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Category Archives: Sports

SRD board approves candidates, filling two vacant positions

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District is close to filling the two vacant program supervisor positions. The SRD board met Wednesday and approved the recommendations of SRD Executive Director Richard Wright and board member Ann Perkins of the two applicants. Although the names weren’t released because the two candidates weren’t contacted until the board’s approval,… Continue Reading

Column: The most important trophies we can earn

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is old school. He’s tough as nails, one of those guys you hate but would love to have on your team. It’s no surprise that a guy like that expects his kids to be equally as tough. He probably feeds them nuts and bolts for breakfast. But when it became… Continue Reading

Hamilton, Suska win final junior tennis tourney

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School hosted the fourth and final junior tennis tournament of the summer over the weekend. Boys and girls competed in singles tournaments, and two champions were crowned. Sammy Hamilton battled through a nine-player girls bracket to square off against Delainy Szymd in the championship match. Hamilton took down Szymd (6-3, 6-1)… Continue Reading

SHS athletics kick off

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School football kicked off the school year with its first practice of the season Monday, and the rest of SHS athletics are following behind them beginning Monday. Tennis, volleyball, cross country, girls swimming and golf will all begin the 2015 season with practice this Monday. All athletes must have a recent… Continue Reading

Wilson, Owings take Kendrick Club Championship

SHERIDAN — Nate Wilson and Victoria Owings were crowned Kendrick Golf Course’s Club Champions over the weekend. The titles were given to the man and woman with the lowest gross score after two rounds. Wilson, competing in the men’s championship flight, finished with a 144 for the weekend. Owings, who will be a junior at… Continue Reading

Adams State transfer rounds out Lady Generals roster

SHERIDAN — Frank McCarthy wrapped up recruiting with the signing of his final player for the 2015-16 season, and he got some help from a former player. Megan Kavalec signed her letter of intent to play for the Sheridan College women’s basketball team this coming season, rounding out the Lady Generals’ nine-player recruiting class. Unlike… Continue Reading

Column: Progression is important

The good old days, back when sports were good, right? That’s what your grandpa will say, at least. There’s a disconnect between young sports fans and fans of old. When I wrote about my distaste for baseball, it wasn’t to bash the sport. It was part of that disconnect — one that comes from lack… Continue Reading

30 compete in Mullinax Memorial tennis tournament

SHERIDAN — Players young and old took to the Sheridan High School tennis courts over the weekend to compete in the annual Mullinax Memorial tennis tournament. Thirty players competed in the tournament, which was moved to SHS due to the installation of the indoor courts at Thorne-Rider Park. Julia Fenn and Jay Montague won the… Continue Reading

NWCCD hires Winter as new athletic director

SHERIDAN — Jenni Winter has been named the new Intercollegiate Athletics Director for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College and Gillette College, officials announced recently. Winter, formerly the NWCCD-Gillette College Director of Finance and Operations, will oversee athletics on both campuses. “This job is like a dream come true,” Winter said.… Continue Reading

Tingley scores ace at Powder Horn

SHERIDAN — Jackson Tingley scored a hole-in-one on Saturday at the Powder Horn. Tingley used a gap wedge on the Eagle course’s sixth hole from 115 yards. Mike Williams, James Wilkerson and Tina Sparby witnessed the ace. Tingley was participating in the First Interstate Bank Fun Day. Continue Reading

Mileto, Woodward ink contracts to play overseas

SHERIDAN — Former Cowgirl basketball players Kaitlyn Mileto and Kayla Woodward have each signed contracts to play overseas this upcoming year. Mileto reached an agreement to play for the Southern Peninsula Lady Sharks in Australia. She will be a part of the Lady Sharks Big V State Championship season beginning in February 2016. “I’m excited for… Continue Reading

Column: Tom Brady’s pants are on fire

You can’t get enough of Tom Brady and deflated footballs right now, can you? Just as soon as it starts to let up, it picks up again, and I’m starting to believe it’s never going to end. I’d love to see a Photoshopped picture of Brady atop that big white beast from “The Neverending Story.”… Continue Reading

SHS football preseason dates

SHERIDAN — Football season is right around the corner. Sheridan High School’s first game is Aug. 28 at Laramie, but there are several important dates to remember before the season opener. On Saturday, there will be a meeting for high school football players and their parents in the SHS auditorium at 4 p.m. Practice for… Continue Reading

Steel, McCafferty named Legion AA All-State

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers had two players named to the American Legion AA All-State team. Coy Steel and Nolan McCafferty received the honors after the state tournament over the weekend at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Steel, who pitched and primarily played outfield, was named to the All-State first team. Steel pitched seven innings in a win… Continue Reading

Bowman wins PH women’s title

SHERIDAN — Sara Bowman fired rounds of 82-75—157 to win another Powder Horn Women’s Club Championship last weekend at the Powder Horn. Bowman successfully defended her title. She has won the championship six times. Connie Causer won the senior women’s title with gross scores of 91-92—183. Low net champion: Joanne Feit, 130 Low gross: Charlene… Continue Reading

Lara scores PH hole-in-one

SHERIDAN — Rich Lara aced the third hole on the Eagle course Wednesday at the Powder Horn. He used a 9-iron to cover the 147 yards and scored the one. Witnesses were Don Russell, Norm Christianson and Ken Watson. Continue Reading

Four win PH Stableford tourney

SHERIDAN — The team of Mark Herschthal, Rollie Halvorsen, Scotty Scott and Harley Reile won the Powder Horn Men’s Senior competition Wednesday at the Powder Horn. They scored 105 points using the Stableford scoring system. Six points behind in second place was the team of John Votaw, Ted Knapp, Cliff Root and Doug Hakert with… Continue Reading

Cheyenne tops Gillette, 8-0, to earn state title

Cheyenne tops Gillette, 8-0, to earn state title

SHERIDAN — Last year, the Gillette Roughriders spoiled Cheyenne’s five-year run as the Wyoming AA Legion baseball champions. But clutch performances from Post 6 brought the trophy back to Wyoming’s capital city Friday night. Cheyenne American Legion Post 6  baseball club took down the Gillette Roughriders 8-0 in the Wyoming AA Legion championship game in… Continue Reading

Mullinax Memorial Tennis Tourney to be held Aug. 8-9

SHERIDAN — This summer’s J.D. Mullinax Memorial Tennis Tournament will be played at the Sheridan High School tennis courts, a change of venue from the usual Thorne-Rider Park courts. Construction of the new indoor facility at the Thorne-Rider courts forced the changed. The Mullinax Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held Aug. 8-9, with divisions of… Continue Reading

Colby Wollenman named to Honors Court

BIG HORN — Michigan State University basketball player Colby Wollenman was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. The NABC Honors Court recognizes collegiate men’s basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past school year. This year the NABC recognized a record number 1,000 student-athletes from more than 350 schools. In… Continue Reading

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