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Sports

Panthers to host personal development guru

Shane Warwick, a personal workout instructor with 15 years of combined high school and collegiate head coaching experience, will be the featured clinician at an advanced offensive basketball camp next week. Powell High School head boys' basketball coach Mike Heny announced the camp, which is geared toward those entering grades 4-12.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for kids to work on the offensive elements of their game,” said Heny.

The clinic is designed to give campers an introduction to post and perimeter moves currently in use among college and professional players. Shooting instruction, footwork and shot preparation, live and dead ball moves, ball handling, face-up and drop-step power moves will be among the focal points of the clinic.

“The goal of the workout is to provide athletes with a high-intensity workout and skill sets needed to make their individual workouts more productive, thereby enhancing the athlete's game,” notes Warwick.

As a player, Warwick was a two-time all-conference performer at South Dakota's Northern State University. He has nine years of college coaching experience and has twice been named South Dakota's collegiate coach of the year. He has four conference championships to his credit and has been called the nation's best personal workout instructor by Reggie Brown of Priority Sports in Chicago.

The clinic in Powell will be organized into morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will run from 9 a.m.-noon on Monday, July 26, and 8-11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27. It is geared toward those entering grades 8-12.

Afternoon sessions will run from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, July 26 and noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. The afternoon session is for those entering grades 4-7.

The cost for the morning session is $105. Afternoon session cost is $85. Athletes receive a t-shirt and shorts with their registration.

For more information about the camp or to register, contact Heny at 271-7073 or (307) 202-1410.

Pioneers clinch conference crown

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Tyler England (left) and Grant Geiser celebrate getting the third out in an inning against the Cody Cubs on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Randal Horobik

Powell gets top spot following Tuesday win

The Powell Pioneers clinched the Northwest Conference crown on Tuesday night with a 17-14 victory over the Cody Cubs. With three games to play, the Pioneers are now assured of a No. 1 seed once district tournament play begins next week.

Candidate is second to meet with NWC officials

The search for Northwest College's next rodeo coach continues on Monday when the second of two finalists, Louisiana's Ryan Vander Pluym, interviews on campus. The search committee met with Cody's Christopher Witcher on Wednesday to begin the interview process.

“I learned of the open position through the Northwest College website,” said Vander Pluym, who currently resides in Winnsboro, La. “I have been pursuing a coaching position for the last year, but haven't accepted any offers as the programs didn't match what I was looking for.”

Vander Pluym is no stranger to the region. A native Montanan, he competed in college rodeo's Big Sky region as a member of the Dawson Community College team and later the University of Montana, Western team.

“I know without a doubt that the Big Sky region is one of the toughest regions in the entire NIRA and likewise produces some of the best rodeo cowboys and cowgirls nationwide.”

As one might expect, Vander Pluym can trace his involvement in rodeo back to his youth. His dad was a fulltime rodeo competitor when he was growing up and he attributes the lessons learned inside a college rodeo arena for assisting him in finding success in the professional world.

“That was a goal of mine ever since I can remember,” said Vander Pluym, who still competes at the professional level in steer wrestling and also has competed as a team roper. “I'm a family man now, so I don't travel full-time any more.”

The Northwest College position appeals to Vander Pluym as a way to pass along some of what he learned.

“I had some great coaches and mentors in the rodeo programs that I was involved in and truly desire to instill these values into a team of my own,” said Vander Pluym. “The most important tool that college rodeo offered me was a higher education, and that is something that I want to instill in my team.”

Vander Pluym is the last of the finalist candidates scheduled to be interviewed by Northwest College at this time.

Rocky Mountain high

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Powell catcher Auston Carter frames a pitch during recent Powell Pioneer baseball action. Fans wanting to watch Post 26 in action have five chances to see the team at home this week as the regular season wraps up. Tribune photo by Randal Horobik

Pioneers fare well against Colorado competition

The Powell Pioneers won four out of five games, including a trio of wins over Colorado competition, as the team tuned up for post-season competition with an appearance at Casper's Mike Devereaux baseball tournament.

Powell carries a 33-12-2 mark into the final week of the regular season.

Panther golfer's career ran full spectrum

Although he's played more rounds of golf than he can count, Bryan Borcher still remembers the first 18 holes he fired as a member of the Powell High School golf team. It isn't the most pleasant of memories.

“I shot a 129,” Borcher said of that freshman debut. “It was a pretty bad day.”

Trapper men's hoop coach adds to duties

Andy Ward, head men's basketball coach at Northwest College, has been named the newest athletic director for the Trappers. Ward takes over for Dana Young, who left earlier this summer to become president at Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon.

Young had served for one year as the interim athletic director at Northwest College. Young had also served as the vice-president for student affairs at NWC.

“I thought this would be a great opportunity to get into the administrative side of things,” Ward said of the athletic director's position. “I feel like we've got a lot of positive things going on here at Northwest College. We've got a great staff of coaches who are doing positive things with their programs.”

Ward, whose Trapper men's basketball program spent part of last season ranked in the top 25 of the nation, will continue to serve as a head coach as well.

“There will be more demands on my time, but I'm still the men's basketball coach,” Ward said. “I still plan on doing the same things I did with my team. It's just that I'll have a lot more responsibilities with the overall athletic department versus just taking care of my own team. There will be more demands on my time as I work with other coaches, the college booster club, the foundation and within the community.”

Ward joined the Trappers' coaching ranks during the 2007-2008 season, coming to Powell from Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. He has 14 years of coaching and teaching experience at the college level, including eight years head coaching experience at hte community college level.

Ward officially began serving as Northwest College's athletic director on Monday.

Heck of a ride

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Kanin Asay takes his turn during Monday's Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls competition in Cody. Asay's 92-point ride made him the top finisher in the final round, which will be rebroadcast later this month on ESPN2. For full coverage, click here. Tribune photo by Kevin Kinzley

Asay turns in day's top ride

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Powell's Kanin Asay celebrates the conclusion of a 92-point ride with friend and rodeo bullfighter Dusty Tuckness on Monday. Asay turned in the top ride of the day in the finals of the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls event to walk away with $7,755 in prize money. Tribune photo by Kevin Kinzley

92-point run in Xtreme bulls leaves Powell rider third in average, second in money

Powell's Kanin Asay turned in the high-point ride of the afternoon on Monday, scoring 92 points in the finals of the Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls event. Asay's ride was one of just two rides to reach the 90-point plateau at the event.

Pioneers wash away Green River

Late Powell rally foils upset bid

Dallas Robirds' one-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning completed a three-run rally as the Powell Pioneers American Legion baseball team scored a 6-1, 7-6 doubleheader sweep of visiting Green River on Tuesday. With the wins, Powell improves to 29-11-2 overall this summer.

Total payout tops $322,000 this year

Trevor Brazile walked away as the 2010 all-around champion at the Cody Stampede and pocketed a check for more than $10,000 for his troubles. The prize money comes on top of paydays the Decatur, Texas, cowboy earned in team and tie-down roping.

Brazile was one of many competitors who found themselves celebrating Cowboy Christmas — an action-packed, event-filled week on the rodeo calendar where more than $1 million in prize money is on the line nationally — at this year's Cody Stampede. In all, the 91st edition of the Stampede paid out $322,443 in prize money this year.

As always, the Cody Stampede attracted some of rodeo's top names. The Stampede was designated a stop on Wrangler's Million Dollar Gold Tour this season, adding to the allure of the long-standing event.

Here are the final results and payouts from the 2010 Cody Stampede:

All-around: Trevor Brazile, $10,626, team roping and tie-down roping.

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Wes Stevenson on Sankey Rodeo's Panther Martini and Dave Worsfold on New West Rodeo Productions' Chucker, 87 points, $8,207 each; 3. (tie) Bobby Mote, Jared Smith and J.R. Vezain, 85, $3,613 each; 6. (tie) Kelly Timberman and George Gillespie, 84, $1,394 each; 8. (tie) Jerad Schlegel and Tom McFarland, 83, $465 each.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. (tie) Coleman Kohorst and Stockton Graves, 4.7 seconds, $3,608 each; 3. (tie) Ronnie Fields, Curtis Cassidy and John Gee, 5.0, $2,350 each; 6. K.C. Jones, 5.5, $1,343; 7. (tie) Clay Cowan and Johnny Asher, 5.6, $587 each. Second round: 1. Stan Branco, 3.9 seconds, $3,860; 2. Matt Reeves, $3,357; 3. (tie) Todd Woodward and Wade Sumpter, $2,601 each; 5. Trell Etbauer and Luke Branquinho, 4.7, $1,594 each; 7. Johnny Asher, 4.9, $839; 8. Nick Stubblefield, 5.1, $336. Average: 1. Coleman Kohorst, 10.4 seconds on two head, $3,860; 2. Johnny Asher, 10.5, $3,357; 3. Clay Cowan, 11.2, $2,853; 4. Curtis Cassidy, 11.5, $2,350; 5. Casey McMillen, 11.9, $1,846; 6. Stockton Graves, 12.6, $1,343; 7. Brock Butterfield, 13.4, $839; 8. Matt Reeves, 13.9, $336.

Team roping: First round: 1. Riley Minor and Brady Minor, 5.2 seconds, $3,623 each; 2. (tie) JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska and Charly Crawford/Russell Cardoza, 5.6, $2,915 each; 4. Kelsey Parchman/Caleb Twisselman, 6.0, $2,206; 5. (tie) Jesse Sheffield/Wes Miller, Britt Williams/Bobby Harris and Derrick Begay/Cesar de la Cruz, 6.3, $1,260 each; 8. (tie) Garrett Tonozzi/Kinney Harrell and Steve Brandt/Kipp Harrell, 6.6, $158 each. Second round: 1. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 5.0, $3,623 each; 2. Chase Wiley/Mickey Gomez, $3,151; 3. Tommy Edens/Justin Hendrick, 5.9, $2,678 each; 4. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 6.0, $2,206; 5. (tie) Keven Daniel/Paul Eaves and JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska, 6.2, $1,497 each; 7. (tie) Kaden Richard/Rhen Richard and Seth Gurney/K.C. Curtis, 6.3, $551 each. Average: 1. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 11.2 seconds on two head, $3,623 each; 2. JoJo LeMond/Cory Petska, 11.8, $3,151; 3. Britt Williams/Bobby Harris, 12.9, $2,678; 4. Garrett Tonozzi/Kinney Harrell, 13.2, $2,206; 5. (tie) Jesse Sheffield/Wes Miller and Steve Purcella/Britt Bockius, 14.1, $1,497 each; 7. Chris Lawson/Josh Patton, 14.3, $788; 8. Brant Davis/Sam Levine, 14.5, $315.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Heith DeMoss, 87 points on New West Rodeo Productions' Pack Train, $7,382; 2. (tie) Rusty Allen and Seth Glause, 86, $4,921 each; 4. Chad Ferley, 85, $2,707; 5. Cort Scheer, 84, $1,722; 6. Cody Wright, 83, $1,230; 7. (tie) Dustin Flundra and Jim Berry, 82, $861 each.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Jake Hannum, 8.1 seconds, $3,816; 2. (tie) Clint Cooper and Trevor Brazile, 8.3, $3,070 each; 4. (tie) Ryan Watkins and Nate Baldwin, 8.5, $2,074 each; 6. Tuf Cooper, Shane Hanchey and Adam Gray, 8.6, $830 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Spence Barney, Tyler Fagerhaug, Sterling Smith and Nate Baldwin, 7.8 seconds, $3,070 each; 5. Tuf Cooper, Trevor Brazile, Clint Cooper, Ace Slone and Hunter Herrin, 8.1, $863 each. Average: 1. Nate Baldwin, 16.3 seconds on two head, $3,816; 2. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Clint Cooper, 16.4, $3,070 each; 4. Tuf Cooper, 16.7, $2,323; 5. Ace Slone, 17.3, $1,825; 6. Hunter Herrin, 17.6, $1,327; 7. Ryan Jarrett, 17.9, $830; 8. Shane Hanchey, 18.3, $332.

Barrel racing: 1. Brenda Mays, 17.12 seconds, $8,389; 2. Kelly Maben, 17.13, $6,711; 3. Sabrina Ketcham, 17.24, $5,453; 4. Jill Moody, 17.25, $4,194; 5. Sheena Robbins, 17.29, $3,355; 6. Jeanne Anderson, 17.32, $2,517; 7. Nikki Steffes, 17.36, $2,097; 8. Diann Bukowski, 17.41, $1,888; 9. Tana Poppino, 17.43, $1,678; 10. Brittany Pozzi, 17.44, $1,468; 11. Timi Lickley, 17.45, $1,258; 12. (tie) Sherry Cervi and Susan Liggitt, $944 each; 14. (tie) Kenna Squirres, 17.47, $629; 15. (tie) Kelsi Elkins and Nellie Williams, $210 each.

Bull riding: 1. Souli Shanklin, 88 points on Frontier Rodeo's, $7,353; 2. (tie) Cody Gardner and Jesse Bail, 87, $4,902 each; 4. Howdy Cloud, 86, $2,696; 5. Jed Moore, 84, $1,716; 6. Steve Woolsey, 83, $1,226; 7. (tie) Josh Johnson and Cody Whitney, $858 each.

Total payoff: $322,443.

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