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Raiders move to 2-0 in conference play

Jun 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders held of the Rock Springs Tigers 8-7 in the opening game of the conference American Legion baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Roy Peck ... [more]

Second day of Roy Peck tournament washed out

Jun 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A downpour in Riverton on Saturday night and into Sunday morning canceled the second day of the annual Roy Peck Wood Bat baseball tournament.
The Riverton ... [more]

Former Lander cowboy Krassin in CNFR again

Jun 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The College National Finals Rodeo starts on Sunday at the Casper Events Center. The rodeo will last the entire week.

Casper College rodeo coach ... [more]

Long wait well worth it for minor leaguer

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Punch this into your GPS and see if it gets you to the big leagues: Start in Orlando, Fla., playing minor league baseball with the Gulf Coast League Braves. ... [more]

Waheed named new RHS boys soccer head coach

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He was a six-year assistant coach under Erly Cornejo, who resigned recently to take a college job.

Aziz Waheed, a Riverton Middle School science ... [more]

Waheed tabbed to replace Cornejo as RHS boys soccer coach

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Aziz Waheed, a Riverton Middle School science teacher, has been picked to replace Erly Cornejo as the Riverton Wolverines boys head soccer coach, school ... [more]

'Voice of the Cowboys' signs on through 2019

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE - The familiar voice that Wyoming Cowboy fans have grown accustomed to hearing for more than three decades will stay in his current role through 2019, ... [more]

Raiders battle but drop 7-4 game to Douglas

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Douglas Cats scratched out a 7-4 victory over the Riverton Raiders Saturday afternoon in the first day Roy Peck Invitational Wood Bat baseball tournament. ... [more]

Howlett, only soccer coach Lander boys ever had, hangs it up

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dan Howlett has created a big soccer coaching legacy at Lander Valley High School after holding the boys position for the past 29 years.
The end came for ... [more]

Fastpitch team slated for busy summer

Jun 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball manager Mark Stone has assembled his roster with players from four different Wyoming towns for the 2014 season. ... [more]

Traveling baseball team posts 13-1 record so far

Jun 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The only loss for the Riverton Renegades is a 1-0 defeat to Laramie on the road.

The mission for the Riverton Renegades, an age 14-and-under ... [more]

Lara off and running with challenge of new CWC team

Jun 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Central Wyoming College cross country coach Al Lara has the program off and running.
Two months ago, CWC announced the addition of cross country to the ... [more]

Riverton hosting girls state softball next month

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The city also is hosting a pre-state tournament next week.

The countdown is on for the Wyoming Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament.
The tournament ... [more]

HS rodeo season set for state finals

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls placed high in the breakaway roping event last weekend at the Douglas rodeo.
On Saturday, Kinnear's Deni Lou Nicholls finished second ... [more]

Lander's Meeks named top upperclassman in 3-A soccer

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taylor Meeks capped off her girls soccer career for the Lander Tigers by winning the Wyoming Class 3-A Upperclassmen of the Year award.
Meeks has been a ... [more]

Leadbetter logged a million miles behind bus wheel for the Riverton Wolverines and Casper

Jun 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in last week's Ranger summary of the Riverton school board's proceedings was a simple note that said bus driver Cary Leadbetter had retired.
After ... [more]

Long day for Riverton teen at U.S. Open golf qualifier

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School sophomore Easton Paxton saw his bid for a U.S. Open slot come to a close in a sectional qualifier at Creswell, Ore., on Monday.
The ... [more]

Pokes keep on running in big meet

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  After entering the day with several athletes in promising positions, the University of Wyoming track and field team's struggled during Friday's events at the ... [more]

State track brings out best as high school athletes hit end of season or careers

Jun 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The final two weekends of the prep sports season are among the best we can offer to student athletes in Wyoming.  Regional and state track meets are the best ... [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]

Top honors for Tiger soccer stars

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyle Leemon and Daniel Bolding were part of a powerful scoring machine for the Lander Tigers this spring on the soccer field, and each is taking home a top ... [more]

Raiders sweep Rawlins, Lovell on home diamond

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four victories in a span of two days started the Riverton Raiders home American Legion baseball season at Roy Peck Field.
The Raiders swept two from the ... [more]

Wyoming athletes running at nationals

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Harry Fisher was the University of Wyoming track and field team's highlight during Thursday's opening action of the NCAA West Preliminary. The graduate student ... [more]

Nicholls gets breakaway roping title in busy rodeo weekend for high schoolers

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County's cowboys and cowgirls had an action-packed weekend, with three different rodeos in three days.
The first stop was Saturday, May. 24, in ... [more]

No surprise -- most county Students of the Year are sports competitors as well

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Take one look at The Ranger Students of the Year. Athletes dominate the list.
Sterling Baker (Dubois), Casey Winger (Lander Valley High School), Charles ... [more]

Home opener Friday night for Raiders

May 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders dive into the meat of their American Legion baseball schedule with their home opener Friday night vs. the Lovell Bulldogs.
The first ... [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]

White, Ogg first-team all-state

May 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tristan White and Caleb Ogg, the Riverton High School boys soccer team's premier attacker and defender, respectively, have been named to the first team Class ... [more]

Amateur dueled pro winner at Saltwater

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Collegiate Justin Kelley had the lead through the 17th hole on Monday before being overtaken by pro Zahakai Brown.

Riverton Country Club golf pro ... [more]

Strong showing by RHS seniors at state track meet

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors capped their Riverton Wolverines track and field careers Saturday at the Class 4-A state meet, finding their way to the podium in Casper.
Shepp ... [more]