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.
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…
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.
Music came first for Michael Gifford. The Douglas High School junior was raised in a musical household, he’s been singing as long as he can remember, and sticks with it to this day.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 4-H Club had four locations across Douglas prepared. Children and teenagers from across Wyoming descended upon Douglas and the Wyoming State Fairgrounds for the 4-H Wyoming State Shooting competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The excitement was palpable as a wave of youngsters made their way into the Bearcat Den last Wednesday for the final day of the 13th annual Youth Volleyball Camp hosted by the Douglas Lady Cats volleyball program.
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.
Her journey to a new part of the world began on a late summer night in Casper. When Jaelle Kung’s flight landed over 5,000 miles away from home, and was greeted by her host family, all she could see was darkness. She knew the mountains were close by, but she couldn’t quite sense the amount o…
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.
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.
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…
Ava Tompkins was inspired by her older sister, Claire, to pursue the triple jump. Ex-Bearcat Claire set a personal record of 33 feet, 8.5 inches during her senior season in 2017, and now her younger sister is chasing after her as a freshman.
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…
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.
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…
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.
The Douglas PeeWee hockey team won four more games this past weekend to finish the season 18-2 and in sole possession of first place in the Wyoming B Division.
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.
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.
The home fans in attendance let out a loud rejoice as the final score was announced over the loudspeaker at the Douglas Rec Center pool. Situated around the perimeter of the pool, already cleaning up from their lone home meet of the season, members of the Bearcats swim team beamed with pride…
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.
After missing all of last season due to suspension, Tait Larson was elated to be back on the court with his teammates. His elation quickly turned to points as he helped lead the Bearcats to two wins this past weekend at the East/West Classic in Buffalo.
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.
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.
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.