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Championship year

Sep 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  RHS 'turned on Tonkin' to start '94 chase

Editor's note: This is the first in a series recalling the 1994 Riverton High School state-championship ... [more]

Good weekend for ropers at high school rodeo in Jackson

Sep 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day competition concluded the fall high school rodeo season.

The breakaway roping competition was the best event last weekend for the ... [more]

UW likes advantage of home field

Sep 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The elephant in the room measures 7,207 feet.
That's the difference in elevation between Laramie (7,220 feet) and Boca Raton, Florida (13 feet).
But when ... [more]

Rustler golfers to Montana for second tourney of season

Sep 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After almost a month of practicing and one fall tournament, Central Wyoming College Rustlers golf coach Pat Rafferty has his lineup set.
The No. 1 player is ... [more]

Long day for Cougar v-ball at Big Horn

Sep 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River now plays Saturday in the Thermopolis tournament.

Wind River was stacked in the top eight of bracket play competition on Saturday at the ... [more]

On hot streak, Rustler spikers off to Eastern

Sep 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC has a 12-4 mark on the volleyball season.

The Central Wyoming College Rustlers carries a four-match volleyball winning streak into Friday's ... [more]

Wolverines take on No. 1 Powell in big road game Friday

Sep 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Powell enters Friday's contest on a 29-game win streak, the longest in Wyoming and is 2-0 on the season, while Riverton, also 2-0, will still be thin at ... [more]

Lander set for home opener vs. Cody

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With one more non-conference football game on the schedule, first-year Lander Valley High School Tigers coach John Rounds wants to find consistency on ... [more]

Chief runners saw state course at Sheridan meet

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor :  Members of the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country teams had an extra-important learning experience on at the Michelle Ludwig Invitational on ... [more]

Wranglers reach semis in Big Horn VB tourney

Sep 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni advanced into the semifinals of the top bracket Saturday at the Big Horn Invitational volleyball tournament.
In the semis, Wright won a 25-14, 25-14 ... [more]

Spikers sweep Rock Springs in league match

Sep 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton plays at home Friday against Laramie.

Making a school-day trip to Sweetwater County, the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team picked up ... [more]

Mitchell grabs third for CWC at cross country invitational in Nebraska

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In his first cross country meet of the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers, Tristan Mitchell finished third overall in the men's race Saturday at ... [more]

Steamboat and his rider are seen everywhere in Wyoming

Sep 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One hundred years ago this month, Steamboat, the bucking horse that has come to define Wyoming and is one of the most-iconic state symbols in America, breathed ... [more]

Two finalists for CWC at home rodeo

Sep 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett and Trae Kautzman reached the finals Sunday for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers during the final day of the Rustler Roundup rodeo at the ... [more]

Wranglers wilt in second half, fall to Rocky Mountain

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- It was a great opening half of football Friday night at Shoshoni, with the Wranglers battling visiting Rocky Mountain to an 8-8 tie.  In the second ... [more]

Rams bounce back from loss, whip Eagles 66-6

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long afternoon for St. Stephen's  as Dubois erupted for 38 unanswered points in the opening period en route to a 66-6 shellacking of the Eagles in ... [more]

Wind River blasts Wyoming Indian 74-0 in Ethete

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's return to 11-man football hasn't been the best experience.  After an opening-week shutout at Moorcroft, the Chiefs were blown off ... [more]

Wolverine spikers drop conference pair in Casper

Sep 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team made two separate trips to Casper Friday and Saturday, coming away with conference losses to Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Another win for RHS golfers; Paxton leads all players with a 64

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines returned to Wyoming high school golf Friday after a tournament in Arizona last week, grabbing both the team title and the individual ... [more]

Lander boys win Powell golf

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Tigers placed in the top 10; Lander's girls finished second on a wind day.

Two Lander Valley High School golfers ended up in the top three to ... [more]

Pokes run out of steam in second half vs. Ducks

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  EUGENE, Ore. -- One week after a season-defining win over then-No. 6 Michigan State, No. 2 Oregon spent the first quarter Saturday trying regain its footing ... [more]

Jackson running game sinks Tigers in 56-0 loss

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson exploded for 24 first-quarter points on its way to a 56-0 non-conference football victory over the Lander Valley High School Tigers Friday night in ... [more]

RHS downs Star Valley on the road

Sep 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines now are 2-0 to sart the football season for the first time since 2004.

AFTON -- In a game in which Riverton never trailed, the ... [more]

CWC downs ranked team, goes 4-1 in Arizona tournament

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In their longest volleyball trip of the season, the Central Wyoming College Rustles played to an impressive 4-1 record during a three-day span.
A huge ... [more]

Two more runners join CWC's new cross country team

Sep 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cross country coach Al Lara is still adding new pieces to the inaugural program.
The No. 1 runner for CWC is now freshman Tristan ... [more]

Rustler Roundup starts 2014 season for CWC rodeo teams

Sep 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.

Rodeo fever is back this weekend for the Central ... [more]

Wyoming's Tim Kamana meets former high school rival Mariota

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Marcus Mariota has always been a quarterback.
Wyoming redshirt freshman safety Tim Kamana smiles and recalls the first time he played against Mariota, in a ... [more]

After beating Wind River, Shoshoni spikers heading to Big Horn

Sep 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni knocked off Kemmerer in a non-confnerence match last week as well.

Shoshoni won the first Fremont County rivalry volleyball match of the ... [more]

Riverton opens West 4-A v-ball season in Casper against KW and Natrona

Sep 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After finishing fourth in a 24-team field at the Camel volleyball tournament in Gillette last weekend, the Riverton Lady Wolverines (6-6, 0-0 Class 4-A West) ... [more]

Star Valley hosts Wolverines in Friday game

Sep 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines football team steps on the bus Friday for its longest road trip of the season. The travel plan is filed for Afton, where Riverton will ... [more]