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Hockey stoppage won't go over well with ordinary fans

Nov 27, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One of the events we'll miss this holiday season had become a tradition of sorts on New Year's Day.
Because of a National Hockey League owner's lockout, the ... [more]

CWC teams win three of four in Rock Springs

Nov 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley said his players stuck to the game plan over the weekend to register two victories at a Western ... [more]

Cowboys Visit UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday

Nov 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Gillette native Taran Brown has been a standout for the Gauchos in 2012-13, after redshirting his first season in the program. The freshman guard is ... [more]

Longtime Dubois mentor Baker named v-ball Coach of the Year

Nov 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois coach Tina Baker has been named the Fremont County 2012 Volleyball Coach of the year by vote of the sports staff of The Ranger, Lander Journal and Wind ... [more]

Goff is 2012 VB Player of the Year

Nov 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At 5-foot-5, Natalee Goff is one of the smallest outside hitters in Class 2-A volleyball.
But that didn't stop her from becoming the Fremont County volleyball ... [more]

UW Men Battle CSU Bakersfield on Saturday in Double A

Nov 24, 2012 - UW:  LARAMIE - Off to its best start since the 2008-09 season, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team seeks to improve on its 5-0 record when the Cowboys ... [more]

WIHS girls have big freshman contingent for hoops season

Nov 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The gym is a bit crowded at Ethete this season. With 40 players out for girls basketball, head coach Aleta Moss has a lot of players to choose from.
Moss ... [more]

Chiefs return talented unit to vie for another 2-A title

Nov 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  There is an old saying about Wyoming Indian High School basketball program: The Chiefs never rebuild, they just reload. 
That statement definitely looks true ... [more]

Cowboys shoot for fourth win in a row Saturday vs. San Diego State

Nov 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2012 season concludes Saturday for the Wyoming Cowboys, who host the San Diego State Aztecs in a game that will kick off at 1:30 p.m. at War Memorial ... [more]

WIMS downs Shoshoni in showdown between top middle school teams

Nov 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- In a battle of unbeaten middle school teams Tuesday, Wyoming Indian pulled away from Shoshoni for a 60-35 win at home.
Entering the game both teams ... [more]

Rustlers go on 21-0 run in lopsided win Tuesday

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Armani Flannigan hammered a dunk on a breakaway to launch a spectacular 21-0 run at the end of the first half for Central Wyoming College to take control of ... [more]

Balanced game for CWC women in 66-40 win over Rocky Mountain JV

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College established an inside presence right away vs. the Rocky Mountain College junior varsity women's basketball team to post a 66-40 victory ... [more]

Rams dominate all-state team for 6-man football

Nov 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After winning its first 6-man state football championship this season, Dubois put seven players on the 2012 all-state team.
Dubois all-state players are ... [more]

Thumbs up for the knuckler, and the men who throw it

Nov 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Forgive me for going all sciencey about baseball. But it may be best to have a bit of physics explain just what a knuckleball is.
"The knuckleball is perhaps ... [more]

Cowgirls pound Denver 81-66

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - The flow wasn't as pretty as it was a week ago, but the result was the same for the University of Wyoming Cowgirls. And maybe this win was a little ... [more]

Cowboys put game away with 19-5 run in 67-60 win over Southern to end tourney

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Cowboys needed something - anything - to get going late in the second half on Friday against Southern.
The Cowboys ... [more]

One win, one loss for CWC women at home hoops tournament

Nov 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Tina Hosea hit a 3-pointer with 1:18 left in regulation play to give Central Wyoming College a 41-40 lead, and teammate Elise Keller stole the ball ... [more]

Wolverines land five on 3-A all-state list

Nov 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Five Riverton Wolverines, all seniors, have been named to the Class 3-A all-state football and all-conference football teams, and six more RHS players were ... [more]

Past LVHS soccer star plays in juco nationals

Nov 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mitch Cooper was a par-time starter this season for Western Wyoming College.

Mitch Cooper helped the Western Wyoming men's soccer team accomplish a ... [more]

CWC men put up two big wins in weekend tourney

Nov 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The homestand ends for the Rustlers with Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Rocky Mountain JV.

The new up-tempo style of basketball from Central ... [more]

Cowboys give complete effort to beat South Dakota 71-51

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The shooting was there, and so was the defense for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
And there wasn't much South Dakota could do about ... [more]

I love my college football (and Oregon is my title pick)

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College football is No. 1 on my sports television watching agenda right now.
I'm hooked on the sport.
Every chance I get, I have been watching college ... [more]

Experienced RHS wrestling team has high expectations for coming season

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School wrestling coach Jay Galey has had a front row seat the last couple of years as his Wolverines climb the ladder in the Class 4-A ... [more]

Pokes win by 13 over North Carolina Central

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  What looked like an easy win turned out to be difficult for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
But the Cowboys overcame a long shooting drought ... [more]

Smith more comfortable, confident for CWC women

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emily Smith has her swagger back for Central Wyoming College this season.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore post player from Mountain View High School took some time ... [more]

Rustlers host Bailey tourney

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg says his team will be tested twice this weekend during the Bailey Tire Tip-Off at Rustler ... [more]

RHS girls basketball players begin practice

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School girls basketball player Annie Phister went against Bree Olson during practice on Tuesday night at Wolverine Gym. The Wolverines started ... [more]

Two Dubois spikers all-state

Nov 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Rachelle Leseberg and Katherine Finley earned the postseason honor for the Rams.

Katherine Finley and Rachelle Leseberg were instrumental in ... [more]

New AD saw good team community spirit in fall sports

Nov 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School activities director Jeremy Hill said he learned in his first season on the job that the community and student body have a lot of pride in ... [more]

Shyatt Inks Two with Cowboy Basketball

Nov 14, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Nov. 14, 2011) - University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt announced on Wednesday, Nov. 14, that two recruits have signed a National Letter of ... [more]