07/08/09 sports for Wednesday

RODEO WEEK - Slack steer roping started at 7 o'clock this morning in the Main Arena at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. There will be parimutuel betting on the steer roping today. This afternoon they will hold the annual Bob King Memorial Team Roping. Tomorrow, along with more steer roping, there will also be tie down roping, team roping and steer wrestling slack beginning at 7 am. The first official performance of the 2009 PRCA WYO Rodeo is tomorrow night at 7 o'clock, which the first round of World Championship Indian Relays.

Tonight the WYO carnival opens at the fairgrounds at 5 o'clock, and the Craft Brothers perform two Wild and Woolly WYO Shows at the WYO Theater. They will present an encore performance this Sunday afternoon as well.

Join us for all the fun downtown Friday morning live on KROE and our sister station KYTI “The Coyote” as we broadcast starting at the Kiwanis pancake breakfast at 6 am through the parade. A-C-T Communications and Sheridan College are joining us in bringing you the live video and audio of the parade online at sheridanmedia.com.

BASEBALL - The Sheridan Troopers dropped both ends of a double-header in Casper last night. The Oilers took the opener 9-0 and the 2nd game 3-1. Next up for the Troops is a double-header Monday at Spearfish, South Dakota. The final Trooper home date will be July 18th. The post season begins with District tournaments the 23rd - the 25th. The top four from each District tournament qualify for the State Tournament starting July 29th in Rock Springs.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS - The off-season hasn't slowed athletes at Sheridan High School. Activities Director and football coach Don Julian says it's not only the football players who have been working out and camping this summer. The Bronc coaches will host football camps next week: youth players in the 4th through 8th grade will have their camp Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Homer Scott Stadium. They will take registrations at the high school Monday afternoon before the camp opens. Also Monday through Wednesday, they will have a mini-camp for all freshmen through senior football players from 6 to 8 each night that camp is free of charge, and Julian says they hope to grow the “Bronc” team camp in the future. Fall camp for the Broncs 2009 season opens Monday, August 10th. All 4-A schools open a week early this year.

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