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SHS, WRHS back on mats

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers, Moorcroft and Cokeville have emerged as title contenders in the Class 2-A wrestling division.
Shoshoni starts January as the ... [more]

Wranglers get back to action in games vs. two cross-county rivals

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of Fremont County basketball opponents are on the schedule for the Shoshoni High School Wrangler basketball programs as the season resumes after ... [more]

RHS hosts Strannigan invite Thursday-Saturday

Jan 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's varsity boys and girls play Sheridan, Laramie and Cheyenne South.

After nearly two weeks of a holiday break, the Riverton High School ... [more]

Lander wrestlers to Utah for big tournament

Jan 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trip to the Tournament of Champs begins the January schedule for the Lander Valley High School Tigers on the wrestling mats.
Lander coach Nick Fulton is ... [more]

Rustler women 0-3 in conference after road loss to Western Wyo

Jan 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg knows it's must for his players to have a short-term memory after a 71-46 loss to ... [more]

First home basketball games for Wolverines are a long time coming

Jan 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Finally. The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams find a set of home games on their schedule after boarding the big yellow buses and logging ... [more]

UW comes up short at Nevada

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sophomore guard Josh Adams led three Cowboys in double-figures with 15 points, but the University of Wyoming men's basketball team lost a tightly-contested ... [more]

Short-handed CWC men fall to Western

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several Rustlers missed the game on a suspension for violating team rules.

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty dressed only ... [more]

After 0-3 start, Wind River girls have piled up nine straight wins

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Cougars are fresh off a victory in the title game of the Fremont County Shootout.

Coach Justin Walker and his Wind River Lady Cougars ... [more]

Lander boys carry strong start into meat of the season

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers host conference foes Star Valley and Jackson this weekend.

Rebounding the basketball and playing an up-tempo style are two strengths for ... [more]

Break over for CWC cage teams; back to court in Rock Springs

Jan 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 6-7 overall record was earned by the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team in the first 13 games on the schedule.
The Rustlers get back ... [more]

RHS wrestlers overpower Casper Natrona

Jan 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton dominated in its first home matches of the season.

Five pivotal pins by the Riverton Wolverines were the difference in a 48-23 conference ... [more]

Matsen's top-10 races pace Wolverine swimmers at two meets in Laramie pool

Jan 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Riverton High School swimmers competed in a pair of meets over the holiday break in Laramie.
The Wolverines participated Friday, Dec. 27, at the Laramie ... [more]

Home wrestling debut Thursday for Riverton

Jan 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dealing with early season injuries, the Riverton High School Wolverines wrestling team is slated to be at full strength Thursday night in the home opener ... [more]

Tiger swim team streak voted top county sports story

Dec 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The amazing Class 3-A state-championship swimming streak by the Lander Valley High School Tigers is the No. 1 2013 sports story in Fremont County.
Lander is ... [more]

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith to enter NFL draft

Dec 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has decided he will forego his final season at Wyoming and enter the NFL Draft, UW announced on Friday evening. He ... [more]

Wolverines shoot Laramie out of their own gym, win 69-52

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton guards Chris Quayle, Austin Patterson and Brandon Fullerton combined for 52 points, and RHS shot 17-17 from the free throw line.

LARAMIE -- ... [more]

Tiger skiers face best in region at two-day event in Jackson

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School Nordic skiers competed against the best the western United States had to offer in a race in Jackson.
The two-day event took place ... [more]

Wind River takes girls crown at Shootout

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Lady Cougars ended a busy two days on the basketball court, celebrating a 62-50 victory over Wyoming Indian High School on Saturday night in ... [more]

RHS girls get second straight victory, 51-33 over Laramie

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton won't play again until Jan. 9.

LARAMIE -- Call it a mini-streak. Call it a statement. Call it whatever you want, but the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Chiefs roll through field Friday, Saturday for shootout title win

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more lopsided victories were collected Friday and Saturday by the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs at the Fremont County Shootout boys basketball ... [more]

Chiefs hot from outside in 89-52 Shootout win Friday against Saratoga

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- The Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs dialed up eight first half 3-pointers on their way to an easy 89-52 victory Friday over the Saratoga Panthers ... [more]

Cougars post 87 points on Eagles

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- In a battle of two Fremont County boys basketball teams searching for a much-needed victory, the Wind River Cougars delivered Friday morning in an ... [more]

Chiefs host six-team Shootout starting Friday

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first day will be used for pool play. The second day will have the semifinals and title games slated for WIHS gym. The first game will be played at 8:30 ... [more]

Wolverines grapple to bracket crown at Worland tournament

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines won the silver bracket division on Saturday at the Battle of the Big Horn dual wrestling tournament in Worland.
In the early duals of ... [more]

Douglas knocks off Lander boys in overtime contest

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas snapped the Lander Valley High School Tigers seven-game winning streak in a 59-52 overtime victory on Saturday night in the final game of the Douglas ... [more]

Small RHS team showed well at home swimangler wrestlers at Wright Duals

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Erik Horyza lost the 50-yard freestyle in a photo finish.

Erik Horyza chased down a runner-up finish Saturday in the 50-yard freestyle at the ... [more]

Another win for Wrangler wrestlers at Wright Duals

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers captured the Wright Duals wrestling tournament, completing the one-day tournament undefeated.
The Wranglers defeated Wright 42-29 in ... [more]

Three straight wins for WR girls, at home, two by huge margins

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a sweeps week of sorts for the Wind girls this weekend. They blew through Class 2-A Northwest competition at home Friday and Saturday. The Lady Cougars ... [more]

Cougar boys win tingler over Tongue River, also beat Wright

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tale from the land of the 3-point shot this weekend for the Wind River boys, who finished 2-1 in the Foothills Classic this weekend in Pavillion. ... [more]