Local Sports

North squads earn WCA all-star victories

July 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Both the boys and girls North squads took home a win at the Wyoming Coaches Association All-Star Game in Casper over the weekend. While a big second quarter gave the girls North basketball team a 12-point halftime lead, the South came out firing in the third quarter. They outscored the North 26-11 in Read More

Slow offense results in Jets’ Sunday elimination

SHERIDAN — After a long playoff series, the Sheridan Jets wrapped up the American Legion ‘B’ State Tournament on Sunday, but unfortunately did not come out on top. It was a late start for the Sheridan Jets in Saturday night’s matchup against the Gillette Rustlers, but that extra practice time didn’t seem to matter. The Read More

Local polo enthusiast gives lessons, rents horses

July 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Polo is fun and affordable. That’s the message Ethan Galis is trying to convey through his lessons at the Big Horn Polo Academy. Galis began playing polo in college at the University of Texas at Austin, and he calls himself an addict. Just when he thought he was burnt out of the sport, Read More

Rockies take Ponies League title

SHERIDAN — The Fletcher Construction and Wendy’s Rockies won the Sheridan Ponies Softball League on Monday. The Rockies defeated the Let’er Buck Carwash and Pepsi Marlins team 23-8 in the championship game at Sixth Street Fields. The Rockies roster, which included two separate sets of twins, was comprised of girls in grades 5-7 who were Read More

Sheridan teams play in 10-run rule games — win one, lose one

SHERIDAN — Sheridan teams gave up a whopping 19 runs in the first round of the American Legion ‘B’ State Tournament yesterday. Unfortunately, the Babe Ruth All-Stars gave up 17 of them. The All-Stars didn’t play as their name implies, losing 17-0 to the top-seeded Gillette Rustlers in the opening game of the tournament. Singles, Read More

Local star to compete in Junior America’s Cup

July 24, 2014

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 Read More

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

July 23, 2014

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

12 local athletes earn medals at Big Sky State Games

July 22, 2014

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 Read More

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 Read More

Babe Ruth team snags state title over Laramie

July 21, 2014

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, Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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, Read More

Fenn tops field at Intermountain championship

July 18, 2014

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. Read More

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 Read More

Inconsistency hurts Troopers in final home game

July 17, 2014

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 Read More

Young Bronc football camp begins Wed.

July 15, 2014

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 Read More

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 Read More

Troopers finding their stride, top Laramie Rangers 10-2

SHERIDAN — It looks like the Troopers are starting to turn the corner and figure things out on the baseball field. Last night the Laramie Rangers made the trip to Sheridan only to suffer a 10-2 loss at the hands of the Troopers. After a long and successful rodeo week, the Troopers were back on Read More

Wild pony races a fan favorite at this year’s Sheridan WYO Rodeo

July 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Every year at the rodeo, while contestants get themselves and their livestock ready for the next event, a specialty act is held to keep the crowd entertained. This year was no exception as the wild pony races were held for the first time ever. Featuring five teams of three kids, each between 8-14 Read More

Strategy focuses on the exchange

July 11, 2014

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 Read More

WYO Rodeo starts off in spectacular fashion Wednesday

July 10, 2014

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 Read More

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