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  • Caballero's buzzer-beating 3 downs No. 3 Lovell

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Feb 15, 2024

    4 seconds is all the Warriors had, but it was all the time they needed to beat No. 3 Lovell on Feb. 10 at Worland High School. In a matchup between 3A Northwest rivals, the Warriors (9-10) were trailing 41-39 with 3.1 seconds against Lovell. The Warriors ran the same play that forced overtime and eventually beat Lovell last season during the semifinals at the 3A West regional tournament. This time, it was a different Warrior crew running the play. Warrior Owen Page inbounded the ball and hit...

  • Worland wrestling wraps up regular season in Buffalo on Friday

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Feb 8, 2024

    Last week was a good teaching moment for the young Worland wrestling team as they dropped two duals. The Warriors lost to Hot Springs County 47-24 in Thermopolis on Feb. 1 and Cody 49-24 at the Warrior gym on Feb. 2. "Those were duals against two tough teams," said WHS wrestling coach Josh Garcia. "Thermop, being a 2A school, is going to have success at the state tournament. The biggest thing for us was on our feet, giving up takedowns early against Thermop. Then not sticking to our bar-arm...

  • Pioneers determined to break out of rough patch

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Feb 1, 2024

    Going 1-2 in three games last week, the Ten Sleep Pioneers basketball team has lost four of their last five games but focused on breaking out of this slump. The Pioneers (5-8) lost to the Shoshoni JV on Jan. 25, beat the Worland freshman team on Jan. 26 but lost to 1A Northwest rival Riverside 48-35 on Jan. 27. "Although we lost to Shoshoni, we had seven players put points on the board in both games [against Shoshoni and Worland]," said TSHS boys basketball coach Chad Fox. "I think this is a...

  • Worland's Baumstarck signs LOI to play volleyball for Northwest College

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Jan 25, 2024

    Worland High School senior Ellianna Baumstarck has signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for the Northwest College Trappers next fall. Signing that letter of intent was years of hard work coming to fruition for Baumstarck. "I'm so excited because that's been my goal ever since I started playing volleyball. I've always wanted to go on at play at a higher level," said Baumstarck. "It's a dream come true." Baumstarck had considered playing for other colleges, but something felt right about...

  • Warriors do well in home meets

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Jan 18, 2024

    Hosting two boys swimming meets last week, the Worland Warriors took another step forward in their progress this season. "Our younger swimmers are starting to see what it takes," said WHS boys swimming and diving coach Justin Howe. "I got some guys that are practicing in the morning now. They're starting to see that being fast in USA and middle school is different from the high school level." Hosting the Warrior Quad on Jan. 12 and the Warrior Invitational on Jan. 13, and each Warrior had...

  • Warriors close out weekend with two wins

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Jan 11, 2024

    Big Horn Basin Classic Friday games: Worland vs. St. Stephens 1:30 p.m.; Worland vs. Rocky Mountain 7:30 p.m. After opening last week with two losses, the Worland Warriors basketball team closed out the week with two victories. The Warriors lost their home opener to 4A Cody on Jan. 4, 45-41, and lost the opening game at the Winter Classic in Pinedale on Jan. 5 vs. Lander Valley, 55-49. But the team rallied and closed the week with wins over Lyman 48-45 and Pinedale 62-59 on Jan. 6. WEEKEND "The...

  • Lady Warriors ready for tough set of games to open 2024

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Jan 4, 2024

    The New Year brings new beginnings and new challenges, and for the Worland Lady Warriors girls basketball team, three of their next four games are against ranked opponents. Tonight, in their home opener, the Lady Warriors play the 4A No.2 Cody Fillies at 5:30 p.m. Following that game, the team travels to Rawlins for the Winter Classic on Friday and Saturday, where they'll face No. 3 Mountain View, No. 5 Pinedale and Lander. Preparing for this stretch of games, the Lady Warriors spent the...

  • Year in Review: Warrior defense powers them to five-peat

    Dec 28, 2023

    It was supposed to be a down year for Warrior Soccer, but the season ended with the Warriors winning their fifth straight 3A State soccer championship in Green River on May 20. "They've been resilient all season long. They refused to lose and took it one day at a time," said WHS boys soccer coach Ron Overcast. "They worked hard in practice and were coachable. I have a great coaching staff, and I'm really proud of the boys. They don't know how to lose but know how to win. They do what it takes...

  • Warriors finish second in silver bracket at Battle in the Big Horns

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Dec 21, 2023

    For their annual home dual tournament, the Worland Warriors wrestling team finished second in the silver bracket at the Battle in the Big Horns on Dec. 15-16 at Worland High School. "Whether they're freshmen or seniors, or in between, the kids know that high level of expectation from our program. They weren't afraid and didn't back down from any competition. That definitely showed in some of those tighter duals. I couldn't be prouder of our kids," said WHS wrestling coach Josh Garcia. In their...

  • Lady Warriors go 1-2 to start the season

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Dec 14, 2023

    The Worland Lady Warriors returned from the Re/Max Invitational in Gillette last weekend 1-2 but showed plenty of promise. Worland lost to St. Thomas More (South Dakota) 42-22 on Dec. 7 and Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 54-49 on Dec. 8, but beat Torrington 51-46 on Dec. 9. There were many positives from the weekend in Gillette for Worland. For starters, they hit the glass hard and were able to execute multiple defensive looks. "We had a ton of positives," said WHS girls basketball coach Mark Mortimer....

  • Lady Pioneers back in action after two-year hiatus

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Dec 7, 2023

    The Ten Sleep Lady Pioneers tip-off their basketball season today for the first time in two seasons. Unable to field a team due to low turnout, the Lady Pioneers have the numbers to roster a team and compete in the 2024 basketball season. The Lady Pioneers have five players out this season, with a sixth on the way in January. Even with the small numbers, the players and first-year head coach Kayla Sterling are thrilled to be back on the court. “We haven’t had a team for a couple of years and...

  • Carrell among the top returners for Worland wrestling

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Dec 7, 2023

    By In the first-ever girls high school wrestling season, Lady Warrior Rivers Carrell quickly added her name to the history books as she became one of the program's first all-state wrestlers. This season, the senior is one of the top returning wrestlers in the state and has eyes on a championship. "I'm super excited to start another season and get things rolling," said WHS wrestling coach Josh Garcia. "We have 11 girls, and Rivers Carrell is back. She's a returning all-state, state finalist. I...

  • Snowy weather can't stop 16th annual Gobble Wobble

    Nov 30, 2023

  • Lady Warriors swimming excited to build off successful 2023 season

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Nov 16, 2023

    From start to finish, the Worland Lady Warriors swimming and diving season was a positive step forward for the program. The team had a lot of individual success. Shae Whitlock had a standout season, winning the 3A East 200-yard individual medley, finishing top 12 at state in the 200 IM and 100-yard backstroke and swam the third fastest backstroke in program history (1:04.96). Seniors Elena Gunderson and Maci Newell closed out their Lady Warrior swimming careers with top 12 finishes at state - Gu...

  • Lady Warriors give it their all at state

    ALEX KUHN|Nov 9, 2023

    Competing at the 3A State girls swimming and diving meet in Gillette on Nov. 3-4, the Worland Lady Warriors left it all in the pool and diving board in the season's final meet. Worland had four athletes make the top 12 in their events. Junior Shea Whitlock was seventh in the 200-yard medley (2:26.58) and ninth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.28). Senior Maci Newell was seventh in the 100-yard freestyle (57.75) and ninth in the 50-yard freestyle (26.37). Senior Elena Gunderson swam a 2:08.59 in...

  • Lady Warriors qualify for 3A State tournament

    Nov 2, 2023

    By ALEX KUHN Sports Editor The Worland Lady Warriors are returning to the 3A State volleyball tournament after going 2-2 at the 3A West regional tournament in Lander on Oct. 27-28. Earning the 4-seed out of the West regional, the Lady Warriors opened the regional tournament with a win over Pinedale, 3-1 (25-23, 26-24, 18-25, 25-21). "We worked all week about being aggressive with our hitting," said WHS volleyball coach Becky Wassum. "Sometimes, when you get tight, your first instinct is to...

  • Tapia wins first state championship for Lady Warriors since 1994

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Oct 26, 2023

    The 3A State cross-country meet on Oct. 21 in Cheyenne was a historic day for the Worland cross-country program. The Lady Warriors had their first state champion in 29 years, and the Warriors finished second for the first time since 1994. Lady Warrior Zena Tapia ran a dominating race on her way to her first 3A State championship, crossing the finish line at 19:33.30. With her victory in Cheyenne, Tapia became the first Lady Warrior to win a state championship since Kristen Mathison did so in...

  • Warriors take 3A East, Lady Warriors finish second

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Oct 19, 2023

    A change in course did not deter the Worland cross-country runners as they kicked off the postseason with an impressive showing at the 3A East conference meet in Buffalo on Oct. 13. The Warriors cruised to the 3A East championship, scoring 29 points, making it back-to-back 3A East titles for the program. Buffalo was second with 40 points and Rawlins third with 126 points. Not only did the Warriors have the top two runners at the meet, but all five scoring runners finished in the top 10, earning...

  • Senior Black team wins Scouts Bowl 20-14

    Oct 12, 2023

  • Lady Warriors cap off big week with 3-0 win over No. 1 Buffalo

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Oct 5, 2023

    Closing out the homecoming week with a bang, the Worland Lady Warriors knocked off 3A's No. 1-ranked team in impressive fashion. Beating Lander 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-21) in Lander on Sept. 28 and Rawlins 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17) on Sept. 29 at Worland High School, the Lady Warriors (10-8) ended the week hosting the WyoPreps No. 1-ranked 3A team on Sept. 30. Buffalo was 18-2-3 on the season, had beaten many of 3A's top-ranked teams and hadn't lost to a 3A team this season. That was until...

  • Lady Warriors set for final home meet this season

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Sep 28, 2023

    Today, the Worland Lady Warriors swimming and diving team is in the pool at the Worland Aquatic Center as they host the Warrior Triangular at 5 p.m. It's also senior night for the Lady Warriors, as they will honor their two seniors, Elena Gunderson and Maci Newell, during the meet. The Lady Warriors had two meets last week, one in Buffalo on Sept. 22 and the other, the annual Warrior meet on Sept. 22. This point in the season is among the toughest for the Worland swimmers. Practices are harder...

  • Worland Golf says goodbye to three memorable seniors

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Sep 21, 2023

    The Worland High School golf season wrapped up last week at the 3A State tournament at the Green Hills Golf Course in Worland on Sept. 15-16. It was also the final tournament for Worland's three seniors. Lovell's Erika Cook and Parker Paxton won the individual state championships. The two golfers also made history as both won four straight titles, becoming only the third boy and girl to do so in Wyoming high school golf. Riverton won the boys team title, shooting a 606 over the two days, while...

  • Kinghorn has best week yet on diving board

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Sep 14, 2023

    It was another big week for the Worland Lady Warriors swimming and diving team. Three athletes qualified for state, one of which was diver Haley Kinghorn. A sophomore, Kinghorn put together an excellent week of dives. On Sept. 8, at the first home meet of the season, Kinghorn qualified for state in 1m diving. Kinghorn scored 161.05, finishing fourth. The next day in Powell at the Gene Dozah Invitational, Kinghorn scored a season-best 180.30 and finished sixth. “Haley Kinghorn qualified in d...

  • Warriors host No. 2 Cody in home-opener

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Sep 7, 2023

    The season-opener did not go as planned for the Worland Warriors football team in Powell on Sept. 1. The Warriors fell 51-0 to the WyoPreps No.4-ranked Powell Panthers 51-0. "We've got to continue to find ways to get better," said WHS football coach Patrick Sweeney. "We will get better. I think Powell made us better. Cody will make us better this week. We just have to stick together. Got to stick together and use it as motivation and use it as an opportunity to learn." Masen Decker led the Warri...

  • Week 0 Scrimmage

    Aug 31, 2023

    See story on the Worland-Thermopolis scrimmage in this week's Northern Wyoming News...

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