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October 08, 2013 9:17 am

Panthers celebrate Homecoming Week

Written by Tribune Staff

Powell High Schol biology teacher and Panthers head football coach Jim Stringer dressed as a flower child to celebrate the 1960s during ‘Decades Dress Day.’ Powell High School’s annual Homecoming Week began Monday. Powell High Schol biology teacher and Panthers head football coach Jim Stringer dressed as a flower child to celebrate the 1960s during ‘Decades Dress Day.’ Powell High School’s annual Homecoming Week began Monday. Tribune photo by Toby Bonner

Expect to see a lot of orange and black around town this week as the Powell Panthers celebrate Homecoming.

The Panthers will host the Worland Warriors in several sports, starting with volleyball and swimming. The  Lady Panthers swim team takes on the Lady Warriors at the Powell Aquatic Center beginning at 5 p.m. tonight (Tuesday). Meanwhile, the schools’ varsity volleyball teams face off at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Powell High School gym.

On Wednesday, PHS students will compete in the Homecoming Olympics at 6:30 p.m. at the Park County Fairgrounds.

The PHS cross country team holds its only home meet on Thursday. The Powell Invitational begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Powell Golf Course.

Also on Thursday, the PHS girls’ swim team competes against Cody at 5 p.m. at the Powell Aquatic Center.

The week culminates Friday night when the undefeated Panther football team takes on the Warriors beginning at 7 p.m.

Prior to Friday night’s game, the Panthers will hold their Homecoming parade in downtown Powell beginning at 3:30 p.m. The parade route will go south on Bent Street, turn east on First Street, then heads north on Clark Street.

The week also features a variety of dress-up days. Monday’s theme was decades day, and students will wear polka-dots and stripes today (Tuesday). Wednesday features colors for each class, and Thursday is senior citizen day. Then on Friday, students, teachers and residents alike will break out their orange and black to show their support for the Powell Panthers.

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