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NCAA penalizes Montana football program over booster perks

July 26, 2013

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

Burnell wins national HS bull riding title

July 22, 2013

SHERIDAN — Arvada’s Bryce Burnell is a National High School Finals Rodeo bull riding champion. After winning the Wyoming state bull riding title this season and qualifying for the NHSFR in Rock Springs, Burnell’s 225 points on three rides last week earned him the national title. He was fourth after one round with his first Read More

Sheridan Jets, Troopers winding down season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets had a shortened weekend but wrapped up their regular season with two wins over Gillette Saturday. Sheridan hosts this weekend’s State B Tournament, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday against Casper. Saturday, Sheridan beat Gillette 4-2 and 13-3 at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Sheridan used a two-run ninth inning to come back from Read More

Sheridan hosting Babe Ruth 14 State Championship

July 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Babe Ruth Baseball organization is the host for this weekend’s Babe Ruth 14 State Championship Games. Games began late yesterday afternoon and continue through Saturday morning. Casper, Douglas and Riverton will compete along with Sheridan, who brings a 14-year-old team that won state last year as 13 year olds. There Read More

Friday sports briefs: Black Powder shootout

Kadera named Laramie  High School wrestling coach SHERIDAN — Former University of Wyoming wrestler and Sheridan graduate Mikah Kadera has accepted the head wrestling coach job at Laramie High School. Kadera wrestled for UW from 2007-2010, then transferred to Chadron State where he wrestled for two more years.  An All-State wrestler for SHS, he graduated in Read More

NHSFR update: Burnell, Zdziarski both 4th after one round

July 18, 2013

SHERIDAN — Jeffery Zdziarski and Bryce Burnell enter their second rides tonight and Friday after finishing high on the leaderboard to start their National High School Finals Rodeo. Zdziarski’s 72-point bareback ride held up as tied for fourth-best after the first round completed yesterday. The SHS incoming senior will get his second ride during Friday Read More

Little Leaguers at District 2 tournament in Torrington

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Little League Baseball has two teams playing this week in Torrington at the Little League District 2 Tournament. The Sheridan Majors beat the Gillette All-Stars 10-5 yesterday, coming back from a 3-0 deficit after the fourth inning. Sheridan has the No. 1 seed in their pool and plays Torrington at 4 p.m. today. Read More

SC women’s soccer, volleyball camps next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College soccer program and volleyball program will hold camps for local youth players before opening play this fall. The women’s soccer program, led by coach Stefan Skillman, will hold two camps — July 27 and 28, and Aug. 1-3 — both for high school aged girls. Cost is $100 per session and Read More

Wyoming’s Herron named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

LARAMIE (AP) — The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., released its 2013 Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, and Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron made the cut. One previous Wyoming Cowboy has won the award — given to the country’s premier receiver — Marcus Harris in 1996. Herron, a senior, starred in 2012 despite missing Read More

ROOT SPORTS to televise 5 Wyoming football games

LARAMIE (AP) — ROOT SPORTS will televise five Wyoming football games this fall. The five Wyoming games will be featured as part of a 10-game Mountain West Conference football package on the network this year. This next season marks ROOT SPORTS’ inaugural season as the official regional television partner of the Mountain West. UW’s home Read More

Lindell returns to Wyoming, signs with Cowboys

July 17, 2013

SHERIDAN — Cameron Lindell is back to golfing in Wyoming. After two years at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, University of Wyoming golf coach Joe Jensen announced Lindell’s signing late Tuesday. “Cameron was a good player coming out of high school, but he really took advantage of playing at the junior college level,” Jensen said in a Read More

Drillers too much for Jets

SHERIDAN — Despite some good pitching early by the Jets, the Casper Drillers were too much for Sheridan Tuesday. Sheridan was upended by scores of 14-4 and 13-4 on a late night at Thorne-Rider Stadium. In game two, pitcher Tyler Stauffer ran through the first few innings with relative ease before a five-run fifth ended Read More

Two Sheridan County cowboys register good rides to start HSNFR

July 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — Jeffrey Zdziarski  and Bryce Burnell are each sitting in third place in their respective events at the High School National Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs. Zdziarksi registered a 72-point bareback ride Monday night at the Sweetwater Events Complex, behind a top score of 76 last night. Of the 16 registered scores from the Read More

Sports briefs: Hershey’s Track, softball

July 17, 2013

Trentacosti selected for North American final in Hershey Track From Staff Reports SHERIDAN — A 12-year-old from Sheridan will compete in the 100-meter dash at the Hershey’s Track and Field North American Final. Tyler Trentacosti plans to run in the youth track national final event, set for Aug. 3 in Hershey, Penn. The Hersey’s Track program Read More

Troopers solid in Laramie sweep

July 16, 2013

SHERIDAN — For the 2013 Sheridan Troopers, there have been times this season when last year’s record-breaking year has seemed more than a distant memory. Monday night’s two-game sweep of the Laramie Rangers helped. A nomadic team in 2013, which before last night had played all but eight games on the road, Sheridan (19-20) brought the Read More

Payout up for thrilling edition of Sheridan’s summer classic

July 15, 2013

SHERIDAN — Riding Saturday night at the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo is a rush for any cowboy or cowgirl who loves a packed grandstand of avid rodeo-goers who will whoop and holler until that last bull has stamped its way out of the arena. For a local kid, that Saturday night Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo ride is a dream come true. Read More

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