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Rustler women gain hoops victory after Nebraska player ruled ineligible

Dec 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College learned its 80-48 women's basketball loss to Western Nebraska on Nov. 16 during the Bailey Tire Tipoff has turned into a victory for ... [more]

No contest in Shootout opener; Chiefs win 92-36

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was a tough bus ride for the St. Stephen's Eagles on icy 17-Mile Road Thursday morning, but the heat that awaited the Eagles at the Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Cougar boys roll Saratoga in Thursday morning game

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wind River jumped all over Saratoga in a battle of big cats Thursday morning at Ethete. The Cougars clawed the Panthers 79-45 to make in four straight ... [more]

Chief girls 3-3 heading into county invite

Dec 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian plans to retire the number of the late Diana Soundingsides before Friday's game.

Wyoming Indian girls basketball coach Aleta Moss ... [more]

Chiefs host county shootout this week

Dec 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian is on a five-game winning streak.

Wyoming Indian High School has a 5-1 record to start the season, but the Chiefs still haven't ... [more]

Wrangler boys 6-6 after close loss Friday to Rocky Mountain

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni Wranglers dug a hole early but nearly pulled off the comeback in a 50-47 loss to Rocky Mountain at home Friday night.
The loss evens ... [more]

Wind River's girls let lead slip away late, fall to Thermop in OT

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It wasn't exactly the Christmas present the Wind River girls wanted. The Cougars lost a 15-point lead late in the game and fell in overtime to the ... [more]

Cowboys raise record to 12-0 to sweep series from UCSB

Dec 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The shots were not falling for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team in the first half.
But they were in the second half, especially for senior ... [more]

Cougars erase 18-point lead, come back to down Thermopolis in thriller

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Thermopolis dominated Wind River for an entire half only to see the margin vanish like a cloud of smoke in the face of a 43-point second half by ... [more]

Late steal and bucket give SHS girls 35-33 win

Dec 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni Lady Wranglers stole a hard-fought victory over visiting Rocky Mountain Friday night 35-33 after trailing by a big margin early in the ... [more]

Batista, Wempen lead RHS on mat; Galey third

Dec 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rudy Batista pinned all his opponents on his way to the 160-pound title for Riverton High School at the Lander Invitational tournament.
RHS teammate Arhen ... [more]

Von Rein, Alexander bring home titles from Lander tourney

Dec 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ty Alexander and Andrew Von Rein won back-to-back wrestling titles Saturday afternoon to show off for the home fans during the Lander Invitational tournament ... [more]

Washington and Cowboys Ride Second-Half Surge to Down Gaucho

Dec 21, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team matched its best start in team history by winning its 12th-consecutive game with a 56-40 victory over ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers stick Class 4-A Kelly Walsh

Dec 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School put down seven pins Thursday night in a 54-30 non-conference wrestling victory over Casper Kelly Walsh at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

Brown eager to play in home state vs. Pokes

Dec 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  To say Taran Brown is excited about Friday night would be an understatement.
The Gillette product and redshirt freshman forward for the UC-Santa Barbara men's ... [more]

SHS girls win low-scoring game

Dec 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The win gives the Wrangler girls a season sweep over Burlington.

SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni moved to 9-2 on the girls basketball season with a 34-21 win ... [more]

Burlington makes it tough on Wranglers

Dec 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Burlington remained unbeaten with a convincing 66-31 win over Shoshoni Thursday night. The loss drops the Wrangler boys to 6-5 on the season with a ... [more]

Rustler women put up 1-2 record on Florida hoops trip

Dec 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College completed its journey to Palm Beach, Fla., with a 1-2 record in a three-day women's basketball tournament.
Behind 14 blocks from ... [more]

Three RHS grid assistants not returning, Hill confirms

Dec 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School head football coach Jeremy McCormick, the 2012 Class 3-A East coach of the year, has chosen to bring back just five of eight assistant ... [more]

Look for Cowboys to fight for high seed in Mountain West

Dec 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt has given me hope the Cowboys are going to be contenders this year in the tough Mountain West ... [more]

RHS mid-pack at invite

Dec 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines will travel to Lander for a previously unscheduled dual meet this Friday.

The versatile Eli Horyza raced to a second-place finish in ... [more]

Martinez scores career-high 25 points for UW vs. Denver

Dec 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Luke Martinez didn't say a word about it.
But if the University of Wyoming senior guard had redemption on his mind after last year's game against Denver, he ... [more]

Natrona beats Riverton 39-24 in 4-A wrestling showdown

Dec 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Casper team won seven matches on the mat to Riverton's six, with one forfeit.

Casper Natrona collected four pins against Riverton High School to ... [more]

Shoshoni wrestlers take third place at Wright Duals meet

Dec 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Tony Truempler called Shoshoni's 43-38 victory on Saturday over Wright the best wrestling victory in the Wright Duals.
The win put the Wranglers third ... [more]

Broncos are keeping the horn blowing this season

Dec 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I wonder what my neighbors Ron and Jan would think if I copied my brother-in-law?
As long as I can remember, Todd has been a big Denver Broncos fan. But I've ... [more]

Lander 120-pounder tops at weekend tourney

Dec 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ty Alexander built on his fast start for Lander Valley High School by winning the "Best of the Best" wrestling title at 120 pounds Saturday at the Battle of ... [more]

RHS gets two 'Best of Best' in Worland

Dec 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Arhen Wempen and T.J. Galey brought home the championship hardware from the Battle of the Big Horn.

Riverton High School wrestlers Arhen Wempen ... [more]

Pokes Return to Action Tuesday against Front Range Foe Denve

Dec 17, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - After a 10-day layoff for final exams, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team gets back to the court on Tuesday when the Cowboys host Denver ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone agency awarded grant for mentoring program

Dec 16, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  Older students will act as mentors to other children.
Eastern Shoshone Department of Juvenile Services has secured nearly half a million dollars in ... [more]

Zone defense pays off for Lander girls

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Coach Spike Robinson made the switch to a zone defense in the second half Saturday, and the plan worked for Lander Valley ... [more]