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Dante Geoffrey

That Powell High School has been the class of Class 3A (if not the state) athletics for the past few years is no secret.

How, exactly, the Panthers have managed to be so good isn’t quite as obvious, and a definitive answer may not exist.

Sport-specific workouts help build elite PHS athletes  

To build a championship team, it helps to build a championship athlete.

A lot of contributing factors elevated Powell High School’s athletics in recent years (see lead story) but the impact of its zero-hour weight-training program has been undeniable.

July 08, 2014 7:32 am

Cowboys crowned at Stampede

CODY — Tyler Corrington has been traveling from rodeo to rodeo the week of the Fourth of July, and while he still doesn’t have any time off, the Hastings, Minn., saddle bronc rider left the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede with $8,714.

This is likely his biggest check from the week of rodeos known as “Cowboy Christmas.” He rode at Cody’s Stampede Park on the evening of the Fourth, scored 86 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Smart Guy. He was quickly in and out of his riding gear and headed to the next one.

Well, that’s it. The Americans were ousted from the World Cup in the first stage of the knockout round.

But that doesn’t mean it’s over. Personally, I know I’ll be doing what I can to keep the spirit of the 2014 World Cup alive.

Two young Powell athletes finished at or near the top of their events in the Wyoming Hershey’s Track and Field meet June 21 in Rock Springs.

JuliaKay O’Neill won the 800-meter run in Rock Springs with a time of 2:29, 15 seconds ahead of second place.

July 03, 2014 7:36 am

Local man sweet on pickleball

Garland resident wants others to enjoy sport, give him a challenge  

Its name might be hard to understand but the reasons it’s so popular are obvious.

Pickleball has taken over retirement communities and rec centers across the country and one Park County man hopes to spread the new sport through Powell.

July 01, 2014 7:56 am

Pioneers run down, fall to 2nd

Suffer first-ever conference loss to Lovell mustangs  

The Powell Pioneers are grasping for anything positive after the last week of baseball ended just as it began.

The Pioneers went 3-5 in a five-day span that saw them lose to Cody twice on Wednesday and again Sunday.

CODY — The Cody Stampede, which kicked off Monday night with an Extreme Bulls performance and continues through Friday, is one of 24 rodeos that are being held over the Fourth of July  celebrating Independence Day.

It is held in high regard by contestants and is known as the largest one-header rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

July 01, 2014 7:53 am

Karst thrives at wrestling camp

Powell wrestler Chance Karst was one of two wrestlers to earn an Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Chadron State College wrestling camp July 18.

Four Northwest College teams and seven student-athletes were honored for their work in the classroom, the NJCAA announced Tuesday.

Both Trapper soccer teams and the NWC volleyball team were named to the NJCAA’s 2013-14 All-Academic list.

Six men’s soccer players and one women’s basketball player received academic student-athlete awards, which are given to NJCAA athletes with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.