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Four from county win state wrestling championships

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Fremont County wrestlers are on top of the Wyoming wrestling world, winning individual state titles Saturday night at the Casper Events Center.
Dubois ... [more]

WIHS girls fall to Lovell in West final

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Lady Chiefs are back in the big dance after a one-year hiatus. Wyoming Indian took second in the Class 2-A West regional basketball tournament with a 59-47 ... [more]

Regional title to Chief boys

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS beat Big Piney in the tournament championship game 62-44 Saturday.

Wyoming Indian set the stage for another Class 2-A boys state title run ... [more]

Make it 18 state titles in a row for Lander Tiger boys

Mar 2, 2014 - By Judy Crawford:  GILLETTE -- The Lander Tigers won a remarkable 18th consecutive Class 3-A swim state championship Friday.
Lander scored 274 points in the team race for the ... [more]

Lovell girls corral SHS

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top-seeded Lovell girls got their offense going from the start to roll past the Shoshoni Wranglers 62-21 in a first-round game during the Class 2-A West ... [more]

Comeback win for St. Stephen's girls Thursday in 1-A tournament

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster ride for the St. Stephen's girls in opening round Class 1-A West girls basketball action Thursday at Lander Valley High School. 
The ... [more]

Shaky third quarter dooms Cougar boys twice

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The third period was Wind River's nemesis with poor performances in both its 2-A West regional contests.
Wind River played even for a half with second seeded ... [more]

Chief girls whip Kemmerer, reach semis

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advanced to a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal matchup with the Kemmerer Rangers after cruising to a 67-44 win over Thermopolis in opening round Class ... [more]

Evanston refuses to play RHS on Saturday; games moved to Monday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's boys and girls basketball regular-season finales against Evanston have been postponed from Saturday evening to Monday because of pending weather ... [more]

Wind River girls down Greybull, earn semifinal tournament slot Friday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A big step toward the state tournament was taken Thursday by the Wind River Lady Cougars in a 65-57 win against Greybull in the opening round of the Class 2-A ... [more]

Seesaw game tips late for Rams in 1-A first rounder 

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a game of surges Thursday night, with Dubois taking the final one to edge Encampment 65-58 in Class 1-A West regional tournament play at Lander Valley ... [more]

Chiefs wallop Thermop 78-34 to open regional

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After trailing early, WIHS allowed the Bobcats just 12 points in the second half.

Tournament jitters are a common theme, even for teams as familiar ... [more]

Nance set for knee surgery

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming junior forward Larry Nance Jr. will undergo knee surgery on March 5 in Laramie.
Nance tore the anterior cruciate ligament in ... [more]

Cowgirls pound Air Force 73-32

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- University of Wyoming junior Kaitlyn Mileto got a personal milestone out of the way early Wednesday at Air Force.
The Cowgirls ... [more]

Rustler women in Rock Springs, men in Colorado for postseason

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg and men's coach Pat Rafferty will be in different states during their respective Region IX ... [more]

Laramie meet on tap for indoor tracksters

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of indoor track meets is left on the schedule for the Riverton Wolverines.
Riverton is slated to compete in a meet Friday at the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Four RHS swimmers, plus relay teams head to 4-A state swim meet in Gillette

Feb 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Four Riverton Wolverine boys swimmers will compete in individual events at the Wyoming Class 4-A swimming and diving state meet Friday and Saturday in ... [more]

State wrestling starts Friday; all county teams sending competitors

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The grueling season for Fremont County wrestlers wraps up Friday and Saturday at the state high school tournament in Casper.
The Riverton Wolverines, Lander ... [more]

Austin produces fastest time in state during classic race

Feb 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The best individual finish from the Lander Tigers at the state Nordic ski meet at Cody came from Louisa Austin in both races.
Austin opened up the two days of ... [more]

Wyoming comes up two points short in setback to Air Force

Feb 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nathan Sobey did just about everything he could to will the depleted University of Wyoming Cowboys to a win Tuesday night against Air Force on a snowy night in ... [more]

County wrestlers make podium in 2-A regional

Feb 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni, Dubois and Wind River all won individual wrestling championships Saturday at the Class 2-A West regionals in Lovell.
Connor Wilkinson captured his ... [more]

On senior night, Riverton boys wallop Green River

Feb 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead and easily defeated the Green River Wolves 59-34 Tuesday evening at Wolverine Gym. It ... [more]

2-A regional starts Thursday; Chief boys the favorites

Feb 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 2-A West Regional often is considered the best high school basketball tournament in Wyoming, including the state championships the following weekend ... [more]

Wolverine girls hand 46-27 defeat to GR

Feb 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Saturday's home game against Evanston finishes the regular season.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls basketball team started Tuesday's Class 4-A ... [more]

Cold start dooms Dubois girls in 'pigtail' hoops loss

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In the other pigtail game, it was the Sothwest winning again, as Farson-Eden outlasted Ten Sleep 36-30.

It was a quick exit for the Dubois Lady Rams ... [more]

In Wyoming, UW Cowboy sports matter to just about everybody

Feb 25, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While producing a segment for Wyoming PBS's "Capitol Outlook" last week, I began this way: "When it comes to the University of Wyoming, sports matter."
A ... [more]

Eagles drop play-in game to HEM

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Eagles exited the Class 1-A tournament much earlier than they wished Monday afternoon in a 70-57 loss to Hanna Elk Mountain, the No. 5 seed ... [more]

Holcomb second, three other Wolverines third at West regional wrestling

Feb 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler Chris Holcomb put himself in a good spot for the state tournament, placing second in the 182-pound bracket at the Class 4-A West ... [more]

Cougar girls wrap up No. 2 regional slot in beating WIHS

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River and Wyoming Indian determined the final seeding for the Class 2-A Southwest in a classic battle Friday night in Pavillion on the last ... [more]

Rustler women top Sheridan; men end regular year with loss

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coming next up for the CWC teams is the Region IX tournament.

Freshman McKenley Hellstern sealed victory for the Central Wyoming College Lady ... [more]