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Star-studded rough stock competition highlights first performance

July 11, 2013

SHERIDAN — When announcer Will Rasmussen sells a night’s Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo performance as featuring nine Top-20 ranked bareback riders, it’s probably best to listen to him. The first performance of the “Wyo” featured plenty of one-upping in the rough stock competition and a thoroughly entertaining and competitive three-plus hour rodeo event as a whole. Through one Read More

Cowboy football 2013 home games start in early afternoon

LARAMIE (AP) — All six of Wyoming’s home football games next season are scheduled for early afternoon kickoffs. The Mountain West Conference on Wednesday announced game times for most of its 2013 games. The Cowboys’ home opener versus Idaho on Sept. 7 and its home game versus Northern Colorado on Sept. 14 are both set Read More

Coup Counters takes top first night Indian Relay time

SHERIDAN — The 83rd edition of the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo busted out of the chutes in the best way it knows how Wednesday night. The editorializing of the announcer, fans unable to hold their seats right after they found them and the general chaos in front of the grandstands is what characterizes the World Champion Indian Relay Read More

Jets Walters tosses no-hitter Billings

July 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Jets started slow, but were picked up by a Kendall Walters no-hitter that led to an 8-0 win in their second game Tuesday in Billings. After dropping the first game of a doubleheader, 9-1, to the non-legion affiliated traveling team, the Billings Regulators, the Jets showed consistency at the plate in the Read More

7th Chris LeDoux Memorial tournament results

SHERIDAN — The seventh annual Chris LeDoux Memorial Spikes and Spurs golf tournament was held Saturday at the Powder Horn. Results below: First Flight 1. Dan Overton, Ryan Little, Mike Coulter, Matt Ebzery—56.5 2. Richie Bratton, Seth Richendifer, Ryan Jry, Erick, Canyon—56.6 Second Flight 1. Randy Hyder, Geoff Scott, Rich Sweeney, Nick Sweeney—57.6 2. Jason Humble, Bob Read More

Rodeo kicks off with slack at Fairgrounds

July 9, 2013

PHOTO: Roger Branch of Perkins, Okla., chases down a steer during slack Tuesday morning at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on the first day of competition for 2013 Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo week. Slack continues all week, beginning at 9 a.m. each day, with the first of the four nightly performances set for 7 p.m. Wednesday. Performances are set to Read More

Wyoming Coaches Association names 2013 All-Stars

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Coaches Association has announced its 2014 All-Star rosters. Games are played in conjunction with the WCA annual coaching clinic, Hall of Fame banquet and All-Star week. Sports featured at the event included golf, volleyball, and girls and boys basketball. From Sheridan County, Matthew Wigglesworth (Big Horn) was selected on the North Boys Basketball Read More

Former Big Horn student Johnson signs with Loyola basketball

SHERIDAN — A former Big Horn High School student Cody Johnson has signed to play for Loyola University basketball in Chicago. Johnson, who played at Western Nebraska University in Scottsbluff, Neb., last year where he averaged 13 points and eight rebounds, will have three remaining years of eligibility at the school, one of the Missouri Valley Read More

Big numbers attend 98th Wyoming State Trap Shoot

July 8, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Gun Club was littered with shells at a much higher rate than usual this weekend as the site played host to nearly 300 shooters in the state’s premier trap shooting event. The 98th Wyoming State Trap Shoot was held Friday through Sunday with Sheridan taking its turn on the four-year rotation Read More

Two losses end Troopers run in Cheyenne

SHERIDAN — After amassing 50 runs in their three wins to open a tournament in Cheyenne, the Sheridan Troopers were outmatched in their final two games this weekend. Playing in the July Fourth Bob Nab Memorial Tournament weekend, Sheridan finished 3-2, losing 12-0 and 15-1 Saturday and Sunday. Sheridan (14-18) outlasted the Cheyenne Hawks in a 17-13 Read More

Jets show strides in split

SHERIDAN — Sunday’s result was a large improvement from the last time the Sheridan Jets played the Billings Angels. Sheridan split with the Billings squad, winning 9-7 before dropping the second game 2-1. “I thought we played much better today,” head coach Ryan Murner said, his team having struggled against Billings competition this season. “We pitched Read More

Troop beat Cheyenne Hawks 17-13

July 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers played yet another high scoring game Friday night in Cheyenne, beating opposite group League AA opponent the Cheyenne Hawks 17-13 in a non-conference matchup. A late three-run Drew Adriaens home run got Sheridan a lead into the seventh inning and they never looked back. Continuing his tear at the plate, Adriaens’ Read More

Column: Rodeo goes beyond sport

Before the Fourth this week, it had been about 20 years since I had worn cowboy boots. I was a toddler and the boots were white snakeskin. I wore them as much as I could until I outgrew them. I’m guessing that style was cool then, it was the very early ‘90s. Good enough for Read More

98th Wyoming State Trap Shoot underway

PHOTO: Don Washburn of Saratoga discharges two empty shells during the 98th Wyoming State Trap Shoot Friday morning at the Sheridan Gun Club. The event began this morning and lasts through Sunday. It is free and open to spectators, with competition taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and championship rounds beginning Saturday. Approximately 225 Read More

Fireworks in Cheyenne: Troop score 33 runs in two games to begin tourney

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers used a 33-run two-game output yesterday to shake off a bad loss as they started 2-0 at a Fourth of July weekend tournament in Cheyenne. After losing their first conference game this season, 9-5, to Gillette Tuesday night, the Troop (13-16) beat Colorado Instructional 14-4 last night after rolling over Wheatland Read More

Jets lose two big to Casper Drillers

July 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets dropped a road e against the Casper Drillers by scores of 16-1 and 14-0 Tuesday night. “Casper hit the ball well today,” head coach Ryan Murner said. “We got ahead in counts tonight but made too many mistakes with two strikes on their hitters. We need to work on finishing Read More

Gillette, Sheridan combine for 36 strikeouts as Troop drop first conference game this year

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night was not how a team wants to start off the final month of a season. Sheridan returned home for a make-up game against their League AA opponent the Gillette Roughriders, dropping a strikeout-laden, choppy, nine-inning contest, 9-5, and suffering their first conference loss of the season. The Troop (2-1, 11-16 overall) played Read More

Nat’l Junior High Finals Rodeo results

July 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — The National Junior High Finals Rodeo wrapped up over the weekend in Gallup, N.M. One highlight for Sheridan County was team roping heeler Wheaton Williams (Big Horn), with a fifth place go in his second-round run. He and teammate Jerren Johnson (Casper) recorded an 8.157-second time. They finished 27th in the two-run average. Wyarno’s Saije Pollard had a good Read More

Lipetzky 2nd at 100K in Black Hills

SHERIDAN — Steve Lipetzky of Sheridan finished second at the Black Hills 100K over the weekend. Lipetzky ran the approximately 62-mile race in 12 hours, 48 minutes and 41 seconds. The event is held on the Centennial Trail in South Dakota. Last month, he was fourth overall and third in his age division in the 30K Read More

Powder Horn Men’s League winners

SHERIDAN – The Powder Horn announced the Thursday Night Men’s League team and individual winners. The team of Matt Ebzery, Tyler Johnson, Frank Barking, Bill DeLapp, Jerry Saunders, Steve Ruby, Bill Pettit and Greg Von Krosigk won the event with 232 points. The second place team was Mark Isakson, Bill Arno, Doug Dewald, Josh Gardiner, Read More

Troop 2-3 at Black Hills Classic; home Tuesday

July 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Troopers finished with two losses and a win at the Black Hills Classic over the weekend. Sheridan (11-15) fell 13-2 to Watertown, S.D. Saturday morning at the tournament in Rapid City after starting 1-1 in their games Friday. Drew Adriaens was a bright spot offensively for Sheridan. He had two hits, including a Read More

Jets finish strong against Regulators

SHERIDAN — The Jets just missed a two-game sweep Saturday afternoon. Sheridan fell 7-6 to the Billings Regulators, later winning 14-4 to earn the doubleheader split. Sheridan scored four runs in the first inning and ran away with game two, scoring at least one run in each frame. Tyler Stauffer and Max Lube each had Read More

Back from injury, UW’s Harris leads by example

June 28, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Devyn Harris won’t tell you, but you can see how much this means to him. At 8:35 a.m. Monday morning, his team is running. Inside the Indoor Practice Facility in Laramie, coaches bark orders and waves of Cowboys flow past them, running from one end of the field to the other. In Read More

Troopers start well at Black Hills Classic

SHERIDAN — After a rough outing in their most recent game, the Sheridan Troopers had a couple of encouraging games to get back on track Friday. Despite a close 4-3 loss to Rapid City 320 to begin the Black Hills Classic Friday morning in Rapid City, S.D., the Troop whipped up on a team from Read More

Fun with baseball for America’s special day

Things that are American: Yellowstone, buffet lines, the Marines, bacon, winning and Wyoming. Wyoming is American times two because it has cowboys, which are also Americana at its finest. If we could get a cowboy-themed baseball league going here in Wyoming I think they might consider giving us another star on Old Glory. (Except, Obama) Read More

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