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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.

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Former Douglas Cats baseball player Marvin Malone was drafted in the 16th round of the 2018 MLB Draft today by the Tampa Bay Rays. 

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Spikes glint. A fierce sun beats down. The throng of runners stampede around the Natrona County High School track. The first meet of the season is underway.

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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.

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Cheerleading may seem like just girls with pom-poms on the sidelines. To the Bearcat cheer squad, it’s so much more.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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The Douglas High School cross country team ran its final race Saturday Oct. 21 on yet another brutal-to-run-in, windy day in Sheridan.

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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.