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  • Wolves Track and Field wrap up season with top finishes at State Championships

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 23, 2024

    This past week 10 Green River High School athletes, six girl competitors with one alternate for the relay and three boy competitors, participated in the Wyoming State Track and Field Championships. The competition took place at Harry Gelden Stadium at Casper's Kelly Walsh High School last Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18. The weather cooperated for the most part, although the wind was ever present and did cause suspension of the Pole Vault on Friday. The event was moved to Saturday, which...

  • Track and Field teams pick up State qualifiers, P.R.s at Regionals

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 16, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Track and Field teams competed in the 4A West Regional Tournament this past week at Rock Springs High School, with decent weather for the first time since earlier in the season. Teams in the 4A West include Kelly Walsh, Star Valley, Cody, Evanston, Rock Springs, Jackson, Riverton and Green River. For both the girls and boys teams, Green River finished in sixth place in the overall team results. While Green River had a number of competitors pre-qualify...

  • Track and Field gets P.R.s, prepares for Regionals

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 9, 2024

    In another tune up meet before Regionals, the Green River High School Track and Field team took part in the Jeff Hereford Invitational Track Meet in Mountain View this past Tuesday, April 30. The Wolves competed along with teams from Rock Springs, Cokeville, Evanston, Lyman, Big Piney and host Mountain View. A number of competitors did not make the trip for the Wolves due to various scheduling conflicts. There were, however, a number of competitors who achieved their personal records for the...

  • Wolves Track and Field athletes keep improving performances

    Pete Rust, Contributor|May 2, 2024

    On Tuesday, April 23, the Green Rivers High School Boys and Girls Track and Field team traveled west to Evanston High School to compete in the Rick and Wendy Schuler Invitational with Mountain View, Kemmerer, Star Valley, Pinedale, Rock Springs, Lyman and the host Evanston. The meet was another opportunity for the individual competitors to improve their performances and try to qualify for post-season competition. Coach Hanson was pleased with the results as a number of both boys and girls...

  • Track and Field athletes hold their own at home

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Apr 25, 2024

    This past Friday, the Green River High School Boys and Girls Track and Field team hosted their only home meet of the season, the Green River Triangular. It was also Senior Recognition day. The Wolves competed with Rock Springs and Jackson in 17 events for the girls and 18 for the boys. Green River finished second in both the boys and the girls competition, holding their own against Jackson, who has approximately 100 more students than Green River, and Rock Springs, who has over 700 more...

  • Wolves Track and Field gets first place finishes in Big Piney

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Apr 18, 2024

    The Green River High School Track and Field Team traveled to the "Icebox Capital of the World" this past Friday for the Puncher Invite in Big Piney. It was one of the better weather days of this spring, with temperatures reaching 65 degrees there although it was windy. Teams competing included the host Big Piney, Green River, Mountain View, Kemmerer, Dubois, Evanston, Farson/Eden, Pinedale, Lyman, Ft. Washakie, Shoshoni, Star Valley and Western Heritage Lutheran Academy. The Green River boys...

  • Track and Field team competes with wind and 12 teams in Rock Springs

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Apr 11, 2024

    Despite the strong winds of 30-40 miles per hour with gusts over 50 miles per hour, 12 Southwest Wyoming high school track teams showed their Wyoming grit and came up with some fine performances this past Friday at the Rock Springs High School’s Tiger Stadium at the Ted Schroeder “Meet of Hope.” Teams competing included the host Rock Springs as well as Green River, Lyman, Mountain View, Kemmerer, Big Piney, Pinedale, Farson/Eden, Little Snake River, Encampment and Evanston. Over 100 competitors participated in some events. The girls finished fi...

  • Track and Field team has top finishes at KW Quad Meet in Casper

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Mar 28, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Track and Field team traveled north this past Thursday to compete with four other Wyoming teams - Glenrock, Douglas, Natrona and host Kelly Walsh. Green River's team continues to have additional athletes coming out and competing for the first time this season. This meet marked the return of last years' top point scorer for the boys in Senior Chris Wilson. Wilson took second place in the 200 Meter Dash and third in the Long Jump with an excellent...

  • Track and Field competes in Glenn Legler Early Bird Invitational

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Mar 21, 2024

    This past Saturday, due to weather and road conditions, the Green River High School Track and Field team wasn’t able to attend the scheduled Lone Peak High School Invite in Highland, Utah. Instead, the team stayed in-state and competed with 12 other Wyoming teams at the Glenn Legler Early Bird Invitational hosted by Natrona High School. Top performers for the girls on the day, finishing in the top nine and thereby qualifying for finals, included Izzy Murdock finishing eighth in the 1600 Meter Run, Mikayla Dockter taking second in the Pole V...

  • Track and Field team looks to build on success

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Mar 14, 2024

    Practice started last Monday, March 4, for the Green River High School Girls and Boys Outdoor Track and Field participants, right after the end of the Indoor Track season. Many of the Indoor Track athletes were joined by new athletes that participated in other winter sports. This season, according to Head Track Coach Dan Hansen, the team has 58 kids out, with the number of boys and girls split down the middle. Coach Hansen believes this is a good balance for both squads. The biggest class is...

  • Indoor Track team has top finishes at State Championships

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Mar 7, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Indoor Track team participated this past week in the Wyoming Indoor State Track and Field Championships hosted by Campbell County High School in Gillette. Both the young boys and girls teams finished 13th out of the 18 teams participating. Green River had seven participants make the finals for the boys and girls. The top finisher overall for the Wolves was Junior Lillian Allison, who finished second in the girls Shot Put to receive All State honors. Two of Green River’s boys pole vaulters broke the sch...

  • Wrestlers win 3A State Championships

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 29, 2024

    The Green River Wolves capped a very successful wrestling season by capturing the 2024 3A State Boys Varsity Wrestling Championship for the second year in a row. In the field of seventeen teams, the Green River High School Wrestling team scored 242 points, putting them 30 points ahead of a very strong second-place Pinedale team. The Wolves had 20 wrestlers qualifying for State, with thirteen of those competitors finishing in the top five for their weight class. The Wolves were led by one of...

  • Indoor Track sees P.R.s at third and last meet before State

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 29, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Indoor Track team competed this past week at the Laramie Invitational. For many of Green River's Indoor Track team competitors, it was only their third meet of the season, despite the fact that it was also the last meet before State. This was due to the fact that they could not make it to a number of meets due to the winter weather. However, the team had many personal bests recorded as they qualified 20 competitors for the State meet. State will take...

  • Wolves win Regional Championship in Riverton

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 22, 2024

    This past week the Green River Wolves Boys and Girls Varsity Wrestling teams competed in Riverton at the 3A Regional Championships. The Boys competed with eight other teams from the west including Pinedale, Cody, Powell, Evanston, Riverton, Lyman, Lander and Mountain View. The boys came away the Regional Champions with six individual champions. They defeated second-place Pinedale, finishing 246 to 209, with Pinedale having three individual champions. The boys qualified a total of 20 wrestlers...

  • Indoor Track competes with hundreds of athletes in Simplot Games

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 22, 2024

    Green River’s Indoor Track team traveled to Pocatello, Idaho this past week to compete in one of the top high school Indoor Track meets in the nation, the Simplot Games. The team headed to the ICCU Dome, formerly the Holt Arena, on the campus of Idaho State University along with 21 other teams from Wyoming, as well as teams from many states and some foreign countries. There were as many as 300 competitors in some events. Green River’s top performance was from their girls throwers as Junior Lillian Allison finished fifth in the weight thr...

  • Indoor Track Throwers participate in unscheduled meet in Evanston

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 15, 2024

    On Tuesday, January 30, the Green River Wolves Indoor Track Throwers competed in an unscheduled throwers-only meet at Evanston High School’s new Bubble Facility against throwers from Evanston, Rock Springs and Mountain View. Below are the results from this impromptu meet. The Indoor Track team had a makeup meet scheduled for Saturday, February 10 at Natrona County High in Casper. However, due to a scheduling problem, the Wolves did not attend the meet. Head Coach Dan Hansen mentioned the team is excited to be traveling to Pocatello, Idaho this...

  • Green River Wrestlers take on Evanston at home and travel to Rock Springs

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 15, 2024

    This past Wednesday, the Green River Wolves Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Wrestling teams returned to the friendly confines of Wolves Gym on Senior Night to take on the Evanston Red Devils. The Varsity team defeated Evanston 62-12. Evanston did not bring a girls team, so the Lady Wolves had the night off. The meet marked the return of Green River’s three-time State champion senior, Kale Knezovich, who has been sidelined until now by an early-season injury. The Wolves Boys and Girls Wrestling teams then traveled to Rock Springs on Thursday t...

  • Wrestlers take on tough teams

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 8, 2024

    This past Thursday, the Green River High School Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity traveled to the Star Valley High School in Afton to take on the always-formidable Star Valley Braves Wrestling teams. The Wolves Varsity defeated Star Valley 43-25 while the Junior Varsity scored a 62-50 win over the Braves. After the meet, Head Wrestling Coach Josh Wisniewski commented that they were very happy with how the team competed in Star Valley. "It's always tough to wrestle them in their gym or anywhere...

  • Green River Wrestlers compete at Ron Thon

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 1, 2024

    The Green River Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity and the Girls Varsity Wrestling teams competed this past weekend in the Ron Thon Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Riverton along with a large contingent of more than 30 other teams, all from Wyoming. The two-day event included Boys Varsity and JV and Girls Varsity. The Boys Varsity took third and the Junior Varsity finished in first. The girls team, missing one of their veteran wrestlers, finished in 21st place. For the girls, Brianna Uhrig led...

  • Indoor Track gets top spots out of hundreds of athletes

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Feb 1, 2024

    The Green River High School Girls and Boys Indoor Track team competed last weekend at the Weber State University High School Indoor Track Meet in Ogden, Utah. They competed with athletes from 42 schools and hundreds of additional athletes competing "unattached," meaning they were not with a school team. Top finishers for the Wolves included, once again, Junior Lillian Allison for the girls, who took first place in the huge field of competitors, winning the shot put with a fine early-season throw...

  • Wrestlers come out on top against Wyoming teams

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 25, 2024

    The Green River High School Boys and Girls Wrestlers competed this past weekend at the 2024 Lander Invitational Wrestling Tournament. They went up against 26 other Wyoming teams, coming away with the boys taking first place in the team standings and the girls taking sixth. The Wolves wrestlers will be competing with many of the same teams this weekend as they travel north again, this time to Riverton to compete in the Ron Thon Invitational Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27. Head Wrestling...

  • Boys and Girls Indoor Track starts season at BYU Invitational

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 25, 2024

    With the start of a shortened seven-week Indoor Track season, the Green River High School Boys and Girls Indoor Track team traveled south this past week to Provo, Utah for the BYU Invitational. They competed with a huge field of over 1,000 competitors, including four other Wyoming teams with Evanston, Mountain View, Pinedale and Star Valley taking part. There were well over 200 competitors in some of the events. Two Green River competitors, one each for the girls and boys, finished in the top eight, scoring points for their team. For the...

  • Wrestlers compete in Thoman Tournament

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 18, 2024

    The 2024 Thoman Soda Ash Memorial Wrestling Tournament was hosted this past Friday and Saturday by Green River High School. The tournament format included Boys Varsity Duals, Boys J.V., Girls teams, and the Best of the Best Competition. The Wolves competed as one of the twenty-three high schools from Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. The Green River Boys Wrestling Varsity team competed in Pool A in dual meets against teams from Laramie, Big Piney, and Cokeville, Wyoming; Roosevelt, Colorado; and...

  • Wrestlers take top spots in Vernal Tournament of Champions

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Jan 11, 2024

    The Green River Wolves Boys and Girls Wrestling teams, both Varsity and Junior Varsity, competed this past week on Friday and Saturday in one of the long-running, prestigious regional wrestling meets in this area. The 52nd Annual Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah had teams from Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. The Varsity boys team finished fifth out of 34 teams and had six of their 16 wrestlers place in the top eight. The top finisher in the tourney for the boys was James Herwaldt, who took...

  • Wrestlers compete in Reno Tournament and Joe Aimone Invitational

    Pete Rust, Contributor|Dec 21, 2023

    The Wolves Varsity Wrestling team traveled to Reno, Nevada this past weekend on December 15 and 16 to compete in one of the toughest high school meets in the nation - the Reno Tournament of Champions. Green River competed along with teams from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The team gained excellent experience, competing with many of the best high school wrestlers in the nation. Green River...

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