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Traveling baseball team posts 13-1 record so far

Jun 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The only loss for the Riverton Renegades is a 1-0 defeat to Laramie on the road.

The mission for the Riverton Renegades, an age 14-and-under ... [more]

Lara off and running with challenge of new CWC team

Jun 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Central Wyoming College cross country coach Al Lara has the program off and running.
Two months ago, CWC announced the addition of cross country to the ... [more]

Riverton hosting girls state softball next month

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The city also is hosting a pre-state tournament next week.

The countdown is on for the Wyoming Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament.
The tournament ... [more]

HS rodeo season set for state finals

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls placed high in the breakaway roping event last weekend at the Douglas rodeo.
On Saturday, Kinnear's Deni Lou Nicholls finished second ... [more]

Lander's Meeks named top upperclassman in 3-A soccer

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taylor Meeks capped off her girls soccer career for the Lander Tigers by winning the Wyoming Class 3-A Upperclassmen of the Year award.
Meeks has been a ... [more]

Leadbetter logged a million miles behind bus wheel for the Riverton Wolverines and Casper

Jun 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in last week's Ranger summary of the Riverton school board's proceedings was a simple note that said bus driver Cary Leadbetter had retired.
After ... [more]

Long day for Riverton teen at U.S. Open golf qualifier

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School sophomore Easton Paxton saw his bid for a U.S. Open slot come to a close in a sectional qualifier at Creswell, Ore., on Monday.
The ... [more]

Pokes keep on running in big meet

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  After entering the day with several athletes in promising positions, the University of Wyoming track and field team's struggled during Friday's events at the ... [more]

State track brings out best as high school athletes hit end of season or careers

Jun 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The final two weekends of the prep sports season are among the best we can offer to student athletes in Wyoming.  Regional and state track meets are the best ... [more]

Lookingbill second on board with new CWC cross country program

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Dylan Lookingbill never ran a high school cross country race.
The 2014 Wind River High School graduate plans to change that next fall for the ... [more]

Top honors for Tiger soccer stars

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyle Leemon and Daniel Bolding were part of a powerful scoring machine for the Lander Tigers this spring on the soccer field, and each is taking home a top ... [more]

Raiders sweep Rawlins, Lovell on home diamond

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four victories in a span of two days started the Riverton Raiders home American Legion baseball season at Roy Peck Field.
The Raiders swept two from the ... [more]

Wyoming athletes running at nationals

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Harry Fisher was the University of Wyoming track and field team's highlight during Thursday's opening action of the NCAA West Preliminary. The graduate student ... [more]

Nicholls gets breakaway roping title in busy rodeo weekend for high schoolers

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County's cowboys and cowgirls had an action-packed weekend, with three different rodeos in three days.
The first stop was Saturday, May. 24, in ... [more]

No surprise -- most county Students of the Year are sports competitors as well

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Take one look at The Ranger Students of the Year. Athletes dominate the list.
Sterling Baker (Dubois), Casey Winger (Lander Valley High School), Charles ... [more]

Home opener Friday night for Raiders

May 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders dive into the meat of their American Legion baseball schedule with their home opener Friday night vs. the Lovell Bulldogs.
The first ... [more]

Cougar star Arrington to play college hoops at Western Wyoming

May 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Macayla Arrington continued a family tradition Wednesday afternoon. signing a national letter of intent to play basketball this winter at Western ... [more]

White, Ogg first-team all-state

May 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tristan White and Caleb Ogg, the Riverton High School boys soccer team's premier attacker and defender, respectively, have been named to the first team Class ... [more]

Amateur dueled pro winner at Saltwater

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Collegiate Justin Kelley had the lead through the 17th hole on Monday before being overtaken by pro Zahakai Brown.

Riverton Country Club golf pro ... [more]

Strong showing by RHS seniors at state track meet

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors capped their Riverton Wolverines track and field careers Saturday at the Class 4-A state meet, finding their way to the podium in Casper.
Shepp ... [more]

Past soccer star at RHS still contributing as volunteer

May 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Would you put your life on hold for a couple of months each year, taking leave from your work, and the pay that goes with it, to pursue your passion and the ... [more]

Pre-camp football practice this week for Wolverines

May 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the kickoff of the fall 2014 football season on his mind, Riverton Wolverine head coach Pat Patterson, entering his second season, is back and ready to ... [more]

Chief standout first to sign with new cross country team at Central Wyoming College

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The new Wyoming Indian High School graduate has won the last two Class 2-A Wyoming cross country individual titles for WIHS coach Chico Her Many Horses. ... [more]

Arizona pro goes 19 under par to win Saltwater golf

May 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Phoenix professional Zahkai Brown cashed in big time winning the 40th annual Saltwater Classic on Monday with a 19-under score at the Riverton Country Club. ... [more]

After six state tournaments, Cornejo leaves RHS soccer for college job

May 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Erly Cornejo, the youngest and one of the most successful head coaches in Riverton High School boys sports history, has resigned his position as head coach of ... [more]

Jackson upends Tiger boys for state soccer title

May 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In coach Dan Howlett's final season, Lander lost just three times -- all to Jackson.

JACKSON -- An era came to a close for coach Dan Howlett after ... [more]

Eight gold medals for county at state track

May 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Athletes from Fremont County stood at the top of the podium eight times over the three days of the all-class Wyoming state track and field ... [more]

Lander girls edged out of state soccer crown by Buffalo

May 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers didn't allow a goal in regulation play over three state tournament games.

JACKSON -- High drama was on display in the Class 3-A girls ... [more]

Both Lander teams in Class 3-A state soccer semifinals

May 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Both Lander Valley High School soccer teams remained in contention for a berth in the Class 3-A state championship match after picking up victories Thursday in ... [more]

Giles wins high jump as state opens

May 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Opening day of the state high school track championships at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper has a tradition of howling winds, rain, hail and even ... [more]