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Hinman, Miller grab buckles for Rustlers at Gillette rodeo

Mar 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC starts a three-day rodeo at Colorado State on Thursday.

Colton Miller and Danni Jo Hinman won different rodeo events for Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Full roster taking shape for Wolverine girls track team

Mar 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two state qualifiers return, and a promising group of freshmen excites coach Jorah Griffith.

Jensyn Pettit and Ashtyn Leisy are the top returning ... [more]

Wolverines host Worland soccer teams Friday, then hit Rock Springs Saturday

Mar 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Class 3-A Worland boys team (2-0-1) is ranked fourth in the first week of statewide media polling and are coming off a successful home jamboree last ... [more]

Cougar track teams welcome 41; boys in 2-A state chase again

Mar 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The oval at Leroy Sinner Field is full this spring, with 41 boys and girls out for Wind River High School track.¬† Cougar head coach Dirk Gosnell has 24 boys ... [more]

Duke is the pick to take NCAA hoops championship

Mar 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Battled tested and experienced.
Those are the two things I look at when I'm filling out my NCAA tournament bracket.
Predicting the winner in the NCAA ... [more]

Sobey's buzzer-beater keeps UW alive in CBI

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  His new nickname is "Big Shot."
That's because University of Wyoming junior guard Nathan Sobey hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Cowboys a 67-66 ... [more]

Good results in Lander for Riverton USA wrestlers

Mar 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jake Briggs called the performance by the Riverton USA wrestling club Saturday "dominating" in Lander.
Riverton won 21 brackets during the Tiger Tough ... [more]

For bracket assistance, I consult Ace the wonder dog

Mar 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  How's your bracket looking?
If you're like an estimated 45 percent of Americans, sometime between Sunday evening and today you've either printed out an NCAA ... [more]

Cowgirls to host Northern Colorado Thursday in WNIT

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls are back in postseason play. And they get to welcome some old friends in the process.
The Cowgirls were chosen for the ... [more]

Flannigan, Pearson all-region for Central Wyoming College

Mar 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College sophomores Armani Flannigan and Davion Pearson have received Region IX basketball postseason awards.
Flannigan was named to the ... [more]

Fresno escapes over Cowgirls

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Univers-ity of Wyoming sophomore Kayla Woodward is the Cowgirls' go-to player in game-winning situations. For Fresno State, it's junior Ki-Ki ... [more]

RHS boys see late goal erased, settle for 2-2 tie in opener

Mar 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in their season-opening match in Sheridan, Riverton Wolverine soccer players Tristan White and Logan Hartbank each scored goals, and White nearly added ... [more]

USA mat tournament draws 150 to fieldhouse

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wrestling coach Nick Fulton was busy Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
After completing a successful high school wrestling ... [more]

Savage takes shot put title in Casper, Thompson the 1,600

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County track and field athletes tasted early season success Saturday at the Glen Legler Memorial Invitational in Casper.
Riverton's Lane Savage won ... [more]

Registration this week for Lander baseball

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Chuck Carr is itching to get the baseball season started in Lander.
Carr has been elected as the president of the Lander Baseball Association this year. ... [more]

Soccer marathon ends in 0-0 tie for Wolverine girls

Mar 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Starting her first varsity game of the new season, freshman goalkeeper Natalie Lymburner made three athletic saves in overtime to preserve a 0-0 non-conference ... [more]

Riverton officials say 2-A hoops regional will stay, but the

Mar 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 2-A West regional boys and girls basketball tournament was the first of its kind in Wyoming to merge conferences into a regional concept. Prior to ... [more]

Tharp makes all-state for Dubois Rams

Mar 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois center Austin Tharp towered over his Class 1-A opponents this winter on the basketball court.
Tharp landed a spot on the Class 1-A boys basketball ... [more]

Experienced Wranglers set for track and field season

Mar 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Nearly a third of Shoshoni High School turned out for track this spring with 32 athletes vying for positions on the squad.† First-year head coach Brian Tucker ... [more]

First meet Saturday for Wolverine track athletes

Mar 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pieces are there for Riverton High School track and field co-head coaches Tawn Gopp and Jorah Griffith to mold the Wolverines into a competitive team in ... [more]

Lobos send Pokes home

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Larry Shyatt dropped to his knees at one point.
Shyatt was also seen with his hands behind his head in disbelief.
He yelled at his players and ... [more]

CWC rodeo teams back in saddle

Mar 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The spring season opens this weekend at the Gillette College Rodeo.

Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Drew Schrock has confidence the winter ... [more]

Wolverines hit soccer fields this weekend

Mar 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Clear the courts, and get the pitch ready.
Just days after the winter basketball season ended, the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls soccer teams battle ... [more]

Quayle, Webb all- state for Wolverines

Mar 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine seniors Seth Quayle and Xavier Webb have been named to the Wyoming Coaches Association all-state boys basketball first team.
Webb and ... [more]

Nance, Washington produce big games for UW in win vs. Nevada

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Injured, ill and frustrated before, Larry Nance Jr. and Leonard Washington felt better Tuesday.
So did the rest of the University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Riverton cheer squad second at state

Mar 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team was not the only RHS squad to come back to Riverton from Casper with hardware last week.
The Riverton High School ... [more]

Spoonhunter named Player of the Year

Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several other Fremont County players earned Class 2-A all-conference honors from the Southwest league.

Alvin Spoonhunter is now a two-time Class 2-A ... [more]

Brown of Wind River named top player

Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lexi Brown represents Wind River High School on the Class 2-A all-state girls basketball team.
Brown also was voted the Class 2-A Southeast player of the ... [more]

Pokes face Nevada in play-in game

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt described them as two different games, but he hopes for the same result the third time.Eighth seed UW (18-12 overall, ... [more]

Say it here and now: This was the best RHS hoops team ever

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is a rule somewhere that cheering is strictly forbidden in the writers area on press row. Those who know me understand that I can overlook that rule from ... [more]

Before Saturday, the RHS semifinal victory was an all-timer

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines took down top-ranked Gillette on the strength of an 18-2 fourth quarter, handing the Camels their first loss to a Wyoming team this season. ... [more]

Lander swim clubbers fifth at state winter meet

Mar 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Swim Club placed fifth Sunday at the Winter Short Course Championship in Laramie.
Landed scored 1,592.5 points in the three-day meet.
Gillette ... [more]

LVHS girls edged by Buffalo for consolation 3-A trophy

Mar 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Buffalo overcame 32 points from Lander Valley High School senior Shanda Post to escape †69-65†in the Class 3-A girls consolation championship game ... [more]

Tiger boys claim 3-A third place in victory over Cody

Mar 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lucas Watkins carried Lander Valley High School into the lead Saturday afternoon in the third-place Class 3-A boys basketball state tournament game ... [more]

Wolverines denied 4-A title

Mar 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton boys defeated by Evanston for state BB crown

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines, owners of the most wins in school history, wished they could ... [more]

Wolverines fall to Evanston in state championship game

Mar 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By Craig Blumenshine
Staff Writer

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines, owners of the most wins in school history, wished they could have carved just one ... [more]

Wolverines stun Gillette to advance to 4-A title game

Mar 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By Craig Blumenshine
Staff Writer

CASPER - The Riverton Wolverines stunned the top-ranked Gillette Camels 69-63 Friday night in the semifinals of the Class ... [more]

Lander shocks No. 1 Douglas, earns spot in 3-A semifinals

Mar 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lander Valley High School put on the full throttle from the opening minute Thursday afternoon and upset top-ranked Douglas 57-34 in the first round ... [more]

Riverton boys reach 4-A state semifinals

Mar 8, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:   The Wolverines thumped Cheyenne South 65-46 Thursday night at Casper College.

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines started strong, finished strong, ... [more]

No. 1 Douglas girls trounce Lander 56-28

Mar 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Douglas remains perfect in Class 3-A girls basketball.
The Lady Bearcats grabbed an early 19-3 lead after the first period on Thursday night and ... [more]