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Unbeatens face off this week in Lander

Dec 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four undefeated teams meet in the Lander Classic boys basketball tournament Friday and Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Joining 3-0 Lander are ... [more]

Five county wrestlers champs to start mat season in Powell

Dec 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestlers brought home five individual titles on Saturday from a two-day Powell tournament.
Shoshoni heavyweight Galen LaGois and Wind ... [more]

RHS swimmers host big field as home season begins

Dec 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Separate meets are planned Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.

Swim teams from across Wyoming will join the Riverton Wolverines as ... [more]

Wrangler girls beat Saratoga for season's first win

Dec 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni girls and boys play four home games apiece in three days this week at the Wrangler Invitational.

The Shoshoni Wranglers recorded a 1-3 ... [more]

Wolverine basketball teams face 3-A/2-A foes on GR floor

Dec 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With their first week of games in the rear view mirror, the Riverton Wolverines and Lady Wolverines basketball teams hit the road for the first time this ... [more]

CWC women take team title at hoops tourney in San Diego

Dec 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers were clicking on offense on the way to winning three consecutive women's basketball games to claim a tournament title ... [more]

Even my two football-playing sons have doubts about the sport

Dec 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Combined participation among the four "big" sports is down 4 percent since 2008.

I watched more football, and enjoyed more football, this past ... [more]

Turner tops Evanston field at 152 to pace RHS mat performance

Dec 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the team standings, the Wolverines were sixth with 87 points.

T.J. Turner opened his senior wrestling season by taking an individual title ... [more]

Wranglers secure season's first win Friday in 62-30 demolition of Burns

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers walloped Burns 62-30 on Friday afternoon for their first boys basketball victory of the season.
The win came during the Burns Winter ... [more]

Tiger boys perfect in home tourney

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander overpowered Lyman, Kemmerer and Torrington.

An up-tempo style of basketball was on display from the Lander Valley High School Tigers on ... [more]

WIHS girls dominate in Friday win

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls rebounded from a close loss to Lovell on Thursday night with a 61-13 rout of Lodge Grass, Mont., in tournament play Friday in ... [more]

Two heartbreakers, one big win as Lander girls tip off year

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dropping a heartbreaking 76-74 decision Friday night in the final seconds to the Lyman Eagles in the girls basketball season opener, the Lander Valley ... [more]

Wolverine girls win two of three to start basketball season

Dec 14, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Bouncing back nicely after Thursday night's season-opening loss to Laramie, the Riverton Wolverine girls won two straight basketball games Friday and Saturday ... [more]

Chiefs scoring at high rate as boys hoops season begins

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Fans of the run-and-gun style of basketball had a treat Friday night in Billings, Mont., as Wyoming Indian outran Lame Deer, Montana 89-78 to advance to the ... [more]

Big win over South ends weekend on good note for Riverton's boys

Dec 14, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  After losing a game Friday night that they might well have won, the Riverton Wolverine boys left no doubt on Saturday afternoon, walloping Cheyenne South 63-42 ... [more]

Strong start for Cougars on the road

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wind River boys served notice that they will be a contender in Class 2-A basketball this season, routing the host Burns Broncs on their own floor 75-45 ... [more]

Wind River girls fall hard in season opener

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was  a rough opening to the season as Wind River fell hard 70-18 to the host Burns Broncs in the Burns Invitational Tournament in Laramie County Friday ... [more]

Sheridan wallops RHS girls

Dec 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Trailing just 27-21 at halftime, Riverton was outscored 24-3 in the third quarter.

Sheridan Lady Bronc head coach Jessica Pickett's halftime speech ... [more]

Rustler women close out 2014 with three games in California

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Playing three consecutive women's basketball games in San Diego, Calif., is a nice way to wrap up the pre-Christmas schedule for the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Free throws the difference as Chief girls fall on the road to 3-A Lovell

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A first game with a young team against a longtime rival on the road can be a daunting task, and it looked for few minutes that the Wyoming Indian would fall ... [more]

State champ returns to lead WR matmen

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River wrestlers Keanan Pfisterer, John Thoman and Kristopher Justice are the experienced Cougars on the mats this year.
Pfisterer is a returning Class ... [more]

Chiefs beat Lovell to open season on road

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian moved on to Billings, Mont., after the game and will face Lame Deer, Mont, in a tournament play at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Hot shooting, ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop 62-56 opener against rugged Sheridan unit

Dec 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines ran into a tough rebounding and defensively sound Sheridan squad and fell to the Broncs 62-56 Thursday in the first game of the Bill ... [more]

Cowboys struggle with field goal shooting in loss at Cal

Dec 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team had its chances late but couldn't capitalize in a 45-42 loss at California on Wednesday night at Haas Pavilion ... [more]

Start of basketball season always a county high point

Dec 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  There is no better place to be a high school basketball fan than right here in Fremont County.
All the classifications are represented with very competitive ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers open on Evanston mats

Dec 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sixth-year head coach Jay Galey has 34 wrestlers on the roster.

Entering his sixth season as the Riverton High School Wolverines head wrestling ... [more]

Young WR girls hoop lineup this year

Dec 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  New faces dominate the basketball court for the Wind River girls this winter. Vonda Wells takes the helm as head coach and is assisted by Charles Jinx. 
They ... [more]

Wranglers looking to build on last year's 8-13 mark

Dec 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Second-year head coach Brady Slack has just one senior on the team.

Coach Brady Slack took over the Shoshoni High School boys basketball Wranglers ... [more]

Wind River boys boast size and more maturity in new basketball season

Dec 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River Cougar boys have been building their basketball team for a long time.  This season the Cougars should be a contender in the Class 2-A Southwest ... [more]

Two wins for CWC Rustler men at Sheridan College

Dec 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite missing two regular starters because of injuries, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers pulled out a 67-65 junior college men's basketball game Friday ... [more]