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Cold start dooms Dubois girls in 'pigtail' hoops loss

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In the other pigtail game, it was the Sothwest winning again, as Farson-Eden outlasted Ten Sleep 36-30.

It was a quick exit for the Dubois Lady Rams ... [more]

In Wyoming, UW Cowboy sports matter to just about everybody

Feb 25, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While producing a segment for Wyoming PBS's "Capitol Outlook" last week, I began this way: "When it comes to the University of Wyoming, sports matter."
A ... [more]

Eagles drop play-in game to HEM

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Eagles exited the Class 1-A tournament much earlier than they wished Monday afternoon in a 70-57 loss to Hanna Elk Mountain, the No. 5 seed ... [more]

Holcomb second, three other Wolverines third at West regional wrestling

Feb 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler Chris Holcomb put himself in a good spot for the state tournament, placing second in the 182-pound bracket at the Class 4-A West ... [more]

Cougar girls wrap up No. 2 regional slot in beating WIHS

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River and Wyoming Indian determined the final seeding for the Class 2-A Southwest in a classic battle Friday night in Pavillion on the last ... [more]

Rustler women top Sheridan; men end regular year with loss

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coming next up for the CWC teams is the Region IX tournament.

Freshman McKenley Hellstern sealed victory for the Central Wyoming College Lady ... [more]

Last-second shot bounces in for KW to down Riverton girls

Feb 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite woeful shooting and committing 21 turnovers, the Riverton Lady Wolverines managed to keep Saturday's Class 4-A league battle against the Casper Kelly ... [more]

Cowboys lose at CSU

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Nathan Sobey scored 15 points and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team was tied with Colorado State, 31-31, at halftime, but the Rams ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop low-scoring West 4-A battle to Casper KW

Feb 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For three quarters, the Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team went toe to toe with Class 4-A West conference leader Casper Kelly Walsh Saturday in Wolverine ... [more]

Chiefs down Wind River 84-46, clinch conference with 7-1 record

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Peaking at the end of the season is a key to successful tournament play.† While the regular season for Wyoming Indian High School's boys was ... [more]

LVHS girls surprise Park County teams

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Lady Tigers continued their surge up the ladder in the Class 3-A West conference with two dramatic victories over Powell and Cody.
The ... [more]

Lander claims 3-A West title with wins vs. Powell, Cody

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Back-to-back wins against Powell and Cody over the weekend locked up the regular season Class 3-A West boys title for the Lander Tigers.
Lander took down ... [more]

WIHS girls down Wranglers 76-52

Feb 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Thursday's win was the fifth straight for Wyoming Indian.

SHOSHONI -- The Wyoming Indian girls made it five in a row Thursday night in a convincing ... [more]

NC Fillies rout Riverton 84-39

Feb 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Kelly Walsh at 1 p.m. Saturday.

CASPER -- The conference-leading Casper Natrona Fillies girls basketball team (16-4, 8-0 Class ... [more]

Wolverines cold in Casper, fall to Natrona in 4-A West game

Feb 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Riverton's boys basketball team tried to play the role of spoiler Thursday night in the final game scheduled to be played on Jerry Dalton Court at ... [more]

Basketball's best time of year starting this weekend

Feb 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County has to be the best place to live if you are a high school basketball fan in Wyoming.
I don't think it's even close compared to other counties. ... [more]

Chiefs hang 108 points on Shoshoni to close in on conference crown

Feb 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Thursday night at Shoshoni featured a final regular season contest between two teams on very different trajectories.†
The Shoshoni Wranglers' ... [more]

Wyoming regroups after Larry Nance Jr. suffers knee injury

Feb 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  You would never have guessed they won.
A few minutes after Wyoming's 72-66 victory over Fresno State on Tuesday night, Derek Cooke Jr., Nathan Sobey and Josh ... [more]

Small-school wrestlers heading to West regional; Shoshoni a favorite

Feb 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cokeville and the Shoshoni Wranglers have separated from the rest of the Class 2-A West wrestling field during the regular season.
Each team has superior ... [more]

Wolverines wrestle on regional mats this weekend at NC

Feb 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dealing with several injuries during the regular season, the Riverton Wolverines are aiming to put forth their best effort on the wrestling mats at the ... [more]

Nance injured in Wyoming win

Feb 19, 2014 - By Rob Black, Associated Press:  The Cowboys won 72-66 Tuesday over Fresno State in Mountain West Conference play.

LARAMIE -- Nathan Sobey scored 22 of his career-high 26 points in ... [more]

Both CWC teams fall to Casper on the road

Feb 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Casper College scored the game-winning Tuesday night with five seconds left against the Central Wyoming College Lady Rustlers.
CWC's Jolonna Sazue missed a ... [more]

With all eyes on postseason officials, state has careful system in place

Feb 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a question heard often at culminating events in Wyoming prep sports, and most likely nationwide as well:
"How did he get picked to officiate a regional ... [more]

RHS teams face Natrona in Casper

Feb 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines girls and boys basketball teams will try to keep their Class 4-A West Conference records above .500 Thursday night when they travel to ... [more]

Lander gridder signed by Black Hills

Feb 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Black Hills State University has signed Lander Valley High School senior Jack Mazurie to be a part of the 2014 recruiting football class.
Mazurie was the No. ... [more]

Baseball is back, with changes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Spring training, Major League Baseball's preseason, has commenced. Another slate of 162 games per MLB team is just around the corner.
College teams have ... [more]

Horyza conference swim champ in 50- yard free; RHS third

Feb 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Erik Horyza stroked to a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle to gain all-conference honors for the Riverton Wolverine boys swim team at the Class 4-A ... [more]

Northwest roughs up Rustlers 79-54

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long Saturday evening for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers against Northwest College.†
The Trappers ran away from the Rustlers in the second ... [more]

Burlington too much for Eagle boys, who come back strong Saturday to beat Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster weekend for the St. Stephen's Eagles in Northwest 1-A Conference action. The Eagles ran into an offensive buzzsaw Friday in Burlington ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls secure second seed for regional with win over Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  St. Stephen's took a big step toward the postseason this weekend with a split that earned the Eagle boys a second-place finish in the girls Northwest 1-A ... [more]

Cougar boys scare Piney, end with weekend split

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River concludes the regular season at home on Friday.

PAVILLION -- Wind River picked up a key split this weekend in Class 2-0
A Southwest boys ... [more]

Defense carries Pokes to win over Spartans

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Junior guard Riley Grabau posted 18 and added a career-high nine rebounds, but it was another historic defensive effort that gave the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Cowgirls score 103 points

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Double-doubles from Kayla Woodward and Fallon Lewis helped the Cowgirl basketball team to a 23-point win, 103-80, over the San Josť State Spartans, on Saturday ... [more]

Chief girls move up league ladder in sweeping both Big Piney and Kemmerer

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls roared back into contention this weekend with a sweep of Class 2-A Southwest opponents that included the first class 2-A loss of the ... [more]

Lander skiers race on 2002 Olympic course

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School skiers competed against the best Nordic high school skiers the western U.S. Friday and Saturday at the Soldier Hollow, Utah, race ... [more]

WRHS girls win one, lose one

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Class 2-A Southwest girls basketball bracket is much clearer after a weekend split by Wind River against Big Piney and Kemmerer in ... [more]

Big conference win Saturday for Rustler women on home floor

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With her team's Region IX women's basketball game on the line, Central Wyoming College freshman Jolonna Sazue came up with an outstanding individual effort ... [more]

LVHS matmen beat Riverton

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Heavyweight senior Kegan Wells was right in the middle of the celebration with his teammates after the Lander Tigers claimed a 38-36 wrestling victory Thursday ... [more]

Tiger boys win twice on the road

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Before the trip to Star Valley and Jackson began, Lander Tigers coaches and boys basketball players knew they would have to trust their man-to-man defense. ... [more]

Tight defense key in RHS conference victory Friday

Feb 17, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Throughout the boys high school basketball season, the guard line has been Riverton's strength. That was never more evident than Friday night, when four ... [more]