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Column: Rodeo goes beyond sport

July 5, 2013

Before the Fourth this week, it had been about 20 years since I had worn cowboy boots. I was a toddler and the boots were white snakeskin. I wore them as much as I could until I outgrew them. I’m guessing that style was cool then, it was the very early ‘90s. Good enough for Read More

98th Wyoming State Trap Shoot underway

PHOTO: Don Washburn of Saratoga discharges two empty shells during the 98th Wyoming State Trap Shoot Friday morning at the Sheridan Gun Club. The event began this morning and lasts through Sunday. It is free and open to spectators, with competition taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and championship rounds beginning Saturday. Approximately 225 Read More

Fireworks in Cheyenne: Troop score 33 runs in two games to begin tourney

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers used a 33-run two-game output yesterday to shake off a bad loss as they started 2-0 at a Fourth of July weekend tournament in Cheyenne. After losing their first conference game this season, 9-5, to Gillette Tuesday night, the Troop (13-16) beat Colorado Instructional 14-4 last night after rolling over Wheatland Read More

Jets lose two big to Casper Drillers

July 3, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets dropped a road e against the Casper Drillers by scores of 16-1 and 14-0 Tuesday night. “Casper hit the ball well today,” head coach Ryan Murner said. “We got ahead in counts tonight but made too many mistakes with two strikes on their hitters. We need to work on finishing Read More

Gillette, Sheridan combine for 36 strikeouts as Troop drop first conference game this year

SHERIDAN — Tuesday night was not how a team wants to start off the final month of a season. Sheridan returned home for a make-up game against their League AA opponent the Gillette Roughriders, dropping a strikeout-laden, choppy, nine-inning contest, 9-5, and suffering their first conference loss of the season. The Troop (2-1, 11-16 overall) played Read More

Lipetzky 2nd at 100K in Black Hills

July 2, 2013

SHERIDAN — Steve Lipetzky of Sheridan finished second at the Black Hills 100K over the weekend. Lipetzky ran the approximately 62-mile race in 12 hours, 48 minutes and 41 seconds. The event is held on the Centennial Trail in South Dakota. Last month, he was fourth overall and third in his age division in the 30K Read More

Nat’l Junior High Finals Rodeo results

SHERIDAN — The National Junior High Finals Rodeo wrapped up over the weekend in Gallup, N.M. One highlight for Sheridan County was team roping heeler Wheaton Williams (Big Horn), with a fifth place go in his second-round run. He and teammate Jerren Johnson (Casper) recorded an 8.157-second time. They finished 27th in the two-run average. Wyarno’s Saije Pollard had a good Read More

Powder Horn Men’s League winners

SHERIDAN – The Powder Horn announced the Thursday Night Men’s League team and individual winners. The team of Matt Ebzery, Tyler Johnson, Frank Barking, Bill DeLapp, Jerry Saunders, Steve Ruby, Bill Pettit and Greg Von Krosigk won the event with 232 points. The second place team was Mark Isakson, Bill Arno, Doug Dewald, Josh Gardiner, Read More

Troop 2-3 at Black Hills Classic; home Tuesday

July 1, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Troopers finished with two losses and a win at the Black Hills Classic over the weekend. Sheridan (11-15) fell 13-2 to Watertown, S.D. Saturday morning at the tournament in Rapid City after starting 1-1 in their games Friday. Drew Adriaens was a bright spot offensively for Sheridan. He had two hits, including a Read More

Jets finish strong against Regulators

SHERIDAN — The Jets just missed a two-game sweep Saturday afternoon. Sheridan fell 7-6 to the Billings Regulators, later winning 14-4 to earn the doubleheader split. Sheridan scored four runs in the first inning and ran away with game two, scoring at least one run in each frame. Tyler Stauffer and Max Lube each had Read More

Back from injury, UW’s Harris leads by example

June 28, 2013

LARAMIE (AP) — Devyn Harris won’t tell you, but you can see how much this means to him. At 8:35 a.m. Monday morning, his team is running. Inside the Indoor Practice Facility in Laramie, coaches bark orders and waves of Cowboys flow past them, running from one end of the field to the other. In Read More

Troopers start well at Black Hills Classic

SHERIDAN — After a rough outing in their most recent game, the Sheridan Troopers had a couple of encouraging games to get back on track Friday. Despite a close 4-3 loss to Rapid City 320 to begin the Black Hills Classic Friday morning in Rapid City, S.D., the Troop whipped up on a team from Read More

Fun with baseball for America’s special day

Things that are American: Yellowstone, buffet lines, the Marines, bacon, winning and Wyoming. Wyoming is American times two because it has cowboys, which are also Americana at its finest. If we could get a cowboy-themed baseball league going here in Wyoming I think they might consider giving us another star on Old Glory. (Except, Obama) Read More

Gillette Riders handle Jets; Baseball weekend schedule

June 27, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets lost two games to the Gillette Riders Wednesday on the road. Sheridan (9-20) dropped the first game 10-6, then falling 8-2 in the night cap. “We had a lot of let downs today,” head coach Ryan Murner said. “In both games we had leads only to give it right back to Gillette Read More

NJHFR Sheridan County First Round Results

SHERIDAN — The first round of the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup, N.M. is complete. The second round began last night, with Wyoming sitting in 24th place in state team points standings. Action continues through Saturday night. Follow results here. First Round Gallup, N.M. First Round Sheridan County Results Pole Bending 68. Shyanna Cahoy, Sheridan, Wyo., 22.512; Read More

Cowboys unveil 2013-14 non-conference hoops schedule

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowboys Basketball team released its non-conference schedule Wednesday, a tilt that includes games with Ohio State, Southern Methodist University and Colorado. Wyoming began last season 13-0, unbeaten through the non-confernce portion of their schedule, before faltering during Mountain West Conference league play and finishing their 2012-13 campgain with a College Basketball Invitational appearance. Read More

Cowgirls to play in Sheridan Nov. 8

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team will play a non-conference game in Sheridan this fall. Wyoming, with four players on its 2013-14 roster with connections to Sheridan County, will play Montana-State Northern Nov. 8 at the Sheridan College Golden Dome. “The outreach game in Sheridan will allow the fans in northern Wyoming a chance Read More

Youth swim club sees participation swell

June 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Swim Team has taken a page out of the Bronc football book in terms of year-round workouts. Sheridan High School aquatics director and head swim coach Brent Moore and assistant coach Jory Turk are building a swim community with intensive youth involvement in their sport by way of the SST club. The Read More

Tyser, Gardner among notable 2012-13 UW scholar-athletes

From Wyoming athletics SHERIDAN — Aaron Tyser is the first University of Wyoming Basketball player ever to win the Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete Award. The former Sheridan College General Tyser, an elementary education major at UW, was part of the largest ever class of MWC Scholar-Athletes, 623, in 2012-13. Also among the class was 2008 Sheridan Read More

Sheridan College volleyball adds BHSU transfer Jordan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College has added another volleyball recruit. Head coach Jennifer Weitzel announced last week that Jenna Jordan will transfer from NCAA Dvision II Black Hills State University to join the Lady Generals this fall. “We are ecstatic to have Jenna joining our program,” Weitzel said. “She brings a ton of experience at a high level Read More

Fenn wins Governor’s Cup

June 25, 2013

PHOTO: Julia Fenn returns a volley against Regan Hendricks during the No. 1 singles championship match of the Wyoming Governor’s Cup on Sunday at the Cheyenne Country Club. Fenn defeated Hendricks 7-5, 6-2. Fenn is an incoming Sheridan High School sophomore, and she returns to the court for the Lady Broncs this fall after she Read More

Lovell’s Collins, Laramie’s Legerski named 2013 Milward Simpson winners

June 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Dino Collins of Lovell and Madison Legerski of Laramie were named 2013 Milward Simpson Award winners over the weekend. Girls finalists included Sheridan’s Hailey Ligocki as well as Lexi Erickson (Star Valley), Shanda Post (Lander) and Kassidy Scott (Douglas). The award, remembering Wyoming Governor, United States Senator and multi-sport athlete Milward Simpson, is Read More

Troop idle; Jets go 2-3 in Rapid City

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets finished their Rapid City tournament with a win Sunday. They beat the Rapid City Bullets 8-5 to finish 3-2 in the RC22 Big Stick Tourney that began Thursday. “We ended the tournament on a good note,” head coach Ryan Murner said. “I thought we competed well, forced the Bullets to make Read More

Motivation personified: ‘Bighorn Grand Slam’

June 21, 2013

SHERIDAN — Don’t tell her family, but Marta Ostler would run the 100-mile race again in a heartbeat. Fifth in the women’s results and third in her age division, she finished the ultramarathon at the 21st Annual Bighorn Trail Wild and Scenic Trail Run in 28 hours and 59 minutes last weekend, making her one Read More

Morin, Rotellini among UW track signees

From Wyoming Athletics LARAMIE—Wyoming track and field coach Bryan Berryhill announced Friday afternoon the addition of 16 student-athletes to his roster for the 2013-14 season. The 16 newcomers are Katelyn Davis (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Danielle Alexander (Cheyenne), Shana Wilcoxson (Burns), Logan Yurek (Cheyenne), Rachelle Leseberg (Dubois), Sidney Merrill (Akron, Colo.), Robert Wingeleth (Lyman), Ryan Rogers Read More

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