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 By Tom Dixon    Sports    December 19, 2012

Mary Hohnholt earns assistant coach of the year

In only her second year of coaching, Mary Hohnholt was voted assistant coach of the year by her peers in the Wyoming Coaches Association. Although she is new to the official title, Hohnholt has been...

 By Tom Dixon    News    December 12, 2012

STARS program help students transition to Junior High

The transition from sixth grade to seventh grade is tough. The level of difficulty and amount of work means students must spend more time and be more organized. In the past, many students have had to deal with those changes on their own, but thanks...

 By Tom Dixon    Opinion    December 5, 2012

Discovering the why of adventure

For the last couple summers, my girlfriend, Sheila, and I have been putting up cyclists in our home thanks to a website called that connects people riding around the world with people who think that sounds like an amazing adventure.... Full story

 By Tom Dixon    News    December 5, 2012

Locals face personal, public tragedy in Casper

At about 9 a.m. Friday morning, Saratoga graduate Shaylee Burgess walked out of her classroom in the Wold Physical Science Center at Casper College to meet up with her mother at the campus library. About 10 minutes later, police believe, Christopher...

 By Tom Dixon    Sports    December 5, 2012

Tigers start fresh, face trial by fire

Encampment head coach Amy Clay lost last year’s entire starting lineup and then some, and a short bench means four freshman are going to get a trial by fire. “They’re going to get thrown into...

 By Tom Dixon    Sports    December 5, 2012

Guard play key to Lady Panthers’ season

With three of six seniors back on the Saratoga women’s basketball team for their final season, the Lady Panthers have the experience, chemistry and individual talent now for a deep run into the regi...

 By Tom Dixon    Sports    December 5, 2012

Defense, size key for Encampment hoopsters

Top-ranked defense and three big men can once again put them in regionals and, hopefully, propel them past the likes of 1A Southwest conference foes Little Snake River and Cokeville. Last year, the Ti...

 By Tom Dixon    Sports    December 5, 2012

Saratoga transitions to small ball, coach calls for high-volume shooting

Saratoga men’s basketball is trading in their set offense geared toward a short bench and big post players for a shiny, new game plan that relies on quickness and chemistry. “It’s not easy...

 By Tom Dixon    Sports    December 5, 2012

Two seniors lead raw wrestling squad into new season

Lionzo Escobedo is one of just two seniors on Saratoga’s wrestling squad, and the only returning state placer, so head coach Jared Mason is going to lean heavily on him for leadership. “Lionzo steps in and fills that role as a natural leader,...

 By Tom Dixon    Sports    December 5, 2012

Freshmen lead the way

Freshman Thatcher Spiering led Saratoga’s youngest wrestlers to some success at the Evanston Invitational over the weekend, earning an individual championship out of the gate and boosting the freshmen to a fifth place finish. “It was a good...


HEM grad takes math, social skills down under

The most challenging, and rewarding, part of Abbey Jones job is dealing with people from different cultures and from different countries, but her small-school experience at H.E.M. left her well... Full story

 By Tom Dixon    News    November 21, 2012

School district moves bus talks to the front

Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees looked into a couple different ways to keep the wheels on their buses going round and round at their November meeting Monday, first by talking abo... Full story


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