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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

Clark records no score in third go-round

SHERIDAN — After a promising first two days of the College National Finals Rodeo, Sheridan College bronc rider Tayte Clark stumbled in his performance Wednesday. In the third go-round, Clark recorded a no score after rides of 65.5 and 71.5 in rounds one and two, respectively. Clark is still sitting in a good position, in seventh place… Continue Reading

Mailbag: What’s your summertime anthem?

Summer is here. They’re considered the dog days for a reason, especially in the sports world. Hockey is over, basketball is right behind it, and we still have four months until Major League Baseball playoffs. It’s the first summer in three years we haven’t had a World Cup, and it looks like the Olympics might… Continue Reading

Generals struggling in opening rounds of CNFR

SHERIDAN — Tuesday was another tough day for Sheridan College rodeo athletes at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. Both Callie Robinson and Dayton Johnston recorded no-scores on the day. Robinson wrapped up a very tough week in breakaway roping with her third no-score. Johnston recorded his second no-score in bull riding. He’ll have… Continue Reading

SCWBB hosting girls basketball camp next week

SHERIDAN — Frank McCarthy and the Sheridan College women’s basketball program is hosting its annual summer youth basketball camp from June 20-23 at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. High school players are invited to attend. The camp is available to girls in grades K-12. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The… Continue Reading

Indian Relay season kicks off in Buffalo

Indian Relay season kicks off in Buffalo

BUFFALO — The first sanctioned Indian Relay Races of the season were held in Buffalo over the weekend in front of a capacity crowd. Teams from throughout the northern plains Indian country entered the event for a purse of $50,000. Teams also earned points toward September’s championships in Billings. In addition to the relay races,… Continue Reading

McGill drains albatross at Kendrick

SHERIDAN — Malden McGill joined rare company on June 4 when he carded a double eagle at Kendrick Golf Course. Although actual statistical data is difficult to track down, Dean Knuth, inventor of the USGA’s slope rating system for golf courses and handicaps, was quoted in a 2004 article in Golf World magazine estimating the odds… Continue Reading

Clark in 3rd after two rounds at CNFR

Clark in 3rd after two rounds at CNFR

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Tayte Clark got off to a good start at the College National Finals Rodeo. Clark currently sits in third place in saddle bronc riding after a couple of solid runs at the rodeo in Casper. He scored a 65.5 on his first go and followed with a 71.5-point ride in round… Continue Reading

Rec District forming youth Olympics

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District will kick off Sheridan’s first ever Sheridan Olympics June 21-22. The Sheridan Olympics is an Olympic-themed day camp for kids ages 4-12. It will provide participants a recreational team-building experience, as kids will be divided into countries to compete in a variety of simple and fun events. The event… Continue Reading

Powder Horn hosts 10th annual Spurs and Spikes tournament

SHERIDAN — It was a beautiful day at the Powder Horn Saturday for the 10th annual Chris Ledoux Spurs and Spikes golf tournament. Three foursomes won their respective flights on the day, and six individual golfers took home hole prizes. The team of Jim McKendree, Jake Miskimins, Mike Merback and Jim Campbell won the Spikes… Continue Reading

Pollard, Williams win state rodeo buckles

SHERIDAN — Two belt buckles made their way back to Sheridan County over the weekend. Saije Pollard and Wheaton Williams secured wins in the average of their respective events at the Wyoming high school state finals rodeo, crowning them state champions. Pollard followed her first-go, first-place performance in goat tying with a second-place time of… Continue Reading

Montana’s 3s bury Wyoming All-Stars

Montana’s 3s bury Wyoming All-Stars

BILLINGS — The 3s rained all over the Rocky Mountain College gymnasium Saturday as the Montana boys All-Stars cruised to a 102-81 win over the Wyoming All-Stars. Montana outscored Wyoming 27-16 in the final quarter to put the game away and complete the weekend sweep. The win was the 10th straight for the Montana boys.… Continue Reading

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