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Time was slipping away for the Panthers.

And then, Carter Baxter’s inadvertent mistake cost the Powell High School football team the few precious seconds it had left.

September 23, 2014 7:49 am

PHS volleyball sweeps rival Cody

Written by Joe Alberico

If the Powell High School volleyball team goes on to win its second straight state championship this year, it will be victories like Thursday night’s that had Panther Country believing the entire way.

Powell put aside the pressures of a rivalry showdown and the crowd noise of battling student sections to earn a convincing 25-15, 25-7, 25-9 win over visiting 3A West Conference foe Cody.

The young men playing football for Powell High School are human beings.

They’re football players, but they’re human beings who just happen to play football. Amidst the tackles, touchdowns and testosterone, I think it’s easy to forget the gridiron gangs we follow religiously on Friday nights are still living, feeling human beings.

September 18, 2014 8:09 am

Tennis splits with Cody

Written by CJ Baker

The Powell High School girls tennis team trumped Cody again on Tuesday, while Cody got a bit of revenge on the Powell boys.

Playing in Cody, the Lady Panthers won four of five matches — as they did on Sept. 4 — while the Panther boys went 2-3; the boys had beaten Cody 3-2 earlier in the year.

September 18, 2014 8:07 am

Semi-pro football team coming to Powell

Written by Joe Alberico

The Big Horn Basin has semi-pro football on the horizon.

A new football team is holding tryouts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Byron High School and plans to play its home contest in Powell.

September 18, 2014 8:07 am

Panther volleyball takes second in Rawlins

Written by Joe Alberico

The Powell High School volleyball team finished second at the Rawlins Invite last weekend, posting a 5-1 record in the two-day event.

Due to court availability and a junior varsity tournament taking place simultaneously, matches during the varsity tournament were only played to 21 points — instead of the regular 25 — and therefore did not affect team records.

BUFFALO — When TJ Abraham offered Buffalo High School a victory, and it refused, the Powell sophomore made sure to show the Bison what they were missing.

Abraham overcame two turnovers deep in PHS territory to score a pair of crucial touchdowns, and the Panthers survived sloppy play and sloppier conditions to claim a 19-9 win at Buffalo.

September 16, 2014 7:48 am

PHS tennis teams stay on a roll

Written by CJ Baker

Panther Boys No. 1 singles, girls No. 3 doubles stay undefeated  

Powell High School’s tennis teams continue to look as strong as they have in years, taking three of four duals with Casper’s high schools on Saturday.

The Powell High School girls swim team won both meets it competed in last weekend, including the Gene Dozah Invite held at the Powell Aquatic Center Saturday.

PHS scored 268 points to edge past rival Jackson Hole High School, which had 253 points. That’s a reversal of last year, when Jackson Hole claimed the meet title.

PHS sweeps Lovell to improve to 12-1

Each set took a little longer — each result was the same.

The Powell High School volleyball team allowed Lovell to push a little further into each game Tuesday, but the end result still favored PHS in a 25-16, 25-18, 25-20 home-opening 3A West Conference victory over the Bulldogs.