Category Archives: Local Sports

Cancer benefit trap shoot this weekend

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan County Sportsman Club is teaming up with H&R Block to host a trap shoot this weekend to benefit cancer awareness. The event will be held at the Sportsman Club on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. The trap shoot is open to the public, and all proceeds from the event will… Continue Reading

Troopers: Stranded runners hurt team in two losses

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers played two solid games last night against the Casper Drillers but were unable to score when they had chances, losing both games of the doubleheader. The first game of the night was a nine-inning conference game that came down to runners left on base. The score was close for most… Continue Reading

Jets split doubleheader

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Jets continued their up-and-down play from the weekend as they split their doubleheader with the Billings Cardinals on Tuesday. After rain ended their tournament early on Sunday, the Jets carried their solid performance into the first game of Tuesday night’s doubleheader, besting the Cardinals 10-9. The Jets found themselves in a 4-0 hole… Continue Reading

Trooper Baseball Camp to start tomorrow

SHERIDAN—There’s still time to sign up for the 20th Annual Trooper Baseball Camp, which starts tomorrow at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Anyone ages 7-15 can sign up to partake in the camp, hosted by the Sheridan American Legion baseball staff and players. The camp will stress the fundamentals of baseball and the importance of having fun while… Continue Reading

Jets finish .500 after up and down weekend

SHERIDAN — It was an up and down weekend for the Sheridan Jets as they finished 2-2 at the Rapid City Big Stick Tournament in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Jets jumped out to a good start in their first game of the tournament against Legend High School (Colorado) on Thursday, but couldn’t finish it… Continue Reading

Schuelke takes top spot in all-around

SHERIDAN — To say that the College National Finals Rodeo went well for Sheridan College would be an understatement. Head coach Marc Gilkerson described the week as, “awesome.” Two riders from Sheridan College made the trip to Casper last week to represent Sheridan College and compete in the rodeo. They finished fourth in the team… Continue Reading

Only 60 percent finish this year’s races

SHERIDAN — Despite being a beautiful weekend, it was a rough one for many of the participants in this year’s Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run, as only 60 percent of the runners finished the race. This year marked the 22nd year for the event, and the 13th anniversary of the 100-mile run. Along… Continue Reading

Troopers suffer two losses after inconsistency

SHERIDAN — Another inconsistent day at the plate led to two more losses for the Sheridan Troopers on Sunday. Rapid City 320 made the trip to Sheridan yesterday and handed the Troopers two losses in their doubleheader. After Rapid City jumped to an early 2-0 lead through the first three innings, a bases clearing double… Continue Reading

High School Finals Rodeo held in Douglas last week

SHERIDAN — The rodeo season isn’t quite over for some Sheridan High School students, as a good week at the state finals qualified them for the National High School Finals Rodeo. A plethora of high school athletes traveled to Douglas last week to compete in the Wyoming State Finals Rodeo. Top performances in the state… Continue Reading

Junior High Finals Rodeo

SHERIDAN — Two Sheridan students will have the opportunity to compete in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo starting this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. Kade Koltiska, a seventh-grader at Big Horn, qualified for the NJHFR to compete in barrel racing, pole bending and ribbon roping. Anna Zowada, a Sheridan eighth-grader, will compete in barrel… Continue Reading

20th annual Trooper camp to start next week

SHERIDAN—The 20th annual Trooper baseball camp begins next week at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Anyone ages 7-15 can sign up to partake in the camp, hosted by the Sheridan American Legion baseball staff and players. The camp will stress the fundamentals of baseball and the importance of having fun while playing the game. The camp costs $35… Continue Reading

Troopers top Summit Tigers 12-2

Troopers top Summit Tigers 12-2

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Troopers returned home from a disappointing weekend of baseball in Omaha, Nebraska, and got a bounce-back win against the Summit (Colorado) Tigers last night at Thorne-Rider Stadium. After losing three of four in Omaha, the Troopers turned the tables on their opponent, pounding the Tigers at the plate on the way to a… Continue Reading

Sheridan standouts hold ground in Casper

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College’s Zeke Thurston and Taygen Schuelke got off to fast starts at the College National Finals Rodeo taking place this week in Casper. Thurston sat in first place after one go-around in saddle bronc riding, besting his competition with a score of 81. Schuelke added to the Generals team score with a 77.5 on… Continue Reading

Jets take down Gillette despite weather

SHERIDAN—Lightning struck, both figuratively and literally, for the Sheridan Jets as a late rally gave them an 11-8 lead over Gillette Prep before the game was called due to weather on Tuesday night at Thorne-Rider Stadium. As the clouds rolled in, the Jets dug themselves a hole, struggling to keep Gillette off the board. Jets… Continue Reading

Locals head east to compete in USA Games

SHERIDAN—The torch is ablaze, and more than 3,500 athletes are in Newark, New Jersey, to compete in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games. Three of those 3,500 are Sheridan residents. Tahia Grosch, Khyra Maes and Ronald Roberts are joining the 19 other athletes, 12 coaches, eight Unified Sports partners, three Special Olympics Wyoming staff members,… Continue Reading

Gross score of 58 tops charity scramble

SHERIDAN—The team of Joe Mallo, Greg Legerski, Aaron Linden and Jay Callentine took home first place with a gross score of 58 at the MDA-ERA Carroll Realty Charity Scramble Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy over the weekend at Kendrick Golf Course. Cory Hamstreet, Brian Bloom, Curt Macha and Doug Estes were the overall net winners, coming… Continue Reading

Allen, Mavrakis win PH Member-Member

SHERIDAN — The team of Bob Allen and Paul Mavrakis posted a team gross score of 224 to win the annual Member-Member Golf Championship at The Powder Horn last weekend. Their two-day total bested the team of Joe Wright and Brian Laman by one shot (225). The tournament format was a best ball for the… Continue Reading

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

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