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Jets finish .500 after up and down weekend

June 24, 2014

SHERIDAN — It was an up and down weekend for the Sheridan Jets as they finished 2-2 at the Rapid City Big Stick Tournament in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Jets jumped out to a good start in their first game of the tournament against Legend High School (Colorado) on Thursday, but couldn’t finish it Read More

Schuelke takes top spot in all-around

SHERIDAN — To say that the College National Finals Rodeo went well for Sheridan College would be an understatement. Head coach Marc Gilkerson described the week as, “awesome.” Two riders from Sheridan College made the trip to Casper last week to represent Sheridan College and compete in the rodeo. They finished fourth in the team Read More

Only 60 percent finish this year’s races

June 23, 2014

SHERIDAN — Despite being a beautiful weekend, it was a rough one for many of the participants in this year’s Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run, as only 60 percent of the runners finished the race. This year marked the 22nd year for the event, and the 13th anniversary of the 100-mile run. Along Read More

Troopers suffer two losses after inconsistency

SHERIDAN — Another inconsistent day at the plate led to two more losses for the Sheridan Troopers on Sunday. Rapid City 320 made the trip to Sheridan yesterday and handed the Troopers two losses in their doubleheader. After Rapid City jumped to an early 2-0 lead through the first three innings, a bases clearing double Read More

High School Finals Rodeo held in Douglas last week

June 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — The rodeo season isn’t quite over for some Sheridan High School students, as a good week at the state finals qualified them for the National High School Finals Rodeo. A plethora of high school athletes traveled to Douglas last week to compete in the Wyoming State Finals Rodeo. Top performances in the state Read More

Junior High Finals Rodeo

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan students will have the opportunity to compete in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo starting this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. Kade Koltiska, a seventh-grader at Big Horn, qualified for the NJHFR to compete in barrel racing, pole bending and ribbon roping. Anna Zowada, a Sheridan eighth-grader, will compete in barrel Read More

20th annual Trooper camp to start next week

SHERIDAN—The 20th annual Trooper baseball camp begins next week at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Anyone ages 7-15 can sign up to partake in the camp, hosted by the Sheridan American Legion baseball staff and players. The camp will stress the fundamentals of baseball and the importance of having fun while playing the game. The camp costs $35 Read More

Troopers top Summit Tigers 12-2

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Troopers returned home from a disappointing weekend of baseball in Omaha, Nebraska, and got a bounce-back win against the Summit (Colorado) Tigers last night at Thorne-Rider Stadium. After losing three of four in Omaha, the Troopers turned the tables on their opponent, pounding the Tigers at the plate on the way to a Read More

Sheridan standouts hold ground in Casper

June 18, 2014

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College’s Zeke Thurston and Taygen Schuelke got off to fast starts at the College National Finals Rodeo taking place this week in Casper. Thurston sat in first place after one go-around in saddle bronc riding, besting his competition with a score of 81. Schuelke added to the Generals team score with a 77.5 on Read More

Jets take down Gillette despite weather

SHERIDAN—Lightning struck, both figuratively and literally, for the Sheridan Jets as a late rally gave them an 11-8 lead over Gillette Prep before the game was called due to weather on Tuesday night at Thorne-Rider Stadium. As the clouds rolled in, the Jets dug themselves a hole, struggling to keep Gillette off the board. Jets Read More

Locals head east to compete in USA Games

June 17, 2014

SHERIDAN—The torch is ablaze, and more than 3,500 athletes are in Newark, New Jersey, to compete in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games. Three of those 3,500 are Sheridan residents. Tahia Grosch, Khyra Maes and Ronald Roberts are joining the 19 other athletes, 12 coaches, eight Unified Sports partners, three Special Olympics Wyoming staff members, Read More

Gross score of 58 tops charity scramble

SHERIDAN—The team of Joe Mallo, Greg Legerski, Aaron Linden and Jay Callentine took home first place with a gross score of 58 at the MDA-ERA Carroll Realty Charity Scramble Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy over the weekend at Kendrick Golf Course. Cory Hamstreet, Brian Bloom, Curt Macha and Doug Estes were the overall net winners, coming Read More

Allen, Mavrakis win PH Member-Member

SHERIDAN — The team of Bob Allen and Paul Mavrakis posted a team gross score of 224 to win the annual Member-Member Golf Championship at The Powder Horn last weekend. Their two-day total bested the team of Joe Wright and Brian Laman by one shot (225). The tournament format was a best ball for the Read More

North dominates The South in Shrine Bowl

June 16, 2014

SHERIDAN—The North put together another dominating performance on the football field on Saturday, taking a 41-13 victory over the South in this year’s Shrine Bowl in Casper. Forced turnovers were the key to the game for the North, cashing in on their first one of the game, an interception by Kelly Walsh’s Kirk Durtsche in Read More

Urbatchka, Mullinax pace PH men’s golf

From staff reports   SHERIDAN — Mike Urbatchka and Bob Mullinax posted the low scores in the gross and net divisions at the weekly Thursday Night Men’s League competition at The Powder Horn. Low gross scores: • 37: Mike Urbatchka. • 38: Mike Nechvatal, Paul Mavrakis • 39: Bill Arno, Mark Isakson, Anthony Spiegelberg, Doug Read More

Wyoming All-Stars travel to Billings, girls earn win

SHERIDAN — It was another electrifying night of basketball as the Wyoming All-Stars traveled north to Billings to battle the Montana All-Stars on Saturday at Rocky Mountain College. After suffering a heartbreaking loss in the final seconds in Friday’s game, the girls All-Stars fought through another nail-biter, coming out with an 81-75 overtime victory. After Read More

Close games lead to dual losses

June 13, 2014

SHERIDAN—It was an intense evening of basketball at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome as the Wyoming boys and girls All-Star teams took to the hardwood against the Montana All-Stars Friday. In the first game of the night the Montana girls jumped to an early lead but a wide-open three pointer by Jessie Underberg seemed to Read More

Jets in midst of six-game winning streak

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Jets followed up their dominating performance on Wednesday night by taking both games against Cody (8-1 and 6-3) Thursday at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Weather postponed the matchup between Sheridan and Cody, originally scheduled for last Sunday, which may have been a blessing in disguise for the Jets. After scoring 31 runs in their two Read More

Shrine Bowl set for Saturday in Casper

CASPER — The rosters are set, and the 2014 Shrine Bowl is set to kick off on Saturday at Natrona County High School. Every year the Wyoming Shrine Bowl pits the top senior high school football players from all around the state against each other in a battle between north and south. This year will Read More

All-Stars weekend

June 12, 2014

SHERIDAN — It’s been a busy week for the Sheridan College basketball coaches as the two prep their teams for a fun-filled all-star weekend. SC men’s coach Steve Smiley and women’s coach Frank McCarthy are the head coaches for the Wyoming Boys and Girls All-Star basketball teams, respectively. After a season-long process of evaluating and Read More

Jets dominate Casper Prep in doubleheader

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

Celebrating a 50-year legacy

June 6, 2014

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

Jets take two in Gillette

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

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

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