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17 straight: Tiger boys are 3-A state swim champions again

Feb 24, 2013 - By Melissa Gray:  Lander won two individual and two relay first places and on their way to final victory.

GILLETTE -- Number 17 is in the books for the Lander Valley ... [more]

Little Snake River wins intense game over Eagles

Feb 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Little Snake River boys basketball coach Paul Prestrud knew his team would be in battle with St. Stephen's Thursday night in the opening round ... [more]

Wind River boys overmatched by talented Lovell Bulldogs

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  School was in session again in the late game Thursday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton as the top-ranked Lovell Bulldogs educated the upstart Wind River Cougars ... [more]

Tharp paces Rams to first-round win

Feb 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The game plan created by the Dubois High School boys basketball team Thursday night was to go inside all game long to 6-foot-5 center Austin Tharp in the ... [more]

Thermop puts WIHS girls into consolation play

Feb 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Just five days after handing Class 2-A Northwest conference leader Lovell their only league loss of the season, the Thermopolis Lady Bobcats survived a ... [more]

Shoshoni girls eliminated from postseason play

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wasn't the outcome the Shoshoni girls were looking for back in November when basketball practice began.
A promising season came to an end Friday morning at ... [more]

WIHS girls eliminate Greybull from tourney

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Survive and advance was the phrase coined by the late Jim Valvano when commenting on tournament play.
After a disappointing opening-round loss to ... [more]

Chief boys start strong with 32-point rout of Greybull

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a two-point game just three weeks ago in Greybull, but the Wyoming Indian boys left no doubt Thursday afternoon at Wolverine gym in a 75-42 blowout of ... [more]

Wind River girls on to semis after downing Greybull 65-52

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Tournament opening games between the top seed from one side and the bottom from the other are often blowouts but can entertaining. Thursday's opener between ... [more]

Tigers head into state wrestling after placing third at West regionals

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Third-place is right where Lander Valley High School coach Nick Fulton thought his team would finish at the Class 3-A West regional tournament Saturday in ... [more]

Cowgirls go cold down the stretch in 57-51 loss to San Diego State

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls played some of their best defense of the season Wednesday night against Mountain West-leading San Diego State at the ... [more]

Big swim meet this weekend at Riverton Aquatic Center

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be hosting the Wyoming State Championship "B" swim meet Saturday and Sunday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The first day's competition begins ... [more]

CWC probe finds second player who should have been ineligible

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An investigation into student athlete eligibility at Central Wyoming College has revealed at least one more player in violation of National Junior College ... [more]

RHS eyes top-three finish at state wrestling

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Thirteen Wolverines are seeded for the tournament in Casper.

Riverton High School is in position to do some damage Friday and Saturday at the Class ... [more]

Depleted Cowboys fall behind early to lose at San Diego State

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SAN DIEGO -- Its best player was out with an injury, a couple of others were not 100 percent and yet another one went down with an injury.
Add the fact it made ... [more]

Chiefs, Lovell are top seeds for 2-A regional tourney

Feb 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  "If you take out Lovell and Wyoming Indian, you can throw a blanket over the rest of Class 2-A and anyone of them could take third place at the state ... [more]

State swim starts Thursday in Gillette for Wolverines

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A small contingent of Riverton Wolverine swimmers headed to Gillette on Wednesday with high hopes for the Wyoming State Swimming and Diving championships at ... [more]

Wrestlers from Dubois, Shoshoni win regional titles

Feb 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois wrestling combination of Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn captured Class 2-A West individual titles Saturday at Hanna, and Shoshoni's Conner Wilkinson ... [more]

RHS girls beat Green River for second league win

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team has had several fourth-quarter leads this season that have evaporated like ice on a warm spring day.
Not this ... [more]

Wolverines get 21st win in 67-30 rout of Green River Wolves

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in the final home game of the year, the Riverton High School boys basketball team easily won its 21st game of the season crushing the Green River ... [more]

Cougars down Shoshoni in pigtail game, advance to 2-A West tournament

Feb 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The bumper game went to the Cougars. Wind River advanced to the Class 2-A West regional basketball tournament with a solid 59-45 win over Shoshoni ... [more]

Let's keep our commitment to the West 2-A regional

Feb 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There's no question that two of the great high school athletic events our county hosts annually are the Class 1-A West regional basketball tournaments in ... [more]

Dubois ousted by Hannah-Elk Mountain in pigtail

Feb 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  St. Stephen's enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed from the Northwest Conference. The Lady Eagles face Little Snake River at 5:20 p.m. Thursday. ... [more]

Oldman scores 39 points as St. Stephens wins pigtail

Feb 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lakota Oldman didn't want to turn in his St. Stephen's boys basketball uniform Monday night after the "pigtail" game at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse in ... [more]

Scoring error changes 4-A mat results; Riverton didn't win

Feb 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After the point audit, Casper Natrona was declared the tournament champion.

In a reversal of the results announced Saturday, Casper Natrona has been ... [more]

Cowgirls end road trip with 61-47 loss to Fresno State

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (19-5 overall, 8-3 MW) struggled shooting the ball and with turnovers as they fell 61-47 against the Fresno State Bulldogs ... [more]

Chiefs pull away from Wind River Cougars 76-44

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Statistics often don't tell the whole story of a high school basketball game.
When the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs pulled down 18 offensive ... [more]

Cougar girls best WIHS Lady Chiefs to end regular season

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River Lady Cougars fell behind early, pulled out to what seemed to be a comfortable lead late, but had to survive a ferocious final ... [more]

CWC conference hopes staggered by home loss to Gillette

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College's goal of winning the Region IX men's basketball North division took a major hit Saturday when Gillette College came back in the second ... [more]

Riverton girls drop another cliff-hanger to Casper KW

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the Riverton Lady Wolverines have played the Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans this season, one team, it seems, has had all of the luck. Every last sliver of ... [more]

Tiger boys wallop Cody, beaten in OT by Powell

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School exploded for a 21-point first quarter Friday night at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse vs. Cody in a Class 3-A West boys basketball ... [more]

Riverton boys clinch state tourney bid and bye, beating KW 52-48

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines climbed back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to down the Kelly Walsh Trojans 52-48 Saturday night in Casper.
The win was ... [more]

Post's 25 points lifts Lander girls over Cody

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After Friday's win, the Tigers lost 47-38 on Saturday to Powell.

Coach Spike Robinson and his Lander Valley High School girls basketball players ... [more]

Wolverines compete in 4-A West championship

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Due to a combination of clerical and computer software errors, the Riverton Wolverines, declared Class 4-A West champions Saturday ... [more]

Shoshoni girls slow down Lady Chiefs in 35-31 win

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Shoshoni High School played a suffocating defense against Wyoming Indian Thursday night in a Class 2-A conference girls basketball game at Ethete. ... [more]

Chiefs overpower SHS 69-38 in home finale

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- After running away from Shoshoni High School 69-38 Thursday night, Wyoming Indian boys basketball coach Craig Ferris wants the fans to get behind the ... [more]

Wolverine girls thrashed by conference-leading Natrona

Feb 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team looked confident in the beginning of Thursday's Class 4-A West matchup against league-leading Casper Natrona. ... [more]

Wolverines thump Natrona

Feb 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Casper Natrona head boys basketball coach Shawn Gillum tried to get his Mustangs to set a physical tone from the opening tip during Thursday's Class 4-A West ... [more]

Cowboys get hot to beat Nevada to end MWC losing streak

Feb 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  It was what many have waited a while to see from the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
Good defense, solid offense, some spectacular plays and a UW ... [more]

Rustlers still handle Miles

Feb 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC and Casper College are now tied for second with 10-3 marks. CWC is 20-5 overall.

Paris Burns showed he belonged in the startling lineup ... [more]