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Joe Alberico

September 30, 2014 8:02 am

Panthers roar back 31-10

PHS quarterback Carter Baxter fuels big offensive night  

GREEN RIVER — After his Homecoming week ended in heartbreak seven days earlier, it was fitting that Powell High School quarterback Carter Baxter wore the biggest smile on Friday night.

He earned it.

September 30, 2014 7:58 am

Panthers roar back 31-10

PHS quarterback Carter Baxter fuels big offensive night  

GREEN RIVER — After his Homecoming week ended in heartbreak seven days earlier, it was fitting that Powell High School quarterback Carter Baxter wore the biggest smile on Friday night.

He earned it.

Trappers still battling setting woes, says Pohlman   

Just enough isn’t enough for Shaun Pohlman.

Although the newly ranked No. 20 Northwest College volleyball team swept Rocky Mountain College’s visiting JV team in a make-up match Tuesday at Cabre Gym, a 25-14, 25-18, 25-17 victory, the Trappers’ coach is looking for more decisive efforts.

Trappers still battling setting woes, says Pohlman   

Just enough isn’t enough for Shaun Pohlman.

Although the newly ranked No. 20 Northwest College volleyball team swept Rocky Mountain College’s visiting JV team in a make-up match Tuesday at Cabre Gym, a 25-14, 25-18, 25-17 victory, the Trappers’ coach is looking for more decisive efforts.

Nicci Bloomer held out her hand, and Mattie Larsen used it as a plate for her bread as she spread mayonnaise for a sandwich.

True friendship at its best.

For the past four years, unique bonds like Bloomer and Larsen’s have grown through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming and the Northwest College volleyball program. And are proof the partnership is working.

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

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.

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.

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.

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