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  • Ropers Bake in the Summer Heat

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 18, 2024

    The heat did not sway the Pine Bluffs Roping Club last Friday as they had the first of two 12.5 handicap events. Sixteen ropers showed up for the event and produced 39 teams. The heat was brutal but the cowboys and cowgirls all seemed to have fun and enjoy themselves. Anna Murdoch first saw the event on the television and thought it was cool. "I then started to watch U-Tube and was hooked" she said. Murdoch was riding a horse called Flo-Jo. For those of us that remember, Flo Jo was a female...

  • Tim Malm Junior Rodeo brings Participants from across the Region

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 18, 2024

    The Tim Malm Junior Rodeo, could not be daunted by the raging heat that persisted last Saturday. The temperature in the arena was well over 100 degrees but the cowboys and cowgirls stood tall and ran their events with smiles and determination. The event brought over 80 youths between the ages of four to 18 years old together in a competition of numerous events. Tim Malm was an up-and-coming rodeo star who, graduated high school and was going into the pro circuit. Tim was looking to become the...

  • Softball Tournament Hits Home Run

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 18, 2024

    One of the biggest events for Albin Day is the one pitch softball tournament. The tournament has 30 athletes that are divided into three teams. The team members each get a t-Shirt with the Albin Day logo and date and the color of the team that they are on. The teams are decided by chance as each athlete will pull a color from a hat and that is their team. This year the teams were yellow, orange and pink. The temperature on the field was warm as the tournament started but really heated up as the...

  • Shooting Team Hits Bullseye at State

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 11, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs shooting team competed in Torrington, Wyoming on Saturday, June 30th, at the state championship tournament. The team did very well. Ethan Bomberger received the 25 Straight patch for his perfect round of 25 in the second round. The kids had a lot of fun and according to Coach Brian Anderson "The kids shot well and really improved from last year." Leading the team was junior varsity shooter, Harley Hottell who had a total score of 80 and placed third in the High Gun Junior...

  • Rodeo Must Go On!

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 4, 2024

    Braving stormy skies and some rain before the rodeo began, the Pine Bluffs roping club held the weekly roping competition last Friday. The crowd gathered to see the ropers try to catch the head and heels of the bovine in the fastest time. Sometimes they make it and sometimes they don't. As the evening progressed the weather decided to cooperate and provided some very comfortable temperatures and great ground conditions. The contestants compete for prize money and bragging rights. Awards are...

  • Hell on Wheels Rodeo

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    Rodeo is in season and the Hell on Wheels Rodeo is in full bloom. People travel from all over the world to see the rodeo at Archer. They go on tours and eat great chuck wagon food. But right before the barrel racing there was a bit of excitement for a bull fighter. This week was the Future Farmers of America celebration. The Burns FFA chapter had the pleasure represent FFA. The horses were prime for the night, but the cowboys were determined to ride every second. The bareback riding was great...

  • Burns Day Arm Wrestling Championship

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    Burns Day is full of events, something for just about everyone. Whether you want to participate or just be a spectator there is always something to look forward to. The new event at Burns Day was arm wrestling. Arm wrestling, can you believe it. That's incredible! What man doesn't love to show off his biceps and his superb form on the table ready to take down his opponent. Now lets bring a woman into the fray and let her show everyone what's been building in those arms. Kids? Why not, kids are...

  • Grover Student-Athlete Makes LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll at Angelo State University

    Jun 27, 2024

    SAN ANGELO, TX (06/20/2024)-- More than 160 Angelo State University Rams and Rambelles student-athletes, including Hannah Kinnison of Grover, CO, have been named to the Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for their academic performance during the spring 2024 semester. To be eligible, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.30 GPA for the semester and be on an active roster. Participants on all 19 LSC championship sports and five non-conference sports, as well as athletic training and...

  • Boys History of Football Sports Hornets Style

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 27, 2024

    With most of the sports awaiting the 2024/25 season openers, it might be a good time to look back into the past and see how the teams have progressed through the years. This will be a look at the boy's side of sports. Starting with football the records go back to 1939. Since then, the team has a record of 352 wins, 315 losses and 6 ties. This gives the team a 51.7 percent winning average. Better than some pro teams. The Hornets' best seasons were 1941 and 1950 with an unbeaten record of 7-0....

  • Lady Hornets Basketball and Volleyball Sports History

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 27, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets have a storied history in Wyoming high school basketball. Over the years, they've consistently competed at a high level. In recent seasons, they've secured conference championships and made it to state tournaments. While their overall win-loss record varies from year to year, their dedication and competitive spirit remain unwavering. Over their years the Lady Hornets have competed in 33 state tournaments (24, 21-16, 14, 12, 10, 06-02, 95-88, 86-84, 82-76) with 3 tour...

  • 101st Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo

    Karen Lipska|Jun 20, 2024

    It was a great performance at the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo. The animals were on their game, challenging everyone to their skills. The announcer was Shane Burris from Mosca , Colorado, who has been announcing since 2003. All the young riders that were just testing the waters of rodeo signed up for calf riding. The first day was only five riders. The longest ride of the day was Zayne Lawley with a ride of 6.0 seconds. The next day there were 10 riders. Two riders got a score for the day,...

  • Rodeo Roots

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 20, 2024

    If you are from the Midwest you know about riding horses, roping, ranching and such. You may have even participated in the 4H club in your school. As you grew older you may have competed in the Junior Rodeo and then graduated to high school and maybe even went to the professional arena. But did you ever stop to think about who really started it. The origins may surprise you. The modern gold-and-rhinestone, big-money televised sport of rodeo owes just about everything—its traditions, its attitudes, its fashions—to rough-and-tumble Mexican cow...

  • New Life Guards and Summer Pool Action

    Karen Lipska|Jun 20, 2024

    Summer is coming and the weather is heating up. It is always great to go to the pool to have a little cool down time and have fun with friends. The Pine Bluffs Pool has been open since May 28th, but the weather has been very difficult with lightning and cool temperatures. There are 12 life guards this year for the pool in Pine Bluffs. They are Avery Sweeter, Carl Fornstrom, Emily McGaugh, Riggin Cathcart, Makenzie Storm, Damian Petry, Dylan Sweeter, Avery Gray, Abby Gray, Reece Graves, Dylann...

  • Corn Hole Winners

    Jun 20, 2024

  • Youth Basketball Winners

    Jun 20, 2024

  • Basketball Winners

    Jun 20, 2024

  • More Burns Day Events and Results

    Karen Lipska|Jun 20, 2024

  • Two Hornets Head to Rodeo Nationals

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 13, 2024

    Ty and Tuf Scarborough, both attending Pine Bluffs Junior/Senior high school have qualified and will attend the Junior and Senior National Rodeo this month. Ty will head to nationals this weekend, which will end on the 9th of June and Tuf will attend Junior Nationals on the 23-29 of June. Ty and Tuf's older brother, Beau Scarborough competed at the collegiate level at Casper State College in bronc riding. Beau is a pro rider now and currently a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys...

  • Helmets and Wheels Rodeo

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 13, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Community Center hosted a bike rodeo last Friday. The event was attended by more than 22 young riders and their parents. The Recreation Department has been putting this on for about the last 30 years. They may have missed a few years due to money and COVID, but they try every year to give the kids a refresher on safety and just a fun day. The event has a few sponsors including the Pine Bluffs Police Department and the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Victoria Ingerle...

  • Seventh Annual Tractor Pull held in Carpenter

    Karen Lipska|Jun 13, 2024

    The tractors were lined up and the people were seated in their lawn chairs to enjoy a couple of days of tractor pulling. The annual tractor pull in Carpenter was June 1st and 2nd. This is held on the farm of Ivan and Kim Kranz. There is plenty of room for the contestants to unload tractors and be able to pull the distance. This year was very important to the Platte Valley Truck & Tractor Pullers group to inform the contestants about inspecting the tractors for safety. There were three instances...

  • Pine Bluffs Roping Club Braves Stormy Skies

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 13, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Roping Club braved the stormy skies last Friday for their second rodeo of the season. The storms held off for the night with only a little rain that kept the arena dust down. The event had 63 teams to start with and roping got underway a little after seven. One of the ropers was Brodie Bates out of Burns. Bates has been riding for about five years and enjoys the competition. Bates ropes as a heeler and says, "I enjoy the challenge of trying to get both legs in the lasso." Bates w...

  • Pine Bluffs Roping Club Kicks off Season

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 6, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Roping Club kicked off its 2024 season with a Team Roping rodeo last Friday evening. The cows were fast, and the cowboys and cowgirls' ropes were looped and swinging. The event attracts ropers from all over the area, Cheyenne, Bridgeport, Carpenter, Potter and many other cities. It used to be a full rodeo with hundreds of participants and spectators, but as the times changed, they knocked it down to just team roping. There were 76 teams that competed for the cash prizes. There...

  • Broncs end Season on High Note

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 6, 2024

    Safe to say that the Broncs boys’ sports season for 2023-24 has had a rough time. The football team and the basketball team each only won one game in the season. The track and field team came up big bringing home six medals at state. For the football team, their only win would come on homecoming night against the Herders of Glenrock. The Broncs beat the Wolves 14-20 in overtime. The football team went 1-8 last season, but their play was not that bad. They had some really great performances. In their win against Glenrock the Broncs game was t...

  • Lady Broncs head to the Barn

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 6, 2024

    The 2023-24 sports season for the Lady Broncs was a bit disappointing but still very successful. All three teams, track and field, volleyball and basketball made appearances at the state level. The basketball team was looking to defend their state championship title while the volleyball team was looking for another title. Many of the Lady Broncs track and field team qualified for the state tournament and performed well. The basketball team was looking to defend their state title from the 2022-23 season as they made the way north to the champion...

  • Ride for Sight - A Success

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    The sun was out, the grass is green, which only means it's time to have fun with different activities for the season. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club believes in helping people, so they held their Ride for Sight event on Sunday June 2nd. It started at 7:00 a.m. with a breakfast during registration. The Pine Bluffs Lions members were ready to give the bikers energy for a ride in the country. It starts in town for a little warm up, get the blood pumping and the body ready. Then the bikers were off to...

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