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Saltwater Classic this weekend, with $10,000 pro prize

May 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 54-hole tournament starts on Saturday morning and ends Monday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.

The prize money has doubled this year ... [more]

Idaho man to be new RHS head football coach

May 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and freshman science ... [more]

Little league fields get new grass

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Members of the Wyoming Division of Forestry Fire Wranglers from the Wyoming Honor Farm laid new grass at the Ron Saban Little League fields in Riverton earlier ... [more]

Rampage soccer team likely to vie for state U14 championship

May 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Rampage U14 boys soccer team heads into the Wyoming State Cup this weekend in Casper as a title contender.
The Rampage placed second May 11-12 at ... [more]

Wolverine girls land three on Class 4-A West all-league team

May 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Wolverines were placed on the Class 4-A West conference soccer squad.
Senior Karissa Kister and juniors Taylor Paskett-Krause and Maci Evans ... [more]

Four Wolverines make all-state soccer

May 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton Wolverines have been voted to the Class 4-A all-state soccer list announced Monday.
Michael Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan ... [more]

This isn't Grandma's kind of croquet game

May 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The description of the challenge sounds alluring: "an addictive game of skill and strategy" that is played on an outdoor and level lawn, not unlike a golf ... [more]

Lander quartet all in top 10 as Tigers win Cody golf

May 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers had four golfers in the top 10 to win the Cody Invitational tournament Friday, May 10, at the Olive Glenn Golf Course. ... [more]

Six apply for RHS grid coach

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Six candidates have applied to become Riverton High School's new head football coach after former coach Jeremy McCormick resigned this month.
Officials said ... [more]

LVHS girls take fourth at 3-A state tournament

May 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson beat Star Valley 2-0 in the title match. It was the first state soccer title appearance for Star Valley in school history.

JACKSON -- A 1-0 ... [more]

After good win to open state, Tiger boys drop remaining two games

May 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- The breaks and the bounces didn't go the right way for the Lander Valley High School Tigers Thursday at the Class 3-A state soccer tournament in ... [more]

Wolverine boys bounce back from opening loss to earn consolation title

May 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  ROCK SPRINGS -- A three-goal assault in the second half propelled the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team to the consolation championship at the Wyoming High ... [more]

Twin gold for countians at state track; Tiger relay wins

May 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a wild three days in Casper, with disqualifications, bouts of bad weather, falling hurdlers, slipping high jumpers, and injured runners ... [more]

Paskett-Krause, Evans named to 2nd-team all-state soccer

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  2013 4A Soccer All-State Team

Girls - 1st Team

Goal Keeper
Shayne Carter EAST, Kaitlyn Conley NC, Kacee Walsh CEN

Midfielders
Emma ... [more]

Jones, Ogg, Salisbury, White 1st team 4-A soccer all-state

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  2013 4A Soccer All-State Team - BOYS

Riverton players: 1st team: Mike Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan White. 2nd team: Aaron Nirider, Xavier ... [more]

Gold for county athletes at state track meet

May 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Sterling Baker of Dubois won the Class 1-A boys discus, and Jesse Hawk won the 2-A pole vault for Wind River.

CASPER -- The Wyoming state track meet ... [more]

Wolverine boys make consolation title game

May 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Laramie Plainsmen junior forward Blake Wright scored one first-half goal and added insurance in the 59th minute to end Riverton's hopes for ... [more]

RHS girls eliminated by Casper Natrona

May 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the fourth time this season, the Casper Natrona Fillies dominated the Riverton Lady Wolverines in girls soccer and won 5-0 in consolation play Friday at ... [more]

Lander in 3-A state soccer semis after 3-0 win over Powell

May 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- Kyle Leemon and Trapper Lee provided the scoring punch for the Lander Valley High School Tigers in a 3-0 win on Thursday afternoon vs. the Powell ... [more]

County competes at state track and field

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni junior Lawry Johnson, above right, led Wyoming Indian senior Alvin Spoonhunter early in the Class 2-A 3,200-meter run Thursday at the Wyoming state ... [more]

Top-seeded Laramie overpowers Wolverine girls 7-0 at state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines, the fourth seed from the Class 4-A West, fall to consolation play and battle the loser of the Casper Natrona vs. Cheyenne Central ... [more]

Thermopolis golfer wins Open qualifier at Riverton CC

May 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brant Kummerfeld took advantage of his familiarity with the Riverton Country Club on Wednesday, winning a U.S. Open qualifying round with a four-under par 68. ... [more]

Tiger girls grab overtime win to begin state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- Goalkeeper Ashlynn Schamber saved three shootout kicks Thursday for the Lander Valley High School Tigers, and her teammates blasted three dramatic ... [more]

Laramie boys down Riverton 2-0 at state soccer tourney

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  The Laramie Plainsmen scored one first half goal and added insurance in the 59th minute to effectively end Riverton's hopes for a boys Class 4-A soccer ... [more]

Eight Wolverines head to state track in Casper

May 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The three Riverton girls will compete in a combined five events.

The Riverton Wolverines are sending eight track and field athletes to the Class 4-A ... [more]

Lander boys, girls both seeded No. 1 at state soccer

May 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Lander Valley High School Tigers teams move into the Class 3-A soccer state tournament in Jackson with No. 1 seeds.
At 9 a.m. Thursday, the LVHS girls ... [more]

Many title contenders from county schools at state track

May 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Perhaps the process of fracking isn't that much different from the pressure high levels of competition can bring. Both processes bring out the best in their ... [more]

Wolverine boys a contender for state 4-A soccer trophy

May 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton girls open at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Both the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls soccer teams are on their way to the Wyoming high school ... [more]

Three Fremont County players in field for Open qualifier at Riverton course

May 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas and Easton Paxton are two Riverton golfers in the field for the U.S. Open qualifying round Wednesday at the Riverton Country Club.
Thomas played ... [more]

Request for 'mini' was a good sign for runner at regional track meet

May 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's venerable track coach, Chico Her Many Horses, often brings cultural and historical images to his runners.
If a WIHS Chief is on the track, ... [more]

Rafferty 'more and more excited' about CWC coaching job

May 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty has a plan of attack for keeping the Central Wyoming College men's basketball program at a high level.
Rafferty was named coach of the ... [more]

Battling injuries, RHS girls end fourth at regional soccer

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton opens state tournament play Thursday against Laramie.

Two Casper girls soccer teams knocked the Riverton Wolverines into the No. 4 state ... [more]

UW mat coach counting on Lander's Hanson

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming wrestling coach Mark Branch has plenty of complements for freshman heavyweight Jordan Hanson of Lander.
Hanson, a two-time Class 3-A ... [more]

Sixth place at 4-A West track for Wolverine boys and girls

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ashtyn Leisy of the Riverton Wolverines qualified for state in three events Friday and Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional meet in Casper.
The best ... [more]

Lander hosts big track regional

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The best weather of the season blessed the 29 boys and girls track teams that descended on Bill Bush Stadium in Lander Friday and Saturday for the West ... [more]

Tigers drub Rawlins, win conference soccer crown

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will have a No. 1 seed at the state tournament in Jackson.

After deadlocking Rawlins 1-1 in the first meeting, the Lander Valley High School ... [more]

After upset loss to Rock Springs, RHS boys third at 4-A West soccer

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs upset the top-seeded Riverton Wolverines 1-0 Friday night in the Class 4-A West regional boys semifinal soccer match in Evanston.
The Wolverines ... [more]

Proposed CWC plan would result in new athletic director

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees heard about plans to restructure the school's athletic department during a special budget session this ... [more]

Raiders get baseball season going at Green River

May 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Riverton Raiders baseball manager Brady Beers is putting his American Legion squad through the drills for a 46-game schedule this summer on the diamond. ... [more]

Wolverine girls win in overtime at West regional

May 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two late goals in the second overtime period from Taylor Paskett-Krause put the Riverton Wolverines over the Evanston Lady Red Devils 2-1 in the opening round ... [more]