Sports

UW trustees pick contractor for golf facility

July 31, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has selected a Wyoming firm to build a new, $1.2 million Indoor Golf Practice Facility. The UW Board of Trustees on Friday voted to award the $850,000 contract to Spiegelberg Lumber and Building Co. of Laramie. There were five bidders for the project at Jacoby Read More

Cody Delk shines again, this time Down Under

July 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — By now, hearing the name Cody Delk followed by something like “he went 10-or 12-0 at a tournament” isn’t much of a surprise. This time, consider that the senior two-time All-American Sheridan High School wrestler managed such a feat in a foreign country against some of the world’s best. After reaching the title Read More

Rallying the Troops: Sheridan preps for state

SHERIDAN — Perhaps the most telling statistic for the Sheridan Troopers in 2013 is that their combined wins and losses nearly matches their win total from a year ago. The 2012 Troopers won a team record 49 games. This year, Sheridan finished the regular season with five straight losses last week and at 19-25 overall, Read More

Troop fall 9-4 at Casper; open state vs. Jackson Wed.

July 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers will enter the State ‘AA’ Tournament Wednesday in Cheyenne having lost their final five games of the season. The Troop fell 9-4 in Casper Saturday night, losing to the Oilers for the second time in a week and finishing the season 19-25 overall and third in the North League AA standings Read More

Jets win State ‘B’ Tournament UPDATED

July 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Any sports fan knows that its not always the regular season best that wins it all. Sometimes it’s better to catch fire late in the year. Just ask the Sheridan Jets, who used a 61-run barrage over a four-game run during this weekend’s Wyoming State ‘B’ Tournament at Thorne-Rider Stadium to eventually take Read More

Jets blowout Laramie 21-3; Saturday State ‘B’ Tournament schedule

July 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets routed Laramie Friday night to earn a noon quarterfinal matchup with Jackson today in the Wyoming State ‘B’ Tournament in Sheridan. After a disappointing 11-0 loss to begin positioning pool play Thursday against Casper at their host state tournament, the Jets jumped all over Laramie Friday night with a 21-3 Read More

Column: Juicing the masses

July 26, 2013

Sometimes I wish performance-enhancing drugs didn’t exist. They make me sad. So sad that other times I wish we all just took them. I was in the dark when Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa had their mid-90s home run party year, like most folks.  can’t fairly condemn PEDs completely because I wholly enjoyed that video Read More

NCAA penalizes Montana football program over booster perks

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana’s football program was placed on probation for three years Friday and will have its scholarships reduced from 63 to 59 over the same period after the NCAA found boosters provided extra benefits to players, including bail money and free legal representation for two athletes. Other player perks Read More

Jets state tournament begins with 11-0 loss to Casper

SHERIDAN — The Jets struggled early on the mound, and Casper took advantage as the two teams opened their State ‘B’ Tournament Thursday night in Sheridan. Casper beat Sheridan 11-0 in the first game of pool play. Sheridan will play Laramie today at 7 p.m. to determine seeding for Saturday’s single-elimination round. “We were just out Read More

Casper breaks tie with 4 in the 9th to crash Sheridan’s comeback

July 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wednesday night’s Sheridan Troopers home send off had all the late drama a baseball fan could ask for. Unless that fan was rooting for the Troopers. After an absent night at the plate through the first six innings, Sheridan scored one in the seventh and three in the eighth to fight back, tying Read More

World’s top cowboy Brazile completes ‘his Sheridan Slam’ at the WYO

The following is taken from a press release courtesy of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association. It was dated July 15, recapping the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo, which took place July 10-13, 2013. SHERIDAN — Trevor Brazile has been going to the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo since he bought his card before the 1996 season. He loves pretty much everything about the Read More

Troop’s last home game tonight after 0-3 road trip

July 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — After three losses in the southernmost portion of the state, Sheridan returns home for the final time tonight. After being swept by Laramie Monday, the Troopers (19-23, 2-2 in League AA) lost to Cheyenne Post 6, 14-4, Tuesday night in Cheyenne, dropping to .500 in conference as they prepare for their final two Read More

Jets set to host another State ‘B’ Tournament

SHERIDAN — Late July means the Sheridan Jets gearing up to host the Wyoming Legion State ‘B’ Tournament at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Sheridan’s youngest Legion team enters their season finale event having enjoyed plenty of time in the friendly confines of Thorne-Rider all season, playing 11 doubleheaders at home in 2013. They carry a 14-27 record on the Read More

Traveling baseball successes filtering to Sheridan Legion teams

July 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Imagine you’re a 10-year-old ball player, standing in the batter’s box. A ball spins out of the pitcher’s hand hard, and it’s flying right at you. You’re thoroughly confused. Baseballs are supposed to fly straight when you throw them. As you duck to avoid being hit in the face, the ball swoops, dropping Read More

Sheridan Swim Team Gillette long course meet results

2013 Wyoming Summer A & B LC Championships  July 19-21 in Gillette (Place, Name, Time) Girls 8 & Under 100 LC Meter Freestyle 20 Isabel Cleland 2:16.92 23 Mulholland, Zoe M 2:37.34 Boys 10 & Under 100 LC Meter Freestyle 6 Gallegos, Cisco E 1:31.56 Girls 13-14 100 LC Meter Freestyle 2    Robison, Pippi E Read More

Brastrup shines at Big Sky State Games

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan Junior High School athlete won both of his throwing events at the Big Sky Games over the weekend. Michael Brastrup won the discus with a 115-2.00 foot throw, and the shot put with a 36-8.5 foot throw in Billings. The Big Sky Games is an annual multi-sport event open to Idaho, Read More

SC women recognized again for academics

SHERIDAN — For the fourth consecutive year, the Sheridan College women’s basketball team was ranked in the top 12 in the nation among junior and community college teams for academics. Sheridan held a 3.094 cumulative grade point average for the 2012-13 season, tied with Volunteer State Community College for 12th best in the country. While Read More

Burnell wins national HS bull riding title

July 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Arvada’s Bryce Burnell is a National High School Finals Rodeo bull riding champion. After winning the Wyoming state bull riding title this season and qualifying for the NHSFR in Rock Springs, Burnell’s 225 points on three rides last week earned him the national title. He was fourth after one round with his first Read More

Sheridan Jets, Troopers winding down season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets had a shortened weekend but wrapped up their regular season with two wins over Gillette Saturday. Sheridan hosts this weekend’s State B Tournament, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday against Casper. Saturday, Sheridan beat Gillette 4-2 and 13-3 at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Sheridan used a two-run ninth inning to come back from Read More

Sheridan hosting Babe Ruth 14 State Championship

July 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Babe Ruth Baseball organization is the host for this weekend’s Babe Ruth 14 State Championship Games. Games began late yesterday afternoon and continue through Saturday morning. Casper, Douglas and Riverton will compete along with Sheridan, who brings a 14-year-old team that won state last year as 13 year olds. There Read More

Friday sports briefs: Black Powder shootout

Kadera named Laramie  High School wrestling coach SHERIDAN — Former University of Wyoming wrestler and Sheridan graduate Mikah Kadera has accepted the head wrestling coach job at Laramie High School. Kadera wrestled for UW from 2007-2010, then transferred to Chadron State where he wrestled for two more years.  An All-State wrestler for SHS, he graduated in Read More

NHSFR update: Burnell, Zdziarski both 4th after one round

July 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Jeffery Zdziarski and Bryce Burnell enter their second rides tonight and Friday after finishing high on the leaderboard to start their National High School Finals Rodeo. Zdziarski’s 72-point bareback ride held up as tied for fourth-best after the first round completed yesterday. The SHS incoming senior will get his second ride during Friday Read More

Little Leaguers at District 2 tournament in Torrington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Little League Baseball has two teams playing this week in Torrington at the Little League District 2 Tournament. The Sheridan Majors beat the Gillette All-Stars 10-5 yesterday, coming back from a 3-0 deficit after the fourth inning. Sheridan has the No. 1 seed in their pool and plays Torrington at 4 p.m. today. Read More

SC women’s soccer, volleyball camps next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College soccer program and volleyball program will hold camps for local youth players before opening play this fall. The women’s soccer program, led by coach Stefan Skillman, will hold two camps — July 27 and 28, and Aug. 1-3 — both for high school aged girls. Cost is $100 per session and Read More

Wyoming’s Herron named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

LARAMIE (AP) — The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., released its 2013 Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, and Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron made the cut. One previous Wyoming Cowboy has won the award — given to the country’s premier receiver — Marcus Harris in 1996. Herron, a senior, starred in 2012 despite missing Read More

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