With over half of the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association’s 2019-2020 being cancelled, the top participants in the state still have something to look forward to with the 2020 National High School Finals Rodeo still slated to take place in Lincoln, Neb., from July 19-25, according to WYHSRA…
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With just a couple months of summer between now and the college school year, recent graduate and four-year Douglas Bearcats Soccer star Andi Hunsicker will be spending that time wisely – preparing to compete at the next level.
Andi Hunsicker (13) shows off her ball-handling skills during a game last spring. Due to the pandemic, the DHS season ended before it began this year, but the talented senior will join her new team at Laramie County Community College this fall.
Imagine you flew thousands of miles from a big city to a rural area that cannot be more foreign. You’ve played soccer your entire life and now you’re ready to showcase your skills in America with the hopes of landing a scholarship to play the sport you love at the next level.
University of Wyoming student Jessie Underberg, a 2014 graduate of Douglas High School, has been named Outstanding Major of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Wrestlers battling on a series of multi-colored padded mats covering nearly every square foot of the Douglas High School gymnasium floor never knew Shane Shatto - they likely weren’t even born yet.
High expectations are the norm. When any time goes on a run as dominant as the Lady Cats, people take notice. With the team hitting the court for their first practice Nov. 25, everyone is back on the daily grind.
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.
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.