Category Archives: Local Sports

Simple acts of kindness

Sometimes, as fans of sport, we have to stop and realize what we are watching. We have to understand that there’s more to it than painting our faces and demanding personal enjoyment from the game we are watching. We’ll always have water coolers to meet at Monday morning and argue over Kevin Durant’s decision to… Continue Reading

Leno takes 6th at NJHFR

Leno takes 6th at NJHFR

SHERIDAN — Teegan Leno’s name filled the final result sheets at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo on June 25. The Sheridan cowboy scored two top-five finishes in the final go-rounds of team roping and goat tying, placing him in the top five in the average and sixth in the all-around cowboy standings. He finished… Continue Reading

Out of Focus: Cody sweeps Jets in error-riddled doubleheader

Out of Focus: Cody sweeps Jets in error-riddled doubleheader

SHERIDAN — Midway through the Sheridan Jets’ first game against Cody Saturday, Jets head coach Cody Koch called timeout and gathered his players at the pitcher’s mound. The Jets were trailing just 3-1, but the frustration was mounting and it ended up costing the home team as they were swept in the day’s doubleheader. Sheridan… Continue Reading

Runs aplenty for Troopers at Firecracker Tournament

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers kicked off the final month of the baseball season on a high note, finishing the weekend 4-1 at the Cheyenne Firecracker Tournament. The Troopers only loss came against conference foe Cheyenne Post 6 in a tough 12-2 game. But the wins were the highlight of the weekend. Sheridan’s four wins… Continue Reading

Signups available for SC soccer camp

SHERIDAN — First year head coach Tim Starr and the Sheridan College men’s soccer team will host a premier youth soccer camp on July 11-15. The camp is designed for players interested in a challenging and developmental environment with an emphasis on technical development and basic tactical principles of the game of soccer. The camp… Continue Reading

Isakson wins flight in state amateur golf

SHERIDAN — Mark Isakson of Sheridan shot a tournament-best 66 during the third and final round of the Wyoming State Amateur golf tournament, earning him the title in the first flight. The 92nd annual competition was held June 24-26 at Three Crowns Golf Club in Casper. Isakson’s 5-under par round featured four birdies in the… Continue Reading

SHS Booster Club Shootout July 17 at PH

SHERIDAN — This year’s Sheridan High School Booster Club Shootout is scheduled for July 17 at the Powder Horn. The golf tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Four-person teams will compete in a casual scramble format round of golf before enjoying a meal at the conclusion of the event. SHS players… Continue Reading

Silencing the critics

I’m sure you all were on pins and needles waiting for my NBA Finals analysis last week, and I’m sure you all were devastated when it didn’t show up on the sports page. Well, I was out of town all last week, and I honestly just forgot to send in my column. But it also… Continue Reading

Troopers hosting baseball camp, wiffle ball tournament

Troopers hosting baseball camp, wiffle ball tournament

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers will host a summer youth baseball camp July 6-8 at Thorne-Rider Stadium. The camp is open to players ages 8-14 and features fundamental instruction from Sheridan Troopers players and coaches. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp costs $75 per player, or $50 per… Continue Reading

Wright, Parker take PH Member-Member

SHERIDAN — Joe Wright and Matt Parker teamed up to win the 2016 Powder Horn Member-Member golf tournament. Their gross score of 228 was two shots ahead of runners-up John Hull and Ken Richardson and the team of Mike Nechvatal and Brian Laman. Mike Wallop and Mark Herschthal were the net champions with a 203… Continue Reading

Thomas, Bernard win PH women’s tournament

SHERIDAN — Charlene Thomas and Lisa Bernard claimed the overall title at the Powder Horn Member-Member ladies golf tournament over the weekend. Margie Taylor and Barbara Pomar were the ladies net winners. Other flight winners included: First flight: • Connie Causer and Deneice Barking (gross); Susan Baggett and Chris Urbatchka (net)Second flight: • Stacey Michael… Continue Reading

Troopers score 23 in blowout of Powell

Troopers score 23 in blowout of Powell

SHERIDAN — A 23-0 win over the Powell Pioneers highlighted a six-game weekend road trip for the Sheridan Troopers varsity baseball team. The Troopers went 4-2 during the stretch. After opening the weekend with two barn burners — a 6-5 loss to the Billings Scarlets and a 6-5 win over the Colorado Lightning — the… Continue Reading

Local riders prepping for national rodeo

SHERIDAN — The state rodeos are complete, and the scores have been tallied; the results were good for a handful of Sheridan County high school rodeo athletes. Three local riders, along with two alternates, have qualified for the 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo. The NHSFR will take place in Gillette from July 17-23. It’s… Continue Reading

Every Sheridan player gets on base during Thursday doubleheader

Every Sheridan player gets on base during Thursday doubleheader

SHERIDAN — The hits just keep coming for the Sheridan Jets. The Jets’ two games against Casper Thursday evening at Thorne-Rider Stadium were far from close contests. Thanks to their 20 hits over the two shortened games, Sheridan rolled the Roughnecks 12-2 in the first game and 11-1 in game two. Including the Jets’ doubleheader… Continue Reading

Pitching struggles in Troopers’ losses

Pitching struggles in Troopers’ losses

SHERIDAN — Sometimes when you play a better team, you get beat. That’s what happened in the Sheridan Troopers doubleheader Wednesday when they hosted the defending Senior Babe Ruth World Series champions — the Columbia Basin River Dogs of Washington — at Thorne-Rider Stadium. The Troopers simply didn’t have the arms in the bullpen to… Continue Reading

 Winners announced in ‘Kids’ golf tournament

SHERIDAN — Frank Rotellini and Phyllis Rotellini won the annual Give the Kids the World Golf Derby Tournament on Saturday at the Powder Horn. Dick Essex and Deb Essex finished second with Ken Kukuchka and Doug Hakert winning third. Other top finishers included: • Dustin Rougeau/Jared Guyer, fourth • Susan Hendrickson/Ann Hurley, fifth • Bill… Continue Reading

PGA Drive, Chip, Putt tourney held at PH

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan and Big Horn area youth golfers advanced to the Professional Golfers Association regional competition by their play Sunday in a section tournament at the Powder Horn. The PGA-sponsored Drive, Chip and Putt tournament, puts youth golfers in a variety of age groups and they compete with a point system to advance… Continue Reading

RECORD SETTING RACE: Nordell sets female’s 100-mile record

RECORD SETTING RACE: Nordell sets female’s 100-mile record

SHERIDAN — This year’s Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run saw one of its fastest women yet. Ashley Nordell, from Sisters, Oregon, shattered the course record for women running the 100-mile race with a time of 21 hours, 38:43.9 minutes. The previous record for women was 22 hours and 27 minutes. During the race,… Continue Reading

Clark wraps up CNFR in 7th place

Clark wraps up CNFR in 7th place

SHERIDAN — Tayte Clark wrapped up a successful year with a top 10 finish at the College National Finals Rodeo. On Saturday, the Sheridan College cowboy scored a 70.5 in saddle bronc riding to grab fourth place in the short round. That ride scored gave him an average of 207.5 points to finish in seventh… Continue Reading

Troopers wrap up Midwest road trip

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers wrapped up their tour of the Midwest with a 16-8 loss to Box Elder, Nebraska, on Sunday. During the team’s week-long road trip, in which they took on teams in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska, Sheridan went 5-3 to bring the team’s overall record to 20-13. The Troopers will… Continue Reading

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