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Season ends for Riverton 14-year-old champs

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton team did hand regional semifinalst North Washington its only loss.

Riverton finished a remarkable summer with a 1-3 record at the ... [more]

Regional starts Tuesday in Oregon for Riverton 15-year-olds

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton earned another crack at playing baseball this summer by winning the Wyoming 15-year-old state Babe Ruth title Saturday, July 26, in Green River.
The ... [more]

Lander Sprint Triathlon coming up Saturday

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The race includes a 750-meter swim, a 19k bike ride and a 5k run.

After months of planning, the stage is set for the fourth annual Lander Sprint ... [more]

New CWC cross country team practicing

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Off and running.
The Central Wyoming College Rustlers cross country men's and women's team held their first practice in school history Friday afternoon. ... [more]

Plenty of fun in the mud on rodeo night at the fair

Aug 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Once again, the PRCA Ram Rodeo brought some top-notch cowboys and cowgirls to the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The biggest names turned out for Monday's ... [more]

Raiders drop second straight, eliminated from state tournament

Aug 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs scored eight runs in the eighth inning to eliminate the Riverton Raiders 14-4 from the American Legion A state baseball tournament in Laramie. ... [more]

Riverton 14s get 2-1 win over Washington team in regional play

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton picked up a critical 2-1 win over North Washington night during the 14-year-old Pacific Northwest baseball regionals Thursday afternoon in Columbia ... [more]

Riverton drops first two games at Pacific Northwest regionals

Jul 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton 14-year-old baseball all-stars dropped an 11-0 decision to Montana on Wednesday night to end the first day of the Pacific Northwest regionals in ... [more]

U.S. Energy team starts pool play at Western Nationals

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone says he entered his team in the Under-18 fastpitch division at Western Nationals to gain exposure against other elite ... [more]

Raiders fall to Cody 13-2 in first state game

Jul 31, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders lost their first-round American Legion baseball Class-A state playoff game 13-2 to Cody Thursday afternoon in Laramie. The game was ... [more]

Strong season from 15s was great to see

Jul 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Sometimes you can judge the work of an entire season by one play. After watching the Riverton 15-year-old Babe Ruth team play in the state semi-finals against ... [more]

Younger Babe Ruth stars shelled 15-2 by Oregon

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has three more pool play games at the regional tournament in Montana.

Southern Oregon defeated the Riverton 14-year-old all-star ... [more]

Raiders rained out of state tourney opener

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wet weather made officials postpone the first day of the American Legion baseball state tournament for the Riverton Raiders.
A rainstorm in Laramie on ... [more]

Double winner Tuesday at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A steady rain in Riverton on Tuesday provided muddy conditions for the final evening performance of the PRCA Ram Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The ... [more]

14-year-olds open U.S. Babe Ruth regionals vs. Southern Oregon

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two weeks ago, Riverton captured its first Babe Ruth state championship title in 12 years, winning the 14-year-old baseball division in Torrington.
This ... [more]

Go Fremont County races generate $13K for causes

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  On Saturday, 115 racers, walkers bikers and swimmers took part in the Go Fremont County Parade Day Run, Cycle or Swim event in Riverton.
Although final ... [more]

Campbell top roper after Day 1 at fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowboys John Franzen and Joe Campbell emerged as leaders of their respective events Monday night at the first performance of the PRCA Ram rodeo ... [more]

Beer-selling 'Opera Man' a favorite at Coors Field

Jul 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On Sunday's baseball's Hall of Fame Day, when a stellar class including slugger Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Tony La Russa, ... [more]

Lander earns chance at state LL title but loses twice to Cody

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CODY -- The dream chase for a state Little League baseball title for the Lander Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-stars ended Saturday.
Cody came up with ... [more]

Raiders claw back in ninth inning to secure state spot

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders qualified for the American Legion state baseball tournament on Saturday, pulling out a 15-13 win against Evanston in a must-win game at ... [more]

Riverton 15s take state, routing Douglas 12-1

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's the second Babe Ruth championship in a week's time for Riverton, whose 14-year-olds won.

GREEN RIVER -- The only thing left for the Riverton ... [more]

Big comeback sends Lander to Little League state title game

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander overcame a nine-run deficit to shock Cody 15-14 Thursday night in Park County, earning a spot in the Wyoming Little League 11- and 12-year-old state ... [more]

Laramie bests Raiders to start district tourney

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton still could earn a state tournament bid.

The Laramie Rangers opened the Class A South District American Legion baseball tournament beating ... [more]

15-year-old Babe Ruthers dominant so far at state play

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has outscored its opponents 25-2 in two games, trying to advance to Saturday's state championship game.

Riverton secured a spot Thursday in ... [more]

It's been a great summer for Riverton Babe Ruth ball

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  There is no question Saturday had to be one of the best days the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league produced in a number of years.
The two all-star teams ... [more]

Run, ride, swim Saturday at Go Fremont County's fourth annual competition

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim takes place this Saturday, July 26, in Riverton and signups will be accepted on Saturday morning.
Three ... [more]

15-year-olds trounce Rock Springs in 12-0 no-hitter

Jul 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball pitchers Brayden Draper and Reed Axthelm combined to throw a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Rock Springs Wednesday in the ... [more]

Little League all-stars 'fought hard' in district consolation loss

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star baseball team made a run in the district consolation bracket play Saturday but fell one win short.
Big ... [more]

Raiders face Laramie first in district postseason play

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The double-elimination tournament will continue Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs. The top four teams make the state tournament set for next week. ... [more]

Spirits high as Babe Ruthers go to state

Jul 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off its district Babe Ruth championship Saturday in Worland, the Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball team will carry a huge amount of confidence into ... [more]