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Lander 11-12s capture district crown with win Saturday over Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will now start the state tournament play at 7 p.m. Wednesday vs Sheridan in Cody. The tournament will end on Saturday with the title game. ... [more]

State title for Riverton 13-14 Babe Ruthers

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  And the Riverton 15-year-olds won their district tournament.

Riverton made an impressive run to the 14-year-old Wyoming Babe Ruth baseball state ... [more]

Eight is enough for Raiders in 9-8 win to save split

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton had to forfeit its two scheduled conference games Thursday at Evanston because of a player shortage.

Playing with just eight players in the ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars win first games in playoffs

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Babe Ruth teams started postseason play with victories.
In the 14-year-old state tournament, Riverton downed Sheridan 13-6 on Thursday in ... [more]

Riverton, Lander meet for district LL crown

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9-10-year-old all-stars bounced back to stay alive in the consolation bracket.

Riverton scored five unanswered runs to dethrone Cody ... [more]

Motocross race set Sunday at Riverton track

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A day of motocross racing is set for this Sunday, July 20, at the Fremont County Racing Association's track west of Riverton.
The High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Both Riverton Little League teams get big district victories

Jul 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 11-12-year-olds beat Rock Springs 19-6 and the 9-10-year-olds won 17-7 over Green River.

Riverton moved closer to playing in a pair of ... [more]

Pitching staff key for 13-14 team at state

Jul 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton 13-14-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars open state tournament play in Torrington on Thursday against Sheridan.
This year's squad is managed by Mike ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars set for playoffs

Jul 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  This year's Riverton 15-year old Babe Ruth all-stars are very familiar with each other as they prepare for postseason play.
"The team is the team's strength. ... [more]

Raiders go 1-2 in Green River tournament; home games next on schedule

Jul 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the Saturday victory, Ryan Axthelm connected for a walk-off home run, a three-run blast.

The Riverton Raiders took a 10-9 victory over the Green ... [more]

Fifth straight 'vintage' baseball crown for Lander at South Pass

Jul 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Players use old-fashioned equipment and play under somewhat different rules from the modern game.

Lander won three consecutive games on the second ... [more]

Legislature might need a role in funding for swim pools

Jul 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From our days in math class, we remember that when x equals one-half x, something just isn't adding up.
Lander superintendent of schools Mike Bowman uses that ... [more]

After 2-2 record at state, nationals up next for Riverton girls fastpitch unit

Jul 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A shaky inning defensively doomed the the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team Saturday at the state tournament. Riverton was 7-3 by the Gillette ... [more]

Lander fields Babe Ruth all-star team for tourney

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Ernie Vierra keeps on pushing for Lander baseball to expand at all age levels, and he has decided to enter a 14-year-old (and younger) Lander all-star ... [more]

Riverton all-stars sweep first games as postseason begins

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton celebrated two victories Saturday in Lander to start the district Little League baseball tournament.
In the 11- and 12-year-old all-star division, ... [more]

Win, loss for Riverton at state fastpitch

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament concludes Sunday afternoon.

The Riverton U.S. Energy Under-18 fastpitch softball team got some momentum going ... [more]

New format this year for Go Fremont County fitness events July 26

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entries are being accepted for the the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim, set to be held July 26 in Riverton.
This is the fourth-annual Go ... [more]

Little League district play begins; Lander out for more success

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the past two years, the same group of Lander Little League all-stars won back-to-back district titles in the 9- and 10-year-old age divisions.
Now, Lander ... [more]

Little League playoffs start Saturday

Jul 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's 9-10, 11-12 teams open vs. Lander and Green River. The double-elimination tournament will continue on Wednesday in Bridger Valley. Lander plays ... [more]

County represented well at national high school finals rodeo

Jul 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cowboy Joby Barquin and cowgirl Josee Vogel have been preparing all summer for the National High School Finals Rodeo next week in Rock Springs.
Barquin is ... [more]

Womens' half marathon finish went down to wire in Fourth of July racing

Jul 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marina Fleming and Tiffany Hartpence were less than four minutes apart Friday for the race for the women's title in the Lander Half Marathon.
Fleming climbed ... [more]

State fastpitch this weekend in Riverton; 35 teams coming

Jul 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's U.S. Energy team is a contender for the state girls championship.

A couple of Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball teams have focused ... [more]

Raiders squeeze out 8-7 conference win against Green River

Jul 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  T.J. Paulsen laid down the game-winning bunt for the Riverton Raiders in an 8-7 American Legion baseball conference victory over the Green River Knights ... [more]

Baker named MVP of U.S.-Canada 6-man game

Jul 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming representatives Sterling Baker and Seth Bennett played a pivotal role in helping Team USA destroy Team Canada 53-6 Saturday on the football field in ... [more]

Riverton golf trio all make top 10 at state amateur

Jul 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
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Riverton golfers Zach Waxler, P.J. Thomas and Aaron Nirider all finished in the top nine Sunday at the Wyoming state ... [more]

The beanball in baseball fact and fiction

Jul 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Baseball's beanball. It's part of the subtitle of Jason Turbow's book "Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing and Bench Clearing Brawls."
Turbow quips that ... [more]

Roper named all-cround cowboy at Pioneer Days

Jul 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Stan Williams won both team roping and mixed team roping.
Cowboy Stan Williams swept the team roping competition to capture the all-around buckle at ... [more]

State fastpitch tourney will be fun to watch in Riverton

Jul 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  This week, Riverton gets an opportunity to show off the rest of the state for the Wyoming state fastpitch softball tournament.
There could be 30 to 40 teams ... [more]

Collegiate runner wins Lander men's half marathon title

Jul 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kevin Miller arrived Lander on Thursday, and the first thing he did was scout out the annual Lander Half Marathon course.
By Friday morning, Miller was the ... [more]

Lander senior Babe Ruth ends 25-game season

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The revived Lander Senior Babe Ruth team ended its first season last week with a 10-3 victory over Cody.
The game finished a two-month season for Lander. ... [more]