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Two all-staters, four more all-conference for Wind River FB

Nov 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Wind River High School Cougar football players have recognized with postseason awards.
Zach Noffsinger and Robert Buline represent WRHS on the Class 1-A ... [more]

Former Wind River cowboy tops college standings

Nov 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After learning the ropes of the Central Rocky Mountain Region in his freshman season, Drew Antone has jumped to the top in the bull riding this fall. ... [more]

Wilson an all-stater for Cougar volleyball

Nov 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Junior Wind River High School Cougars volleyball player Bailey Wilson emerged this year as one of the elite players in the Class 2-A level, and she landed a ... [more]

Shoshoni, Wind River both drop state openers

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The losses put the Fremont County rivals into a consolation-round match against each other.

Southeast ended the Class 2-A state title hopes of the ... [more]

Cougars meet No. 1 seed at state

Nov 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A year ago at the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament, the Wind River Lady Cougars dropped a five-set thriller to the Big Horn Rams.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Wind River makes state VB with win over Rocky

Nov 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Both Dubois and St. Stephen's were eliminated, but Dubois did collect one tournament victory.

Back-to-back wins in consolation play at the Class ... [more]

Cougars take third seed to regional volleyball tourney

Oct 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River High School Lady Cougars swept a pair of volleyball opponents to conclude the regular season.
Class 2-A WRHS made quick work of Class 1-A ... [more]

Wind River loses play-in football game

Oct 29, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  THERMOPOLIS -- Riverside came ready to play from the opening kick and held Wind River scoreless through an abbreviated two periods of play to advance to a 1 ... [more]

Cougars tamed by Cokeville but make playoffs

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River travels Tuesday to Thermopolis for a three-team "California playoff" with Burlington and Riverside.

PAVILLION -- The Cokeville Panthers ... [more]

Cougar spikers polishing form for 2-A West regional

Oct 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River probably will be the third seed from the Southwest.

Confidence and working together.
Those two things have helped the Wind River Lady ... [more]

Solid road win for Cougars in Saratoga

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River picked up its third win of the football season Friday night with a 34-6 victory over Saratoga in Carbon County.
The Cougars have on regular-season ... [more]

Shoshoni erases lead, beats Cougars 33-14

Oct 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The win lifts the Wranglers to 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the West 1-A, while Wind River drops to 2-4 on the season, with a 2-3 conference mark. ... [more]

Wind River hosts Shoshoni in country football rivalry dating through six decades

Oct 8, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River and Shoshoni have been playing football against each other for a very long time.  If you include the 27 games played by the Wranglers against ... [more]

Depleted Cougars have enough to outlast Burlington

Sep 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The winning score came on a big defensive play by Wind River.

PAVILLION -- It was a football game that almost wasn't played Friday, as Wind River's ... [more]

Long day for Cougar v-ball at Big Horn

Sep 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River now plays Saturday in the Thermopolis tournament.

Wind River was stacked in the top eight of bracket play competition on Saturday at the ... [more]

After beating Wind River, Shoshoni spikers heading to Big Horn

Sep 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni knocked off Kemmerer in a non-confnerence match last week as well.

Shoshoni won the first Fremont County rivalry volleyball match of the ... [more]

Wind River pounded 41-0 Friday by Upton/Sundance

Sep 8, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Cougars move into conference play this Friday with a trip over the big hill to play Wyoming Indian at Ethete.

PAVILLION -- It's not often that a  ... [more]

Underclassmen key for Cougars as volleyball season opens in Lovell

Aug 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars ended a three-year absence at the Class 2-A state tournament last year, qualifying as a No. 4 seed for the big event in Casper.
Wind ... [more]

Wind River welcomes 22 to fall football practice; opener Sept. 5

Aug 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River head football coach Cullen Noffsinger enters his fourth season leading the Cougars.  Numbers are up a bit in Pavillion, with 22 players out for the ... [more]

Lookingbill second on board with new CWC cross country program

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Dylan Lookingbill never ran a high school cross country race.
The 2014 Wind River High School graduate plans to change that next fall for the ... [more]

Cougar star Arrington to play college hoops at Western Wyoming

May 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Macayla Arrington continued a family tradition Wednesday afternoon. signing a national letter of intent to play basketball this winter at Western ... [more]

Ram boys third Friday in big Thermop invitational

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  THERMOPOLIS -- In one of the biggest meets of the season, 21 teams converged in Thermopolis from three different classifications for the annual Bobcat ... [more]

Wind River athlete hurdled rare cancer, now in top form

Apr 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A nagging bump on Dylan Lookingbill's arm was diagnosed as multi-cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer virtually unknown in healthy, athletic young ... [more]

Wrangler boys grab team title at WR track

Apr 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a noticeable lack of wind smiled on the 10 teams in competition Thursday at the 55th annual Wind River ... [more]

A year after graduation, Gordon signs for college football

Apr 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Sometimes the path of life takes you down a longer road than you might like.  That could be the story for 2013 Wind River High School graduate ... [more]

RHS boys, girls place third at Roy Peck meet

Apr 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Jaxon Hedges of Lander long jumped 21 feet, 6 inches for the win.

The weather gods smiled down on Riverton on Saturday during the annual Roy Peck ... [more]

New coach Chatfield takes over Cougar track teams

Mar 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A new era for the Wind River track and field program is arriving for the 2014 season.
Longtime coach Dirk Gosnell has been replaced by Kiley Chatfield. He ... [more]

Wind River girls go 0-2 for quick exit at 1-A regional

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After an opening round victory, the Wind River Cougars were knocked out of the Class 2-A West regional girls basketball tournament, losing two straight games ... [more]

Four from county win state wrestling championships

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Fremont County wrestlers are on top of the Wyoming wrestling world, winning individual state titles Saturday night at the Casper Events Center.
Dubois ... [more]

Shaky third quarter dooms Cougar boys twice

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The third period was Wind River's nemesis with poor performances in both its 2-A West regional contests.
Wind River played even for a half with second seeded ... [more]