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  • A splash of summer

    Jun 13, 2024

    Kids enjoy the sunshine at the municipal pool on Tuesday afternoon - a clear sign that summer has arrived....

  • All-around cowboy

    Jun 13, 2024

    Doug Griffis presents the 2024 Hulett Rodeo All Around Cowboy buckle to Sundance's Ben Miller who topped the ranch bronc riding event on Saturday and Sunday....

  • Shootout next week

    May 30, 2024

    What do you say to free food, free golf cart, a chance to bet on your favorite golfer and beverages available? We need a gallery to watch the top 10 golfers in our area on Friday, June 7! It’s called the Sundance 10 Person Shootout and those who have attended the last four years have loved it! The top golfers our area from Gillette to Rapid City, Newcastle to Devils Tower will all tee off on #1 and only two will remain when the group gets to #9. You can place bets, get some food and drink, grab a cart and follow the players around the course u...

  • Great finish for track season

    Rebecca Maupin|May 23, 2024

    This weekend marked the end of a remarkable track season for the Sundance Bulldogs, who showcased exceptional talent at the state track meet. School records were broken in three events as the athletes' hard work throughout the season paid off. Halyn Cooney set a new school record in the 800M race with a time of 2:27.07; Maddison Neiman, Jaylin Mills, Rylie Marchant and Halyn Cooney beat the girl's medley relay record with a time of 4:27.43; and the boy's medley relay, composed of Holden Ayer,...

  • Great showing for Bulldogs at Spring Golf Championship

    Rebecca Maupin|May 16, 2024

    In an impressive display of skill and determination, the Bulldogs golfers showcased their dominance at the Spring Golf Championship last week. Lady Bulldog Savanah Peterson set the tone for the Spring Championship, beating out her opponents with a 22-stroke lead. Avery Marchant also chipped in an impressive score for the two-day competition, finishing in eighth, with a 228. Karen Ulmer, Shyla Shoun and Madeline Fleenor rounded out the Lady Bulldogs team finishing 15th,16th and 17th...

  • Bulldogs host Regionals

    Rebecca Maupin|May 16, 2024

    It was a beautiful weekend for the Sundance track team as they participated in the 2A Regional Track meet on Friday and Saturday at Croell Field. The top eight finishers in each event and top four in the relays earned their way to the state track meet, which will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week. The Lady Bulldogs will have eight individuals, and three relays, participating in the state meet. Participants include: Halyn Cooney (800M), Maddison Neiman (200M, 400M), Rylie Marchant...

  • JH golf season wraps up

    Rebecca Maupin|May 16, 2024

    The Junior High golfers closed their spring season on Monday as they participated in the Conference Tournament in Douglas. The Lady Bulldogs kept their scores close, with Remington Johnson leading the group, shooting a 70 for the day, followed by teammates Leanna Hege (76), Tatum Marchant (77) and Zoey Shoun (80). The Bulldog boys were led by Cash Peterson and Eliott Hege who each chipped in a 54 for the day, followed by Jordon Holt (72), Chesney Cundy (74), and Kallen Hento (75). Results...

  • Sundance School Sports

    May 16, 2024

    HS Track Thurs.-Sat., May 16-18, 9 a.m. at State in Casper...

  • Chilly day for Sundance Invite

    Rebecca Maupin|May 9, 2024

    With snowflakes in the air, the Sundance track and field team hosted their Sundance Invite last Friday, bringing the regular season to a close. Despite the weather, the Bulldog athletes competed at the top of their game. The Lady Bulldogs continued to hold strong in the 400 and 800M races. Maddison Neiman, Rylie Marchant and Phoebe Skeens stayed close throughout the 400M, with about a four-second time difference between the three, they finished the race taking second, fourth and fifth,...

  • Junior High Golfers play at home

    Rebecca Maupin|May 9, 2024

    The junior high golf team hosted the Sundance Invite last week. Cash Peterson took the top honors on the boys' side, shooting a 50 for the day. Eliot Hege rounded out the top ten, finishing in 9th place with a score of 60. Teammates Chesney Cundy (66), Kallen Hento (66), Zander Lenz (67) and Zander Stover (69) also participated, with only a few strokes separating them. The junior high Lady Bulldogs all found themselves finishing in the top ten. Zoey Shoun led the pack with a score of 78,...

  • Girls first at Tiger Invitational

    Rebecca Maupin|May 9, 2024

    Savanah Peterson found herself in the top spot again this week as the Bulldog golfers competed at the Tiger Invitational. Finishing the course with a score of 89, Peterson outperformed her nearest competitor by a staggering 15 strokes. Avery Marchant also finished in the top ten, taking eighth place for the day with an impressive score of 120. With the help of teammates Karen Ulmer, Madeline Fleenor, Shyla Shoun, and Gracie Davis, the Lady Bulldog golfers took home another first place team...

  • The best vs. the rest

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 9, 2024

    Head to the high school gym in a couple of weeks to watch Sundance’s finest basketball players take on a team of washed-up adults. It’s all in the name of raising money for Team 307, a newly formed basketball team for local kids to increase their play opportunities and help them towards their personal goals of pushing sports to the next level. “My aim is to get kids in this area to see they can go play college basketball, or college sports in general,” says Thomas Bush, team organizer and coach. The brand new team already has 12 players...

  • Bulldog track team has busy week

    Rebecca Maupin|May 2, 2024

    The Sundance track and field team had a busy schedule last week, participating in three meets. Tuesday, the Bulldogs traveled to Douglas for a makeup meet from last week. It was here that Parker Skeens and Riley Banker both took first place finishes, qualifying them for state. Skeens qualified in the triple jump with a distance of 41-07, while Banker qualified in the discus, throwing 112-00. On Friday, the Bulldogs competed in the Northern Hills Invite, in Belle Fourche. This was, once again, a...

  • Great week for Bulldog golf

    Rebecca Maupin|May 2, 2024

    The Sundance varsity golf team hosted the Sundance Golf Invite on Friday last week, inviting teams from Upton, Moorcroft, Wright and Niobrara County. The Bulldog golfers fared well as Savanah Peterson took first place for the girls with an overall score of 85. Teammates Avery Marchant, Karen Ulmer Madeline Fleenor and Gracie Davis were not far behind, finishing in fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively adding to the total team score of 301. For the boys, Braydon Sanders and Porter Watt...

  • JH Golf competes in Gillette and Casper

    Rebecca Maupin|May 2, 2024

    The spring golf season has begun for the Bulldog junior high golfers. The team participated in a tournament in Gillette on Monday last week. Setting the pace for the Bulldogs was Cash Peterson who took fourth place with a score of 41. Teammates Eliot Hege and Chesney Cundy tied for eighth place, shooting a 48. Jordon Holt and Kallen Henten rounded out the Bulldog boys' junior high team. For the girls, Remington Johnson placed ninth on the course with a score of 57. Leanna Hege and Zoey Shoun...

  • WAWA state champ

    Apr 25, 2024

    Wudzie Zaato came home with a Triple Crown after attending the Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association State Championship Tournament in Casper April 12, 13 and 14, winning Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco in his age and weight division. Although he's taken first place in these styles in the past, this is his second State Championship Triple Crown....

  • Great showing for Bulldogs in Wright

    Rebecca Maupin|Apr 25, 2024

    The Sundance Bulldogs traveled to Wright to partake in the Panther Twilight Track Meet on Tuesday of last week. This was a smaller meet, with only five teams from the surrounding area participating. The Bulldog athletes took advantage of the smaller size and many were able to place in their events. Four Bulldogs were able to take top honors in their events: Jaylin Mills took first place in discus, Ryder Downey was first in the 800m race, Holden Ayer took the top spot in the 300 hurdles and Keaton Mills took first in the high jump and discus...

  • Golfers play Kendrick

    Apr 18, 2024

    The SHS Golf Team took on the Kendrick Invitation hosted by Tongue River on Friday, April 12 with one player each from the boys' and girls' teams finishing in the top ten. The Sundance boys' team finished fourth overall. Stats Boys: 8. Spencer Lubken 99 11. Owen Watt 101 12T. Brayden Sanders 102 19. Porter Watt 107 22. Joshua Crews 112 25. Kole VanHorn 114 37. Klase Hento 137 Girls: 10. Karen Ulmer 121...

  • Color run!

    Cassie Snook|Apr 18, 2024

    Last Thursday, April 11, brought a splash of color to Sundance Elementary School's usual mile run for students. Coach Williamson, supported by the Boylan Family and the Parent Involvement Committee, transformed the mandatory exercise into a fun activity – marking SES's first Color Run. Excitement filled the halls as students wore white shirts in anticipation of the colorful event. At 2 p.m., parents gathered outside to watch their children's enthusiastic participation, while schoolmates c...

  • Good showing at Upton

    Rebecca Maupin|Apr 18, 2024

    The Sundance Bulldog track team took advantage of the nice weather and participated in the Mick Tonkel Fly High Classic in Upton last Friday. The girls’ team dominated the 400 meter run with four Bulldogs placing in the top five. Maddison Neiman took top honors with a time of 1:05.02, teammate Halyn Cooney was right on her tail finishing in second with a time of 1:05.72. Rylie and Karly Marchant were close behind, finishing 4th and 5th respectively. For the field events, Jaylin Mills took the top spot in discus throwing 106-09. On the b...

  • JH Track

    Apr 18, 2024

    Girls 100M – 1. Keva Rasmussen 14.56, 2. Josey Franzen 14.58, Jude Crago 15.68, 8. Valerie Humbracht 15.97, Makena Cortez 16.23, Annie Harmon 16.45, Rose Weaver 16.55, Autumn Lundstrom 16.90 Girls 200M – 1. Franzen 31.02, 2. Rasmussen 31.06, 3. Jalyssa Keller 31.43, 6. Ava Cooney 33.23, 8. Tess Dailey 33.80, 9. Violet King 34.22, 10. Lily Rea 34.58 Girls 400M – 2. Rasmussen 1:11.67, 5. Cooney 1:15.20, 3. Harmon 1:16.83, 5. Crago 1:18.03, Weaver 1:19.39, 6. MacKenna Olson 1:20.91, King 1:21.00 Girls 800M – 3. Keller 3:01.05, 4. Addy Adams 3...

  • JH Golf

    Apr 18, 2024

    Boys: 9. Cash Peterson 55 Eliott Hege 57 Chesney Cundy 59 Jordan Holt 63 Kallen Hento 71 Girls: Remington Johnson 78 Leanna Hege 78 Zoey Shoun 87...

  • Hole-in-one!

    Apr 11, 2024

    Owen Watt got a hole-in-one at the Sundance Country Club on Thursday, April 4 using a 6 iron on hole #3. This is his first...and the first time Coach Dutton has had a high school golfer get a hole-in-one!...

  • Track team takes on Queen City Classic

    Rebecca Maupin|Apr 11, 2024

    The Sundance track team crossed state lines last week as they competed in the Queen City Classic in Spearfish on Friday. The Queen City Classic is a meet that attracts many schools and the Bulldogs were up against some stiff competition. "These kids are doing an awesome job of working at practice and it's showing at the meets!" head coach Julie Cross stated. Although not all Bulldogs placed in the top eight, many set their own personal or season records throughout the day at the Classic. With...

  • Great performance for Bulldogs at Buffalo

    Rebecca Maupin|Apr 4, 2024

    The Sundance track team was on the road to Buffalo last week as they competed in the Jerry Campbell Invitational on Friday. It was a great meet for the Bulldog track and field team as multiple athletes placed in the top seven of their events. Senior Keaton Mills was a dual event winner for his second straight week, taking top honors in the high jump and discus. Ryder Downey came in 2nd in the 400 meter with a time of 54.59. In the field events, Parker Skeens also found himself a second place fin...

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