Category Archives: Local Sports

WYO Rodeo’s make or break job

SHERIDAN — A cowboy sits in the chutes on the east side of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds rodeo arena. He adjusts his backside strapped to a saddle atop an uneasy bronco. With his rein in one hand and his toes pointed away from the beast, he signals to open the chutes. Eight seconds later, he’s… Continue Reading

Column: Welcome to Rodeo Week

Welcome to the 85th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo. If this is your first, you’re in for a treat. It’s fun. It’s exhausting. It’s crazy. I like to look at myself as a rodeo vet now. Sure, last year was technically my first experience with anything even resembling a rodeo, but Rodeo Week for a journo… Continue Reading

Generals building young 2015-16 roster

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s basketball team will have a very different look in the upcoming season. As Matt Hammer steps into his first full year as the official head coach of the Generals, he will have one of the younger teams in the region. The Generals finished the 2014-15 season with a 17-14… Continue Reading

Troopers remain .500 after split with Cody Cubs

Troopers remain .500 after split with Cody Cubs

SHERIDAN — After Kris Clark hit a two-run bomb that led to a four-run first inning last night, the hitting stalled for the Sheridan Troopers as they split a doubleheader with the Cody Cubs at Thorne-Rider Stadium. Coy Steel and Jeff Shanor sandwiched a Dominic Miller sacrifice bunt to lead off the game for Sheridan,… Continue Reading

Troopers go 3-2 at Firecracker Tourney

Troopers go 3-2 at Firecracker Tourney

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers shot off fireworks of their own this weekend at the Cheyenne Firecracker Tournament. The Troopers finished 3-2 for the weekend in Cheyenne after taking on teams from all corners of the region. The opening game on Thursday was a disappointment for the young Sheridan squad. A four-hit effort by the… Continue Reading

Daniels, Wright and Taylor named WCA All-Stars

SHERIDAN — Three local athletes have been selected to compete in the Wyoming Coaches Association North-South All-Star Games later this month. A committee of high school coaches selected the top 60 senior athletes — 30 from the north and 30 from the south — to compete in the event, which features both boys and girls… Continue Reading

Three generations with baseball in their blood

Three generations with baseball in their blood

SHERIDAN — As Pat Meehan leaned against the dugout fence at Sixth Street fields on a hot Thursday evening, he rattled off the 1978 Cincinnati Reds lineup — defensive positions and all — like a pastor reciting the Lord’s Prayer. With his Sheridan Recreation District supplied Reds cap pulled low enough to block his eyes… Continue Reading

PH senior men’s winners announced

SHERIDAN — The team of Duane Madsen, Jerry Saunders, Gary Meling and Paul Conner won the Powder Horn Senior Men’s Wednesday league. The team posted a handicap-adjusted score of 55.5 in a scramble format. The team of Dan Sanders, Frank Hagen, Doug Estes and Cliff Root was second with a score of 55.7. The foursome… Continue Reading

Feit wins PHLGA golf tourney

SHERIDAN — Joanne Feit posted a score of 43 to win first-place net in the Thursday morning league of the Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association. Hallie Schauer was second with a 44. Two golfers, Sharrell Boy and Jeane Hull, shared third-place honors with a 46. Deb Essex won the closest to the pin competition; Joanne… Continue Reading

SHS football camps begin July 13 at Scott Field

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School football program is holding its ninth annual Bronc and Young Bronc summer football camp beginning the Monday after Rodeo Week. Beginning July 13 and running through July 15, the SHS football staff will coach athletes in grades K-12 on the fundamentals and techniques of football. The Young Bronc camp… Continue Reading

SC coach sets up fireworks stand each summer

SC coach sets up fireworks stand each summer

SHERIDAN — A lot of times you hear youngsters talking of their dreams of becoming teachers. They get to help others. Some want to be coaches. But oftentimes, the big selling point is, “You get summers off!” Truthfully, many teachers don’t get summers off. They may not be teaching, but they’re usually not at home… Continue Reading

Powder Horn hosting SHS Booster Club Scramble

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Booster Club is hosting its annual Shootout Scramble Golf Tournament on July 12 at the Powder Horn. The tournament benefits the SHS Booster Club, which in turn supplements the athletics budget at the school. Money from this year’s scramble will go toward the Booster Club’s commitment of $100,000 to… Continue Reading

Stine aces PH Eagle #3

SHERIDAN — Steve Stine of Sheridan scored a hole-in-one Wednesday morning, July 1, on the Eagle course’s third hole at the Powder Horn. He used a 6-iron from 185 yards to record the ace. Witnesses included Judy Stine and Dave Latini. Continue Reading

Jets take two against Lovell

Jets take two against Lovell

SHERIDAN — A big day from Race Johnston carried the Sheridan Jets to their ninth straight win last night with a doubleheader sweep of Lovell at Thorne-Rider Stadium. It was the third time the Jets played Lovell in less than a month, and they took advantage of their familiarity with the Mustangs’ pitching staff. Johnston’s… Continue Reading

Spicing it up for spectators

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, the only major still played on grass and widely considered the most prestigious tournament in one of the world’s most prestigious sports. In other words, it’s a classy affair. Like, caviar and those little binoculars on a stick they have at operas classy. Imagine you’re in… Continue Reading

Lady Generals earn academic honors for sixth straight season

SHERIDAN — For the sixth straight season, the Sheridan College women’s basketball team has been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association for its academic achievements. Teams with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA qualify for Academic Teams of the Year, with the team earning the highest GPA receiving the award. The remaining teams… Continue Reading

Powder Horn Thursday Men’s League scores

SHERIDAN — Anthony Spiegelberg, Bill Arno and Mike Urbatchka posted even par scores of 36, the lowest of the night, to win the low gross honors during week five of the Thursday Night Men’s League at the Powder Horn. Joe Wright and Stephen Woody carded 37s each in first flight competition. Gene Davis and Ryan… Continue Reading

Arno, Johnson vanquish field to win PH member

SHERIDAN — Bill Arno and Tyler Johnson posted a 218 score in the 2015 Powder Horn Men’s Member-Member golf tournament Saturday and Sunday, 11 shots ahead of second place. The format was a best ball score on Saturday with a combined total on Sunday. The net score winners were Gene Davis and Doug Hakert. The… Continue Reading

Bowman, Baggett win PH women’s member title

SHERIDAN — The team of Sara Bowman and Susan Baggett won the annual Powder Horn Women’s Member-Member golf tournament Saturday and Sunday. The low net score champions of the tournament were Connie Causer and Deneice Barking. Other results were: • The low gross score in the first flight belonged to the team of Lisa Bernard… Continue Reading

Troopers split four games in Rapid City over the weekend

SHERIDAN — Despite finishing fourth in a very tough pool of teams this weekend, the Sheridan Troopers (9-11) are still looking for a way to get over the .500 mark this season. The Sheridan Troopers finished the weekend 2-2, taking fourth place in the Black Hills Classic in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Troopers opened… Continue Reading

RR Williams and Associates take Sagebrush Open

BIG HORN — RR Williams and Associates defeated Big Horn Beverage to win the Big Horn Polo Club’s Sagebrush Open Tournament Sunday. The game ended in a 6-6 tie after regulation, so it came down to a coin flip to determine the winner. The MVP of the match was Annie Ahern of RR Williams and… Continue Reading

Fenn wins Spring Colorado Championship in Fort Collins

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Julia Fenn continued her tennis dominance on the summer circuit by winning the Spring Colorado Championship Tournament in Fort Collins, Colorado. There were 25 competitors in the tournament, and Fenn took down all seven of her opponents on her way to the title. In the early rounds, she defeated Rebecca… Continue Reading

Youth compete in Sheridan juniors tennis tournament

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Tennis hosted its second juniors tournament of the summer over the weekend. For the boys, Quinton Suska defeated Hunter Anderson (6-1, 6-0) to win the championship. Scott Rogaczweski defeated Tristan Choong (6-2, 6-3) in the consolation bracket. It was Suska and Rogaczweski who got the best of Anderson and Choong in the… Continue Reading

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