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Wolverine boys seeded No. 1 for West regional

May 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Leading goal scorer Tristan White won't play this weekend because of a hockey obligation.

Momentum is rolling in a positive way for the Riverton ... [more]

CWC names Rafferty to take over basketball program

May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College has hired Pat Rafferty to be the next head men's basketball coach for the 2013-14 season.
The announcement came on Wednesday morning. ... [more]

RHS girls play Thursday

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton middle fielder Rachel Graham watched as teammate Andrea Roseno kicked the ball up the field during early season play at Wolverine Field. The ... [more]

Never forget the great RHS sports season now concluding

May 7, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I try to ride my Honda Ruckus scooter as often as I can. In fact, at The Ranger, there are now four of us who have scooters that we sometimes use for our ... [more]

Three Rustlers earn spots in College National Finals Rodeo

May 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Colton Miller won his second consecutive saddle bronc regional title for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the final regular season rodeo Sunday in ... [more]

Parents invited to participate in p.e. challenge at Rendezvous

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Parents of Rendezvous Elementary School students in Riverton are invited to the school the week of May 6-10 to participate in physical education classes that ... [more]

One win, one loss for RHS soccer girls in regular season ends

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After playing what Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer coach Tanya Santee called "a really bad game" Friday in an 8-1 loss at Green River, Riverton bounced back to ... [more]

Tiger girls win conference soccer crown with routs of Rawlins and Torrington

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ella Welsh paced the offensive charge for the Lander Tigers with two goals Friday afternoon in a 4-0 home girls soccer victory over Torrington.
Combined with ... [more]

County teams take two of top three spots in boys track at Meeteetsee

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars outlasted a field of 11 teams to capture the Meeteetse Invitational boys team track and field title Friday afternoon.
WRHS scored 137 ... [more]

Plenty of medals for local athletes Saturday at damp Shane Brock

May 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was perfect weather if you were a southbound Canada goose, but cold temperatures and intermittent spells of light to moderate rainfall made conditions for ... [more]

RHS boys get kick out of conference soccer title

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the third conference championship of the 2012-13 sports season for a Riverton boys team.

With the Class 4-A West conference soccer title on the ... [more]

After Jackson loss, LVHS boys crush Torrington

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers quickly shook off a boys soccer loss to Jackson Tuesday by blasting Torrington 6-0 Friday night at home.
Jackson pulled ... [more]

Little League opens in Riverton

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Tryston Truempler of the Cubs in the minor division of Riverton Little League smacked the baseball Thursday in the first game of the season at Ron Saban ... [more]

'42' is a great movie both for sports and for history

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The movie "42" captured my heart in more ways than one on Thursday night.
After trying to get my wife to attend the sports movie with me for almost two ... [more]

Rustler cowboys, cowgirls in chase for CNFR

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pressure is on for Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Blaine Mathews to deliver Friday through Sunday at the University of Wyoming rodeo in Laramie. ... [more]

McCormick 'treated fairly'

May 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The departing RHS football coach wished the best to the Wolverines after guiding the team to an 18-27 record, a 1-4 playoff record, and the 2012 Class 3-A ... [more]

Boys play at 5 p.m. Friday - league title on the line

May 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With renewed hope for a Class 4-A West conference championship at stake, the Riverton Wolverines will try to claw their way to the league title with their ... [more]

Two state wrestling champions for Riverton at USA tournament

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton USA wrestlers won individual state titles at the Casper Events Center in the folkstyle and freestyle brackets.
Wesley Briggs took the top ... [more]

Ten more teams in Riverton Little League this year

May 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mother Nature postponed the first pitch of the season Wednesday night in the Riverton Little League baseball when another spring snowstorm hit Fremont County. ... [more]

Jackson soccer teams down Lander boys and girls

May 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson High School won a pair of 2-1 soccer matches Tuesday afternoon against the Lander Valley High School Tigers in chilly conditions at Lander.
In the ... [more]

Wolverines top field in home track meet

May 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts qualified for the Class 4-A state track and field meet Tuesday for the Riverton Wolverines after sprinting to a time of 11.26 in the 100 meters. ... [more]

Larry Choiunard leading final Close Up trip to Washington

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  We usually reserve this space for sports stories and opinions. But equally important in many students' high school careers (and college careers, for that ... [more]

Fullerton's third in high jump tops for county at track classic

Apr 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School bosted a small meet Tuesday afternoon and evening at Wolverine Track.

Five Fremont County athletes placed in different events ... [more]

Girls score four goals in strong conference win over Rock Springs

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With two late goals by Taylor Paskett-Krause, the Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer team beat the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 4-2 in a makeup match Monday evening at ... [more]

Boys stifle RS Tigers; 4-A West title still up for grabs

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the choice of taking the wind in the first or second half, the Riverton Wolverine boys decided to open with the wind at their backs, scored three ... [more]

Riverton girls suffer second loss to Casper school in same week, 5-1 to Kelly Walsh

Apr 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Little went right for the Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team Saturday at Wolverine Field in a 5-1 loss to the Casper Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans.
Riverton's ... [more]

Many medals for county tracksters in Thermopolis as mild weather arrives

Apr 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  THERMOPOLIS -- Perfect conditions greeted athletes from 23 schools Friday afternoon in Thermopolis for the  annual Bobcat Twilight Invitational.  With ... [more]

Riverton boys edged 1-0 by KW in key conference soccer matchup

Apr 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines had planned to play a Wednesday makeup match against Lander, but that game has now been cancelled, according to the RHS activities ... [more]

QBs shine in spring game for Cowboys

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboy football team concluded its 2013 spring football practices with the annual Spring Game on Saturday. 
On a beautiful day, with temperatures ... [more]

Girls fall to Jackson in similar way, then split weekend pair against Park County teams

Apr 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School lost a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Jackson Tuesday in a Class 3-A girls soccer showdown in Teton County.
Jackson scored in the ... [more]

Winning ways continue for Lander booters

Apr 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers shook off a tough loss to Jackson on Tuesday by ringing up two resounding victories Friday and Saturday against Powell and Cody.
Playing on ... [more]

State puts St. Stephen's on sports probation due to incidents involving fans

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  St. Stephen's High School sports programs have been put on probation for one academic year by the Wyoming High School Activities Association.
The probation ... [more]

Riverton girls fall 4-1 to Natrona in road match

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Casper Kelly Walsh at noon Saturday.

You have to do the small things right and, Thursday evening in Casper, the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Lindley presents case to stay as CWC coach

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Interim Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley has been on the job since October, guiding the Rustlers to a 23-7 record this season on ... [more]

Hat trick for Hartbank in 4-0 RHS win

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines boys moved into a second-place tie in the Class 4-A West soccer conference.

Playing against an overly aggressive defense, the ... [more]

Savage, Fullerton and Leisy head to Track Classic

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The track meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. at Harry Geldein Stadium in Casper.

Three Riverton High School track and field athletes have ... [more]

Public meets CWC coaching candidate

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty is a Wyoming native with 33 years of coaching experience.

Pat Rafferty wants to bring his junior college men's basketball head coaching ... [more]

CWC's Flannigan set to play next season at University of North Texas

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of North Texas men's basketball coach Tony Benford is confident Central Wyoming College sophomore Armani Flannigan won't have any trouble fitting ... [more]

Riders compete in Ready to Ride event

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Evan Wilhelm of Lance Creek took his turn on a bull Saturday during the three-day Ready to Ride, Rope Your Dreams bull riding workshop for fifth- through ... [more]

Post signs to play at Casper College

Apr 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shanda Post is moving on to Casper College in her basketball career.
Post made it official last week when she signed a national letter of intent to play ... [more]