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While a state tournament berth did not hang in the balance — this time — the Panorama girls basketball team was plenty motivated against visiting Van Meter in a battle of Class 2-A state-ranked teams in Panora on Friday night, January 27. The eighth-ranked Panthers got a pair of free throws from...
Panorama sophomore guard Bailey Beckman drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at the end of regulation, and the ninth-ranked Panthers went on to knock-off sixth-ranked Van Meter 59-51 on January 23. “It was a good game,” Panorama head coach Dan Druivenga said. “Free throws were the...
The No. 11 ranked Panorama girls basketball team responded with three straight wins after suffering their first and only loss of the season against Des Moines Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Panthers fell to the visiting Lions 50-39. They answered with wins over West Central Valley, 56-34, at...
George Appleseth, Gunnar Grunsted, Trevor Carey and Dalton Holmes all captured first place titles to help the Panorama wrestling team win the Crusader Invitational in Coon Rapids on Saturday, January 7. Danny Nordquist and Tyler Van Houten both placed second for the Panthers, who got third place...
The sixth-ranked Panorama High School girls basketball team opened 2017 with a 55-31 win over Ogden High School on January 3. Bailey Beckman hit a trio of three-pointers and finished with a game-high 23 points to lead the Panthers in their matchup against the Bulldogs. Devyn Kemble added 11 points...
Each year features its share of triumphs and defeats on the local sports scene, and 2016 was no different. The victories came on both individual and team levels, most notably by the Panorama boys golf team capturing a second straight state championship. No year is without its share of losses,...
Panorama golf team members (from left) coach Hal Rossow, Will Babcock, Aaron Klinge, George Appleseth, Max Monthei, Reid Cobb, Adam Hackfort and coach David Van Ahn hold a state chamion pennant and trophy following a win at the Class 2a state golf meet on May 28. The Panthers defended their 2015 title by nine strokes over St. Edmond and Kuemper Catholic.
Repeating shots is a golf trait that usually leads to low scores. Repeating rosters, at least at the high school level, can work, too.  Panorama, led by players who were with them a year ago, successfully defended their Class 2-A boys state golf championship Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort...
It’s called “a tradition unlike any other.” One of the most popular sporting events next to the Super Bowl is the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. A Lake Panorama family would like it to be a tradition for them, but they also understand it may never happen again. Gary and Jody Babcock...
Members of the Panorama boys state championship golf team are (front row, from left) Reid Cobb, Adam Hackfort, Max Monthei, (back row) coach Hal Rossow, Jordan Eng, Will Babcock, George Appleseth, coach David Van Ahn.
Saturday’s final round of the Class 2A boys state golf tournament at Ames Golf & Country Club was a marathon on a difficult course amid windy, unseasonably cool weather. The Panorama boys enjoyed every minute of it.With sophomore Will Babcock leading the way, the Panthers held off challenges...
Panther 220-pounder Wilson Solorzano (top) defends a takedown attempt made by Guthrie Center opponent Cale Crowder during Thursday's dual meet between Panorama and Guthrie Center. The two Class 1A ranked wrestlers kept the match close with Crowder coming away with a narrow 2-1 victory.
It was one of the best weeks in Panorama wrestling history last week as the Panthers captured an unbeaten West Central Conference championship.“I’m so proud of all these kids,” Panther head coach Jason Kirtley said. “Our freshman came up huge in clutch situations in the duals in Guthrie Center.”The...

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