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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]

Raiders land one on all-district team

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Riverton Raider is a unanimous selection to the American Legion South district baseball team.
Baylor Beers was one of four unanimous picks for the ... [more]

Riverton team finishes 0-4 in fastpitch regional

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Yakima, Wash., Jaguars eliminated the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from the Under-18 Western ASA national tournament 7-6 on Friday in Salem, ... [more]

Lander runner-up at state girls U14 softball

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Improvement was shown in all areas of the game by a group of Lander softball players in the Under-14 division.
The Lander girls placed second at the recent ... [more]

Big names spiced up county fair rodeo

Aug 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former world champions were top attractions Monday and Tuesday nights at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Brothers Cody and Jesse ... [more]

Softball girls hit buzz saw in Oregon regional field

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball team lost a pair of games Thursday in the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, Ore.
A team from Salem, ... [more]

Smith named to Manning Award watch list for second consecutive year

Aug 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has been named to the 2013 Manning Award watch list. 
The announcement was made on Friday by the Manning ... [more]

Deep run for LL stars reflects team depth

Aug 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton finished second in the state tournament, its best finish in 27 years.

Riverton Little League all-star baseball manager Scott Fabricus knew ... [more]

California team handles Riverton on softball field

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A team from Oakland, Calif., blanked the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team 9-0 Wednesday in the first game of the Western ASA Under-18 tournament in Salem, ... [more]

World champ barrel racer rode in Riverton

Aug 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At age 54, Mary Walker is the No. 2-ranked racer again this season

World champion barrel racer Mary Walker has endured ups and downs in her rodeo ... [more]

Riverton team to national softball tournament

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team opened pool play with games on Wednesday.

The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team from Riverton finished ... [more]

Krassin ties past world champ

Jul 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tuesday's performance wrapped up two nights of pro rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Lander cowboy Riley Krassin shared the steer wrestling ... [more]

County cagers score for both sides in North-South contest

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The South beat the North 85-77 on Saturday night.

Wyoming Indian High School boys basketball coach Craig Ferris drew up a good game plan to lift ... [more]

Volunteers do their good work everywhere you look

Jul 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seems like July may be the month of the volunteer. That's a good thing.
Everywhere we've turned this month, it has been refreshing to see folks helping folks. ... [more]

Past CWC cowboy leads at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day rodeo wraps up Tuesday night at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Two-time world saddle bronc champion Cody Wright made his 75-point ride ... [more]

Cowboys to wear new bucking horse logo helmet this year

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  There is some disagreement as to the horse and rider depicted in the famed silhouette, which appears on all Wyoming Cowboy uniforms.

LARAMIE -- The ... [more]

One-run loss at tournament ends Raiders' baseball season

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Raiders lost 13-12 to the Rawlins Generals on Friday afternoon in their American Legion baseball district tournament in Laramie.
Rawlins will ... [more]

After big victory to open state, Lander 9-10 stars go 0-2

Jul 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After picking up a 16-6 victory vs. Gillette on Wednesday, the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star team lost two straight baseball games to be eliminated from ... [more]