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Three SHS hoopers earn postseason recognition

SHERIDAN — The final tallies are in, and three Sheridan High School basketball players have rounded out the all-conference and all-state selections for Sheridan County athletes. Blake Godwin, Robbi Ryan and Kaycen Townsend were named to the Wyoming Coaches Association’s all-conference and all-state teams, officially announced Wednesday. Godwin led the Broncs with 16.1 points and… Continue Reading

Coach Smith steps down from Broncs basketball

SHERIDAN — Gale Smith has stepped down after four seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Sheridan High School. Smith had a 47-45 (.511) record with the Broncs, but Sheridan missed the state tournament in three of those seasons. SHS activities director Don Julian told The Press that Smith evaluated the program and his… Continue Reading

Column: Reselect the NCAA Selection Committee

March is here, baby! I get it — it’s March 16, so technically March has been here for a couple of weeks. But for me and most of the basketball — and gambling — junkies across the globe, March doesn’t start until that very fine Sunday evening when Greg Gumbel announces the NCAA Tournament bracket.… Continue Reading

Local Sports Briefs — March 15, 2016

SHS’s Godwin, TR’s Kobza Scholar-Athlete of the Year finalists SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Blake Godwin and Tongue River’s Jaxn Kobza have been named finalists for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will announce its Scholar-Athlete of the Year at a banquet Saturday night… Continue Reading

Former Sheridan athletes compete over busy weekend

SHERIDAN — In Saturday’s issue of The Sheridan Press, sports editor Mike Pruden gave updates on a handful of former Sheridan County athletes and coaches as they dove into the final couple weeks of the season. Many of those folks were in action over the weekend. Some ended their seasons, others played well enough to… Continue Reading

Undersized Lady Broncs drop third-place game to East

SHERIDAN — There just wasn’t enough gas left in the tank for the Lady Broncs as they wrapped up their season in the 4A girls state basketball tournament’s third-place game Saturday in Casper, a 71-57 loss to the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds. After a grueling defeat at the hands of top-seeded Natrona Friday — a… Continue Reading

Former Sheridan athletes, coaches shine at collegiate level

Former Sheridan athletes, coaches shine at collegiate level

SHERIDAN — As we turn our clocks forward, fill out our NCAA tournament brackets and Luther Vandross’ “One Shining Moment” pumps through television speakers in living rooms across the United States, it’s the official sign that spring is near. The flowers start to bloom, restaurant patios fill with customers, and we tie a bow on… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs hold off late Evanston push, win 53-41

SHERIDAN — Robbi Ryan scored 24 points, but it came down to some big plays from her supporting cast to help the Sheridan High School girls basketball team beat Evanston 53-41 in the opening game of the 4A state tournament Thursday in Casper. Just as the Lady Broncs appeared to be running away with a… Continue Reading

Ryan repeats as Gatorade POY

Ryan repeats as Gatorade POY

SHERIDAN — In its 31st year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, announced Robbi Ryan of Sheridan High School as its 2015-16 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Ryan became the second Gatorade… Continue Reading

Talackova, Brine named to all-tourney team

SHERIDAN — Zuzana Talackova’s career at Sheridan College might be complete, but she’s still being rewarded for her two years of service with the SC women’s basketball team. After being named to the all-region team Wednesday, Talackova earned all Region IX tournament honors and was joined this time by her teammate, Tamara Brine. Talackova and… Continue Reading

Rivas, Talackova named all region

SHERIDAN — Two years of hard work paid off for Sheridan College’s Pablo Rivas and Zuzana Talackova over the weekend, as the two were named all Region IX selections as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Both sophomores wrapped up their successful careers with the Generals and Lady Generals over the last couple of weeks.… Continue Reading

Column: 18 years of Peyton Manning memories

Andy Taylor spent years protecting the town of Mayberry. Rosco P. Coltrane could never quite catch the Duke boys in the General Lee. Woody hitchhiked on a Pizza Planet truck to rescue his eventual best bud Buzz Lightyear. Peyton Manning spent 18 years saving the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Bronocs. The man appropriately dubbed… Continue Reading

Bates named Player of Year; 18 locals earn postseason honors

SHERIDAN — As winter sports season wraps up, the postseason accolades start to file in. Wrestlers and swimmers were already given all-conference and all-state honors. The second batch of awards comes from 1A and 2A basketball and indoor track. In 1A hoops, Arvada-Clearmont had three players named to the all-conference team, and Normative Services, Inc.… Continue Reading

SHS girls take 4th at indoor state track meet

SHERIDAN — It came down to the long jump. The Sheridan High School girls indoor track team needed Anna Zowada and Peyton Bomar to move up in the standings for the Lady Broncs to take home some hardware at the indoor state track meet Saturday in Gillette. “They both were extremely clutch and had big… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs fall to Gillette in regional final

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls basketball team came up just short in its second-half comeback Saturday at the 4A East regional championship against the Gillette Lady Camels. Robbi Ryan hit four 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Lady Broncs fell to Gillette for the third time… Continue Reading

Rams drop 3rd-place game to Greybull

BIG HORN — The Big Horn High School boys basketball team set out to win two games at the 2A state tournament over the weekend, but they just didn’t have enough gas left in the tank to finish it out in a tough 45-37 loss to Greybull in Saturday’s third-place game. Big Horn head coach… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs to regional finals after win over East

Lady Broncs to regional finals after win over East

SHERIDAN — The Cheyenne East girls basketball team had the day off Thursday while the Sheridan Lady Broncs had to battle with a scrappy Laramie team. Maybe that meant the Lady Thunderbirds were a little tight; maybe it meant Sheridan was loose and ready to play. It might have been a little bit of both.… Continue Reading

TR season ends with loss to Wyoming Indian

DAYTON — Ending the season is always tough. After a competitive first half, the Eagles basketball team lost its grip on a narrow lead Friday afternoon and lost to the Wyoming Indian Chiefs in a 74-57 contest. The state tournament loss ends the season for the Eagles. “I’m very proud of coaching these guys and… Continue Reading

Rams fall in state semifinal matchup vs. Wind River

BIG HORN — It wasn’t the outcome the Big Horn Rams basketball team hoped for going into Friday night’s semifinal matchup with Wind River at the 2A state tournament. The championship was within reach, and then it wasn’t. The Rams fell just short in a 66-54 battle with the Wind River Cougars. Colton Williams scored… Continue Reading

Team managers work behind the scenes for betterment of the team

Team managers work behind the scenes for betterment of the team

SHERIDAN — Jay Bilas calls them the hardest working people in the game. Dan Dakich urges CEOs and presidents to hire them. Neither of the ESPN college basketball analysts is talking about five-star recruits or even Division I coaches. They’re talking about team managers. Bilas actually calls them the hardest working people in show business,… Continue Reading

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