Sports in Cokeville

Cokeville High School cheer state champions. // By Jan Moody

The Lady Panther cheer squad headed to Casper for the state 2A/3A competition on Thursday, Jan. 28.

This was more than a month earlier than usual so the girls had to work really hard to get their routines ready with new girls joining the squad following fall sports. They only had a couple of opportunities to perform their routines in front of a crowd but they went with high hopes of bringing home a state championship trophy. They were competing in the 2A Game Day and 3A All-Girl Cheer events.

There were six teams competing in the Game Day event. The Lady Panthers put up a great routine with no deductions and came away with the highest score in all classifications, including the 4A competition that was held the following day. They were thrilled with their state championship trophy.

Their next event, the 3A All-Girl event, included seven other 3A schools. This was quite a feat for the Lady Panthers coming in as a small 1A school competing against these outstanding 3A schools. They put up another great routine with no deductions but came in just behind an incredible Mountain View squad by a 1.1 point margin. There was disappointment coming in second but no reason to hang their heads. These two scores were also higher than all the other schools competing.

Congratulations, ladies, on a great state championship. members of the all state squad included Kallie Brooks, Cydney Brown, Brookelle Hatch, Michea Petersen, Ashleigh Brooks and Braelyn Diers. Congratulations.

The Lady Panthers had back-to-back home games on Friday, Jan. 29, with the Lady Pronghorns of Farson and then Saturday, Jan. 30, with Grace, Idaho.

Friday, the Lady Panthers were on fire and defeated the Lady Pronghorns 67-38. Emmie Barnes had 18 points and nine rebounds. Rylee Teichert had 15 points. Kylee Dayton had 10 points and four steals. Tana Teichert had five assists and four steals. Demi Harmon had four steals.

Saturday was a physical battle with Grace. The Lady Panthers fought hard but came up short 52-57. Rylee Teichert had 17 points. Emmie Barnes had 15 points and five rebounds. Kylee Dayton had 11 points and five steals. This week the Lady Panthers will have a rematch with the Lady Rebels of Rich County. They will host the Lady Rebels on Thursday. Saturday they will travel to the Snake Pit to face the Lady Rattlers. Good luck, Lady Panthers.

The Panthers were host to the Farson Pronghorns on Friday, Jan. 29 in basketball action. The Panthers had a tough first half and although they made a great run in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t enough and they fell to the Pronghorns 38-51. Ethan Bird led the Panther scoring with 11 points. Saturday the Panthers were host to Grace, Idaho. The Panthers came back from their loss the night before and played a great game. They worked together to get some great shots and won the game 59-48. Tyler Moyes led their scoring with 19 points. Nate Barnes had 14 and Treyson Dayton and Nick Weaver each had 13. This week the Panthers will compete against the Rich County Rebels on Thursday and then the Snake River Rattlers on Saturday in the Snake Pit. Good luck, Panthers.

The Panther wrestlers had a busy week. Wednesday, Jan. 27, they hosted the Buffaloes from Mountain View. The two teams matched up 16 times. The Panthers won 13. The final score on the dual was 48-9. Saturday, Jan. 30 the Panthers traveled to Pinedale for the Wrangler Duals. In their first dual they went up against the home team. In the 10 matches wrestled, it was an even split with each team winning five. The Panthers lost the dual, due to forfeits, 27-39. The Panthers then faced off with the Punchers of Big Piney. There were nine matches in this dual and six exhibition matches. The Panthers won 10 of the 19 and the dual 42-24. Their final dual was against the Kemmerer Rangers. They matched up 10 times. The Panthers won four but lost the dual 36-46. The Panthers wrestled well and showed improvement. Wrestlers winning all of their matches this week were Ammon Halls (152), Landon Walker (182) and Dakota Nelson (145 JV). Wrestlers only losing one match were Micah Petersen (120), Jaxon Weske (126), Cael Thompson (138), Garrett Reece (145), Weston Murdock (152 JV), Nathan Thornock (152 JV), Eli Linford (160), Matt Thompson (170) and Michael Cook (195). The Panthers will be preparing for the Bridgerland Duals on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Lyman. Good luck, Panthers.