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September 29th

Fall Colors Big Horn Style

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The fall colors just south of Highway 335 on Creighton Street in Big Horn on Saturday during my afternoon bike ride made me glad I was packing a canon in my holster rather than a camera phone. The peek-a-boo clouds, Wyoming blue sky and fall colors mixed with summer green and newly fallen leaves on the unpaved street below made for a pleasant stop and click photo moment.

The fall colors just south of Highway 335 on Creighton Street in Big Horn on Saturday during my afternoon bike ride made me glad I was packing a canon in my holster rather than a camera phone.

#4 Broncs Fall by 3 to #2 Camels

Down by 11 to the #2 ranked Campbell County Camels the Sheridan Broncs start the 4th quarter with a quarterback keeper as Kevin Bakkehaug dives into the end zone to bring the Broncs to within 5. A two point conversion pass is hauled in by Daniel Sessions to draw the Broncs within 3 of a tie.

On third down Kevin Bakkehaug squirts into the endzone just moments into the 4th quarter to make the score 16 to 21
The Broncs go for two and Daniel Sessions pulls in the Bakkehaug pass
The two-point attempt is good and the Broncs pull within 3-points at 18 to 21
Gunnar Edeen warms up in the 4th quarter should he be needed with the Broncs down by 3
The kicking team watches from the sideline
Trae Kaufman makes a gallant effort at the 10 but cannot come up with the throw from Bakkehaug late in the game
The stage is set for a 40-yard field goal attempt that will tie the game but the snap is high as . . .
Kameron Eckard gets the ball down as Gunnar Edeen approaches the ball
The kick is about to get underway
The kick is away and is not blocked
The ball appears to be wide left and perhaps short
The game ends
Principal Wheeler delivers the traveling Energy Bowl Trophy back to Campbell County

September 28th

Rams all over the Bulldogs (updated)

The Big Horn Rams allowed the Wheatland Bulldogs to get on the board first with 4:04 to go in the 1st quarter but then got a hand on the extra point kick attempt of Weatland's Jordan Castellanos. That diverted kick seemed to set the tone for the game as the Homecoming Big Horn Rams came on strong and never let up as they cruised to a 56 to 24 win over the Bulldogs.

The Big Horn Rams allowed the Wheatland Bulldogs to get on the board first with 4:04 to go in the 1st quarter but then got a hand on the extra point kick attempt of Weatland's Jordan Castellanos.
Ram Scott Passini at the 2:10 mark of the 1st quarter with his first TD of the day
Just 32-seconds into the 2nd quarter Ram Colter Carzoli will take this in for a TD to put the Rams up 13 to 6
Ram Patrick McClurg kicks this extra point out of the hold of Will O'Dell as the ball boy Cooper Garber waits on the ball at the far right
Ram Scott Passini having a "Kings" day as he gets TD #2 at the 9:47 mark of the 2nd quarter to run the score to 20 to 6
Ram Matthew Wigglesworth runs the score to 27 -12 when he catches a pass from Conner McCafferty and runs down the Ram sideline and into the end zone
McClurg adds another point to run the score to 28 - 12
Homecoming Royalty recognized at halftime
Senior Rams Miles Novak and Matt Mullinax down Bulldog Micheal Jenkins near the goalline on a 4th down play
On the next play Ram QB McCafferty hands to Passini who goes in for TD #3 on the day
A nice 3rd down catch by Big Horn's Devin Ibach with 8:39 to go in the 3rd to run the score to 35 - 18 in favor of the Rams
From near the 24 on a 1st and 10 Passini gets the hand off and runs forever to score his 4th TD on the day with 5:48 to go in the 3rd quarter
The 1881 collision between Rams Lucas Wollenman and Patrick McClurg who both went up for the ball intended for Bulldog Caleb Childress - the ball was not caught by either
With 9:46 to go in the game Ram Will O'Dell runs in to make the score 55 to 18
McClurg caps of the Ram scoring for the day with this extra point to give his team 56 points on the day

Yes Indeed - Go Rams!

At 9:15 Friday morning the last float in the Big Horn Homecoming Parade says it all, "GO RAMS." Most of the Ram football players, except the holders of the banner, are on their last rest break aboard the homecoming float as the coaches and managers stand at the end of the trailer. It won't be long now until the #2 ranked Rams meet the Wheatland Bulldogs on the gridiron.

At 9:15 Friday morning the last float in the Big Horn Homecoming Parade says it all, "GO RAMS."

September 27th

Big Horn Homecoming Royalty (updated)

Big Horn may not have a mayor but it now has a Queen, Alex Eisele; a King, Scott Passini; a Princess, Jadyn Mirich and a Prince, Miles Novak.

Big Horn may not have a mayor but it now has a Queen, Alex Eisele; a King, Scott Passini; a Princess, Jadyn Mirich and a Prince, Mile Novak.
With the King safely standing on the far left Queen Alex Eisele, with an igniter in hand and with help from the Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department, sets the "BH" ablaze.
A reddish glow illuminates the students as the Queen and King still in their robes and crowns turn to make their exit through the crowd of subjects.
Smoke from the flaming "BH" obscures the area
The Pep Band warming up the parade crowd gathered around the Big Horn Mercantile Co. as they await the Big Horn Homecoming Parade scheduled to arrive at 9:00 am.
Riding in a Pontiac convertible with the license plate that reads X's & O's (3-XXOO) the royalty passes in front of the Mercantile - King Scott Passini, Queen Alex Eisele, Princess Jadyn Mirich & Prince Miles Novak
Riding in a Pontiac convertible with the license plate that reads X's & O's (3-XXOO) the royalty passes in front of the Mercantile - King Scott Passini, Queen Alex Eisele, Princess Jadyn Mirich & Prince Miles Novak
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade - do you suppose this is a RAM truck?
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming Parade

September 26th

Timber!

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An 85 foot cottonwood tree that has stood on Wyoming Avenue in Sheridan for almost a century came down Wednesday due to the Wyoming-Park reconstruction project. The full news story can be viewed here.

Photos by Ron Richter

Kay Schmitz standing on top of the trunk of the now toppled 90 year old cottonwood tree that stood in front of her house.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey interviews Kay Schmitz about the cottonwood that once stood in front of her house.
Kay Schmitz reflects on what once was.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey interviews Kay Schmitz about the cottonwood that once stood in front of her house.

Little Guy Football at Sunset

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Tuesday's sunset over the Cowboys and Dolphins Football game serves as a reminder that the Little Guy Football season is drawing to a close. Only two evenings of 1st - 4th grade football remain while four nights of regular season for the 5th - 6th grade tackle football remain. It looks like there will be four nights of playoff football for the tackle teams - October 9, 10, 16 & 17.

Tuesday's sunset over the Cowboys and Dolphins Football game serves as a reminder that the Little Guy Football season is drawing to a close.

September 25th

Dailey Western Photo Exhibit at Sagebrush

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is featuring an exhibit of western photography by Arthur and Mary Dailey. The father/daughter duo's work is on display on the upper level of the Historic Train Depot. (Photo by Sonja Caywood)

(Photo by Sonja Caywood)

September 24th

Biggest Gun In Town

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The M198 towed 155mm howitzer may be going out-of-service but it definitely comes in-to-view as you drive past the Wyoming National Guard U. S. Army Reserve Center and Armory at 3219 Coffeen Avenue in Sheridan. Since entered into service by the United States Army and Marine Corps in 1979, over 1,600 units have been placed into operation.

The M198 towed 155mm howitzer may be going out-of-service but it definitely comes in-to-view as you drive past the Wyoming National Guard U. S. Army Reserve Center and Armory at 3219 Coffeen Avenue in Sheridan.