Wyoming is in the middle of its short, summer, sports cycle. The national scene may be caught in sporting doldrums between the LeBron carnival, baseball’s All-Star Game, and the opening of NFL camps, yet the late-July Wyoming agenda offers a wide range of venues to satisfy local athletic appetites.
The Daddy of ‘Em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days, begins its busy schedule on Tuesday, July 20th, and is an event that goes a long way in defining Cowboy State tradition via rodeo. Frontier Days also blends contemporary musical entertainment, this year featuring, among others, Kiss with Alana Grace and Brooks and Dunn, as well as a host of peripheral activities. As usual, Frontier Days will be the draw in terms of creating crowds in Wyoming.
For those seeking smaller sporting venues, youth baseball is in full swing this week. Riverton is hosting the Little League State Tournament and on Thursday, July 22, American Legion Baseball begins its “B” State Tournament at Mike Lansing Field in Casper. The American Legion “A” Northern and Southern District Tournaments also begin on Thursday with a full slate of games at two sites (See the American Legion “A” District opening game schedules at bottom).
In addition, numerous opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, and climbing are always available during Wyoming’s midsummer, meaning that both local citizens and tourists should have little trouble keeping busy. The rest of America may be anxiously awaiting the MLB baseball playoffs and a new NFL season, but the to-do docket continues to offer a wide range of possibilities for Cowboy State sports enthusiasts.
American Legion North First Round Games (July 22nd) @ Cody
(#3 NW) Jackson Giants vs. (#2 NE) Casper Oilers – 10am
(#4 NE) Sheridan Troopers vs. (#1 NW) Powell Pioneers – 1pm
(#4 NW) Lovell Mustangs vs. (#1 NE) Gillette Roughriders – 4pm
(#3 NE) Douglas Cats vs. (#2 NW) Cody Broncs – 7pm
American Legion South First-Round Games (July 22nd) @ Rock Springs
(#3 SE) Torrington Tigers vs. (#2 SW) Green River Knights – 1pm
(#3 SW) Riverton Raiders vs. (#2 SE) Laramie Rangers – 4pm
(#1 SE) Cheyenne Post 6 receives a bye.
(#4 SE) Wheatland Lobos vs. (#1 SW) Rock Springs Mustangs – 7pm