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Cowboy Basketball's Canadian Tour Schedule Announced

Jun 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (June 6, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has announced it will travel to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 5-11, on a ... [more]

Hey, Big Guy! Here is our wish list for the new AD at RHS

Jun 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  My brother and I used to take our letters for Santa to my grandpa because we knew he had that special connection to the Big Guy.
In his back yard every ... [more]

Critical Care Companion Animal Fund 5K Run set

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A 5K race for Riverton residents and their pets is held June 9 to raise money for the Critical Care Companion Animal Fund, which assists families who are ... [more]

Thomas 8 over par in U.S. Open sectional; PGA pro topped field

Jun 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's P.J. Thomas played in a U.S. Open sectional qualifying round on Monday, shooting rounds of 77 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 152 at the Lakeside Golf ... [more]

Area Babe Ruth teams battle

Jun 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins swept Riverton and Lander during games at the Riverton Babe Ruth Park Friday and Saturday.

Riverton belted the baseball around the park ... [more]

Simpson named Mower winner

Jun 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Simpson keeps on winning postseason awards.
The 2012 Lander Valley High School graduate won the annual Wilford Mower Award last month at the Class 3-A ... [more]

Brian Tucker in as AD in Shoshoni

Jun 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He may be the youngest high school activities director in Wyoming. At age 25, Brian Tucker has been appointed to replace Travis Draper as the new AD at ... [more]

Tim Ervin ends 36-year coaching career at Shoshoni

Jun 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Gerald Ford was president when Tim Ervin first walked into the halls of Shoshoni High School. The English teacher and coach arrived in Shoshoni in the fall of ... [more]

Condie attracts height to new CWC recruiting class

Jun 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more players have been added to the 2012-13 Central Wyoming College men's basketball roster.
Coach Curtis Condie said Ryan Thomas (6-foot-8, Riverton, ... [more]

Riverton U14 soccer team grabs second place

Jun 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton played to a second-place finish in the U14 boys soccer division on Monday at the state tournament at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.
Cody blanked the ... [more]

Spurs' run of 20 straight ends (and they'll lose three more, too)

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The mighty 20-game basketball NBA winning streak by the San Antonio Spurs should come to an end Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of ... [more]

P.E.O. sponsors 5K event Saturday

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dash for Cash, a 5K run and walk event sponsored by P.E.O. to raise funds for a scholarship at Central Wyoming College, takes place this Saturday, June ... [more]

Riverton Babe Ruth League creates summer travel team

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has formed a 13- to 15-year-old traveling baseball team for the summer.
Riverton has games scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Babe Ruth ... [more]

Soundingsides with all- stars for weekend games against South Dakota

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Soundingsides was a basketball scoring machine for Wyoming Indian High School. Now he brings his sharp-shooting abilities to the Wyoming all-stars for a ... [more]

Former RHS runner places high in Bolder Boulder 10K

May 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Brock Mickelsen was the seventh fastest among 1,010 Wyoming runners in the race and finished 13th out of 239 in the men's 21-year-old division. ... [more]

Wind River's Yellowplume to play for Eastern Wyoming

May 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The senior post player finished last season averaging eight points and pulling in 6.7 rebounds and was the No. 2 rebounder in the Southwest conference ... [more]

Dramatic base hit gives Raiders conference victory

May 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Maurice King kept the Riverton Raiders within striking distance on the mound, and Johnny Souza connected for a walk-off single on Tuesday night in the bottom ... [more]

Let's not kid ourselves, the costs of youth sports create barriers

May 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In Wyoming, soccer may have found a solution

The idea that youth sports are becoming too expensive for kids should concern us all.
It's not just a ... [more]

BYU collegiate golfer Blair leads amateur field at Saltwater

May 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zac Blair came in as a favorite for the amateur title at the annual Saltwater Classic, and he left the winner by two strokes.
The BYU junior golfer finished ... [more]

Phoenix-based Travers wins Riverton Saltwater Classic

May 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nick Travers will always remember the 2012 Saltwater Classic as his first pro golf victory.
Travers opened the 54-hole tournament at the Riverton Country Club ... [more]

CWC signs high-scoring guard from powerhouse Chicago HS

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Paris Burns will don the orange and black for the Rustler men this fall.

Chicago high school basketball standout Paris Burns is headed for Central ... [more]

Peil, Roberts and Vigil named soccer 3-A all-state for Lander

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Derek Peil, Marcus Vigil, Austin Roberts and Kyle Leeman of Lander Valley High School are Class 3-A all-state soccer players. The team was announced last ... [more]

Three golfers shoot 67 to top Saltwater after first round

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three scores of 67 were produced early Saturday in the opening round of the three-day annual Saltwater Classic golf tournament at Riverton Country Club.
Nick ... [more]

Wyoming's Nick Carlson Named To 2012 Rimington Trophy Spring

May 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming senior center Nick Carlson was named to the 2012 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List on Thursday. The list was released by the ... [more]

Wind River's Votruba to play VB in Colorado

May 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Dreams do come true.
Wind River senior Elley Votruba signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play junior college volleyball at Colorado ... [more]

Casper Oilers pound Raiders 26-3

May 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Casper Oilers exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning and eight more in the seventh en route a 26-3 victory over the Riverton Raiders in an American ... [more]

Top amateurs now eligible to win Saltwater

May 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Country Club golf pro Steve Johnson on Wednesday called Brigham Young University golfer Zac Blair one of the top college golfers in the United ... [more]

Several past winners in Saltwater field

May 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Defending champ Todd Tanner returns as does four-time winner Steve Schneiter.
Five former Saltwater Classic pro golf title winners are in the 2012 ... [more]

Ashdown is Wyoming player of the year

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  She's the third Riverton Wolverine to win the Gatorade honor.
Riverton High School senior and incoming University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer freshman ... [more]

Conrad, Lamb ranked in Wyo. mixed-doubles

May 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tennis players Marty Conrad of Lander and Kristi Lamb of Riverton are ranked No. 1 Wyoming at the 3.5 mixed doubles level.
Conrad said the rankings are for ... [more]