Category Archives: Sports

Local star to compete in Junior America’s Cup

Local star to  compete in Junior America’s Cup

SHERIDAN — Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson. Fred Couples. What do all of these names have in common? Besides being three of the top golfers in the world, they all made a stop at the Junior America’s Cup on their way to wildly successful professional careers. Jack Mavrakis hopes to follow in their footsteps. The Sheridan… Continue Reading

Jets, Sheridan ‘B’ All-Stars to host state tourney

SHERIDAN — Thorne-Rider Stadium will play host to the Legion Baseball ‘B’ State Tournament this weekend. The Sheridan ‘B’ All-Stars and the defending champion Jets will both take part in the tournament that kicks off tomorrow. Eight of the top B-division youth baseball teams will battle it out in a double-elimination tournament before crowning a… Continue Reading

Three local basketball players named to all-star team

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Coaches Association has announced their rosters for the boys and girls basketball all-star teams. Three Sheridan County players were named to the teams, which will play in the all-star game on Saturday at Casper College. Sheridan High School’s Reed Ritterbusch was named to the boy’s North squad, and Tongue River standout… Continue Reading

Volleyball camp set for this weekend at SHS

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Volleyball Club is teaming up with the University of Wyoming Volleyball Team to host a camp this weekend at Sheridan High School. All students in grades six through 12 are invited to participate in the camp, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Students should bring… Continue Reading

Swim team takes first at weekend meet

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Swim Team took a first-place finish in their division at the Wyoming Long Course State Championship Meet last weekend in Gillette. The Sharks had 23 swimmers qualify for 148 splashes. Of those, 78 splashes were top eight finishes, including five champions. Zoe Robison took home two first-place finishes in the girls… Continue Reading

12 local athletes earn medals at Big Sky State Games

12 local athletes earn medals at Big Sky State Games

SHERIDAN — Twelve Sheridan athletes traveled to Billings, Montana, over the weekend to compete in the Big Sky State Games, and all 12 of them came home with at least one medal. The Big Sky State Games is an amateur sports festival in Montana that features athletes from Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota and North… Continue Reading

Jets let Lovell hang with them through doubleheader

Jets let Lovell hang with them through doubleheader

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets did their best to let the Lovell Mustangs hang around during both games of last night’s doubleheader at Thorne-Rider Stadium. As the rain came in spurts and the runs came in bunches, the Jets did just enough to hold off the visiting Mustangs. After the Jets scored a quick three… Continue Reading

Babe Ruth team snags state title over Laramie

Babe Ruth team snags state title over Laramie

SHERIDAN — It was a hot and slow start Saturday at Thorne-Rider Stadium where the Sheridan Cavalry matched up and beat Laramie 11-3 for the state championship in the Babe Ruth Tournament. It wasn’t until the bottom of the second inning that the first blood was drawn by Laramie, with Ethan Sell hitting a single,… Continue Reading

Morton takes gold at tennis tourney

SHERIDAN — Big Horn sixth-grader Robert Morton won gold in tennis at the Big Sky State Games in Billings over the weekend. The Big Sky State Games is an annual multi-sport event, modeled after the Olympic Games, and is open to competitors from Montana, Idaho, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming. Morton, who also won… Continue Reading

Jets earn two wins

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets traveled to Cody for a triangular against Cody and Jackson and came home with two big victories. While Jets coach Ryan Murner called it an evening of struggle on the offensive front, he attributed the teams’ wins to some outstanding performances on the pitcher’s mound in both games. Noah Gustafson… Continue Reading

Zdziarski finishes in top 20 at NHSFR

SHERIDAN — The National High School Finals Rodeo wrapped up this weekend in Rock Springs. The NHSFR featured more than 1,500 competitors, five of which came from the Sheridan area. Jeffery Zdziarski was the only Sheridan rider to come home with a top-20 finish, placing fourth overall in bareback riding with a score of 208,… Continue Reading

Fenn tops field at Intermountain championship

SHERIDAN — Last weekend Julia Fenn won the Intermountain Tennis District Cup Junior Summer Championships in Cheyenne. The tournament drew competitors from all of the intermountain states, which include Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevado, Utah and Wyoming. Fenn defeated all four of her opponents on her way to becoming the 16 and under girls singles champion.… Continue Reading

Black Powder Shootout begins

SHERIDAN — The fourth annual Black Powder Shootout officially kicked off today at the Powder Horn. This year’s tournament features 168 players making up 84 teams. The two-man teams will compete in five nine-hole matches between today and tomorrow in a best ball format tournament. An optional practice round featuring a team best ball was… Continue Reading

Inconsistency hurts Troopers in final home game

Inconsistency hurts Troopers in final home game

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers team that showed up at Thorne-Rider Stadium against Laramie on Monday must have taken the night off for their doubleheader against the Casper Oilers last night. On their final night at Thorne-Rider, lackadaisical play doomed the Troopers in a two-game blowout at the hands of the Oilers. Neither game went… Continue Reading

Young Bronc football camp begins Wed.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School football staff with be hosting their eighth annual Bronc and Young Bronc football mini-camp this week, starting tomorrow. The Young Bronc camp, which will feature fundamental drill work taught by the SHS staff, will be held from 5-6 p.m. at Homer Scott Field. Registration is $10 and will be… Continue Reading

Two teams win SHS Booster tourney

SHERIDAN — Two teams shared first place honors at the annual Sheridan High School Booster Club golf tournament held Sunday at the Powder Horn. The team of Bob Allen, Frank Barking, Deniece Barking and Chad Chase posted a 21 under par score of 51 to tie them atop the leaderboard with the foursome of Randy… Continue Reading

Strategy focuses on the exchange

Strategy focuses on the exchange

SHERIDAN — Much has been said about the tradition and history behind the Indian Relay Races seen at the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo but when you get down to the heart of the event, it is a sport rich with skill, strategy and practice. There are four players on a relay team: the rider, the… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo starts off in spectacular fashion Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo got off to a bang last night. Literally. When the cannon fired at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, thousands of fans jumped out of their seats to cheer as the rodeo was officially underway. After 12 year-old Bailey Cunningham set the bar high for the rest of the week’s… Continue Reading

Sheridan fights ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ in Cody doubleheader

SHERIDAN—Another day, another split doubleheader for the Sheridan Jets as they traveled to Cody Tuesday. It’s been the story all season long. Win the first game, stumble and lose the second game. Struggle the first game, bounce back and win the second. Either way, the Jets can’t seem to find enough rhythm to win both… Continue Reading

Local athletes discuss competing in front of hometown crowd

SHERIDAN — Whether you wear ruby-red slippers or a pair of cowboy boots, there really is “no place like home.” That’s exactly the case for six local riders as they compete in the Sheridan WYO Rodeo this week. While rodeo clown “Crash” Cooper applies his makeup and announcer Will Rasmussen warms his vocal chords, as… Continue Reading

Scherry scores PH hole-in-one

SHERIDAN — Jon Scherry carded a hole-in-one on Wednesday, July 2, at the Powder Horn. Scherry hit a pitching wedge on the Eagle course’s number three hole, a 135-yard par three. Witnesses were Brian Morgen, Frank Hagen and George Dukich. Continue Reading

Troopers split with the Cubs on the road

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers traveled to Cody yesterday for a doubleheader against the Cubs. The Troopers split the series, losing game one 15-11 and winning the second game 6-5. In what Coach Ben Phillips described as just an off day for his team, the Troopers defense was the difference maker in game one of… Continue Reading

Lady Generals awarded academic achievement award

SHERIDAN — To put an official end to their 2013-14 season, the Sheridan College Lady Generals basketball team added two Superior Academic Achievement Award recipients to their 19-win team. For the last 31 years, the National Junior College Athletic Association has been recognizing the academic success of its student-athletes with the annual awards. In 2013-14,… Continue Reading

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