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Bohl hired as new UW football coach

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Craig Bohl isn't leaving behind the cold and snow in taking over the Wyoming football program after 11 years at North Dakota State. He is moving up a level in ... [more]

Wind River drops all three at Big Horn County tourney

Dec 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tough opening weekend for the Wind River Cougars at the North Big Horn County Shootout played in Greybull and Burlington. The Cougars dropped all ... [more]

Two heartbreakers for RHS girls in three games at Cheyenne Invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second time in their young season, the Riverton Lady Wolverines had a lead in the second half and a chance when the final buzzer sounded but couldn't ... [more]

LVHS girls go 1-3 at their home invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lander Valley High School girls basketball team salvaged the weekend with a 57-37 victory Saturday night over Glenrock night at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

North Dakota State coach set to take UW job

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Craig Bohl, coach of the two-time defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion North Dakota State Bison, will be announced Sunday as the next ... [more]

Wolverines win slow-down game vs. Cheyenne Central to gain season's first win

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team continued play at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball tournament Friday and Saturday and split their final two ... [more]

Rustlers 2-0 in Region IX after Dawson victory

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC enters the Christmas break with an 8-6 record.

The most important men's basketball game of the weekend went the way for Central Wyoming College ... [more]

CWC women nearly upset nationally-ranked Western

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Rustlers also lost to Dawson Community College 71-52 on Friday night in a Region IX game.

Nationally ranked Western Nebraska sneaked out of ... [more]

Tiger boys roar to 3-0 start

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At their home invitational Lander beat Worland, Douglas and Glenrock.

Two convincing wins started the boys basketball season for the Lander Valley ... [more]

Craig Bohl from NDSU reportedly next Wyoming football coach

Dec 7, 2013 - Staff:  KFGO (Fargo, ND) reports on their website, "Wyoming will announce North Dakota State's Craig Bohl Sunday as its new head coach, a source told CBS ... [more]

Lander wresters start year in Powell

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A strong junior class headlines the Lander Valley High School Tigers wrestling team this year.
Coach Nick Fulton is putting his Tigers through early-morning ... [more]

First meet for Lander ski team postponed

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers finally got to practice on snow for the first time this week. Lander started practice last month for the ski season.

Lander Valley High ... [more]

Senior leadership a strength for Cougar wrestlers this season

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors are settling into the leadership roles for the Wind River Cougars this wrestling season.
The 12th-graders are Dalton Perkins, Charles Oldman, ... [more]

Wolverine boys fade late in hoops opener, fall to Colorado squad

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines opened their 2013-14 basketball campaign with a 62-43 loss to Thompson Valley, Colo., at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball ... [more]

Riverton girls edged by one point in Cheyenne by Windsor, Colo., team

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Trailing by three points at halftime, the Riverton High School girls basketball team exploded to outscore Windsor (Colo.) 16-3 in the third quarter but ... [more]

Cowgirls miss pullling off win vs. ranked CU basketball

Dec 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (4-2 overall) battled down to the final minute but fell short 63-59 against the 11th/17th ranked Colorado Buffaloes, on ... [more]

Tigers host Lander tournament

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two straight days of high school basketball games will be played at different gyms in Lander this Friday and Saturday to open the Tiger season.
The games are ... [more]

RHS wrestlers build 'from ground up' in new season

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jay Galey has installed a new motto this year for the Riverton Wolverines: Get better every day in wrestling practice.
After almost three weeks of ... [more]

Wranglers put powerful wrestling team on mats

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni is ranked No. 4 in Class 2-A preseason polling.

The Shoshoni High School Wranglers made excellent strides last year, placing fifth at the ... [more]

CWC women get first home game Friday vs. Dawson

Dec 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After playing their first eight games on the road, the Central Wyoming College women's basketball team opens the home season at 5:30 p.m. Friday vs. Dawson ... [more]

Former Cowboy wideout a good candidate to replace Christensen

Dec 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With the firing of University of Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen on Sunday, the pressure is on athletic director Tom Burman.
Burman has the task ... [more]

RHS basketball teams open Thursday in Cheyenne

Dec 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both teams are set for three games at the Cheyenne Invitational.

A frosty trip to Cheyenne will mark the beginning of the basketball season for the ... [more]

Cowboys end season with loss at USU

Dec 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Cowboys went out with a whimper.
Between the first and second quarter on Saturday, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman and Utah State athletic director ... [more]

Small-school all-state FB lists feature county names

Dec 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 1-A 11-man all-state football team has been announced, with four players from Fremont County making the elite list.
Coaches nominated and voted for ... [more]

Hartbank, Patterson top RHS postseason football awards

Dec 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both were named Class 3-A all-state, and five more Wolverines earned all-conference honors.

Riverton Wolverines Logan Hartbank and Bo Patterson have ... [more]

Bell gets activities director honor in state vote

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell has risen to the top in his line of work.
Bell was named the middle school director of the year last ... [more]

Olympians share tips, training with Lander swimmers at clinic

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sixth-grader Ryan Brinda counted down the days for a month before United States Olympic swimmers Misty Hyman and Karlee Bispo gave a clinic on Saturday ... [more]

Pre-league tournaments the way of the world in high school hoops

Nov 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  High school basketball is just a week away, and scheduling changes are evident across the four classifications in Wyoming.
December used to be reserved for ... [more]

Pokes go cold late in Ohio State setback

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team was within one point ... [more]

'Towel time' was fun time on the swim bus

Nov 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Readers know that each week I sign off this column with, "Go Big Red".
And then I chuckle. Out loud.
While I hope that "Go Big Red" encourages our Riverton ... [more]