(Sat 3/8/14) - Three
Converse County basketball teams advance to the
State Tournament. The Douglas LadyCats
ground out a 42-38 win over a tough Worland Lady
Warriors team Saturday night to claim the 3A East
Regional Championship, and the Glenrock Herders
beat the Douglas Bearcats 51-50 in overtime in
the boys third place game.
The LadyCats will play Lander
Thursday morning at 10:30 in the opening round of
the 3A girls' state tournament. The Bearcats meet
Cody Thursday afternoon at 1:30, and the Herders
play Lander Thursday night at 7:30. All 3A games
on Thursday are played at the Casper Events
At the 4A West Regionals, Kelly
Walsh beat Rock Springs 74-37 in the 1st place
game... Natrona takes third with a 63-45 win over
Evanston. The Natrona Fillies beat Rock Springs
63-32 in the girls' title game... Riverton beat
Kelly Walsh 56-48 in the third place game.
1A and 2A State basketball
tournaments wrapped up Saturday night in Casper.
Wyoming Indian beat Rocky Mountain 69-53 to take
the 2A boys championship.
Tongue River beat Kemmerer 55-54 to
claim the 2A girls title.
Burlington beat Little Snake River
83-59 for the 1A boys championship. The
Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings finish their season with
a 47-43 win over Kaycee in the third place game.
And the Lingle-Ft Laramie Lady
Doggers beat Cokeville 60-48 to claim the 1A
(Wed 3/5/14) - Brackets are
set for the 3A East Regional Basketball
Tournaments at Torrington.
On the boys side of the tournament,
it'll be Rawlins versus Worland Thursday morning
at 8:30, Buffalo plays Newcastle at 11:30, 4th
seed Douglas plays 5th seed Glenrock Thursday
afternoon at 3, and #1 Wheatland plays #8
Torrington at 6.
Girls opening round brackets,
Rawlins plays Buffalo Thursday morning at 10, #2
seed Douglas plays #7 seed Wheatland Thursday
afternoon at 1, Worland and Newcastle meet at
4:30 and 8th-seed Glenrock plays #1 Torrington
Thursday night at 7:30.
The 3A East Regional Basketball
Tournaments run Thursday through Saturday, March
6th, 7th and 8th, at Torrington High School. All
Douglas and Glenrock games will be broadcast live
on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the internet at www.kktyonline.com.
(Wed 3/5/14) - 1A/2A State
Basketball begins Thursday at the Casper
1A Boys brackets, Guernsey-Sunrise
meets Dubois Thursday at Noon, and Lingle-Ft
Laramie plays Burlington at 1:30 at the Events
For the girls, Lingle-Ft Laramie
plays St Stephens Thursday morning at 10:30 at
the Events Center.
2A State Tourney, the Lusk Tigers
play Greybull in the opening round Thursday at
noon at Casper College.
(Mon 3/3/14) - The Lander
Valley Tigers win their 18th consecutive
3A Swim Championship, while Casper Kelly Walsh
wins their second in school history.
The Tigers out distanced the field
274.5 to 195.5 in Friday's finals to beat second
place Powell. Worland was third with Rawlins
fourth. Douglas placed 8th in the 10-team field.
(Mon 3/3/14) - The Douglas
Bearcats take silver at State Wrestling.
The Powell Panthers racked up 244.5 points to
take the title for the third time in a row...
Douglas was second with 201, while Star Valley
claimed third with 178. Torrington was 5th,
Wheatland 12th, Glenrock 13th. Individually for
Gold: Hunter Haman/152 (2x state
Silver: Jordan Pingrey/126, Colter
Bronze: Trevor Bennett/113, Lane
George/160, Chance Miller/182, Garrett Boner/220
4th: Seth Harris/145, Trevor
McReynolds/170, Alex Locke/182, James Willox/195
(Fri 2/28/14) - Sports teams
and fans are watching the weather as
they make travel plans for the weekend... and the
weather has already made some changes for Douglas
Basketball. DHS Activities director Josh Goodrich
says gametimes for Douglas at Buffalo on Friday
have been moved up an hour... junior varsity
games will play at 3pm, the LadyCats varsity game
will tip off at 4:30, and the Bearcats-Bison boys
varsity game will play at 6pm. Goodrich also says
the Bearcast freshman teams will not make the
trip to Worland on Saturday for the freshman
tournament. Listen to KKTY and KKTS for any
further updates as this weekend's weather system
(Sat 2/22/14) - A pair of
wins for DHS basketball... in the early
game tonight, the LadyCats got an early lead and
never looked back in a 51-22 Senior Night win
over the Newcastle Lady Dogies. Douglas's Jessie
Underberg was the only player in double figures
for either team with 15, but coach Cody Helenbolt
played everyone, and ten players scored in the
The Bearcats also claimed an early
lead in a 65-48 win over Newcastle. Douglas was
up 11 at the half, but Newcastle drew within two
in the second half before the Cats put it away.
Greg Vandeventer led all shooters with a 28-point
performance... Jonah Richards added 17. Wade
Gordon led Newcastle with 21.
Next up for the Cats, a doubleheader
at Buffalo on Friday the 28th.
(Fri 2/21/14) - Just one
point... the Douglas LadyCats went to
overtime and came up one point short falling
53-52 to the Torrington Lady Blazers. It was a
back & forth ball game between two
well-matched teams... Douglas led 12-10 after the
first quarter, but the LadyCats suffered a
disasterous second quarter, giving up 17 while
only scoring 7, and Torrington led it 27-19 at
the half. The LadyCats fought back in the third,
trailing 36-34, and tied the game at 41 to force
overtime. Jessie Underberg put one up at the
buzzer, but it wouldn't go in, and Torrington
took the win. For Torrington, Allison Marsh had
19 and Avery Madden put in 17... for Douglas,
Jessie Underberg hit 19 and Ashley Blackburn
In the late game, the Bearcats
jumped out early and cruised to a 72-49 win over
the winless Trailblazers.
Douglas hosts Newcastle Saturday
night... it's Senior Night, honoring senior
hoopsters. Girls tip off at 5:30, boys play at
7... both games live on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the
internet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Sat 2/15/14) - Cats fall to
#1 Wheatland... at the Doghouse on
Saturday night, the Douglas Bearcats played it
close for three quarters, but strong free throw
shooting gave Wheatland a 67-61 win over Douglas.
The Bulldogs' Kendrick Jackson was 7 of 8 at the
line in the final stanza on his way to a 31 point
performance to lead all scorers. The Bearcats led
by 5 at the half and were up by 2 at the end of
the third... Wheatland outshot Douglas 20-12 in
the 4th to earn the win. Douglas was led by Greg
Vandeventer with 21 points and Jonah Richards
with 20. Eric Jamerman was also in double figures
In the girls game, Douglas and
Wheatland were tied at 28 after three quarters,
but the LadyCats outshot their opponents 13-8 in
the 4th to take a 41-36 win in a defensive
battle. Douglas's Ashley Blackburn led all
shooters with 18... Jessie Underberg added 12.
With the win, the Douglas girls improve their
record to 17-2... the Bearcats are now 12-7. Both
teams travel to Torrington on Friday the 21st.
(Fri 2/14/14) - Bearcats
upset the Outlaws... when the Douglas
basketball team traveled to Rawlins in
mid-January, the Outlaws dominated the Bearcats
69-46. The Cats got their revenge Friday night,
blasting the 3rd-ranked Outlaws 62-42. Douglas
led by 1 point at the half, and came out hot in
the third quarter to drive for the win.
At Rawlins, Jessie Underberg turned
in a 26-point performance to lead the LadyCats to
a 54-51 win.
Douglas plays at Wheatland Saturday
night... the girls tipoff at 5:30, the boys at
7... both games on KKTY's 100.1FM and on the
internet at kktyonline.com.
(Sat 2/8/14) - Cats win a
pair, LadyCats split... 3A high school
basketball this weekend, the Douglas boys and
girls got wins over Glenrock on Friday night.
Greg Vandeventer led Douglas scoring with 17
points as the Cats beat the Herders at Glenrock,
54-48. At the Rec on Friday, the LadyCats cruised
to a 62-43 win over the Lady Herders.
Saturday afternoon at the Rec, the
#1-ranked LadyCats were suprised and upset by the
unranked Worland Lady Warriors. Worland played a
tight, aggressive defense and kept the score
close to claim a 40-38 win. Douglas led 23-21 at
the half, but suffered a disasterous scoring
drought in the 3rd quarter. The LadyCats were
outscored 11-5 in the 3rd, and Worland held on to
give Douglas just their second loss of the
In the late game, the Bearcats
jumped out early and never looked back. Greg
Vandeventer turned in a 25-point performanace and
the Bearcats won it 67-44.
The Cats improve to 11-6 with the
win. The LadyCats loss drops them to 15-2 on the
(Fri 1/31/14) - Cats lose a
close one... coming into the game, we
knew this should be a close fight, and the only
disappointment was that the Bearcats basketball
team came up three points short... it was Buffalo
57, Douglas 54. Douglas led early, up by 2 at the
quarter and by 4 at the half... but the Bison
battled back and led by 1 at the end of the
third. Buffalo was paced by an 18-point
performance by sophomore Trey Schroefel, and Kyle
Boone added 13. Douglas had three players in
double figures... Greg Vandeventer hit 19, Jonah
RIchards had 14, and Colton Dick added 11.
In the girls game, the LadyCats
jumped out to an early lead and cruied to a 56-46
win over the Lady Bison. Ashley Blackburn led all
shooters with 15, and Jessie Underburg hit for
14. An interesting note... both teams hit seven
3-pointers... for Douglas, it was Underberg with
4, and one each for Bailey Brooks, Shania Rich
and Caitlyn Boe.
Douglas basketball takes the night
off on Saturday, then rematches with Glenrock
next Friday night.
(Sat 1/24/14) - High School
basketball Saturday night, the Douglas
Bearcats improved their record to 9-4 and 4-2 in
3A East play as they cruised past the Newcastle
Dogies 52-34. The LadyCats dropped their first
loss of the season, falling to Newcastle 42-37.
(Fri 1/24/14) - Cats &
LadyCats win... Friday night basketball
action, the Douglas boys and girls basketball
teams both claimed wins over Torrington.
In the early game, the LadyCats had
a pretty easy first half, leading 31-18 at the
break. Torrington came out fighting in the third
quarter, turning up the heat both offensively and
defensively. The Lady Blazers outshot the
LadyCats 17-8 in the third quarter and drew
within two, but Douglas fought back for a 61-55
win. Jessie Underberg led all shooters with 18,
and Lateesha Hiser and Ashley Blackburn added 12
each. Kailee Adams led Torrington with 14.
Opposite scenario in the boys
game... a close, hard-fought battle in the first
half, with Douglas holding a three-point lead at
the quarter and the half. Torrington dissappeared
in the second half, when the Bearcats outshot the
Blazers 26-5... Douglas wins it, 52-28.
The LadyCats are undefeated at
13-0... the Bearcats improve to 8-5 with the win.
Both teams travel to Newcastle on Saturday
night... girls plat at 5:30, boys at 7pm at the
Dogie Dome. Both games live on KKTY's 100.1FM and
on the internet at kktyonline.com.
(Sat 1/19/14 - Another tough
night... The Douglas Bearcats basketball
team put together a much stronger game tonight
and drew within one point late, but the Wheatland
Bulldogs fought back and claimed a 63-53 win at
the Rec. Bulldogs junior Kendrick Jackson led all
shooters with 22 points, and point guard Braxton
Fagenbush hit fout 3's on his wat to a 16 point
performance. Douglas was paced by Greg
Vandeventer with 13 and Jonah Richards added 10.
Douglas falls to 7-5 with the loss.
The LadyCats ran their record to
12-0 with a 45-32 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
Ashley Blackburn was the only player for either
team in double figures with 13, but Douglas had 7
players score tonight.
Douglas hosts Torrington for a
doubleheader this Friday, January 24th, then
travels to Newcastle on Saturday the 25th.
(Fri 1/18/14) - Outlaws too
much to handle... a hard loss for the
Douglas Bearcats on the road at Rawlins...
6'6" senior Alex Collier put up 23 points
and point guard Jalen Krening added 19 as the
Outlaws beat the Bearcats 69-46. The Cats shot
cold and Rawlins outscored Douglas in each of the
first three quarters. Douglas was paced by Greg
Vandeventer with 15 points and a 13 point night
from Jonah Richards. Douglas falls to 7-4 with
At the Rec, the LadyCats held off a
second half charge from the Lady Outlaws to claim
a 42-40 win. Douglas was up 23-11 at the half,
but Rawlins tied it 34-34 with 4 minutes left in
the 4th. Douglas was up by 5 with a minute left,
and led 41-40 with 17 seconds left. The win
advances the LadyCats to 11-0 on the season.
Douglas hosts Wheatland in a
doubleheader Saturday night at the Rec. The
LadyCats tip off at 5:30, and the Bearcats are up
at 7... both games live on KKTY's 100.1FM and on
the internet at kktyonline.com.
(Sat 1/11/14) - Douglas
Bearcats and LadyCats both earned wins
on the road at Worland Saturday evening. The
LadyCats earned their 10th win of the season,
beating the Lady Warriors 51-36. And Greg
Vandeventer scored 23 points to lead the Bearcats
to a 64-50 win.
(Sat 1/11/14) - Bearcats
wrestlers finish third at this weekend's
Shane Shatto Memorial Wrestling Tournament in
Douglas. Cheyenne East won the title in the 25
team field. The Thunderbirds scored 197 to
Sheridan's 160. Douglas, the host team was third.
Individually, Douglas's Hunter Haman won a 2-0
decision over Zach Larson of Thermopolis to place
first in the 152 weight division. Colter Haman
placed second at 170, and third places finishes
went to Blake Sanderson at 160, Chance Miller at
182 and Garrett Boner at 220.
(Thu 1/9/14) - LadyCats
9-0... the Douglas LadyCats basketball
team wins their 3A East Conference opener on the
road Thursday night, beating Glenrock 52-33.
Douglas's Kelsey Steele led all shooters with 17
points... Ashley Blackburn added 11... Josie
Sewell led Glenrock scoring with 15 points. The
Cats and LadyCats go to Worland on Saturday
afternoon. Girls tipoff at 4, boys play at 5:30.
Hear all the action live on KKTY's 100.1FM and
worldwide on the internet at kktyonline.com.
(Tue 1/7/14) - Cats win
Conference Opener... Tuesday night
basketball action, the Douglas Bearcats beat the
Glenrock Herders 48-43 at the Rec Center Gym at
Douglas High School. Six three pointers in the
first half put Douglas up by 8 at the break, but
Glenrock battled back against cold Douglas
shooting in the third quarter... both teams
swapped the lead several times late in the game,
but strong free-throw shooting late in the game
gave Douglas the five-point win. Glenrock's
Jordan Millay led all shooters with 21 points and
point guard Tyler Olsen added 16. Douglas was
paced by 16 points from Greg Vandeventer, Jonah
Richards added 15. The Cats improve to 6-3 with
the win... Glenrock falls to 5-3. The LadyCats
travel to Glenrock on Thursday night... both
Douglas squads go to Worland on Saturday. Hear
all the action live on KKTY's 100.1FM and
worldwide on the internet at kktyonline.com.
(Sun 12/22/13) - Six games,
five wins for Douglas basketball teams this
weekend. At the Douglas Classic, the
Bearcats opened with a 51-46 win over Jackson on
Friday night, fell to top-ranked Cody 57-51 on
Saturday afternoon, and bounced back to beat
Lander 59-52 in overtime on Saturday night.
At the Lander Classic, the LadyCats
beat Jackson 37-31 on Friday, hammered Cody 61-31
on Saturday afternoon, and thumped host Lander
57-40 on Saturday night.
The Ladycats improved their record
to 8-0 with the wins... the Bearcats are now 5-3.
Douglas faces Glenrock when conference play
begins after the Christmas break... the boys play
on Tuesday the 7th, and the girls play on
Thursday January 9th.
(Sat 12/14/13) - Cats split,
girls win two more... high school hoops
this weekend, the Bearcats fell 48-31 to top
ranked Kelly Walsh Trojans at Casper. Douglas's
Greg Vandeventer led all scorers with 19 points.
The LadyCats survived a late charge by the Lady
Trojans to win 56-54.
The Douglas Bearcats and LadyCats
basketball teams both earned wins at Cheyenne
South Friday night. The LadyCats cruised to a
46-26 win over the Lady Bison. The Bearcats and
Bison battled through a game that never saw more
than 4 or 5 points difference in the score.
Douglas won when Colton Dick hit a second free
throw with 3-tenths of a second left on the clock
for a 49-48 win.
After week two play, the Bearcats
are 3-2 overall... the LadyCats are 5-0.
12/7/13) - Opening weekend of high school hoops,
the Douglas LadyCats take three wins at the
Lander Invitational. Friday the Douglas girls
opened with a 57-36 win over Mountain View.
Saturday morning it was a 68-53 Douglas win over
Lander, and in the afternoon set, Douglas dodged
a bullet with they beat Lyman 50-48 in double
The Bearcats won two of three at
Lander, opening with a 63-37 win over Mountain
View. The Cats fell 69-53 in a hard-fought game
against Lander Saturday afternoon, then bounced
back to beat Lyman 52-37 in the late set Saturday
The Cats and LadyCats are at
Cheyenne South this Friday night.