Sports

Red, white and blue for the Upton Sundance Patriots

By Sarah Pridgeon The combined football team from the schools of Sundance and Upton will display colors of red, white and blue for the coming year, with a patriot-style logo, and have chosen the name “Upton Sundance Patriots,” says Sundance…

Pixley wins Cheyenne steer roping title

Photo by Fred McClanahan, Jr.

By Sarah Pridgeon Jay Pixley of Sundance emerged as the winner of the short go-around at Cheyenne Frontier Days last weekend, despite entering the event in eighth place. As the only steer roper to successfully rope his steer, he earned…

Football camp next week

The Sundance High School football coaches are putting on a free football camp for kids in grades 6 through 12 for the upcoming football season. Grades 6-8: Students entering grades 6 through 8 will go from 8:45 to 11 a.m.…

Playdays well attended

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The Crook County Horsemen’s Association kicked off their 49th rodeo season with a playday rodeo in Sundance on June 16 and again in Moorcroft this past Saturday, June 30. Over 70 kids ages 0 to 18 have competed in six…

Youngsters compete in Youth Hunter Challenge

Among the high school sports champions crowned annually – football, swimming, wrestling, track and field, etc – probably none embody the Cowboy State spirit more than the hunting skills champions crowned June 9 in Upton. After winning the junior division…

Local team competes in Mickelson Trail Marathon

Called the “Best Kept Secret in Marathoning” by Runners’ World, the Mickelson Trail Marathon was run this year on June 3, in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Kenny Rathbun of Bearlodge Engineering and Surveying of Sundance ran the…

Outstanding athletes

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Sundance High School Athletes of the Year: Female Athlete of the Year Kacie O’Connor (All-State Golf, All-Conference Basketball, Regional and State Champion Track and Field, new class record in discus, 151’8”) and Male Athlete of the Year Kory Butts (All-Conference…

Football fusion kicks off

By Sarah Pridgeon First steps have been taken to combine Sundance High School’s Bulldogs with the Upton Bobcats in the fall to address low player numbers and allow both schools to play an 11-man season. “We met with the parents…

Junior golf offered

Junior golf for students going into kindergarten through 12th grade will be offered Mondays in June at Sundance Country Club with the focus on the fundamentals of golf. Instructors are Lisa Dutton, Jeff Lenz and Heyward Hammersly. High school students…

State meet caps off great season for Bulldogs

Kacie O'Connor throws the discus at State.

Several members of the Sundance track team competed this past week in Casper. The Bulldogs finished the season with a great showing at the State Track and Field Meet. Kacie O’Connor set a new state record in the 2A girls’…