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Former Cowboy wideout a good candidate to replace Christensen

Dec 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With the firing of University of Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen on Sunday, the pressure is on athletic director Tom Burman.
Burman has the task ... [more]

RHS basketball teams open Thursday in Cheyenne

Dec 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both teams are set for three games at the Cheyenne Invitational.

A frosty trip to Cheyenne will mark the beginning of the basketball season for the ... [more]

Cowboys end season with loss at USU

Dec 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Cowboys went out with a whimper.
Between the first and second quarter on Saturday, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman and Utah State athletic director ... [more]

Small-school all-state FB lists feature county names

Dec 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 1-A 11-man all-state football team has been announced, with four players from Fremont County making the elite list.
Coaches nominated and voted for ... [more]

Hartbank, Patterson top RHS postseason football awards

Dec 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both were named Class 3-A all-state, and five more Wolverines earned all-conference honors.

Riverton Wolverines Logan Hartbank and Bo Patterson have ... [more]

Bell gets activities director honor in state vote

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell has risen to the top in his line of work.
Bell was named the middle school director of the year last ... [more]

Olympians share tips, training with Lander swimmers at clinic

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sixth-grader Ryan Brinda counted down the days for a month before United States Olympic swimmers Misty Hyman and Karlee Bispo gave a clinic on Saturday ... [more]

Pre-league tournaments the way of the world in high school hoops

Nov 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  High school basketball is just a week away, and scheduling changes are evident across the four classifications in Wyoming.
December used to be reserved for ... [more]

Pokes go cold late in Ohio State setback

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team was within one point ... [more]

'Towel time' was fun time on the swim bus

Nov 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Readers know that each week I sign off this column with, "Go Big Red".
And then I chuckle. Out loud.
While I hope that "Go Big Red" encourages our Riverton ... [more]

Late rally for CWC women rings 68-66 win in Montana

Nov 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Big-time shots in the final two minutes were delivered by the Central Wyoming College women's basketball team Friday afternoon in a 68-66 victory over ... [more]

Wyoming pulls away from South Dakota in 70-53 win

Nov 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Riley Grabau's outside shooting and Derek Cooke Jr.'s inside game carried Wyoming to a 70-53 win over South Dakota on Friday.
Grabau was 4 of 5 from ... [more]

Wyoming wins high scoring overtime game

Nov 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Despite gaining big chunks of yards on runs and passes and tossing multiple touchdowns in three separate quarters, Brett Smith doesn't concern ... [more]

Mid-season turnaround made Hughes county's Coach of the Year

Nov 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Doug Hughes didn't push the panic button when the Lander Tigers were 0-3 at the start of the football season.
He made the right adjustments, and the ... [more]

Dubois standout Baker is Player of the Year

Nov 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  See the entire 2013 all-Fremont County football team on page C-4.

Imagine a horse accelerating from a canter to a full gallop in a single stride, ... [more]

High-scoring game tips away from CWC women on the road in Miles City

Nov 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Miles Community College hit lots of free throws in an 85-79 Region IX women's basketball victory over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers Thursday night in ... [more]

Rustler men grab victory in season's first Region IX game

Nov 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The calendar says November, but the intensity during a 61-57 victory for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball team at Miles Community College ... [more]

Two more rodeo clinics set this weekend at CWC practice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  November is a big month for rodeo clinics organized by Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Drew Schrock.
Schrock already has hosted a team roping clinic and ... [more]

CWC steer wrestler set sights on regional crown

Nov 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coltin Hill finished the fall portion of the Central Rocky Mounain Region season in second place.

Coltin Hill had an eye-opening experience last ... [more]

Cowboys host Hawaii on Saturday afternoon

Nov 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Renewal of an old rivalry, celebration of Senior Day for 12 Cowboy seniors, and a battle to keep their bowl-eligibility hopes alive will all be part of this ... [more]

CWC women starting Region IX hoops action at Miles Community College

Nov 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a weird part of the schedule, Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg has been preparing this week to open Region IX ... [more]

Time to think about moving state title games back to towns

Nov 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five years.
That is how long the Wyoming state high school football championships have been played at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium.
"I ... [more]

Free throws put Cowboys over the top

Nov 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four Cowboys scored in double figures and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team connected on its last 11 free-throw attempts to earn a hard-fought ... [more]

Do we really expect Wyoming Cowboys to be mediocre?

Nov 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Saturday's weather forecast for Wyoming's final home football game looks pretty good, actually. Sunny, high around 33 degrees, no chance of precipitation, and ... [more]

Way up north, Rustler men split two games; now 2-4

Nov 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The grueling road trip to begin the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball team continued, with CWC splitting a pair of games at a ... [more]

Dent sparks Cowgirls to victory

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  From the time Joe Legerski and his staff started recruiting Marquelle Dent to come to the University of Wyoming, they likely had a game like Friday night in ... [more]

Powell wins overtime thriller over Douglas, takes 3-A title

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The clash of unbeaten Class 3-A powerhouses didn't disappoint.
Powell and Douglas needed overtime to decide the state championship Friday at War Memorial ... [more]

Mills gets Coach of the Year nod following solid season at Shoshoni

Nov 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni coach Christina Mills has made going to the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament a habit for the Wranglers.
Mills-coached teams have four straight ... [more]

Wyoming eases past Arkansas State 85-64

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Josh Adams celebrated his 20th birthday with a career-high 20 points and Wyoming shot 56 percent from the field to defeat Arkansas State 85-64 on ... [more]

Ridgway named county VB Player of the Year

Nov 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kiley Ridgway, Riverton High School's fierce middle blocker, has been named the Fremont County volleyball Player of the Year by the sports staffs of The ... [more]