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Twenty-seven teams.

In the history of United States high school football, 27 teams have won three consecutive state championships. That number includes Powell High School.

If the Panthers defy the odds this season and claim another title, they’ll join a more elite club, becoming just the 13th team to win at least four in a row.

Powell girls claimed second at state last year; 10 from that team return 

Although the head coach can’t predict the team’s prospects this early in the season, the Powell High School girls swimming and diving team’s future looks bright.

The girls commence the season at 4 p.m. Friday in Lander. The next meet will be 2 p.m. the following Friday in Cody.

August 28, 2014 8:16 am

Deep tennis team kicks off season

Written by CJ Baker

Fifty Powell High School students turned out for the tennis team this year and coach Ray Bieber says it’s “very, very, very competitive.”

Whether a player’s a freshman or a senior, “We’re an equal-opportunity employer, and that means let the best person win,” Bieber said.

August 28, 2014 8:10 am

Girls cross country team looks promising

Written by Tom Lawrence

PHS Boys team young but aims to improve all year, says coach  

Seven might be a very lucky number for the Powell High School girls cross country team.

That’s the number of girls who came out for the team this summer. Heading into the season’s first meet Friday afternoon in Cody, coach Cliff Boos is feeling fairly optimistic.

Powell High School volleyball players suggested that last season, low expectations statewide allowed the Panthers to take the competition by surprise.

No such luck this year.

After winning the Class 3A state championship in 2013, PHS senior Kelsey Marchant summed up her team’s current situation as a definite challenge.

August 26, 2014 8:00 am

Golfers open fall sports schedule

Written by CJ Baker

Powell High School’s golf team got a taste of some stiff competition at the season-opening Riverton Invitational.

With only three boys and one girl able to play, PHS was unable to qualify for team scores, but “there was a lot of quality 4A competition in Riverton, which was good experience for the players that made the trip,” said PHS head coach Troy Hildebrand.

Rain or shine, The Nature Conservancy’s three-day Wild West River Fest in Cody celebrated the Shoshone River’s conservation right on the river.

In the Stinking Water Sprint and Slalom Saturday, 27 kayakers raced the river from the Hayden Arch Bridge to the Belfry Bridge.


Whether it’s to win, stay composed or just survive the season, the Powell High School football program is going to feel pressure for the entirety of the 2014 campaign.

Three straight Class 3A state championships and a string of 27 regular season victories will have that effect on a team. As would the sudden death of an 11-year head coach.

Boys’ and girls’ teams headed to Riverton for two-day tourney  


The Powell High School golf teams will tee it up Thursday and Friday for the fall’s first tournament, but family commitments, a medical procedure and a need for a little more preparation will have both the boys and girls shorthanded: Only four players will be able to make the trip to Riverton.

LARAMIE — Laramie GM Auto Center is adding a new twist to its long-time corporate partnership with University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics by turning it into an opportunity to recognize others, as announced by the school’s multimedia rights holder, University of Wyoming Sports Properties.