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October 16, 2008 3:34 am

PHS JV/ Freshman sports report

Written by Tribune Staff

• Junior varsity volleyball: The Lady Panthers enjoyed a successful showing last weekend in the conference duals in Lovell by posting a 3-1 mark. PHS opened the event by losing to Jackson in two sets, but the Lady Panthers rebounded to win their next three matches against Lyman, Kemmerer and Pinedale.

As a team, PHS served with 89 percent accuracy with a total of 21 aces. Shelby McIntosh recorded a team-high 10 aces, and Stephanie Paul, Liz Tilley and Alli Trustem added five aces each.

The Lady Panthers also finished with 64 kills during the tournament, including 18 by Tia Ibarra, 14 by Leslie Thronburg and 12 by Trustem.

Trustem also finished with a team-leading 19 set assists, and McIntosh added 18. As team, the Lady Panthers had 52 set assists during their matches.

Among the leaders in blocks for PHS were Ibarra with four and Tilley with three. Tamara Brown paced PHS in digs with 50, and Hannah Groves and McIntosh added 21 and 19, respectively.

Prior to last weekend's conference duals, the Lady Panthers defeated Thermopolis (25-18, 18-25, 25-22) on Oct. 4 and Cody (26-24, 14-25, 25-17) Oct. 2.

Against Thermopolis, PHS enjoyed a 92-percent mark in service accuracy and finished with six aces, including three by Paul. Trustem had eight of the team's 24 kills. Trustem also shared the team lead in set assists with Shellie Williams as they tallied 12 and 10, respectively.

During the match with Cody, PHS saw its service accuracy drop to 83, but the Lady Panthers still finished with 10 aces. Williams had a team-high three aces.

Tilley and Thronburg paced the team in kills with four each, and Trustem and McIntosh were the leaders in set assists with 10 and seven, respectively.

• Ninth-grade football: Powell High School's ninth-grade football team faced the Worland Warriors Thursday, Oct. 9, and suffered a 28-24 loss.

The Panthers went into the locker room at halftime with a 24-8 advantage, but the Warriors outscored PHS 16-0 during a cold and snowy second half to steal the victory.

For the Panthers, highlights from the game included a number of scores during the first half. PHS got its first touchdown when quarterback Keithen Schwahn delivered a 7-yard scoring strike to Chase Partridge on a fourth-and-goal play. The Panthers' second score came on a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown by Josh Cragoe. PHS's third touchdown of the game came on a 15-yard run by Zach Thiel.

Coaches wanting to report scores and highlights for inclusion in the Powell High School Junior Varsity/Freshman Sports Report should e-mail results to sports editor David Dickey ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Reports should be sent each Tuesday by 11 a.m. Results will be published on a space-available basis.