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Panthers fall at regionals

Team builds experience for next year

A young Powell Panther basketball team fell to a pair of veteran Lyman and Cody teams to bring their 2016-17 season to an end at the 3A West Regional tournament in Riverton. The Powell High School boys lost to Lyman, 74-37, on Thursday, and to Cody, 73-47, on Friday.

NWC places 12th at nationals

Anau and Oakes make All-American

It wasn’t the finish they’d hoped for, but the Northwest Trapper wrestling team took 12th place at last weekend’s NJCAA National Championships and had two wrestlers make it onto the podium with All-American recognition. Lisiate Anau finished fourth at 285 pounds and Jeffrey Oakes, at 197 pounds, finished sixth at the national competition in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

NWC falls twice at home, on road

Losses to Central, Sheridan cap roller-coaster season

An up-and-down 2016-17 campaign ended on a low note last week, as the Northwest College men’s basketball team dropped games at home to Central Wyoming and on the road to Sheridan to close out the regular season.

Northwest College’s Lady Trapper basketball team defended its home court last week — taking a 67-49 win over Central Wyoming — while falling 59-48 at Sheridan College on Saturday. That wrapped up Northwest’s regular season with an overall 14-16 record, but the squad is now hoping for an extended season and a berth in the Region IX Tournament.

Panther wrestlers take second

Karst, Dearcorn earn individual state champ titles in Casper

Powell High School’s wrestlers rallied to finish second at the Class 3A State Championship, accomplishing one of the team’s goals for the year. Two individual wrestlers also accomplished their goals of becoming state champions: Reese Karst at 132 pounds and Ty Dearcorn at 170 pounds.

Panthers swim to third at state

Creed, Spann, Wilkerson earn 2017 WCA All-State honors

The Powell High School boy’s swim team held off a hard-charging Worland squad to bring home the third place trophy from last weekend’s 3A State Swim Meet.

Lady Panthers prevail against Cody Fillies

Secure No. 1 seed with free throws

Edging their rival Cody Filles in a 38-36 overtime thriller on Friday night, Powell High School’s Lady Panthers secured a top seed at this week’s regional tournament.

Split gives trappers 6-6 record in conference heading into final week

After a pair of exciting wins that had Trapper fans on the edge of their seats, the Northwest College men’s basketball team fell back to earth a bit last week, dropping a game to Miles Community College on the road before bouncing back with a win at home against Western Wyoming.

Graduation rates, student growth highlight tenure

During his collegiate playing days, and later as a graduate student, Northwest College men’s basketball coach Brian Erickson never really considered a career in coaching.

Panthers swim team gears up for state meet

17 swimmers qualify in multiple events

Coming off a second place finish in the 3A West Conference Championship, the Powell High School boys swim team will be well-represented at the 3A State Meet in Gillette this weekend.

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