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Wolverine boys now 15-1 after Thursday road win over NCHS

Jan 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On the road Thursday night at Casper Natrona, the Riverton Wolverines won their 15th game of the year 55-42 over the Mustangs (5-9 overall, 1-2 Class 4-A West) ... [more]

Younger hoops team wins title in Montana

Jan 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton showed balanced scoring and team depth at the tournament.

A Riverton basketball team had a successful tournament Jan.19-20, winning a team ... [more]

UNLV's depth too much for UW

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Larry Nance Jr. and Leonard Washington did all they could.
But in the end, the two University of Wyoming forwards' production wasn't enough ... [more]

Indoor track contingent wins medals in Gillette

Jan 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lane Savage launched the shot 47-3.75 Saturday at the Gillette Invitational indoor meet for Riverton High School to place second in his event.
Cody's Garret ... [more]

Behind Woodward's 23 points, Cowgirls pound UNLV

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming women's basketball coach Joe Legerski has never been concerned this season with his team's lack of effort.
Legerski also doesn't mind ... [more]

Short-handed CWC men still handle Miles

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Roozario Wiggins exploded for 25 points as Central Wyoming College took a 79-67 Region IX men's basketball win Tuesday at Miles Community College in Miles ... [more]

Last-second chances will not drop for CWC women

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College missed two opportunities in the final three seconds to win its women's basketball game Wednesday night at Rustler Gym, losing 53-52 to ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers get first home matches of season Friday vs. Cody

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The junior varsity match begins the non-conference dual at 4 p.m. Friday against Cody at the Tonkin Activities Center. The Wolverines are in the Class 4-A ... [more]

Horyza gets win in Worland pool, sets RHS record

Jan 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The old record was set by his cousin nine years ago.

Move over, cousin.
Riverton Wolverine swimmer Eli Horyza stroked to a school-record time of ... [more]

Students compete in Elks Hoop Shoot

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  The annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest was held Saturday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton. Winners, from left: 8-9 girls, Demi Stauffenberg, Rendezvous, first; Hadlee ... [more]

Wolverines on the road for Thursday basketball games against Casper Natrona

Jan 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams make a mid-week trip Thursday to Casper for games on Jerry Dalton Court against the Casper Natrona ... [more]

Two championships for Dubois wrestlers in Thermop

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois High School wrestlers Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn dominated their weight classes to win individual titles Saturday at the Bobcat Invitational in ... [more]

Huxtable and Wilkinson take first on Lingle mats

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Junior Danny Huxtable and freshman Connor Wilkinson won their first individual high school varsity wrestling titles for Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Aztecs fall out of top 25 poll after loss to Wyoming

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teams are playing the University of Wyoming men's basketball team differently defensively.
That's what coach Larry Shyatt said after the Cowboys' 58-45 win ... [more]

In world of cheats, liars and arrests, we'll miss Stan the Man

Jan 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The trend of sports stories last week was disturbing. We heard that a perceived true American Idol, Lance Armstrong, was admitting what we all had come to ... [more]

Batista first, Savage second at GR tournament

Jan 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several other Riverton wrestlers challenged for the top spot in their weight classes.

Rudy Batista was in the victory column for the Riverton High ... [more]

Shoshoni falls hard in weekend pair

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was  tough road trip for the Shoshoni Wranglers this weekend, dropping a pair of games to Rocky Mountain and Burlington. 
On Friday the Wranglers fell ... [more]

Close game in Rock Springs, but Riverton girls fall short

Jan 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines played true to form on the road Saturday afternoon against the Rock Springs Lady Tigers. RHS fell behind early and kept fighting. ... [more]

Ten Sleep downs St. Stephen's boys and girls in Friday action

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ten Sleep overcame an early 10-point deficit to win 52-35 Friday afternoon against the home-standing St. Stephen's Eagles girls basketball team.
In the boys ... [more]

Weekend road trip ends in split for WIHS Lady Chiefs

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls picked up a split on the road this weekend with a 51-33 loss to the Kemmerer Lady Rangers on Friday and a 53-42 win over Big Piney on ... [more]

No problem for the Lander boys in 63-21 triumph over Pinedale

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School put together an 11-0 run to open their Class 3-A West boys basketball game Friday night at Pinedale on its way to a 63-21 victory. ... [more]

Chief overpower league foes

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  One of the most anticipated games of the Class 2-A seasons comes next Saturday, when Lovell travels to Ethete.

The Wyoming Indian Chiefs rolled ... [more]

Rustler hoops teams strong in doubleheader victories

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dropping its first five Region IX women's basketball games, Central Wyoming College treated a 44-29 victory at Rustler Gym on Saturday afternoon as a ... [more]

One easy win, one tough one for SHS girls

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni picked up a pair of girls basketball wins in Big Horn County this weekend.
The Wrangler girls edged Rocky Mountain 43-38 on Friday, then survived a ... [more]

Wolverines shake off illness, whip Rock Springs on the road

Jan 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines continued their successful season with a 71-57 win on the road Saturday in Rock Springs.
It was the first Class 4-A West game for ... [more]

Nice win for Tiger matmen in Rawlins

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Lander Valley High School freshmen tasted victories in a 53-23 win against Rawlins on the road in a non-conference Class 3-A wrestling dual Thursday ... [more]

Pokes stun No. 15 San Diego Aztecs

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowboys got a little better on offense on Saturday against No. 15 San Diego State at the Arena-Auditorium than they were on ... [more]

RHS golfer Nirider to signs to play college golf at Eastern Wyoming

Jan 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Aaron Nirider will continue his golf career in the fall at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.
The Riverton High School senior made it official Thursday ... [more]

University of Wyoming hosts No. 15 San Diego State

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team hosts its second ranked foe of the season on Saturday when the Cowboys square off with No. 15/14 San Diego ... [more]

Martinez shouldn't play another minute this season

Jan 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt probably is surprised senior Luke Martinez is his biggest headache right now.
Martinez entered the ... [more]

Wolverine hoops teams hit road for Rock Springs

Jan 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time for the girls is 2 p.m. Saturday, with the boys to follow.

One way to look at Riverton's boys and girls basketball trip to Rock Springs on ... [more]

RHS swimmers end road trip with win over Casper Natrona

Jan 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys swim team swept all individual events and all three relays in a quick dual meet with Casper Natrona Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

Inside play lifts Cowgirls past Fresno State 78-71

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Some are just as much of a battle, but huge in early Mountain West Conference women's basketball action.
The University of Wyoming defended its home court by ... [more]

A low point for Cowboys in 49-36 loss at Fresno State

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Good defense has often bailed out the University of Wyoming men's basketball team when its offense wasn't making shots.
Not Wednesday night at Fresno ... [more]

CWC women still winless in Region IX

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College remained winless in the Region IX women's basketball conference after suffering a 61-52 loss Wednesday night at nationally ranked ... [more]

Big road victory Wednesday for Rustlers in Gillette

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College collected a pivotal 64-56 Region IX men's basketball road victory Wednesday night at Gillette College.
The CWC Rustlers are 4-1 in ... [more]

Wranglers climb to No. 5 state rank in Class 2-A wrestling

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School wrestling coach Tony Truempler is in awe of the No. 5 ranking his team has in Class 2-A.
His Wranglers climbed into the position after ... [more]

Two wins, two ties so far for River Rats hockey team

Jan 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts Douglas for a pair of games this week.

Riverton won two hockey games last weekend against the Casper Oilers B team in the high school ... [more]

RHS starts indoor track with 41 on the roster

Jan 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The team includes 12 athletes from Wind River High School and one from Shoshoni.

The Riverton High School indoor track team has a countywide flavor ... [more]

Martinez released on bond

Jan 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - Luke Martinez told Laramie Police officers early Sunday morning that he kicked a defenseless man during a Dec. 30 fight that involved several people ... [more]