The days are getting longer with Sunday's sunset seen here, the subject of this photo taken at 4:40 pm. The temperature was a cool 13 degrees as the cattle grazed on a field almost void of snow - snow that several days ago was forecast to be of the 12" kind.
Friday evening in Big Horn the #5 ranked Rams jumped on their cross-district rivals the Tongue River Eagles with 33 points to TR's 17 in the first quarter and never looked back as they cruised to a 82 to 58 win. On the far left Tanner Dockery gets two of his team high 20-points equalling the 20 put up by Big Horn's Colter Carzoli in the next frame to the right.
The No. 1 ranked Tongue River Lady Eagles went to Big Horn on Friday and notched another victory to go 11-0 on the season but the Big Horn Lady Rams made a game of it. Bailey Bard hit a two with 3:30 to go in the game to put Big Horn up 39 - 36 but then Jadyn Mirich and Gracie Goldhammer fouled out. Ranchester capitalized and pulled out a 45 to 41 victory.
From all indications snowman building opportunities are just around the corner. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon at which time the Sheridan area could have 6 to 12 inches of new snow. Perhaps snowman building like the one shown here is on the horizon.
Seeing this bald eagle between Big Horn and Sheridan serves as reminder that the 2013 Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey will be conducted on January 12th. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8th in the Inner Circle of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 6:00 pm. If there are any survey routes left unclaimed they will be assigned at this meeting.
On Friday afternoon in Sheridan, Buffalo's Timothy Cohoon turned in a nice time of 1:09.38 to take 2nd place in the 100 Meter Butterfly. Timothy was narrowly edged out by Laramie's Slade Sheaffer - by less than a second. Buffalo beat Sheridan in team scoring 102 to 65 but fell to Laramie 105 to 80.