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Giles wins high jump as state opens

May 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Opening day of the state high school track championships at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper has a tradition of howling winds, rain, hail and even ... [more]

Wolverines drop two razor-thin matches, ousted at state soccer

May 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines scored a goal late but fell to the Kelly Walsh Trojans 3-2 in a shootout Friday to end their season at the Wyoming Class 4-A state ... [more]

Saltwater Classic marks 40th year

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six former Saltwater Classic golf champions have bolstered the field for the 40th annual tournament Saturday through Monday at the Riverton Country Club.
The ... [more]

Two Riverton golfers have never missed a Saltwater Classic in city

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton golfers Al Ward and Mel Fausset are preparing this week to play in their 40th straight Saltwater Classic at the Riverton Country Club.
Club pro ... [more]

Lander girls carry top record into state soccer

May 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers closed out the regular season with a 10-game winning streak.

The best record in the Class 3-A girls soccer regular season was ... [more]

Sixteen Riverton Wolverines set for state 4-A track in Casper

May 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines doubled their number of Class 4-A state track qualifiers from a year ago.The Wolverines have 16 going to state this weekend in Casper. ... [more]

RHS boys open state soccer Thursday vs. Central

May 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While breaking their final practice huddle of the year at Wolverine Field Tuesday evening, the Riverton High School boys soccer team yelled "Championship!" as ... [more]

Lander boys top seeded as state 3-A soccer tournament boots in Jackson

May 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 13-2 record by the Lander Tigers in the regular season has put them in an opening round showdown Thursday with Star Valley at the Class 3-A boys soccer state ... [more]

Friend with brain injury has strong message on helmets

May 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take him long last week just before we started our cycling class, to ask me how I made my way to work.
Because the day was warm, I told my classmate ... [more]

State track meet this week in Casper

May 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's small schools packed with event contenders

Track and field, more than other high school sports, often is considered predictable. The ... [more]

UW wins five MWC track titles

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  On the strength of four more event titles during the day, the University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams concluded a historic 2014 Mountain ... [more]

LVHS golfers wrap up spring tour

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Golf coach Terry Berg now has a better idea on who is going to be in the starting lineup for the Lander Tigers in the fall after completing the spring season. ... [more]

Campell, Leisy top placers for Wolverines at West 4-A track

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine Shepp Campbell leaped 44-2.50 in the triple jump to win the event Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional track and field meet in Casper. ... [more]

Wolverine boys win OT thriller in soccer semis, lose 2-1 in regional final

May 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a 100-minute battle in a 3-2 semifinal win over Casper Kelly Walsh on Friday, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team gave up a game-winning goal ... [more]

Stingy Tiger girls have allowed just three goals all year on soccer field

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Some Class 3-A girls soccer teams give up two goals in a span of 40 minutes.
The Lander Tigers, one of the strongest defensive units during the regular ... [more]

Dubois third, Lander fourth at regional track meets

May 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The all-class Wyoming state track meet starts on Thursday in Casper.

It was a close to perfect as a Wyoming May day can get Saturday in Lander at ... [more]

Harris earns spot in state hall of fame for sports officiating

May 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After refereeing more than 2,000 football and basketball games, and with even more on next year's schedule, Riverton's Pat Harris will join Roosevelt "Rosie" ... [more]

RHS girls lose 1-0, ending soccer year

May 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Rock Springs Lady Tiger sophomore Madisyn Cantrell got behind Riverton's defense and scored her team's only goal in the sixth minute, but it was all Rock ... [more]

Wyoming athlete wins MWC decathlon

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Junior Kyle Sullivan wasn't flashy during Thursday's decathlon at the 2014 Mountain West Outdoor Championships, but he was solid and that proved to be enough ... [more]

What a month for great showings by some local athletes

May 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the last two weeks, Kaylee Burnett, Tristan White and Easton Paxton have produced big-time headlines in the sports pages of the Ranger.
The eye-opening ... [more]

Barquin in the mix for team roping title in high school rodeo

May 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kinnear cowgirl Joby Barquin is in contention for the state team roping title after six high school rodeos.
Barquin and partner Nate Rogers of Buffalo are ... [more]

Tiger boys end regular season 13-3, make state

May 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers quickly jumped back on the boys soccer winning track with a 6-0 victory over Newcastle Saturday on the road.
Lander had lost to Jackson 2-0 ... [more]

Top middle school track athletes match up at Best of the Best meet

May 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County middle school track athletes faced Tuesday at the Best of the Best meet at Wolverine Track.
In the eighth-grade boys division, Shoshoni's ... [more]

Winning record for RHS boys junior varsity soccer

May 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After beginning the season with several inexperienced players, the Riverton Wolverine junior varsity boys soccer team won their final seven matches and capped ... [more]

It is do-or-die time for RHS girls in regional tournament

May 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time is 3 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Field in Riverton.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines open Class 4-A West regional soccer tournament play at 3 ... [more]

'Can my kid play in college?' There are indicators all recruiters notice

May 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  I get a lot of questions from parents asking if their sons or daughters are capable of playing sports at the collegiate level. 
My background as a former ... [more]

Cowboy hoops coach says academic results a program highlight

May 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt is not satisfied with what his team has accomplished in the past three years on the basketball ... [more]

Player of the year

May 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Gatorade soccer honor to RHS's Tristan White

Tristan White, Wyoming's leading scorer in boys soccer with 17 goals so far this season, has been named ... [more]

Cowboys Huff, Herron drafted by NFL teams; Smith signed by Tampa Bay

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- This weekend's National Football League draft saw two former Wyoming Cowboys selected, marking the first time since 1997 that the Cowboys have had ... [more]

Lander eighth-grader wins wrestling triple crown

May 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander eighth-grader gave his all during the wrestling season and it paid off at the state level, winning in three different styles.
De'Aundre Velarde ... [more]