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Big win over South ends weekend on good note for Riverton's boys

Dec 14, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  After losing a game Friday night that they might well have won, the Riverton Wolverine boys left no doubt on Saturday afternoon, walloping Cheyenne South 63-42 ... [more]

Strong start for Cougars on the road

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wind River boys served notice that they will be a contender in Class 2-A basketball this season, routing the host Burns Broncs on their own floor 75-45 ... [more]

Wind River girls fall hard in season opener

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was  a rough opening to the season as Wind River fell hard 70-18 to the host Burns Broncs in the Burns Invitational Tournament in Laramie County Friday ... [more]

Sheridan wallops RHS girls

Dec 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Trailing just 27-21 at halftime, Riverton was outscored 24-3 in the third quarter.

Sheridan Lady Bronc head coach Jessica Pickett's halftime speech ... [more]

Rustler women close out 2014 with three games in California

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Playing three consecutive women's basketball games in San Diego, Calif., is a nice way to wrap up the pre-Christmas schedule for the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Free throws the difference as Chief girls fall on the road to 3-A Lovell

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A first game with a young team against a longtime rival on the road can be a daunting task, and it looked for few minutes that the Wyoming Indian would fall ... [more]

State champ returns to lead WR matmen

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River wrestlers Keanan Pfisterer, John Thoman and Kristopher Justice are the experienced Cougars on the mats this year.
Pfisterer is a returning Class ... [more]

Chiefs beat Lovell to open season on road

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian moved on to Billings, Mont., after the game and will face Lame Deer, Mont, in a tournament play at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Hot shooting, ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop 62-56 opener against rugged Sheridan unit

Dec 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines ran into a tough rebounding and defensively sound Sheridan squad and fell to the Broncs 62-56 Thursday in the first game of the Bill ... [more]

Cowboys struggle with field goal shooting in loss at Cal

Dec 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team had its chances late but couldn't capitalize in a 45-42 loss at California on Wednesday night at Haas Pavilion ... [more]

Start of basketball season always a county high point

Dec 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  There is no better place to be a high school basketball fan than right here in Fremont County.
All the classifications are represented with very competitive ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers open on Evanston mats

Dec 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sixth-year head coach Jay Galey has 34 wrestlers on the roster.

Entering his sixth season as the Riverton High School Wolverines head wrestling ... [more]

Young WR girls hoop lineup this year

Dec 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  New faces dominate the basketball court for the Wind River girls this winter. Vonda Wells takes the helm as head coach and is assisted by Charles Jinx. 
They ... [more]

Wranglers looking to build on last year's 8-13 mark

Dec 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Second-year head coach Brady Slack has just one senior on the team.

Coach Brady Slack took over the Shoshoni High School boys basketball Wranglers ... [more]

Wind River boys boast size and more maturity in new basketball season

Dec 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River Cougar boys have been building their basketball team for a long time.  This season the Cougars should be a contender in the Class 2-A Southwest ... [more]

Two wins for CWC Rustler men at Sheridan College

Dec 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite missing two regular starters because of injuries, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers pulled out a 67-65 junior college men's basketball game Friday ... [more]

RHS cagers host Strannigan tourney

Dec 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverine varsity boys and girls host games Thursday through Saturday against Sheridan, Laramie and Cheyenne South.

High school basketball tips ... [more]

The millions of hard-core video gamers are doing it without me

Dec 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I have never purchased a video game. Nor do I plan to.
But I learned one line from the the blockbuster video game Mortal Combat while coaching the Riverton ... [more]

Moss at WIHS girls basketball helm for 25th season

Dec 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Two all-starters return for the Lady Chiefs this year.

The Wyoming Indian High School gym is full of girls practicing basketball this ... [more]

Defending champ Chiefs set to chase new title

Dec 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The look will be much different for the defending Class 2-A state champion Wyoming Indian boys this season.
The Chiefs were a potent, power-oriented, ... [more]

Olympic swimmers coming to Lander for clinic Dec. 20

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  United States Olympic gold medal swimmers Ian Crocker and Ariana Kukors will be in Lander on Saturday, Dec. 20, for a clinic.
The event is from 2-6 p.m. for ... [more]

Experience a strength for Tiger girls in new basketball season

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Lander Valley High School Tigers varsity girls basketball coach Spike Robinson has speedy players at his disposal for the coming season.
Returning ... [more]

CWC women get home win Saturday after Friday defeat

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The games were the first on the home hardwood this season for the Rustlers.

Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch Saturday lifted the Central ... [more]

SMU puts in 18-1 run late in second half to down Pokes

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Both teams didn't score a lot in the first half on Friday in Dallas, Texas. UW shot 37.5 from the field in the first 20 minutes.

DALLAS -- It ... [more]

Ragan takes Lander hoops helm

Dec 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first two weekends of the regular season are played at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.

Coach Mike Ragan is a familiar name in Lander Valley High ... [more]

Shoshoni girls open hoop season next week

Dec 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Last season, SHS went 10-13 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

Three returning starters will be counted on to carry the Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Strong outlook for Wrangler wrestlers

Dec 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Class 2-A state champion and two state placers return for Shoshoni.

Coach Tony Truempler has guided the Shoshoni Wranglers into title contention ... [more]

Cheyenne Frontier Days named rodeo of the year

Dec 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne Frontier Days received the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year award for the sixteenth time at an award banquet ... [more]

Wyoming hits road for first time Friday night

Dec 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- It's another meeting of two legendary Larrys on Friday when the University of Wyoming men's basketball team faces SMU at 5 p.m. MT in Dallas.
Head ... [more]

Two Casper Natrona players committee to UW football

Dec 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- For the second time in as many days, a football player from Casper Natrona County High School has verbally committed to play football at the ... [more]