23 from county on UW President’s Honor Roll

Jan. 5, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists 23 students from  Fremont County on the 2011 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.
The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 (“A”) grade point average for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.
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Students are:

Carlie J. Ideker
Fort Washakie
Leslie B. Underwood

Honor Farm staff graduate from Corrections Academy

(Cheyenne) – The Wyoming Department of Corrections Training Academy graduated its fourth class of calendar year 2011 on Dec. 20, Director, Bob Lampert announced.

The class included a total of 62 students, 34 uniform staff and 28 non-uniform staff from the five correctional institutions and the central office in Wyoming. Those staff will now return to their job duties at their various offices.

Wednesday’s police blotter: Resident fires gun at intruder, arrests, bullying incident reported

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The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department said a resident in the North Riverton Area defended his property early today by firing a round from a gun at an unknown person who reportedly had tried to kick a door down at the resident’s home. It is unknown if the person was hit by the round, but deputies are continuing their investigation.

Deputies were also called to investigate a report of people stealing gas from a rural location during the night. The 11 p.m. caller said her dogs had alerted her to someone in the yard. Deputies will increase their patrols in the area.

‘Poke wrestlers defeat Oklahoma 18-17 in historic win

The wins don’t come much bigger – or more exciting – than Wyoming’s on Tuesday in the Arena-Auditorium, as the Cowboy wrestling team defeated ninth-ranked Oklahoma 18-17 in a dual that came down to the last match.It was a win of historic proportion for UW, which had lost in each of the previous 16 meetings with the Sooners in a series that began in 1955. The Pokes now are 1-14-2 all-time versus Oklahoma. The Sooners rode into town with a season record of 3-1, with wins over Missouri and Iowa State, while Wyoming won its first dual of the season to move to 1-2 overall.

“It’s a great win. I knew we could compete with them, but right there at the end, you don’t know if you’re going to win, tie or lose,” Wyoming coach Mark Branch said. “I thought it was sloppy and ugly, but sometimes getting over hurdles, you knock them down. You don’t always clear them with a breeze. We knocked down the hurdle more than we cleared it, but we did get past it.”

Wyoming wins thriller at Utah Valley 76-70; now 13-2 overall

Redshirt junior forward Leonard Washington  scored eight of the University of Wyoming’s final 15 points, including a go-ahead layup with 34 seconds left, to give the Cowboys a hard-fought 76-70 win over Utah Valley on Tuesday night in the UCCU Center in Orem, UT. Washington was one of four Cowboys to reach double figures, as UW (13-2) earned its second-straight road win and became the last team in the nation to allow an opponent more than 60 points.The Cowboys led the Wolverines (7-10) by as many as nine points in the second half, but UVU used an 18-8 run late to retake a 70-69 lead with 1:52 left. Washington converted his layup and drew a charge on the ensuing Utah Valley possession with 10 seconds left to put Wyoming in control. Senior center Adam Waddell, redshirt junior guard Luke Martinez and Washington hit free throws to seal the game.”Our coaching staff really did anticipate a very difficult road game tonight,” UW head coach Larry Shyatt said. “We felt like it was going to be that type of game. It was disappointing for the first 30 minutes or so, but I’m very proud of these guys for the way they finished.”Senior guard Francisco Cruz paced UW with 21 points, including 17 in the first half, while Martinez scored 17, Washington tallied 14 and Waddell added 10. Senior guard JayDee Luster had nine points and a team-high five rebounds, while his two assists moved him into ninth on UW’s top-10 career list with 276. Luster and Martinez notched home three treys each, while Martinez connected on four during a night that saw the Cowboys shoot 45 percent (11-of-24) beyond the arc. Wyoming hit 50 percent (24-of-48) from the floor and held a 16-12 advantage in assists, but UVU notched a UW opponent season-high 46 percent (23-of-49) from the floor. UVU outrebounded UW 32-21.

“During the last three timeouts, we talked about how there was going to be a winner and loser each possession,” Shyatt said. “We stayed on the floor, did a great job defensively and got the rebounds we needed to get. We ended like we needed to end and got a road win when we needed to.”