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Four-game homestand this week for Raiders

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It begins with a doubleheader Thursday against Green River.

After losing four games at the Powell tournament, the Riverton Raiders will host four ... [more]

Braves, Orioles set for Little League title game; Tigers, Giants match up in Minors

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Braves and the Orioles locked up spots in the Riverton Little League major division baseball championship with victories on Monday night.
In one of the ... [more]

Sheridan golfer takes amateur crown on playoff birdie

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sara Bowman defeated Sydney Gunn on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the 92nd Wyoming women's amateur title.
Bowman is from Sheridan. Gunn will be a ... [more]

Early commitment to one sport short-changes kids

Jun 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Bouncing off the train and walking into Target Field in Minneapolis on Saturday, the two brothers in front of us wore jerseys of their baseball heroes.
One ... [more]

Burnett ninth, Krassin 12th on final CNFR list

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett finished ninth in the goat tying standings for Central Wyoming College in the finals of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. ... [more]

Pokes set to air on ROOT SPORTS this fall

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Mountain West Conference and ROOT SPORTS announced Thursday that eight Mountain West games will be televised by ROOT Sports during the 2014 college ... [more]

CWC cowgirl, Lander native advance to finals at CNFR

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was fifth going into the finals in goat tying; Riley Krassin was placed 11th in steer wrestling in Casper.

Kaylee Burnett and Riley ... [more]

Braves edge Rockies for perfect season

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The team is the No. 1 seed in the annual Little League postseason tournament.

The Braves of the Riverton Little League major division won the regular ... [more]

LVHS hires Rounds as new head football coach

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Rounds has been hired to replace Doug Hughes as the head football coach for the Lander Valley High School Tigers.
Hughes has stepped into the LVHS ... [more]

Berg named Golf Coach of the Year

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Terry Berg was shocked.
The longtime Lander Valley High School golf coach said he couldn't believe it when he was named the National High School Athletic ... [more]

CWC cowgirl climbs to fourth in goat tying at CNFR

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett has skyrocketed into fourth in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo.
Burnett put down a time of 6.6 ... [more]

Slam-N-Jam off to Florida for national tourney

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slam-N-Jam, a Riverton AAU volleyball team, is ready for a new experience.
The journey from Riverton started Thursday morning when the team's players and ... [more]

When you're on dialysis, you really appreciate having sports on TV

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a span of a couple of months, I have gone from thinking being on kidney dialysis would be the worst thing possible to accepting that the treatments I get ... [more]

State women's amateur this weekend at RCC course

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top female golfers in the state compete Friday through Sunday in the 92nd Women's Amateur Championship in Riverton.
The 54-hole tournament is set for the ... [more]

Raiders capture nightcap on road vs. Rock Springs

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The split puts Riverton at 9-9 overall. The Raiders are 3-1 in their conference.

Steven Reinig and Brayden Draper kept Rock Springs in check in the ... [more]

Riding for Casper College, Lander's Krassin second at CNFR

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin now must play the waiting game at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Krassin, a Casper College standout from Lander, is second in the ... [more]

Riverton team takes fastpitch tourney

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emotions ran high as the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team won its home softball tournament Sunday in the Under-18 division.
After losing to the Rock ... [more]

Raiders chalk up two wins at GR tournament

Jun 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A three-day American Legion baseball tournament in Green River resulted in a 2-3 record for the Riverton Raiders.
The Raiders fell to the Evanston Outlaws ... [more]

Bill Briggs: The man who skied down the Grand

Jun 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He's called the father of extreme skiing and America's most influential ski mountaineer.
Forty-three years ago this past Sunday, Jackson's Bill Briggs hiked ... [more]

Great showing for county in Shrine Bowl

Jun 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three out of the four Fremont County football players scored a touchdown in helping the North dominate the South 41-13 Saturday night at the annual Shrine Bowl ... [more]

Wyoming Extends Contract for Larry Shyatt through April, '19

Jun 17, 2014 - UW Sports Information:  Shyatt Has Won Over 60 Percent of His Games as Head Coach of the Cowboys

LARAMIE, Wyo. (June 17, 2014) - University of Wyoming Athletics ... [more]

Paxton edges fellow Riverton golfer Waxler for state match play title

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early in the title match, Waxler grabbed the early lead, but Paxton caught fire on the last four holes to win the tournament.

In an all-Riverton ... [more]

Good start for Riverton team at big softball event

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton U.S. Energy Under-18 team is off to a 2-0 start in its home fastpitch softball tournament.
In early pool play games on Saturday, Riverton edged ... [more]

Barquin and Vogel qualify to compete in National High School Finals Rodeo

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One Fremont County cowboy and cowgirl qualified for the National High School Rodeo finals on Saturday afternoon in the state finals in Douglas.
In the team ... [more]

Bound for CNFR

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was calm under pressure all season long on her way to winning the women's all-around rodeo title in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Burnett ... [more]

Riverton puts four teams in tournament

Jun 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton fastpitch softball teams have entered the U.S. Energy tournament Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
U.S. Energy sponsors an Under 18 team and a ... [more]

County players set for Shrine Bowl

Jun 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four local players are on the North roster for the annual North-South all-star game Saturday night in Casper.

North head football coach Vic Wilkerson ... [more]

Spratt rounds out Gillette rodeo team

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cowgirl Coralle Spratt has found her second home in Gillette College.
After transferring from Northeastern Junior College, Spratt stayed in the Central Rocky ... [more]

Riverton rider takes title in open outlaw division Sunday

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County motocross riders braved the muddy track Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race.
The track is located outside of Riverton. ... [more]

Cowboy from Kinnear first in team roping at state rodeo finals

Jun 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowboy Joby Barquin and his partner, Nate Rogers, enter the state rodeo finals first in the team roping competition.
The tandem has piled up ... [more]