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Wrestlers head to state

Fourteen Bobcat wrestlers journeyed to Wheatland last Friday with state tournament qualifying on their mind, and nine of them got the task done....

 

Wrestlers head to regionals

With duals against both Lovell and highly rated Glenrock Thursday and Friday, the Bobcats faced a...

 

Winners don't ask how

President-Elect Donald Trump told his fans that if he won, he wouldn’t question the outcome of the election, but if he didn’t, it would be only...

 

Brief, concise and to the point

My freshman civics teacher, Mr. Cormack, assigned many writing projects throughout the year requiring him to repeat his favorite admonition to be...

 

Demand more from our leaders

Every few years, almost on cue, religion seems to enthusiastically enter politics as though this country should somehow become a theocracy with...

 

First Amendment my foot

Harvey Seidel has made the enforcement of laws through our legal system a First Amendment issue. His point is that the individuals moral sensibility...

 

What's not to like?

There was a time in my life when the three necessities were a roof over my head, food on the table and a beat-up, well-used baseball mitt on my hand...

 

The measure of a man

A poem I once read and taught from spoke to the heart about a trip by the poet to the home of his youth. In it, he spoke of how much smaller than his...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 30, 2016

In the spirit of the thing

Once, long ago, when managing a Junior Babe Ruth team (13-15 years old), I drafted a young man of limited talent and one arm. There were a couple of...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 9, 2016

Million dollar baby

It once was thought that a medical bill adding up to a million dollars was a catastrophic economic blow to a family from which it would likely never...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    May 12, 2016

A Reasonable Dialogue

Trying to talk in a reasonable manner about gun legislation in Wyoming is like throwing rocks at a hornets’ nest from three feet and expecting the...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Ahh, sweet democracy

Donald Trump is boiling over more than usual from the frustration of watching past victories being eroded by curious math formulas that seem to deny...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 3, 2016

Wrestlers show courage at state

Once a year, the best 16 qualifiers in each weight and class meet in Casper to determine the best...

 

Boys season comes to an end with Riverside upset

Tears, inside or out, of joy or grief, are the price one pays for the courage to compete and bond...

 

Eleven Bobcat wrestlers head to state

by Rex Clothier The 2A West Regional Wrestling Tournament was held at Rocky Mountain High School in...

 

Boys need win at Shoshoni Friday

When the Bobcats visited the top ranked 1A defending state champion Burlington Huskies Friday,...

 

Wrestlers headed to regionals

The Lovell Bulldogs visited the Bobcat matmen Thursday and had a longer than usual trip home as the...

 

Bobcats cruise to 68-43 victory Friday

Last Friday an activities bus carrying the Bobcat boys basketball team left HSCHS with the passenger...

 

Wrestlers host Lovell today

A busy week tested Thermopolis wrestlers as they hosted a quadrangle with Worland, Douglas and...

 

Bobcats going on the road to Greybull and Riverside

The boys Bobcat basketball team enter this week's upcoming action with Riverside and Greybull with...

 

Wrestlers at home Thursday

The Bobcats journeyed to Greybull for their Memorial Invitational Saturday with six wrestlers...

 

Sophomores step up

Occasionally a situation in high school sports arises that calls participants to a higher performance standard than usually is the case. Sophomore Bob...

 

Wrestlers perform in Pavillion

Fifteen Bobcats went to Pavillion to wrestle in the Don Runner Invitational Friday and Saturday. Heeding their coaches prediction that...

 

Sports & Activities - Bobcat Wrestling

Milton Peden strains as he works to gain control of his opponent during Bobcat wrestling...

 

Bobcat wresting team struggles in Douglas

Bobcat wrestlers journeyed to Douglas for the Shane Shatto Invitational Friday and Saturday. It became clear this young team has a ways to go to compe...

 

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