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Simpson wins Milward Simpson Award

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  From staff reports

Tanner Simpson of Lander and Mikayla Brower of Torrington have been named winners of the 2012 Milward Simpson Award.
The award is ... [more]

Lacey Tech wins CNFR national title

Jun 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lacey Tech is the new goat-tying queen of college rodeo.
The veteran Central Wyoming College cowgirl brought home the national championship in the ... [more]

Bucket List - two friends set out for second adventure

Jun 17, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the men met for the first time in the late 1970s at a local Jaycees meeting, Bryce Born and Fred Perrett had no idea where their new friendship would take ... [more]

Top-rated track hosts motocross races this weekend

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Bo Kasper, Sheldon Buckingham and Jake Lemley are the top Fremont County motocross riders scheduled to race Saturday and Sunday at a High Plains Motocross ... [more]

CWC still second at national rodeo

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With two days left to go, veteran Central Wyoming College cowgirl Lacey Tech remains in first pace in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo at the ... [more]

Two dozen teams in town for softball tournament

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has four girls teams, the most ever, in the ninth annual U.S. Energy Fastpitch tournament Friday through Sunday in Riverton.
Riverton has squads in ... [more]

New CWC recruits staffing basketball camp

Jun 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Isaiah Tademy was anxious all last week.
The incoming Central Wyoming College freshman basketball player wanted to see what his new teammates for the 2012-13 ... [more]

Rustler women in thick of CNFR title run

Jun 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustler cowgirls stood second in the nation through Wednesday.

Central Wyoming College and Texas Tech University
are in a battle for the women's ... [more]

Raiders pummeled by Casper Oilers

Jun 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is 6-6 on the American Legion baseball season.

Casper powered its way to a 21-0 American Legion victory over the Riverton Raiders Tuesday ... [more]

Soundingsides gets 15 points in all-star series against Montana team

Jun 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The thought of his sister's death almost stopped John Soundingsides from playing in the Wyoming-Montana basketball series.
Diana Soundingsides was killed May ... [more]

At the top of his game, we're lucky to be able to hear Emrick

Jun 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I was sure hoping the New Jersey Devils had one more win in them during this year's National Hockey League Season. They didn't. Instead, Los Angeles skated to ... [more]

Rustler women second in nation after CNFR opener

Jun 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Rick Smith said last week that his women's team was the most talented squad he has ever brought to the College National ... [more]

Pokes tell Shyatt he's good till '17

Jun 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt by one year.
Shyatt's contract now runs through the 2016-17 ... [more]

Wyoming football prep stars prepare for Laramie after Saturday Shrine Bowl

Jun 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- Josh Teeter's choice was, quite simply, academic.
With academic scholarships taking care of tuition at the University of Wyoming, the Laramie ... [more]

Ivy League opportunity for RHS Hannah Svilar

Jun 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Hannah Svilar could almost throw the discus from her home in Riverton's Big Wyoming addition to the parking lot at Riverton High School. She'll have a little ... [more]

Krassin ready for second go in steer wrestling

Jun 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin is making a return trip to the College National Finals Rodeo this week at the Casper Events Center.
Krassin was selected from Casper College ... [more]

After tough early season Scheick rebounds in team roping

Jun 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matthew Scheick has always attended the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events as a spectator.
This week, the Sheridan College sophomore from ... [more]

Cards atop Little League majors at halfway mark

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the 2012 Riverton Little League baseball season, the Cardinals have built a two-game advantage in the five-team division.
The Cardinals are ... [more]

Childers, King pitch Raiders past Rawlins

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Raider Gerald Childers found out just minutes before the first American Legion baseball doubleheader game that he would be the starting pitcher.
Childers took ... [more]

Baker joins Simpson, Linnan in Shrine Bowl

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mitchell Baker of Dubois was getting a little worried when had hadn't received a phone call during April to play in the annual Shrine Bowl football game.
The ... [more]

Arapahoe youth rodeo Saturday

Jun 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Arapaho Nation Rodeo Association's latest youth rodeo this Saturday reflects the goal of its organizers to help children on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Ragan added to star roster

Jun 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kristi Ragan, a Class 3-A all-state performer in volleyball, basketball and track for Lander Valley High School, has been added to the roster for this ... [more]

Women head to CNFR

Jun 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lady Rustler Devin Nicholls will continue to compete in the sport at Tarleton State (Texas) University next year.

Traci Hinman, Jacalyn Walker, ... [more]

WRHS had just 30 graduates, but five will play sports in college

Jun 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three basketball players and two volleyball players made Class 2-A Wind River High School a busy spot for junior college recruiters.
The five Cougar athletes ... [more]

Cowboy Golfer Receives Michael Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Jun 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo.-(June 6, 2012)-Wyoming Cowboy golfer Jake Hedge is the 2012 recipient of the 14th-annual Michael Phillips Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship ... [more]

Rustler men head to CNFR

Jun 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Central Wyoming College cowboys are going to make their debuts at the College National Finals Rodeo Sunday through Saturday at the Casper Events ... [more]

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]