The Powell Panther soccer teams took out their frustrations on Pinedale on Saturday with the girls posting a 4-3 victory over the Wranglers while the boys picked up their third win of the season, posting a 2-0 win. The victories came less than 24 hours after both Powell teams were shut out by Lander.
The Powell High School tennis teams hosted Cody last Tuesday, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Fillies on the girls’ side and being swept 5-0 on the boys’ side. The meet was the first varsity action for many of those in the Panthers’ lineup.
The Powell High School track team earned 17 event slots for Friday’s running of the Wyoming Track Classic. The annual elite competition provides a showcase for the state’s top competitors in each non-relay event to go head-to-head against one another at Casper’s Kelly Walsh High School.
The Powell Panthers placed second on the boys’ side and third on the girls’ side at the Lovell Invitational on Saturday. The Panthers competed in the meet absent a number of their members, who were in action at Sheridan.
Both Powell Panther soccer teams had their opportunities to emerge victorious against cross-country rival Cody on Thursday. Both teams carried one-goal leads into the halftime intermission, only to watch as visiting Cody scored a pair of second half goals in each game to emerge with a pair of 2-1 victories.
The losses were difficult to swallow for both Panther teams.
Panther track members have final shot at Track Classic
Members of the Powell High School track team have their final opportunity to qualify for the 2013 Wyoming Track Classic this Saturday when they compete in Lovell and Sheridan. The event, which invites the state’s top 10 performers in most non-relay events, will freeze its performance lists at noon on Sunday to start the task of issuing invitations.
For those who have spent the last four years reading my columns, my views on running are pretty well documented. It’s a useful activity when being chased by a ravenous, large carnivorous animal, but I’ve never really seen its practicality at any other moment.
The Powell Panthers and cross-county rival Cody appeared headed for another classic battle to the wire at the 2013 L.A. Kohnke Invitational sponsored by the Powell Athletic Roundtable on Saturday before rain and snow squalls forced meet officials to first suspend and later cancel the invitational midway through the afternoon session.
Paired against the state’s co-No. 2 ranked teams, the Powell Panthers turned in gritty performances on the way to a pair of narrow defeats. Powell fell 2-1 in regulation to Jackson on Friday, then took Star Valley to overtime before once again slipping by a 2-1 final goal count.