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Look for MSU to win NCAA basketball tournament

Mar 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  I like Tom Izzo.
The veteran Michigan State men's basketball coach and his players are going to help me break my jinx this year of not even coming to close ... [more]

Cowboys win high-scoring CBI opener over NDSU

Mar 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- It's been three years since the Wyoming Cowboys have played in college basketball's post-season, and nine years since Wyoming has managed a ... [more]

RHS soccer teams open season Friday

Mar 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams both hit the pitch this Friday and will begin the 2012 campaign against Sheridan.
The boys play at ... [more]

Harlem Ambassadors to play benefit hoops game Thursday

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  High-flying slam dunks and other basketball attractions are on display at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Gym when the Harlem Ambassadors make a visit to ... [more]

Legerski says UW women's team has bright future

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- University of Wyoming head women's basketball coach Joe Legerski spent Monday watching the Region IX women's basketball semifinals at Casper ... [more]

Riverton bantams win state hockey crown

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Riverton team won its first-ever Wyoming Association Hockey League Championship on Sunday when the bantam squad beat Gillette 7-3 for the Class B title in ... [more]

UW's Washington Named to NABC All-District Team

Mar 14, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Kansas City, Mo. (March 14, 2012) - Wyoming's Leonard Washington has been named to the All-District 17 Second Team, the National Association of Basketball ... [more]

Six Cowboy wrestlers heading to NCAA Championships

Mar 13, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  With the final brackets and seeding settled, the six University of Wyoming wrestlers heading to the NCAA Championships now can see how they stack up against ... [more]

Pokes host ND State in CBI; honor Sailors Wednesday

Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt sees nothing to be ashamed of by playing in the College Basketball Invitational tournament.
"There are ... [more]

Late mistakes cost Rustlers in Region IX

Mar 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Curtis Condie used a rare zone defense vs. Northeastern Colorado on Saturday night in the opening round of the ... [more]

Hoping one of the best ever likes Bronco orange

Mar 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  My fingers are crossed. My toes are crossed. The few hairs that I have left on my head are crossed. I don't want to lose $0. I want to end up winning $50.
And ... [more]

Lady Rustlers end season with nice Region IX run

Mar 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Otero Junior College stopped the remarkable run by Central Wyoming College, winning 66-53 in a semifinal game Monday night in the Region IX women's ... [more]

Webb named to Class 4-A All-State basketball team

Mar 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine junior Xavier Webb has been named to the Class 4-A all-state basketball team and is one of four Riverton girls and boys basketball players ... [more]

Central women fall to Otero Junior College

Mar 12, 2012 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Lady Rustlers fell to Otero Junior College 66-53 in the semi-finals of the Region IX Women's Basketball Tournament in Casper Monday ... [more]

Pokes host first round CBI game Wednesday

Mar 11, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has earned a postseason berth for the first time since 2009, as the Cowboys accepted an invitation on Sunday to ... [more]

Former football pro Wright now teaching music in Worland

Mar 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND (AP) -- At 6-foot-3, Willie Wright towers over his South Side Elementary fifth-grade music class.
However, his easy demeanor tempers his intimidating ... [more]

Lander boys dropped 47-38 by Powell to end state tourney

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell claimed a 47-38 victory Friday over Lander Valley High School in the Class 3-A consolation championship game at Casper Kelly Walsh High School.
The ... [more]

Lander dancers win 3-A championship

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dressed in black-and-white costumes with painted faces, Lander Valley High Schoolwon the Class 3-A state dance title Wednesday at the Casper Events ... [more]

East downs RHS for fifth at state 4-A

Mar 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Cheyenne East Thunderbirds, four players short because of team discipline, shot their way to the fifth-place trophy and a 61-48 victory over the ... [more]

Rustler women pull upset in Region IX opener; men ousted

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Note: The Lady Rustlers meet Otero Junior College at 5 p.m. Monday at Casper College and the Ranger will be there. Catch all the details in Tuesday's ... [more]

Lander boys stay alive at state with Buffalo victory

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Note: Lander lost its final game at the state tournament Friday morning 47-38 to Powell in the fifth pace consolation game. Look for details in Sunday's ... [more]

Rustler women open Region IX vs. Western

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Serol Stauffenberg isn't afraid of the draw Central Wyoming College has at 3 p.m. Saturday vs. Western Nebraska in the Region IX women's basketball ... [more]

Condie keeps CWC hoops progam on winning side

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Curtis Condie hasn't seen any dropoff for Central Wyoming College in his first season as the head men's basketball coach.
Condie was hired by CWC in June to ... [more]

Horrible shooting in first half dooms Cowboys

Mar 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt didn't care to share what he told his team after the brutal first half, when the Cowboys scored 11 points on ... [more]

Riverton downs Natrona at state

Mar 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Shaking off a disappointing loss Thursday, the Riverton Wolverines extended a four-point lead at the end of three quarters to bury the Casper Natrona ... [more]

SDSU ends Cowgirl's season 73-55 at MWC Championships

Mar 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (12-17 overall) had their season ended in the semifinals of the 2012 Mountain West Championships with a 73-55 loss against ... [more]

Riverton Wolverines fall in state first round

Mar 8, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite leading by nine at halftime and by as many as 11 in the third quarter, the Riverton Wolverines fell in their first-round state game against Cheyenne ... [more]

Teams battle for city league title

Mar 8, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody Emerick and the County 10 Riverton men's city league basketball team won the title game 71-56 over the True Warriors Wednesday night at Rustler Gym. Shane ... [more]

Cowgirls down TCU 61-44 to open tournament

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (12-16 overall) advanced out of the first round of the Mountain West for only the fourth time with a 61-44 win over the TCU ... [more]

Cold-shooting Tigers lose first-rounder to Wheatland

Mar 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Note: Lander bounced back to beat Buffalo 60-46 in consolation play Thursday in Casper. The Tigers will now play Powell at 10:30 a.m. at Kelly Walsh ... [more]