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After 0-3 start, Wind River girls have piled up nine straight wins

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Cougars are fresh off a victory in the title game of the Fremont County Shootout.

Coach Justin Walker and his Wind River Lady Cougars ... [more]

Lander boys carry strong start into meat of the season

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers host conference foes Star Valley and Jackson this weekend.

Rebounding the basketball and playing an up-tempo style are two strengths for ... [more]

Break over for CWC cage teams; back to court in Rock Springs

Jan 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 6-7 overall record was earned by the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team in the first 13 games on the schedule.
The Rustlers get back ... [more]

RHS wrestlers overpower Casper Natrona

Jan 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton dominated in its first home matches of the season.

Five pivotal pins by the Riverton Wolverines were the difference in a 48-23 conference ... [more]

Matsen's top-10 races pace Wolverine swimmers at two meets in Laramie pool

Jan 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Riverton High School swimmers competed in a pair of meets over the holiday break in Laramie.
The Wolverines participated Friday, Dec. 27, at the Laramie ... [more]

Home wrestling debut Thursday for Riverton

Jan 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dealing with early season injuries, the Riverton High School Wolverines wrestling team is slated to be at full strength Thursday night in the home opener ... [more]

Tiger swim team streak voted top county sports story

Dec 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The amazing Class 3-A state-championship swimming streak by the Lander Valley High School Tigers is the No. 1 2013 sports story in Fremont County.
Lander is ... [more]

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith to enter NFL draft

Dec 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has decided he will forego his final season at Wyoming and enter the NFL Draft, UW announced on Friday evening. He ... [more]

Wolverines shoot Laramie out of their own gym, win 69-52

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton guards Chris Quayle, Austin Patterson and Brandon Fullerton combined for 52 points, and RHS shot 17-17 from the free throw line.

LARAMIE -- ... [more]

Tiger skiers face best in region at two-day event in Jackson

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School Nordic skiers competed against the best the western United States had to offer in a race in Jackson.
The two-day event took place ... [more]

Wind River takes girls crown at Shootout

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Lady Cougars ended a busy two days on the basketball court, celebrating a 62-50 victory over Wyoming Indian High School on Saturday night in ... [more]

RHS girls get second straight victory, 51-33 over Laramie

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton won't play again until Jan. 9.

LARAMIE -- Call it a mini-streak. Call it a statement. Call it whatever you want, but the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Chiefs roll through field Friday, Saturday for shootout title win

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more lopsided victories were collected Friday and Saturday by the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs at the Fremont County Shootout boys basketball ... [more]

Chiefs hot from outside in 89-52 Shootout win Friday against Saratoga

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- The Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs dialed up eight first half 3-pointers on their way to an easy 89-52 victory Friday over the Saratoga Panthers ... [more]

Cougars post 87 points on Eagles

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- In a battle of two Fremont County boys basketball teams searching for a much-needed victory, the Wind River Cougars delivered Friday morning in an ... [more]

Chiefs host six-team Shootout starting Friday

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first day will be used for pool play. The second day will have the semifinals and title games slated for WIHS gym. The first game will be played at 8:30 ... [more]

Wolverines grapple to bracket crown at Worland tournament

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines won the silver bracket division on Saturday at the Battle of the Big Horn dual wrestling tournament in Worland.
In the early duals of ... [more]

Douglas knocks off Lander boys in overtime contest

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas snapped the Lander Valley High School Tigers seven-game winning streak in a 59-52 overtime victory on Saturday night in the final game of the Douglas ... [more]

Small RHS team showed well at home swimangler wrestlers at Wright Duals

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Erik Horyza lost the 50-yard freestyle in a photo finish.

Erik Horyza chased down a runner-up finish Saturday in the 50-yard freestyle at the ... [more]

Another win for Wrangler wrestlers at Wright Duals

Dec 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers captured the Wright Duals wrestling tournament, completing the one-day tournament undefeated.
The Wranglers defeated Wright 42-29 in ... [more]

Three straight wins for WR girls, at home, two by huge margins

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a sweeps week of sorts for the Wind girls this weekend. They blew through Class 2-A Northwest competition at home Friday and Saturday. The Lady Cougars ... [more]

Cougar boys win tingler over Tongue River, also beat Wright

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tale from the land of the 3-point shot this weekend for the Wind River boys, who finished 2-1 in the Foothills Classic this weekend in Pavillion. ... [more]

Thompson scores big for Shoshoni girls in wins over Farson and Hanna

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of victories started the Wrangler Classic the right way for the Shoshoni High School girls basketball team on Friday.
The Wranglers pounded ... [more]

Wranglers look good in two wins on home wood

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers had a perfect day on Friday, collecting two victories to start the Wrangler Classic boys basketball tournament.
Shoshoni outmuscled ... [more]

SMU beats Wyoming for the fifth straight time in hoops

Dec 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Markus Kennedy scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Nick Russell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead SMU to its fifth straight victory, a ... [more]

LVHS girls drop pair of close, high-score games

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Class 3-A East girls basketball teams knocked off the Lander Valley High School Tigers Friday and Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Wheatland ... [more]

One win, two losses for WIHS at home

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian withstood some inner turmoil this weekend to go 1-2 in the Foothills Classic against teams from Sheridan and Campbell counties.
The Lady ... [more]

RHS girls get first win of season, 41-32 vs. Star Valley

Dec 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team gave it an early Christmas gift by beating Star Valley 41-32 in the final game of the Flaming Gorge basketball ... [more]

Wolverine boys scare Gillette, beat Star Valley

Dec 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team used a solid second-half defensive effort to down the Star Valley Braves 54-38 and end the Green River ... [more]

Wyoming Indian tramples three more rivals; now 7-0 on season

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Indian Chiefs remain untested, unchallenged and unbeaten after a weekend sweep of teams from Sheridan and Campbell counties.
The Chiefs rolled ... [more]