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Sheridan baseball honors Rotellini for dedication to sport

SHERIDAN — E.A. “Ernie” Rotellini is a fixture at Thorne-Rider Stadium. During Jets and Troopers games, you can spot Rotellini — hardly without his worn-down Yankees cap — cracking jokes with fellow American Legion members or chatting with locals along the fence by the home dugout. Rotellini, who just celebrated his 90th birthday, has been… Continue Reading

Column: Adding moats to the outfield

I’m a known baseball hater. My baseball playing and loving friends will never stop trying to convince me the greatness of the game, but it’s just not working. Maybe I’m just trolling them. I mean, baseball is OK. It has its moments. But America’s pastime has become just that: a thing of the past. I… Continue Reading

Shrinking bullpen hurts Troopers in state tourney

SHERIDAN — Arms. The Sheridan Troopers just don’t have enough of them. And the ones they do have aren’t quite strong enough. When Sheridan’s starting pitcher Jeffrey Shanor hit the sixth inning last night against the Casper Oilers, he didn’t have enough gas left in the tank. Holding onto a 7-4 lead, Shanor walked the… Continue Reading

Myers, Suska win Sheridan doubles tournament

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School tennis coach Bob Faurot and Sheridan tennis hosted the third juniors tennis tournament over the weekend at Sheridan High School. The tournament was a doubles tournament only. Taylor Myers and Quinton Suska worked their way through the bracket to take first place in the tournament. They defeated Samantha Hamilton and… Continue Reading

North sweeps South at WCA All-Star event

SHERIDAN — It was a clean sweep for the North over the weekend at the Wyoming Coaches Association annual North vs. South All-Star Games. Big Horn’s McKinzie Taylor and Sheridan’s Dylan Wright both helped propel the North to an easy victory over the South in volleyball, taking four of the five sets in the match… Continue Reading

‘AA’ state tourney begins at Thorne-Rider Stadium

SHERIDAN — Sheridan and Thorne-Rider Stadium are hosting the 2015 American Legion AA state baseball tournament this week. Eight of the state’s top baseball teams — Sheridan, Gillette, Cheyenne, Laramie, Rock Springs, Jackson, Cody and Casper — will compete for a chance to move on to the northwest regional tournament in Cheyenne beginning today at… Continue Reading

Wreckers dominate Rapid City in first ever home bout

Wreckers dominate Rapid City in first ever home bout

SHERIDAN — It was hot, it was crowded and it was action-packed. The Wild West Wreckers hosted their first ever home roller derby bout Saturday at Sheridan Junior High School, and most importantly, it was successful. Wreckers coach Alisa Brantz, or Captain Perk as she’s known in the rink, said that the goal for the… Continue Reading

Jets win Legion ‘B’ state tournament

Jets win Legion ‘B’ state tournament

SHERIDAN —The future looks bright for Sheridan baseball as the youngest members of Sheridan’s Legion baseball club proved there were none better in their division. The Sheridan Jets went undefeated over the weekend and were rewarded with the state B championship trophy in Casper. On Friday evening, pitcher Quinton Brooks and the Jets ran into… Continue Reading

Jets take down Cheyenne, head to state B championship game

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan Jets have made their way to the state B championship game after a dominating 8-2 victory over Cheyenne. Quinton Brooks went the distance for the Jets striking out 10 Cheyenne batters and giving up no earned runs. Race Johnson and Carl Geertz both drove in two RBIs for Sheridan. The Jets are… Continue Reading

Panamanian pride

Panamanian pride

SHERIDAN — The Pedro Rivas Wikipedia page isn’t very long. In fact, it’s one sentence. It’s what that sentence reads, though, that is important. “Pedro Rivas is a Panamanian former basketball player who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics.” Sure, there is a laundry list of Olympic basketball players from all over the world. However,… Continue Reading

Buffalo Golf Club to host Rally for the Cure event

SHERIDAN — The Buffalo Golf Club will celebrate Rally for the Cure’s 20th anniversary with a special golf event Tuesday. Rally has been a valued partner of the Susan G. Komen Foundation since 1996. Its volunteer organized golf, tennis and social events work to educate women about breast cancer and remind them to get annual… Continue Reading

Jets advance to state tournament semifinals

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets kept the hot hitting going to advance to the semifinals of the American Legion B state tournament with a 13-7 victory over Cody junior varsity. After a dominating 15-0 romp of Rock Springs to open the tournament, Sheridan relied on 21 hits to defeat Cody. “We hit the ball extremely… Continue Reading

Troopers can’t hang with Roughriders in 14-1 loss

SHERIDAN — The woes continued for the Sheridan Troopers last night in a 14-1 loss at the hands of the Gillette Roughriders. The Troopers suffered a 15-1 loss to Cheyenne Tuesday night in a game that included 16 walked batters and just two hits for Sheridan. The numbers weren’t as drastic last night, but the… Continue Reading

Jorgenson, Jets blow past Rock Springs at state tourney

SHERIDAN — Connor Jorgenson threw four no-hit innings, and the Jets cruised past Rock Springs in the opening round of the American Legion “B” state tournament. The Jets offense was firing on all cylinders. They reached base on 17-of-28 at bats — 10 hits and seven walks — and only struck out once. They turned… Continue Reading

SC volleyball hosting clinic for high schoolers next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball program will host a developmental camp for high school volleyball players Wednesday. The camp is designed for the competitive volleyball athlete that is looking to make an impact at the high school level and is interested in potentially moving on to play at the college level. The day will… Continue Reading

Sanders, Saunders win PH Tuesday Men’s golf

SHERIDAN — Dan Sanders and Jerry Saunders each carded a handicap-adjusted net score of 4-under par (68) Tuesday at the Powder Horn to win the top prizes in the weekly Men’s Day competition. Sanders had two deuces — birdies on par threes — en route to his score. Bill DeLapp was third with a 68;… Continue Reading

Flying H Polo hosting Goose Creek Cup Sunday

BIG HORN — The Flying H Polo Ranch will host the Downtown Sheridan Association’s Sixth Annual Goose Creek Cup this Sunday. The Goose Creek Cup — donated by the Johnson family and Flying H Polo — is the highest rated polo game this summer in the United States. It will feature top-level polo players competing… Continue Reading

Troopers walk 16 in 15-1 loss to Cheyenne Post 6

SHERIDAN — By the time Kris Clark stepped off the mound for the Sheridan Troopers last night at Thorne-Rider Stadium, he had walked three batters and given up five runs. Kris Clark is a first baseman. Troopers coach Ben Phillips was forced to bring Clark to the mound in the seventh inning after his first… Continue Reading

Column: Courage is not a competition

ESPN hosted the dreaded ESPY Awards last week. It’s the yearly gala that showcases the entertainment world over the sports world while the program ironically and simultaneously tries to convince the world that they showcase sports over entertainment. They bring in a tries-too-hard comedian to host the show — this year was Joel McHale, last… Continue Reading

Little aces sixth at Powder Horn Stag

SHERIDAN — It was a perfect shot. Indeed. Sheridan golfer Ryan Little jarred his first career hole-in-one Thursday on the sixth hole of the Powder Horn’s Stag Course. Little used a ginty — a specialty club — to score the one on the 147-yard par 3. “It bounced about 15 feet and tracked right into… Continue Reading

Ebzery, Sullivan Jr. win Black Powder Shootout Derby

SHERIDAN — The team of Matt Ebzery and Dan Sullivan Jr. won the annual Black Powder Shootout golf tournament’s Derby completion Saturday at the Powder Horn. Runners-up were Dave Rice and Pat Rafferty. The third-place team was Guy Horton and Shane Durgin, fourth place was Tim Collins and Rick Gasser and fifth place was Joe… Continue Reading

Sheridan swimmers take 3rd at state meet

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Sharks Swim Team finished third at the Wyoming Swimming, Inc. 2015 Long Course State Championships in Gillette over the weekend. Sheridan finished with 1,528 points. Gillette Gators Swim Team was the winning team with 3,908 points. Rock Springs Swim Club was second with 2,153.5 points. More than 320 swimmers made up… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte Summer Festival Race Results

Butte Grind 4-Mile (Top 20) Isaac Vandyke; Sheridan 28:19 Ryan McCafferty; Dayton 30:13 David Hall; Sheridan 30:34 Brock Muchaud; Sheridan 34:03 Brendan Phipps; Sheridan 34:16 Bridger Michaud; Sheridan 34:22 Sara Kirol; Sheridan 35:51 Tariq Den Beste; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 36:31 Geoffrey Scott; Sheridan 36:36 Danielle Law; Sheridan 36:57 Leah Bouley; Sheridan 37:32 Jessica Noteboom; Hot… Continue Reading

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