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School sports seasons off to a busy start

Aug 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Ahh, the dog days of summer ... are about over. It's August, and while the major leaguers are plodding through their season (it truly is a great time of year ... [more]

RJFL taking registration for 2012 season

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League president Brett Watson wanted to make sure the word is out that fifth- and sixth-graders interested in playing football this ... [more]

Motocross race planned for Sunday in Riverton

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County racing fans will get a bonus High Plains Motocross Race on Sunday in Riverton.
Worland canceled the scheduled race two weeks ago so Fremont ... [more]

Thomas signs on to be a Cowboy

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas is now a University of Wyoming golfer.
The Riverton High School graduate recently made things official after he signed a national letter of intent ... [more]

Cross-county tennis challenge Aug. 18 in Riverton

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2011, Lander won the annual cross-county tennis challenge with Riverton.
The Riverton tennis players have marked Saturday, Aug. 18, at Sunset Park in ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers home from grueling mat camp

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Eat, sleep and wrestle.
That is what five Riverton High School wrestlers did from June 30 to July 27 at the J. Robinson Intensive 28-day wrestling camp in ... [more]

Two Raiders earn postseason honors

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza and Brady Beers of the Riverton Raiders received 2012 postseason honors for their efforts on the baseball diamond.
Beers was named to the ... [more]

High academic recognition for CWC athletes

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Central Wyoming College athletic teams finished in the top 10 in the nation for its academic work in the classroom for the 2011-12 year.
CWC women's ... [more]

Wyoming Basketball Set For Foreign Tour to Canada

Aug 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Aug. 2, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team hits the road on Sunday for a week-long trip to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as the ... [more]

I'm cheering for the red white and blue (hawks)

Aug 1, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  When the Olympics started in London on Saturday there were 35 sports and more than 400 events to be completed over the next 17 days.
While women's gymnastics ... [more]

CWC cowboy wins saddle bronc title

Aug 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Incoming Rustler sophomore Colton Miller won $1,060.20 when he rode a hose named Bad Company.

Central Wyoming College sophomore cowboy Colton Miller ... [more]

USA boat win Newlin inches from medal at London Olympics

Aug 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin's eight-man United States boat finished in fourth-place -- .03 second away from a bronze medal -- Wednesday in the finals of the Olympic Games in ... [more]

Frontier Days champ stops over for Riverton event

Jul 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Gabe Ledoux was one of the most popular cowboys to perform on Monday night at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Ledoux didn't record a ... [more]

Tight saddle bronc field after day one of rodeo

Jul 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  California cowboy Michael Maher made the most of his first trip to the Fremont County Fairgrounds, setting the pace Monday night at the PRCA Ram Rodeo with a ... [more]

With two triathlons done, time to shoot for the moon

Jul 31, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When we went to Riverton High School on Saturday morning, we were a bit sad thinking that the number of entries for the second annual Go Fremont County ... [more]

Lander 9-10s fall in two straight at state

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Two state tournament games didn't go the way for Lander at the Wyoming 9-10-year-old Little League baseball tournament in Green River.
Laramie ... [more]

Phinney, Lehmkuhler win second Go Fremont County Triathlon

Jul 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  More than 80 athletes from Wyoming and other states competed in the Go Fremont County Triathlon Saturday in Riverton.
Brent Phinney of Windsor, Colo., shaved ... [more]

Pokes to open basketball season with game at Wyoming Indian

Jul 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In a surprising announcement Friday, the University of Wyoming Cowboys men's basketball team confirmed that the Pokes will open their 2012-13 basketball season ... [more]

Newlin's boat wins prelim heat, qualifies for row final

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin's eight-man United States boat locked up a spot for the Olympic rowing finals Saturday by winning its heat at the London games.
The Riverton High ... [more]

Raiders season ends with loss to Douglas

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton ace Johnny Souza threw 167 pitches Thursday in a consolation game, but the Douglas Bearcats stole a 13-10 victory in the American Legion baseball ... [more]

Riverton LL stars fall 9-6 to Gillette at state tournament

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette ended the baseball season for the Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League all-stars in a 9-6 victory Thursday afternoon in Green River. ... [more]

Pokes to open 2012-13 season in Ethete

Jul 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team will begin the 2012-13 season by hosting Fort Lewis College for an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. ... [more]

Raiders fall 18-2 to Sheridan

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders fell 18-2 to the Sheridan Troopers in the opening round of the Wyoming North American Legion district baseball tournament Wednesday in ... [more]

Area drivers urged to use caution for triathlon

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Drivers along Riverview Road, Sunset Drive, Major Avenue and Cooper Road are urged to drive with caution Saturday morning as bikers and runners will be ... [more]

Lander 9-10s downed by Gillette in first round

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette scored seven runs in the second inning and four more in the fifth to post an 11-6 win Wednesday night in the first-round of the ... [more]

Riverton Little League downed by Laramie

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Laramie had its high-powered offense in gear from the start against Riverton, collecting a 13-3 victory Wednesday under the lights in the first ... [more]

Schrock gets head rodeo job for CWC Rustlers

Jul 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Drew Schrock has been promoted from assistant coach to head rodeo coach at Central Wyoming College.
Schrock replaces CWC Rick and Lynn Smith. The pair took ... [more]

Little Leaguers open state vs. Laramie

Jul 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's opponent has won the last six state Little League championships.

The Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League baseball all-stars drew Laramie ... [more]

Three Pokes preseason All-MWC

Jul 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  Three University of Wyoming student-athletes were named to the 2012 Mountain West Football Preseason All-Conference Team, announced Tuesday by the league.
The ... [more]

Thank you, Dr. Quayle, for taking time to teach me how to hit

Jul 24, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the old metal arm of the pitching machine would slowly grab the next baseball in the queue, I was at home plate, eyes on the ball, relaxed, ready to take ... [more]