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Wyoming Indian holds off Wind River 65-59 in rugged contest Friday

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- For the second time this season, Wyoming Indian held on to beat rival Wind River 65-59 Friday night.  The game was the first in conference play ... [more]

Wolverines down Lander 63-55

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The cross-county rivalry game was played out before a packed house at Lander's Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.

Brothers Brandon and Brady ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers trail early but come back to beat Worland

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six pins by Lander wrestlers propelled the Tigers to a 47-36 victory Thursday against the Worland Warriors at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
LVHS entered the ... [more]

Rustler men 2-0, women 1-1 on Montana road trip

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long trip to Montana started off with a convincing 70-57 victory Friday for the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team against Miles Community ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls ring up big wins Friday and Saturday for league lead

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Lady Eagles enjoyed a big weekend with a sweep of Northwest 1-A Conference opponents. 
The Eagles put the mercy rule on Dubois Friday night ... [more]

Chief girls undefeated in 2-A Southwest

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian walloped the visiting Wind River girls 75-21 Friday at Ethete.  The win was the second of the year for the Lady Chiefs over the ... [more]

Salisbury's seven treys power RHS girls past Lander by 51-44 score

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines responded well Friday night after falling behind 32-27 in the second half to the Lander Valley High School Tigers at Bob Carey ... [more]

Eagles beat Dubois at home, then get routed by Burlington to even league mark at 1-1

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller-coaster weekend for the St. Stephen's Eagles.  They took care of conference rival Dubois 74-57 at home on Friday, but fell hard to Class 1- A ... [more]

UW wins triple overtime thriller at Fresno to bounce back from setback to S.D. State

Jan 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  FRESNO, Calif. -- After three overtimes, Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt felt fortunate just to be on the winning end no matter how hard it was to get there.
Larry ... [more]

Pokes challenge Bulldogs for top spot in MWC

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAME -- First place in the Mountain West is on the line Saturday when the University of Wyoming men's basketball team visits Fresno State.
The 25th-ranked ... [more]

Multi-state invite in Green River for RHS wrestlers

Jan 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines expect to get four matches a day Friday and Saturday.

The tempo of team wrestling duals picked up Friday for the Riverton High School ... [more]

Indoor track starts for Wolverines

Jan 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three out-of-state meets highlight the Riverton Wolverines indoor track and field schedule for 2015.
The Wolverines competed Friday at the Black Hills ... [more]

Confident CWC hoops teams heading north for road doubleheaders

Jan 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  As the Central Wyoming College Rustler men's and women's basketball teams jump back onto the road this weekend, confidence is at a high level after starting ... [more]

SLIB OKs money to fix leaky library

Jan 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  More than $300,000 to fix leaks in the Riverton Branch Library's roof was approved Thursday by the State Loans and Investments Broad.
The funding is the last ... [more]

Cowboys can't overcome turnovers in loss to SDSU

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- It was the type of game most expected.
Tough, physical, low-scoring.
Unfortunately, it didn't turn out how the University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Big field due at Wind River for Don Runner wrestling tournament

Jan 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The annual Don Runner Memorial tournament is the first big double-elimination bracket of the season for most small-school wrestling teams.
Early round ... [more]

Riverton on road in Lander for Friday rivalry games

Jan 15, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the Wolverine boys (4-5), the final non-conference game of the season vs. Lander (5-4) will be a challenge to get back in winning mode after dropping ... [more]

Cowboys puts No. 25 ranking on the line vs. San Diego State

Jan 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Three of the University of Wyoming's four Mountain West opponents wanted to push the tempo and get the Cowboys out of their comfort level.
But when ... [more]

LVHS wrestlers shine in Utah two-day tourney

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Lander Valley High School Tigers brought home wrestling medals from the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah.
Andrew Von Rein paced the Tigers with a ... [more]

Corbett takes top spot at 113 for RHS matmen in Douglas

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Justyn Corbett paced the Riverton Wolverines with an individual wrestling title Saturday at the Shane Shatto Memorial tournament in Douglas.
At 113 pounds, ... [more]

Three Wranglers undefeated in home duals

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up is the annual Don Runner tournament Friday and Saturday in Pavillion.

The Shoshoni Wranglers finished third in the 10-team field Saturday ... [more]

Wyoming returns to AP Top 25 for first time since '88

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  It took Wyoming nearly three decades to get back into the AP Top 25. Now Larry Shyatt's Cowboys get the chance to stick around.
Back in the poll for the first ... [more]

RHS boys swim team places third, fifth in two invites

Jan 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys swim team traveled to Park County for a pair of meets this weekend.
On Friday, Riverton placed third out of four schools in Cody ... [more]

Mead pushing for 'top rate' UW athletic program

Jan 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead thinks that a High Altitude Sports Performance Training Center is important for our state.
We are at a decision point at the University ... [more]

Chiefs 'cold' in victory over Wranglers

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The temperature was 30 degrees below zero a week ago at Ethete, and that chill continued Friday for Wyoming Indian High School, at least when it came to ... [more]

Lander basketball teams each win two at Big Horn tourney

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 79-64 setback to host Worland on Friday, the Lander Valley High School boys basketball team won back-to-back games Saturday to end the ... [more]

Wind River boys outlast Shoshoni, 72-56

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was an entertaining battle between familiar opponents Friday in Pavillion. Homestanding Wind River High School outlasted Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Wolverine girls win overtime thriller for 2-1 finish

Jan 11, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team won an overtime thriller against Cheyenne Central 49-48 on Friday and continued the positive mojo with ... [more]

Rustler women tally two wins, sit 2-0 in Region IX play

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a women's junior basketball game full of momentum swings, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers edged the Gillette College Pronghorns 60-59 Friday at Rustler ... [more]

Wrangler girls lead start to end in 56-28 win against Cougars

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Visiting Shoshoni High School doubled-up Fremont County rival Wind River High School 56-28 on Friday at Pavillion to hand the Cougars their 11th ... [more]