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Thon tourney delivered a great two days of wrestling

Feb 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Once again, the Ron Thon Memorial Wrestling Invitational tournament was a smashing success at Wolverine Gym.
Wrestling started Friday morning and didn't ... [more]

Cougar gridder signs college intent letter

Feb 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Zach Noffsinger plans to play football at Trinity Bible College in North Dakota, primarily as a running back, after an outstanding season last fall for at ... [more]

Canda red-hot for Rustler men in split

Feb 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC hosts Casper College in an important Region IX game Thursday night.

In one of their hardest Region IX junior men's college basketball road trips, ... [more]

Cowboys planning for SDSU without Nance

Feb 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  When the University of Wyoming Cowboys loaded the bus Friday for Colorado Springs, Color., for Saturday's game with Air Force, senior Larry Nance Jr. climbed ... [more]

Baseball tweaks rules in minors to shorten games

Feb 10, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Baseball often is considered timeless. But this season, that will change in the Double-A and Triple-A leagues of the minors when a pitch clock will be ... [more]

CWC women wallop Gillete College

Feb 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  They suffered a last-second loss Friday night at Sheridan College, 61-60.

From the start Saturday at Gillette College, the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Thompson's 31 leads in Shoshoni's easy victory over Wind River girls

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni's swept rival Wind River this season with an easy 67-29 win over the Lady Cougars at Shoshoni on Saturday night.  The loss leaves the ... [more]

Slick Normative guard key in 77-70 win vs. St. Stephen's

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  He might be the best player you've never heard of -- and whose full name can't be published.
Normative Services made the long trek from a game in Friday night ... [more]

Hot-shooting Falcons down Pokes

Feb 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Playing without two of its top two big men, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team dropped a 73-50 game to Air Force on ... [more]

Jackson's 10 3-pointers sink Riverton boys

Feb 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After earning a key Class 4-A West victory over Evanston on Thursday, the Riverton Wolverines basketball team couldn't string two solid games together and fell ... [more]

Two strong quarters enough for Chief girls to knock off Greybull

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  EtHETE -- On the surface the Jekyll-and-Hyde play of the Wyoming Indian girls is enough to keep a team of sports psychologists busy for years.
But a close ... [more]

WIHS boys take 70-54 win

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Chiefs host Big Piney this Friday in a game that could determine the Class 2-A Southwest crown.

ETHETE -- The old football adage that "big ... [more]

Strong road victory for RHS girls over Jackson

Feb 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The win pushes Riverton's overall record to 8-8 overall and still 2-3 with five league games left to play this season.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines ... [more]

RHS's Prosser edged 1-0 for 182-pound medal

Feb 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers put three wrestlers on the podium at the Ron Thon tournament.

Riverton High School senior Reece Prosser battled to a ... [more]

McConnell takes Thon title

Feb 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander 113-pounder wins county's lone championship

With less than 15 seconds left in regulation in the Ron Thon Memorial Wrestling Invitational ... [more]

Last basket of game gives Cougar boys win over Shoshoni

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Wind River and Shoshoni have played each other nearly 100 times on the basketball court since the unification of Pavillion and Morton back in 1970. ... [more]

Huge rally falls just short for Cougar girls

Feb 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River travels to Shoshoni for a 5:30 p.m. contest Saturday in non-conference action.

PAVILLION -- When the basketball season is over, the ... [more]

Laramie grapplers best RHS 41-30

Feb 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Laramie recorded three straight pins to open Thursday's non-conference wrestling dual against Riverton to pave its way to a 41-30 win at Wolverine Gym. ... [more]

Cougar boys blast Riverside

Feb 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River Cougars spread 10 3-point shots among six different players Thursday night at Pavillion in an 83-29 walloping of Riverside. 
The ... [more]

Key road trip for Rustlers vs. league opponents

Feb 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC plays Sheridan College Friday night and Gillette College on Saturday.

Eight games into the Region IX basketball season, both the Central Wyoming ... [more]

Wolverine girls ride big second quarter to victory

Feb 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball coach Ron Porter calls the Evanston High School Gym, "a tough place to play." But on Thursday night, his Lady Wolverines ... [more]

Boys whip Evanston 62-44; key 4-A West conference road win

Feb 6, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team blew away the Evanston Red Devils 62-44 on the road Thursday night to gain an important conference road ... [more]

Cowgirls drop hoops game at Colorado State

Feb 5, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  A 28-5 run in the first half from the Colorado State Rams (16-5 overall, 8-2 MW) was too much for the Wyoming women's basketball team (9-11 overall, 4-6 MW) to ... [more]

UW keeps CSU in check to sweep series over Rams

Feb 5, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team won at Colorado State last month due in large part to a great defensive effort.
UW beat Colorado ... [more]

Fullerton to play college ball at Chadron

Feb 5, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine quarterback and defensive back Brandon Fullerton has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Chadron (Neb.) State College ... [more]

County teams all have potential Thon contenders

Feb 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The biggest tournament in Wyoming starts with matches Friday morning at Wolverine Gym.

Shoshoni, Lander, Wind River and Dubois all have wrestlers ... [more]

Thon invite starts Friday at RHS

Feb 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's Reece Prosser is the top-ranked wrestler in Class 4-A at 182 pounds.

Riverton High School senior Reece Prosser enters the Ron Thon ... [more]

Wolverines hop bus to Evanston for hoops pair

Feb 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines try to bounce back into contention in the Class 4-A West conference race Thursday with a long, school-day trip to Evanston.
Both the ... [more]

Wrangler boys thump Thermop; girls drop close one to Greybull

Feb 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHS entertains Wind River on Saturday night in a non-conference battle, with the girls starting the doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.

Shoshoni's 67-51 win ... [more]

Becker signs football letter to kick at Black Hills State

Feb 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine field goal kicker Dietrik Becker has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., ... [more]