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LVHS wrestlers shine in Utah two-day tourney

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Lander Valley High School Tigers brought home wrestling medals from the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah.
Andrew Von Rein paced the Tigers with a ... [more]

Corbett takes top spot at 113 for RHS matmen in Douglas

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Justyn Corbett paced the Riverton Wolverines with an individual wrestling title Saturday at the Shane Shatto Memorial tournament in Douglas.
At 113 pounds, ... [more]

Three Wranglers undefeated in home duals

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up is the annual Don Runner tournament Friday and Saturday in Pavillion.

The Shoshoni Wranglers finished third in the 10-team field Saturday ... [more]

Wyoming returns to AP Top 25 for first time since '88

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  It took Wyoming nearly three decades to get back into the AP Top 25. Now Larry Shyatt's Cowboys get the chance to stick around.
Back in the poll for the first ... [more]

RHS boys swim team places third, fifth in two invites

Jan 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys swim team traveled to Park County for a pair of meets this weekend.
On Friday, Riverton placed third out of four schools in Cody ... [more]

Mead pushing for 'top rate' UW athletic program

Jan 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead thinks that a High Altitude Sports Performance Training Center is important for our state.
We are at a decision point at the University ... [more]

Chiefs 'cold' in victory over Wranglers

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The temperature was 30 degrees below zero a week ago at Ethete, and that chill continued Friday for Wyoming Indian High School, at least when it came to ... [more]

Lander basketball teams each win two at Big Horn tourney

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 79-64 setback to host Worland on Friday, the Lander Valley High School boys basketball team won back-to-back games Saturday to end the ... [more]

Wind River boys outlast Shoshoni, 72-56

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was an entertaining battle between familiar opponents Friday in Pavillion. Homestanding Wind River High School outlasted Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Wolverine girls win overtime thriller for 2-1 finish

Jan 11, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team won an overtime thriller against Cheyenne Central 49-48 on Friday and continued the positive mojo with ... [more]

Rustler women tally two wins, sit 2-0 in Region IX play

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a women's junior basketball game full of momentum swings, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers edged the Gillette College Pronghorns 60-59 Friday at Rustler ... [more]

Wrangler girls lead start to end in 56-28 win against Cougars

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Visiting Shoshoni High School doubled-up Fremont County rival Wind River High School 56-28 on Friday at Pavillion to hand the Cougars their 11th ... [more]

Wyoming moves to 3-0 in MWC play

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Senior forward Larry Nance Jr. posted 18 points and 10 rebounds to guide the University of Wyoming men's basketball team past Boise State, 65-54, on Saturday ... [more]

WIHS girls secure 2-A lead

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lyman's return to Class 2-A basketball wasn't what the Eagle girls expected. After posting wins over 3-A Lander, Torrington and Pinedale, along with a win over ... [more]

CWC stuns in 88-80 victory over Gillette

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A hot-shooting performance from beyond the arc carried the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team to a stunning 88-80 upset victory Friday against the ... [more]

RHS boys winless in Cheyenne tournament

Jan 11, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Riverton Wolverines boys dropped their final two games in the McDonald's Basketball Tournament in Cheyenne to Laramie 50-38 on Friday and to ... [more]

Woodward paces Cowgirls in league win

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Behind a season-high 24 points from senior Kayla Woodward, the Wyoming women's basketball team (7-7 overall, 2-2 MW) earned its first conference road win, ... [more]

Nance fine after scare on surgically repaired knee

Jan 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming forward Larry Nance Jr. says his surgically repaired right knee is fine and plans to play Saturday against Boise State.
Nance said some scar ... [more]

Riverton faces Gillette on the ice

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The heart of the Riverton River Rats hockey schedule picks up this weekend with a pair of games against the Gillette Wild.
The River Rats (2-0), a high ... [more]

Riverton girls battle in loss to Cheyenne East

Jan 9, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Playing without its head coach, the Riverton girls basketball team fell to a talented Cheyenne East Thunderbird squad 54-23 in the first day of play ... [more]

RHS wrestlers fall to Casper Natrona

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite falling 43-26 Thursday to Casper Natrona in a Class 4-A conference wrestling dual, the Riverton Wolverines provided steps in the right direction.
The ... [more]

CWC opens league play Friday against Gillette

Jan 9, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Pat Rafferty was quick to say Wednesday that the intensity meter will triple from preseason play when the Central Wyoming College Rustlers open Region IX ... [more]

Late points from Cheyenne East secure a 58-54 win over RHS

Jan 9, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Two free throws by sophomore Easton Paxton with 3:24 remaining in the game Thursday gave the Riverton Wolverines a five-point lead, but it wasn't ... [more]

Cowgirls fall to Rams

Jan 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming women's basketball team (6-7 overall, 1-2 MW) dropped a heartbreaker 58-55 against the Colorado State Rams (10-4 overall, 2-1 MW) on Wednesday ... [more]

Cowboys break road drought with thrilling win at CSU

Jan 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Senior forward Larry Nance Jr. finished with a team-high 15 points, but it was redshirt sophomore guard Jason McManamen's three with 20 seconds left that gave ... [more]

Shoshoni hosts 10 wrestling teams for Zach Parrish Memorial Duals

Jan 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ten teams are slated to do battle on the wrestling mats Saturday during the annual Zach Parrish Memorial Duals at Shoshoni High School.
Teams in the ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers travel to Casper, Douglas for tourneys

Jan 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverines coach Jay Galey is hoping a conference dual at Casper Natrona will give his team a spark needed for the rest of the season.
The ... [more]

Key game Wednesday for Pokes at CSU

Jan 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The Border War is always important, but Wednesday's may be a little extra special, as the Mountain West showdown features two squads with ... [more]

Tigers to play at Big Horn Basin tournament Friday and Saturday

Jan 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the first time this boys basketball season, the Lander Valley High School Tigers are preparing to play away from Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
The LVHS ... [more]

Shoshoni girls look forward to two battles with area rivals

Jan 7, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County rival girls basketball games open January for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
The Wranglers (3-5) travel to Wind River (0-8) Friday for a contest ... [more]