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Big Piney trio selected for All-State football honors

“Our team really came together against Rocky Mountain,” Howard said. “Our offense started improving, our defense got going. We all started understanding 9-man football. The state realized Big Piney was actually a factor.”

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Four BPHS volleyball players receive All-Conference honors

Four members of the Big Piney High School Lady Puncher volleyball team received 2A Southwest All-Conference honors – seniors Sharianne Brower, Shelby Guest and Hannah Runyan and sophomore Micah Strong.

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Sublette County’s small squad makes noise at State swim meet

Four athletes on Sublette County’s young team qualified to compete at the State Tournament this year – seniors Morgan Grossman and Rayne Wheeler in swimming events and seniors Rhonda Auradou and Lilly Joseph in diving.

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Lady Punchers finish season at Regionals

“The Regional Tournament this year was tough,” said Head Coach Kinsy Voss. “Greybull took us in four sets, but I felt that we played well against them. Greybull looked good against us and kept us fighting. We wanted to get Kemmerer in the lower-out game, but unfortunately Kemmerer took advantage of our open spots and we just lacked to adjust to them.”

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Punchers fall in quarterfinals

“These kids gave me everything they had, they were beat up and sore playing every snap of every down, including special teams,” Moffat said.

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Swimmers gear up for State

“We saw some great time drops from the girls on Thursday,” said Co-Head Coach Kursty Day. “I am very proud of our young team and all they accomplished this season.”

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Pushing the limits

“The fact that I can use my two feet to move pretty fast,” Jenks joked. “Even though it may be in circles sometimes.”

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Lady Punchers rally to defeat Farson

“The seniors definitely came to play against Farson,” said Head Coach Kinsy Voss. “The girls had a lot of fun running slides and hitting plays. Hannah Runyan read the court so well and manipulated Farson with her offense. We got to try a new rotation we wanted to run before the postseason.”

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Swimmers dive into postseason

Multiple athletes from Sublette County posted strong performances on Friday and returned to the pool Saturday to place in the finals. The team finished in sixth place overall with 92 points.

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Jenks earns cross-country All-State honors

Jenks competed with the Jackson Hole High School (JHHS) cross-country team and posted a time of 16 minutes, 23.24 seconds on the 5K course, setting a blistering pace of 5:17 per mile.

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Puncher football team captures playoff berth

“Defensively, we knew their weapons and shut them down,” said Moffat. “I challenged the kids to jump into the top five in the state in total defensive (points) and I believe that with this game, we may have accomplished that goal. It was a total team effort.”

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Lady Punchers defeat Wyoming Indian in 5-set battle

With the win, the Lady Punchers remain the No. 2 seed in the 2A Southwest Quadrant.

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Girls’ swim team competes at ‘biggest’ event

Sublette County hit the pool against the defending 3A State Champions, Lander, and 2021 4A State titleholder, Laramie, along with a host of programs ranging in size from Lyman to Cheyenne Central and Kelly Walsh high schools.

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Jenks bags All-Conference honors

“The course in Afton is notorious around the state for its difficulty,” he explained. “It is basically on the side of a hill. The first 800 meters is gradual down, the next 1,000 meters is a long uphill climb and the next 600 meters is down. This is followed by 1,000 meters up just when the race gets hard and then the last 1,000 meters is a mix of mostly downhill.”

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Puncher football trounces Wyoming Indian

“It was great to be able to get some of our other kids in for almost a full half of football,” he added. “We saw some good things from our second-team kids offensively and they were able to score with that unit. Defensively, they had a few mistakes on some big plays, but overall, I was very proud of their effort and happy that they could get in.”

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Lady Punchers force Kemmerer into four-set duel

The Lady Punchers’ third-set victory compelled Kemmerer to fight harder than the first showdown between the teams in September when the Lady Rangers achieved a clean sweep.

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Swimmers show stamina through action-packed week

“We had a very busy week,” said Day. “These ladies showed strong effort at all three meets with some dropping time and others trying new events and challenging themselves.”

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Punchers’ gutsy second-half rally comes up just short

“We established a running game, then found some soft spots in the quick passing game to keep us ahead of the chains,” he explained. “Once we were able to put together a few first downs, I knew we would have a few shots downfield to (senior) Hunter Fisher and Stoutenburg with them keying on (junior) Karsyn Gurr. It is a compliment to our offensive line giving (junior quarterback) Champ Snively time to throw. I was also happy with Gurr for accepting the role of decoy and making some big catches.”

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Jenks leaves the competition in the dust

Posting a time of 16 minutes, 30 seconds, Jenks came close to beating the Lockhart Ranch course record, said Head Jackson Coach Jeff Brazil.

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Lady Punchers ride the rollercoaster at Thermopolis

The Lady Punchers experienced lows and highs at the 2022 Bobcat Invitational hosted by Thermopolis on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Swimmers continue to drop times

“Everyone showed up smiling and full of excitement for the day,” Harder added. “The festivities of the weekend were enjoyed by the whole team. It was so great to celebrate Homecoming with so many wonderful student athletes from all over the state.”

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Lady Punchers play with heart

“Saturday’s game against Mountain View was awesome,” said Head Coach Kinsy Voss. “I enjoy playing them because they bring us to play at their level every time. We play such a great defense against them and it’s honestly such a great game of volleyball being played.”

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Swimmers make waves at Homecoming

The Sublette County combined girls' swim team dove into Homecoming weekend posting multiple top-three finishes at the Big Piney Triangular against Kemmerer and Lyman on Friday, Sept. 23. Sublette County took second place, beating Lyman by 27 points.

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Punchers battle Wind River in nailbiter

“These kids never quit,” he said. “I’ve appreciated their heart, tenacity and response to adversity all season. Our conference is a gauntlet. There is a lot of football to be played and we just proved we belong in the top tier of the 9-man teams in the state.”

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Lady Punchers battle through busy weekend

The Big Piney Lady Puncher volleyball team tallied up the miles during a busy week featuring six games over five days.

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Swimmers find success during busy weekend

On Friday, Sept. 9, the team competed against four other teams at the Worland Quint where Sublette County snagged third place with 197 points.

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Big Piney golfers at Conference

Two athletes from Big Piney High School competed in the 3A West Conference Qualifier Tournament at the Lander Golf Course on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 8-9.

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Jenks captures first place

Big Piney High School senior Colby Jenks pulled ahead of the pack to win first place in the Division 2 boys’ varsity race Saturday.

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Punchers upset Rocky Mountain in decisive conference win

Polls favored the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies against Big Piney at the Sept. 9 showdown in Puncher Stadium. In true underdog form, the Punchers rose above statewide expectations, proving that talent, sweat and teamwork can overcome any opponent.

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Swimmers win home meet, compete in Jackson

The Sublette County combined girls’ swim team won the Big Piney Meet on Thursday, Oct. 14, beating Kemmerer and Evanston with 112 points.

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Sublette swim team makes I-80 weekend duet

Hitting the pool for a busy weekend, the Sublette County combined girls’ swim team competed in Rock Springs on Thursday, Oct. 7, followed by the Rawlins Invitational on Oct. 9.

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Big Piney volleyball stays perfect in conference

A decisive victory over Wind River High School on Saturday, Oct. 9, maintained the Lady Punchers’ position as the top seed in the 2A Southwest Quadrant with an undefeated conference record.

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Punchers score momentous win over Mountain View

Mountain View punted the ball deep into Big Piney territory early in the second half as the conference rivals squared off at Puncher Stadium on Oct. 8.

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Energized second half not enough for Punchers to overtake Lovell

The Punchers chewed up yards with multiple pass plays and quick feet during the Oct. 1 match against Lovell, yet were unable to overcome their conference rival on the scoreboard.

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Sublette swimmers host Pinedale Invitational

The Pinedale Aquatic Center echoed with the sound of competition on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Sublette County girls’ swim team hosted the day-long Pinedale Invitational featuring eight teams from across the region.

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Punchers win their bracket at Bobcat Invitational

Big Piney finished the weekend with two wins, two draws and two losses.

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Punchers find success in the air after Lyman's big first half

Touchdown passes by the Punchers in the fourth quarter saved the game against Lyman from turning into a rout.

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Sublette swimmers claim close second at home triangular

Sublette County’s young girls’ swim team proved its mettle at the Sublette County Triangular hosted by the Pinedale Aquatic Center on Thursday, Sept. 23.

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Punchers improve perfect conference record

Scoring a second win against St. Stephens on Sept. 23, the Puncher volleyball team rose to the top of the 2A Southwest Quadrant, boasting an undefeated record.

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Big Piney notches another conference win after 5-set thriller

Fighting through five sets to pull out a win against Wind River High School on Friday, Sept. 18, the Lady Punchers proved they are a team to be reckoned with this season.

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Sublette swimmers go up against top competition

Homecoming weekend opened with the Sublette County combined girls’ swim team challenging Lyman to a duel at the Big Piney High School pool on Thursday, Sept. 16.

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Punchers overwhelm rival Pinedale in Homecoming win

Showing no mercy, the Punchers trounced the rival Wranglers and secured the county trophy for a fifth year on Friday, Sept. 17. Eager Homecoming crowds packed the Puncher stadium and lined the field with red and white proudly on display.

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Hibbert, Wrangler golfers punch State ticket

Group of golfers headed to Lander for State Meet.

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Punchers score second conference win

Bump, set, spike, victory! The Puncher volleyball team scored its second conference win against Wyoming Indian High School on Saturday, Sept. 11, before an ecstatic home crowd.

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Piney picks up first win by stomping Evanston JV

The Punchers held the line through most of the second half and scored another touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the victory, 26-6.

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Punchers start conference season with win

Starting the weekend off with a bang, the Big Piney volleyball team trounced St. Stephens in the first conference game on Friday, Sept. 3. The Punchers dominated the first set with an 18-point margin and never looked back, scoring a 3-0 victory.

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Swimmers compete at Green River

The Sublette County girls’ swim team entered its second week of competition at the Green River Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 4.

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Fourth quarter gets away from Big Piney in opener

Pulling off several impressive surprise plays, Big Piney trailed by only 14-6 when the halftime buzzer sounded during the season-opener on Friday, Aug. 27.

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Puncher volleyball runs gauntlet to start season

The Puncher volleyball team squared off against top teams in the 3A and 4A divisions at the first tournament of the season hosted by Riverton. The two-day event, Aug. 27-28, featured teams from all four classifications.

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Team ropers Ride of Reid

Team ropers converged on the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds over the weekend for the annual Lance Koppenhafer Championship, which also served as the Ride For Reid fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 28.

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Karson Bradley finishes top 10 at CNFR

Big Piney High School alumna Karson Bradley, riding for the University of Wyoming rodeo team, took sixth place in barrel racing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.

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Big Piney duo headed to rodeo National Championship

Jaspur Brower and Jade Espenscheid of Big Piney punched their tickets to the 2021 National High School Finals Rodeo after qualifying at the Wyoming High School Rodeo State Finals in Douglas on June 10-11.

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2021 EnduroCross races shred in Cora

Paul Sylvester of Hudson, Wyo., won the pro race. Max McGinnis of Big Piney placed second and Darin Taylor of Bedford, Wyo., came in third place.

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Piney trio ends spring on All-State track list

Spring sports returned this year and the Puncher track and field team took full advantage of the opportunity to compete.

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Punchers bring home hardware from State Track

Both the girls’ and boys’ team placed fourth with 56 and 59.5 points respectively.

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Soccer closes season out against Bridger Valley

The spring soccer season came to an end for the Wranglers and Lady Wranglers with a doubleheader against Lyman and Mountain View on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15.

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Girls win track Regionals, boys take silver

Puncher track and field athletes took the opportunity to show what they are made of and dominated the competition at the 2A West Regional Track Meet.

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Punchers host mid-week track meet

Big Piney runners, jumpers and throwers defied strong, sustained wind gusts and threatening gray clouds to compete at the Puncher Invitational on May 4.

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Big Piney track spends weekend in Pinedale and Riverton

Punchers highlight weekend with fourth-place finish in Pinedale.

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Martinez, Gonzalez see tough weekend for PHS soccer

The Big Piney duo play for Pinedale soccer.

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Big Piney's Davis plays during 0-1-1 soccer weekend

Davis plays in doubleheader weekend.

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Big Piney track and field stays busy with doubleheader

The Puncher track and field team grappled with wind, storm clouds and even a few snowflakes during an action-packed weekend.

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Big Piney's Maggie Davis plays in Pinedale soccer's split

The girls’ won Saturday’s match against Powell, 2-0.

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Big Piney junior Martinez features for Pinedale soccer

The Wranglers fell to Cody in a close match, 2-1, and lost to Powell on Saturday, 4-0.

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Puncher track team travels to consecutive meets

The Big Piney track team dove right into the second week of competition with back-to-back meets on April 9 and 10.

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Davis hits pitch with Pinedale in recent games

Lone Puncher Maggie Davis features for Lady Wranglers.

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Puncher duo helps Pinedale split recent slate

Gonzalez and Martinez feature for Pinedale soccer.

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Smaller Big Piney squad competes at Mountain View

Spring Break did not stop the Punchers from putting in another week of practice and competition.

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Punchers finish 4th in season-opening meet

Let the spring season begin.

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Successful Drift brings community pride

Nervous energy built and finally erupted with the starting call. The Drift 100 was on.

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Munoz and Hibbert earn student leader scholarships

Proud to Host the Best is a nonprofit organization in Casper.

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Eight Punchers make All-Conference list

The Wyoming Coaches Association released its annual All-Conference and All-State honors list last week following the conclusion of successful seasons for the Puncher boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.

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Espenscheid receives All-State honors

The Punchers girls’ basketball team entered the fourth quarter against Moorcroft trailing by 12 points.

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Three silver-medalist Punchers make All-State

The Punchers entered the court for their semifinal match against Sundance at the 2A State Basketball Championships.

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Howard named to All-State list in wrestling

Puncher wrestler Thomas Howard is already making waves in 2A wrestling as a sophomore.

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Puncher girls demonstrate grit at State

An excited crowd pressed against head girls’ basketball coach Brian Espenscheid and his team following a 63-59 double overtime upset against Moorcroft at the 2A State Girls’ Basketball Championship.

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Punchers finish historic 2nd at State

Big Piney squared off against Sundance in a historic semifinal match at the 2A State Basketball Championships in Casper on March 5.

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Big Piney Vipers heat up Sublette Ice Arena

The Big Piney Vipers hockey team had its annual bout against Pinedale on Saturday, Feb. 27.

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Puncher girls make it to State Tournament

The Puncher girls’ basketball team has every reason to be proud.

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Wrestlers compete at State

Big Piney took 14th place and had three wrestlers place in the top six.

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Puncher boys take second at Regionals

The Puncher boys’ basketball team is the second seed going into the 2021 2A State Basketball Championship.

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Girls' hoops head into regionals as two seed

Punchers fall to Wyoming Indian going into postseason.

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Big Piney boys finish regular season undefeated in conference

The Punchers run the table in the 2A Southwest Quadrant.

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Punchers sending 11 qualifiers to State

Big Piney finished fourth out of six schools as it hosted 2A Southwest Regional over the weekend.

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Sublette swim finishes ninth at State

Twelve qualified to swim in the championships.

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Puncher wrestlers close out regular season

Grapplers prepare to host new regional quads.

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Puncher girls trounce Wind River

Big Piney scores quadrant victory over Cougars.

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Swimmers make most of Last Chance Meet

Sublette taking 12 to State Meet.

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Puncher boys stay undefeated in conference

Big Piney overcomes Wind River in double overtime.

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Big Piney's Raza picked for Shrine Bowl

Raza played quarterback and defensive end.

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Punchers go 2-1 during busy week

Boys take on 4A, 3A and 2A competition.

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Punchers battle through busy week

Girls take court against quadrant rival, Bridger Valley duo.

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Puncher girls trounce Wind River

Espenscheid, Hansen finish in double figures.

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Sublette swim takes 2nd at Lyman Invite

Hacklin, Day add more State qualifying times.

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Puncher boys take down Wind River

Punchers' big second quarter powers latest win.

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Another winning weekend for Sublette County swim

Combined team scores two wins over weekend.

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Punchers make strong showing

Girls score their first home season in memory over weekend.

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Big Piney boys score weekend sweep

Win over rival Pinedale highlights perfect week for Punchers.

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Swim team wins at home, in Cody

Handful also punch tickets to State with qualifying times.

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Rollercoaster weekend for Puncher girls' basketball

Girls pull off victory against Kemmerer.

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