The Powell Panthers qualified 52 event slots for this week’s state track and field championships as the Panther boys finished as the 3A West regional runner-up on Saturday in Lander. Powell’s girls placed third overall.
The Powell Panthers battled back from a two-goal second-half deficit, then shrugged off a game-tying goal in the final seconds of regulation to prevail 5-4 in overtime over Douglas. The victory advances the Panthers to the quarterfinal round of this week’s state soccer championships in Jackson.
PHS Team opens state soccer against top-ranked Jackson
The Powell Panther girls’ soccer team took care of business on Saturday in Worland, posting a 4-0 shutout of Newcastle and earning a place in the state 3A quarterfinals on Thursday in Jackson. The Panthers will open against the state tournament hosts at 2 p.m.
Track and field competition begin the push into the postseason this weekend as the Powell High School Panthers travel to Lander to compete in 3A West regional competition. For head coach Scott Smith, it could be one of the more intriguing regional meets in recent memory.
For some, the idea is just to hold on. For others, the goal will be to have the performance of their lives. Whatever the situation, the members of the Northwest College Rodeo team know exactly where they stand as they head to Missoula, Mont., for the final rodeo of the regular season.
Seniors Vince Sleep and Alyssa Hildebrand were named the Senior Athletes of the Year at Powell High School on Monday night. The awards were the highlight of the 2013 year-end awards program sponsored by the Powell Athletic Roundtable and the PHS Letter Club.
Powell High School’s track teams took their final tune-up opportunity before this week’s make-or-break 3A West regional meet by competing at Cody on Friday. The Panther boys placed first while the girls were second at the Trackstravaganza.
Dana Bjorhus, a multi-sport standout for Thermopolis High School, has signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball for the Northwest College Trappers next season. Bjorhus comes to Powell after a highly decorated prep athletic career.
The Powell girls’ soccer team survived 40 minutes of nearly non-strop pressure unscathed in the first half, then took advantage of a howling north wind to complete a regular-season sweep of Worland with a 2-0 victory on Monday. The win came on Senior Night for the Panthers.