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Panthers do it again

Down 10, PHS stuns Jackson with rally

For the second time this season, a Powell Panther team seemingly down and out on the scoreboard rallied to earn a victory over the Jackson Broncs. In doing so, the team maintained its hold on a share of first place in the 3A West conference.

“We called a time out and told the kids that we needed to do something different on defense,” Panther head coach Mike Heny said, recalling a moment late in the third quarter when his team trailed 32-22. “They went out and played with a little more energy. We got some stops and it just grew from there.”

Panther girls hammer conference opponents

The Powell High School girls basketball team convincingly beat two conference opponents over the weekend, closing out a lengthy home-stand in style.

The Lady Panthers handled Jackson 42-26 on Friday night, then overwhelmed Pinedale on Saturday, 60-35.

Fourth place by two points

Five Panthers medaled and every varsity wrestler contributed team points as Powell wrestled to a fourth-place finish in the Ron Thon Memorial in Riverton last week, just two points behind conference rival Worland in the final standings.

Defending 4A state champion Gillette won the tournament by a comfortable margin and Natrona County, also a 4A school, finished second, just 9.5 points ahead of the Panthers. Defending 3A state champion Douglas finished ninth, more than 40 points behind the Panthers.

Roney’s jersey gets retired this Friday

Member of ‘43 UW national champs will be honored

Lew Roney, a 1940 graduate of Powell High School and member of the University of Wyoming’s 1943 national championship team, will have his basketball jersey retired during a ceremony between the boys’ and girls’ basketball games with Jackson this Friday.

A banner honoring Roney will also be unveiled on the wall of the Powell High School gymnasium.

Panther wrestlers sit atop 3A

Team leads Worland, Douglas in latest rankings

The Powell High School wrestling team is No. 1 in the latest poll released by The Panthers’ roster currently features 12 grapplers ranked in their respective weight classes, including four who are currently ranked No. 1 in their division.

Powell youth help spur Park County Ice Cats

Team battles odds to score wins

The Park County Ice Cats youth pee wee hockey team currently sits in fourth place in the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League standings following a 2-1-1 performance this past weekend at Riley Arena in Cody. The team earned a win and a tie against Sheridan before splitting games against Douglas.

Trappers win one in Apodaca Duals

Moose Cup heads back to Idaho

The seventh-ranked Northwest College wrestling team completed a season sweep of Western Wyoming, but came up short against a pair of nationally ranked foes over the weekend. The Trappers fell to No. 12 Iowa Lakes and No. 3 North Idaho in their final regular-season action.

NWC Trapper women shut down Central Wyoming

Leading scorer Smith out with ankle  injury

The Northwest College women’s basketball team split a pair of weekend non-conference games, but may have suffered a greater loss following the injury of the team’s leading scorer. Northwest downed Central Wyoming 65-47 before falling 88-60 against Western Wyoming.

Tough weekend for Trapper men

NWC falls twice on the road

The Northwest College Trappers lost a pair of road men’s basketball games over the weekend. Northwest fell by an 84-67 count at Central Wyoming on Friday before suffering a 104-90 setback on Saturday.

Apodaca Duals bring talent

Northwest one of three ranked teams in field

The spotlight will shine again on the Apodaca Duals at Northwest College this weekend. The 2011 version of the Trappers’ showcase event will feature three of the nation’s top 12 wrestling programs, four of the nation’s top-ranked wrestlers and a field where almost half the wrestlers are individually ranked.

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