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Jets dominate Casper Prep in doubleheader

June 12, 2014

SHERIDAN—It was a great evening of baseball for the Sheridan Jets, stringing together two dominating performances in their doubleheader against Casper Prep on Wednesday at Thorne-Rider Stadium. The Jets jumped out to a 7-4 lead in game one before an 11-run third inning put Casper away for good. “We came out ready to play tonight,” Read More

Jets take two in Gillette

June 6, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets returned home from Gillette with two wins under their belts Thursday, topping the Rustlers 1-0 and 7-5 in the doubleheader. “It is always nice to come back from Gillette with a couple of victories,” Jets coach Ryan Murner said. “We got two excellent efforts on the mound tonight. “Nolan and Read More

Celebrating a 50-year legacy

SHERIDAN — It’s the late 1940s. The war is over. The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team is amid what would become the Cowboys’ most successful era. The UW men, guided by head coach Everett Shelton, had claimed the NCAA Championship in 1943 and continued to compete with the nation’s powerhouses. Bruce Hoffman was 10, Read More

2 qualify for National Jr. High Rodeo

June 5, 2014

SHERIDAN — Kade Koltiska and Anna Zowada of Sheridan County have qualified for the National Junior High School Rodeo to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, June 22-28. Koltiska is a seventh-grader at Big Horn and is the daughter of John and Michelle Koltiska. She will compete in barrel racing, pole bending and ribbon roping. Read More

Entries due for Young Riders Rodeo

SHERIDAN — Entries for the 2014 Young Riders Rodeo are due by Saturday, according to organizers. The event will be held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds June 14 beginning with the grand entry at 9:30 a.m. The rodeo will begin at 10 a.m. Four divisions will compete — Seniors (ages 14-18), Juniors (ages 10-13), Buckaroos Read More

Mount Marty announces transfer of Sheridan College post player Taylor Millay

SHERIDAN — Mount Marty College announced the signing of transfer student, Taylor Millay, to the men’s basketball program. Millay a 250 pound, 6-foot-7 post player is a graduate of Glenrock High School in Casper and will transfer to MMC after two seasons at Sheridan College. During his time at Sheridan College, Millay helped the school Read More

Local athletes earn All-State, All-Conference honors

June 4, 2014

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan County athletes were named All-State and All-Conference recently for their achievements on the field. The list includes some repeat honorees including Sheridan’s Colter Carzoli and some first-time nods, such as defender Lane Barten of Sheridan. The complete list of 2014 4A soccer honorees includes: All-State boys • Colter Carzoli, forward, Sheridan Read More

Cowboy Joe Club golf tournament held over weekend

June 2, 2014

SHERIDAN – The University of Wyoming’s Cowboy Joe Club had its annual Cowboy Joe Golf Tournament Saturday at The Powder Horn. The winning team was Bob Allen, Kamrin Allen, Scotty Scott and Roger Hefner. They posted a handicap-adjusted, scramble format score of 48.4. Second place was won by the team of David Rice, Nate Wilson, Read More

Tongue River High School produces state track champs

May 28, 2014

SHERIDAN — Tongue River Lady Eagle LeeAnna Mitchell won state in the 2A division for the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.14 seconds at the State Track and Field Championships. Mitchell competed at the state track meet last weekend in Casper. She also finished second in the 400-meter dash and third in the 200. Read More

Big Horn Lady Rams take state in 300 hurdles and 4X100 relay

SHERIDAN — Big Horn High School’s Bailey Bard took state in the 2A division 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.11 at the State Track and Field Championships in Casper this weekend. Bard broke the Big Horn High School record in the event. She also placed second in the 200-meter run at the meet. The Read More

Chadron High School star joins Sheridan College women’s basketball team

SHERIDAN — Peyton Hinn from Chadron, Nebraska, has signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Sheridan Generals women’s basketball team this fall. “Hinn is a tremendous shooter that can play both the point guard and shooting guard position,” head coach Frank McCarthy said. The 5-foot-8-inch guard averaged 12.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists Read More

First hole-in-one of season at Powder Horn

SHERIDAN — Mike Nechvatal of Sheridan scored the first hole-in-one of the 2014 season at The Powderhorn on Saturday. Nechvatal used a pitching wedge on the sixth hole of the Eagle course, a 117-yard shot. The witness to the ace was Sandy Nechvatal.  

Tennis camp for youth and adults to be held in first week of June

SHERIDAN — Tennis weather has arrived, and the University of Wyoming will be holding a tennis camp in Sheridan June 2-6 at the SHS tennis courts. The camp is open to all boys and girls ages 7-18, no matter their skill level. The purpose of the camp is to provide youth with the opportunity to Read More

SHS track team has strong showing at state meet

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan High School track and field athletes placed in the top eight in their respective events at the State Track and Field Championships in Casper over the weekend. Head coach Art Baures said the meet was a tremendous effort by all the athletes, especially since several state records and class records were Read More

Strengthen skills at summer basketball camps

May 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — Summer is here, and outdoor adventures have begun. While family vacations and part-time summer jobs can keep student athletes busy, it is a good idea to include basketball camp in that busy schedule in order to maintain and hone skills for the coming basketball season. Girls’ basketball camp will be held 9 a.m. Read More

Hard fought battle earns Lady Broncs second place

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs finished second at the Wyoming State High School Class 4A Girls Soccer Championships after playing against Cheyenne East and losing 1-6 in Rock Springs Saturday. Marissa Johansson scored the first goal for the Lady Broncs in the first half. The Lady Broncs were able to hold Cheyenne East to Read More

Jets fall short to Cardinals in double-header

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets fell to the Billings Cardinals 13-7 and 7-4 in a double-header at Thorne-Rider Park Stadium Saturday. The Jets played a better second game, leading in the fifth inning 4-2. Unfortunately, the Jets could not get any runs into home plate the sixth and seventh innings. “We had many improvements, especially Read More

Zdziarski wins bareback bronc riding event

SHERIDAN — Keeping his spurs above the bronc’s shoulders on the first jump is a skill that has been honed by Sheridan bronc rider Jeffery Zdziarski. It was that skill that helped Zdziarski win the bareback bronc riding events at the Sheridan High School Rodeo performances Sunday and Monday. The Sheridan High School rodeo team Read More

Lady Broncs pummel Gillette 3-0, head to title game

May 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs are championship bound at the 4A state soccer tournament, set to play today at 1:30 p.m. The Sheridan High School girls earned their ticket to the title matchup by defeating Gillette 3-0 on Friday afternoon in Rock Springs. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, Jamy Shassetz made an Read More

SHS tops Kelly Walsh in first round at state soccer

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs topped Kelly Walsh in the first round of the girls state soccer tournament Thursday in Rock Springs, winning 1-0. Kelly Walsh dominates on high balls and by halftime the Lady Broncs hadn’t taken their normal number of shots on goal. “You need to keep the high balls down and Read More

Two men shoot holes-in-one at Kendrick course this month

May 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — Tony Gillenwater shot a hole-in-one on May 12 at Kendrick Golf Course. His shot was on the 172-yard, par 3 12th hole using his 8-iron. Mike Groshart also shot a hole-in-one on the 12th hole at Kendrick. He shot his on May 16 using his Hybrid 4-22.

Get your boots on, it’s rodeo time

SHERIDAN — Time to get your boots out — the Sheridan High School rodeo team will host their only home competition of the season Sunday and Monday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. According to rodeo team member Whitney Simmons, one of the best things about hosting a rodeo is the advantage of having support from Read More

Booster Club to support athletics upgrades at Sheridan High School

May 21, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Booster Club voted last week to support funding for the renovation of locker rooms and the addition of a sports medicine facility at Sheridan High School. The Booster Club unanimously voted to commit $100,000 over the next three years. Funds will be raised through normal activity fundraisers, including their Read More

New plans for adult softball league

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District plans to mix things up a little bit for this year’s adult softball leagues. Registration for the leagues run through Friday, then a late fee of $25 will be charged through May 29. Teams can register online at or in person at Thorne-Rider Park. There will still be Read More

Sheridan golf teams finish fifth, third

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs boys golf team finished their conference tournament in Laramie yesterday placing fifth with a 667. Kelly Walsh put in a strong showing Tuesday, going from fourth place on Monday to winning the tournament with a 618. Sheridan’s Jack Mavrakis finished fifth with a 150 and teammate Bailey Bonnet shot a Read More

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