Category Archives: Sports

Senior Olympics return to Sheridan July 16-19

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Wyoming Senior Olympics are coming to Sheridan July 16-19. Competitors 50 and older as of Dec. 31, 2015, are invited to take part in the “Senior Momentum: Use it or Lose it” event. The Wyoming Senior Olympics are considered “open,” therefore any resident of the United States and Canada aged 50… Continue Reading

Injuries do little to deter cowboys

Injuries do little to deter cowboys

SHERIDAN — One by one, the saddle bronc riders trickled into the small fenced area behind the chutes at the arena of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Their clothes were dusty and covered with dried mud from last night’s or last week’s ride as the sounds of neighing horses echoed in the background. They carried with… Continue Reading

Three chances to catch a polo game this weekend

SHERIDAN — There are three chances to catch some polo this weekend as the Flying H Polo Club will host High Goal Polo Games Saturday, Big Horn Polo Club will host games Sunday and the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Polo Game and Tailgate Party will return Sunday. On Saturday, from 1-3 p.m. at the Flying… Continue Reading

SHS cheer hosting youth camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cheerleading team will be hosting a youth cheerleading camp next week at Highland Park Elementary School. The cheerleading camp is open to any boy or girl in grades one through six interested in cheerleading. The campers will be instructed by the SHS varsity cheer team in basic skills such… Continue Reading

Working the chute — a family affair

Working the chute — a family affair

SHERIDAN — Having fun and working hard intersect in the stripping chute at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds during rodeo nights. Four relatives work the chute, making sure that livestock get cleared out of the arena so the next contestant can start his event. “Sometimes it gets kind of crazy during the team roping because the… Continue Reading

Rodeo timers have weighty task

SHERIDAN — The cowboys are the stars of the rodeo; the announcers are heard by all; the pick-up men, bullfighters, performers and flag girls are front and center. But the ones who help determine the winners are two women whom most never see and many don’t understand: the timers. The job of a rodeo timer… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo’s make or break job

SHERIDAN — A cowboy sits in the chutes on the east side of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds rodeo arena. He adjusts his backside strapped to a saddle atop an uneasy bronco. With his rein in one hand and his toes pointed away from the beast, he signals to open the chutes. Eight seconds later, he’s… Continue Reading

Column: Welcome to Rodeo Week

Welcome to the 85th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo. If this is your first, you’re in for a treat. It’s fun. It’s exhausting. It’s crazy. I like to look at myself as a rodeo vet now. Sure, last year was technically my first experience with anything even resembling a rodeo, but Rodeo Week for a journo… Continue Reading

Generals building young 2015-16 roster

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team will have a very different look in the upcoming season. As Matt Hammer steps into his first full year as the official head coach of the Generals, he will have one of the younger teams in the region. The Generals finished the 2014-15 season with a 17-14… Continue Reading

Troopers remain .500 after split with Cody Cubs

Troopers remain .500 after split with Cody Cubs

SHERIDAN — After Kris Clark hit a two-run bomb that led to a four-run first inning last night, the hitting stalled for the Sheridan Troopers as they split a doubleheader with the Cody Cubs at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Coy Steel and Jeff Shanor sandwiched a Dominic Miller sacrifice bunt to lead off the game for Sheridan,… Continue Reading

Troopers go 3-2 at Firecracker Tourney

Troopers go 3-2 at Firecracker Tourney

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers shot off fireworks of their own this weekend at the Cheyenne Firecracker Tournament. The Troopers finished 3-2 for the weekend in Cheyenne after taking on teams from all corners of the region. The opening game on Thursday was a disappointment for the young Sheridan squad. A four-hit effort by the… Continue Reading

Daniels, Wright and Taylor named WCA All-Stars

SHERIDAN — Three local athletes have been selected to compete in the Wyoming Coaches Association North-South All-Star Games later this month. A committee of high school coaches selected the top 60 senior athletes — 30 from the north and 30 from the south — to compete in the event, which features both boys and girls… Continue Reading

Three generations with baseball in their blood

Three generations with baseball in their blood

SHERIDAN — As Pat Meehan leaned against the dugout fence at Sixth Street fields on a hot Thursday evening, he rattled off the 1978 Cincinnati Reds lineup — defensive positions and all — like a pastor reciting the Lord’s Prayer. With his Sheridan Recreation District supplied Reds cap pulled low enough to block his eyes… Continue Reading

PH senior men’s winners announced

SHERIDAN — The team of Duane Madsen, Jerry Saunders, Gary Meling and Paul Conner won the Powder Horn Senior Men’s Wednesday league. The team posted a handicap-adjusted score of 55.5 in a scramble format. The team of Dan Sanders, Frank Hagen, Doug Estes and Cliff Root was second with a score of 55.7. The foursome… Continue Reading

Feit wins PHLGA golf tourney

SHERIDAN — Joanne Feit posted a score of 43 to win first-place net in the Thursday morning league of the Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association. Hallie Schauer was second with a 44. Two golfers, Sharrell Boy and Jeane Hull, shared third-place honors with a 46. Deb Essex won the closest to the pin competition; Joanne… Continue Reading

SHS football camps begin July 13 at Scott Field

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School football program is holding its ninth annual Bronc and Young Bronc summer football camp beginning the Monday after Rodeo Week. Beginning July 13 and running through July 15, the SHS football staff will coach athletes in grades K-12 on the fundamentals and techniques of football. The Young Bronc camp… Continue Reading

SC coach sets up fireworks stand each summer

SC coach sets up fireworks stand each summer

SHERIDAN — A lot of times you hear youngsters talking of their dreams of becoming teachers. They get to help others. Some want to be coaches. But oftentimes, the big selling point is, “You get summers off!” Truthfully, many teachers don’t get summers off. They may not be teaching, but they’re usually not at home… Continue Reading

Powder Horn hosting SHS Booster Club Scramble

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Booster Club is hosting its annual Shootout Scramble Golf Tournament on July 12 at the Powder Horn. The tournament benefits the SHS Booster Club, which in turn supplements the athletics budget at the school. Money from this year’s scramble will go toward the Booster Club’s commitment of $100,000 to… Continue Reading

Stine aces PH Eagle #3

SHERIDAN — Steve Stine of Sheridan scored a hole-in-one Wednesday morning, July 1, on the Eagle course’s third hole at the Powder Horn. He used a 6-iron from 185 yards to record the ace. Witnesses included Judy Stine and Dave Latini. Continue Reading

Jets take two against Lovell

Jets take two against Lovell

SHERIDAN — A big day from Race Johnston carried the Sheridan Jets to their ninth straight win last night with a doubleheader sweep of Lovell at Thorne-Rider Stadium. It was the third time the Jets played Lovell in less than a month, and they took advantage of their familiarity with the Mustangs’ pitching staff. Johnston’s… Continue Reading

Spicing it up for spectators

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, the only major still played on grass and widely considered the most prestigious tournament in one of the world’s most prestigious sports. In other words, it’s a classy affair. Like, caviar and those little binoculars on a stick they have at operas classy. Imagine you’re in… Continue Reading

Lady Generals earn academic honors for sixth straight season

SHERIDAN — For the sixth straight season, the Sheridan College women’s basketball team has been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association for its academic achievements. Teams with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA qualify for Academic Teams of the Year, with the team earning the highest GPA receiving the award. The remaining teams… Continue Reading

Powder Horn Thursday Men’s League scores

SHERIDAN — Anthony Spiegelberg, Bill Arno and Mike Urbatchka posted even par scores of 36, the lowest of the night, to win the low gross honors during week five of the Thursday Night Men’s League at the Powder Horn. Joe Wright and Stephen Woody carded 37s each in first flight competition. Gene Davis and Ryan… Continue Reading

Arno, Johnson vanquish field to win PH member

SHERIDAN — Bill Arno and Tyler Johnson posted a 218 score in the 2015 Powder Horn Men’s Member-Member golf tournament Saturday and Sunday, 11 shots ahead of second place. The format was a best ball score on Saturday with a combined total on Sunday. The net score winners were Gene Davis and Doug Hakert. The… Continue Reading

Bowman, Baggett win PH women’s member title

SHERIDAN — The team of Sara Bowman and Susan Baggett won the annual Powder Horn Women’s Member-Member golf tournament Saturday and Sunday. The low net score champions of the tournament were Connie Causer and Deneice Barking. Other results were: • The low gross score in the first flight belonged to the team of Lisa Bernard… Continue Reading

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