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Dante Geoffrey

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.

Powell senior and lifelong athlete Martin Garhart qualified for the National Senior Olympics while competing in four events at the Wyoming Senior Olympics in Casper July 11-12.

Garhart, a track and field enthusiast, qualified for nationals in his age group with a second-place finish in the 50-meter dash, took second in the 100-meter dash and third in both the 200-meter dash and discus. All track and field events were held at Kelly Walsh High School.

LARAMIE — University of Wyoming senior wide receiver Dominic Rufran was one of 55 college receivers named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List.

The list was released Tuesday by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the award. It marked the second consecutive season that Rufran has been selected to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List.

July 15, 2014 7:51 am

Pioneers suffer winless weekend

Offense stagnant in montana tournament 

Two steps forward, five steps back.

Any momentum the Powell Pioneers gained from their two impressive wins against Glendive last week was emphatically erased by an 0-5 showing at the Northwest Wood Bat Tournament in Laurel and Billings, Mont., over the weekend.

Steve Young is a terrible baseball coach.

No, not that Steve Young. The one that coached my Minors Division Little League team when I was 9 years old.

That season was so miserable I can’t even remember our team name. I want to say the Cubs, but that might be just because I felt like a loser.

Pioneers eliminated from Northwest title contention  

Teagan Cordes was sprinting toward second base, thinking maybe he could leg out a triple, when he looked back at the Powell Pioneers dugout.

“What?” he asked, his arms held out in disbelief.

His teammates, unable to hold in their laughter, told him the ball cleared the fence.

One up-and-coming Powell athlete will compete at the Hershey’s Track and Field North American Finals Aug. 2 in Pennsylvania.

Incoming Powell Panther JuliaKay O’Neill will run the 800-meter race against athletes from across North America at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa.

Middle school

One of Powell’s two middle school softball teams is still alive in the season-ending tournament this week.

The team from Bank of Powell beat Cody’s Papa Murphy’s team Tuesday night and played Cody’s Mountain West after press time on Wednesday.

That Powell High School has been the class of Class 3A (if not the state) athletics for the past few years is no secret.

How, exactly, the Panthers have managed to be so good isn’t quite as obvious, and a definitive answer may not exist.

Sport-specific workouts help build elite PHS athletes  

To build a championship team, it helps to build a championship athlete.

A lot of contributing factors elevated Powell High School’s athletics in recent years (see lead story) but the impact of its zero-hour weight-training program has been undeniable.