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Big comeback sends Lander to Little League state title game

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander overcame a nine-run deficit to shock Cody 15-14 Thursday night in Park County, earning a spot in the Wyoming Little League 11- and 12-year-old state ... [more]

Laramie bests Raiders to start district tourney

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton still could earn a state tournament bid.

The Laramie Rangers opened the Class A South District American Legion baseball tournament beating ... [more]

15-year-old Babe Ruthers dominant so far at state play

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has outscored its opponents 25-2 in two games, trying to advance to Saturday's state championship game.

Riverton secured a spot Thursday in ... [more]

It's been a great summer for Riverton Babe Ruth ball

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  There is no question Saturday had to be one of the best days the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league produced in a number of years.
The two all-star teams ... [more]

Run, ride, swim Saturday at Go Fremont County's fourth annual competition

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim takes place this Saturday, July 26, in Riverton and signups will be accepted on Saturday morning.
Three ... [more]

15-year-olds trounce Rock Springs in 12-0 no-hitter

Jul 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball pitchers Brayden Draper and Reed Axthelm combined to throw a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Rock Springs Wednesday in the ... [more]

Little League all-stars 'fought hard' in district consolation loss

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star baseball team made a run in the district consolation bracket play Saturday but fell one win short.
Big ... [more]

Raiders face Laramie first in district postseason play

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament will continue Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs. The top four teams make the state tournament set for next week. ... [more]

Spirits high as Babe Ruthers go to state

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off its district Babe Ruth championship Saturday in Worland, the Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball team will carry a huge amount of confidence into ... [more]

Time To Register for Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  This Saturday, make plans to participate in the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim in Riverton.
Three separate events will start simultaneously ... [more]

Strannigan signature suggestion deserves strong consideration

Jul 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With many of her friends and family with her last Wednesday evening, Clarice Strannigan made an impassioned request to the Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Schamber, Winger on state hoops teams for all-star play

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School basketball players Casey Winger and Ashlyn Schamber have been invited to play in the Wyoming Coaches Association all-star basketball ... [more]

High finishes Sunday for Riverton motocross riders

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton riders had a successful day Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association event, bringing home a number of top trophies.
The track three miles west ... [more]

Heart attack takes life of Powell football coach

Jul 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Powell High School football head coach Jim Stringer died Friday morning after suffering a heart attack.
The Powell Tribune reported on its website that ... [more]

Cody ousts older Riverton LL all-stars at district; 9-10s alive for state slot

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody blasted five home runs to eliminate the Riverton 11- and 12-year-old all-star team 17-7 from postseason baseball play Saturday evening in Bridger Valley. ... [more]

Lander 11-12s capture district crown with win Saturday over Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will now start the state tournament play at 7 p.m. Wednesday vs Sheridan in Cody. The tournament will end on Saturday with the title game. ... [more]

State title for Riverton 13-14 Babe Ruthers

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  And the Riverton 15-year-olds won their district tournament.

Riverton made an impressive run to the 14-year-old Wyoming Babe Ruth baseball state ... [more]

Eight is enough for Raiders in 9-8 win to save split

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton had to forfeit its two scheduled conference games Thursday at Evanston because of a player shortage.

Playing with just eight players in the ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars win first games in playoffs

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Babe Ruth teams started postseason play with victories.
In the 14-year-old state tournament, Riverton downed Sheridan 13-6 on Thursday in ... [more]

Riverton, Lander meet for district LL crown

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9-10-year-old all-stars bounced back to stay alive in the consolation bracket.

Riverton scored five unanswered runs to dethrone Cody ... [more]

Motocross race set Sunday at Riverton track

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A day of motocross racing is set for this Sunday, July 20, at the Fremont County Racing Association's track west of Riverton.
The High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Both Riverton Little League teams get big district victories

Jul 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 11-12-year-olds beat Rock Springs 19-6 and the 9-10-year-olds won 17-7 over Green River.

Riverton moved closer to playing in a pair of ... [more]

Pitching staff key for 13-14 team at state

Jul 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton 13-14-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars open state tournament play in Torrington on Thursday against Sheridan.
This year's squad is managed by Mike ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars set for playoffs

Jul 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  This year's Riverton 15-year old Babe Ruth all-stars are very familiar with each other as they prepare for postseason play.
"The team is the team's strength. ... [more]

Raiders go 1-2 in Green River tournament; home games next on schedule

Jul 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the Saturday victory, Ryan Axthelm connected for a walk-off home run, a three-run blast.

The Riverton Raiders took a 10-9 victory over the Green ... [more]

Fifth straight 'vintage' baseball crown for Lander at South Pass

Jul 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Players use old-fashioned equipment and play under somewhat different rules from the modern game.

Lander won three consecutive games on the second ... [more]

Legislature might need a role in funding for swim pools

Jul 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From our days in math class, we remember that when x equals one-half x, something just isn't adding up.
Lander superintendent of schools Mike Bowman uses that ... [more]

After 2-2 record at state, nationals up next for Riverton girls fastpitch unit

Jul 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A shaky inning defensively doomed the the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team Saturday at the state tournament. Riverton was 7-3 by the Gillette ... [more]

Lander fields Babe Ruth all-star team for tourney

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Ernie Vierra keeps on pushing for Lander baseball to expand at all age levels, and he has decided to enter a 14-year-old (and younger) Lander all-star ... [more]

Riverton all-stars sweep first games as postseason begins

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton celebrated two victories Saturday in Lander to start the district Little League baseball tournament.
In the 11- and 12-year-old all-star division, ... [more]