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Partridge, Morse in action this week

Powell’s Chase Partridge and Brian Morse will be back in action in their respective sports this week after being selected to participate the Wyoming Coaches Association All-Star week. Partridge will represent the North team as part of the North-South boys’ basketball contest. Morse was named an all-star in golf and will spend part of the week competing against other top performers from across the state.

Here are the results from the Bighorn Canyon triathlon held Saturday. The men’s division was won by Martin Stensing in a time of 1:04:46, three minutes faster than his nearest pursuer. Julie Zichovieh won the women’s division, winning by more than six minutes over the rest of the field with a final time of 1:15:50.

The Powell Pioneers improved to 24-12 with a pair of narrow road wins Tuesday at Miles City, Mont. Powell scored a 7-5 extra-inning victory in the opener before registering a 6-4 win in the nightcap.

Group averages more than two state titles per recruit

If you’re looking for the quick rundown on Northwest College’s 2012 wrestling recruiting class, it can best be summarized by a single, simple stat line. Eleven members, 24 collective state titles.

Minors’ all-stars ousted in semifinals

If the weekend proved anything, it showed that early leads really don’t mean much when it comes to Little League baseball. Powell’s all-stars finished 2-1, falling in the semifinals of the Twin Cities Tournament.

In each of those three games, the team to grab the early lead failed to hold it at the end of the game.

The Powell Pioneers received a pair of knock-out pitching performances and combined that with another strong day at home plate to post wins of 24-5 and 10-0 in Lovell on Tuesday. The wins improve the Pioneers to 22-12 overall and 8-0 in conference play.

It also moves the team within a game of clinching the Northwest quadrant title for another summer.

Anyone who knows me knows that I spend as much free time as humanly possible inside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park. It amazes me the number of people I speak with around Powell who have either never been to Yellowstone or who haven’t been there in a number of years.

For me, part of the attraction is the subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, changes that can be seen from year to year. Nowhere is this more evident than around the geyser basins where change is the name of the game.

Former NWC rider pockets more than $10,000

Former Northwest College rodeo team member and defending world bull riding champion Shane Proctor kicked off Cowboy Christmas in a big way on Saturday, winning the Cody-Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls tour stop. This marks back-to-back title years in Cody for Proctor.

Forty of the top bull riders in the world standings descended on Cody for Saturday’s showdown in the arena. Proctor was one of just two who could leave that night boasting that they had turned in a pair of scoring rides. As a result, Proctor pocketed approximately $10,300 in prize money, a figure that should vault him back up in the world standings.

Pioneers overpower Montana foes

For the first time all season, the Powell Pioneers were able to field close to their full roster in a Sunday doubleheader against Livingston, Mont. The results were immediately noticeable.

The Pioneers pounded out 34 hits and made efficient use of that offense by plating 29 runs. The result was a 17-7, 12-7 sweep of the non-conference doubleheader.

Four students, two teams earn academic recognition

Two Northwest College athletic programs and four Trapper student-athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their efforts in the classroom. The awards were announced this past week by the NJCAA.

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