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Fourth place by two points

Five Panthers medaled and every varsity wrestler contributed team points as Powell wrestled to a fourth-place finish in the Ron Thon Memorial in Riverton last week, just two points behind conference rival Worland in the final standings.

Defending 4A state champion Gillette won the tournament by a comfortable margin and Natrona County, also a 4A school, finished second, just 9.5 points ahead of the Panthers. Defending 3A state champion Douglas finished ninth, more than 40 points behind the Panthers.

Roney’s jersey gets retired this Friday

Member of ‘43 UW national champs will be honored

Lew Roney, a 1940 graduate of Powell High School and member of the University of Wyoming’s 1943 national championship team, will have his basketball jersey retired during a ceremony between the boys’ and girls’ basketball games with Jackson this Friday.

A banner honoring Roney will also be unveiled on the wall of the Powell High School gymnasium.

Panther wrestlers sit atop 3A

Team leads Worland, Douglas in latest rankings

The Powell High School wrestling team is No. 1 in the latest poll released by The Panthers’ roster currently features 12 grapplers ranked in their respective weight classes, including four who are currently ranked No. 1 in their division.

Powell youth help spur Park County Ice Cats

Team battles odds to score wins

The Park County Ice Cats youth pee wee hockey team currently sits in fourth place in the Wyoming Amateur Hockey League standings following a 2-1-1 performance this past weekend at Riley Arena in Cody. The team earned a win and a tie against Sheridan before splitting games against Douglas.

Trappers win one in Apodaca Duals

Moose Cup heads back to Idaho

The seventh-ranked Northwest College wrestling team completed a season sweep of Western Wyoming, but came up short against a pair of nationally ranked foes over the weekend. The Trappers fell to No. 12 Iowa Lakes and No. 3 North Idaho in their final regular-season action.

NWC Trapper women shut down Central Wyoming

Leading scorer Smith out with ankle  injury

The Northwest College women’s basketball team split a pair of weekend non-conference games, but may have suffered a greater loss following the injury of the team’s leading scorer. Northwest downed Central Wyoming 65-47 before falling 88-60 against Western Wyoming.

Tough weekend for Trapper men

NWC falls twice on the road

The Northwest College Trappers lost a pair of road men’s basketball games over the weekend. Northwest fell by an 84-67 count at Central Wyoming on Friday before suffering a 104-90 setback on Saturday.

Apodaca Duals bring talent

Northwest one of three ranked teams in field

The spotlight will shine again on the Apodaca Duals at Northwest College this weekend. The 2011 version of the Trappers’ showcase event will feature three of the nation’s top 12 wrestling programs, four of the nation’s top-ranked wrestlers and a field where almost half the wrestlers are individually ranked.

Panthers think pink

The color scheme will be a bit different at the Powell High School gym Friday night when the Panthers and Lady Panthers square off with Worland on the basketball court.

Normally it would be a battle of orange and black teams, but this week, the Powell teams will exchange their normal uniforms for pink for Hoops for Hope, a campaign to raise money to support Women’s Wellness and the fight against breast cancer.

Swimmers top Worland, finish sixth

A dual win over Worland and a sixth-place finish in a big meet marked the weekend for the Powell Panther swimmers last week.

Swimmers swam nearly two dozen personal best times during the two meets, according to coach Jerry Rodriguez, and three swimmers swam new state-qualifying times.

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