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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]

Lander boys earn road sweep against Mtn. View, Pinedale

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cooxoocii Black produced the game-winner for the Lander Valley High School Tigers on a tip-in with three seconds left for a 62-60 boys basketball victory ... [more]

Skinner's trey beats buzzer for Rustler women; men downed 93-90

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kiara Skinner swished the game-winning 3-pointer for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team in a 68-65 win Saturday afternoon at Casper ... [more]

Wolverines topple league-leading NC, edged by KW

Feb 22, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton, 6-3 in the Class 4-A West, has one more regular season game to play, this Thursday's home battle against the Evanston Red Devils.

After ... [more]

Wyoming Cowboys, Cowgirls gain momentum for stretch run

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming had to subtract to add.
In this case, "Wyoming" refers to one sport, but two teams. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams have ... [more]

WIHS runner signs with Rustlers

Feb 20, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kianna WallowingBull plans to major in physical therapy initially but would like to enter the Central nursing program later in her academic career. ... [more]

Campbell makes high jump finals in Simplot Games

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School senior Shepp Campbell cleared 5-11 in the high jump Friday morning at the annual Simplot Games at Idaho State University's Holt Arena in ... [more]

Rustlers in good shape for Region IX tourney

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty and women's coach Serol Stauffenberg have guided the Rustlers near the top of the Region IX ... [more]

Small-school wrestling teams fill brackets at Class 2-A West regional

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestling teams make up a big portion of the Class 2-A West regional field this weekend at Big Piney.
Matches started Friday in the ... [more]

Woodward drops in 26 points for Cowgirls

Feb 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming seniors have only a few home games remaining in their careers.
Kayla Woodward made sure to make Wednesday's home game with ... [more]

Big 2-A game Friday night between Wind River, WIHS Chiefs in Pavillion

Feb 19, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Pine Bluffs currently carries Class 2-A's top boys basketball ranking, but the Hornets lost to Wind River and edged Shoshoni in a close game to start the ... [more]

Senior night Friday for RHS girls; Casper teams come to town

Feb 19, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams host one last weekend of home basketball as the Casper Natrona and Kelly Walsh high school teams pay a ... [more]

Wolverines head to Rock Springs for mat regional

Feb 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  State Class 4-A wrestling spots are up for grabs Friday and Saturday for the Riverton High School Wolverines at the Class 4-A West regional tournament in Rock ... [more]

After 1-1 weekend, Wranglers meet Thermop, Rocky

Feb 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A new offense helped the Shoshoni High School boys produce a 1-1 record in a pair of league games Friday and Saturday.
SHS won a 50-28 decision against ... [more]

Wyoming storms back to edge Nevada on road

Feb 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  RENO, Nevada - The start was promising, then a large portion of the game was awful.
But the ending and the final result made it all worthwhile for the ... [more]

Patterson to extend football career at South Dakota State

Feb 18, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High football player Bo Patterson, the Class 3-A East lineman of the year and a first team Class 3-A all-state selection, has signed a national letter ... [more]

Two victories for Shoshoni girls; second place in league

Feb 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two wins by the Shoshoni Wranglers girls basketball team last weekend vaulted them into second place in the Class 2-A Northwest division.
The Wranglers took a ... [more]

CWC women drop overtime game in Powell to Northwest

Feb 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With the regular season conference crown on the line in the Region IX men's basketball North division, Northwest College stole the momentum from the Central ... [more]

Fisher swims to 4-A conference title

Feb 18, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton junior broke his school record in the process.

Riverton Wolverine junior swimmer Travis Fisher claimed the Class 4-A West conference ... [more]

Cowboys seek road win at Nevada

Feb 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team is right back to the hardwood on Tuesday at Nevada.
The second-place Cowboys (20-6, 9-4 MW) ... [more]

Eagles stay perfect in 1-A Northwest

Feb 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Two games remain for the league-leading Eagles.

The St. Stephen's girls are one game closer to a perfect conference season. 
With games remaining ... [more]

Tiger grapplers shoot for a top-four finish at 3-A West regional

Feb 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Richard Atnip predicts his Lander Valley High School Tigers will be in the top four this weekend at the Class 3-A West regional wrestling tournament ... [more]