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Trappers have mountain to climb in the spring semester

Northwest College interim rodeo coach Dan Mortensen leads the Trappers into the start of their spring schedule when his squad travels to Montana State University. Competition in Bozeman opens today (Thursday).

“I think things have gone well,” said Mortensen, who took over following the mid-season resignation of Ryan Vander Pluym. “We have some good kids. They’ve been hitting it hard in practice for the last month. Everyone seems to be making progress, and that’s what I’m striving for.”

April 07, 2011 7:23 am

Panther soccer falls to Worland

PHS slips to 0-2 in quadrant play

The Powell Panthers continued their early-season tour of Class 3A’s top five programs on Tuesday, losing a 5-1 decision to fifth-ranked Worland. The Panthers slide to 1-6 overall this season with the defeat.

Head coach Travis Rapp had hoped for a breakout game on Tuesday. Instead, the Panthers were behind almost from the outset.

Late net by worland wArriors decides game

The sideline expressions said it all.

“This was a game we could have had,” said Panther girls’ soccer coach Brett Hanlin. “It was a game we could have won.”

Panther boys cruise to title at Worland

The second meet of the track season looked very much like the first. Powell’s boys destroyed the nine-school field, posting an almost 90-point margin of victory. The Panther girls placed second behind state power Cody.

Senior Kyle Sullivan led the way to the boys’ team title with three event wins for the Panthers. Sullivan cruised to victory in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. He also captured the top spot in the high jump.

April 05, 2011 7:09 am

PHS boys’ soccer silenced

Lander, Cody shut out Panthers

First-year Powell boys’ soccer coach Travis Rapp senses a breakout game is coming. He just wishes it would get here soon.

Instead, the Panthers’ skipper was left shaking his head after his team dropped a 1-0 decision at Class 3A No. 2 Lander on Thursday and followed it with a 5-0 loss to No. 4 Cody on Saturday afternoon.

Experienced lineup hands Powell 7-0 defeat

The proverb states that there’s no substitute for experience. The members of the Powell High School girls’ soccer team found out firsthand just how true that is during a 7-0 loss to Buffalo last Friday.

“Buffalo’s a real tough team,” said Panther coach Brett Hanlin. “They played in the finals last year and most of that team was back. You look at their roster and they have at least 10 seniors on their team.”

March 31, 2011 7:19 am

SPORTS GUY and the oobleck

There are a lot of things Wyoming guide books warn hikers about — bears, mountain lions, bacteria in the water. None of them warn about oobleck.

For those of you without a child or who may have forgotten your Dr. Seuss, oobleck is this green substance that sticks to everything. While many are probably under the impression the 1950 Caldecott winner is a work of fiction, the truth is that Wyoming is full of oobleck.

March 29, 2011 7:26 am

Panther boys win track opener

Girls third as season gets started

The Powell Panthers fired out of the blocks on the 2011 track and field season on Saturday. Competing in Cody for the first meet of the season, the Panthers surpassed the state track qualifying standards in 11 events.

Powell’s boys captured a dominating 46-point victory in the boys’ varsity standings. The Panther girls placed third in the eight-school meet.

March 29, 2011 7:25 am

Panther soccer falls to Buffalo

PHS strikes  before third-ranked Bison get rolling

The Powell Panthers dropped a 5-1 non-conference decision to third-ranked Buffalo in Friday boys’ soccer action in Powell. The loss sets the Panthers at 1-3 for the season.

“This wasn’t a 5-1 game,” Panther soccer coach Travis Rapp said afterward. “I thought we played them a lot tougher than what the final score showed.”

‘It was good to see both of them get some attention for the things they’ve done on the floor’

Sophomores Megan Smith and Valerie Lesu each picked up some post-season recognition for the Northwest College women’s basketball program. Trapper head coach Janis Beal noted both were deserving of the honors they received.

Smith was tabbed for both all-region honors within Region IX and all-conference honors in the Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference.