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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.

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Haedyn Rhoades leaped into the arms of teammate Allyson Fertig, threw up the number one on her hand and let out an emphatic scream for everyone in the Casper Events Center to hear. Riley Seeds looked on from directly behind Fertig, a wide smile stretched across her face as she watched Rhoade…

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After powering through the regular season with 18 wins and just 2 losses, the Douglas Peewee IceCats skated to the state tournament this past weekend in Park County and returned home with their second straight state championship.

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Assistant coach Evan Helenbolt reminded the Douglas Bearcats at the end of Monday’s practice that they want to be peaking at the right time – the end of the season. There’s still 25 days and seven games separating the Cats (10-4,1-2) from the regional tournament and a possible trip back to Casper.

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It’s no secret that Douglas and Buffalo became all too familiar with one another last season. The two teams faced each other on four separate occasions – twice during the regular season, once in the regional tournament and finally in the state championship game.

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The Douglas Peewee hockey team began 2019 the same way it ended 2018, in the win column. The IceCats are 10-0 and the last remaining undefeated team in the league.

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When the Douglas girls varsity basketball team knew they would be playing at the Energy Classic Invitational in Gillette Dec. 27-29, a tournament of national recognition, they wanted to push the junior varsity girls in practice.

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Douglas senior Emily Curtis is taking her talents to Big Sky Country.

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The main point of emphasis for first-year boys varsity basketball coach Chase Plumb is pretty simple: Construct a team that buys into the process and believes in what they’re trying to accomplish.

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The Douglas High School cheerleading squad took on the new “game day” competition format with a fearless attitude. It’s a new format to Wyoming this year as cheer programs begin the adoption of national standards for competition.

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Wrestlers grappled their opponents to the mat with aggression and parents yelled with excitement from the stands. A few feet off the mats, teammates and coaches shared words of encouragement as spectators filled the stands for the annual Douglas Middle School Invitational.

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Tears streamed down the faces of Douglas players as the clock hit zero and the Cody Broncs rejoiced an unlikely come-from-behind victory. Heath Hayes and Patrick French consoled teammate Kanyon Cecil as he buried his head in his lap, his eye black already smudged by tears. Dylon Case kept hi…

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As they gingerly stretched and warmed up at the starting line, the Douglas cross-country teams were eager to run their final race of the season. It was the moment they had been building toward since training began in the early parts of the summer.

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Confined hallways were filled with brightly-colored outfits and feathered caps extending high into the air as eager marching band students weaved throughout the Casper Events Center and around scattered instruments laying on the concrete floor Oct. 13.

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Members of the Douglas swim team sat in a circle and carefully stretched prior to beginning practice. They discussed ideas for a homecoming theme. They shared their thoughts on the week’s upcoming festivities.

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For the second year in a row, they abandoned their white and blue jerseys and wore gold in memory of Stella Beard.

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Dylon Case finally broke free. On the third play of the second half, the Bearcats’ offensive formation caught Buffalo off guard and the lone score of the game proved to be all that was needed.

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After starting last season 5-0, the Douglas Bearcats lost three of their last four regular season games. In the first round of the 3A playoffs, they were outmatched by the Green River Wolves in a 28-7 defeat. But that late October loss on the road is ancient history.

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Not all good things are meant to last forever. Even for the Legion A Douglas Cats, it meant that a season full of accomplishments – including the most wins in a season since 2001 and a season high 14-game winning streak – had to come to an end, one way or another.

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A pair of elongated white metal runways fills the back patio area of Tiny Tavern and Douglas Liquor. As co-owner Ron Trussell pours water from a clear plastic jug, the miniature trenches become fish dragstrips for the inaugural minnow racing event July 27.

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When Ron Wagner and his family sat down to discuss a new job opportunity last month, many factors immediately came to mind.

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Amber Ortega describes the Douglas Diamonds’ season as “touch and go.” But there was hardly anything touch and go about the way Ortega’s team performed at the state tournament in Casper.

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Following their top finish at the Wyoming SkillsUSA competition in April, the Douglas High School welding fabrication team knew there was still work to be done.

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Tyler George was competing in a snowshoeing event last winter when he separated himself from the rest of the competition. As friends, family and spectators cheered him on, he stopped during the middle of the race, turned to the crowd and waved with a big smile on his face.

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As you approach the vacant lot behind Bartling Park, there isn’t much to lay your eyes on.