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Dante Geoffrey

Parkside recognized by U.S. Department of Education

Parkside Elementary has been recognized as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only three schools in the state to earn the honor.

The high school athletics season is underway, and for me, that means my first taste of professional sports coverage.

Not that I’m covering professional sports, but I’m covering sports as a professional. Baby steps.

The cannon that fired following touchdowns by the Powell High School Panthers has been sidelined for the foreseeable future.

The crowd roared and the water was turbulent at the Powell Aquatic Center on Saturday, as the hometown Panthers were cheered to a third place finish at the Gene Dozah Invitational.

Jackson Hole took first with 320 points, followed by Lander-233, Powell-228, Buffalo-163, Cody-157, Riverton-109 and Worland-90.

About 20 years ago I made a decision – an unequivocal mistake – that will limit the amount of pleasure I ultimately experience in my life. I pledged my allegiance to the San Francisco 49ers.

‘In data we trust’

When Rick and Judith LaPlante moved to Powell from Seattle in the summer of 2007, they, unlike many big-city transplants, knew exactly what they were getting into.

In an attempt to escape the rat race of city life, the LaPlantes had decided they wanted to move to a small town.

High school wasn’t my favorite time spent at public education. I don’t know if I do even have a favorite time, but it wouldn’t be more than a few hours long, and it definitely wouldn’t have been during high school.

Before the season started, Powell High School swim coach Luke Robertson said his main goal was to qualify every swimmer for state.

His team got off to a fast start on Saturday as six Panthers qualified – and many others came close – during their season debut at the Lander Invitational.

Powell High School’s girls’ volleyball team is set to serve up another season starting this Friday in Douglas.

Head coach Cindi Smith said she is looking to maximize the growth of a diverse and dedicated team with lots of potential.

A youthful Powell High School girls’ swim team will look to improve on a 2011 season which saw them finish 10th at state.

Head coach Luke Robertson said his 27-girl squad will only have 10 upperclassmen this season and will rely on their leadership plus an influx of young talent to stay competitive.

The team also has 10 sophomores and seven freshman.

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