Category Archives: Local Sports

North dominates The South in Shrine Bowl

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Close games lead to dual losses

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… Continue Reading

Jets in midst of six-game winning streak

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

All-Stars weekend

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… Continue Reading

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,”… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Celebrating a 50-year legacy

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,… Continue Reading

2 qualify for National Jr. High Rodeo

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Local athletes earn All-State, All-Conference honors

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… Continue Reading

Cowboy Joe Club golf tournament held over weekend

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,… Continue Reading

Tongue River High School produces state track champs

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Strengthen skills at summer basketball camps

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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