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Riverton boys roll past No. 2 Laramie, Sheridan; now 11-1

Jan 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Eager to remain in the conversation as one of Wyoming's top Class 4-A boys basketball teams, the Riverton Wolverines used an explosive second quarter to ... [more]

Break over for RHS swimmers with meets in Park County

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School coach Jay Dayton is glad the holiday season is over for his swimmers.
Dayton said it was difficult for the Wolverines to be focused ... [more]

Cold-shooting Wolverine girls lose 39-27 to Thermopolis

Jan 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Poor shooting and turnovers continued to plague the Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team Thursday night. RHS dropped its first game in the Bill Strannigan ... [more]

RHS boys pound Thermop to set up showdown vs. Laramie

Jan 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back en route to an easy 81-43 win over Class 2-A Thermopolis during ... [more]

RHS wrestlers head to Douglas; Beau Batista back on mat

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Beau Batista will return to the wrestling lineup for Riverton High School this weekend after being out with an injury for nearly a month
Batista, a senior, ... [more]

Pokes improve to 13-0

Jan 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Senior forward Leonard Washington notched 19 points and 11 rebounds and scored 13 of the University of Wyoming men's basketball team's final 17 points to guide ... [more]

Lady Rustlers host Western Wyoming

Jan 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg is expecting Western Wyoming to press his team the entire game Saturday night at Rustler ... [more]

Back to the hardwood Saturday for the 11-3 CWC Rustler men

Jan 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College returns from the holiday break for a two-game Region IX men's basketball home stand.
The Rustlers open the stretch at 7:30 p.m. ... [more]

Welcome back to the MWC, Boise State

Jan 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Boise State's decision to stay in the Mountain West Conference instead of playing in the Big East Conference was made official on Monday.
The announcement ... [more]

Tiger swimmers have 21 qualifiers already

Jan 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School already has qualified 21 swimmers for the Class 3-A state meet after the first month of the season.
Coach Bruce Gresly has 28 ... [more]

Wolverine boys and girls return for Bill Strannigan East-West Classic

Jan 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Twelve varsity teams, including both the Riverton Wolverines boys and girls, return to the hardwood this Thursday through Saturday in Riverton for the Bill ... [more]

Pokes Start 2013 at SMU on Wednesday

Jan 1, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team starts the 2013 calendar year on the road with a trip to face SMU on Wednesday. The Pokes have tied ... [more]

Wyoming's Martinez Out Indefinitely with Hand Injury

Jan 1, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt announced on Monday that senior guard Luke Martinez has sustained a hand injury and will be ... [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]

Chiefs go 4-0, win Shootout

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  WIHS downed the Riverton sophomores in the tournament field.

ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian responded to a motivational speech from coach Craig Ferris on ... [more]

Sports in '12

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College's turmoil atop list for the year; rodeo success also among leading stories

Central Wyoming College was forced this year to vacate its women's ... [more]

WIHS Chief girls blast Saratoga 52-20

Dec 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's pressure was too much for the Saratoga girls Friday morning as the Lady Chiefs cruised to an easy 52-20 win and advanced to the ... [more]

Chiefs hold off RHS sophs

Dec 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian received a scare from the Riverton High School sophomores Thursday night, but the Chiefs pulled out a 52-44 victory in the Fremont County ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers like outlook for conference season

Dec 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wrestling coach Nick Fulton started out the season with a young squad, but the Tigers already have made a statement three weeks into ... [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]

I'll take New Year's Day over all the other holidays

Dec 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Some people like Christmas as their favorite holiday of the year.
Other people enjoy the big meal at Thanksgiving and spending time with the family, while ... [more]

Rustler women gain hoops victory after Nebraska player ruled ineligible

Dec 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College learned its 80-48 women's basketball loss to Western Nebraska on Nov. 16 during the Bailey Tire Tipoff has turned into a victory for ... [more]

No contest in Shootout opener; Chiefs win 92-36

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was a tough bus ride for the St. Stephen's Eagles on icy 17-Mile Road Thursday morning, but the heat that awaited the Eagles at the Wyoming Indian ... [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]

Chief girls 3-3 heading into county invite

Dec 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian plans to retire the number of the late Diana Soundingsides before Friday's game.

Wyoming Indian girls basketball coach Aleta Moss ... [more]

Chiefs host county shootout this week

Dec 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian is on a five-game winning streak.

Wyoming Indian High School has a 5-1 record to start the season, but the Chiefs still haven't ... [more]

Wrangler boys 6-6 after close loss Friday to Rocky Mountain

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni Wranglers dug a hole early but nearly pulled off the comeback in a 50-47 loss to Rocky Mountain at home Friday night.
The loss evens ... [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]

Cowboys raise record to 12-0 to sweep series from UCSB

Dec 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The shots were not falling for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team in the first half.
But they were in the second half, especially for senior ... [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]