Powell High School wrestler Auston Carter celebrates his third state title in as many years. The success of the Panther wrestlers in February was just one of many title tales from early 2009. Tribune file photo
Championships highlight year in sports
(Note: This is the first in a two-article series recapping the past year in Powell sports. This installment covers January through June 2009. The second installment will appear in Thursday's issue of the Powell Tribune.)
When sports historians look back upon 2009, it might be to fair refer to it as the year of championships. For one community, it certainly seems as though fate smiled favorably upon Powell in 2009.
The championship parade started early in the year as the Powell High School wrestling team was crowned repeat state champion following a dominating performance in Casper. Senior Trevor Donarski, junior Auston Carter and freshman Olie Olson were crowned state champions while helping the Panthers score a 37.5-point margin of victory in the final team standings.