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Osborne is big winner at Pioneer Days Rodeo

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zac Osborne cashed the biggest paycheck Thursday after he won the bull riding event at the Lander Pioneer Days Rodeo.
Osborne posted a score of 73 to win ... [more]

University of Wyoming golfer wins the state amateur in Riverton

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming golfer Eddie Stewart won the 91st Wyoming Amateur Championship Sunday afternoon by two strokes at the Riverton Country Club.
Stewart ... [more]

Laramie runner posts top time in annual Lander Half Marathon

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Laramie distance runner Levin Zars won his first Lander Half Marathon title Thursday morning in a time of 1:28.10.
Riverton's Scott Groenke finished second ... [more]

Waxler grabs 36-hole lead in state amateur tourney

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Riverton High School golfer stands 5 under par with one round to go.

Riverton golfer Zach Waxler has built a two-stroke lead after the ... [more]

UW places 71 athletes on Mountain West Conference academic list

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming received 71 awards from 15 sports as the Mountain West Conference announced its scholar-athlete recognition for the 2012-13 academic ... [more]

Volunteers will make or break big Little League tournament

Jul 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League president Jason Muehler needs the help from the community.
Muehler is preparing to host the district tournament July 17-20 at the Ron ... [more]

Lander Half Marathon

Jul 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Toppenberg an avid participant after late start in sport

David Toppenberg competes in the annual Lander Half Marathon for a simple reason.
"To stay ... [more]

Lady Wolverine hoops camp next week at RHS

Jul 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Basketball players from throughout Fremont County who are entering grades 3 through 9 are invited to attend the Lady Wolverine girls basketball camp July 8-10 ... [more]

Regulators reel off four straight wins to take Casper trophy

Jul 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regulators 12-and-under traveling baseball team took a fourth seed into Sunday play at the Casper Big Bang tournament and finished with four ... [more]

What's baseball? Let a master answer that fun question

Jul 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What's baseball?
Broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in his Hall of Fame acceptance speech, described it best:
"Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball ... [more]

Raiders on short end of 23-14 game vs. Powell

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Monday morning make-up game between Riverton and Powell turned into a scoring spree, but not on the strength of hard hitting.á
Riverton sent 15 batters to ... [more]

BR all-star teams announced; postseason starts this month

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's Babe Ruth all-star baseball teams have been announced. The teams start district tournament play later this month.he 15-year old and 14-year old ... [more]

Phillies win when it counts, win Babe Ruth title

Jul 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Phillies pulled off the upset in convincing fashion Monday over the previously unbeaten Giants to win the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball championship ... [more]

Acres tandem wins fishing tourney

Jun 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Brown fourth overall in same Boysen field

Clint Acres of Riverton and 13-year-old nephew Ben Acres of Casper won the Wyoming Walleye ... [more]

Parker hurls gem for Raiders in Friday victory over Lovell

Jun 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josh Parker pitched the Riverton Raiders to a 5-4 American Legion baseball victory Friday afternoon in Lovell.
Lovell came back to split the doubleheader ... [more]

Wyoming all-stars top Nebraska 40-26 in Battle for Border

Jun 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS --┬áLocals claimed it was the hottest game ever played in Dubois, but then again, it was the first one ever played in the final days of June. ... [more]

Little League all-star teams announced

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has put together two Little League all-star baseball teams for postseason play.
Riverton will have one 9- to 10-year-old all-star squad and an 11- ... [more]

Rockies, Giants win Little League titles

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phillies ace Hayden Wempen overpowered the Rockies on the mound and with his bat in a 9-0 victory to win the Riverton Little League major division title game ... [more]

Raiders struggle in conference loss to GR

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Green River is 2-0 in league play. Riverton is 0-1 in the Northeast division.

Green River Knights manager Stub Hatfield was concerned when his ace ... [more]

Wyo-Nebraska 6-man stars clash in Dubois

Jun 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dubois High School.

"The first of its kind" has a nice ring to it for Saturday's 6-man football game between the ... [more]

Unbeaten Giants top seed in Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants of the Riverton Babe Ruth League finished the regular season unbeaten with a 12-0 mark.
The team is the No. 1 seed for the postseason tournament. ... [more]

Giants, Reds in minors finale; fireworks to follow the games

Jun 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League hosts a fireworks show Thursday night.
The Riverton City Council approved the show at Tuesday night's meeting.
Riverton Little League ... [more]

Top seeds reach LL title game

Jun 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies and the Rockies secured berths in the Riverton Little League major division baseball championship game with semifinal victories on Tuesday ... [more]

Phillies have top Majors seed for Riverton LL tournament

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies of the Riverton Little League major division won the regular season title with a 11-5 record and will be the No. 1 seed for the postseason ... [more]

Gaudern takes race in Riverton motocross action

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross rider Nicole Gaudern dominated her race on Saturday to win the women's division of the High Plains Motocross Association event Riverton. ... [more]

AD Hill says proposal has been made to give RHS gym a new name

Jun 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Should local sports venues have names? We refer to Riverton High School's Gym as Wolverine Gym, and the soccer and football fields as Wolverine Field and the ... [more]

In 5K event, I kept up with my walk partner -- my mom

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fast & Furriest.
That is the name of the 5k walk I did Saturday morning with my mother in Riverton.
That name is one of the reasons I have done the walk ... [more]

Smithbaker on traveling team this summer

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Spencer Smithbaker had an eye-opening experience on the baseball diamond this month in Omaha, Neb.
The Lander 13-year-old played on the Casper Crush Under-13 ... [more]

Big motocross field in town for two-day competition on track

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jake Lemley is one of the best riders in the High Plains Motocross Association.
The Riverton rider is holding his own in the outlaw division of the HPMA. ... [more]

UW golfer Joe Hearn on the way to a million-dollar year

Jun 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming director of golf Joe Jensen always believed that former Wyoming golfer David Hearn could make it on the PGA Tour.
And it ... [more]