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  • Saratoga cooks up a win

    Jason Campbell|Mar 7, 2024

    Saratoga Middle High School (SMHS) students Doug Campbell, Hope Cooper, and Skyler Wood competed recently at the State ProStart competition held in Cheyenne and brought home the championship trophy in Cake Baking and the runner-up trophy in the Culinary Competition. The winners were announced during the Governor’s Winter Gala event at Little America on February 26th in front of an audience of 500 people. ProStart is an industry-backed culinary arts and restaurant management program for high s...

  • Panther Wrestlers Finish Strong Season at State

    Jason Campbell|Feb 29, 2024

    The first thing a wrestling fan notices when entering the Wyoming State Wrestling Championships at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper is the sheer magnitude of the event. It is three days of choreographed madness taking place over eight wrestling mats crammed together on the floor. One is constantly bombarded with whistles and announcements and furious action. First year SMHS Coach Rusty Arnold reflected that he is ‘very proud of all of our boys. We had a good year. We lost some unfortunate m...

  • Saratoga Wrestlers Compete in Regionals, Advance to State

    Jason Campbell|Feb 22, 2024

    The SMHS Panther wrestling team boarded the bus early Friday for the long trek to Regionals, which was held on Saturday in Tongue River. The focus of the coaching staff all season has been the State tournament, and all eight wrestlers who competed qualified for next week’s tournament. Overall, the boys competed well, and it is quite an accomplishment that all of the wrestlers made it to the final weekend. Regional wrestling awards medals to the top four finishers, with the top eight in each w... Full story

  • Panther Wrestlers Show Strong in the Carbon County Invite

    Jason Campbell|Feb 15, 2024

    Saratoga wrestling hosted the Carbon County Invite last weekend with eleven teams competing. Coach Rusty Arnold felt that the team overall wrestled, ‘pretty well. We made some stupid mistakes and lost some matches we shouldn’t have, but we also won some tough ones.’ The wrestling season is coming down to its final two weeks, as the Panthers head to Tongue River this weekend for Regionals. Saratoga’s two seniors, Tuker Carricato and Douglass Campbell were recognized on Friday night for their t...

  • Depleted Panther wresting team competes in Lander

    Jason Campbell|Jan 25, 2024

    The SMHS wrestling squad traveled to Lander last weekend, missing much of it’s squad, to compete in both a varsity and JV tournament. According to coach Rusty Arnold, ‘Injury has been following us around the last couple weeks. We only traveled with five kids due to injury.’ The team should have more wrestlers return for this weekend’s Ron Thon tournament in Riverton, dependent upon medical clearance. Two wrestlers were entered in the Lander varsity tournament, Ace Arnold at 106, and Josiah Stockwell at 113. Both wrestlers brought home a 6th p...

  • Panther wrestlers have full weekend slate, tough out the weather

    Jason Campbell|Jan 18, 2024

    The Panther grapplers began the wrestling weekend by competing in Walden on Thursday against Soroco and North Park. It was a tune-up for the upcoming weekend tournament, and the Panthers had a good showing. Ace Arnold, Josiah Stockwell, and Douglass Campbell all were 1 – 0. Tuker Carricato was 2 – 0, Chase Brown went 1 -1, and both Ben Miller and Atom Linsey were 0 – 2 on the evening. The team then traveled to Pavillion on Friday for the Don Runner Memorial, and had a long day of wrest...

  • Saratoga wrestlers complete full weekend of competition

    Jason Campbell|Dec 21, 2023

    SMHS wrestling had a busy week as they competed in three events, starting with the Hanna Triangular on Thursday. The team then traveled to Kremmling, CO for the West Grand Duals on Friday. They finished the week by placing second in the West Grand Invitational on Saturday. In addition to the team second, all three seniors secured first place medals against tough Colorado competition. Saratoga took second behind Laramie at the Hanna triangular on Thursday evening. Ace Arnold, Josiah Stockwell, An...

  • Bullies on the mat, gentleman off the mat

    Jason Campbell|Dec 14, 2023

    The Saratoga Panther wrestling team started the 2023 season with new a coaching staff who are incredibly excited about the upcoming season. Head Coach Rusty Arnold brings a wealth of experience, having helmed the Saratoga USA wrestling club for the past 14 years. Arnold is also a Saratoga High School graduate and won a state championship for the team his senior year. His assistant, Thomas Ingraham, is also a Saratoga graduate and wrestling state champion. Ingraham wrestled after high school for...

  • VFW awards local students

    Jason Campbell|Nov 30, 2023

    The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy audio-essay scholarship program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. First established in 1947, each year nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. Post 6125, here in the Platte Valley, recently chose...

  • Raden Miller recognized by State of Wyoming VFW for essay

    Jason Campbell|Aug 24, 2023

    Each year, nearly 68,800 students in sixth through eighth grades enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000! The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-w...

  • Panther grapplers place at State

    Jason Campbell, Special to the Saratoga Sun|Mar 2, 2023

    The Saratoga Panther wrestling team traveled early to Casper for the State Championship tournament, leaving on Monday in order to beat the incoming blizzard. Ten of the eleven qualified Panther wrestlers competed at State. Anthony Campbell was unable to wrestle due to an injury suffered at Regionals. In the 2A class, Saratoga placed 10th out of 21 teams and had four individual contestants who fought their way to the podium. Tuker Carricato made the Championship match but just came up short and...

  • Saratoga grapplers take 3rd at regionals

    Jason Campbell, Special to the Saratoga Sun|Feb 23, 2023

    All 11 Saratoga Panther matmen who competed in the 2A East Regional Championships on Friday earned the right to contend for a State Championship title. The team boasted individual championships in the 113 and 195 pound classes, along with two third place and three fourth place finishes. The combined efforts of the Panther team resulted in 3rd place overall, behind Moorcroft and Lingle-Ft. Laramie/Southeast (LFL/SE). Several wrestlers for Saratoga returned from injury and illness for the...

  • Panthers grapple to second place in Hanna

    Jason Campbell, Special to the Sun|Feb 16, 2023

    The Saratoga wrestling team had eight grapplers compete in Hanna at the Carbon County Invitational on Friday. Due to injuries, Saratoga's team was missing Josiah Stockwell, Skyler Wood, and Seth Stephens. Anthony Campbell and Kellen Reeder were also unable to compete due to illness. The Carbon tournament was a mix of brackets and round robin competitions. Overall Saratoga had four first place finishes, two wrestlers placed second, and one finished third. These individual efforts resulted in the...