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Common sense triumphed on Tuesday when college football was dragged kicking and screaming from the dark ages of tradition and into the modern championship era by announcing that, starting in 2014, a four-team playoff would determine the national champion. For decades we’ve been told that this very sort of thing was unfeasible.

Lynn’s late hit keeps Powell perfect in conference

Justin Lynn’s one-out single through a drawn-in infield completed Powell’s rally from a nine-run deficit and produced a 16-15 victory Thursday night. Powell also took a 10-6 victory in the early game to sweep the doubleheader.

Strong pitching the difference

Jake Buester fired a complete-game three-hitter and three Powell Pioneers combined to strike out 22 batters over the weekend as the team swept a conference doubleheader from Cody 8-1 and 13-8 on Tuesday night.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it actually make a sound? That question, inspired by 18th century philosopher George Berkeley, inquires whether things exist if nobody is around to actively perceive them.

Grandmasters, masters share knowledge

They converged from seven different states, covered the entire rainbow of belt levels and spanned multiple generations. But for the roughly 100 attendees of the Korean Martial Arts Summer Camp held over the weekend at Northwest College’s A.L. Mickelson Field Station, the experience was about their shared love for an activity.

Thief River Falls steals win in final game

The Powell Pioneers won just one of three games at a rain-shortened weekend tournament in Williston. The team had been scheduled to play five games over three days, but rains that descended in the first inning of Friday’s game forced a redesign of the schedule.

Northwest College volleyball coach Shaun Pohlman announced his 2012 recruiting class for the Trappers. The second-year skipper of the Trappers has inked six players to letters of intent for this autumn.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Wyoming fishing fees had been waived for the day. My daughter was now old enough to understand that the purpose behind fishing was to catch fish on the hook rather than stun them into submission by hefting either a big rock or her little brother into the water, where both make an equally satisfying splash.

Ehlers' success the bright for Northwest Trappers so far

Breakaway roper Jessica Ehlers followed a solid first-round time of 3.2 seconds with a blazing time of 2.6 seconds in her second go on Tuesday night to position herself well heading to round three of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. Ehlers was scheduled to take her third run on Wednesday night after the paper went to press.

“Jessie’s been a bright spot for us,” said Trapper rodeo coach Del Nose. “She’s been doing real well and if she can do it one more time, she should be in the short go.”

Jessica Ehlers receives NWC’s only score on opening night

If the Northwest College Trappers are going to make a splash at this year’s College National Finals Rodeo, they will have to come from behind to do it. Opening night of the 2012 CNFR saw four Trappers compete, but only one was able to put a score on the board.

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