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The Douglas Ice Cats are the 2020 14U Wyoming Amateur Hockey League champions, finishing off a perfect 23-0 season with an 12-4 victory over the rival Casper Oilers in Sunday afternoon’s championship game.

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A humble and quiet Cody Pinkerton capped off the most dominant season – and one of the most storied careers in the history of Douglas High School sports – Saturday night in Casper.

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Senior team captain Tony Back saved his best swimming of his high school career for his last meet ever.

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Years of sharing the court together from a young age brings about a special bond when athletes spend months together at practices, tournaments on the road and a lengthy regular season schedule.

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The Douglas Bearcats wrestling team celebrated senior night Thursday night, honoring nine wrestlers and two team managers.

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When the Douglas High School volleyball team scores a point, Melissa Hoopman bolts off the bench time and time again.

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If you made a list of things you miss from your youth, sports would likely be at the top of that list. For the vast majority of kids, playing the game(s) they love fall to the wayside after the final bell of their senior year.

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The Douglas boys basketball team (3-9) just missed winning its fourth game of the season, losing a 49-45 in a tightly contested matchup with the Torrington Trailblazers (4-5).

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The Douglas Lady Cats aren’t wasting any time showing folks around the state just how stacked with talent they are once again.

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One thing’s for sure when looking at this year’s Douglas High School boys swimming and diving program.

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Physicality and strength are key to a successful move in wrestling. You need the strength to execute and the willingness, the desire, the physicality to try just about anything.

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If you’re going to have the best two days of diving in your high school career, the best place to do it is at the final state meet of your senior year. Leave it to Lauren Pooley to make that happen.

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Three matches. All it takes from here on out is for the Douglas High School Lady Bearcats to win three consecutive matches and they’ll be State champions.

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Four tries from the 20-yard-line. That’s all each team had to get on the scoreboard once the Bearcats and Riverton Wolverines moved into overtime tied 7–7. In the first overtime game of the year, the Wolverines had the ball first, moving ever closer to the end zone on first, second and third…

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It’s easy to look to the past, but runners need to concentrate on the road ahead. Whether they’re fighting through an injury, battling a new course or looking to set a new personal record, the Douglas High School cross country runners have fought on.

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Sophomore Torrie Hill joked that one of the best parts of having a meet in Douglas was being able to wake up at home and take a nap after swimming instead of getting back on a bus.

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For the last time this regular season, the Douglas Lady Bearcats went head-to-head with multiple opponents in a single day at the Casper Volleyball Invitational. The team ended the trip with a 1–4 record, moving them to a 15–9–2 record on the year.

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They had one round to practice, then it was on. More than 100 of the best 3A high school golfers, including 10 of Douglas’ finest, came together for the fall State Championship meet in Afton. With the course 433 miles away from Douglas, the Bearcats, along with Wheatland and Torrington, trav…

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It wasn’t the result the Lady Bearcats were looking for, but the Douglas High School volleyball team pushed through the Rawlins 3A Tournament and can now look ahead to conference play.

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A race with a view. Over 300 runners from around Wyoming stretched their legs in Douglas for the annual River Run — a course beginning at Douglas Middle School’s football field, giving the runners a view of the Platte River, and ending right where it started to a chorus of cheering friends a…

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Red, white and blue. Kourtney Henderson is starting her senior year at Douglas High School with those colors emblazoned across her in everything she does whether it’s the cheerleading, soccer, band or the U.S. military.

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For two days, high school golfers coalesced in Douglas. The Douglas Invitational golf tournament was held on Aug. 22-23 at the Douglas Community golf course. Coaches Chase Plumb and Curtis Starkey brought 13 golfers to the tournament, 10 varsity and three junior varsity.

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For just a second, they may as well have been flying. With a roaring crowd packed into the Ford Grandstands Arena, Octane Addictions came to Douglas and put on a show that dazzled the attendees. Octane Addictions puts on motorsports displays across the western United States and around the globe.

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No matter how much training they’ve done, no rancher can truly prepare themselves for a ranch rodeo. No herd of cattle will form the same way again and no bronc will buck the same way twice.

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The sun gleamed off of the Legion A Championship trophy. As the Douglas Cats and Cheyenne Hawks squared off for the title, there was the trophy, sitting on a folding table right behind home plate. After five games in five days, the Cats fell just short of the title.

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Half of the Glendo rodeo arena was covered in thick mud, mud so thick that when 19-year-old Colton Roark, volunteering as the event’s rodeo clown, walked through it before the mutton bustin’ competition, he lost both of his shoes.

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At this point in the season, the Douglas Cats need every win they can get. The Legion B State tournament is less than a month away and the team will need to win almost every game in conference play to guarantee themselves a spot in Sheridan.

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Playing host to seven other teams from around the state, Nida Field showcased the Douglas B Tournament. The Cats B team finished the tournament with a 2-1-1 record in their four games.

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It wasn’t about football. Despite the fanfare and attention on the 46th Annual Shrine Bowl in Casper, the game itself was not the week’s highlight for the trio of Douglas participants.

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Zack Andrews believes in his team. Dropping only two athletes from last year’s roster, the Douglas Cats head coach knows what his returning lineup is capable of and remains optimistic following a rough patch against AA-teams to kick off the season.

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Despite the howling winds on Friday and the miserable conditions on Saturday, the Douglas girls track and field team made history last week at the Wyoming Track and Field Championships.

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Erick Harmon pulled his body through the water at the Glenrock Intermediate School pool as family members and teammates loudly cheered him on. Two lanes over, Colter Pollock trailed close behind as both swimmers inched their way toward the wall.

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The track and field season has effectively become a launching point for sophomore Stephanie Witbrod. After an up and down freshman season, she’s making it a point to put in extra time this spring and for good reason.

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Douglas head coach Clay Ewing couldn’t help but sound like a broken record after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Powell in the Bearcats’ home opener. Already reeling from back-to-back 2-1 losses to Cody and Newcastle, both games Douglas had several opportunities to win, Ewing and his players walked o…

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The Jackalope City played host to the annual AAU Volleyball Tournament this past weekend, welcoming a total of 57 teams from around the state for two days of high stakes volleyball action. It was the third time that Douglas hosted the tournament, with games being played at the Douglas Rec Ce…

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Just two days after appearing in the state tournament for the first time in program history, the Lady Cats walked off the field in Jackson Hole wanting more. After years of struggles and growing pains to construct a path forward for girls soccer in Douglas, postseason validation had been achieved.