STATCHAT: PHS DOMINATION

PHS comes away from the weekend with wins

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Greg Wise

Senior Jesse Brown takes a shot on the basket at the home game against the Lovell Bulldogs Jan. 31. 

Powell High School sports dominated the courts, mats, and fields over the Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 weekend.

PANTHER WRESTLING

Panther wrestling went down to Riverton for the annual Ron Thon tournament, where they scored third overall, with 4A teams also competing.

Green River Timberwolves placed first with 203.5 points, Kelly Walsh Trojans in second with 172.5 points, and Powell with 133.0 points. Following the Panthers were the Star Valley Braves with 129.5 points.

Junior Seth Horton placed second in the 152 pound class, falling to Warren Carr of Thunder Basin High School.

“I need to work on my top position and I feel really good on my feet,” Horton said, “but I could really improve on keeping my weight up.”

Seniors Colt Nicholson placing fifth in the 106 lb bracket, Corey Linebaugh placing fifth in the 138 lb bracket, Carson Olsen placing sixth in the 220 lb bracket and Bo Dearcorn winning the 170 lb bracket.

We are going in the right direction as a team and we just [have] to keep grinding”

— junior Seth Horton

“We are going in the right direction as a team and we just [have] to keep grinding,” Horton said.

Next up is a home dual against Lander Feb. 7.

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PANTHER BASKETBALL 

At the conference home game against the Lovell Bulldogs Jan. 31, the Panthers trumped the Bulldogs 41-30.

“I thought that I played really well, along with the entire team as well,” senior Jesse Brown said. “I think that I could have been more active when trying to pass the ball and I thought getting rebounds was one of my strongest points.”

The Panthers are now 7-6 overall and have a conference total of 1-2, with falls to Worland and Lander.

“I think the team needs to improve our chemistry a little and our ability to work together,” Brown said. “Even though we need to improve our chemistry on the court, we are getting better each week and all of us have high expectations as we begin the last half of our season.”

Next up for the Panthers are away games against the Pinedale Wranglers Feb. 7 and Big Piney Punchers Feb. 8.

LADY PANTHER BASKETBALL

The Lady Panthers also took a win against Lovell, with a 37-33 in overtime. And one player said a key is finding the right teammate at just the right time.

“One of my strongest points are my ability to read the floor and find the open person and my ball handling,” freshman Maddie Campbell said. “I could improve my communication skills with the team and tell people where the dangerous opponents are if there are any.”

Our team is one of the most athletic out there but we need to figure out a way to keep our rates down for giving the ball up”

— freshman Maddie Campbell

The Lady Panthers are 2-10 overall, with a 1-2 conference total.

“Our team is one of the most athletic out there but we need to figure out a way to keep our rates down for giving the ball up,” Campbell said. “Our team is great [and] I believe in them. They can do anything they all just have to believe.  All together, it is a really great team and each person has a piece of what we need on a team.”

Next for the Lady Panthers are away games against the Pinedale Lady Wranglers Feb. 7 and the Big Piney Lady Punchers Feb 8.

PANTHER SWIMMING

The Panther swim team placed first in the Worland Triangular Jan. 28 against the Cody Broncs and the Worland Warriors.

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Next up is the 3A West Conference meet in Powell Feb. 7-8.