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Three-day tourney begins 2015 chapter of RHS basketball

Jan 7, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton basketball teams begin the 2015 portion of their athletic campaign with a tournament Thursday through Saturday in Cheyenne.
The Wolverine boys ... [more]

Lots to look forward to in new sports year

Jan 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A flip of the calendar to a new year makes us full of anticipation. In the local sports world, a quick look back at last year may provide a road map to what ... [more]

Fifth-ranked Lander wrestlers face road dual, Utah tourney

Jan 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A month into the season, the Lander Valley High School Tigers are ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 3-A wrestling.
The Powell Panthers have climbed into the ... [more]

Lander swimmers land on state list early in season

Jan 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Griffin Leemon and Tucker Russell have posted some blazing swim times for the Lander Valley High School Tigers in the Class 3-A division.
In the 50-yard ... [more]

Wrangler boys off to 6-2 start; league schedule coming up

Jan 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the first eight games, Shoshoni's Gary Medicine Cloud is No. 1 in scoring at 14.9 points per game. Triston Parrish is a close second, putting in 13.1. ... [more]

CWC women on win streak before holiday intermission

Jan 2, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A four-game winning streak couldn't not have come at a better time of the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team
The streak ... [more]

Chief girls pile up 85 points, claim Shootout championship

Dec 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  ETHETE -- To describe Wyoming Indian's effort Tuesday evening in the girls championship game of the Fremont County Shootout as bipolar might be a little harsh, ... [more]

Back-to-back RHS golf champs top local sports story of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines' back-to-back Class 4-A state golf championships, including consecutive individual titles from sophomore Easton Paxton, was voted the ... [more]

Wyoming Indian turns tables on Riverton for tourney title

Dec 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  ETHETE -- The temperature dipped to 34 below zeroTuesday night just north of Wyoming Indian High School on the Little Wind River but it was blazing hot inside ... [more]

Strong showing Monday by Cougars boys at Ethete

Dec 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wind River's boys won their pool in opening-day action at the Fremont County Shootout with an 86-66 win over St. Stephen's and a 100-27 blowout of a ... [more]

Early Shootout losses Monday for WR girls

Dec 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was a rough start for Wind River's girls in opening round action of the Fremont County Shootout at Ethete Monday.  
The Lady Cougars were mauled ... [more]

Chief girls cruise to top bracket spot in Shootout

Dec 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- The Wyoming Indian High School girls advanced to the top seed in Tuesday's Fremont County Shootout championship bracket via a strong finish against ... [more]

Riverton sophomores upset WIHS Chiefs

Dec 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tuesday night's championship game in the Fremont County Shootout at Ethete was supposed to feature county rivals Wind River and Wyoming Indian, but the ... [more]

Tiger skiers go against regional field

Dec 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The ski race was the the second one of the season for the Tigers, who started the year at the Casper Invitational.

The Lander Valley High School ... [more]

Shoshoni teen a top weightlifter in state contests

Dec 28, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Standing at 5-foot-3-inches and weighing 132 pounds, Kourtney Tarango appears to be a petite teenager.
Looks can be deceiving.
The 16-year-old's small frame ... [more]

Still in holiday break, Rustler men start Region IX slate Jan. 9

Dec 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two of the elite men's junior college basketball teams in the Region IX North division open up league play against the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
CWC ... [more]

Fremont County Shootout staged for last time Monday and Tuesday

Dec 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The tournament once featured every varsity team in the county, but the field has thinned in recent years.

The final Fremont County Shootout is ... [more]

Flanagan repeats as golf Coach of Year

Dec 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the second consecutive year, Riverton High School Wolverines boys golf coach Lars Flanagan has collected the Class 4-A Coach of the Year award.
The award ... [more]

Bike trail improvements delayed to spring

Dec 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's larges mountain-biking and horse-riding trail system soon is to get bigger after the Bureau of Land Management authorized the expansion in ... [more]

Her Many Horses named coach of year again

Dec 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country cross coach Chico Her Many Horses has won his 11th Coach of the Year award. The award is voted on by members ... [more]

Wyoming ends non-conference basketball slate with 11-2 mark

Dec 24, 2014 - Staff:  Larry Nance Jr. and Derek Cooke Jr. could not be stopped.
Nance scored a season-high 31 points, and Cooke had his first double-double of the season with 13 ... [more]

Big meets bring top swimmers to Riverton pool

Dec 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The top high school boys swim teams in Wyoming descended upon the Riverton Aquatic Center last Friday and Saturday for the Riverton Pre-Invitational and ... [more]

Cowgirls fall to CU 76-71

Dec 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming women's basketball team (5-5 overall) lost an eight-point second half lead and closed out the non-conference season with a five-point ... [more]

UW inks junior college California quarterback

Dec 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl announced on Sunday the signing of Josh Allen, a junior-college quarterback from Reedley College in Reedley, Calif., to ... [more]

Monday Night Football club members enjoy good friends, good food and fun

Dec 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For many of us, Monday Night Football is usually just another game.
For a group of serious (well, maybe not so serious) Riverton fans, its provided an ... [more]

Turner wrestles 'Best of the Best' at Worland event

Dec 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler T.J. Turner qualified for the "Best of the Best" match Saturday at the Battle of the Big Horns tournament after producing one of ... [more]

Unbeaten Chiefs power through three opponents

Dec 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After the opening two weeks of the basketball season, defending Class 2-A state champion Wyoming Indian remains unbeaten.
The Chief boys rolled through Tongue ... [more]

Wyoming ends non-conference slate with win over Southern

Dec 21, 2014 - Staff:  Junior guard Josh Adams scored a game-high 16 points as the short-handed University of Wyoming men's basketball team defeated Southern 57-39 Saturday afternoon ... [more]

Riverton boys pound 2-A opponents; have won four consecutive

Dec 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Dominating games that head coach Dick Quayle wondered whether his team should have been scheduled to play, the Class 4-A Riverton Wolverines destroyed Class ... [more]

Cougar boys roll to 6-0 after strong tourney weekend

Dec 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River boys rolled to an 80-61 win over home-standing Big Horn Friday evening in Sheridan County to move to 4-0 on the basketball season, then beat ... [more]