Cokeville Panthers’ having ups and downs in sports this week

The Panthers were host to the Rebels of Rich County on Thursday, Feb. 4, in basketball action. This was a rematch for these two teams and was a much closer competition than their previous meeting. The game was tight with lead changes throughout. With just seconds to go, the Panthers were down by two. They stole the inbounds pass and after multiple attempts at the basket were unsuccessful, falling 49-47 to the Rebels. The Panthers played a great game with many exciting moments.

The Panthers headed to Baggs on Saturday, Feb. 6, to face the Rattlers in the Snake Pit. It is always challenging to play in the Pit, but with this important conference game on the line, the Panthers came ready to play. They out-scored the home team 14-4 in the first quarter and carried that momentum through to the end, bringing home the big win, 66-37. Congratulations, Panthers.

The Panthers will host the Panthers of Saratoga on Friday and the Encampment Tigers on Saturday for two crucial conference games as their season winds down. Good luck, Panthers.

The Lady Panthers were perfect this week on the basketball court. Thursday, Feb. 4, they had a rematch with the Lady Rebels of Rich County. The Lady Rebels took the win in their previous matchup but it was all the Lady Panthers this time. They defeated the Lady Rebels, 51-40. Rylee Teichert led the Lady Panther scoring with 20 huge points. Kylee Dayton had nine points, four assists and four steals. Tana Teichert had nine points and Emmie Barnes had nine points, 14 huge rebounds and five assists.

The Lady Panthers traveled to Baggs on Saturday to take on the Lady Rattlers from Little Snake River. The Lady Panthers blew away the Lady Rattlers, 67-30. Emmie Barnes had an amazing 23 points. Rylee Teichert had 12 points and five steals. Tana Teichert put up 10 points with five assists and eight steals. Harley and Demi Harmon had six rebounds while Kylee Dayton had nine assists and five steals. Congratulations, Lady Panthers.

They will host the Lady Panthers of Saratoga on Friday and the Lady Tigers of Encampment on Saturday. Good luck, Lady Panthers.

The Panther wrestlers competed in the Bridgerland Duals on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Lyman High School. There were eight teams competing in a bracket format.

The Panthers competed with the Punchers of Big Piney for their first dual. These teams have met several times this season and the Panthers were determined to show the Punchers who the better team was. The Panthers showed their determination by winning all but two of the nine matches wrestled. The final score was 54-6.

Their next opponents were their Lincoln County neighbors, the Rangers of Kemmerer. The Panthers struggled the last time these two met and this was the same. Of the eleven matches wrestled, the Panthers won three. The Panthers fell 27-48.

The final dual for the Panthers was against the Broncs of Jackson Hole. They matched up seven times and the Panthers won six and finished on a great note, 60-18. Five Panthers won all of their matches: Eli Linford (160), Landon Walker (182), Michael Cook (195), Cael Thompson (138) and Wyatt Mackey (132).

“The wrestlers did well and showed improvement in several areas,” Coach Moody said. “We still need to get better in other areas.”

The Panthers have a dual on Thursday, Feb. 11, with the Star Valley junior varsity squad in Star Valley at 4:00 p.m.. Good luck, Panthers.