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RHS girls get welcome West 4-A road win

Feb 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After falling behind early, the Riverton Lady Wolverines came on strong Friday and gained an important Class 4-A West road win over Green River, 53-40.
The ... [more]

Tiger boys sweep Lyman, Mountain View at home

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lyman dictated the tempo of the game for three quarters on Friday night, but the Lander Tigers managed to speed things up in the final quarter for a 39-32 ... [more]

Schafer's third tops Lander in Thon field

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman wrestler Palmer Schafer placed third Saturday in the highest finish for the Lander Tigers at the Ron Thon Memorial Invitational at Wolverine Gym. ... [more]

Chiefs chalk up two more wins, beating Riverside and Greybull

Feb 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- In what could be a preview of the Class 2-A West boys regional championship game in three weeks, Wyoming Indian outlasted Greybull 56-51 at home.  ... [more]

Baker takes Ron Thon title

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It was the first championship ever by a Dubpos wrestler at the state's biggest tournament.

Dubois wrestler Sterling Baker surprised himself and the ... [more]

RHS boys take two straight conference victories on the road

Feb 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton routed Green River on Friday, then grabbed a last second win Saturday over Evanston.

The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team gained ... [more]

Thon tournament is Wyoming's top wrestling event

Feb 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Elite, passion, gladiators and packed gym are five words that come to my mind when thinking about the Ron Thon Memorial Invitational.
This weekend draws the ... [more]

RHS wrestlers start fast in win over Laramie

Feb 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An electrifying start on the wrestling mat helped push the Riverton Wolverines to a 47-32 victory Thursday night vs. the Laramie Plainsmen.
RHS opened the ... [more]

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming in overtime

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Although New Mexico power forward Cameron Bairstow stands 6-9, he's not exactly a terror on the glass.
But in the four previous games this ... [more]

Late cold spell costs Rustler women

Feb 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The game with Western Wyoming was much closer than the 25-point loss the Rustlers suffered in Rock Springs just a month ago.

A scoring drought of ... [more]

Conference road trip for Wolverine basketball

Feb 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys and girls basketball teams take the longest road trip remaining on their schedule when they travel to Green River on Friday and ... [more]

Bohl introduces his first recruiting class for Cowboy football

Feb 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- Saying that from a standpoint of recruiting he was able to do the things that really needed to get done, new University of Wyoming head football ... [more]

CWC men grind out 'gritty' conference win over Western Wyoming

Feb 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Central Wyoming evened it Region IX men's basketball record to 6-6 with a hard-fought win over visiting Western Wyoming 58-45 Wednesday evening at Rustler ... [more]

Ron Thon field draws every state mat team but one

Feb 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wrestling begins Friday morning at Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School.

With the state wrestling tournament coming later this month, the ... [more]

Pokes take momentum in road challenge with New Mexico

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team begins a two-game road trip with a tough challenge, as the Cowboys travel to The Pit to face New Mexico on ... [more]

Five mat champs from county at Greybull

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County wrestlers were crowned with individual titles Saturday at the Greybull Invitational.
Wind River took top spots with John Thoman at 106 ... [more]

Ahead of Thon invite, RHS wrestlers host Laramie on Thursday

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jay Galey and his Riverton Wolverines were in the setting-up stage Wednesday morning in preparing for a big home wrestling weekend at Wolverine Gym. ... [more]

Rustler women split high-scoring pair vs. Little Big Horn, Dawson

Feb 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long trip to Montana resulted in a 1-1 record for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team.
The Rustlers started off the weekend by ... [more]

CWC men hang on for 73-70 win over Dawson after loss to Little Big Horn

Feb 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers return home on Wednesday night to play Western Wyoming College, which is fresh off a win at Casper College last Saturday afternoon. ... [more]

My camera is new, but my enthusiasm for photos isn't

Feb 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For years I've tried my best to use my Canon SX20is camera to take pictures of family, sports and stuff. And before the Canon, with its 20x optical zoom that ... [more]

SS loses entertaining rematch in Dubois

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a tough weekend for the St. Stephen's boys against the two conference leaders.
The Eagles fell for the second time to Dubois on Friday, this time in ... [more]

Lead vanishes for Lady Chief against Lovell

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs let one slip away Saturday afternoon at home against top-ranked Lovell.
The Chiefs held a 12-point lead late in the third ... [more]

KW girls hand Riverton 57-45 loss in Casper

Feb 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team suffered its second consecutive Class 4-A West Conference setback Saturday afternoon with a 57-45 loss at ... [more]

Adams leads Wyoming past Utah State 74-57

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Josh Adams had 19 points and a career-high eight assists but wasn't around for the finish as Wyoming rolled to a 74-57 win over Utah State on ... [more]

Wrangler girls surprise Wind River

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The win lifts the Wranglers to 2-3 in conference play,while the Cougars dropped to 3-22 with the loss.

SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni girls threw the ... [more]

RHS boys overpowered by Kelly Walsh

Feb 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The loss keeps Riverton still looking for its first win in the Class 4-A West conference.

CASPER -- Fired up after a surprising loss to the Rock ... [more]

Tigers split mat matches vs. Powell, Cody

Feb 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody also defeated Riverton on Thursday in Park County.

A short-term memory paid off for the Lander Tigers wrestling team in a pair of Class 3-A ... [more]

Chief boys destroy rival Lovell 86-42

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The rivalry between Wyoming Indian and Lovell is considered the best in all of Class 2-A boys basketball by fans across the western region of the state. In the ... [more]

Cody hands Lander first league loss; Tigers take down Powell

Feb 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Things tightened up in the Class 3-A West boys basketball conference when the Lander Tigers produced a 1-1 record against Cody and Powell in Park County over ... [more]

Cougars put on clinic in 72-53 win Friday over SHS Wranglers

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River nailed 18 3-pointers in the game, nine of them by sophomore Caleb C' Bearing.

SHOSHONI -- Maybe the Wind River boys should request all ... [more]

Conference-topper Natrona beats RHS girls

Jan 31, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The loss broke Riverton's five-game winning streak.

For one quarter of Thursday evening's Class 4-A West girls basketball game, the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Shoshoni teams have no problem with Riverside

Jan 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of victories over Riverside by the Shoshoni Wranglers basketball squads Thursday night were good tune-ups for their showdown against county rival Wind ... [more]

RHS splits events with Lander swimmers; Tiger depth pays off

Jan 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton Wolverine swimmers closed out their home careers Thursday night against the Lander Tigers at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The seniors for the ... [more]

Natrona boys edge Wolverines 40-39

Jan 31, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton trailed by 15 points at halftime, but rallied to take the lead with under a minute to play.

The Riverton Wolverines dug themselves a ... [more]

Cowboys struggle at free-throw line in 67-62 setback at Fresno State

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  FRESNO, Calif. -- They're something that often does not get talked about -- unless they are missed.
Unfortunately, missed free throws were a talking point for ... [more]

Cowgirls produce balanced scoring

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Head coach Joe Legerski wanted two things out of his University of Wyoming Cowgirls on Wednesday night against Fresno State: more balance on offense and for ... [more]

Big road trip this weekend for Lander hoops teams

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers and Cody Broncs have emerged as two of the top contenders in the Class 3-A West basketball conference.
The two teams collide Friday night ... [more]

Watts, Campbell top performers for RHS at Spearfish indoor meet

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts and Shepp Campbell each earned a third-place finish for the Riverton Wolverines Saturday at the Stadium Grill High School Open indoor track meet in ... [more]

River Rats off to 9-1-1 start to hockey season

Jan 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  That's the most wins of any team in Wyoming's high school age bracket for the sport.

The Riverton River Rats high-school-age hockey team has jumped ... [more]

Small-school grapplers win titles

Jan 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars wrestling team made its biggest improvements of the season Saturday at the Bobcat Invitational tournament.
Keanan Pfisterer at 113 ... [more]