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Crowds gather to watch Cowboy Polo at Equestrian Center

SHERIDAN — While relaxing and watching polo was what brought crowds to the Big Horn Equestrian Center Sunday, Cowboy Polo is what had everyone on the edge of their seats. Originating in Florida in 1952, the sport became increasingly popular as it moved west — now it’s almost played exclusively in the western United States.… Continue Reading

Williams in second after first day of NHSFR

BIG HORN — Big Horn’s Wheaton Williams set the tone for local cowboys with his day one performance at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs. Williams and team roping partner Jerren Johnson (Casper) finished with a time of 6.05 in Monday’s final performance, which was second in the performance and second overall… Continue Reading

Jets 10-run-rule Billings Boltz

SHERIDAN — In the game of baseball, if you do the little things right, everything will fall together. And the Jets proved that Sunday in their 14-4, five-inning rout of the Billings Boltz. The Boltz weren’t even on the same level as the Jets. Sheridan took advantage of a struggling Billings pitcher-catching core in the… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo final results

85th Sheridan WYO Rodeo July 8-11 at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds PRCA-sanctioned Total Purse $259,195.60   Bareback Riding Score; Name; Hometown; Payout 85; Tanner Aus; Granite Falls, Minn.; $4,658.17 85; Taylor Price; Huntsville, Tex.; $4,658.17 84; Clint Laye; Cadogan, Alberta; $2,988.26 82; Wyatt Denny; Minden Nev.; $1,582.02 82; Kenny Haworth; Orofino, Idaho; $1,582.02 81; Luke… Continue Reading

SC’s Davis named assistant at Black Hills State

SHERIDAN — Black Hills State University head women’s basketball coach Mark Nore has announced the addition of former Sheridan College assistant Ryan Davis to the staff as assistant coach. Davis spent the 2014-15 season as the assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Sheridan College while leading the strength and condition program for the… Continue Reading

Sheridan WYO Rodeo pays out $259,000

Sheridan WYO Rodeo pays out $259,000

SHERIDAN — Top-tier performances from tough competitors once again made for a fantastic weekend at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo this past week. Some of the biggest names in the rodeo world paid a visit to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds within the week and were greeted by sell-out crowds Friday and Saturday nights. Payouts for the… Continue Reading

Sheridan WYO Rodeo: Friday’s results

Sheridan WYO Rodeo: Friday’s results

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Bareback Riding 1. Devan Reilly, 81 2. David Peebles, 79 3. Grant Denny, 78 3. R.C. Landingham, 78 4. Tyler Nelson, 74 5. Wyatt Clark, 73 6. Josi Young, 65 7. Kody Lamb, 64 Orin Larsen, NTO Steven Dent, DR Zachariah Phillips, DR George R. Gillespie IV, DO Bull Riding 1. Bobby… Continue Reading

Bronc and Young Bronc summer football camp to start Monday

SHERIDAN — The ninth annual Bronc and Young Bronc summer football camps will begin Monday at Scott Field at Sheridan High School. From Monday to Wednesday, the SHS football staff will coach athletes in grades K-12 on the fundamentals and techniques of football. The Young Bronc camp — for grades kindergarten through eight — will… Continue Reading

Root, Hakert, Halvorsen Watt win PH Senior Men

SHERIDAN — The team of Cliff Root, D. Hakert, Raleigh Halvorsen and Phil Watt won the Wednesday morning Powder Horn Seniors Men’s golf competition at the Powder Horn. Their team score was 118, six shots ahead of the team of J.D. Johnson, R. Connor, Kim Love and J. Feit (124). The third place winner was… Continue Reading

Schauer wins PH Tuesday men’s play

SHERIDAN — Mike Schauer of Sheridan posted the low gross and low net scores to win the Tuesday Men’s League play at the Powder Horn. Schauer posted a 2-under par 70 on the Powder Horn course (Eagle-Stag). John Hull shot a 1-under par 71 for second place in the gross competition. Dick Essex was third… Continue Reading

Senior Olympics return to Sheridan July 16-19

SHERIDAN — The 2015 Wyoming Senior Olympics are coming to Sheridan July 16-19. Competitors 50 and older as of Dec. 31, 2015, are invited to take part in the “Senior Momentum: Use it or Lose it” event. The Wyoming Senior Olympics are considered “open,” therefore any resident of the United States and Canada aged 50… Continue Reading

Injuries do little to deter cowboys

Injuries do little to deter cowboys

SHERIDAN — One by one, the saddle bronc riders trickled into the small fenced area behind the chutes at the arena of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Their clothes were dusty and covered with dried mud from last night’s or last week’s ride as the sounds of neighing horses echoed in the background. They carried with… Continue Reading

Three chances to catch a polo game this weekend

SHERIDAN — There are three chances to catch some polo this weekend as the Flying H Polo Club will host High Goal Polo Games Saturday, Big Horn Polo Club will host games Sunday and the annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo Polo Game and Tailgate Party will return Sunday. On Saturday, from 1-3 p.m. at the Flying… Continue Reading

SHS cheer hosting youth camp

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School cheerleading team will be hosting a youth cheerleading camp next week at Highland Park Elementary School. The cheerleading camp is open to any boy or girl in grades one through six interested in cheerleading. The campers will be instructed by the SHS varsity cheer team in basic skills such… Continue Reading

Working the chute — a family affair

Working the chute — a family affair

SHERIDAN — Having fun and working hard intersect in the stripping chute at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds during rodeo nights. Four relatives work the chute, making sure that livestock get cleared out of the arena so the next contestant can start his event. “Sometimes it gets kind of crazy during the team roping because the… Continue Reading

Rodeo timers have weighty task

SHERIDAN — The cowboys are the stars of the rodeo; the announcers are heard by all; the pick-up men, bullfighters, performers and flag girls are front and center. But the ones who help determine the winners are two women whom most never see and many don’t understand: the timers. The job of a rodeo timer… Continue Reading

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

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