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Jets lose two to Billings

June 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Jets finished a stretch of six straight games with Billings teams with two losses Sunday at home. They fell 11-1 and 11-6 at Thorne-Rider Park yesterday, and now they’ll prepare for another home game with the Casper Roughnecks tomorrow night. In the first game Sunday, the Jets were no-hit and mercy-ruled after five Read More

Troop drop first game in Omaha 10-1

June 14, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Troopers were overpowered by the Centaurus Warriors Friday night in their Omaha, Neb., tournament opener. Sheridan fell 10-1 to the team from Lafayette, Colo., in their first game Friday night. They play Creighton Prep at 8 p.m. Skyler Holwell took the mound for Sheridan, throwing five innings, allowing four earned on two hits with Read More

God Bless you, crazy 100-mile people

One hundred miles. Some might use profanity to accentuate the disdain with which they’d preclude their “No” response if someone asked them to run 100 miles. Even if I had to do it in a month. Or longer. Let’s say I have to run one mile per day for 100 days, still, probably not. Bud, you’re pushing Read More

Bareback rider Reilly makes fast climb up college rodeo ranks

SHERIDAN — The rush Devan Reilly experienced after his 77-point bareback ride at the CNFR was probably what the sack in the scene at the end of the movie Rudy felt like. Except, Reilly is not a fictional movie character, so instead he would liken his bareback rides to the rush that comes with having Read More

Thurston makes most of first CNFR

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College cowboy Zeke Thurston covered three rides at the CNFR this week, but he isn’t satisfied. The freshman Thurston did what few could at the 65th annual CNFR in saddle bronc competition — stay on their horse for eight seconds and score. He sat in sixth place in the average after rides Read More

Kamrin Allen wins Wyo. match play title, Pub Links qualifier

June 13, 2013

SHERIDAN — Kamrin Allen had quite the impressive few days of golf last weekend in eastern Wyoming. The Sheridan High School graduate and University of Wyoming golfer won the 37th annual Wyoming State Golf Association Match Play Championship at the Golf Club at Devil’s Tower, then went on to Gillette to win a Pub Links Tournament the next day. Allen’s win Read More

CNFR: Thurston makes big jump

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College cowboy Zeke Thurston moved up to sixth place in saddle bronc competition at the College National Finals Rodeo Wednesday in Casper. Sitting in 17th place in the average after two rides, Thurston chose a re-ride option last night and scored 61.5 to put himself near the top of the leaderboard in what’s proved Read More

21st annual Bighorn Mountain Trail Run launches Friday from Dayton

By Lucy LaRosa The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The 21st annual Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run will be held this weekend. The Bighorn Trail 100-miler will begin at 11 a.m. Friday. The 50-mile, 50K and 30K will follow on June 15 at 6 a.m, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m respectively. Preceding the 100-mile Read More

Jets drop two games to Billings Cardinals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets continued a stretch of six straight games with teams from Billings, dropping two on the road Wednesday. The Billings Cardinals beat the Jets 6-2 and 10-5 Wednesday afternoon in Billings, as the Jets played another tough opponent after dropping four to the Billings Blue Jays last weekend. “I thought we competed hard and were Read More

McGahee back with Broncos

June 12, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Willis McGahee is back in the Denver Broncos’ camp, if not necessarily their good graces. The 11th-year running back skipped each of the Broncos’ 10 “voluntary” practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday. That left Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Read More

CNFR: Tuesday recap

SHERIDAN — Sheridan-native Devan Reilly will get a re-ride for his final bareback go at the College National Finals Rodeo. Reilly, an Sheridan High School grad and current Gillette College student, is seventh in the overall standings after three days of rodeo at the Casper Events Center, posting a 77 Sunday and a 65.5 Monday. For Sheridan Read More

Troop rained out for 7th time this year; trek to Omaha

SHERIDAN — The powerful rainstorm was enough to cancel the Troopers first home game in a month Tuesday night. With the rainout, the Troopers have lost seven games to inclement weather, and while they hold a 2-0 conference record, they’ve played a just 15 games this season. Sheridan will try to make up time on Read More

Gillette’s Fort chooses UW; Natrona’s Bryan picks Florida

June 11, 2013

GILLETTE (AP) — Campbell County High School quarterback Austin Fort has verbally committed to play football at Wyoming. The all-state quarterback threw for 2,137 yards and 13 touchdowns in his junior season last year. He also ran for 735 yards and 10 scores. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Fort led Gillette to the state Class 4A Championship Read More

CNFR: Sheridan College results and schedule (Updated)

June 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — C.J. Davidson failed to score for the second straight day in bull riding competition at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. Davidson has one more ride Thursday. Today, Taygen Schuelke will ride his second bull after failing to score Sunday. Zeke Thurston will get his second go in saddle bronc competition as well. He Read More

Six qualify for HSNFR

SHERIDAN — Six Sheridan County rodeo competitors have qualified for the High School National Finals Rodeo after their season wrapped up in Douglas. From Sheridan: Jeffery Zdziarski (bareback bronc riding); Shelby Mann, (alt., pole bending); Weston Mann, (team roping); and Kylee Cahoy, (alt., barrel racing). From Arvada: Bryce Burnell, (bull riding) and Faith Carson (girls cutting). Burnell and Carson of Read More

Jets sweep Gillette Prep; drop two in Billings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets swept Gillette Prep Friday night on the road, before losing two games in Billings Sunday. Caleb Hoopes and Kendall Walters combined for seven innings on the mound, allowing seven hits and six earned runs in an 8-7 win Friday that got things started for Sheridan. They would run away with the Read More

All-Stars: Wyo girls earn split with Montana

SHERIDAN — After a one-point loss Friday night in Sheridan, the Wyoming girls All-Stars beat Montana 65-49 Saturday in Billings. Three players, Dani Williams and McCorra Ford of Gillette along with Elissia Johnson of Cheyenne East, scored 10 points. Hailey Ligocki had eight points. The Wyoming boys again made a run at Montana, but fell 88-82. Read More

Shrine Bowl: Eisenman named defensive MVP

SHERIDAN — Collin Eisenman scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery to seal a 34-6 win for the North Saturday night in Casper. Sheridan’s Eisenman was named defensive MVP in the 40th annual playing of the Shrine Bowl. The win was the second in as many tries for Big Horn head coach Michael McGuire at the Shrine Bowl. Read More

PHOTOS: Wyoming-Montana All-Stars

June 7, 2013

Wyo. girls rally falls short against Montana

SHERIDAN — Hailey Ligocki’s shot rolled off the rim and the Wyoming girls comeback fell just short Friday night against Montana. The Wyoming-bound Ligocki finished with eight points, playing in front of her hometown fans for the last time in her high school career as the Wyoming girls lost 70-69. Sheridan’s Mali Wright had four Read More

Wyoming boys All-Stars force OT but fall, 93-87

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming All-Star boys had a chance, a lay-up even, to win it at the buzzer, but would eventually fall in overtime Friday night. Montana, the favorite and all-time series leader in the annual All-Star game held off a scrappy Wyoming squad 93-87 Friday night at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome after Wyoming Read More

Flat-billed hats are awful, but youth baseball will survive

I’ve always been of the belief that flat-billed hats will be the end of baseball. You might say, well, that’s dramatic. To that I’d say, have you seen how stupid those things look? I’m guessing the sports culture-change shock I’m experiencing is something like what folks went through when basketball players stopped wearing thigh-huggers and Read More

Blue Jays clip Jets in doubleheader

SHERIDAN — The Billings Blue Jays took two games from the Sheridan Jets Thursday night in a make-up doubleheader in Sheridan. Billings staved off a late rally by the Jets (4-8) in the first game, winning 9-4, later running away with the second 16-1 behind 12 runs in the final two innings. “We faced a Read More

Shrine Bowl: Sheridan, Big Horn mix to lead North

SHERIDAN — There will be plenty of Sheridan County fixtures at the 40th annual Shrine Bowl Saturday in Casper. Big Horn head coach Micheal McGuire leads the North, with six county players in an arsenal filled with weapons on both sides of the ball. The North and South have each won the Shrine Bowl 18 Read More

Ligocki, Wright lead Wyo All-Stars into Montana series

June 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Hailey Ligocki isn’t approaching this weekend’s Wyoming-Montana All-Star series as her last game at home. The Milward Simpson finalist from Sheridan and Wyoming Cowgirls basketball-bound Ligocki leads a Wyoming squad with 10 girls headed for college basketball. “Really it’s just about having fun, but we’d like to win too,” she said Wednesday afternoon. Read More

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