07/23/09 Sports for Thursday

NHSFR - The 2009 National High School Finals Rodeo heads into the 2nd Go. As of this morning, Megan Belus from Buffalo sits in 12th place in the Breakaway Roping, and 147th in Pole Bending. Nikki Baumann from Sheridan is 56th in Goat Tying; Luke Camino from Clearmont remains strong in the Steer Wrestling in 2nd place over all; Jake Gill from Wyola is 74th in Tie-down Roping; and Taylor Kelly from Sheridan had no-score in the Saddle Bronc event. The 2nd Go runs through Saturday morning, with the Short Go set for Saturday night.

*Maggie Boyle lived in Sheridan last year and competed in the National Finals; this year, Maggie represents Aiken, South Carolina, and currently sits in 10th place in the Barrel Race.

LOCAL GOLF - We continue our feature with Sheridan High School sophomore golfer Kamrin Allen. The Broncs head into the 2009 fall season as the defending State Champs and return the entire line-up in September. Allen says the Broncs are excited to get the season started.

This weekend Allen and Bronc teammate Cameron Lindell will travel to compete in the JuniorAmerica's Cup. The America's Cup has a team format, with four players representing Wyoming against other teams from the western United States. The Junior America's Cup was played in Sheridan at the Powder Horn four years ago.

The Kendrick Golf Course Club Championship will be played Saturday and Sunday; it's flighted by handicap and tee times will be assigned. The fee to enter is $35, so stop by Kendrick to get signed up.

Next week the Sheridan “City” Championship will be played; it's a 2-day event, with one round at Kendrick and one round at the Sheridan Country Club. Registration will be taken at either course.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL - The Sheridan Jets host the State Junior American Legion Baseball Tournament. Three games will be played today. Starting at noon, Gillette plays Cody; Laramie plays Wheatland at 3 pm and the Jets will play Casper at 7:30.

The Sheridan Troopers open the North District Tournament in Casper. This afternoon they play Cody at 12:30, and the Troopers send their “ace” Ben Buckingham to the mound against the Cubs. Head coach Ben Phillips says Buckingham's advantage today will be that Cody has not seen him pitch this season. Phillips expects a goodmatch-up. And the Troopers have to concentrate and play withconfidence.The tournament is double-elimination, with the top four from each district advancing to the State Tournament, which is set to begin a week from today in Rock Springs.

TENNIS - The annual JD Mullinax Tennis Tournament is coming up August 8th and 9th. They have men's, women's and mixed-doubles and they are taking registration at the rec office.

FOOTBALL - Little Guy Football season is coming up; the Rec District will open registration August 3rd - 7th. Flag and Tackle league play begins August 25th.

PRO POLO - The Flying “H” Polo Ranch has more high goal polo this afternoon starting at 1 pm. They will also have action tomorrow at 4 o'clock with the “Archie MaCarty” Kids Cup sponsored by the Powder Horn. Saturday they will host the “Bob Tate” Memorial Cup. Admission is free, but bring blankets and lawn chairs.

VOLLEYBALL - Sheridan College youth volleyball camps will run Monday - Wednesday next week. The morning session is for girls K - 5th grade, and the afternoon session is for 6th - 12th grades. To register, contact Sheridan College women's volleyball coach Jonea Rima at 674-6446 ex:4002.

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