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 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 27, 2015

Graduation isn't that special for some

It’s that time of year when students graduate after long journeys through either high school or college. It’s an important time as youth start their path into adulthood and a new set of burdens...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 27, 2015

Wolves defeat rivals, sets sights on state

The Green River High School boy's soccer team keeps finding a little magic to pull through and seal a victory. The Wolves picked up two dramatic shootout victories at last weeks' 4A West Regional in...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 27, 2015

Ladies focus on physicality

The Green River High School girl’s soccer team quest for a state title will begin Thursday against Laramie. The second seeded Lady Wolves will take on third-seed Laramie (10-4-2) at 11 a.m. at Rock Springs Junior High School. “I think we need to...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 27, 2015

Lady Wolves have what it takes to end east streak

It’s time for the eastern side of the state to have a little trouble at the Wyoming 4A State Girl’s Soccer Tournament. During the past five years, the east has swept the west in the first round of the tournament. If there is a team to break the s...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 20, 2015

I may have finally lost my mind

I’ve been teetering for years on the possibility that one day I might lose my mind. While it may not be of a surprise to anybody who knows me, I think that day has finally taken place. When I made...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 20, 2015

Ladies win regular season title

The Green River girl's soccer team once again finished on top of the regular season standings in the 4A West Conference. With two victories last week, the Lady Wolves finished with a terrific 8-0-2...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 20, 2015

Magical week: Three wins for GRHS team

It was quite a week for the Green River High School boy’s soccer team. The Wolves wrapped up the 2015 regular season with three wins in three days, including a 6-4 win over second-ranked Riverton...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 20, 2015

Wolves shine at regionals

The Green River High School track team had a plethora of solid finishes at last week’s 4A West Regional meet in Evanston. “We had a successful regional meet, 11 boys and 11 girls qualified for the state meet. That was seven or eight more than we...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Settling into a new place in life

I’m pretty sure that most people who read my column last week were super excited about not having to read my nonsense anymore, especially my long ramblings about my cat and cell phones. Well it... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Ivie named coach

The search is over for a new head boy’s basketball coach at Green River High School. Sweetwater County School District No. 2 announced last week the hiring of Laurie Ivie, who is currently a language arts teacher at Lincoln Middle School. “I was...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Swimmers capture conference

Last Saturday was a great day for local swimming with the Green River Middle School boy’s team capturing a conference title. Green River finished in first place with 244 points. Rawlins was second with 213, Lander was fourth with 179, Pinedale was...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

A busy week for Green River soccer

Over the course of the 2015 season, the Green River High School boy’s soccer team has shown flashes of brilliance and proved they can match up against anyone in the state. The team defeated powerhouse Jackson, and lost a close 2-1 game at home...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Track team preps for regional meet

The Green River High School track team will start their postseason Friday at the 4A West Regional Track Meet in Evanston. The Wolves will be going into the meet after several days off. The team was...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Ladies ready for packed week

It’s going to be a busy week for the Green River High School soccer team, but that doesn’t bother head coach Tracy Wyant. With three games in three days, Wyant is going to use it as an opportunity to prepare the team for the upcoming 4A West...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Cheeks in the seats: Senior night for Wolves soccer

The Green River High School varsity soccer teams will wrap up the 2015 regular season Friday against Riverton. Much like I’ve done throughout the school year, I’d like to encourage local residents to cheer the team on as they inch closer to the p...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 6, 2015

The end of one road and the start of another

The old saying goes that all good things have to come to an end. Over the past several years, I have loved my job at the Green River Star. It can be safe to say that you’ve found the right...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 6, 2015

Rightful home: GR sweeps Sweetwater Cup

In their first matchup of the season against Rock Springs, the Green River High School girls soccer team was able to defeat their rivals by three goals. The second verse was same as the first. The...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 6, 2015

Green River splits with rival, look to Casper matchups

Despite a heartbreaking 3-2 loss last Thursday to rival Rock Springs, the Sweetwater Cup belongs to the Green River High School soccer team. After splitting the season series with the Tigers, the Wolves recaptured the cup with a higher number of...


A second look at Floyd Mayweather

Last month the University of Wyoming basketball team made a thrilling run capturing the Mountain West basketball tournament and qualifying for the NCAA basketball tournament. During the epic stretch, it seemed the State of Wyoming came together in...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 29, 2015

Green River gets by Trojans, Mustangs

The Green River High School girl’s soccer team took sole possession of first place in the 4A West with a weekend sweep of Natrona and Kelly Walsh. “These were two tough teams for us to play. For us to come out on top is awesome,” head coach...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 29, 2015

Busy week: Wolves track and field strong

Another week, another solid performance for the Green River High School track team. The Wolves track team put up solid numbers once again at a meet in Star Valley and Tiger Trials in Orem, Utah. "The...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 29, 2015

High honor: Trumble named 2015 Stan Dodds recipient

The Green River High School boy’s basketball team recently wrapped up their 2014-15 season with a banquet honoring members of the squad. For the second-straight season, the Wolves coaching staff honored a member of the team with the Stan Dodds...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 29, 2015

Green River splits with Casper teams

The Green River High School boy’s soccer team showed tremendous resolve last Saturday with a 3-2 home win over Kelly Walsh. The 4A West Conference victory came one day after a tough 2-1 loss to Natrona. The Friday loss against the Mustangs was the...


Snowy weather and the idiots it brings

I’m currently looking out the window to an intense, yet beautiful spring snow storm. Even living in Wyoming, it amazes me when the spring or early fall snow comes and people suddenly act like Green River is Jamaica and this should never be...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 22, 2015

Boys beat undefeated Jackson

The Green River High School boy’s soccer made a strong statement last week with a first-place finish at the Pinnacle Soccer Cup. The Wolves won four consecutive games over the two-day tournament and defeated Jackson 2-1 in a thrilling championship...


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