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Bruce Gresly stands among the greatest coaches ever in Wyoming

Jun 30, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  In a video his Lander Tiger swim team made after its 2005 state championship season, Bruce Gresly joked that he had been coaching for 100,000 years.
Gresly ... [more]

Raiders end tournament with 4-3 win

Jun 30, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Steven Reinig pitched the Riverton Raiders to a 4-3 decision over the Billings Halos on Sunday afternoon to complete a wooden-bat American Legion baseball ... [more]

Teams advance as LL tourney gets going at baseball complex

Jun 30, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the major league division, the fifth-seeded Dodgers outlasted the Brewers 16-12.

Four Riverton Little League minor league baseball games and one ... [more]

Lander at state senior Babe Ruth tourney

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A quick season has the Lander Senior Babe Ruth playing this weekend at the state tournament in Rock Springs. Lander lost to Belle Fourche, S.D., 10-9, on ... [more]

Raiders post 14-4 win Saturday in Montana; home for pair Tuesday

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a long haul to Miles City, Mont., the Riverton Raiders enjoyed a 14-4 American Legion baseball victory over the Glasgow, Mont. Reds B team on Saturday ... [more]

Padres take Lander LL title; all-stars begin play July 15

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Padres edged the Twins 5-3 in the Lander Little League major division Wednesday night at City Park.
The contest wrapped up the Little League regular ... [more]

Rockies finish with top mark in Riverton Little League; tourney gets going Monday

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a balanced Riverton major league baseball division, the Rockies captured the No. 1 seed after winning the five-team regular season title in the final week ... [more]

Nance picked by Lakers

Jun 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection, Nance averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds over his four-year career playing at UW, including 16.1 ... [more]

Motocross riders bring home trophies from big day of racing in Billings

Jun 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The High Plains Motocross Association riders will now compete in a race on Sunday in Casper.

Fremont County motocross riders placed high in a number ... [more]

Traveling Renegades team posts 24-7 mark, wins four tourneys

Jun 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four consecutive baseball tournaments have been won by the Riverton Renegades, a 13-15-year-old traveling baseball team formed for extra competition in the ... [more]

Antone takes eighth at college nationals

Jun 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Casper College cowboy Drew Antone managed a rare 8-second bull riding score last week at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
His 71.5 ride in the ... [more]

Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. selected by Lakers in first round of NBA draft

Jun 25, 2015 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (June 25, 2015) - Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 27th pick of the first round in Thursday night's NBA ... [more]

Rockies, Tigers advance to title game

Jun 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Rockies and the Riverton Tigers are locked to battle for the Babe Ruth baseball title Wednesday.
In the semifinals, the Riverton Rockies blanked ... [more]

July 4 running events in Lander could draw 1,000

Jun 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Online registration at closes July 2 at midnight, and racers can register in person July 3 at Wild Iris.

A week and a half remains to ... [more]

Spratt makes the short round at CNFR, takes 12th nationally in tying

Jun 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  K.L. Spratt finished 12th in the nation Saturday night in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
The Sam Houston State University junior ... [more]

Whatever the final ruling on Pete Rose, I'll idolize Charlie Hustle

Jun 23, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  When I was Spartan at Riverton Junior High School, I discovered his book "Pete Rose's Winning Baseball" at the library, and I ordered my own copy.
I devoured ... [more]

Raiders make title game in GR tourney

Jun 23, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton posted a 3-2 record for the weekend.

A 3-2 record carried the Riverton Raiders to a second-place finish Sunday in an American Legion ... [more]

Edged 6-5 by Jackson, Raiders come back to down GR

Jun 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One error in two American Legion baseball games resulted in a 1-1 record for the Riverton Raiders Friday in a tournament at Green River.
In the opener, ... [more]

Skaters compete at groundbreaking for new park

Jun 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The new facility is under construction and expected to be finished in August.

In conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Riverton ... [more]

Two with local ties in finals at CNFR

Jun 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former Fremont County high school rodeo stars K.L. Spratt and Drew Antone qualified for the finals Saturday night at the College National Finals Rodeo in ... [more]

I never rooted for Tiger Woods, until he wasn't good anymore

Jun 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  This will probably sound strange, but I feel sorry for Tiger Woods. I never thought that day would come.
I've been a large-time golf fan for more than 40 ... [more]

Evanston rings up 19 runs in doubleheader sweep of Raiders

Jun 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Evanston Outlaws moved into a conference tie for first place with Green River after sweeping the Riverton Raiders 7-1 and 12-3 in American Legion Baseball ... [more]

Friday scramble at country club raising money for CWC rodeo scholarships

Jun 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The eighth annual Jim Fike Memorial Golf Tournament is set to tee off at noon Friday at the Riverton Country Club.
The competition raises money to grant ... [more]

Former Kelly Walsh starter signs for men's basketball with Central Wyo Rustlers

Jun 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marcus Nolan, a two-sport standout at Casper Kelly Walsh, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers. ... [more]

Raiders split at Lovell

Jun 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is 9-8 overall and next plays Evanston on Wednesday afternoon in a pair of conference home games.

Despite playing in rainy conditions in the ... [more]

Ramsey third in HS cutting, good for a slot at nationals

Jun 17, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowboy Wyatt Ramsey finished third in the state in boys cutting to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo next month in Rock Springs. ... [more]

Fullerton tosses TDs in Shrine Bowl game as North routs South

Jun 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Fremont County football players made an impact in the North's convincing 40-14 victory over the South on Saturday in the annual Shrine Bowl game held at ... [more]

Grass roots effort could revive an idled ski hill

Jun 15, 2015 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The effort to revive the Antelope Butte ski area in northern Wyoming took a major step forward Thursday when the Antelope Butte Foundation signed a purchase ... [more]

Raiders lose high-scoring pair to GR

Jun 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Green River Knights pulled out an American Legion baseball conference doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon at Roy Peck Field.
In the opener, the Knights ... [more]

Montana beats Wyo stars; Black, Quayle strong

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chris Quayle of Riverton was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball on Friday night in Sheridan.
The award is given to the top boys and girls basketball senior players ... [more]