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Pokes to play Texas A&M

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- In the three seasons since Larry Shyatt returned to coach the University of Wyoming men's basketball program, he has wanted to accomplish certain ... [more]

New Cowboy football coach says kids ought to play all the school sports

Mar 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in my recent interview with new University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl was a surprise. The question to the coach was whether he was ... [more]

Six years, four Class 2-A state hoops crowns for Ferris, Chiefs

Mar 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs head boys basketball coach Craig Ferris is making it a habit of coaching in Class 2-A title games at the Casper Events ... [more]

Colorado State wins triple overtime thriller vs. Cowgirls

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- The history of the Border War for both men's and women's basketball spans more than 100 years and 300 games.
But never has a game between the ... [more]

Lander boys bounced in two straight from state 3-A tournament

Mar 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody downed Glenrock for the Class 3-A state championship 61-53.

CASPER -- After producing a stellar regular season in the Class 3-A boys basketball ... [more]

Tiger girls go two and out at state but give 3-A champs toughest test

Mar 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Torrington eliminated the Lander Tigers from the girls Class 3-A state basketball tournament in a consolation game Friday night in Casper, beating ... [more]

Wyoming comeback falls short in quarterfinal loss to UNLV

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A furious comeback fell a few points short.
The Wyoming Cowboys looked dead in the water late on Thursday afternoon, leaking on the interior and trailing UNLV ... [more]

Let the good times roll; March Madness is near

Mar 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College basketball is in the middle of the best couple weeks of the season.
Things are getting exciting with all the postseason tournaments going on all ... [more]

Wolverine girls fall to Central 55-48 in state elimination game

Mar 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines fell behind early, fought back to take a third-quarter lead, but couldn't hang on and lost Friday morning to the ... [more]

Glenrock cages Tigers in first-round upset at 3-A state tournament

Mar 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- A dream season turned into a nightmare for the Lander Tigers on Thursday night at the Casper Events Center in the opening round of the Class 3-A ... [more]

LVHS girls scare No. 1 Douglas before dropping state-tournament opener

Mar 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander now faces Torrington in a consolation game Friday at Casper College.

CASPER -- An upset alert was sounded Thursday morning by the Lander ... [more]

Sheridan beats feisty RHS girls at state

Mar 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Still alive for the consolation trophy, Riverton plays Cheyenne Central next.

CASPER -- Playing in their first state basketball tournament in 11 ... [more]

Cowgirls move on in MWC tourney

Mar 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team held off a late comeback from Boise State in the second half to pull out a five-point win, 61-56, to open up the 2014 ... [more]

Watts scores well at indoor track

Mar 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts ran to a pair of top-four finishes Saturday for the Riverton Wolverines at the state indoor track and field meet in Gillette.
Watts was third in ... [more]

Lander boys face Glenrock, girls meet Douglas to open state 3-A tourney Thursday

Mar 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Glenrock Herders bring a dangerous inside and outside combination for their Class 3-A state basketball opening-round game against the Lander Tigers.
The ... [more]

Forever young at state tournament

Mar 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  This year's Class 1-A / 2-A state basketball tournament was a reminder of the transitory nature of youth. It doesn't last forever. Jerry Patrick of Burlington ... [more]

Wolverine girls draw Sheridan to open state 4-A basketball

Mar 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines make their first state basketball tournament appearance since 2003 when they take on the Sheridan Lady Broncs Thursday morning at ... [more]

Cowgirls face Boise State in opening round

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- For a team built on speed, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls appear to be limping to finish line.
The Mountain West Women's Basketball ... [more]

Nance makes first team all-conference for UW

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- Missing nearly the final third of the conference schedule was not enough to keep Larry Nance Jr. from getting some accolades from the Mountain ... [more]

3-A swim title No. 18 tested Lander boys

Mar 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran swim coach Bruce Gresly knew extending the state title streak by the Lander Tigers wasn't going to be automatic at the Class 3-A state swim meet ... [more]

What a step forward for Riverton girls basketball

Mar 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last Friday, one day after the Riverton Lady Wolverines gave Evanston an early exit from the Class 4-A West regional basketball tournament, the team went on an ... [more]

Rustler rodeo teams back in chutes this week

Mar 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Coltin Hill and cowgirl Kaylee Burnett are in prime position to challenge for a College National Finals Rodeo slot in ... [more]

Cowboys knock off CSU behind Sobey's big night

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Nathan Sobey posted a career-high 33 points and sophomore guard Josh Adams added 22 to help the University of Wyoming men's basketball team close ... [more]

Cowgirls suffer road setback to Colorado State

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team closed out the regular season with a 58-46 loss against the Colorado State Rams, on Friday night. The Cowgirls are now ... [more]

Heartbreaker for Eagle girls in consolation game at state

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The St. Stephen's Lady Eagles came within a free throw of the Class 1-A consolation title Saturday morning at Casper College in a 73-72 overtime loss ... [more]

Rams come on strong after opening loss, claim 1-A consolation trophy

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The last time the Dubois boys earned a trophy at the state basketball tournament, seniors Austin Tharp and Nathan Moore were in kindergarten. Dubois ... [more]

Third place for Lady Chiefs at state

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian fell Friday night to Tongue River in the Class 1-A semifinals before edging Sundance on Saturday.

CASPER -- The Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Tiger girls win two, lose two to grab state slot

Mar 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In two do-or-die girls basketball games at the Class 3-A West regional tournament, the Lander Tigers came up on top to qualify for the state tournament. ... [more]

Cody edges Lander boys in 3-A West regional title game

Mar 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody overcame a 12-point deficit in the third quarter to edge the Lander Tigers 46-42 Saturday night in the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball title game ... [more]

RHS girls dissolve 14-point deficit, beat Kelly Walsh for third at regional

Mar 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in the Class 4-A tournament for the first time in 11 years, Riverton opens Thursday against Sheridan.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines mounted a ... [more]

Chiefs roll to Class 2-A state championship

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- It was more of a coronation than a championship for Wyoming Indian High School late Saturday night at the Casper Events Center. The Chief boys won the ... [more]

Cowboys host Rams for rewind day on Saturday

Mar 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is plenty left to play for when the University of Wyoming men's basketball team closes the regular season by hosting Border War rival Colorado State on ... [more]

Evanston demolishes RHS boys at regional; Riverton season over

Mar 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The two-time defending state champion Evanston Red Devils made just three 3-point shots in their Class 4-A West regional tournament boys basketball ... [more]

St. Stephen's in girls consolation game

Mar 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Eagles held of a furious charge by Hulett on Friday morning to win 51-50 a the Class 3-A state tournament.

CASPER -- She didn't call glass, but ... [more]

LVHS girls split two at regional; still alive for state

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Facing elimination from the Class 3-A West girls basketball tournament, the Lander Valley High School Tigers held off Jackson 45-41 Friday morning in a ... [more]

Tiger boys beat Pinedale to begin 3-A West tourney

Mar 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers dominated Pinedale in the final two quarters to take a 71-49 win in the first game of the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball tournament ... [more]

Chiefs through to state 2-A semis with win over Burns

Mar 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS faces conference rival Greybull in the fnal four Friday night. The title game will be played on Saturday night at the Casper Events Center to end ... [more]

Wolverine girls whip Evanston, make state

Mar 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's Riverton's first state tournament qualification since 2003.

CASPER -- The11th time was a charm. The Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball team's ... [more]

Cowboys can't protect second-half lead at Utah State

Mar 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A solid start didn't result in a strong finish once again for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
The Cowboys dropped their fourth consecutive ... [more]

Lady Chiefs impress in opening-round win at 2-A state

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Wyoming Indian's depth and tenacious defense was too much for the Pine Bluffs Hornets in opening-round Class 2-A girls basketball action at the state ... [more]