, Wayne Roadifer. Michelena… Continue Reading

Adams named All-American Honorable Mention

LARAMIE — Wyoming’s Josh Adams has earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, the organization announced Tuesday. The senior guard is the 17th Cowboy to be named an All-American and first since Josh Davis in 2002. He was also one of just two players from the Mountain West on this year’s list, as Fresno State’s Marvelle… Continue Reading

SC rodeo adds Douglas bareback rider

SC rodeo adds Douglas bareback rider

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team is adding one of Wyoming’s top bareback riders to its 2016-17 roster. Douglas’ Hunter Carlson has signed to continue his rodeo career with the Generals beginning in the fall. Carlson finished in the top three in the state in bareback riding in each of his first three years… Continue Reading

Wowed by the UConn women

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is bad for basketball. That’s an opinion. It’s not my opinion. If you haven’t watched any of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament — and I understand, women’s basketball has this reputation of not being watched by the casual sports fan — let me bring you up to speed.… Continue Reading

Broncs claim victory over Wolverines

SHERIDAN — The poor weather held off just enough for the Sheridan High School boys soccer team to make the trip to Riverton to kick off the 2016 season, and it was a good thing as the Broncs secured a 3-0 victory over the Wolverines. Sheridan head coach Matt Johnson said his team came out… Continue Reading

Column: How sweet it is

Holy H-E-double hockey sticks! Is your brain still functioning after the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament? Shoot, I felt like a ConSec scanner performing botched telekinesis after the first day. That’s a 1980s science-fiction reference, FYI. I held off on my predictions last week because I needed to clear my chest of the dysfunction… Continue Reading

Lady Generals take 2nd at Gillette College rodeo

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s rodeo team took second place at the Gillette College rodeo over the weekend thanks primarily to some excellent rides from Callie Robinson. Robinson moved into second place in the region by winning the average in breakaway roping. She scored a 2.4-second run to win the long round before another… Continue Reading

Kyle Bloomquist signs with SC rodeo

SHERIDAN — While the Sheridan College rodeo team still has a lot of rodeo to go this spring, head coach Marc Gilkerson has already been on the recruiting trail to fill the roster for next season. Kyle Bloomquist signed his letter of intent to join the Generals in the fall. The Raymond, Minnesota, native is… Continue Reading

SHS track wins first outdoor meet of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School track team kicked off the outdoor season with a bang at the Yellowstone Sports Medicine Invitational Saturday in Cody. Both the SHS boys and girls teams finished atop the team standings, and Sheridan had 14 individual winners out of the 34 total events. “I am very excited about the… Continue Reading

Felker signs with Southwestern Oregon

Felker signs with Southwestern Oregon

Presley Felker, seated right, signs his letter of intent to swim at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon, next year. Felker set the school record and was a state champion in the 100-yard butterfly in his senior season at Sheridan High School. Felker is pictured with, from left, his mother, Traci Felker; his… Continue Reading

NCAA Tournament creates cram-sessions for programs

NCAA Tournament creates cram-sessions for programs

SHERIDAN — Steve Smiley is pretty familiar with the postseason. In his six years as head coach of the Sheridan College men’s basketball team, he took the Generals to four Region IX Final Fours and two championship games. For the Weber State Wildcats, Smiley’s new home, the postseason is far less treaded soil. It’s been… Continue Reading

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