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Category Archives: Local Sports

Rec. District to consider fee increases

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan Recreation District Board sat down Thursday evening to approve the 2015-16 budget, there was really only one cause for concern. The $1.2 million budget was approved, but SRD Business Manager Rich Bridger had factored in an estimated mill levy that may be more than they actually receive. The board discussed… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte events differ from Bighorn Trail Run

SHERIDAN — Even if you don’t know Michelle Maneval personally or recognize her name, you’re probably well aware of the things that she’s a part of, mainly, the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run. The Trail Run, her bread and butter, has grown to one of the most popular ultramarathons in the country. The… Continue Reading

Wyoming remains in middle of pack at NHSFR

SHERIDAN — All local cowboys and cowgirls have officially ridden in at least one performance at the National High School Finals Rodeo. Sheridan’s Kenna Balkenbush was the last to compete, finishing with a 26.304 in pole bending Thursday. Balkenbush’s score put her in 19th place for the performance, six seconds behind leader Kenzie Hull of… Continue Reading

Flying H Polo Club hosting world’s best

BIG HORN — The Flying H Polo Club is hosting high goal polo games and tournaments throughout the summer in Big Horn. The Flying H is one of the few summer clubs in the U.S. to play high goal polo and features some of the world’s best players. From now until Aug. 29, the Flying… Continue Reading

Adamson, Ilgen have up-and-down day at NHSFR

SHERIDAN — Local cowgirls Linzee Adamson and Emmy Ilgen finally got to ride in the National High School Finals Rodeo Wednesday as the event made it through the first go-round. Arvada’s Adamson had a solid first ride in barrel racing, scoring a 17.977 to finish sixth in her performance. Her second ride (22.906) bumped her… Continue Reading

SC finishes second in WBCA Academic top 25

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College women’s basketball team finished second in the nation at the junior college level in the 2015 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Team Honor Rolls presented by AT&T. The WBCA Academic Top 25 presented by AT&T annually recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA and junior/community college women’s basketball teams… Continue Reading

Wyoming moves up in team rankings at NHSFR

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming high school rodeo team has moved up in the standings after two more performances at the National High School Finals Rodeo. After Monday’s performances, Wyoming sat in 11th place in the team standings, but a few good rounds bumped them to eighth-place Tuesday. One of those performances came from Arvada’s Denton… Continue Reading

29 teams compete in SHS Booster Club golf tourney

SHERIDAN — The team of Sean Bonnett, Bailey Bonnett, Chad Reed and Bob Muller won the annual Sheridan High School Booster Club golf tournament held at the Powder Horn Sunday. They won the scramble by shooting a handicap-adjusted score of 53, 19-under par on the Mountain and Stag courses. One shot back (54) in second… Continue Reading

Column: A league of her own

This is one of the worst sports times of the year. The NBA season ended a month ago and the excitement of free agency has pretty much fizzled out. We’re still a couple months out from football of any kind, and baseball is drudging through the summer. It’s a rough time to be a sports… Continue Reading

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

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