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Fastpitch girls get two wins in tough tourney

Jul 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the Wyoming state tournament July 11-13.

The Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team posted a 3-3 record at the Dash-N-Splash ... [more]

Lander hosting half marathon Friday for 35th straight year

Jul 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  A sports mainstay of the Fourth of July holiday in Fremont County returns on Friday as the Lander Half Marathon sends runners to the streets Friday for the ... [more]

Raiders sweep Lovell, head to Cody for pair

Jul 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In two low-scoring games, the Riverton Raiders swept Lovell 6-4 and 6-2 Tuesday night in an American Legion non-conference baseball doubleheader on the road in ... [more]

Speak up July 8 about future of Riverton's parks

Jul 1, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  They ought to be better utilized and more vibrant than they are now.

What do a nurse, a pizza delivery guy, a bookkeeper,a student and others have in ... [more]

Baker, Tharp help Wyoming 6-man stars whip Nebraska

Jul 1, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wyoming 6-man all-star team used a powerful running game to whip Nebraska 68-26 on Saturday in Bladen, Neb.
Sterling Baker of Dubois scored two rushing ... [more]

Fencing club out to raise profile in county

Jun 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander resident Al Baur has a vision. He wants to develop the sport of fencing in Fremont County.
The Wind River Fencing Club has been practicing since ... [more]

Raiders bounce back for split with Evanston

Jun 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Scorched 16-2 in the opener, Riverton turned the tables 11-5 in the second game Saturday.

For about 90 minutes the Evanston Outlaws were in sole ... [more]

Fastpitch softball team has wide geographic mix

Jun 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Allyson Sollars of Lander doesn't mind playing for the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team this summer.
In fact, Sollars had it high on her list ... [more]

Little League all-star teams set

Jun 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Little League all-star teams were announced Thursday night at Ron Saban Baseball Complex.
Riverton has entered a 9- and 10-year-old all-star ... [more]

LL championship games scratched after fields soaked Thursday night

Jun 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants and the Braves were declared winners of their respective Riverton Little League baseball divisions on Thursday night after the title games were ... [more]

Storm washes out twinbill between Raiders and GR

Jun 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A heavy downpour Thursday afternoon postponed the Riverton Raiders American Legion baseball conference doubleheader vs. Green River.
Green River had a 1-0 ... [more]

Trophy time for youth baseball in local leagues

Jun 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  This is the home stretch for Riverton Little League and Riverton Babe Ruth.
The week has been filled with baseball stories in the sports section. That's ... [more]

Phillies and Rockies to clash for Babe Ruth title

Jun 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early leads by the Phillies and the Rockies paved the way for Riverton Babe Ruth baseball semifinal victories Wednesday night.
The Phillies downed the Giants ... [more]

Four-game homestand this week for Raiders

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It begins with a doubleheader Thursday against Green River.

After losing four games at the Powell tournament, the Riverton Raiders will host four ... [more]

Braves, Orioles set for Little League title game; Tigers, Giants match up in Minors

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Braves and the Orioles locked up spots in the Riverton Little League major division baseball championship with victories on Monday night.
In one of the ... [more]

Sheridan golfer takes amateur crown on playoff birdie

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sara Bowman defeated Sydney Gunn on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the 92nd Wyoming women's amateur title.
Bowman is from Sheridan. Gunn will be a ... [more]

Early commitment to one sport short-changes kids

Jun 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Bouncing off the train and walking into Target Field in Minneapolis on Saturday, the two brothers in front of us wore jerseys of their baseball heroes.
One ... [more]

Burnett ninth, Krassin 12th on final CNFR list

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett finished ninth in the goat tying standings for Central Wyoming College in the finals of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. ... [more]

Pokes set to air on ROOT SPORTS this fall

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Mountain West Conference and ROOT SPORTS announced Thursday that eight Mountain West games will be televised by ROOT Sports during the 2014 college ... [more]

CWC cowgirl, Lander native advance to finals at CNFR

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was fifth going into the finals in goat tying; Riley Krassin was placed 11th in steer wrestling in Casper.

Kaylee Burnett and Riley ... [more]

Braves edge Rockies for perfect season

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The team is the No. 1 seed in the annual Little League postseason tournament.

The Braves of the Riverton Little League major division won the regular ... [more]

LVHS hires Rounds as new head football coach

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Rounds has been hired to replace Doug Hughes as the head football coach for the Lander Valley High School Tigers.
Hughes has stepped into the LVHS ... [more]

Berg named Golf Coach of the Year

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Terry Berg was shocked.
The longtime Lander Valley High School golf coach said he couldn't believe it when he was named the National High School Athletic ... [more]

CWC cowgirl climbs to fourth in goat tying at CNFR

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett has skyrocketed into fourth in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo.
Burnett put down a time of 6.6 ... [more]

Slam-N-Jam off to Florida for national tourney

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slam-N-Jam, a Riverton AAU volleyball team, is ready for a new experience.
The journey from Riverton started Thursday morning when the team's players and ... [more]

When you're on dialysis, you really appreciate having sports on TV

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a span of a couple of months, I have gone from thinking being on kidney dialysis would be the worst thing possible to accepting that the treatments I get ... [more]

State women's amateur this weekend at RCC course

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top female golfers in the state compete Friday through Sunday in the 92nd Women's Amateur Championship in Riverton.
The 54-hole tournament is set for the ... [more]

Raiders capture nightcap on road vs. Rock Springs

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The split puts Riverton at 9-9 overall. The Raiders are 3-1 in their conference.

Steven Reinig and Brayden Draper kept Rock Springs in check in the ... [more]

Riding for Casper College, Lander's Krassin second at CNFR

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin now must play the waiting game at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Krassin, a Casper College standout from Lander, is second in the ... [more]

Riverton team takes fastpitch tourney

Jun 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emotions ran high as the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch team won its home softball tournament Sunday in the Under-18 division.
After losing to the Rock ... [more]