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Lander triathlon introduced new competitors to the sport

Aug 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  High school students won both the men's and women's divisions.

The 2013 Lander Sprint Triathlon drew 38 first-timers to the event on Saturday.
The ... [more]

Don't ask why coaches do it -- just be glad they do

Aug 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  As dusk was turning into night Monday evening at Riverton High School, the dozen or so coaches of the Wolverine football team and Lady Wolverine volleyball ... [more]

New coach greets 80 at RHS grid practice

Aug 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The public can see the team this Saturday at the annual intrasquad scrimmage.

If you look closely at first-year football coach Pat Patterson's ... [more]

Wyoming's defense steps up in second scimmage

Aug 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming's second scrimmage of the fall took place on Saturday in Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium, and it was a much more balanced scrimmage between the offense ... [more]

Riverton, Lander racers split top prizes at annual Lander Brain Drain race

Aug 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Lander woman and a Riverton man produced the fastest times Thursday night at the annual Brain Drain Race in Lander.
Darci Nation crossed the finish line ... [more]

Young racers make most of triathlon opportunity

Aug 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ethan Selley learned the importance of pacing himself in the first Lander Sprint Triathlon of his career.
Selley was the youngest athlete in the field at 11 ... [more]

Hartpence edged by Gillette high school standout in triathlon

Aug 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Campbell County High School senior Harrison Simmons knew before the Lander Sprint Triathlon started on Saturday morning that he would have to keep an eye out ... [more]

Runners compete in Brain Drain

Aug 16, 2013 - Staff:  Tiffany Hartpence crossed the finish line Thursday evening at the annual Brain Drain race in Lander at the Wyoming Life Resource Center. Hartpence placed first ... [more]

Season nears end for motocross riders

Aug 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rider Reece Prosser has built a lead in two classes of the High Plains Motorcross Association with one race left on the schedule.
Prosser is first ... [more]

Wyoming VB, soccer, cross country prep for fall seasons

Aug 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming women's volleyball head coach Chad Callihan has only been in Laramie for two months, but expects to find success this ... [more]

Cowboys loading up on offense for football season

Aug 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE -- The potential is there for the University of Wyoming football team to put together one of the most explosives offense in the Mountain West ... [more]

Former UW player pleads guilty in bar fight in Laramie

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight last winter has been ordered to serve jail time and pay $58,000 ... [more]

Cowboys dig in on defense

Aug 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  UW ranked dead last in yards allowed in 2012.

LARAMIE -- There is no place to go but up for the University of Wyoming's defense in the Mountain West ... [more]

Riverton Junior Football League registration is on; first practice set Monday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League co-president Brett Watson has a target of four teams at the fifth- and sixth-grade level.
Football players interesting in ... [more]

UW mentor focus: Bowl game for Pokes

Aug 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The last bowl appearance for UW was a 37-15 loss to Temple in the 2011 New Mexico Bowl.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming head football coach Dave ... [more]

This time I walked into the big league ballpark on my own

Aug 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The last time I watched the St. Louis Cardinals play in Busch Stadium, my dad carried me in on his back.
This time I walked.
Back in 1971, in the days of ... [more]

Raiders land player on Legion all-state roster

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  One Riverton Raider was selected to the American Legion A all-state baseball list announced last week.
Baylor Beers from Riverton made the list.
The ... [more]

Cowboys practice in full pads

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Full pads was the story on Saturday at Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium as the Cowboys practiced in full pads for the first time this fall. 
The offense ... [more]

Simpson hopes for playing time this year for Cowboys

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Lander Valley High School star is a red-shirt freshman this season.

LARAMIE -- Tanner Simpson has a goal. He wants to play wide receiver ... [more]

Brett Smith rated among best for fall in MWC

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 6-3, 205-pund junior is beginning his third season as Wyoming's starting quarterback.

LARAMIE -- Brett Smith has embraced his role as the ... [more]

Ready to coach again in RJFL

Aug 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Another season of the Riverton Junior Football League is just around the corner and I can't wait to be a part of the action.
RJFL co-presidents Brett and ... [more]

Secretary of Education enjoys basketball camp

Aug 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Arne Duncan played college basketball at Harvard and had a four-year pro career in Australia.

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan worked ... [more]

Volleyball practice opens for CWC Rustlers

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jess (Foy) Kohler, Samantha Unruh, Marissa Cutts and Asya Oguz will be asked to carry the leadership roles for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers as the new ... [more]

Many new faces as CWC spikers assemble

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Central Wyoming College Rustler volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg welcomed 11 new student-athletes to fall camp Monday at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

Cowboys begin football practice for 2013 season

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Perfect weather welcomed the Wyoming Cowboys football team on Tuesday morning as they completed their first practice of fall camp. With temperatures in the ... [more]

Lander sprint triathlon coming Aug. 17; top men already in field

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ann Lehmkuhler is in the last stages of planning for the Lander Sprint Triathlon set for Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Lander Triathlon Club president is receiving ... [more]

Pavillion cowgirl signs with Gillette College rodeo team

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll set a pace in her high school career as one of the best cowgirls in the state.
The Pavillion pole bender and barrel racer is heading to Gillette ... [more]

Ragan, Tilden hired by LVHS

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fall sports for all Fremont County schools start on Monday, Aug. 19.

Lander Valley High School activities director Barry Scott hired two new head ... [more]

Off to see some big league ball, but where?

Aug 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If someone gave you a chance to go to any Major League baseball park, where would you go?
That's now my dilemma. How do I make a choice like that? I don't ... [more]

Rock Springs driver takes demo crown

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top local finisher was Kenny Smiley of Riverton, who took third place.

An overflowing crowd of demolition derby fans witnessed Pat Battalo from ... [more]