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Panther boys win one

Worland Jamboree gives fans first look at squad

The Powell Panthers kicked off the 2011 boys’ soccer season in Worland. The busy Saturday saw the team defeat 3A newcomer Rawlins while falling to 4A’s Rock Springs and Green River.

“We saw a lot of things that we’ve been working on the last two weeks, and we also saw some things that we need to work on and improve at before our next game,” said new Panther coach Travis Rapp.

Panther girls go 1-1-1 to begin

Team defeats Rawlins, ties Star Valley

Courage.

New Powell girls’ soccer coach Brett Hanlin asked his Panthers to play with it on Saturday at the Cody Jamboree. On the pitch, his players responded to post a 4-0 victory over Rawlins and a 0-0 draw with Class 4A’s Star Valley.

Taekwondo tournament attracts more than 200

Lone Wolf event continues to grow in size, stature

More than 200 competitors, representing four states and one Canadian province, descended upon Powell on Saturday, March 12, to take part in the Lone Wolf Taekwondo Championships at Northwest College’s Cabre Gymnasium. The turnout was the largest field ever seen in the tournament’s 18 years.

Five Panthers earn all-conference

Two girls, three boys honored in 3A West Division Basketball

Two members of the state-qualifying Powell High School girls’ basketball team and three members of the Panther boys’ basketball team have received all-conference honors in the 3A West.

Seniors Leslie Thronburg, Olivia Rogers and Zane Bushnell, junior Chase Partridge and sophomore Marshall McArthur were selected by the conference’s coaches for recognition. All five were also considered for all-state designation, but did not appear when those rosters were released.

Quake searching for new coach

Furstenau resigns after one season

The Yellowstone Quake are searching for a new head coach following the resignation last week of Craig Furstenau. Furstenau resigned shortly after the Quake were swept by Helena in the first round of the playoffs.

Quake team president Bob Bole said Furstenau offered no reason for his decision. Furstenau did not return a phone message left seeking comment.

After a few hours of confusion, the Powell High School cheerleaders were awarded third place for their stunt performance at the State Spirit Competition last week.

Douglas won the competition and Rawlins finished second.

Ice Cats win state Squirt title

The Park County Ice Cats Squirt team claimed the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League B State Championship with three wins in Cheyenne, March 5 and 6.

The Ice Cats opened the tournament against the Laramie Outlaws and took a  7-2  win behind a hat trick by Rhett Pimental, one of five Powell kids on the team. Bryce Hannam of Cody contributed two goals and Jessica Shankle and Russell Keegan, both of Cody, each scored one. Another Powell player, Ryan Kolpitcke, contributed an assist, as did Shankle, Hannam and Jack Harris of Cody. Cole Crawford of Cody made five saves in goal.

The Harlem Ambassadors will bring their game to Lovell this Saturday in a benefit for two area organizations.

The internationally-acclaimed team will perform their unique Harlem-style basketball in the Lovell High School Gym Saturday evening, March 19, at 7 p.m., with all proceeds going to benefit the Lovell D.A.R.E. program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming.

PHS has short stay at state

Basketball season came to a rough end for the Powell Panthers at the 2011 State 3A basketball tournament in Casper. Hindered by shooting difficulties throughout the weekend, the Panthers fell to Buffalo on Thursday before being ousted from the consolation bracket by Torrington on Friday.

The Panthers finish their season with a 12-15 mark.

Lady Panthers head to state

The Lady Panthers face a familiar foe in their opening match-up at the Class 3A state basketball tournament in Casper.

At 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday), the Powell High School girls (12-13 overall) will meet up with their counterparts from Buffalo High (18-8). PHS will look to avenge a 43-32 loss to the Lady Bison earlier this year.

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