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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Wind River's Trujillo is VB Coach of the Year

Nov 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a span of two years, Wind River Lady Cougars volleyball coach Kristan Trujillo has landed her team into the Class 2-A state tournament.
That success has ... [more]

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]