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Cowboy Fischer ends outstanding UW swim career

Mar 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Wyoming Cowboy senior swimmer Brandon Fischer's outstanding career came to a close on Saturday, at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Seattle, ... [more]

Cowgirl tennis team down by Aztecs 5-2

Mar 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The 61st ranked Wyoming Tennis team (9-7 overall, 1-1 MW) closed out the weekend with a 5-2 loss against the San Diego State Aztecs, on Sunday morning, in San ... [more]

Dubois track meet produces state qualifiers

Mar 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a great meet if you had a date to the Dubois prom later Saturday evening.
Dubois hosted an "early bird" track meet on the Rams' six-lane oval Saturday ... [more]

RHS soccer ladies tie rugged R.S. 2-2; Marcia Ashdown hurt

Mar 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines tied a very physical Rock Springs Lady Tiger team 2-2 in their Class 4-A West soccer conference opener on the artificial surface ... [more]

Lander gets 5-1 victory to start conference soccer year

Mar 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School took an important step toward automatic qualifying for the Class 3-A state boys soccer tournament by recording a commanding 5-1 ... [more]

Tiger girls take down defending girls state 3-A soccer champ

Mar 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two second-half goals lifted Lander Valley High School past Jackson 2-1 on Friday in a rematch of the 2011 Class 3-A girls state championship game.
Jackson ... [more]

RHS boys soccer edged 1-0 by Rock Springs

Mar 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Although the Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team (0-3, 0-1 4-A West) dominated the first half of play Saturday at Wolverine field and created several solid ... [more]

Riverton-Lander to play charity basketball game Saturday

Mar 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander and Riverton volunteer fire departments square off again Saturday night on the basketball court.
The second annual charity basketball game hosted ... [more]

Poor early effort bites RHS boys in 3-1 loss to Worland

Mar 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It wasn't the 3-1 final score that bothered Riverton High School head boys soccer coach Erly Cornejo.
It was the first half lack of effort by his team that ... [more]

Just call me a basketball coach (for a day)

Mar 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  R Recreation coordinator Mary Axthelm asked me if I wanted to play on the local basketball team against the Harlem Ambassadors.
I told her I was slowly ... [more]

Lady Wolverines gain first soccer victory, downing WHS 4-0 on road

Mar 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team notched its first win of the season Thursday on the road against Class 3-A Worland. The score was 4-0.
"It wasn't ... [more]

Cowgirls v-ball host spring tourney Saturday

Mar 23, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team will host and play in their first spring tournament on Saturday, March 24. The matches are scheduled to begin at ... [more]

Cowboy football to host state-wide summer camps

Mar 23, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - This summer the Dave Christensen Football Camps presented by Infinity Power and Controls will be going on the road around the state of Wyoming. ... [more]

Wyoming begins spring practice at War Memorial Stadium

Mar 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The Wyoming football team's first spring practice lasted two and a half hours.
Wednesday's practice at Jonah Field in War Memorial Stadium was ... [more]

Lady Rustlers earn post-season awards

Mar 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jacki Nicholson ran the offense for Central Wyoming College women on the basketball court, putting up 15.3 points per game.
She has secured a spot on the ... [more]

Former two-sport kicker Paskett now head coach at Hunter College

Mar 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Wolverine all-state football and all-state soccer player Brooks Paskett has been named head men's soccer coach at Hunter College in New York ... [more]

Rustler men struggle to seventh at Gillette rodeo

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's rodeo coach Rick Smith was hoping a couple of months of practicing indoors would lift his squad in the Central Rocky Mountain ... [more]

CWC Lady Rustlers rodeo lead shrinks in Gillette

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Devin Nicholls placed second in the goat-tying event Sunday at Gillette College to help protect the Central Wyoming College women's rodeo team lead in the ... [more]

Riverton hits soccer field for doubleheader in Worland

Mar 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With their first week of soccer play behind them, both the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams will try to get on the winning track when they ... [more]

Pokes end season with loss to WSU

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Brock Motum scored 25 points to lead Washington State past Wyoming 61-41 in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational ... [more]

It doesn't take long for friends to let you know how they really feel

Mar 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Facebook and texting. Here are some of my friends' comments from Monday about the Denver Broncos landing future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who ... [more]

Table tennis March 24 at CWC

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  The annual Fremont County Table Tennis Tournament is this Saturday, March 24, in Rustler Gym on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton..
Registration ... [more]

RHS track runs, throws at first meet in Casper

Mar 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School senior Hannah Svilar opened the track and field season on Saturday by winning the discus title at the Glen Legler Memorial meet in ... [more]

Washington State ends Wyoming's season 61-41

Mar 19, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Cowboys fell Monday in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational tournament 61-41 in Pullman, WA. Catch game details in Tuesday's ... [more]

Pokes finish with two top seven NCAA wrestlers

Mar 18, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Two University of Wyoming wrestlers finished competition at the NCAA Championships on Saturday in St. Louis, bringing home two top-seven finishes.
First, ... [more]

Pokes hope to continue in postseason against Washington St.

Mar 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After claiming its first postseason win since 2003, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to continue that momentum when the Cowboys ... [more]

LVHS boys win, lose and tie at Worland soccer jamboree

Mar 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School was missing three returning all-state boys soccer players for different reasons on Saturday and posted a 1-1-1 record at the season ... [more]

Wyoming Indian coach gains third state crown in four years

Mar 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian opened the boys basketball season 0-3, but the panic button didn't get pushed.
Behind the coaching guidance of Craig Ferris, the Chiefs fixed ... [more]

LVHS girls go 1-1-1

Mar 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School girls soccer coach Dean Schaff liked the way his squad put together a 1-1-1 record on Saturday at the Cody Jamboree.
In the season ... [more]

Tigers Post, Simpson and Watkins gain All-State honors

Mar 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School junior Shanda Post averaged double digits in scoring and rebounding and has been named to the Class 3-A all-state girls basketball ... [more]

RHS lady soccer players lose 3-1 to physical Sheridan

Mar 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines were on the road for their soccer season opener and played well early, according to coach Rick Bergstedt, but in the end couldn't ... [more]

Riverton mixes youth, experience but falls in opener

Mar 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team made its season debut Friday at Wolverine Field and, despite dropping their first game 1-0 to defending state Class 4-A ... [more]

Simpson to walk on at Wyoming

Mar 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Simpson has decided to walk on next fall on the University of Wyoming football squad.
The Lander Valley High School senior made his decision this past ... [more]

Wyoming Battles Conditions on First Day of Bison Challenge

Mar 16, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Las Vegas (March 16, 2012) - Senior Juanita Rico sits tied for fifth and the University of Wyoming women's golf team is seventh in the team standings after the ... [more]

Rustlers ready for spring rodeo

Mar 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lacey Tech, Traci Hinman, Jacalyn Walker and Devin Nicholls pushed Central Wyoming College to first place in the Central Rocky Mountain rodeo regional ... [more]

RHS girls, boys open track season at Natrona

Mar 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School has about 60 track and field athletes preparing for the 2012 season. The Wolverines have been working on different events since March ... [more]

Two UW wrestlers earn All-America honors

Mar 16, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Joe LeBlanc became Wyoming's first ever four-time All-American

What started out as a tough day for the University of Wyoming wrestling team ... [more]

Look for MSU to win NCAA basketball tournament

Mar 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  I like Tom Izzo.
The veteran Michigan State men's basketball coach and his players are going to help me break my jinx this year of not even coming to close ... [more]

Cowboys win high-scoring CBI opener over NDSU

Mar 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- It's been three years since the Wyoming Cowboys have played in college basketball's post-season, and nine years since Wyoming has managed a ... [more]

RHS soccer teams open season Friday

Mar 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams both hit the pitch this Friday and will begin the 2012 campaign against Sheridan.
The boys play at ... [more]