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By Randy Tucker
Feb 11, 2020

The danger in relying on your own records, rather than searching through newspaper archives, is that sometimes you'll miss a game from long ago -- and it can ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 9, 2020

Our three dogs, or rather our "grand dogs," caught the afternoon sun last Tuesday. As I walked by them I noticed a steadily increasing flow of water dripping ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 4, 2020

"He's batting .455 with left-handed runners at second base, two outs, on a field facing south from home plate, on cloudy days with a 5 mph wind out of the ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 28, 2020

Sportswriters usually lead a story with the last second half-court shot that won the game, or the breakaway run as the final gun sounds in a football game with ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 19, 2020

When I was teaching and coaching in Shoshoni, high school kids sometimes an impression of my friend Harold Bailey. Occasionally a girl, but usually a boy, ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 14, 2020

Just one more week of seemingly endless "tournament" basketball remains until the regular season begins for most area teams. The Lander boys begin their ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 7, 2020

I sat down with Wyoming Indian head coach Craig Ferris and his good friend, head coach Craig Lundberg of the Lovell Bulldogs, last Saturday. They are both ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 5, 2020

It was great while it lasted. Denver Air Connection makes its final flights to Riverton and Sheridan next week after an incredibly successful run to both ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 29, 2019

"I thought, well, there would be other days, but that was the only day." That's my favorite quote from "Field of Dreams." It epitomizes those unnoticed ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 22, 2019

My brother-in-law Matt has worked for United Parcel Service for 35-plus years. A standing joke of Matt's is that he now works for Amazon. It's a sentiment ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 17, 2019

There wasn't much exciting going on in Crane Hall at the University of Wyoming back in the 1970s.It was a throwback dormitory without individual sinks, no ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 11, 2019

As big as Alfred Redman Gym in Ethete is, it was still crowded with the curtain down separating the Wyoming Indian boys and girls teams at practice last week. ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 10, 2019

It's that time of year again. The heat of summer is gone. The transition most of the world calls autumn but is referred to as the last stages of road ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 19, 2019

For decades I'd stop by the Wyoming Indian High School tent at the state track meet for lunch and some fun conversation with my friend Chico Her Many Horses of ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 17, 2019

People can commute on the same train for decades and never acknowledge each other's existence. Similar people live their entire adult lives in high-rise ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 5, 2019

The most-watched video on Hudl.com this week, at least among Wyoming football coaches, is the near upset of unbeaten and top ranked Thunder Basin by their ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 3, 2019

The magic that can exist between grandfather and grandson is a connection that is being eroded in much of modern American society, but it lives on in the lives ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 20, 2019

q The new hospital proposed in Riverton probably would improve health care in Lander as well. There is a danger in trapping wildlife - not necessarily ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 13, 2019

With just two regular season games remaining the Lander Tigers sit atop the Class 3-A East Conference with a perfect 3-0 league record and a 5-1 mark ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 13, 2019

My great aunt and uncle, Sugar and Brooks Jones (yes, their real names) gave us a free week's stay in their resort cottage on a bayou off the L'Anguille River ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 29, 2019

A coyote paused along the highway, just a few feet from the eastbound 50 mph sign outside Jeffrey City. You might think of it as an iconic image of boom and ...


By Randy Tucker
Sep 24, 2019

I was stacking firewood west of the our home one fall afternoon and kept hearing voices. Not the usual voices in my head, but the actual sound of people ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 3, 2019

Fundamentals. In sports, the word usually is heard in only two contexts. The most often is a statement that we are returning to "fundamentals," such as when a ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 1, 2019

Fundamentals. In sports, the word usually is heard in only two contexts. The most often is a statement that we are returning to "fundamentals," such as when a ...


By Randy Tucker
Sep 1, 2019

It was the stuff of late 1970s and early 80s pseudo-science. They even made the film "Altered States" about it in 1980, depicting the terrors of sensory ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 25, 2019

People's logic, or the lack of it, is a fascinating subject. We live in an era where logic, reasoning, common sense and knowledge have been replaced by ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 6, 2019

Preparation, training, skill, fundamentals and, finally competition. It sounds like a description of an athletic event, but this is different. The past ...


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