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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]

Late steal and bucket give SHS girls 35-33 win

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni Lady Wranglers stole a hard-fought victory over visiting Rocky Mountain Friday night 35-33 after trailing by a big margin early in the ... [more]

Batista, Wempen lead RHS on mat; Galey third

Dec 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rudy Batista pinned all his opponents on his way to the 160-pound title for Riverton High School at the Lander Invitational tournament.
RHS teammate Arhen ... [more]

Von Rein, Alexander bring home titles from Lander tourney

Dec 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ty Alexander and Andrew Von Rein won back-to-back wrestling titles Saturday afternoon to show off for the home fans during the Lander Invitational tournament ... [more]

Washington and Cowboys Ride Second-Half Surge to Down Gaucho

Dec 21, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team matched its best start in team history by winning its 12th-consecutive game with a 56-40 victory over ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers stick Class 4-A Kelly Walsh

Dec 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School put down seven pins Thursday night in a 54-30 non-conference wrestling victory over Casper Kelly Walsh at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

Brown eager to play in home state vs. Pokes

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  To say Taran Brown is excited about Friday night would be an understatement.
The Gillette product and redshirt freshman forward for the UC-Santa Barbara men's ... [more]

SHS girls win low-scoring game

Dec 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The win gives the Wrangler girls a season sweep over Burlington.

SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni moved to 9-2 on the girls basketball season with a 34-21 win ... [more]

Burlington makes it tough on Wranglers

Dec 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Burlington remained unbeaten with a convincing 66-31 win over Shoshoni Thursday night. The loss drops the Wrangler boys to 6-5 on the season with a ... [more]