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Wranglers beat depleted Wind River boys 61-53

Jan 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The last time the Shoshoni boys defeated Fremont County rival Wind River on the hardwood, the seniors on this year's team were in kindergarten. The Cougars ... [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]

Collver wins at Don Runner wrestling tournament

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Alex Collver, wrestled for Wind River at 152 pounds, beat Lovell's Jacob Winterholler on points during a Saturday match at the Don Runner Memorial 2-A ... [more]

Two games, two wins on the weekend for Wyoming Indian

Jan 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- It was business as usual Friday night in Ethete night in the long-standing rivalry between the Wyoming Indian Chiefs and the Wind River ... [more]

Wind River girls down Lady Chiefs in Ethete; WIHS falls to Rocky Mountain as well

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wind River remained unbeaten in the Southwest 2-A with a 61-54 win Friday night over the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs.
The victory avenges a four-point ... [more]

2-A mat powers converge for Don Runner

Jan 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matches started Friday afternoon, with the finals Friday afternoon set for around noon Saturday at Wind River High School.

Wind River wrestling ... [more]

Wind River holds off rival Shoshoni by 54-50 score

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was the closest the Shoshoni boys have played Wind River in a decade, but the Wranglers still fell 54-50 Saturday in the final minute of play to ... [more]

Cougar girls take hard-fought win Saturday over Shoshoni

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- A touch of Campbell County-style basketball descended on Pavillion Saturday afternoon as the Wind River Cougars manhandled the visiting Shoshoni ... [more]

'The world exploded': Freakish accident sends deer through window of team bus

Jan 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The last day of November 2012 will be a night the girls on the Wind River High School basketball team will never forget.
As they rode the bus back from ... [more]

Chief girls hold off Wind River to claim girls Shootout title

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Emotions were kept in check by the players and the coaching staff of Wyoming Indian to earn a 61-57 victory Friday night over Wind River in the girls ... [more]

Cougar girls winners in bruising game vs. Wolverine sophomores

Dec 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- If it were a boxing match, the corner men would have been busy. Wind River's girls survived a 32-minute brawl with Riverton High School sophomores ... [more]

Cougar boys roll Saratoga in Thursday morning game

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wind River jumped all over Saratoga in a battle of big cats Thursday morning at Ethete. The Cougars clawed the Panthers 79-45 to make in four straight ... [more]

Wind River's girls let lead slip away late, fall to Thermop in OT

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It wasn't exactly the Christmas present the Wind River girls wanted. The Cougars lost a 15-point lead late in the game and fell in overtime to the ... [more]

Cougars erase 18-point lead, come back to down Thermopolis in thriller

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Thermopolis dominated Wind River for an entire half only to see the margin vanish like a cloud of smoke in the face of a 43-point second half by ... [more]

Shoshoni wrestlers take third place at Wright Duals meet

Dec 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Tony Truempler called Shoshoni's 43-38 victory on Saturday over Wright the best wrestling victory in the Wright Duals.
The win put the Wranglers third ... [more]

Wind River's boys get wins over Wright, Tongue River

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River broke into the winning ranks with a two-out-of-three weekend in the East/West Tournament at Tongue River and Big Horn.
Friday, the Cougars opened ... [more]

Cougar girls absorb first loss of season at weekend tourney

Dec 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was an eye-opening weekend for the previously unbeaten Wind River girls. The Lady Cougars dropped their first game of the basketball season in a tough ... [more]

No losses yet for Cougar girls after downing Rocky

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Lady Cougars are 5-0 after winning their home opener over Rocky Mountain 64-54.
They take their unbeaten streak to Big Horn County next weekend ... [more]

Rough outing for Cougs to start home basketball season

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Friday's loss drops the Cougars to 0-5 on the season with tough challenge coming this weekend at Tongue River and Big Horn.

It was another long ... [more]

Rams down Wind River

Dec 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a nice home opener Thursday for the Dubois Rams and first-year head coach Aric Hanusa as the Class 1-A Rams defeated 2-A Wind River 57-54. The win is ... [more]

Cougar girls thump DHS 60-18 Thursday

Dec 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a rough start to the home basketball season for the Dubois girls Thursday night at home. Class 1-A Dubois hosted highly ranked 2-A Wind River, and the ... [more]

Cougar girls take three straight to open season

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  You couldn't ask for a better start to the basketball season for the Wind River girls.
The Lady Cougars rolled through the competition in the Big Horn Basin ... [more]

Cougars welcome a dozen to mats

Nov 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River started the wrestling season Friday in Powell.

Wind River High School wrestling coach James Cunningham is using this season to build ... [more]

Cougar boys mix experience and new talent in new season

Nov 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Scott Groenke is the new boys basketball coach this year at Wind River High School. He comes to Wind River from Delta, Colo., where he coached middle school ... [more]

Improving Cougar girls start hoops year on road

Nov 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Wind River girls basketball coach Justin Walker is expecting his team to be competitive this year in the Class 2-A ranks and fighting for a state ... [more]

Cougars let halftime lead slip, fall 18-17 in Basin

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was the season in a microcosm the final five minutes of play Friday night for the Wind River Cougars. Wind River has suffered through a bizarre season laden ... [more]

Panthers roll over Cougars 47-7

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long afternoon for Wind River against top-ranked and unbeaten Cokeville on Friday at Pavillion. The Panthers rolled over the Cougars 47-7 to remain ... [more]

Wranglers sweep Wind River

Oct 12, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The volleyball match was over so quick they barely had time to get the popcorn made in the concession stand. Shoshoni concluded a perfect regular ... [more]

Cougar spikers down Dubois, Lady Chiefs

Oct 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River hosts archrival Shoshoni Thursday night in Pavillion.

Wind River swept a pair of volleyball opponents over the weekend to set up a rematch ... [more]

Victory over Wyo. Indian secures conference title for Shoshoni volleyball

Oct 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni locked up its second consecutive Southwest 2-A championship Tuesday night with a convincing three-game sweep of visiting Wyoming ... [more]