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By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Dec 10, 2017

Three losses in as many games wasn't exactly what Lander Lady Tigers head coach Jeremy Francom had in mind when he and his squad headed north to Buffalo for ...

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Dec 10, 2017

On Friday at the Cody Invitational, the Stuart Mullins era of Lander Valley boys basketball began in fine fashion, with a 55-45 victory over Douglas. Antonio ...

 
By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2017

At first glance, it might seem as if the encore for the Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team this season might be a difficult one. Not so fast. Eight ...

 

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 5, 2017

Middle school wrestlers descended Saturday on Riverton for the Spartan Invitational, with Rawlins taking the team title in convincing fashion with 342 points, ...

 
By Randy Tucker
Dec 5, 2017

I'm often asked, "What is (fill in the blank) up to? Is she still playing ball? I sure loved watching him bring the ball up." In a county as far-flung as ...

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Dec 3, 2017

We were down at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse on Thursday evening to take in Tigers basketball practice and began to get quite excited as we realized roundball ...


By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Dec 3, 2017

When Shelby Watson first swung a golf club during her freshman year for the Lady Wolverines of Riverton, playing at the college level was certainly the ...

 
By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 26, 2017

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I'm very thankful for what you're reading about right now. Sports. If it weren't for all things athletic, life wouldn't be ...

 
By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2017

Among the track, basketball and wrestling banners in the Wind River gym stands the only football championship the Cougars have ever won. The banner is 20 ...

 

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 26, 2017

Small-town high-school football requires young men who are skilled on both sides of the line of scrimmage, whether it be advancing the ball on offense or ...

 
By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 21, 2017

The 2016-17 basketball season was unprecedented in Fremont County.Five county teams appeared on the state's biggest stage in Casper last March with Riverton, ...

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 19, 2017

When the Lady Cougars of Wind River failed to win any of their first seven matches of the season, the last thing head coach Jamie Lockhart was worried about ...

 

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 19, 2017

Let's get one thing straight, people. We're not all winners. Although that's what our young people are largely being taught these days as they work their way ...

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 19, 2017

Naya Shime of Riverton has been named Fremont County's volleyball player of the year by the sports staff of The Ranger, Lander Journal and Wind River ...

 
By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 16, 2017

Riverton once played Midwest, Basin and Otto but demographics change constantly in Wyoming. With 72 schools covering a vast area of 98,000 square miles, ...

 

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 12, 2017

On Friday night, Central Wyoming College's mens hoopsters opened the home portion of their schedule as visiting Laramie County Community College came to ...

photo by Claire Peart
Nov 10, 2017

Riverton Swim Club member Kenzie Bennett swam the 100 freestyle at the Lander Spook Splash held at Bruce Gresly Aquatic Center last ...

 
By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 8, 2017

Volleyball is certainly a team sport, with six players working in concert with one another, moving a ball around with precision in search of the perfect ...

 

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 8, 2017

Last season at the Class 3-A girls state swimming championships in Gillette, it was Spanish starlet Sonsoles Aguayo who stole the show for Riverton in the ...

 
By Susan Gray Gose For The Ranger
Nov 5, 2017

The Lander Valley High School girls swimming and diving team did it again. The Lady Tigers swam and dove away with the Class 3-A state title for the second ...

 
By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 5, 2017

All season, followers of Riverton High School volleyball have been used to seeing Naya Shime gracefully and athletically rise up off the floor, hammering kills ...


By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 3, 2017

The longer Thursday's opening-round Class 1-A state tournament volleyball match between Dubois and Lingle-Fort Laramie carried on, the more like the Lady Rams ...

By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Nov 1, 2017

Last season, one was close, the other two nowhere near. At the state volleyball tournament, the Lady Wolverines of Riverton found themselves in the Class 3-A ...

 
By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Oct 31, 2017

Playing at 7,200 feet in mid-November is rarely a recipe for quality football. Teams that run the ball have a decided advantage in the less- than-warm ...


By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Oct 29, 2017

It's been a long volleyball season for the Lady Tigers of Lander, and that long, rugged road finally came to an end Saturday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton in a ...

 
By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Oct 29, 2017

They've certainly come along way, these Lady Cougars. From an 0-7 start to the season all the way to a berth in the Class 2-A state tournament for Wind ...

 
By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Oct 29, 2017

The smiles said it all. Only it was difficult to tell which were brighter, the gleeful grins on the faces of the Lady Wolverines or the reflection of them in ...


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