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  • 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...

  • College Sports

    Apr 4, 2024

    UW Women’s Basketball UW – 84, South Dakota – 52 UW – 54, Minnesota – 65...

  • Off and running

    Rebecca Maupin|Mar 28, 2024

    Track season is underway for the Sundance Bulldogs. The team was able to catch an early meet last week as they participated in the Laura Chord Invitational in Newcastle on Thursday. Being one of the first meets of the season, there were a total of 15 teams participating. Despite the large number of participants, the Bulldogs were able to see success in multiple events. Senior Keaton Mills came out of the Invitational a two-event winner, taking top honors in the discus, throwing 135-09, and the high jump, going 6-0. Teammates Jake Schommer and...

  • Marchant wins Carey Award

    Mar 21, 2024

    Lexi Marchant, pictured with her mom and dad, Brian and Jerlyn Marchant, of Sundance High School was the 2024 winner of the Bob Carey Award given annually to one girls' basketball player from a 1A/2A school. The Carey Award was instituted in 1996 in honor of long-time Lander High School Coach Bob Carey. Coach Carey was the only coach in Wyoming to have won both a boys' and girls' State Championship in basketball. He was also instrumental in starting girls' basketball in the state of Wyoming....

  • All star basketball

    Mar 14, 2024

    Four Sundance High School cagers were selected among the best basketball players in the state this year. Earning post-season honors were (left to right): Savana Williams (all-conference), Keaton Mills (all-conference and all-state), Jaylin Mills (all-conference and second consecutive year all-state) and Lexie Marchant (all-conference)....

  • Wrestling season comes to a close

    Rebecca Maupin|Feb 29, 2024

    Tel Marchant, Lyman Halverson, Karter Mayberry, Wyatt Flahaven and Shyla Shoun all competed at the 2A State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend for the Sundance Bulldogs. It was a double elimination tournament where Mayberry and Halverson went three rounds but unfortunately fell short in the end. Mayberry won his second match by fall in 52 seconds over Sam Loyning from Rocky Mountain but was eliminated in the next round by Zavier Clifford from Big Piney. Tel Marchant, Wyatt Flahaven and Shyla Shoun also competed but were eliminated after...

  • Basketball season wraps up at Regionals

    Rebecca Maupin|Feb 29, 2024

    Girls The Sundance Lady Bulldogs saw their season come to a close at the 2A East Regional Tournament this past weekend. The Lady Bulldogs clashed with two tough teams from the south, the Pine Bluffs Hornets and Burns Broncs, throughout the tournament. As the tournament began on Thursday, the second-seeded Lady Bulldogs squared off against the third-seeded Hornets from the south. Defense was the name of the game throughout this matchup as both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm. The...

  • Paper football comes to SES

    Feb 22, 2024

    The hallways at Sundance Elementary School were filled with the raucous roars of the watching spectators last Thursday as two titans battled it out for the title of Fifth Grade Paper Football World Champion 2024. Ella Schloredt was crowned the victor and will reign as the 2024 champion forever. Schloredt, an early favorite in the brackets, doggedly worked her way through the competition to earn a spot in the title game. Meanwhile, Tamsin Castelli, with graceful moves we haven't seen since the...

  • Wrestlers headed to state

    Todd Klopp|Feb 22, 2024

    The Sundance Bulldogs Boys qualified four of five wrestlers at Tongue River High School at this past weekend’s regional tournament. Freshman Lyman Halverson led the team with a 2-2 fourth place finish. Others who qualified were Freshman Tel Marchant 2-2 at 113 lbs., Senior Karter Mayberry 2-2 at 126 lbs. and Wyatt Flahaven 0-2 at 144 lbs. For the Lady Bulldogs, Shyla Shoun qualified for the state tournament at 135 lbs. by finishing 1-2. The state meet begins Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Ford Events Center in Cas...

  • Two more wins for Sundance Lady Bulldogs

    Rebecca Maupin|Feb 22, 2024

    Girls The Sundance Lady Bulldogs closed the regular season on the road and with two more wins as they defeated the Moorcroft Wolves and Tongue River Eagles this past week. Unleashing their stifling defense, the Sundance Bulldogs held the Lady Wolves to single digit scoring throughout the night, securing another non-conference win for the regular season. It was a crucial conference showdown on Friday as the Bulldogs traveled to Tongue River to face the Eagles in their final conference matchup. A...

  • Fanny freezing

    Feb 15, 2024

    An estimated 111 people turned out this year to start their Superbowl Sunday with a brisk run or walk, 34 of whom were competitive runners. Some came from far-flung destinations, including Iowa, Utah and Texas. The overall male and female winners this year were Trev Fiedler and his wife Erin, who beat him by 31 seconds with a time of 26:51. Top slot in the costume contest went to Cruella de Vil and her dalmations....

  • Winterfest cancelled

    Sarah Pridgeon|Feb 15, 2024

    Not even a backup plan that would have required a little less snow could save the Sundance Winter Festival from the whims of Mother Nature this year. With almost no snow cover on the streets of the city, the Sundance Chamber of Commerce has announced that the popular event will not be going ahead this year. Organizer Tony Barton had included an alternative in his plans that would have seen the festival move down to the fairgrounds, where less snow would be needed for the course. Unfortunately, there wasn’t even enough building material for t...

  • Lady Bulldogs add two wins

    Rebecca Maupin|Feb 15, 2024

    The Sundance Lady Bulldogs improved their conference record to 4-1 over the weekend with wins over the Big Horn Rams and the Wright Panthers. The Lady Bulldogs had a rocky start on Friday afternoon against the Rams, picking up two quick fouls before righting their ship and scoring six unanswered points. The Rams quickly recognized the shift in momentum and called a timeout to regroup. This pause in play was effective as the Rams tightened their defense and kept the score close, 13-15, in favor...

  • Limited team hosts conference duals

    Todd Klopp|Feb 15, 2024

    The extremely short-handed Bulldog grapplers battled in the Powder River conference duals this past Thursday. The Bulldogs were limited to three eligible wrestlers as sickness and injuries hit the team hard this past week. Competing were Kole Van Horn 1-2, Karter Mayberry 1-2, and Cameron Fouch 1-4. The Sundance wrestling team should be at full health for Regionals Saturday in Tongue River for the 11 team State qualifying meet....

  • Bulldogs wrestle at Hill City

    Todd Klopp|Feb 8, 2024

    This past weekend the Sundance High School Wrestling Team participated in the 22 team Hill City Invitational. Pacing the Bulldogs as he has done all season was senior Karter Mayberry. Mayberry placed fourth going 3-2 on the day. Others wrestling were Tel Marchant at 115 lbs. 2-2, Kole Van Horn 0-2 at 132 lbs., Wyatt Flahaven 0-2 at 150 lbs. and Shyla Shoun 0-2 in the Girls’ Division at 132 lbs. The Bulldogs on Thursday will host the Powder River Conference Dual Meet with action beginning at 11 a.m. That will be the last competition before t...

  • Tough week for basketball

    Rebecca Maupin|Feb 8, 2024

    Girls It was a conference showdown for the Sundance Lady Bulldogs this past week as the Tongue River Eagles came to town. The Eagles, soaring in with an 3-0 conference record, clashed with the Bulldogs, who were riding high on a four-game winning streak and a 2-0 conference record. Both teams hoped to maintain their perfect conference record and earn the top spot in the conference. With the game underway, Savannah Williams and Jaylin Mills hit early from behind the three-point arc to put the...

  • Winning week for Sundance basketball teams

    Rebecca Maupin|Feb 1, 2024

    Girls The Sundance Lady Bulldogs added two more wins to their record this past week, defeating the Moorcroft Wolves and the Burns Broncs. The gym was packed on Friday night as the Moorcroft Wolves came to town to face the Sundance Lady Bulldogs. Before the game, the Lady Bulldogs honored their five seniors for senior night. As the game got underway, the Lady Bulldogs did what they do best, controlling the score and tempo of the game. From the tip, the Sundance team was in control of the game. Holding the Wolves to single digit scoring...

  • Grapplers take on Belle Fourche Invite

    Todd Klopp|Feb 1, 2024

    This past weekend, the Bulldog wrestling team participated in the 22-team Belle Fourche Invitational. This tournament brings in most of the teams in Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming. Pacing the boys was Senior Karter Mayberry, who finished in fifth place with a 4-2 record, which included four first period pins. Sundance had no other placewinners. Records of other participants were Tel Marchant 1-2 at 113 lbs., Lyman Halverson 1-0 at 120 lbs. (injured following the match and did not continue), Cameron Fouch 0-2 on the day in his first...

  • Wrestlers take on Lander

    Todd Klopp|Jan 25, 2024

    The Bulldog wrestling team competed this past weekend at the 26-team Lander Invitational. This is a tournament with an equal split of 4A, 3A and 2Aa teams mostly from the western side of the state. Competing for the boys were Tel Marchant 2-2 at 113, Lyman Halverson 0-2 at 120, Karter Mayberry 0-2 at 132 lbs., Elijah Cortez 0-2 at 132 lbs., Cole Van Horn 0-2 at 138 and Wyatt Flahaven 1-2 at 157 lbs. In the girls' division, Lily Lindholm finished 0-2 at 125 lbs. and Shyla Shoun finished in sixth...

  • First place

    Jan 25, 2024

    Wudzie Zaato brought home a first-place win from Rocky Mountain Nationals Wild West Championship wrestling tournament Jan. 20. This tournament hosts 1200 wrestlers from 23 states at the Ford Center in Casper....

  • Conference play begins

    Rebecca Maupin|Jan 25, 2024

    Boys In the much-anticipated start to conference play, the Bulldog boys found themselves in a gritty showdown against the Wright Panthers. The opening quarter set the tone for an intense game as both teams traded basket for basket. After the first eight minutes of play, the Panthers held a slim 13-12 lead over the Bulldogs. The intensity increased in the second quarter as the Panthers threw on a full-court press, which allowed them to take a ten-point lead into the halftime break. As the second...

  • Cold weather doesn't slow down basketball

    Rebecca Maupin|Jan 18, 2024

    Girls The Lady Bulldogs faced a demanding week with three games and the onset of chilly weather. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs played host to the Hulett Red Devils. Dominating the game from the start, Sundance secured a commanding 44-15 win. The tides turned for the Bulldogs as they were on the road to Harding County to face the Ranchers on Thursday evening. Holding the Bulldogs to single-digit scoring throughout each quarter of play, the Ranchers sent the Sundance team home with a 69-24 loss. It...

  • Little Dribblers show their skills

    Rebecca Maupin|Jan 18, 2024

    The Sundance Elementary Little Dribblers showed off their skills in their annual appearance this past weekend. Students in grades K-2 had been working for a month on their basketball dribbling skills and were able to show off their hard work at halftime of the girls' game. There was also a special appearance by the two-ballers, a group of second graders who have gone through the Little Dribblers program and graduated into two-ball skills. These dedicated students showed off their two-ball...

  • Winterfest will return this year

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 11, 2024

    As long as the weather plays nice, Sundance is set to once again welcome ski joring to the downtown area this year. Organizer Tony Barton confirmed last week that plans are underway for the Sundance Winter Festival, which will be hosted on Main Street as usual. At time of speaking, this area had not exactly been blessed with an abundance of the material needed to build the course. With that in mind, Barton said he was looking into the possibility of establishing the county fairgrounds as a...

  • Busy basketball week

    Rebecca Maupin|Jan 11, 2024

    SHS Girls The Sundance girls' basketball team opened the new year with a bang, taking four wins in four games throughout the 2A East Challenge, which was held in Sundance this past weekend. Going against the southeastern half of the 2A conference, the Lady Bulldogs were up against Burns, Lingle-Ft. Laramie, Lusk and Pine Bluffs. On Friday, the team kicked off the Challenge facing the Burns Broncs. The Broncs started the game in a full court press, catching the Bulldogs off guard. The game...

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