Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cecil Cline

Oct. 2, 1908 – Sept. 22, 2012

Funeral services for longtime Emblem resident Cecil Cline were held Sept.  28 at the Thompson Funeral Home in Powell. Cecil died Sept. 22, just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday.

He was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Hume, Mo., the son of Jesse and Bertha Epperson Cline. He spent his younger years and attended school through the eighth grade in Missouri.

In 1932, Jesse and Bertha and sons Cecil, Bud and Bob left the desolation of Missouri to come to the green fields and abundant crops of the Powell Valley. The father and his sons worked on various farms in the area.

Cecil married Clara Zeller, who taught high school in Powell, on July 11, 1942. They welcomed twins in December of 1943 and after that moved to a farm on Emblem Bench where they lived for the next 40-plus years.

In 1983 Cecil moved to Powell where he spent his retirement years. He became an avid golfer.

Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; infant son, Kenneth Cecil; three brothers, Orville, Charles “Bud” and Bob; one sister, Velma Sivey, and son-in-law, Forrest “Billy” Allen.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Carol Cline of Worland and Clifford Cline of Cody; one daughter, Christine Allen of Powell, and a sister-in-law, Lillian Cline of Powell.

Burial was in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.

Lady Buffs face uphill battle

by marlys good

Instead of turning things around on the volleyball court last week, the Lady Buffs fell on hard times. Greybull dropped the decision in an all-important conference rematch with Riverside Thursday night and went 1-3 in the Greybull/Riverside Duals held Friday and Saturday.

Coach Brittany Miller noted that it was senior night for Riverside and the Rebels “came out ready to play, passing and hitting extremely well.” As for the Buffs, a team whose strength has been passing, Miller said “We only passed 49 percent in serve receive. We need to improve in that area.”

The Buffs lost to Riverside in three games, 11-25, 20-25, 22-25.

The duals started on a good note Friday with the Buffs beating Wyoming Indian High School in the opener, 25-13, 25-4. Miller said holding the Lady Chiefs to four points in the second game was a big accomplishment. “Our serving was aggressive and we passed extremely well.”

After beating WIHS, the Buffs fell in successive losses to Tongue River, 25-8, 25-21; Kemmerer, 25-16, 25-14; and Wind River, 25-13, 25-18.

Coach Miller pointed out that her team “went point for point” with Tongue River in the second game and “played some great volleyball.”

The coaching staff had no team or individual statistics available from last week’s matches.

The Buffs and Rocky Mountain, both with just one conference win, are the cellar dwellers in the standings, two spots below Riverside and Lovell, with identical records of 3-2.

To stay out of the pigtail match on Oct. 15, the Lady Buffs have to turn things around in the last three conference matches. It will be an uphill battle as they will be in Thermopolis Friday to play the 4-1 Lady Bobcats, who top the standings; take on the Lady Bulldogs in Lovell Oct. 11, and host Rocky Mountain Oct. 13.

Coach Miller is looking for her team “to take all the positives from this weekend and build on them during practices.”

The Thermopolis matches are at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday Greybull plays the 1A Lady Huskies in Burlington at 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Buffs optimistic despite tough loss at Lovell

by nathan oster

For a team still trying to find its way, a road trip to Lovell for a matchup with the reigning 2A champion Bulldogs couldn’t have come at a worse time.

With several key contributors not quite ready to return from injuries, the Greybull Buffs were outmanned and outgunned in every facet — and the final score of 54-16 was indicative of that.

The Buffs were limited to -6 rushing yards on 18 attempts in the first half, and while they did complete a few passes to move the chains, the story was the Lovell offense.

Led by their trio of seniors — quarterback Dylan Hultgren, running back Dino Collins and tight end Cody Savage — the Bulldogs put up 21 points in the first quarter, 27 more in the second and led 48-0 at the intermission.

The Buffs were able to get some positive things done in the second half — but it wasn’t against the Lovell first stringers, who were given the second half off at the half by their coach, Doug Hazen.

“Lovell is a good team … that no secret,” said Coach Justin Bernhardt. “We had seen it on film, and we could see it in their kids in person.  It really shows what spending time in the weight room does for a program.”

As he looks to the future, Bernhardt knows that his kids will need to make that same commitment to getting bigger, stronger and faster in the offseason if they want to run with the top 2A teams in the state.

But for now, he’s accentuating the positive — and that is his team’s second-half performance against the Bulldogs.

“Our kids could have packed it in at halftime,” he said. “There were a lot of dazed look in the first half. But I was impressed with how they came out and played in the second half.

“I am proud of them — and I think it helped set a tone for this week,” Bernhardt said, pointing to a big game Friday night against Kemmerer.  “We left the field feeling good about ourselves.”

With the mercy rule in effect, the clock ran continuously in the second half.   The Buffs moved the ball effectively, though, and got a pair of Calder Forcella touchdown runs and two-point conversions from Fabian Davila and Luke Zeller to account for their scoring.

Greybull finished with 110 rushing yards on 30 attempts.  Through the air, Forcella hit on 6 of 19 for 58 yards.

Lovell blitzed the Buffs with 226 rushing yards and another 192 on 9-of-12 passing by Hultgren.

Greybull played without several injured starters, including Rob Nuttall (out for the season) as well as Paul Stewart, Cody Strauch, Bryce Wright and Wyatt Good.


This week

With some of them expected to return this week, Bernhardt said he and his coaching staff feel as good about the team as they have since the Riverside win in week zero.

Bernhardt contends that the team’s defensive woes of late boil down to “Jimmys and Joes,” rather than “Xs and Os,” noting that his team has been unable to fill the void left by injuries to his preseason starting linebacking corps (Jesse Chestnut, Wright, Nuttall and Strauch).

This week, Kemmerer comes to town, bringing 4-1 overall and 3-1 Class 2A West Conference records.  The Rangers “are physical,” Bernhardt said. “They run first, they run second, they run third … a wing T power game.  They try to wear you down. On film, their kids look fundamentally sound.  They don’t run a lot, but what they do, they run very well.

“With having to made adaptations to our offensive game plan every week, I think it’s helped us to learn more, even though you didn’t see it much against a team like Lovell,” Bernhardt added. “So even though we’re coming off a bad loss, and facing a team that’s 4-1, I feel good about our chances. We just have to make every rep at practice count this week.”


Greybull   0   0 8 8 — 16

Lovell 21 27 6 0 — 54

L — Cody Savage 59 yard pass from Dylan Hultgren (Savage kick).

L — Savage 56 yard pass from Hultgren (Savage kick).

L — Nathan Grant 6 yard run (Savage kick).

L — Dino Collins 10 yard run (Savage kick).

L — Ryan Clark 6 yard pass from Hultgren (Savage kick).

L — Collins 40 yard interception return.

L — Grant 35 yard interception return (Savage).

L — Seth Kite 9 yard run (Savage kick).

G — Calder Forcella 1 yard run (Fabian Davila run).

G — Forcella 3 yard run (Luke Zeller pass from Forcella).

RUSHING — Greybull 30-110; Lovell 26-226.

PASSING — Greybull 6 of 19 for 58 yards; Lovell 9 of 12 for 192 yards.

DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS — Calder Forcella led with eight total tackles, followed by Wyatt Nielson with six and Justin Nielson with five.  Jesse Chestnut blocked a kick.  Fabian Davila broke up a pass.