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Big Horn XC opens 2016 season next week

BIG HORN — Big Horn cross-country coach Dan Biebel would like to notify all runners of the start date and time for the upcoming season. The Big Horn Rams cross-country team will partake in its first practice of the year on Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. at Big Horn High School. The team will practice… Continue Reading

Troopers fall to Bellingham, close out best season in 19 years

Troopers fall to Bellingham, close out best season in 19 years

SHERIDAN — The season didn’t end the way the Sheridan Troopers expected, in more ways than one. The Troopers lost a tough Northwest Regional Tournament matchup with Bellingham, Washington, Thursday, 8-1, wrapping up the extended season for Sheridan. While two straight losses at the regional tournament weren’t ideal, simply making it to the tournament was… Continue Reading

POSTSEASON PRESSURE: Troopers fall to Scarlets; six named All-State

POSTSEASON PRESSURE: Troopers fall to Scarlets; six named All-State

SHERIDAN — There wasn’t much the Troopers could do. That’s what head coach Ben Phillips said after the Sheridan baseball team got thumped in the opening game of the Northwest Regional Tournament Wednesday in Cheyenne. The Billings Scarlets beat the Troopers 16-2 in seven innings. “We played good defense,” Phillips said before shifting credit to… Continue Reading

SCWBB in academic top 25 for 8th straight year

SCWBB in academic top 25 for 8th straight year

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team has been racking up the academic awards this summer after finishing the 2015-16 season with a 22-10 record. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association released its lists of the top 25 teams academically in each division, from NCAA Division I to the NJCAA, Tuesday, and it was another… Continue Reading

Mullinax tennis tournament set for Aug. 13-14

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District is accepting registrations for the 2016 J.D. Mullinax Memorial Tennis Tournament, set to take place Aug. 13-14 at Sheridan High School. Entry for the tournament is $25 per player for the first event and $5 if the player would like to compete in a second event. Competitors have the… Continue Reading

Oh, say can you Zika

Five hundred and forty American athletes will don the red, white and blue for the next two weeks as the 2016 Olympic Games kick off Friday in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Those poor blokes. When I say that Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful city, I mean beautifully corrupt, crime-ridden and… Continue Reading

Broncs hit turf Monday

Broncs hit turf Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School football team is officially kicking off the 2016 season Monday. The first practice of the year will take place Monday at 7 a.m. at Homer Scott Field. The team will run through two-a-days all next week, with the first practice at 7 a.m. and the second at 4:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

Troopers open regional tournament against Billings

SHERIDAN — The baseball season isn’t quite over for the Sheridan Troopers. After a busy week at the Wyoming AA state tournament, the Troopers will battle the region’s best teams at the northwest regional tournament this week in Cheyenne. The tournament features teams from Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Since Cheyenne is the… Continue Reading

Huge comeback sends Troopers to ‘ship

Huge comeback sends Troopers to ‘ship

SHERIDAN — The bags were three-quarters of the way packed for the Sheridan Troopers Friday afternoon. Maybe even 80- or 90-percent packed. But they weren’t 100-percent packed. In a must-win, do-or-die matchup with the Gillette Roughriders, Sheridan dug itself a huge hole, only to come back and win 10-9 in 10 innings. “We have lost… Continue Reading

Troopers have 1 more shot to reach state title matchup

Troopers have 1 more shot to reach state title matchup

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers will have one final shot to reach the AA state championship Friday in a rematch with Gillette. The Troopers dropped to the losers’ bracket after an 18-2 loss to reigning state champions Cheyenne Thursday night. Cheyenne went up 11-1 in the third inning as the team’s firepower was just too… Continue Reading

Coe-Kirkham, Wyoming wrap up Junior America’s Cup

SHERIDAN — It was a rough final day for Kirby Coe-Kirkham and Team Wyoming at the Junior America’s Cup as both fell in the standings. Coe-Kirkham, who entered the day tied for 32nd, shot a 9-over-par 81 during Thursday’s final round to finish the tournament in 54th place. He finished with a three-round score of… Continue Reading

Kukuchka scores Powder Horn ace

SHERIDAN — Kenny Kukuchka of Sheridan scored a hole-in-one Wednesday at The Powder Horn. During senior men’s league competition, Kukuchka aced the 145-yard par three eighth hole on the mountain nine. He used a seven wood to card the 1. Witnesses included John Baggett and Rob Connor. “It was fun,” he said afterwards. It was… Continue Reading

Sheridan Swim Team Sharks finish 7th at state meet

Sheridan Swim Team Sharks finish 7th at state meet

SHERIDAN — Coach Brent Moore and the Sheridan swim program continue to make strides in the pool at all levels, and the weekend’s Summer State Championship kept right up with the trend. The Sheridan Swim Team Sharks finished seventh out of 23 teams at the meet, and it was just 81 points out of the… Continue Reading

Coe-Kirkham performs well at Junior America’s Cup

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Kirby Coe-Kirkham is trending in the right direction after another solid round at the Junior America’s Cup golf tournament Wednesday. The Sheridan Bronc, who was 3-over-par heading into Wednesday’s second round, shaved three strokes off his score to finish with an even-par 72. The round bumped Coe-Kirkham in the individual standings. He… Continue Reading

SC signs Brewer for women’s basketball team

SC signs Brewer for women’s basketball team

SHERIDAN — Rebekah Brewer signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Sheridan College this coming season. Brewer comes to SC after a season at Glendale Community College in Arizona, where she averaged 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds a game. She averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds a game as a senior at Centennial… Continue Reading

Troopers cruise to victory in second round at state

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers split the regular-season series with the Gillette Roughriders 2-2, but the Troopers didn’t hesitate to prove they’re the better team in Wednesday’s rubber match. Thanks to an 8-run third inning, Sheridan cruised to a 16-4 victory over Gillette in the second round of the Wyoming AA State Tournament in Jackson… Continue Reading

Cherishing sports memories

My grandmother died Monday morning after a quick but atrocious bout with cancer. That’s redundant, though. All bouts with cancer are atrocious. Cancer sucks. I’ve typed that two-word sentence far too often in this Wednesday column. But man does cancer suck. I tell you this not for your sympathy or kind words and gestures. Although… Continue Reading

Troopers win opener at state tourney

SHERIDAN — It took a bit of a comeback, but the Sheridan Troopers advanced past the first round of the state tournament with a 10-6 win over the Casper Oilers Tuesday morning. The Troopers opened the Wyoming AA State Tournament in Jackson Hole against a Casper team they’d already beaten five times this season, but… Continue Reading

Ritterbusch named ITA Scholar-Athlete

SHERIDAN — Former Sheridan Bronc Reed Ritterbusch received some recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Thursday. Ritterbusch and three Augustana University (South Dakota) teammates were named ITA Scholar-Athletes, and the Augustana men’s tennis team was honored with the 2016 ITA All-Academic Team award. According to a news release from, in order to earn ITA… Continue Reading

Lion Ryan Express Bicycle Ride set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Sundowners Lions Club is hosting the fourth annual Lion Ryan Express Bicycle Ride Saturday in Sheridan. Cyclists will ride from Sheridan to Big Horn and back, approximately a 20-mile trek. Riders also have the option to extend the ride through Big Horn another 9 miles to the Red Grade parking area… Continue Reading

Jets fall in Class B title game

SHERIDAN — The state championship was within reach for the Sheridan Jets, but the team fell just short in a tough 6-5 loss to Gillette. The Wyoming Class B state championship was on the line as Sheridan and Gillette battled it out Monday morning in the second game of the double-elimination championship. Gillette beat Sheridan… Continue Reading

Troopers fall to Cheyenne; AA state tournament begins Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers ended the regular season on a rough note Friday, falling 18-7 to Cheyenne Post 6. After a dominating performance against Laramie Thursday, the Troopers just couldn’t carry the momentum into Friday’s matchup with the reigning state champions. The loss placed Sheridan third in the conference with a 1-2 record. The… Continue Reading

Jets playing for state title Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets played a lot of solid baseball over the weekend, but they’ll need one more game to take the Wyoming Class B state title. The Jets won two games Friday and Saturday to earn a spot in the state championship, but a loss to Gillette Sunday means a rubber match between… Continue Reading

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