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Category Archives: Sports

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

Registration opens for Little Guy Football

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Recreation District is currently taking registrations for Little Guy Football. Little Guy Football is open to kids in first through sixth grades, with three divisions available. First- and second-grade flag football costs $40 per player or $48 for players outside of Sheridan County School District 2. Third- and fourth-grade flag football… Continue Reading

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

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