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Dante Geoffrey

July 01, 2014 7:56 am

Pioneers run down, fall to 2nd

Suffer first-ever conference loss to Lovell mustangs  

The Powell Pioneers are grasping for anything positive after the last week of baseball ended just as it began.

The Pioneers went 3-5 in a five-day span that saw them lose to Cody twice on Wednesday and again Sunday.

CODY — The Cody Stampede, which kicked off Monday night with an Extreme Bulls performance and continues through Friday, is one of 24 rodeos that are being held over the Fourth of July  celebrating Independence Day.

It is held in high regard by contestants and is known as the largest one-header rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

July 01, 2014 7:53 am

Karst thrives at wrestling camp

Powell wrestler Chance Karst was one of two wrestlers to earn an Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Chadron State College wrestling camp July 18.

Four Northwest College teams and seven student-athletes were honored for their work in the classroom, the NJCAA announced Tuesday.

Both Trapper soccer teams and the NWC volleyball team were named to the NJCAA’s 2013-14 All-Academic list.

Six men’s soccer players and one women’s basketball player received academic student-athlete awards, which are given to NJCAA athletes with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.

Four former Powell Panther football players helped the North triumph over the South 41-13 at the 2014 Shrine Bowl June 14 in Casper.

Hayden Cragoe, Anthony Lujan, Garrett Lynch and Garrett Michael spent the week of June 6-13 practicing with their new team at Natrona and Kelly Walsh high schools before the contest between Wyoming’s top senior players.

Teams don’t win three straight state titles because they take the term “offseason” literally.

While some teams might use the summer for rest, recovery and recreation, Powell High School wrestlers — back-to-back-to-back Class 3A champions — are staying close to the mat, even if it means venturing far from home.

Three Trappers qualified the short round and the Northwest College men’s team finished 24th at the College National Finals Rodeo last week in Casper.

Northwest scored 197.5 points to finish just two and a half points behind University of Wyoming (200) at CNFR, which went from June 15-21.

Powell faces both division Foes in four conference games this week 

The Powell Pioneers went 2-2 at their home tournament over the weekend but came away with a big win that won’t show up in the standings.

Because I am a good son — or at least one who does the bare minimum in an effort to avoid being a bad son — I gave my dad a call on Father’s Day.

The conversation went from lawn mowing to fantasy baseball to work (mine, since he’s recently retired) and eventually to the World Cup.

It’s been seven months since Riley Stringer has played a football game, but his stock has never been higher.

The all-state two-way lineman for the three-time state champion Powell High School football team is spending his summer training and competing to grab the attention of as many college football programs as possible.