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September 18, 2014 8:09 am

Tennis splits with Cody

Written by CJ Baker

The Powell High School girls tennis team trumped Cody again on Tuesday, while Cody got a bit of revenge on the Powell boys.

Playing in Cody, the Lady Panthers won four of five matches — as they did on Sept. 4 — while the Panther boys went 2-3; the boys had beaten Cody 3-2 earlier in the year.

September 18, 2014 8:07 am

Semi-pro football team coming to Powell

Written by Joe Alberico

The Big Horn Basin has semi-pro football on the horizon.

A new football team is holding tryouts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Byron High School and plans to play its home contest in Powell.

September 18, 2014 8:07 am

Panther volleyball takes second in Rawlins

Written by Joe Alberico

The Powell High School volleyball team finished second at the Rawlins Invite last weekend, posting a 5-1 record in the two-day event.

Due to court availability and a junior varsity tournament taking place simultaneously, matches during the varsity tournament were only played to 21 points — instead of the regular 25 — and therefore did not affect team records.

BUFFALO — When TJ Abraham offered Buffalo High School a victory, and it refused, the Powell sophomore made sure to show the Bison what they were missing.

Abraham overcame two turnovers deep in PHS territory to score a pair of crucial touchdowns, and the Panthers survived sloppy play and sloppier conditions to claim a 19-9 win at Buffalo.

September 16, 2014 7:48 am

PHS tennis teams stay on a roll

Written by CJ Baker

Panther Boys No. 1 singles, girls No. 3 doubles stay undefeated  

Powell High School’s tennis teams continue to look as strong as they have in years, taking three of four duals with Casper’s high schools on Saturday.

The Powell High School girls swim team won both meets it competed in last weekend, including the Gene Dozah Invite held at the Powell Aquatic Center Saturday.

PHS scored 268 points to edge past rival Jackson Hole High School, which had 253 points. That’s a reversal of last year, when Jackson Hole claimed the meet title.

PHS sweeps Lovell to improve to 12-1

Each set took a little longer — each result was the same.

The Powell High School volleyball team allowed Lovell to push a little further into each game Tuesday, but the end result still favored PHS in a 25-16, 25-18, 25-20 home-opening 3A West Conference victory over the Bulldogs.

September 11, 2014 8:00 am

MAYBE JOE KNOWS: ‘Relish this moment’

Written by Joe Alberico

QB Baxter showed true leadership Friday night  

Carter Baxter was not perfect Friday night.

Six of his 13 passes fell incomplete, one went for negative yards and another was returned for a touchdown that put Douglas ahead of Powell High School, 17-6, midway through the third quarter.

September 11, 2014 7:58 am

Stringer benefit scheduled for this weekend

Written by Tom Lawrence

The gridiron folks will team up with diamond devotees this weekend.

The Powell High School football team and the Panther cheerleaders will take part in this weekend’s co-ed softball tourney that will benefit the family of the late PHS football coach and teacher Jim Stringer.

September 09, 2014 8:03 am

Panthers rally for a dramatic victory

Written by Joe Alberico

DOUGLAS — After Carter Baxter sacked Douglas quarterback Haize Weber for the third time Friday night, he stood over the fallen quarterback as the final seconds of the game melted away.

Baxter wasn’t gloating, he was just ‘relishing the moment.’