The Panthers were host to an exciting basketball game on Friday, Feb. 14, with the Encampment Tigers. It was a battle back and forth and at the end of regulation, the score was tied, taking it into overtime. Again the two teams battled throughout the overtime but it was the Tigers who were victorious over the Panthers 69-65. Luke Schwarting led the Panther scoring with 23 points, Matt Thomas had 17, Treyson Dayton added 11 and Garrett King had 10. Although the Panthers did not come away with the win, it was a great team effort and a thrilling game. Saturday, the Panthers were host to the Saratoga Panthers. This too was a thrilling game that went into double overtime but this time it was the home team, the Cokeville Panthers, that came away with the huge conference win 74-68. Matt Thomas had 22 points, Treyson Dayton had 18 and Nate Barnes had 11. Congratulations, Panthers, on a great victory. The Panthers will play their final home game of the season on Friday when they will host the Pronghorns of Farson Eden. Good luck, Panthers!
The Panther wrestlers traveled to Hanna on Friday, Feb. 14, for the two-day Carbon County tournament. This was a great opportunity for the wrestlers to get some crucial mat time with Regionals coming up this next week. At the end of the day, the Panthers were able to advance four to the semis: Cael Thompson (120), Eli Linford (145), Wes Teichert (160) and Conner Viehweg (182). They also had three advance to the Consolation Semis: Rylie Payne (106), Landon Walker (152) and Matt Thompson (170). It looked to be a great tournament for the Panthers but when they woke up Saturday morning, they found that Interstate 80 was closed from Rawlins to Hanna and with the majority of the teams competing stuck in Rawlins, the tournament was canceled. The Panther wrestlers will prepare this week for the 2A West Regional Tournament at Wind River High School. Good luck, Panthers!
The Lady Panthers steamrolled over their competition this weekend, defeating the Lady Tigers of Encampment 58-13 on Friday, Feb. 14, and then the Lady Panthers of Saratoga 78-25 on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Individual stats against the Lady Tigers: Kylee Dayton had 15 points, seven assists and eight steals. Emma Teichert had 16 points. Kamille Nate had 12 points and five rebounds. Lily Richardson has five rebounds and Tana Teichert had seven steals. Saturday, against the Lady Panthers of Saratoga individual stats included a great team effort: Kylee Dayton had 26 points and eight assists. Kamille Nate had 19 points. Emma Teichert had 12 points and seven assists. Demi Harmon had 10 rebounds. Harley Harmon and Lily Richardson each had six rebounds. Jordyn Nate had five rebounds and Tana Teichert had eight assists and five steals. Congratulations, Lady Panthers, on a great weekend. The Lady Panthers will have their final home game on Friday, Feb. 21 where they will host the Lady Pronghorns of Farson. Good Luck, Lady Panthers!!