Ten, Eight, Six and Seven: Lady Panther Swimmers Reach Midpoint in Season

By Breanne Thiel The Powell High School Lady Panther swim team has Ten swimmers with top 3A state ranking times across the Eight individual events having competed in Six events this season. The Lady Panthers have Seven more competitions to compete in before the 3A West Conference Championships in Lander on October 19th and 20th. Senior Caitlyn Miner currently has the fastest time in the state in the 100 freestyle with a time of 56.05. Hannah Gross is second in the state with a time of 56.35. Miner is also sitting in second place in the 200 IM with a time of. She is in fourth place in both the 100 breaststroke having a time of 1:14.11 and the 100 butterfly with a time of of 1:06.06, is fifth in diving with a score of 179.40, is in eighth place in the 500 freestyle posting a time of 6:03.09, ninth in the 100 backstroke having a time of 1:08.01 and is in 11th in the 50 freestyle posting a time of 26.68. Katrina Twitchell, a senior, is tied with Maddi Johnson of Buffalo in the 50 freestyle for having the 23rd fastest time in the state with a time of 27.88. She is also tied in 18th place in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:02.13 with Tayleigh Hopkin of Cody. Junior Sidney O’Brien is tied with McKenzie Lilygren of Lander with the 30th fastest time in the state in the 50 freestyle with a time of 28.20. O’Brien is also sitting in 16th place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:10.40 and is 39th in the 100 freestyle posting a time of 1:03.73. Anna Fuller, a junior, is ranked 13th in both the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:12.22 and in the 100 breaststroke having a time of 1:19.35. Fuller is also sitting in 23rd place with a time of 2:40.91. Junior Ashlyn Aguirre is sitting in 15th place in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:12.98 and is in 26th place in the 100 backstroke posting a time of 1:12.48. Sophomore Madison Lowery is sitting in 19th place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.46. Addison Moretti, a sophomore, has the ninth fastest time in the state in the 200 freestyle posting a time of 2:15.03, is 11th in the 500 freestyle having a time of 6:08.47, is 16th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:36.71 and has the 17th fastest time in the 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly with a times of 1:02.05, 1:10.87 and 1:13.41 respectively. Sophomore Elizabeth Liggett is sitting in ninth place in the 500 freestyle having a time of 6:07.59, is 16th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:17.57 and is 17th in the 200 IM posting a time of 2:37.29. Emma Karhu, a sophomore, is sitting in third place in diving with a score of 193.45. Sophomore Maddi Hackenberg is seventh in diving having a score of 164.90. These individual top times and scores are for the competitions through September 17th.  

Lady Panthers Out Swim Lady Warriors

By Breanne Thiel On Thursday, September 13th the Lady Panther swim team hosted a dual against Worland where Powell won 104-82. At the dual the Lady Panthers had first place finishes by Addison Moretti in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:15.19, Caitlyn Miner in the 100 butterfly posting a time of 1:06.06, Elizabeth Liggett in the 500 yard freestyle in 6:07.59, the 200 yard freestyle relay team comprised of Katrina Twitchell, Moretti, Miner and Emma Karhu. Liggett had large improvements in her 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle state qualifying times. In the 200 freestyle, Liggett took 20 seconds off with her third place finish in 2:17.57 and improved by 14 seconds in the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Moretti qualified for state in the 100 freestyle with her second place finish in 1:02.05. Junior Sidney O’Brien took one second off her previously state qualified time in the 100 backstroke in her second place finish with a time of 1:10.40. Junior Anna Fuller qualified in state in the 500 freestyle with her second place finish in 6:12.22. Sophomore Maddi Hackenberg improved upon her state qualifying diving score 6.45 points with her fourth place finish posting a score of 164.90. Next up for the Lady Panther swim team is to compete at the Worland Invitational on Saturday, September 22nd.

Results from Worland Dual

200 Yard Medley Relay 2. Sidney O’Brien, Caitlyn Miner, Ashlyn Aguirre and Madison Lowery 2:04.70, 3. Kylie Kahl, Anna Fuller, Rachel Kuntz and Delainey Rayment 2:19.52 200 Yard Freestyle 1. Addison Moretti 2:15.19, 3. Elizabeth Liggett 2:17.57, 4. Katrina Twitchell 2:24.13 200 Yard IM 2. Ashlyn Aguirre 2:47.15, 3. Lauren Lejeune 2:57.19, 4. Dakota Hansen 3:11.88 50 Yard Freestyle 2. Sidney O’Brien 28.38, 4. Delainey Rayment 31.18, 6. KayCee Twitchell 37.94, 8. Hannah Hawley 47.63 Diving 2. Emma Karhu 184.70, 3. Caitlyn Miner 178.70, 4. Maddi Hackenberg 164.90, 5. Delainey Rayment 109, 6. Kylie Kahl 101.80, 7. Taycee Walker 95.25 100 Yard Butterfly 1. Caitlyn Miner 1:06.06, 3. Grace Harder 1:24.41 100 Yard Freestyle 2. Addison Moretti 1:02.05, 3. Katrina Twitchell 1:02.13, 6. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:09.82, 8. Maddi Hackenberg 1:15.07, 9. Natalie Dillivan 1:27.43, 10. Juanita Martinez 1:37.94 500 Yard Freestyle 1. Elizabeth Liggett 6:07.59, 2. Anna Fuller 6:12.22, 4. Dakota Hansen 7:22.40 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 1. Katrina Twitchell, Addison Moretti, Caitlyn Miner and Emma Karhu 1:53.39, 3. Delainey Rayment, Halter Lily, Lauren Lejeune and Elizabeth Liggett 2:04.01, 5. Taycee Walker, Maddi Hackenberg, Juanita Martinez and Hannah Hawley 2:41.19 100 Yard Backstroke 2. Sidney O’Brien 1:10.40, 3. Madison Lowery 1:15.93, 5. Kylie Kahl 1:21.52, 8. Katrina Twitchell 1:31.07, 9. Natalie Dillivan 1:38.55, 10. Hannah Hawley 2:14.37 100 Yard Breaststroke 2. Anna Fuller 1:21.12, 3. Rachel Kuntz 1:25.83, 5. Grace Harder 1:33.97, 6. Emma Karhu 1:35.37, 8. Colette Sanders 1:41.77 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 2. Katrina Twitchell, Addison Moretti, Elizabeth Liggett and Sidney O’Brien 4:12.00, 3. Ashlyn Aguirre, Lauren Lejeune, Madison Lowery and Anna Fuller 4:38.75, 4. Dakota Hansen, Lily Halter, Maddi Hackenberg and Taycee Walker 5:14.48

Lady Panthers Place Second at Home Invite

By Breanne Thiel Seven high school swim teams descended on Powell on Saturday, September 8th to compete in the Gene Dozah Invitational at the Powell Aquatic Center. The Lady Panthers finished second – ten points behind Lander – and added two swimmers – Madison Lowery and Katrina Twitchell – to the list of state-qualified swimmers. Lowery, a sophomore, qualified for state in the 50 freestyle with her sixth-place finish in 27.46. Twitchell, a senior, qualified in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. In the 50 free she placed seventh in 27.88 and in the 100 free finished fifth with a time of 1:02.24. Elizabeth Liggett improved upon her previous state qualifying times in both the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle. In the 200 IM, Liggett took five seconds of her previously qualified time in her sixth-place finish in 2:37.29 and improved upon her time in the 500 by six seconds with her sixth-place time in 6:21.31. Junior Anna Fuller qualified for state in the 100 breaststroke posting a time of 1:19.35 which was good for fifth place. Fuller also improved upon her previous 200 IM time by two seconds in her eighth-place finish in 2:40.91. Senior Caitlyn Miner improved upon her time in the 200 IM and added the 50 freestyle to her state qualified list of events. In the 200 IM Miner took seven seconds off her previous state qualifying time with her second place finish in 2:20.65 and placed first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 56.06 which is her eighth state qualified event. Sophomore Addison Moretti qualified for state in the 500 freestyle in her third place finish in 6:08.47 and took two seconds off her previous qualified time in the 200 freestyle with her second place finish in 2:15.03. Junior Ashlyn Aguirre qualified for state in the 100 backstroke posting a seventh-place time in 1:12.48. In the 100 butterfly, Aguirre improved upon her state qualified time for the third time this season for a total of four seconds improvement with her third-place finish in 1:12.98.

Results from Gene Dozah Invite

200 Yard Medley Relay 4. Sidney O’Brien, Anna Fuller, Ashlyn Aguirre, Katrina Twitchell 2:11.08, 14. Charlotte Wilson, Colette Sanders, KayCee Twitchell and Sarah Hampton 2:45.22 200 Yard Freestyle 2. Addison Moretti 2:15.03, 2. Natalie Dillivan 3:23.52 200 Yard IM 2. Caitlyn Miner 2:20.65, 6. Elizabeth Liggett 2:37.29, 8. Anna Fuller 2:40.91 50 Yard Freestyle  7. Katrina Twitchell 27.88, 8. Sidney O’Brien 28.20, 8. Sidney O’Brien 28.20, 13. Emma Karhu 29.55, 17. Delainey Rayment 31.24, 23. Colette Sanders 33.95, 24. Charlotte Wilson 34.02, 34. Sarah Hampton 40.30, 38. Juanita Martinez 42.97, 41. Hannah Haley 49.31 Diving 3. Emma Karhu 174, 6. Maddi Hackenberg 152.10, 8. Delainey Rayment 115.45, 9. Taycee Walker 110.95, 10. Kylie Karl 94.85 100 Yard Butterfly 3. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:12.98, 11. Lauren Lejeune 1:23.19, 12. Grace Harder 1:25.58 100 Yard Freestyle 1. Caitlyn Miner 56.05, 5. Katrina Twitchell 1:02.24, 34. Charlotte Wilson 1:20.96, 37. Natalie Dillivan 1:24.99, 41. Sarah Hampton 1:33.48, 43. Juanita Martinez 1:37.57 500 Yard Freestyle 3. Addison Moretti 6:08.47, 6. Elizabeth Liggett 6:21.31, 10. Grace Harder 6:53.78, 15. Dakota Hansen 7:22.82 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 3. Katrina Twitchell, Caitlyn Miner, Anna Fuller and Addison Moretti 1:52.23, 12. Delainey Rayment, Dakota Hansen, Charlotte Wilson and Sarah Hampton 2:18.50, 16. Taycee Walker, Natalie Dillivan, Juanita Martinez and Hannah Haley 2:39.51 100 Yard Backstroke 5. Sidney O’Brien 1:12.23, 7. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:12.48, 8. Madison Lowery 1:16.28, 13. Lauren Lejeune 1:22.72, 14. Kylie Karl 1:23.53, 15. Maddi Hackenberg 1:24.56, 23. KayCee Twitchell 1:33.14 100 Yard Breaststroke 5. Anna Fuller 1:19.35, 21. Colette Sanders 1:39.97 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 3. Addison Moretti, Caitlyn Miner, Elizabeth Liggett and Sidney O’Brien 4:05.94, 9. Ashlyn Aguirre, Dakota Hansen, Grace Harder and Lauren Lejeune 4:44.84, 16. Maddi Hackenberg, Natalie Dillivan, Taycee Walker and Hannah Haley 5:54.45 Team Results 1. Lander 268, 2. Powell 258, 3. Buffalo 240, 4. Worland 154, 5. Jackson 153, 6. Cody 151, 7. Riverton 78

Lady Panther Swim Team Add Four Swimmers to State Qualified List at Worland Quad

By Breanne Thiel On Friday, September 7th the Powell High School Lady Panther swim team competed in the Worland Quadrangular having four swimmers qualify in four events. Senior Caitlyn Miner added her seventh qualified state event in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:03.09 – good for second place. Miners other six events include the 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 IM and diving. Sophomore Addison Moretti added the 200 IM to her state qualified list which previously included the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 Freestyle. Her second place time was 2:36.71. Sophomore Elizabeth Liggett added the 200 freestyle with her fourth place finish in 2:20.65. She also has state qualifying times in the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Maddi Hackenberg is the team’s newest state qualifier with her fourth place finish in diving with a score of 158.45. The four teams were Worland, Powell Newcastle and Buffalo and the team scores were scored as duals. Powell beat Worland 101-85, Newcastle 130-32 and lost to Buffalo 96-87 The Lady Panthers who have previously qualified for state events this season include Ashlyn Aguirre (100 butterfly), Sidney O’Brien (100 backstroke and 100 freestyle), Anna Fuller (200 IM) and Emma Karhu (diving). Results from Quadrangular in Worland on 9/7/18 200 Yard Medley Relay 3. Addison Moretti, Caitlyn Miner, Ashlyn Aguirre and Katrina Twitchell 2:05.38, 4. Kylie Kahl, Emma Karhu, Lauren Lejeune and Delainey Rayment 2:23.81 200 Yard Freestyle 4. Elizabeth Liggett 2:20.65, 5. Anna Fuller 2:23.02, 7. Sidney O’Brien 2:28.17, 15. Natalie Dillivan 3:22.22 200 Yard IM 2. Addison Moretti 2:36.71, 6. Grace Harder 2:57.03 50 Yard Freestyle 4. Katrina Twitchell 28.33, 5. Madison Lowery 28.56, 7. Ashlyn Aguirre 30.73, 9. Lauren Lejuene 31.76, 10. Kylie Kahl 33.51, 15. Sarah Hampton 40.13, 18. Juanita Martinez, 19. Hannah Hawley 50.25 Diving 2. Caitlyn Miner 174.95, 3. Emma Karhu 167.75, 4. Maddi Hackenberg 158.45, 5. Taycee Walker 122.30, 6. Delainey Rayment 105.85, 7. Kylie Kahl 104.65 100 Yard Butterfly 2. Anna Fuller 1:21.08, 3. Grace harder 1:26.74, 8. Dakota Hansen 1:35.26, 10. KayCee Twitchell 1:41.77 100 Yard Freestyle 5. Sidney O’Brien 1:03.94, 7. Delainey Rayment 1:10.78, 8. Lily Halter 1:12.66, 10. Maddi Hackenberg 1:16.84, 14. Charlotte Wilson 1:23.65, 17. Juanita Martinez 1:38.72 500 Yard Freestyle  2. Caitlyn Miner 6:03.09, 5. Ashlyn Aguirre 6:49.40, 7. Lauren Lejeune 7:28.77 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 3. Katrina Twitchell, Elizabeth Liggett, Sidney O’Brien and Anna Fuller 1:54.80, 5. Delainey Rayment, Dakota Hansen, Grace Harder and Lauren Lejeune 2:08.76, 8. Sarah Hampton, Juanita Martinez, Charlotte Wilson and Hannah Hawley 2:47.83 100 Yard Backstroke 2. Addison Moretti 1:13.20, 4. Madison Lowery 1:15.77, 7. Katrina Twitchell 1:19.39, 12. KayCee Twitchell 1:31.24, 14. Natalie Dillivan 1:40.88 100 Yard Breaststroke 3. Elizabeth Liggett 1:23.52. 5. Emma Karhu 1:30.65, 9. Colette Sanders 1:40.07 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 2. Anna Fuller, Caitlyn Miner, Sidney O’Brien and Addison Moretti 4:10.97, 5. Ashlyn Aguirre, Dakota Hansen, Grace Harder and Madison Lowery 4:47.19, 8. Natalie Dillivan, Lily Halter, Taycee Walker, KayCee Twitchell 5:32.76 Team Scores: Powell 101, Worland 85 Powell 130, Newcastle 32 Buffalo 96, Powell 87

Lady Panthers Swim Away from Competition at Riverton Invite

By Breanne Thiel The Powell High School girls’ swim team swam away from the competition in Riverton on Saturday, September 1st by taking first place in eight of the 12 events and claiming the first place team finish with 398 points – 155 points ahead of the second place team. The first place finishes include: The 200 medley relay team comprised of Sidney O’Brien, Caitlyn Miner, Ashlyn Aguirre and Madison Lowery with a time of 2:06.20. Placing second in the 200 relay medley was the team of Kylie Kahl, Colette Sanders, KayCee Twitchell and Lily Halter with a time of 2:13.19. In the 200 IM, PHS had the top three finishers in Addison Moretti in 2:38.42, Sidney O’Brien in 2:43.16 and Anna Fuller 2:43.33 respectively for first through third. Caitlyn Miner won the 50 freestyle in 26.68 and Emma Karhu took third with a time of 30.99. In the 100 butterfly, Ashlyn Aguirre placed first with a time of 1:13.02 and Lauren Lejeune took second in 1:28.19. Moretti won the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:14.76. The 200 freestyle relay was won by the team of Elizabeth Liggett, Karhu, Lowery, and Moretti with a time of 1:56.90. Liggett won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:25.53. The 400 freestyle relay team of Moretti, Miner, Fuller and O’Brien won first with at time of 4:15.50. Results from the Riverton Invite on 9/1/18 200 Yard Medley Relay 1. Sidney O’Brien, Caitlyn Miner, Ashlyn Aguirre and Madison Lowery 2:06.20, 2. Kylie Kahl, Colette Sanders, KayCee Twitchell and Lily Halter 2:38.00 200 Yard Freestyle 2. Elizabeth Liggett 2:22, 7. Lauren Lejuene 2:48.96, 13. Natalie Dillivan 3:28.44 200 Yard IM 1. Addison Moretti 2:28.42*, 2. Sidney O’Brien 2:43.16, 3. Anna Fuller 2:43.33 50 Yard Freestyle 1. Caitlyn Miner 26.68*, 3. Emma Karhu 30.99, 5. Delainey Rayment 32.37, 12. Sarah Hampton 39.08, 19. Hannah Hawley 47.17 Diving 2. Emma Karhu 193.45*, 3. Caitlyn Miner 179.40*, 6. Maddi Hackenberg 144.30, 7. Taycee Walker 131.15, 8. Delainey Rayment 122.10, 9. Kylie Kahl 116.70 100 Yard Butterfly 1. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:13.02*, 2. Lauren Lejeune 1:28.19 100 Yard Freestyle 8. Colette Sanders 1:19.37 500 Yard Freestyle 1. Addison Moretti 6:14.76*, 3. Anna Fuller 6:29.83, 4. Dakota Hansen 7:40.87, 5. Natalie Dillivan 9:29.69 200 Yard Freestyle 1. Elizabeth Liggett, Emma Karhu, Madison Lowery and Addison Moretti 1:56.90, 5. KayCee Twitchell, Dakota Hansen, Hannah Hawley, Natalie Dillivan 2:41.31 100 Yard Backstroke 1.  Sidney O’Brien 1:11.91*, 3. Ashlyn Aguirre 1:13.41, 5. Kylie Kahl 1:23.34, 7. Maddi Hackenberg 1:24.66, 9. Lily Halter 1:32, 10. Taycee Walker 1:41.88 100 Yard Breastroke 1. Elizabeth Liggett 1:25.53, 7. Hannah Hawley 2:16.46 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 1. Addison Moretti, Caitlyn Miner, Anna Fuller and Sidney O’Brien 4:15.50, 5. Lauren Lejeune, Dakota Hansen, Kylie Kahl and Ashlyn Aguirre 5:06.58 Team Scores 1. Powell 398, 2. Rawlins 243, 3. Riverton 188, 4. Douglas 177