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UW players avoid trouble off the court

August 2, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — It’s Laramie’s hottest night club — and you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s exclusive; no more than 10 or 12 people are ever allowed in. Its hours are unorthodox. The music cuts at midnight, and the guests shuffle out. If you haven’t been invited, then you’re not a Wyoming Cowboy. Simply Read More

Brett Smith named to Manning Award watch list

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has been named to the 2013 Manning Award Watch List. Smith is one of only 30 quarterbacks in the nation named to the preseason watch List. He is one of six Mountain West quarterbacks named to this year’s list. The Mountain West leads all conferences with the Read More

Troopers fight back to beat Cheyenne Hawks, Eisele’s gem pushes them past Jackson into semifinal

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers were two innings and a five-run deficit away from the end of their 2013 season. But now they’re one long day away from a state championship game berth. Sheridan defeated the Cheyenne Hawks 12-10 then beat the Jackson Giants 11-4 Friday, working back through the consolation bracket of the Wyoming Read More

‘AA’ State Tourney: Post 6 16, Troopers 8

SHERIDAN — While one team faded, the other just kept scoring runs. Unfortunately for the Sheridan Troopers, they were the former in a 16-8 second-round loss to Cheyenne Post 6 last night at the Wyoming American Legion ‘AA’ State Tournament in Cheyenne. Sheridan plays at 12:30 today against the Cheyenne Hawks as both squads look Read More

Cowboy football tickets on sale

August 1, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming football mini-packs and single game tickets went sale online on Friday. The mini-packs are three-game packages, where fans can select one game from the months of September (Idaho or Northern Colorado), October (New Mexico or Colorado State) or November (Fresno State or Hawai’i). The package prices are $108 for adults and Read More

AA State Tourney: Troopers 17, Jackson 2

July 31, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers rolled through their first game at the Wyoming American Legion ‘AA’ State Tournament Wednesday afternoon in Cheyenne with a 17-2 win over the Jackson Giants. Sheridan got five innings from Skyler Holwell in the 10-run ruled game that featured two Troopers, Connor McCafferty and Tony Mort, recording four hits. McCafferty Read More

Isakson wins City Championship, Wyo Seniors

August 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — Mark Isakson of Sheridan shot a two-day 3-under par score to win the Wyoming Seniors golf tournament this week at the Powder Horn, right after he won the championship flight of the City Championship at Kendrick Golf Course over the weekend. At the Wyoming Seniors, Isakson’s 74-67—141 was three shots ahead of the field. Read More

Tuf Cooper wins CFD 20 years after his dad

July 31, 2013

CHEYENNE  (AP) — Trevor Brazile fended off a challenge from a much older competitor to win the Cheyenne Frontier Days steer roping title and further cement his standing on Sunday as this year’s top-earning cowboy so far. But the all-around championship of this year’s “Daddy of ‘em All” rodeo went to tie-down and team roper Read More

UW trustees pick contractor for golf facility

LARAMIE (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has selected a Wyoming firm to build a new, $1.2 million Indoor Golf Practice Facility. The UW Board of Trustees on Friday voted to award the $850,000 contract to Spiegelberg Lumber and Building Co. of Laramie. There were five bidders for the project at Jacoby Read More

Cody Delk shines again, this time Down Under

July 30, 2013

SHERIDAN — By now, hearing the name Cody Delk followed by something like “he went 10-or 12-0 at a tournament” isn’t much of a surprise. This time, consider that the senior two-time All-American Sheridan High School wrestler managed such a feat in a foreign country against some of the world’s best. After reaching the title Read More

Rallying the Troops: Sheridan preps for state

SHERIDAN — Perhaps the most telling statistic for the Sheridan Troopers in 2013 is that their combined wins and losses nearly matches their win total from a year ago. The 2012 Troopers won a team record 49 games. This year, Sheridan finished the regular season with five straight losses last week and at 19-25 overall, Read More

Troop fall 9-4 at Casper; open state vs. Jackson Wed.

July 29, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers will enter the State ‘AA’ Tournament Wednesday in Cheyenne having lost their final five games of the season. The Troop fell 9-4 in Casper Saturday night, losing to the Oilers for the second time in a week and finishing the season 19-25 overall and third in the North League AA standings Read More

Jets win State ‘B’ Tournament UPDATED

July 28, 2013

SHERIDAN — Any sports fan knows that its not always the regular season best that wins it all. Sometimes it’s better to catch fire late in the year. Just ask the Sheridan Jets, who used a 61-run barrage over a four-game run during this weekend’s Wyoming State ‘B’ Tournament at Thorne-Rider Stadium to eventually take Read More

Jets blowout Laramie 21-3; Saturday State ‘B’ Tournament schedule

July 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets routed Laramie Friday night to earn a noon quarterfinal matchup with Jackson today in the Wyoming State ‘B’ Tournament in Sheridan. After a disappointing 11-0 loss to begin positioning pool play Thursday against Casper at their host state tournament, the Jets jumped all over Laramie Friday night with a 21-3 Read More

Column: Juicing the masses

July 26, 2013

Sometimes I wish performance-enhancing drugs didn’t exist. They make me sad. So sad that other times I wish we all just took them. I was in the dark when Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa had their mid-90s home run party year, like most folks.  can’t fairly condemn PEDs completely because I wholly enjoyed that video Read More

NCAA penalizes Montana football program over booster perks

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana’s football program was placed on probation for three years Friday and will have its scholarships reduced from 63 to 59 over the same period after the NCAA found boosters provided extra benefits to players, including bail money and free legal representation for two athletes. Other player perks Read More

Jets state tournament begins with 11-0 loss to Casper

SHERIDAN — The Jets struggled early on the mound, and Casper took advantage as the two teams opened their State ‘B’ Tournament Thursday night in Sheridan. Casper beat Sheridan 11-0 in the first game of pool play. Sheridan will play Laramie today at 7 p.m. to determine seeding for Saturday’s single-elimination round. “We were just out Read More

Casper breaks tie with 4 in the 9th to crash Sheridan’s comeback

July 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Wednesday night’s Sheridan Troopers home send off had all the late drama a baseball fan could ask for. Unless that fan was rooting for the Troopers. After an absent night at the plate through the first six innings, Sheridan scored one in the seventh and three in the eighth to fight back, tying Read More

World’s top cowboy Brazile completes ‘his Sheridan Slam’ at the WYO

The following is taken from a press release courtesy of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association. It was dated July 15, recapping the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo, which took place July 10-13, 2013. SHERIDAN — Trevor Brazile has been going to the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo since he bought his card before the 1996 season. He loves pretty much everything about the Read More

Troop’s last home game tonight after 0-3 road trip

July 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — After three losses in the southernmost portion of the state, Sheridan returns home for the final time tonight. After being swept by Laramie Monday, the Troopers (19-23, 2-2 in League AA) lost to Cheyenne Post 6, 14-4, Tuesday night in Cheyenne, dropping to .500 in conference as they prepare for their final two Read More

Jets set to host another State ‘B’ Tournament

SHERIDAN — Late July means the Sheridan Jets gearing up to host the Wyoming Legion State ‘B’ Tournament at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Sheridan’s youngest Legion team enters their season finale event having enjoyed plenty of time in the friendly confines of Thorne-Rider all season, playing 11 doubleheaders at home in 2013. They carry a 14-27 record on the Read More

Traveling baseball successes filtering to Sheridan Legion teams

July 23, 2013

SHERIDAN — Imagine you’re a 10-year-old ball player, standing in the batter’s box. A ball spins out of the pitcher’s hand hard, and it’s flying right at you. You’re thoroughly confused. Baseballs are supposed to fly straight when you throw them. As you duck to avoid being hit in the face, the ball swoops, dropping Read More

Sheridan Swim Team Gillette long course meet results

2013 Wyoming Summer A & B LC Championships  July 19-21 in Gillette (Place, Name, Time) Girls 8 & Under 100 LC Meter Freestyle 20 Isabel Cleland 2:16.92 23 Mulholland, Zoe M 2:37.34 Boys 10 & Under 100 LC Meter Freestyle 6 Gallegos, Cisco E 1:31.56 Girls 13-14 100 LC Meter Freestyle 2    Robison, Pippi E Read More

Brastrup shines at Big Sky State Games

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan Junior High School athlete won both of his throwing events at the Big Sky Games over the weekend. Michael Brastrup won the discus with a 115-2.00 foot throw, and the shot put with a 36-8.5 foot throw in Billings. The Big Sky Games is an annual multi-sport event open to Idaho, Read More

SC women recognized again for academics

SHERIDAN — For the fourth consecutive year, the Sheridan College women’s basketball team was ranked in the top 12 in the nation among junior and community college teams for academics. Sheridan held a 3.094 cumulative grade point average for the 2012-13 season, tied with Volunteer State Community College for 12th best in the country. While Read More

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