Troopers drop final two regular-season games

SHERIDAN — Sheridan didn’t have the greatest state-tournament tune-up Tuesday in Cheyenne. The Troopers got swept in their last regular-season doubleheader against Post 6. Cheyenne took the opener 6-5 and the nightcap 10-4.

Sheridan held a two-run advantage with just one inning to play in game one but couldn’t close it out. Caeden Sargent surrendered two runs on three hits with two walks in just 2/3 innings of work to suffer the loss. That spoiled a Quinn McCafferty start that saw him go six innings, yielding one earned run on eight hits with four strikeouts and three walks.

McCafferty also had a couple hits and an RBI, while Quinton Brooks boasted three hits with a run batted in.

Kellen Mentock got the nod to start game two and didn’t make it out of the first inning. He gave up three earned runs on one hit with two walks in 2/3 of an inning. Caleb Keller pitched a majority of the game, allowing two earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts and five walks in 4 1/3 innings of work. Jaren Brewer tossed a scoreless last inning with two Ks.

Ayden Roush recorded three hits and two RBIs, and Jacob Boint and Austin Borzenski each had two hits apiece with an RBI.

The Troopers — who dropped to 23-42 (1-5 in conference) — travel to the state tournament beginning Sunday in Cheyenne as the No. 4 seed out of the East.


Lenos enjoy success at NLBRA Finals

SHERIDAN — The National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals were held last week in Guthrie, Oklahoma. A trio of Sheridan County residents competed against 1,500 young stars inside Lazy E Arena.

Tavy, Tate and Teegan Leno brought home some hardware in numerous events.

Teegan Leno finished sixth in the nation in calf roping while also contending in ribbon roping and team roping. Tavy Leno took seventh in goat tying after winning the short go. His busy week included barrel racing, breakaway roping, pole bending, ribbon roping and team roping.

Both Teegan and Tavy Leno earned three belt buckles, spurs and money for their efforts.

Tate Leno competed in flag racing and goat tying.