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May 31, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 9 Little League tournament this weekend Action starts Friday morning at Northeast Baseball The baseball fields in Lovell will be buzzing with activity this weekend as ..... the North Big Horn Little League Baseball program will host teams from west- ern Wyoming for a special mid-season baseball tour- nament this Friday and Saturday at the Northeast Baseball Complex. Both AMCOL and Coach One-Eye fields will be used, and there will be both 12 & under the 10 & under brackets. The 12-under tour- nament will include six teams who have been placed into pools at ran- dom. Friday will be pool play to establish seed- ing for Saturday. Over- all record will be the first tie-breaker, with runs al- lowed as the second tie- breaker and runs scored as the final tie-breaker. Pitchers will be al- lowed to throw in six in- nings during the tourna- ment, with a single pitch thrown in an inning consti- tuting an inning pitched. Games are six innings maximum with a 1-hour, 50-minute time limit. No infield will be taken before games, and 90 seconds will be allowed during be- tween half-innings. A 10-run rule will ap- Complex PATti CARPENTER Mikkel McIntosh of the Diamondbacks team gets ready to take a swing while catcher Brent Snyder prepares to catch. ply after four innings. All be the team with the best other Little League tour- record, and head-to-head nament rules will apply, competition will be the tie- For the 10-under tour- breaker. Pitchers will be nament there are five allowed to throw in five in- teams who will play in nings during the tourna- round-robin action. The ment, and games are six tournament winner will innings maximum with a 1-hour, 30-minute time limit. The infield/warm-up rules are the same as the 12-under tournament. A 15-run rule will ap- ply after the third inning and a 10-run rule after the fourth inning. LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT Love,, Wyomin g June1 & 2, 2012 12 AND UNDER Po01 A: Stampede Gold, North Big Horn, Riverton Pool B: Stampede Navy, Powell, Lander FRIDAY: 8:00am North Big Horn vs Stampede Gold -Amcol Field Powell vs Stampede Navy - Coach One-Eye Field 12:00pm Stampede Gold vs Riverton -Amcol Field Stampede Navy vs Lander - Coach One-Eye Field 4:00pm Riverton vs North Big Horn - Amcol Field Lander vs Powell - Coach One-Eye Field We will start serving meals for teams at 3:00pm and continue through the completion of final Friday game. SATURDAY: 8:00am Pool A 3 Seed vs Pool B 3 Seed - Amcol Field Pool A 1 Seed vs Pool B 2 Seed - Amcol Field (Winner to Championship) 12:00pm Pool B 1 Seed vs Pool A 2Seed - Coach One-Eye Field (Winner to Championship) 4:00pm Championship Game -Amcol Field Losers from the 12:00pm Pool AIlB2 and BI/A2 Games for 3rd and 4th 6:30pm Awards 10 AND UNDER FRIDAY: 10:15am Stampede Gold vs Powell - Amcol Field North Big Horn vs Stampede Navy - Coach One-Eye Field 2:15pm Powell vs Riverton -Amcol Field , Stampede Navy ve Stampede Gold - Coach One-Eye Field 6:15pm Riverton vs North Big Horn - Coach One-Eye Field SATURDAY: 8:00am North Big Horn vs Stampede Gold - Coach One-Eye Field 10:15am Stampede Navy vs Riverton - Amcol Field Powell vs North Big HQrn - Coach One-Eye Field 2:15pm Riverton vs Stampede Gold - Amcol Field Stampede Navy vs Powell - Coach One-Eye Field 4:15 pm Minors Awards Joe White named track Triathlon expected to attract more official of the year participants again this year Longtime track and July 20 at the Parkway Pla- za in Casper. This year's Hall of Fame inductees are Lyman Flint of Sheridan, Scott Mills of Bufalo, Jer- emiah Burridge of Casper and Rod Voth of Evansville. White has been a track and field official for 32 years  and a starter for 25 years. For 20 consecutive years he has overseen the boys and girls pole vault competition at the state track meet as the top WSOA official run- ning both officiating crews and as the lead official for the boys event. field official Joe White of Lovell has been selected as the 2011-12 National Fed- eration Officials Associa- tion Boys Track Official of the Year. This is White's fourth time being honored as.the official of theyear. He was also honored iia 1996, 1997 and 2003. White will be honored at a joint Hall of Fame cer- emony involving the Wyo- ming Coaches Association and the Wyoming Sports Officials Association on Mustangs split with BY PATTI CARPENTER The Annual Friends of Big Horn Lake triath- lon will take place in con- junction with the Big Horn Lake Celebration at Horse- shoe Bend Saturday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m. This will be the third year for the triathlon. Race organizer Ben Zeller has seen the event grow from 26 participants in its firSt year to 86 in its second year. Based on ear- ly registrations, Zeller said he wouldn't be surprised to see the event grow to more than 100 participants this year. Participants from Utah, Idaho and Montana have already expressed in- terest, and he is expecting a large turnout of local ath- letes, too. To accommodate the larger group, Zeller said he plans to stagger the swim start to allow a bit more el- bowroom for the swimmers at the start of the race. He is also planning to rope off the transition area so that spectators don't get in the way of the triathletes as they switch gear and tran- sition from one leg of the race to the next. The event will include divisions for men, women and individual youth, as well as teams for adults and kids under the age of 16. The youth division for participants under 16 will include a 400-yard swim, a Participants, their fam- ilies and spectators are in- vited to take a free boat ride on Big Horn Lake after the event. Members of Friends  of Big Horn Lake and oth- er volunteers will give boat 6-mile bike ride, folloc rides by a 1.5-mile run. The advt.:, The registration dead- race will include an 800- yard swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. Zeller expects the cours- es for the swim, bike and run to remain the same un- less the water level is low at Horseshoe Bend. If the wa- ter is low, the course may be adjusted slightly. line for the event is July 6 at 11:59 p.m. For more information or an entry from, go to bhlaketriathlon. webs.corn or call 254-0344. Entries can be mailed to Friends of Big Horn Lake, Attn. Ben Zeller, 81 E. Main Street #6, Lovell, WY 82431 or faxed to 548-7994. Sheridan in opener Paving crew under way with spring work in Big Horn County A Wyoming Depart- Lovell. Highway patching its operation to the COdE numerous WYDOT trucks BY DAVID PECK The Lovell Mustangs opened the 2012 sea- son with a Memorial Day split in Sheridan Monday against the Sheridan Jets. Things were rocky for the Mustangs early in game one as the Jets plated 14 first-inning runs against Lovell pitchers Alex Con- nour, Jacob Adey and Dil- lon Pickett. Lovell cut into the-lead with four runs in the top of the second as Jesse Bas- sett, Brandon Dickson and Dillon Pickett singled and scored and Connour walked and scored. But Sheridan added two runs in the sec- ond and three in the third to lead 19-4 before Lovell added three in the fifth to make the final score 19-7. Daniel Call, Bassett and Dickson singled and scored in the final frame. Pickett pitched the rest of the game for the Mus- tangs after taking over in the first. Steven Pickett, Dillon Pickett, Kyle Peterson and Dickson each had two hits in the game for the Mus- tangs. Things went much bet- ter for the Mustangs in game two as they banged out 21 hits and received a solid pitching performance from Steven Pickett in a 15-3 victory. Sheridan got to Pickett for three runs in the bottom of the first inning, but the veteran blanked the Jets over the next five innings. Meanwhile, the Lovell of- fense heated up and scored one run in the second, three in the third, four in each the fourth and fifth and three more in the sixth. Steven and Dillon Pick- ett, Kyle Peterson, Nathan Ballard and Call each had three hits in the game. The Mustangs will travel to Billings Saturday to meet the Billings Halos at 1 and 3 p.m., then travel to Powell Tuesday for their conference opener at 5:30 and 7 p.m. The Mustangs will partici- pate in a Cody tournament June 8-10 and travel to Cody for a conference doublehead- er on June 13. Mid-season LHtle League Standings MINORS Dodgers 6-0 Red Sox 5-2 Phillies 1-4 Cardinals 0-6 MAJORS Braves 7-1 Twins 5-2 D'Backs 2-5 Note: Includes games with Powell and Otto. ment of Transportation as- phalt paving crew is work- ing this week in Big Horn County. Patching started Tues- day, May 29, on U.S. 14A, east of the causeway across Big Horn Lake. Other work scheduled this week, weath- er permitting, includes U.S. 310 between Greybull and is scheduled to continue the week of June 4 on U.S. 310, U.S. 14 between Greybull and Shell, and Wyoming 32 near Emblem. In all, Big Horn Coun- ty highways are scheduled for 3,550 tons of hot-mix as- phalt patching. The paving crew is then scheduled to move area on June 7, and the Meeteetse area on June 18. The Cody area is scheduled for 2,919 tons of hot-mix as- phalt patching, and 2,542 tons of hot-mix asphalt are scheduled for patching in the Meeteetse area. The WYDOT paving op- eration consists of a paving crew, a roller operator and hauling the hot asphalt. "Please obey posted speed limits during the pav- ing operation, and obey flag- gers and traffic control for safety's sake. Drivers should expect short delays," said Shawn Coggins, WYDOT paving foreman in Meeteetse. "In work zones, pay attention or pay the price." Hospital continues to search for new CFO BY PATTI CARPENTER The North Big Horn Hospital District board held its regular meeting on May 15. Human resourc- es director Barb Shumway reported that the Chief Fi- nancial Officer position has been re-advertised, seek- ing a person with a strong healthcare background. The position will become vacant as Daphne Hartman retires this summer. Shum- way also reported positions open for EMT, CAN/Elder Assistant, LPN and Activi- ties Aide. Carol Rasmus- sen also retired at the end of April after 27 years with the hospital's business of- fice. CEO Rick Schroeder re- ported that he is continu- ing to review and develop strategies for reduction in Medicaid costs in prepara- tion for a meeting he is in- vited to attend with the leg- islative health committee in September. Schroeder and other hospital administra- tors were invited to share their ideas for cost-saving measures that could help reduce the cost of the Med- icaid program at the meet- ing. He also reported that he has narrowed the search for CT scanner and that he expects the purchase to cost far less than the amount he was authorized to spend at the last meeting. He is waiting for final bids from two major suppliers before making his decision. The new scanner is expected to produce less radiation and improve efficiency. Manager Traci Harri- son reported an average of 76 patients at the New Ho- rizons Care Center and an average of seven residents in the assisted living area. She also reported that the job pool is becoming limited for certain positions, espe- cially CNAs. The board met in ad- vance of the meeting to re- view a tentative budget with CFO Daphne Hart- man. The budget was not passed during the meeting and will be presented again at a future meeting. Board members dis- cussed a hospital associa- tion educational program? for board members. Some expressed the need for fur- ther education, while oth- ers expressed their concern for any mandatory require- ments for board members to attend additional meetings. The hospital board meeting will be held on June 19 in the administra- tive meeting room at the hospital. Local students make University of Wyoming announced its President's Honor Roll this week. Big Horn County students who received the honor included Univertsity of Wyoming honor roll Jeffrey M. Wilson of Cowley, The President's Hon- semester. To be eligible, Thomas TroutmanofDeaver or Roll consists of regu- students must have been and Thomas Hoffman, Ash- larly enrolled undergradu- enrolled for a minimum of ley Marie Palmer and Tara ates who earned a 4.0 ("A") 12 credit hours taken for Nan Tilley of Lovell. grade point average for the letter grades. Please recycle this newspaper.