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No contest in Laramie as UNLV rips Pokes

Feb 24, 2013 - By Rob Black, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Even with Anthony Bennett ailing, UNLV was able to chalk up a much-needed, and easy, road win.
The Runnin' Rebels, losers of four straight Mountain ... [more]

WIHS girls will not go to 2-A state hoops tourney

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A streak came to an end Saturday morning at Wolverine Gym in Riverton. The Wyoming Indian High School girls fell 58-54 to Rocky Mountain and were eliminated ... [more]

Wolverines grapple to third at Class 4-A state tournament in Casper

Feb 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- T.J. Galey carried the Riverton High School banner all the way to the championship finals at the Class 4-A state wrestling tournament  but finished ... [more]

Big Piney ousts young Cougar boys from 2-A West tournament

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Most of Wind River's players won't remember their final tournament game of 2013 for very long, because they'll have three more to play in the future. 
The ... [more]

Two Rams win state mat titles; SHS wrestler second

Feb 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Dubois High School wrestlers Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn have been hooked on winning all season long.
They both did it again Saturday, taking ... [more]

Wind River girls second at regional

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Cougar girls fell 58-46 to top-seeded Lovell in the West 2-A regional title game.

The Wind River girls are back in the big dance for the first ... [more]

Miller takes 3-A mat title at 145 pounds for LVHS

Feb 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lander Valley High School senior Jacob Miller climbed to the top of the Class 3-A state wrestling ladder Saturday night, winning the state ... [more]

RHS boys West 4-A champs even with loss to Evanston

Feb 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton takes the No. 1 seed and an automatic state-tournament bid to this week's 4-A West regional. UPDATE: The Riverton boys open their regional ... [more]

Lovell edges Chiefs in another classic at West 2-A regional

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The story almost writes itself.  In the continuing saga of one of Wyoming's greatest prep rivalries, the Lovell Bulldogs edged the Wyoming Indian Chiefs 56-50 ... [more]

17 straight: Tiger boys are 3-A state swim champions again

Feb 24, 2013 - By Melissa Gray:  Lander won two individual and two relay first places and on their way to final victory.

GILLETTE -- Number 17 is in the books for the Lander Valley ... [more]

Little Snake River wins intense game over Eagles

Feb 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Little Snake River boys basketball coach Paul Prestrud knew his team would be in battle with St. Stephen's Thursday night in the opening round ... [more]

Wind River boys overmatched by talented Lovell Bulldogs

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  School was in session again in the late game Thursday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton as the top-ranked Lovell Bulldogs educated the upstart Wind River Cougars ... [more]

Tharp paces Rams to first-round win

Feb 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The game plan created by the Dubois High School boys basketball team Thursday night was to go inside all game long to 6-foot-5 center Austin Tharp in the ... [more]

Thermop puts WIHS girls into consolation play

Feb 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Just five days after handing Class 2-A Northwest conference leader Lovell their only league loss of the season, the Thermopolis Lady Bobcats survived a ... [more]

Shoshoni girls eliminated from postseason play

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wasn't the outcome the Shoshoni girls were looking for back in November when basketball practice began.
A promising season came to an end Friday morning at ... [more]

WIHS girls eliminate Greybull from tourney

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Survive and advance was the phrase coined by the late Jim Valvano when commenting on tournament play.
After a disappointing opening-round loss to ... [more]

Chief boys start strong with 32-point rout of Greybull

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a two-point game just three weeks ago in Greybull, but the Wyoming Indian boys left no doubt Thursday afternoon at Wolverine gym in a 75-42 blowout of ... [more]

Wind River girls on to semis after downing Greybull 65-52

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Tournament opening games between the top seed from one side and the bottom from the other are often blowouts but can entertaining. Thursday's opener between ... [more]

Tigers head into state wrestling after placing third at West regionals

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Third-place is right where Lander Valley High School coach Nick Fulton thought his team would finish at the Class 3-A West regional tournament Saturday in ... [more]

Cowgirls go cold down the stretch in 57-51 loss to San Diego State

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls played some of their best defense of the season Wednesday night against Mountain West-leading San Diego State at the ... [more]

Big swim meet this weekend at Riverton Aquatic Center

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be hosting the Wyoming State Championship "B" swim meet Saturday and Sunday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The first day's competition begins ... [more]

CWC probe finds second player who should have been ineligible

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An investigation into student athlete eligibility at Central Wyoming College has revealed at least one more player in violation of National Junior College ... [more]

RHS eyes top-three finish at state wrestling

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Thirteen Wolverines are seeded for the tournament in Casper.

Riverton High School is in position to do some damage Friday and Saturday at the Class ... [more]

Depleted Cowboys fall behind early to lose at San Diego State

Feb 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SAN DIEGO -- Its best player was out with an injury, a couple of others were not 100 percent and yet another one went down with an injury.
Add the fact it made ... [more]

Chiefs, Lovell are top seeds for 2-A regional tourney

Feb 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  "If you take out Lovell and Wyoming Indian, you can throw a blanket over the rest of Class 2-A and anyone of them could take third place at the state ... [more]

State swim starts Thursday in Gillette for Wolverines

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A small contingent of Riverton Wolverine swimmers headed to Gillette on Wednesday with high hopes for the Wyoming State Swimming and Diving championships at ... [more]

Wrestlers from Dubois, Shoshoni win regional titles

Feb 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois wrestling combination of Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn captured Class 2-A West individual titles Saturday at Hanna, and Shoshoni's Conner Wilkinson ... [more]

RHS girls beat Green River for second league win

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team has had several fourth-quarter leads this season that have evaporated like ice on a warm spring day.
Not this ... [more]

Wolverines get 21st win in 67-30 rout of Green River Wolves

Feb 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in the final home game of the year, the Riverton High School boys basketball team easily won its 21st game of the season crushing the Green River ... [more]

Cougars down Shoshoni in pigtail game, advance to 2-A West tournament

Feb 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The bumper game went to the Cougars. Wind River advanced to the Class 2-A West regional basketball tournament with a solid 59-45 win over Shoshoni ... [more]