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Riverton eighth-graders go 19-0 on hardwood

Apr 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Eight Riverton eighth-graders finished their basketball season with a 19-0 record. This spring, Riverton won tournaments in Billings, Mont., Gillette, ... [more]

County has several at top of high school rodeo tally

Apr 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County rodeo athletes are near the top of the standings in several events heading into the spring season.
Teal Soll of Pavillion is leading the pole ... [more]

CWC women second in Torrington chutes; Miller gets a buckle

Apr 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shaylee Hance is comfortably in second place in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings after winning the goat-tying title at the Eastern Wyoming College ... [more]

Shakeup in RHS football coaching ranks puzzling

Apr 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's fourth and long for the Riverton Wolverine football team.
Continuing with a gridiron metaphor, it seems like the program -- after a successful regular ... [more]

Lindley seeks permanent CWC hoops post

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 24-year-old coach was elevated to the head men's position at the college just before the 2012-13 season began.

Central Wyoming College men's ... [more]

Cowboys hold first scrimmage

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboys concluded their second week of spring football on Friday devoting the last hour of practice to scrimmaging for the first time this spring. ... [more]

Big day for Leisy with three wins on home track

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ashtyn Leisy recorded the best performance of her career, winning three individual titles Saturday during the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet ... [more]

Hedges soars 20-2, wins Peck long jump

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School sophomore Jaxon Hedges moved into Class 3-A state title contention with his showing Saturday in the long jump at the Roy Peck ... [more]

2-A schools take team titles at Roy Peck Invite; SHS, Wind River win

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River boys and the Shoshoni girls won the team titles Saturday at the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet.
The two Class 2-A schools ... [more]

Riverton youth soccer starts Sunday

Apr 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Rampage competitive soccer teams are gearing up for the two month spring season.
Riverton will field U14, U12 and U10 teams.
The U14 and U10 ... [more]

White scores two for RHS in loss to Mustangs

Apr 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER - Close counts in horseshoes. But not in soccer.
With a regenerated offensive attack, the Riverton Wolverines generated solid shots on goal but hit the ... [more]

Fillies step up in second, defeat RHS 3-0

Apr 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School defender pulls hamstring in the first half and is forced to sit out the second.

Riverton High School kept Casper Natrona ... [more]

Reservation getting an American Legion team

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mike Broadhead is moving ahead with his idea of having an American Legion baseball team for players from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The Riverton ... [more]

RHS athletes ready to take spotlight at Roy Peck meet

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Events begin at 9 a.m. and should be finished by 5 p.m. at Wolverine Field.

The Wyoming high school track and field season is less than a month old, ... [more]

RHS alumna enjoying fast-pitch club at UW

Apr 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hannah Soll developed a passion for playing on the diamond when she was on the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fast-pitch team in high school.
Soll, now a ... [more]

RHS coming off losses to play Casper Natrona

Apr 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Although most Riverton High School students are on spring break, the RHS boys and girls soccer teams have been on the pitch and are set to play Thursday.
The ... [more]

I should have gone with Big East

Apr 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  My NCAA men's bracket for the tournament is finished, which is bad, considering the Final Four hasn't even started.
Even worse, I filled out two brackets ... [more]

Casey at the Bat takes spotlight on the diamond

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at ... [more]

Miller takes regional lead in saddle bronc competition

Apr 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After the Torrington rodeo, the Rustlers will compete in the Casper College rodeo.

Colton Miller and Cooper Clemens placed high for Central Wyoming ... [more]

CWC women win title at Colorado State rodeo

Apr 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett won her first women's rodeo all-around title this year on Saturday at the Colorado State event.
Burnett piled up 215 points for the Central ... [more]

Tiger boys battle Rawlins to 1-1 tie on windy day

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School scored in the final minute of regulation Thursday night at Rawlins in a conference boys soccer match, then the two squads went ... [more]

LVHS girls rout Rawlins by 4-0 mark

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander, now 2-0 in conference play, had 29 shots on goal in the first 40 minutes, with only one going into the net.

Junior Codi Swenson started off ... [more]

21-win season earns Walker the Coach of Year nod

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Numbers don't lie.
Coach Justin Walker guided the Wind River girls team to a 21-9 record this past season.
The record landed the Wind River Lady Cougars a ... [more]

Shanda Post of Lander is girls Player of the Year

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shanda Post was a nightmare for opponents this year on the basketball court.
Post finished the season as the second-leading scorer in the Class 3-A division ... [more]

Wolverine mentor is boys Coach of the Year

Mar 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Dick Quayle, who led the Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team to the most single-season wins in school history, has been named the Fremont County boys ... [more]

Riverton big man is Player of the Year in boys hoops

Mar 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By all accounts, Riverton Wolverine Seth Quayle was one Wyoming's top basketball big men this season.
The 6-foot-5 senior led the state in rebounding and ... [more]

Wolverine boys suffer first loss of soccer season, 1-0 to Gillette

Mar 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton stands 1-1-2 on the soccer season

Playing without much enthusiasm Thursday afternoon against a quality team, the Riverton High School boys ... [more]

Speedy Gillette girls down Riverton 2-0 in Thursday soccer match

Mar 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines made a long, one-day trip to Gillette and fell Thursday to the Lady Camels 2-0 in a Class 4-A non-conference soccer match.
With ... [more]

Good weather, good performances at WR track

Mar 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Weather for the 54th Wind River Track Invitational will be ranked among the best ever to bless a March track meet in Wyoming. With temperatures in ... [more]

Little League gearing up for 2013 season

Mar 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the district tournament in July.

Riverton Little League baseball president Jason Muehler believes this year is going to be a ... [more]

Christensen ups offensive tempo during spring football practice

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Tempo. Tempo. Tempo.
It's a common buzz phrase in football.
And Wyoming football -- and by proxy -- head coach Dave Christensen have both caught the ... [more]

RHS track teams best Lander in early dual meet

Mar 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The meet was Riverton's second of the season, Lander's first.

Ashtyn Leisy captured three individual track and field titles to pace the Riverton ... [more]

Wind River hosting track invitational Thursday

Mar 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's the oldest regular-season track meet in Wyoming, dating back to 1959.  The name has changed over the years from the Morton Invitational during the 1960s ... [more]

Stauffenberg places third at regional Hoop Shoot contest

Mar 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Demi Stauffenberg has the eye of a top-notch free throw shooter.
The Riverton 9-year-old recently won the local and state Elks Hoop Shoot contest to advance ... [more]

RHS girls fall 3-0 to Kelly Walsh on road

Mar 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans scored three times in the first half, twice from distance, to beat Riverton 3-0 and give the Lady Wolverines (1-1-1, 0-1 Class 4-A ... [more]

Wolverines frustrated by tie with Kelly Walsh

Mar 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Moments after Riverton's Tuesday evening boys soccer match with the Kelly Walsh Trojans, RHS head coach Erly Cornejo gathered his players on the pitch and told ... [more]

Consider a shot clock for Wyoming prep hoops

Mar 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's time for the Wyoming High School Activities Association to get serious about a shot clock for high school basketball.
Eight states use the shot clock, ... [more]

Firefighters duel in annual charity basketball game

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Lander firefighter Ian Kraft, left, reached for the rebound against Riverton fireman Ian Kath during Saturday's third annual Lander-Riverton volunteer ... [more]

Light turnout for WIHS boys track; girls have 20

Mar 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A light turnout for the Wyoming Indian boys this season puts just six athletes in the familiar red, white and blue uniform for venerable head coach Chico Her ... [more]

We've made the most of poor Little League site; now it's time to do better

Mar 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If I were planning new Little League baseball fields in Riverton, just about the last place I would build them is where our fields -- the Ron Saban Little ... [more]