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Dante Geoffrey

The crowd roared and the water was turbulent at the Powell Aquatic Center on Saturday, as the hometown Panthers were cheered to a third place finish at the Gene Dozah Invitational.

Jackson Hole took first with 320 points, followed by Lander-233, Powell-228, Buffalo-163, Cody-157, Riverton-109 and Worland-90.

About 20 years ago I made a decision – an unequivocal mistake – that will limit the amount of pleasure I ultimately experience in my life. I pledged my allegiance to the San Francisco 49ers.

‘In data we trust’

When Rick and Judith LaPlante moved to Powell from Seattle in the summer of 2007, they, unlike many big-city transplants, knew exactly what they were getting into.

In an attempt to escape the rat race of city life, the LaPlantes had decided they wanted to move to a small town.

High school wasn’t my favorite time spent at public education. I don’t know if I do even have a favorite time, but it wouldn’t be more than a few hours long, and it definitely wouldn’t have been during high school.

Before the season started, Powell High School swim coach Luke Robertson said his main goal was to qualify every swimmer for state.

His team got off to a fast start on Saturday as six Panthers qualified – and many others came close – during their season debut at the Lander Invitational.

Powell High School’s girls’ volleyball team is set to serve up another season starting this Friday in Douglas.

Head coach Cindi Smith said she is looking to maximize the growth of a diverse and dedicated team with lots of potential.

A youthful Powell High School girls’ swim team will look to improve on a 2011 season which saw them finish 10th at state.

Head coach Luke Robertson said his 27-girl squad will only have 10 upperclassmen this season and will rely on their leadership plus an influx of young talent to stay competitive.

The team also has 10 sophomores and seven freshman.

Last night I was reading Michael Ian Black’s “You’re not doing it right.”

The half-silly but fully serious memoir is a brutally honest exercise in self-reflection — and it’s making me reflect on things I’m clearly not ready to see.

It is often remarked how technology has shrunk our world down to an incredibly small size. The speeds of communication and information are such that anybody with a cell phone or computer is within reach, regardless of their coordinates on Earth.

I live a few states and one time zone away from 99 percent of the people I’ve known, but I’m able to interact with them almost as much as before I moved.

 

The Olympics are well underway, and I’m as enthused as most any American — which is to say I’m not all that enthused.

Michael Phelps has proven he is human, USA basketball is predictably crushing the non-competition, and the other athletes I’ve never heard of are doing things in their sports I’ve never cared about.

 

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