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Dante Geoffrey

On a hot July morning best suited for the first two-a-day practices, Powell Panther football players, coaches and hundreds of their friends and family filled Panther Stadium to honor the late Jim Stringer.

Thursday’s hour-long memorial service featured emotional speeches by Stringer’s children, fellow coaches and friends.

Stringer’s family sat at field level, as did dozens of current and former Panther players and coaches. The home side’s bleachers overflowed with people who came from near and far to pay their respects to the teacher, coach, father and husband.

Powell grabs North’s 2 seed, opens against host Laramie Wednesday 

The road was rocky, but the Powell Pioneers’ 2014 season will end at the state tournament in Laramie.

Powell earned the No. 2 seed after a 2-1 showing at the North District Tournament in Cody over the weekend and will open state against the South’s No. 3 Laramie Rangers at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memories of a forgettable regular season can be replaced with postseason triumphs beginning today (Thursday) in Cody.

The Powell Pioneers will enter the Single A North District Tournament at 4 p.m. today hoping to prove worthy of a state tournament berth despite a 16-26 overall record.

Cowboys picked to finish fourth in the Mountain Division  

LAS VEGAS — A University of Wyoming football standout was selected to the 2014 Mountain West Preseason Team, as junior Eddie Yarbrough occupied a place among league peers when the squad was announced Tuesday by the conference.

Powell rider to shoot film in South America  

Ryan Berchtold is truly heading south for the winter.

A professional snowmobiler from Powell, Berchtold will leave for Chile on Sunday for five weeks of riding and filming.

He was never the tallest guy on the field, yet Jim Stringer always carried a towering presence.

I first met coach Stringer in his Powell High School athletic’s office, where I interviewed him for a 2013 season preview story.

Not only had I never met the man, I hadn’t even seen him.

Panther limited by ankle surgery, all-american bowl possible  

Riley Stringer proved once again he has the strength for the next level.

Stringer, an incoming senior at Powell High School, recorded 30 reps on the bench press but a recovering ankle prevented him from competing in other football activities at the West Super Combine in San Mateo, Calif., July 10-14.

At least they ended on a high note.

The Powell Pioneers broke an eight-game losing streak on the season’s final day with an 8-2 home victory against the Miles City Outlaws.

Tremendous outpouring of support for late football coach and his family  

The Powell Panthers football team has enjoyed two straight undefeated seasons, but it was dealt an unimaginable loss Friday morning.

Panthers football coach and PHS teacher Jim Stringer died from an apparent pulmonary cardiac arrest suffered around 11:05 a.m. at his home on Lane 9 1/2 in rural Powell. Stringer was taken by ambulance to Powell Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Park County Coroner Tim Power. Stringer was 44.

The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was pre-packaged with so many story lines that it might have been the most objectively interesting Mid-Summer Classic in years.

The biggest draw was, of course, the final ASG appearance of Derek Jeter, one of the most subjectively loved figures to ever play the game.

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