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Cowboys begin football practice for 2013 season

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Perfect weather welcomed the Wyoming Cowboys football team on Tuesday morning as they completed their first practice of fall camp. With temperatures in the ... [more]

Lander sprint triathlon coming Aug. 17; top men already in field

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ann Lehmkuhler is in the last stages of planning for the Lander Sprint Triathlon set for Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Lander Triathlon Club president is receiving ... [more]

Pavillion cowgirl signs with Gillette College rodeo team

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll set a pace in her high school career as one of the best cowgirls in the state.
The Pavillion pole bender and barrel racer is heading to Gillette ... [more]

Ragan, Tilden hired by LVHS

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fall sports for all Fremont County schools start on Monday, Aug. 19.

Lander Valley High School activities director Barry Scott hired two new head ... [more]

Off to see some big league ball, but where?

Aug 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If someone gave you a chance to go to any Major League baseball park, where would you go?
That's now my dilemma. How do I make a choice like that? I don't ... [more]

Rock Springs driver takes demo crown

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top local finisher was Kenny Smiley of Riverton, who took third place.

An overflowing crowd of demolition derby fans witnessed Pat Battalo from ... [more]

Raiders land one on all-district team

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Riverton Raider is a unanimous selection to the American Legion South district baseball team.
Baylor Beers was one of four unanimous picks for the ... [more]

Riverton team finishes 0-4 in fastpitch regional

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Yakima, Wash., Jaguars eliminated the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from the Under-18 Western ASA national tournament 7-6 on Friday in Salem, ... [more]

Lander runner-up at state girls U14 softball

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Improvement was shown in all areas of the game by a group of Lander softball players in the Under-14 division.
The Lander girls placed second at the recent ... [more]

Big names spiced up county fair rodeo

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former world champions were top attractions Monday and Tuesday nights at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Brothers Cody and Jesse ... [more]

Softball girls hit buzz saw in Oregon regional field

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball team lost a pair of games Thursday in the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, Ore.
A team from Salem, ... [more]

Smith named to Manning Award watch list for second consecutive year

Aug 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has been named to the 2013 Manning Award watch list. 
The announcement was made on Friday by the Manning ... [more]

Deep run for LL stars reflects team depth

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton finished second in the state tournament, its best finish in 27 years.

Riverton Little League all-star baseball manager Scott Fabricus knew ... [more]

California team handles Riverton on softball field

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A team from Oakland, Calif., blanked the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team 9-0 Wednesday in the first game of the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, ... [more]

World champ barrel racer rode in Riverton

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At age 54, Mary Walker is the No. 2-ranked racer again this season

World champion barrel racer Mary Walker has endured ups and downs in her rodeo ... [more]

Riverton team to national softball tournament

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team opened pool play with games on Wednesday.

The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from Riverton finished ... [more]

Krassin ties past world champ

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tuesday's performance wrapped up two nights of pro rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Lander cowboy Riley Krassin shared the steer wrestling ... [more]

County cagers score for both sides in North-South contest

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The South beat the North 85-77 on Saturday night.

Wyoming Indian High School boys basketball coach Craig Ferris drew up a good game plan to lift ... [more]

Volunteers do their good work everywhere you look

Jul 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seems like July may be the month of the volunteer. That's a good thing.
Everywhere we've turned this month, it has been refreshing to see folks helping folks. ... [more]

Past CWC cowboy leads at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day rodeo wraps up Tuesday night at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Two-time world saddle bronc champion Cody Wright made his 75-point ride ... [more]

Cowboys to wear new bucking horse logo helmet this year

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  There is some disagreement as to the horse and rider depicted in the famed silhouette, which appears on all Wyoming Cowboy uniforms.

LARAMIE -- The ... [more]

One-run loss at tournament ends Raiders' baseball season

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Raiders lost 13-12 to the Rawlins Generals on Friday afternoon in their American Legion baseball district tournament in Laramie.
Rawlins will ... [more]

After big victory to open state, Lander 9-10 stars go 0-2

Jul 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After picking up a 16-6 victory vs. Gillette on Wednesday, the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star team lost two straight baseball games to be eliminated from ... [more]

Hartpence wins Go FreCo triathlon title

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Molly Bockman of Boulder, Colo., won the women's division with a time of 1:13.08, ahead of Molly Varney of Laramie, who placed second with a time of ... [more]

Riverton second at state LL

Jul 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody ended Riverton's dream of winning a state Little League baseball championship Saturday for with a 13-11 win in the 11- and 12-year-old title game in ... [more]

Younger Lander all-stars get big win in opener

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament Wednesday in Laramie with a 16-6 victory against ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s bounce back; Lander 9-10s still alive at state Little League

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hayden Wempen and Jaren Draper combined to throw a two-hitter for the Riverton 11-and 12-year-old all-star baseball team on Thursday in a 6-1 victory over ... [more]

Raiders get win at district Legion to keep state prospects going

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders used the arm of Steven Reinig to produce an 8-5 win over the Rawlins Generals in the first game of the American Legion baseball district ... [more]

Autocross comes to CWC campus

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Autocross, a timed single-vehicle race on a closed course, was staged for the first time as a Riverton Rendezvous event at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Gillette comeback downs Riverton 12-year-olds

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is still alive in the double-elimination state tournament.

Gillette shocked Riverton, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning ... [more]

Lander 9-10s throttle Gillette at state LL

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament with a 16-6 victory against Gillette.
Wednesday's ... [more]

No champs from county group at NHSFR

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Three cowgirls and one cowboy from Fremont County participated last week in Rock Springs at the National High School Finals ... [more]

Cowboys picked to finish fourth in Mountain Div.

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming football team was picked to finish fourth in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference in the preseason poll of ... [more]

14-year-olds come up a run short at state semis

Jul 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the must-win game vs. Casper, Riverton was behind 7-0 before making a final push.

Riverton showed plenty of desire on Saturday in a tough 11-10 ... [more]

Triathlon and walk/run events coming this Saturday

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Participants can help with the reconstruction of the Darcie Zimmer memorial recreation trail in a 1K, 5K or 10K run or walk or a sprint triathlon this ... [more]

Riverton Little League drops first-round thriller

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Gillette downed Riverton 15-14 during the first round of Little League state tournament play Wednesday afternoon in Laramie.

Riverton scored 11 runs in the ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s open state Little League vs Gillette

Jul 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Deep pitching and powerful hitting have lifted the Riverton 11-and 12-year-old all-star team into the state baseball ... [more]

Raiders end regular season 10-32

Jul 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders split with the Casper Drillers to end the American Legion baseball regular season Saturday night at Roy Peck Field.
In the opener, ... [more]

Braun sets bad example for big leaguers

Jul 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Yankees manager Joe Girardi's message to kids Monday night was simple: "If you cheat, you will eventually get caught."
That message was echoed Saturday ... [more]

Lander downs Riverton 9-10 all-stars to claim championship

Jul 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The timely hits dropped for the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team in a 9-5 win over Riverton in the district championship game Saturday at the ... [more]