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Morning Sports: July 8, 2024

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Sheridan WYO Rodeo: It’s rodeo week in Sheridan and the competition starts later today.

Beginning at 6pm and tomorrow at 7am, it will be the slack rounds of the PRCA Steer Roping Event at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Fairgrounds.

Also tomorrow, the Boot Kickoff will take place starting at 5pm at Whitney Commons Park.

At 6pm, the PRCA Barrel Racing starts at the fairgrounds.

On Wednesday morning beginning at 8, more slack round competition, featuring Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling and Women’s Breakaway Roping.

The first rodeo performance, including the Indian Relay Races starts at 7pm on Wednesday.

WY Coaches Association All-Star Volleyball And Basketball Players Named: The 2023-24 sports season is not over just yet, for a handful recently graduated seniors.

The Wyoming Coaches Association has named the all-stars for the North and the South that will play each other in volleyball, as well as boys and girls basketball later this month.

The North All-Stars will have a lot of flavor from North-Central Wyoming on their teams.

A total of 7 athletes and 4 coaches from Sheridan, Big Horn and Buffalo will play for the North teams on Saturday, July 20th at Casper College.

Saydee Zimmer (BH) and Holland Stowe (Buffalo), along with BH Head Coach Alli Nikont (North Head Coach) and Assistant Coach Danielle Torpey (North Assistant Coach) will participate in the volleyball game that starts at 1pm.

Adeline Burgess, Alli Ligocki and Addie Pendergast of Sheridan along with Tess Rule of Buffalo and Sheridan Girls Head Coach Ryan Sullivan (North Head Coach) plus Assistant Coach Kyle Warnke (North Assistant Coach) will participate in the girls basketball game that starts at 3pm.

Eli Patterson of Buffalo will participate in the boys basketball game that starts at 5pm.

Sheridan Troopers Baseball: The Sheridan Troopers split conference games this past Wednesday at Laramie.

In the first game, Avon Barney pitched a complete game 7-innings, throwing 104 out of a possible 105 pitches, striking out 10 in the process, and Frankie Maestri had 3 RBI’s, to help the team to a 9-2 win.

In the second game, Sheridan was down 11-6 going into the top of the 7th inning, then scored 7 times to go up 13-11, but then Laramie would score 3 in the bottom of the 7th to walk off with a 14-13 win.

While most of the other Wyoming AA teams are just about finished with the conference portion of their respective schedules, the Troopers still have 4 conference opponents to play in the next 2 weeks.

Head Coach Austin Cowen says he prefers the schedule to be this way, so that the team still has some control of their own destiny.

Sheridan is back at home for the first time in nearly 1 month tomorrow.

The team plays 3 home double-headers this week.

Tomorrow the Troopers host Cody beginning at 1pm.

On Thursday, the Cheyenne Hawks are in town for a pair of conference games starting at 2pm.

On Saturday, more conference business as Rock Springs plays at Sheridan starting at 5pm.

Colorado Rockies Baseball: The Colorado Rockies ended up winning 2 out of 3 games this past weekend at home vs. Kansas City.

On Friday, Michael Toglia hit a solo home run to help the Rocks to a 4-2 win.

On Saturday, Brenton Doyle’s 2-run shot was the difference as Colorado would win 3-1.

Yesterday, the Rockies only managed to push 1 run across the plate, and ended up losing 10-1.

Today the team starts a 7-game road trip with 4 games at Cincinnati, followed by 3 games at the New York Mets.

First pitch today is scheduled for 5:10pm.

Yesterday the rosters were announced for the annual All-Star Game.

No one from the Rocks was named as a starter.

Third baseman Ryan McMahon was named as a reserve.

The All-Star Game will be played one week from tomorrow in Arlington, Texas.

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