The distinct ping of a bullet hitting steel echoes across the terrain.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Douglas Cats were just one bad inning and a bout of poor defensive play away from a dominant weekend of baseball.
A flurry of excitement circulated throughout the Bearcat Den as more than 60 youngsters tackled the basics and grew their knowledge from state champion instructors at the 12th annual Youth Volleyball Camp.
When he finished eighth in the discus throw at last year’s State Track and Field Championships, he knew he had his work cut out for him.
The boys soccer program at Douglas High School is well on its way to greater success, and Corey Toldson doesn’t want that to go unknown.
The Lady Cats earned themselves an eight hour bus ride to Jackson next weekend, and a chance to join the city’s 2017-2018 championship girls’ volleyball and basketball programs.
Bob Bath vividly remembers telling his wife that he wouldn’t be able to do it for more than a year. He’s referring to a career as an educator. Early on, he cast his doubts. But 37 years later, here he is, nearing the end of his career and immensely grateful for the opportunities he's been gi…
Anyone who watched five standalone minutes of the Lady Cats’ game last Tuesday would have assumed it was a blow out. Douglas’ offense won the majority of loose balls and generated double-digit scoring opportunities. The defense, when involved, barely allowed any Rawlins shots.
Somber faces were seen exiting the field Saturday, as the Douglas boys’ soccer team fell to Lander 1-3. It wasn’t the same celebration they had the week before when they beat Newcastle 8-0, but the boys played hard and are learning from their mistakes.
On an overcast Saturday, with the artificial, green turf still framed by yellow grass and mud, the Lady Cats suffered their first loss of the season, falling 0-1 to a quick Lander team.
Every male high jumper wants to jump his height. It’s a benchmark: Clear a bar that’s higher than you, and you’ve got undeniable hops. The vast majority of high school jumpers never jump their height. Sutton Perry, who stands six feet tall, managed it as a freshman last year when he set his …
The Ice Cat peewee team joined the ever-growing list of Douglas teams earning state championships this weekend. The 11-12-year-old hockey players went undefeated over the weekend in Sheridan to win the state championship cup.
With 20 seconds left in the game, the starters came off the court. Tears of joy welled up in the eyes of athletes and coaching staff.
Douglas cheerleaders showed off their routines and choreography in front of judges Wednesday, and proved their spirit taking second place in the non-stunt routine competition.
The anticipation of the crowd hung thick in the gym as the final seconds counted down, the Lady Cats behind Buffalo, 58-57.
The games on day three of Regionals get more physical and aggressive. Especially for those in the consolation bracket. Those teams that lost their first game are scrapping hard to stay in the competition.
Nothing brings the crowds to the court as much as hosting the regional tournament. This year is no different. Fans from around the state file into the Douglas gymnasium to watch their favorite teams scrap it out for those coveted tickets to the state tournament.
Saturday evening at the 3A State Wrestling Championships is reserved for the coveted final matches. Matches that begin with two gladiators in front of throngs of fans. It all ends with one warrior leaping to his feet, flexing and screaming along with the adulation and deafening cheers and vi…
Seniors and their family parade across the court to the cheers of friends, family and fans before their last home game. A game that would keep everyone on the edge of their seats, and the first step to earning second seed in the quadrant.
Hockey, that aggressive and graceful ballet of a battle on the ice, is known for it’s masculinity. But for the ladies on the Ice Cats girls team the sport brings a level of sisterhood one wouldn’t expect.
Few athletes possess the attributes for cross country and wrestling. The average cross country runner’s build is better suited to basketball, the stereotypical stalky wrestler’s build is generally not a winner for cross country.
Ron Thon is a big deal as far as wrestling tournaments in Wyoming go. This year it was no exception. Riverton High School was packed with hundreds of wrestlers and thousands of fans Saturday as the final round of wrestling began.
Most teams can’t wait for those cycles of senior heavy teams with lots of experience on the court. It’s often equated with a successful season. But the undefeated Lady Cats have only one senior this year, Madison Hoopman.
It’s not often one team member can say they make-up 20 percent of the team, but on this year’s boys swimming team, each Bearcat carries a substantial portion of the load with just five members.
Sitting in the audition room in Casper on Nov. 4, 2017, Douglas junior Kirsten Caskey took a deep breath and began to play two etudes, a chromatic scale and a sight-reading piece on her beloved trumpet.
From the court to the field, we all know how the games are played. Athletes enter while dedicated fans fill the stands ready to cheer their hearts out. The winning touchdown and the buzzer-beating basket brings the prestige to all athletes, but there is one person on the field keeping togeth…
It was a dream season for the middle school wrestlers this year, finishing undefeated in duals and tournaments. The young grapplers are proving to be a powerhouse on the mat.
Despite a rough set of pre-season losses, the Bearcats are optimistic for a turnaround as they develop into a cohesive team and gain some experience on the varsity court.
Kullin Lindbo loves to wrestle, and last year he won more than he lost. He shrugs off how impressive that is. The unassuming senior wrestler barely remembers those stats, focusing instead on this season because he will finally be able to face grapplers at 170 pounds rather than those at 220 …
The near full capacity front gymnasium at the Douglas High School recreation center echoed with whistles being blown and fans screaming in celebration when wrestlers were pinned to the mat.
Intense energy filled the Casper Events Center last weekend, as the culmination of successful volleyball seasons for the top teams in the state of Wyoming came together to determine who would be crowned state champions.
The Douglas High School varsity girls are heading to the state tournament after being crowned as the 3A East Regional Champions. The tournament held in Newcastle last Friday and Saturday was the last test before the state. During the meet, Lady Cats proved that they are the best 3A team on t…
The hopes for an undefeated season were put to rest Friday night in front of an amped up homecoming crowd. Now they are asking: how can they recover.
It was a strong weekend for the Douglas High School boys and girls golf teams, who picked up strong finishes while competing at last weekend’s 3A Conference Golf Tournament in Wheatland throughout the two days of competition Sept. 8-9.