MILWARD SIMPSON AWARDS - The 2012 Milward Simpson awards were handed out Saturday night.

The winners were Tanner Simpson from Lander and Mikayla Brower from Torrington.

Sheridan high school's Riley Ryan was also one of the nominees for this years award.

Riley earned five all-conference and four all-state awards in basketball, football and soccer. He was a four-year starter for the broncs in basketball and a three-year for the3 bronc football and soccer teams..

Ryan was named to the Casper Star-Tribune's super 25 team this year and was selected to participate in both Montana and South Dakota all-star basketball games. He will play basketball at Black Hills state University in Spearfish.

Both Simpson award winners from 2011 came from Sheridan county Kayla Woodward from Sheridan and Colby Wollenmen from Big Horn.

WYOMING SPORTS HALL OF FAME - Saturday the annual Wyoming sports hall of fame will honor the 2012 class of inductees including three Sheridan residents.

Brothers Blaine and Ben Phillips are inductees this year they were the quarterbacks at Sheridan high school during the Broncs dominating decade in the 1990's and were part of four consecutive state football titles.

Both also play for the Sheridan Troopers and were part of state championship teams with the Troops.
Both played minor league baseball as well, Ben is the current coach of the Troopers.

Blaine is a former Trooper Head coach and this past Saturday completed the 50 mile event in the Big Horn Mtn. Trail Run.

Cheyenne native and current Sheridan resident Dave Edeen will also be inducted Saturday night.

Edeen was and all-WAC defensive end on two Wyoming Cowboy football teams in 1987 and 88 that went unbeaten in league play and went to consecutive Holiday Bowls.

Edeen is a contractor in Sheridan and all three of his children currently participate in sports for the Sheridan Broncs and Lady Broncs.

The 2012 Wyoming Sports Hall Of Fame banquet will be held Saurday night in Casper.

TROOPER BASEBALL - The Sheridan Troopers host a single nine inning game tonight against Helena , Montana.

The Troops won in Gillette Saturday night by a score of 20-2 and stand at 21-3 on the season.

Head coach Ben Phillips says the Troopers are starti8ng to put up a ton of runs.

And he says they are right in the middle of a good stretch of games and the players have handled the schedule pretty well.

And he says the next several games will be big for the Troopers to build some momentum heading into July.

Tonight's opponent Helena, Montana has a very good program they been in two regional tournaments in the last several years. The first pitch tonight will be tossed out at 7:00.

Also on the schedule this week will be a road conference game in Douglas tomorrow and a three day tournament in Powell starting Friday.

BIG HORN TRAIL RUN RESULTS - The annual Big Horn Mountain Wild and Scenic is history names and finishing times of all the competitors can be found on the sports page at

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