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Cowboys ranked No. 25

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team is ranked 25th in the USA Today Coaches Poll that came out Monday.
The Cowboys are 27th in The Associated ... [more]

Free throws key in CWC win

Jan 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers were 16 of 20 from the free-throw line to help seal the 3-point victory.

Central Wyoming College held off Western Wyoming Community ... [more]

RHS has been a coaching factory

Jan 8, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When we were preparing our stories for the Bill Strannigan East-West Basketball Challenge last weekend in Riverton, Lady Wolverine basketball coach Ron Porter ... [more]

Wolverines wrestlers take third at Douglas tourney; six medalists

Jan 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Gavin Wilson and Rudy Batista placed second individually Saturday at the Shane Shatto Memorial wrestling tournament for Riverton High School.
At 120 pounds, ... [more]

Washington Named Mountain West Player of the Week

Jan 7, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - Wyoming's Leonard Washington has been named the Mountain West Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. The ... [more]

No. 25 Wyoming Opens MW Play by Hosting Boise State

Jan 7, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team opens its 14th season in the Mountain West on Wednesday when the Cowboys host Boise State at 8 p.m. ... [more]

Riverton girls go winless in Strannigan tournament

Jan 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The games became more difficult as the weekend wore on for the Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team playing in the Bill Strannigan East-West Challenge in ... [more]

Wind River holds off rival Shoshoni by 54-50 score

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was the closest the Shoshoni boys have played Wind River in a decade, but the Wranglers still fell 54-50 Saturday in the final minute of play to ... [more]

Cougar girls take hard-fought win Saturday over Shoshoni

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- A touch of Campbell County-style basketball descended on Pavillion Saturday afternoon as the Wind River Cougars manhandled the visiting Shoshoni ... [more]

Rustler women battle into third overtime before losing

Jan 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming's Theresa Allgaier opened the third overtime with back-to-back 3-pointers to help the visiting team outlast Central Wyoming College 69-66 ... [more]

Late surge by Chief girls leads to win in Shoshoni

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS took a 17-point victory Saturday over Riverside.

SHOSHONI -- The Wyoming Indian girls rode an 11-2 run in the final three minutes of the second ... [more]

Olympians deliver inspirational messages to young swimmers

Jan 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four-time United States Olympic swimming gold medalist Jason Lezak brought his talents and message of always believing in yourself to Lander for a clinic ... [more]

Chief boys cruise past Shoshoni

Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Wyoming Indian took a huge 20-point lead in the opening period and coasted to a 73-43 win in a boys Class 2-A Southwest basketball game Shoshoni on ... [more]

Riverton boys roll past No. 2 Laramie, Sheridan; now 11-1

Jan 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Eager to remain in the conversation as one of Wyoming's top Class 4-A boys basketball teams, the Riverton Wolverines used an explosive second quarter to ... [more]

Break over for RHS swimmers with meets in Park County

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School coach Jay Dayton is glad the holiday season is over for his swimmers.
Dayton said it was difficult for the Wolverines to be focused ... [more]

Cold-shooting Wolverine girls lose 39-27 to Thermopolis

Jan 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Poor shooting and turnovers continued to plague the Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team Thursday night. RHS dropped its first game in the Bill Strannigan ... [more]

RHS boys pound Thermop to set up showdown vs. Laramie

Jan 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back en route to an easy 81-43 win over Class 2-A Thermopolis during ... [more]

RHS wrestlers head to Douglas; Beau Batista back on mat

Jan 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Beau Batista will return to the wrestling lineup for Riverton High School this weekend after being out with an injury for nearly a month
Batista, a senior, ... [more]

Pokes improve to 13-0

Jan 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Senior forward Leonard Washington notched 19 points and 11 rebounds and scored 13 of the University of Wyoming men's basketball team's final 17 points to guide ... [more]

Lady Rustlers host Western Wyoming

Jan 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg is expecting Western Wyoming to press his team the entire game Saturday night at Rustler ... [more]

Back to the hardwood Saturday for the 11-3 CWC Rustler men

Jan 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College returns from the holiday break for a two-game Region IX men's basketball home stand.
The Rustlers open the stretch at 7:30 p.m. ... [more]

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]