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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]

Leseberg in contention for several titles at 1-A regional

May 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's Class 1-A girls are limited in number this season. Dubois, Western Heritage Lutheran Academy and St. Stephen's not fielding enough girls ... [more]

County teams fill up the field for regional track in Lander

May 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Technology has integrated track and field at a level challenged only by Major League Baseball when it comes to statistics.  The weather limited competition ... [more]

It is 4-A West regional time for RHS tracksters

May 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pace is going to pick up for the Riverton High School Wolverines girls and boys track and field teams Friday and Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

Riverton girls one win away from state soccer

May 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines already have two girls soccer victories over the Evanston Lady Devils this year in the Class 4-A West conference.
RHS is preparing ... [more]

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]