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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]

Tiger boys fall to top-ranked 3-A hoops teams

Dec 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After losing at the buzzer on Friday, Lander was beaten soundly Saturday by Rawlins and 85-65 by Douglas

The top-ranked Class 3-A Wheatland ... [more]

Upton girls stronger in second half, defeat Shoshoni by 56-41 score

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Upton broke open a tight girls basketball game Thursday, outscoring the Shoshoni Wrangler girls 17-6 in the third quarter at Wrangler Gym.
Upton ... [more]

Low-scoring RHS girls fall to open GR tourney

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines dropped their first game of the Green River Flaming Gorge Classic Tournament, losing to Star Valley 45-34 Thursday ... [more]

Rally down the stretch gives Wolverine boys 53-47 win vs. Star Valley

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Brandon Fullerton and Chris Quayle teamed for the game's final six points to break a 47-47 tie and led the Riverton Wolverines boys basketball squad to a 53-47 ... [more]

Wranglers whip touted Upton

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Right after the game, coach Brady Slack said his Shoshoni Wranglers showed mental toughness in the final two quarters Thursday night to deliver a ... [more]

Unbeatens face off this week in Lander

Dec 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four undefeated teams meet in the Lander Classic boys basketball tournament Friday and Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Joining 3-0 Lander are ... [more]

Five county wrestlers champs to start mat season in Powell

Dec 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestlers brought home five individual titles on Saturday from a two-day Powell tournament.
Shoshoni heavyweight Galen LaGois and Wind ... [more]

RHS swimmers host big field as home season begins

Dec 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Separate meets are planned Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.

Swim teams from across Wyoming will join the Riverton Wolverines as ... [more]

Wrangler girls beat Saratoga for season's first win

Dec 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni girls and boys play four home games apiece in three days this week at the Wrangler Invitational.

The Shoshoni Wranglers recorded a 1-3 ... [more]

Wolverine basketball teams face 3-A/2-A foes on GR floor

Dec 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With their first week of games in the rear view mirror, the Riverton Wolverines and Lady Wolverines basketball teams hit the road for the first time this ... [more]

CWC women take team title at hoops tourney in San Diego

Dec 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers were clicking on offense on the way to winning three consecutive women's basketball games to claim a tournament title ... [more]

Even my two football-playing sons have doubts about the sport

Dec 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Combined participation among the four "big" sports is down 4 percent since 2008.

I watched more football, and enjoyed more football, this past ... [more]

Turner tops Evanston field at 152 to pace RHS mat performance

Dec 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the team standings, the Wolverines were sixth with 87 points.

T.J. Turner opened his senior wrestling season by taking an individual title ... [more]

Wranglers secure season's first win Friday in 62-30 demolition of Burns

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers walloped Burns 62-30 on Friday afternoon for their first boys basketball victory of the season.
The win came during the Burns Winter ... [more]

Tiger boys perfect in home tourney

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander overpowered Lyman, Kemmerer and Torrington.

An up-tempo style of basketball was on display from the Lander Valley High School Tigers on ... [more]

WIHS girls dominate in Friday win

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls rebounded from a close loss to Lovell on Thursday night with a 61-13 rout of Lodge Grass, Mont., in tournament play Friday in ... [more]

Two heartbreakers, one big win as Lander girls tip off year

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dropping a heartbreaking 76-74 decision Friday night in the final seconds to the Lyman Eagles in the girls basketball season opener, the Lander Valley ... [more]

Wolverine girls win two of three to start basketball season

Dec 14, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Bouncing back nicely after Thursday night's season-opening loss to Laramie, the Riverton Wolverine girls won two straight basketball games Friday and Saturday ... [more]

Chiefs scoring at high rate as boys hoops season begins

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Fans of the run-and-gun style of basketball had a treat Friday night in Billings, Mont., as Wyoming Indian outran Lame Deer, Montana 89-78 to advance to the ... [more]

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]