07/09/09 sports for Thursday

RODEO - A couple of familiar names showed up on the leader board in steer roping slack yesterday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The top 30 move on to compete in the three regular performances of the WYO Rodeo. Several times, world champion Guy Allen took the 1st Go yesterday, followed by J. Tom Fisher and Bryce Davis. Rocky Patterson took the 2nd Go with Landon McClaugherty 2nd and Will Mcbride 3rd. In the Final Go yesterday, Neal Wood was 1st, with Tim Abbott 2nd and McClaugherty 3rd. McClaugherty took down over $2,500 yesterday, placing in the Top 3 in the 2nd and 3rd Go's. There will be more slack steer roping this morning, along with steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping.

The first official performance of the 2009 WYO is tonight at 7 o'clock sharp, with the Grand Entry and first round of the World Championship Indian Relays.

Join us for all the fun downtown tomorrow morning live on KROE and our sister station KYTI “The Coyote” 93.7 FM, as we broadcast live starting at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 6 o'clock, continuing through the parade. If you can't make it downtown for all the fun or if you have friends and relatives out of town who want to be a part of the action long-distance, see and hear the WYO Rodeo Parade live online at sheridanmedia.com.

BASEBALL - The Sheridan Troopers are off for rodeo week. The American Legion Baseball regular season will close over the next two weeks. The Troopers' next games will be Monday at Spearfish, South Dakota, and their final home games of the season will be on the 18th. Troopers' first-year head coach Ben Phillips says they've seen some progress this season, but need a lot more before the post season begins.

The Sheridan Jets are playing in Cody today; following today's games they have six games before they start post-season play. They will host the State “B” Tournament starting July 23rd. The Troopers will play at the North District Tournament in Casper starting on the 23rd. The Wyoming State American Legion Tournament opens July 29th in Rock Springs. The top four teams from the two district tournaments qualify for the state championships.

GOLF - The Sheridan County Junior Golf program opens up its 3-tournament season Monday, July 20th at the Sheridan Country Club. The Junior Golf Program is for boys and girls ages 8 to 17, with a cost of $10 per player. Registration forms are available at all three Sheridan County courses. They'll play at Kendrick Golf Course on July 27th and at the Powder Horn on August 4th.

VOLLEYBALL - Sheridan College will hold their girls' volleyball camps July 27th - 30th. The morning session is for girls K - 5th grade, and the afternoon session is for 6th - 12th grade players. For more information and to register, contact Sheridan College volleyball coach Jonea Rima at 674-6446 ex: 4002. They will also be holding a college and high school training camp in August.

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