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Gillette’s Fort chooses UW; Natrona’s Bryan picks Florida

June 11, 2013

GILLETTE (AP) — Campbell County High School quarterback Austin Fort has verbally committed to play football at Wyoming. The all-state quarterback threw for 2,137 yards and 13 touchdowns in his junior season last year. He also ran for 735 yards and 10 scores. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Fort led Gillette to the state Class 4A Championship Read More

CNFR: Sheridan College results and schedule (Updated)

June 10, 2013

SHERIDAN — C.J. Davidson failed to score for the second straight day in bull riding competition at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. Davidson has one more ride Thursday. Today, Taygen Schuelke will ride his second bull after failing to score Sunday. Zeke Thurston will get his second go in saddle bronc competition as well. He Read More

Six qualify for HSNFR

SHERIDAN — Six Sheridan County rodeo competitors have qualified for the High School National Finals Rodeo after their season wrapped up in Douglas. From Sheridan: Jeffery Zdziarski (bareback bronc riding); Shelby Mann, (alt., pole bending); Weston Mann, (team roping); and Kylee Cahoy, (alt., barrel racing). From Arvada: Bryce Burnell, (bull riding) and Faith Carson (girls cutting). Burnell and Carson of Read More

Jets sweep Gillette Prep; drop two in Billings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets swept Gillette Prep Friday night on the road, before losing two games in Billings Sunday. Caleb Hoopes and Kendall Walters combined for seven innings on the mound, allowing seven hits and six earned runs in an 8-7 win Friday that got things started for Sheridan. They would run away with the Read More

All-Stars: Wyo girls earn split with Montana

SHERIDAN — After a one-point loss Friday night in Sheridan, the Wyoming girls All-Stars beat Montana 65-49 Saturday in Billings. Three players, Dani Williams and McCorra Ford of Gillette along with Elissia Johnson of Cheyenne East, scored 10 points. Hailey Ligocki had eight points. The Wyoming boys again made a run at Montana, but fell 88-82. Read More

Shrine Bowl: Eisenman named defensive MVP

SHERIDAN — Collin Eisenman scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery to seal a 34-6 win for the North Saturday night in Casper. Sheridan’s Eisenman was named defensive MVP in the 40th annual playing of the Shrine Bowl. The win was the second in as many tries for Big Horn head coach Michael McGuire at the Shrine Bowl. Read More

PHOTOS: Wyoming-Montana All-Stars

June 7, 2013

Wyo. girls rally falls short against Montana

SHERIDAN — Hailey Ligocki’s shot rolled off the rim and the Wyoming girls comeback fell just short Friday night against Montana. The Wyoming-bound Ligocki finished with eight points, playing in front of her hometown fans for the last time in her high school career as the Wyoming girls lost 70-69. Sheridan’s Mali Wright had four Read More

Wyoming boys All-Stars force OT but fall, 93-87

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming All-Star boys had a chance, a lay-up even, to win it at the buzzer, but would eventually fall in overtime Friday night. Montana, the favorite and all-time series leader in the annual All-Star game held off a scrappy Wyoming squad 93-87 Friday night at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome after Wyoming Read More

Flat-billed hats are awful, but youth baseball will survive

I’ve always been of the belief that flat-billed hats will be the end of baseball. You might say, well, that’s dramatic. To that I’d say, have you seen how stupid those things look? I’m guessing the sports culture-change shock I’m experiencing is something like what folks went through when basketball players stopped wearing thigh-huggers and Read More

Blue Jays clip Jets in doubleheader

SHERIDAN — The Billings Blue Jays took two games from the Sheridan Jets Thursday night in a make-up doubleheader in Sheridan. Billings staved off a late rally by the Jets (4-8) in the first game, winning 9-4, later running away with the second 16-1 behind 12 runs in the final two innings. “We faced a Read More

Shrine Bowl: Sheridan, Big Horn mix to lead North

SHERIDAN — There will be plenty of Sheridan County fixtures at the 40th annual Shrine Bowl Saturday in Casper. Big Horn head coach Micheal McGuire leads the North, with six county players in an arsenal filled with weapons on both sides of the ball. The North and South have each won the Shrine Bowl 18 Read More

Ligocki, Wright lead Wyo All-Stars into Montana series

June 6, 2013

SHERIDAN — Hailey Ligocki isn’t approaching this weekend’s Wyoming-Montana All-Star series as her last game at home. The Milward Simpson finalist from Sheridan and Wyoming Cowgirls basketball-bound Ligocki leads a Wyoming squad with 10 girls headed for college basketball. “Really it’s just about having fun, but we’d like to win too,” she said Wednesday afternoon. Read More

Different paths bring five local girls back to help Lady Generals soccer team mesh

June 5, 2013

SHERIDAN — Make that two super-local sports teams at Sheridan College. With five Sheridan High School grads signed on to help the Lady Generals soccer team mesh in their first-ever season this fall and six more on the boys team, it’s not hard to figure out why the college board decided to add the sport Read More

SC soccer: Goalkeeper specialist Skillman ready to test Region IX waters

SHERIDAN — Soccer, for Stefan Skillman, begins at the goalie position. Skillman takes the reins of a brand new women’s program at Sheridan College after having risen through coaching staffs at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and, most recently at NAIA Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. “Within those two years, my job Read More

Troopers 5, Gillette 3: Adriaens, late rally push Troopers to 2-0 League AA mark

SHERIDAN — While the Troopers have been up and down through the young 2013 season, one thing has been consistent. Drew Adriaens’ pitching. The on-loan MSU-B pitcher has helped the Troop to a 2-0 conference mark after a 5-3 win in Gillette Tuesday night over their fellow League AA opponent, the Roughriders. Trailing 3-0 entering Read More

SRD offers summer tennis programs

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will hold a tennis clinic Saturday at Thorne-Rider Park. Instructors Malik Grant and Chenel Roosa will teach new skills and refresh old ones during two sessions Saturday. The first session begins at noon and is intended for ages five-to-10-years-old, the second starts at 1 p.m., for ages 11-18. The free camp Read More

PHOTOS: Camping with the Cowboys

June 4, 2013

University of Wyoming Cowboys head football coach Dave Christensen was in Sheridan for yesterday’s one-day UW football camp on Homer Scott Field. The UW staff is traveling the state for its annual summer camps, moving on to Gillette today. Numbers were down for this year’s camp in Sheridan, with just 10 high school participants.

Lady Generals hoops caps recruiting class

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team has wrapped up its recruiting with the signing of a third international player. Jaylen Hawea, a 5-foot, 10-inch shooting guard from New Zealand, has signed her National Letter of Intent to join the Lady Generals this fall. Head coach Frank McCarthy was excited about at least one aspect Read More

Busy week for high school, college rodeo

SHERIDAN — Three Sheridan College rodeo team members will compete in the College National Finals Rodeo, beginning Sunday in Casper. Position draws for SC cowboys Zeke Thurston, C.J. Davidson and Taygen Schuelke can below. The rodeo will be held June 9-14. Meanwhile in Douglas, the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association will hold its 2013 State Finals, beginning tomorrow. Read More

150 teams pack Whitney Plaza for 13th annual Hoop Jam

June 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — Nearly 150 teams competed in the 13th annual Hoop Jam Saturday and Sunday in Sheridan. Sixteen Sheridan teams won first place in their respective divisions. Five teams from Gillette won first along with two teams from Buffalo. The top two adult divisions, men’s and women’s top flight, were won by teams with Division Read More

Ligocki named Milward Simpson award finalist

SHERIDAN — Hailey Ligocki has been named a 2013 Milward Simpson finalist. The annual award is given to the best male and best female senior high school athlete in the state of Wyoming in honor of the former U.S. Sen. Milward Simpson. Simpson was also a multi-sport athlete for the University of Wyoming. Ligocki, headed for Read More

Troopers swept in Wheatland

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers were swept by Wheatland Sunday. After dropping the first game 9-6 in Wheatland, they fell 11-1 in the second. Sheridan (1-0, 7-7) plays their second league game of the season Tuesday night in Gillette against the Roughriders (15-15). After almost a month on the road, they’ll return home in  a week, Read More

Jets sweep Casper

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets took their first weekend sweep of the still-young season Saturday in Casper. Sheridan again hit the ball well as they beat the Casper Roughnecks by scores of 13-6 and 13-2. Tyler Stauffer and James Timberlake pitched wins for the Jets. “It was nice to go on the road and get Read More

Opening weekend for BHPC scrapped

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Polo Club had to delay their opening weekend scrimmage yesterday due to last week’s rainstorms. Perk Connell said Monday that they regretted weather interfering with their first event, and “we will be out in full force to entertain the public with our green horse antics” next weekend. A full schedule for Read More

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