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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]

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]