Monday's Don King Days kicked off at 11:00 am with the Don King Days Championship Polo Match between Little Owl and the No Trees. The No Trees team in white was leading 10 to 8 going into the final chukker when Joe Wayne Barry - seen here driving the ball to the goal - turned on the heat and scored three goals to give his team an 11 to 10 win.
What a Labor Day weekend of roping steers it was for Dave Sedar of Casper. Dave was the only roper of the 25 at the 23rd Don King Days to have a time in all four go-rounds that concluded on Monday afternoon at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the 23rd Don King Days, Henry Collins boarded his bronc the old fashioned way - rode for 10-seconds - bailed off between pickup men Cody Cunningham and Jim Smith - and had the top score of 64 on the day. After two go-rounds in the steer roping Casey Tillard leads with 15.5 & 14.4 for 29.9 on the day.
Looks like Labor Day is drawing near as the flags are up and flying, Don Kings Days is on the horizon, the last polo matches of the season (The Henry Burgess Memorial Cup & Don King Days Cup) are on tap and the Hang Gliders Fly-In will take place at Sand Turn in the Big Horn Mountains.
Under perfect weather conditions the Sheridan High School Boys Varsity Cross Country team of: Michael Rotellini, Kyle Dietsche, Chris Garber, Taylor Bruso, Jordan Ligocki, Paul Stadick and Chris Romanjenko were off and running at the gun in the 2011 Michelle Ludwig Invitational 5000 Meter Run held on the grounds of Fort Mackenzie Friday afternoon.
One bright spot on a dim Friday afternoon was Ram Lucas Wollenman taking the ball away from Greybull's Austin Frazier at the 12 on a Greybull kick early in the first quarter. Big Horn couldn't capitalize on the resultant good field position as Big Horn's offense continued a string of turnovers for Greybull scores. In the end it was Greybull 38 - Big Horn 6.
The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a request on Thursday to close one block of Johnson Street in Big Horn (adjacent to the Big Horn Fire Department shown by the red arrow) from 5 pm to 9 pm Friday, September 2nd for a Celebration of Life for long time resident and long time County Fire Warden Edward Schunk.