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Last-second free throws doom Cougs in 2-A opener

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Greybull's Treston Tracy hit two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to edge the Wind River Cougars 56-54 in the opening round of the Class 2-A West regional ... [more]

Bad end to regular season for Riverton boys vs. Evanston

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Evanston tightened up the Class 4-A West conference boys basketball standings Thursday night in a 56-41 victory vs. the Riverton Wolverines.
The game ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls pull away from Farson

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The high flying St. Stephen's Eagles were grounded a bit in opening round action at the 1-A West girls regional in the auxiliary gym at Lander Valley High ... [more]

Eagle boys win tough one over Cokeville

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was the type of game you hope to see in opening round of a regional tournament, with multiple ties, a bit of foul-induced drama, and scoring spurts.
St. ... [more]

Wolverine girls end conference year in 50-45 win

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton High School Wolverines landed in doubles figures Thursday night to secure a 50-45 girls basketball victory over the Evanston Lady Red Devils at ... [more]

Chiefs beat Shoshoni, reach region semis

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Trailing early and missing their leading scorer, the Wyoming Indian Chiefs overcame the deficit to easily pull away from Shoshoni for a 58-41 win in ... [more]

Dubois girls fall in two straight at 1-A regional

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Dubois returned to the Class 1-A West girls regional opening round to a less-than-cordial greeting from the 1-A Southwest champion Cokeville Panthers.
The ... [more]

Foul trouble hampers Rams in 69-52 loss to Encampment

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Balance and depth were the difference for the Dubois Rams in opening-round action in the Class 1-A West boys regional tournament Thursday in Lander. ... [more]

SHS girls crush Big Piney

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers blasted Big Piney 46-23 on Friday morning to stay alive in the Class 2-A West regionals girls basketball tournament in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Fresno State knocks out Cowboys in Laramie

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- It was a game similar to many others the University of Wyoming men's basketball team played this season.
More often than not, UW made the plays ... [more]

Rustler men host Sheridan in Region IX tourney Friday

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Under a new Region IX men's basketball tournament format, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers play Sheridan College in the opening round Friday night at ... [more]

Chief girls beat Shoshoni as regional opens

Feb 26, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advances to play Thermopolis in a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal at Riverton High School, Shoshoni plays Big Piney at 8:30 a.m.

A 9-1 run ... [more]

Six Wolverines seeded at 4-A state wrestling

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day tournament starts Friday at the Casper Events Center.

Four months of grueling workouts and competition for the Riverton Wolverines ... [more]

Wolverine high jumper leaps to medal in Idaho

Feb 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shepp Campbell from the Riverton Wolverines cleared 5 feet 11 inches indoors to place 11th in the high jump at the annual Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. ... [more]

Great small-school regional shaping up this week in Riverton and Lander

Feb 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  After playing 25 or more games, practicing since November, and traveling thousands of miles the basketball teams in the Class 1-A and 2-A West regional find ... [more]

Riverton free-throw shooter off to Denver regionals after winning local, state events

Feb 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Demi Stauffenberg gets a free trip to Denver because of her free-throw shooting ability.
The Riverton 11-year-old was the Elks Hoop Shoot title winner from ... [more]

RHS swimmers head to state meet in Gillette

Feb 25, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Junior Travis Fisher in swimming and senior Justyn Root in diving will be Riverton's only representatives in individual events at the upcoming Wyoming High ... [more]

Wolverines ending hoops regular season Thursday against Evanston at home

Feb 25, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls and boys basketball teams will complete their regular season schedules at home Thursday in Wolverine Gym against teams from ... [more]

Shoshoni wins three regional wrestling titles; state up next

Feb 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All three of Fremont County's Class 2-A West regional wrestling champions Saturday in Big Piney came from the Shoshoni Wranglers.
Connor Wilkinson won his ... [more]

Cowgirls have weekend off

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Marquelle Dent has plans with her family back in Denver.
Kayla Woodward hopes to get caught up on some school work.
Kaitlyn Mileto is hoping some of the ... [more]

Nance expected to return to Wyoming's lineup Wednesday

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The signs are good, but we still don't know.
University of Wyoming senior forward Larry Nance Jr., who has been battling mononucleosis, participated in ... [more]

Legislature set to put big money in UW sports, with winning in mind

Feb 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Before Christmas, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, University of Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman and others took a road trip to Nebraska.
"We wanted to show the ... [more]

Eagles get second seed for regional after splitting two games

Feb 24, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A weekend split and a bit of luck moved the St. Stephen's boys into a second-place seed in Thursday's Class 1-A West Regional tournament in Lander.
The Eagles ... [more]

Prosser takes West wrestling title at 182 for Wolverines; three others second

Feb 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Reece Prosser went 3-0 on his way to the individual Class 4-A West regional wrestling title at 182 pounds for the Riverton Wolverines in Rock Springs. ... [more]

Wrangler boys grab key win vs. Thermop; girls defeated 44-29

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers locked down the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Class 2-A West boys regional basketball tournament after a 53-44 win Friday night at ... [more]

Lady Chiefs smack Wind River; Cougars end 0-18

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Two girls basketball teams on very different paths met for the final time Friday in Pavillion.  Wyoming Indian rolled over winless Wind River 70-25.
The loss ... [more]

LVHS girls salvage split in Pinedale win

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School's girls basketball team took an important 63-40 girls basketball victory Saturday afternoon in Pinedale.
The Tigers opened the road ... [more]

Turnovers costly for RHS girls in losses

Feb 22, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team lost to Class 4-A West conference-leading Casper Natrona 55-32 on Friday night but came closer to a win on ... [more]

Eagle girls claim first-ever conference title

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In a historic weekend, the St. Stephen's Eagle girls swept Meeteetse and Burlington to win the Class 1-A Northwest and complete a perfect 8-0 conference ... [more]

Chiefs beat Wind River for third time, secure No. 2 tournament seed

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The third time was the charm for the visiting Wyoming Indian Chiefs Friday night in Pavillion. 
The Chiefs battled Wind River to a 77-62 decision ... [more]