Montana completes sweep of Wyoming
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming-Montana All-Star weekend wrapped up Saturday in Billings. The final outings of the series played out much like Friday’s contests. The Wyoming girls provided little resistance to Montana, and the Wyoming boys hung around before falling.
Montana toppled Wyoming 84-35 in the girls contest — Wyoming’s 35 points marking the lowest offensive output in the history of the series — and the Montana boys won a shootout 95-80.
Wyoming Ms. Basketball Kristy Dick, of Natrona County High School, paced her team with nine points, while Emmery Wagstaff added eight.
Braxton Hiatt and Willie Jones led the Wyoming boys with 19 points apiece. Mr. Basketball Trey Hladkey tallied 14 points, while future Sheridan College General Hayden Peterson added 13 points.
The Wyoming boys made it a 10-point game ahead of the fourth quarter after trailing by 16 at halftime; however, Montana poured in 26 points in the game’s final 10 minutes to pull away for the victory.
Ames fifth after day one at CNFR
SHERIDAN — The College National Finals Rodeo began Sunday at the Casper Events Center. Bareback riding, breakaway roping, bull riding and saddle bronc were the featured events.
Sheridan College’s Chance Ames got atop Harry Vold’s Dusty Valley for his first go in bareback riding. Ames, the Central Rocky Mountain Region champion, logged a 77-point ride, which currently positions him fifth.
Montana State’s Jesse Nelson and Missouri Valley College’s Jesse Pope currently lead the event with 78.5-point rides.
Sheridan’s Cole Reiner sits in 18th place after a 64.5-point ride.
Sheridan’s Tyrell Ward and K’s Thomson are positioned in a tie for ninth after recording no scores in bull riding; Lane Schuelke is tied for 19th after not registering a score in his first go in saddle bronc riding.
Jets win two of five in Billings
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets won two of five contests over the weekend at the Buffalo Wild Wings Tournament in Billings. The Jets stand at 7-8 overall after the busy four-day stretch.
Sheridan won 12-8 over the Miles City Mavericks in its first game Thursday, scoring four runs in the sixth inning to come away with the victory. Dalton Nelson drove in three runs in the win.
The Jets lost 6-5 to Billings Post 4 on a walk-off in their second game Thursday. Sheridan led 4-2 after a four-run third inning and 5-3 going into the final frame but couldn’t hold on to the lead.
Friday, the Jets defeated the Lovell Mustangs 8-7 on the strength of an eight-run fourth inning. Sheridan trailed 6-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth but came alive offensively and maintained the lead for a close win. It was almost the exact opposite result Saturday, as Sheridan lost to the Belgrade Bandits 6-5.
The Jets took a 5-0 lead into the fourth inning and 5-3 advantage into the seventh inning but gave up three runs, losing for the second time on a walk-off.
The Jets lost 12-6 to the Blue Devils Sunday. Sheridan held a 5-4 advantage heading into the bottom of the fifth inning but allowed seven runs and couldn’t recover.
Sheridan hosts the Cody Cubs for a doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m.