Brett Smith threw for 235 yards and 4 touchdowns, ran for another, and the Wyoming Cowboys won the 104th edition of the Border War over rival Colorado State 45-31 Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. The victory marked the fourth consecutive win in the series for the Pokes for the first time since 1970-1973.
Wyoming QB Brett Smith seen here in a game earlier this season. Photo by Kari Eakins, Townsquare Media
The Wyoming Cowboys failed to get two key defensive stops and lost their Mountain West Conference opener at Nevada Saturday night, 35-to-28 in overtime. UW surrendered the game-tying touchdown with 1:18 left in regulation and saw the Wolfpack score on the second play of overtime. Then the Cowboys couldn’t get the equalizer on their OT possession and fell in Reno.
The Wyoming Cowboys inability to stop the run proved too much to overcome, as UW lost their 2012 season opener to the 15th-ranked Texas Longhorns 37-17 Saturday night at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns rolled up 280 yards rushing on 47 carries and had two running backs top the century mark in the victory.
It’s a distinguished honor that very few from around the country receive. For Laramie High School, it’s historical. Recent graduate Kari Campbell has become the first female diver in the history of Laramie High School to earn All-America honors. It means Campbell was one of the top 100 divers from around the nation this past year as awarded by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
After six years at the helm of the Laramie Plainsmen boys basketball program, Jason Mountain has stepped down. The news became official Sunday, as the veteran coach will be pursuing interests at the collegiate level.
The annual Cowboy Joe Club golf series, presented by Ford, makes its stop in Laramie Friday at Jacoby Golf Course. These events take place over a four-month stretch during the spring and summer as part of fundraising efforts by the Cowboy Joe Club.
A well-deserved honor was bestowed upon former Laramie Lady Plainsmen stand-out Kyleigh Hiser Friday night. At halftime of the Wyoming-Montana All-Star basketball game in Sheridan, she was named Ms. Wyoming Basketball for 2012. Hiser led Laramie to its first ever girls high school basketball state championship in March, a 38-35 victory over the Natrona County Fillies.
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