Ames has another solid showing

SHERIDAN — The second day of the College National Finals Rodeo took place in Casper Monday.

Bareback rider Chance Ames backed his 79.5-point ride in the first go with a 75.5-point ride in the second go Monday and still sits atop the standings.

Fellow General and bull rider Coby Johnson will ride his second bull Tuesday.


Five locals advance to Finals

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will have several representing at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs next month.

Sheridan’s Ellie Bard qualified for finals in barrel racing and breakaway. Fellow Sheridanite Tavy Leno made it in goat tying, while Teegan Leno qualified in tie down.

Arvada-Clearmont’s Brooke Worman will compete in the Finals in goat tying, and fellow Panther Parker Manor qualified in saddle bronc.

The Finals will begin July 14.


Troopers go 1-1 in Casper

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers split their doubleheader at Casper Monday. The Troopers took the opener 7-4 in eight innings but fell in the nightcap 6-4.

Quinn McCafferty started Game 1 and he scattered 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings pitched. He gave up three earned runs with one strikeout and two walks. Dalton Nelson threw the final 1 1/3 innings, yielding one earned run on one hit with one walk.

McCafferty and Nelson helped out their own cause as each logged an RBI. Michael Greer, Jaron Brewer and Carter Dubberley also knocked home a run, while Ayden Roush enjoyed a three-hit game.

Roush received the nod to start in Game 2 and lasted five innings, surrendering six earned runs on eight hits with two punch outs and three walks. Brewer twirled one inning of scoreless relief.

Brewer also plated a pair of runs, while Roush and Race Johnston also recorded an RBI.

The Troopers play a doubleheader at Mitchell, South Dakota, Wednesday before a slew of games in Omaha over the weekend.