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  • Saratoga Panthers make their mark at State

    Richard Espinoza|May 30, 2024

    The Saratoga Partners had an amazing Track and Field season and finished regionals and state on a positive note. The Girls and Boys gave it their all and did all that they could to make the season memorable. Saratoga Track and Field headed to Casper to compete in the 1A State Track and Field Championship over May 16-18. While neither of the teams came away as champions, there were some individual victories and some record-breaking performances for the Saratoga Panthers. Saratoga Girls Varsity...

  • Raising the Bar

    Richard Espinoza|May 30, 2024

    The Saratoga Middle School track and field team has many rising stars who could be the future for the high school program. One athlete in particular is 8th grader Brody Johnson, who has broken four school records at Saratoga Middle School. Johnson competed in Lander where he broke the Best of the Best record in the 200 meter dash. Johnson also broke state records for the best time for the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and 200-meter hurdles. Johnson said this track meet was the best of the entir...

  • Encampment Finish State With A Loud Roar

    Richard Espinoza|May 23, 2024

    The Encampment Tigers’ success in Casper at the State Track and Field Championships as they earned top finishes. Every athlete gave it their all and then some. History was made and a 25-year-old state record was broken as senior Quade Jordan put in the exclamation point to be the best in 1A and to become two-time and back-to-back 1A State Champion in shot put. Jordan also won the All-State Award and Best of the Best award. Jordan also set a new 1A State record with a throw of 57 feet, 6.5 i...

  • Encampment track and field running to State

    Richard Espinoza|May 16, 2024

    The Jordan and Pickett families are making their way to the State Championship. Both Quade and Kristie Jordan along with Kaben and Eckerly Pickett have been dominating for Encampment for the past few weeks. Now adding to the list of State Championship qualifiers for the girls is Kyenna Jackson and for the boys is Chase Brown and Hayden Crow. Girls Varsity Results - Jordan got three 2nd places in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.40, the 100-meter hurdle with a time of 17.06, and shot put...

  • Panthers expecting tough competition at State

    Richard Espinoza|May 16, 2024

    Saratoga Girls The Saratoga Lady Panthers are now done with regionals and their next focus is moving on to state. The Saratoga girls track and field team has won back-to-back 1A State Championships for the last two years. However, an attempt for a three-peat could come to an end. Despite some top finishes Saratoga has made to get to State, Head Coach Rex Hohnholt said it is unlikely his girls will win a third straight state title but said there is a chance that some of his girls will win...

  • The Jordans and Picketts roar again for Encampments

    Richard Espinoza|May 9, 2024

    The Encampment Tigers track and field team has been making its mark in recent track meets. Last week, the Tigers added other athletes in top finishes with the Jordan and Pickett siblings getting things done as they prepare for regionals. Encampment had an impressive two days of track meets in Torrington and Baggs. Willford said opportunities are coming his team’s way and they are going to take advantage of it. “It was great for the athletes to get one more opportunity to compete before we go to...

  • Panthers Pouncing Their Way To Regionals

    Richard Espinoza|May 9, 2024

    It is crunch time for the Saratoga Panthers track and field team. With only two weeks left in the season, Head Coach Rex Hohnholt knows that the time is now to prepare for regionals and state. Hohnholt said it has been a great week for his team, especially having back-to-back meets on May 3 and 4 at the Thermopolis Invitational and the Shane Brock Invitational. The next step for Hohnholt’s team is to prepare for the next two weekends. He and his coaching staff are working together on how they wi...

  • Panthers Feel Right At Home

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    There was no place like home for the Panthers as they hosted the Burt Willford Memorial Invitational Track Meet on April 24. Rex Hohnholt, head coach for Saratoga Track and Field, said the most special time of the year is when Saratoga hosts its track meet in honor of his longtime friend and colleague. He said he’s thankful of all the people who took time out of their busy schedules to help our track meet run so smoothly. “The Burt Willford Memorial Invitational gives us time each year to rem...

  • Jordan, Pickett siblings earn top finishes for Tigers

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    In the last four weeks, the Jordan siblings, Quade and Kristie, have been dominating both in shot put and discus. Add to the mix the Pickett siblings Kaben and Eckerley Pickett, who have also stepped it up for Encampment getting top finishes. Other Encampment students also made some top finishes while at the Burt Willford Memorial Invite in Saratoga. It was something Kegan Willford, Encampment Track and Field Head Coach, was hoping for. “We had a great day at Saratoga with a lot of students i...

  • Jordan Family leads the way for Encampment

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 25, 2024

    The Jordan siblings once again got some top finishes for the Encampment track team in Pine Bluff. Only two boys and one girl got a 5th place finish or higher. Encampment Girls Kristie Jordan finished 3rd place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.85 and a 5th place finish in shot put with a distance of 31 feet, 11 Inches. She also finished in 3rd place in discus with a distance of 99 feet, 1 inch. Encampment Boys Quade Jordan got a 1st place finish in shot put with a distance of 53 feet, 11.5...

  • Panthers on the prowl for State

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 25, 2024

    The Saratoga Panther Track and Field team is making their mark to earn their way to state. Last week the girls track and field team dominated with four girls making top finishes or state qualifications. Saratoga Girls Josie Little finished 4th place in triple jump with a distance of 32 feet, 2 Inches earning her spot in the State Track and Field Championships. Little also earned another spot in the State Track and Field Championships with a 6th place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of...

  • Three Named to Mountain West 25th Season Team for Tennis

    Staff Report|Apr 25, 2024

    The Mountain West Conference has announced its 25th Season All-Tennis Team Monday by the league office. Wyoming has a trio of former Cowgirls that were named to the squad in Veronica Popovici, Magdalena Stencel and Tessa van Der Ploeg. Popovici, who is one of three Cowgirls in program history to be named All-Mountain West four times, is UW’s all-time leader in career singles wins with 85. Popovici also holds the single-season wins mark with 28, is also the all-time doubles wins leader at Wyoming with 88. Stencel, who has also been named to t...

  • Cowgirls Open Mountain West Tennis Championship Thursday

    Staff Report|Apr 25, 2024

    The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team travels to Las Vegas for the 2024 Mountain West Tennis Championships this week. The Cowgirls are the No. 3 seed at the tournament and will face the winner of sixth-seeded Colorado State and the No. 11 seed Air Force Thursday at 3 p.m., Mountain Time. Wyoming (16-9, 7-3 MW) finished the regular season with a 4-2 victory on the road at Colorado State last week. After dropping the doubles point to the Rams, the Cowgirls rallied to win 4-of-5 completed singles matches on the day to come away with some end-of-season...

  • Encampment makes improvements in track and field

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 18, 2024

    On April 12, Encampment Tiger Track and Field competed in the Rawlins where the Jordan siblings earned top finishes for Encampment. The Tigers finished strong getting into the top seven. Encampment Girls Kristie Jordan and Eckerley Pickett earned top finishes for the girls team while in Rawlins. Jordan placed 7th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.92, 1st place in shot put with a distance of 33 feet, 10 inches with a and 1st place in discus with a throw of 105 feet, 5.5 inches. Pickett...

  • Saratoga scores big numbers in Rawlins

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 18, 2024

    The Saratoga Panthers track and field team gave a dominant performance at their recent track meet in Rawlins on April 12. Both the boys and girls got top finishes and state championship qualifications. Saratoga Girls Laenee Barkshurt earned a 7th place finish in the discus with a throwing distance of 78 feet, 7.75 inches. Josie Little earned a 2nd place finish in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 5 inches. Little also earned a 2nd place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 63.07 s...

  • Three Tigers picked for a shootout

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 18, 2024

    Three Encampment football players have been selected to play in the 2024 Wyoming-Nebraska Six-man Shootout All-Star Game. The annual cross-border game will kick off at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska on Friday, May 31. Quade Jordan, Ryon Miller, and Kaben Pickett were all selected to play on the Wyoming team. “It should be a lot of fun and I think it would be a good time to meet new kids,” Jordan said. “It would also be great to play against teams that we have not played again...

  • Cowgirls Come Up Just Short at Conference-Leading New Mexico

    Apr 18, 2024

    The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team came up just short on the road against conference-leading New Mexico Sunday. Wyoming’s four match winning streak was snapped as its comeback fell shy, losing 4-3. The Cowgirls (15-9, 6-3 MW) got out to an early lead thanks to a marathon win in doubles. Wyoming got a 6-2 win at No. 1 from the duo of Violetta Borodina and Sophie Zehender. The tandem extends their program record for single-season doubles victories with 27 this season with the win. The Cowgirls clinched the doubles point at No. 2 as the team of N...

  • Nance and Maldonado Set to Compete this Week in Postseason Play

    Staff Report|Apr 18, 2024

    The University of Wyoming has representation in a pair of professional postseason tournaments this week. Larry Nance Jr. and the New Orleans Pelicans compete in the NBA Play-In Tournament, while Hunter Maldonado and the Oklahoma City Blue play for an NBA G League Championship. The Pelicans earned the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference after compiling a 49-33 record. They host the No. 8-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the opening round of the play-in tournament Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on TNT. If New Orleans wins Tuesday night, they’re the No. 7 s...

  • Encampment is up for the challenge

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The Encampment Tigers are preparing for this year’s track and field competition in the 1A Southwest Division. Kegan Willford, Encampment Tigers track and field head coach, said there are a lot of senior boys that will take leadership but only junior girls and the track team. He believes his students will be ready and prepared for this season. “This season we have some senior leaders that have been around quite a while, at least boy wise,” Willford said. “We have no senior girls but we have th...

  • Panthers ready to run the track

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The Saratoga Panthers track and field team are working to make some adjustments that need to be made for the season. Rex Hohnholt, head coach for Saratoga Panthers Track and Field, said a lot of questions will be answered on how well the Panthers will be doing this season. He said this coming track meet can determine what direction his team needs to go. "We did not have half the team as we did at our first track meet," Hohnholt said. "We will find out a lot of answers this week. What I will say...

  • Saratoga Track and Field gets top finishes

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The track and field athletes of Saratoga Middle High School got some top finishes at the Glenrock High School track meet on Friday April 5. Panthers Head Coach Rex Hohnholt had four or more girls that got into the top 10 in six different events with 18 boys getting 10 top finishes in 10 events. Saratoga Girls In the Triple Jump, Josie Little got a 7th place finish with a distance of 31 feet, 7.5 inches. Little also got a 2nd place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 63.74 which...

  • Men's Golf Vaults to Ninth on Final Day of Tiger Intercollegiate

    Staff Report|Apr 11, 2024

    The University of Wyoming men’s golf team concluded competition at the Tiger Intercollegiate on Tuesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne. The Cowboys finished in a tie for ninth at 861 (+9). Iowa State won the team title at 841 (-11). Missouri’s Jack Lundin took home the individual crown at 200 (-13). Much like Monday’s 36 holes of action, head coach Joe Jensen was pleased with his team’s approach on Tuesday. Coming off a disappointing tournament – the Cowboy Classic a week ago – Wyoming’s head man enjoyed his squad’s effective approach for 54...

  • Encampment Track and Field sees individual top finishes

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The Encampment Track and Field had two boys and one girl getting top finishes at the Rock Springs track meet. The Tigers had a good track meet but they are looking to improve and to work on making state qualifications. Encampment Head Coach Kegan Willford said he is pleased with his team’s performance but said there is still more work to be done. He said the goal is for his team to get better each week. “It was good to get a meet this week,” Wilford said. “We look to see our athletes improve...

  • Cowgirls Host Air Force Thursday on Senior Night

    Staff Report|Apr 11, 2024

    The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team closes its three-match homestand and its 2024 home slate Thursday evening as Air Force comes to town for a 5 p.m., matchup. Wyoming (14-8, 5-2 MW) is looking for its fourth consecutive win and is trying to close its 2024 home schedule with a 10-1 record. The Cowgirls are coming off a pair of home wins last weekend as they defeated Fresno State and San Jose State. UW won a marathon, five-plus hour match 4-3 over Fresno State Friday night before closing the week with a 4-1 win Sunday against San Jose State....

  • Cowgirls Win a Marathon Over Fresno State in Thrilling Fashion

    Staff Report|Apr 11, 2024

    The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team won a marathon, roller coaster of a match Friday afternoon in Laramie to begin their three-match homestand. The Cowgirls bested Fresno State, 4-3. Time of the match took over five hours. Wyoming (13-8, 4-2 MW) got out to an early 2-0 lead behind the strength of winning the doubles point and earning a quick straight-sets victory at the No. 2 singles spot. In doubles, Noesjka Brink and Nikol Dobrilova won 6-3 at the No. 2 position, while at No. 3, Jeselle Ante and Lucia Malinak came out on top, 6-1. The Bulldogs...

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