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When Kaycee High School claimed their first set over Hulett, 25-11, it seemed clear a match victory was on their horizon. Hulett High School scrambled to collect vicious serves and well-placed hits, and the visiting Lady Bucs confidently claimed their 14-point victory in the first set agains…

Buffalo High School volleyball hosted the Powell Panthers on Saturday night, Sept. 5, 2020. The Lady Bison lost the match 3-2, winning the second and fourth sets of the night but they were unable to pull out a third set to win the match. The next volleyball game for Buffalo is scheduled for …

Water splashed and soap flew as members of the Buffalo Blast youth traveling soccer team hosted a fundraiser car wash on Saturday, Sept. 5 to raise money for assistance in covering tournament fees. Visitors from Buffalo and from out of state alike stopped for the quick clean and offered dona…

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The Cloud Peak Pickleball Club is celebrating the final warm days of the year with pickle ball games and practices on the outdoor YMCA courts. Once the cold weather sets in, however, the group has no intention of setting aside their paddles. They plan on using the Bomber Mountain gymnasium t…

The Clear Creek Middle School Bandit eighth grade football team kicked off the season in Gillette facing Sage Valley. The Bandits played well in the first quarter, holding Sage Valley scoreless. On its first possession of the season, the Bandits had a 10-play drive. Unfortunately, penalties …

All eyes around the Johnson County YMCA pool were on freshman Olivia Maertens as she stepped out onto the diving board, toes pointed and eyes focused. She bounced once, twice — and the board bucked under her feet, sending her stumbling back a step. The crowd let out a collective breath.

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After a week of two-a-day practices, the high school girl’s swim team celebrated the beginning of their season with a practice out at Lake De Smet. For the last several years, the team kicks off the season with a mini triathlon where they swim, run and bike at the lake. Afterwards they do a …

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With fall sports underway, the high school volleyball team took to the courts for their two-a-day practices the week before school. The team practiced morning and afternoon, working on skills, conditioning and game positions. The team ended their practice week with a scrimmage on Saturday mo…

Football practice kicked up again last week in anticipation of the start of school and the season. Practice was divided between smaller group drills and drills for the entire team. The first scrimmage of the year is scheduled to be held at home against Big Horn on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 1p.m.

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When Buffalo High School volleyball takes the court for the first time this fall, it will be nearly half of the team’s first time on a high school court.

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The moment before a bull bursts from the chute into the rodeo arena leaves a close observer breathless with secondhand tension. The cowboy’s legs are clamped to either side of the nearly one-ton animal. His knees rest on slabs with muscle made lean from a carefully curated high-protein diet.…

As the 2020 summer season rounds its final base, the 18U Bulls baseball team held a game with their alumni and parents on Wednesday at Prosinski field. The game doubles as an end of season celebration and a kick-off to the future. Next year, the baseball program in Buffalo is moving out of i…

The Johnson County Fair stock dog trials competitors gathered together under a tent Tuesday night, waiting out the end of the sheep lead. They had seen the course, the evening thunderstorms had passed. Handlers and dogs alike were ready.

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How do you become a rodeo cowboy? According to Owen Grubb, who will perform in his second Johnson County Youth Rodeo on Friday, there are three important requirements.

Recent hot weather and low water levels in Clear Creek have the potential to stress the rainbow and brown trout populations at lower elevations.

The 18U Bulls team pulled through with two wins on Saturday afternoon over Worland in their home double header. Damian Brown pitched for the entirety of the first game, followed by Joe Musselman who started the second game. The Bulls came out on top 7-3 in the first game and 10-2 in the second. 

The Wednesday night rodeo series is running this summer through both July and August. The rodeos include everything from roping to rough stock competitions. The rodeos start at 6 p.m. and have competitions in both arenas to keep things moving. 

SHERIDAN — Turning toward the polo goal in the first chukker of play, Steerhead Ranch player Paul Scherf suddenly tumbled to the ground. His ranch horse tossed his head then dutifully stood over Scherf, as if confused as to why his rider was suddenly on the polo field.

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As the weekend approached, I once again found myself in pursuit of a short-ish trail without much elevation gain that the kids and I could enjoy together. Friends suggested that Maybelle Lake would fit the bill, with the bonus of good cutthroat trout fishing at the lake. A 1.6 mile hike soun…

Buffalo's 10U team hosted Gillette on Wednesday, July 8 in Buffalo. Both teams scored five runs in the first inning, the maximum they can score before ending the inning. 

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Early in the season, when it wasn’t even clear there would be a fastpitch softball season, the parents of the Buffalo Pride 14 and under team decided the best course of action would be to play games close to home and avoid larger tournaments. Instead, the team plays a doubleheader or round r…

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On Thursday night, my friend Tracey and I hastily assembled plans for a Friday morning hike. Owing to work and other obligations, I was looking for something close to town, and I’d been intending to do the Firebox Park trail for some time now. So, it was decided. 

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The Johnson County Cowgirls kicked off their summer rodeo season on Sunday, June 7, with the first rodeo of the year. Competitors traveled to Buffalo to compete in everything from barrel racing to goat tying. Barrel racing was by and large the largest event of the day with 130 total entries …

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Joe Musselman’s senior year came to an end without a single game played but not without being recognized for his accomplishments on and off the soccer field.

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Given that kids haven’t physically been in schools since March, it was hard to know when the school year was officially done – the school calendar said June 2, but my kids had to turn in their school things late last week. So after returning their school things, we decided that was as good a…

The target date for resuming the spring high school sports season in Wyoming has been pushed back to April 20, according to a release issued Saturday by the Wyoming High School Activities Association. 

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Everything escalated quickly last week in the moments that were to lead up to the tipoff of the 2020 3A/4A state basketball tournament in Casper.

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Any questions as to whether the Kaycee High School Lady Bucs basketball team could keep their remarkable regional title run going at state were answered emphatically over the weekend, as the Lady Bucs took down Farson-Eden and Rock River to advance to the 1A state championship game Saturday …

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Free throw shooting turned out to be the Achilles heel for the Kaycee High School Lady Bucs basketball team in a pair of losses to Upton this season.

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It may not be a coincidence that the Cowboy State was hit with a cold chill, brisk winds and blowing snow this first week after the 2020 3A Wyoming boys state swim meet.

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Brady Engling and Chase Hatch scored five points apiece, and Cortlan Smith and Marshall Peters put up four points each, but the Clear Creek Middle School Bandits seventh grade A boys basketball team couldn’t overcome a second-quarter slump in a 37-25 road loss to Sheridan last Tuesday.

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Rowen Ruby exploded for 16 points and a pair of steals and Hunter Peterson put up 14 points and dished out eight assists as the Buffalo High School Bison basketball team walked away with a 65-54 win over fifth-ranked Rawlins Saturday night at BHS.

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The Buffalo High School boys basketball team fended off invasions from the north and south over the weekend at BHS, as the Bison took down Big Horn 49-36 Friday night and Torrington 70-33 Saturday night to up their record to 11-6 overall and 2-1 in conference, still atop the 3A Northeast.

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Jordyn McNamee’s shots from beyond the arc got the Buffalo High School Lady Bison basketball team off to a hot start in the first quarter Thursday night at BHS against the Thermopolis Lady Bobcats, and foretold how the game would end. McNamee’s game-tying 3-pointer set the Lady Bison up for …

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The Buffalo High School Bison basketball team ended what seemed like the longest road swing in history with a heartbreaking 55-43 loss to Douglas Friday night. The Bison celebrated their first home game of the season, however, with a convincing 67-31 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

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The Kaycee High School Lady Bucs basketball team got a big test at Hulett on Friday, but put together a remarkable overtime run to take down the Lady Devils 46-34 to continue their hot streak and notch their first conference victory of the season.

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The Buffalo High School Bison boys basketball team got off to a slow start Friday in Pinedale as they fell to Mountain View 53-42 to start the Winter Classic. Saturday Buffalo stepped it up on both ends of the floor to defeat an athletic Big Piney team 73-41, and take down a methodical Lyman…

While the majority of the Buffalo High School swim team didn’t get to relax for the “break” part of the Christmas break, the extra time in the pool seemed to pay off Saturday in Gillette as Buffalo faced both Campbell County High School and Thunder Basin in dual meets at the Campbell County …

If the Buffalo High School Lady Bison team thought they could luxuriate in the fact they were hosting the East/West Classic at BHS with a healthy, experienced team that could ease into the first few games of the season, they were a little mistaken.

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The timing could not have been better when everything started clicking for the Kaycee High School Buckaroos last year.

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As if the pressure wasn’t enough for the Buffalo High School cheer team in Laramie Friday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium leading a huge contingent of BHS fans during the Bison’s 2A title game against Mountain View, the squad was thoroughly tested the following day at the 7220 Game Day Che…