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  • Track team has strong showing at state

    Daniel Powell|May 23, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Track Team qualified for thirty-one spots at the Wyoming High School State Championships – which were held this past weekend in Casper. The local weather proved favorable, and the event saw a number of state records fall in several categories. While none of the local competitors came out on top in their events, all of the qualifiers displayed great efforts, and each met with favorable results. Highlights for the Lady Cats include: Jayda Griffin set a p...

  • Lady Cats win Spring Championship

    Daniel Powell|May 16, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Golf Team was in Torrington last weekend to compete at the 2A Spring Championship Golf Tournament. Following up on their outstanding performance in the fall season, the Lady Cats once again came out on top. The tournament covered two rounds for both the Bobcats and the Lady Cats, with each round being played at the Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course. While the weather on day one was cold, gray and windy, conditions improved nicely on day two for the final...

  • Track standouts qualify for state track meet

    Daniel Powell|May 16, 2024

    The Bobcat track teams traveled to Mountain View this past weekend to compete in the 3A West Regional Tournament. At the event, both the Bobcats and the Lady Cats qualified several team standouts for this week's State Championship Track Meet to be held in Casper on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Four Lady Cats qualified in individual competition, and two teams qualified in relay events. In individual events, Ina King qualified for state in the 100 meter dash and the triple jump. Davdine King...

  • Bobcats host home track meet prior to regionals

    Daniel Powell|May 9, 2024

    This past week, Hot Springs County High School played host to teams from seventeen Wyoming schools, in the final week of the regular track season. While the weather had been somewhat unsettled leading up to the event, conditions improved sufficiently to allow the teams to compete last Friday. Both the Bobcats, and the Lady Cats displayed a competitive effort in the various events, with results that placed the Lady Cats in fifth place with 47 points and the Bobcats in third place with 101...

  • Golf team tunes up for state

    Daniel Powell|May 9, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School golf team traveled to Hulett on Monday, April 29 and then to Cody, on Friday, May 3 to compete in the final tournaments of their regular spring season. Last week’s outings served as great opportunities for the Bobcats and Lady Cats to get prepared for the spring championship tournament being held in Torrington this week. In Hulett, the Lady Cats finished second (306) in the team scoring at The Golf Club at Devils Tower, just six strokes back of the team from Sundance (300). For the Lady Cats, Lilly Johnson s...

  • Track team sees tough competition in Buffalo

    Daniel Powell|May 2, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School track team traveled to Buffalo last Friday to compete in the Buffalo Not-a-Twilight Track Meet. The home team, Buffalo, won the girls team event with a score of 120, while the team from Thunder Basin won the boys team event with a score of 164.5. With four of their stand-out teammates away at the Wyoming Track Classic, the Lady Cats finished in ninth Place, scoring 25 points, while the Bobcats finished in eighth place, with a score of 36. Highlights for the Lady Cats: Brooklynn Williams second in the 400...

  • Bobcats compete at Wyoming Track Classic

    Daniel Powell|May 2, 2024

    Four Hot Springs County High School athletes qualified to compete this year in the prestigious Wyoming Track Classic held in Casper on Friday, April 26, 2024. The event is a “best of the best” style meet, which pits top contenders from around the state of Wyoming. Those athletes in attendance, are invited to compete in the event, based upon top times and top marks, set in track meets, which have been held up to this point in the 2024 season. Earning an invite to the Classic, is both an honor, and a recognition of the outstanding com...

  • Golf team competes at Powell

    Daniel Powell|May 2, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School golf team was in Powell last Friday for the Powell High School Spring Invite. Both the Bobcats, and the Lady Cats finished in the top five in team scoring - with the Lady Cats finishing in fourth place (322) and the Bobcats ending the day in fifth place (386). The Tournament was won by Lander on the boys side (340), and by Lovell on the girls side (297). For the Bobcats, Hayden Overfield shot 81, which was good for a third place finish. Hayden Johnson shot 95 (18th); Ian Locke shot 101 (tie 24th); Camden...

  • Golf team is weathered out

    Daniel Powell|Apr 25, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School golf team was scheduled to travel to Sheridan last week, to play on the Powder Horn Golf Course - one of the premier private golf courses in the state. Unfortunately, and very disappointingly, weather conditions deteriorated towards the end of the week – resulting in the cancellation of that event. Coach Brandon Deromedi said, “We have tried for the last five years to get to play that outstanding golf course, but Mother Nature has always had other ideas. It would be really nice to have our golfers have a cha...

  • Bobcat tracksters win second meet of the season

    Daniel Powell|Apr 25, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Bobcat track team was in Shoshoni last week to compete at the Shoshoni Invite – an event that drew twenty-two teams from around the area to compete in a full day of events, which went far into the evening before all competitions were complete. With a final team score of 114 points, the Bobcats finished in first place for the second time this season – toping teams who compete for far larger schools. After the event, coach Boone Bowker commented, “That was an all-around good showing for the Bobcats team. I’m e...

  • Lady Cats track team up next in Buffalo

    Daniel Powell|Apr 25, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Lady Cats Track Team were in Shoshoni on Friday, April 19, 2024 for the Shoshoni Invite track meet. In perhaps one of the largest track meets in the state, nineteen women’s teams competed in a very long day of track and field events. The Lady Cats finished with a team total of 20 points, which was good enough to secure an eleventh place finish. The team from Lander won the event, with a team score of 152 points. Highlights: Ina King, first in triple jump, 33-03.00. Brooklynn Williams, seventh in 400 meter d...

  • Lady Cat golfers take first at Sheridan

    Daniel Powell|Apr 18, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Golf Team traveled to Sheridan Friday, April 12 to play in the Tongue River Spring Invitational. The event was held at the Kendrick Golf Course, which will host the State Tournament this fall. Kendrick is a par 72, 18-hole public course that is fairly unique in its layout, having few bunkers and not a lot of trees. The event served as a good preview of a course many of the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats look forward to playing on in the state tournament. The Lady Cats registered four players for the event – Lilly J...

  • Lady Cats perform well on the road

    Daniel Powell|Apr 18, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Lady Cats track team traveled to Lander on April 9 for the Twilight Event and then to Rawlins on April 12 to compete in the Nancy Steinburg Invitational. In the early season action, the Lady Cats finished fourth with 61 points at Lander and third with 69 points at Rawlins. Highlights from Lander include: Davdine King second in the 100 meter dash, 13.20; second in the 400 meter dash,1:03.20; first in high jump, 4-11.00 and second in long jump, 15-04.00. Ina King seventh in the 100 meter dash, 13.98 and first...

  • Wrestlers compete at national events

    Daniel Powell|Apr 11, 2024

    Following up on very successful regular and post-seasons, several Thermopolis youth wrestlers traveled recently to compete in some prestigious national events. Successful results from those events reflect well for next year's high school and middle school teams. Last week, junior, Brody Sorensen, and freshman, Lilly Quintanilla, were in Virginia Beach, Virginia to compete in the National High School Coaches Association National Tournament. The competition is generally considered to be the...

  • Bobcats third at Worland invite

    Daniel Powell|Apr 11, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Bobcat boys track team hit the road last week to compete in two events at Worland and Glenrock. At the D&D Invitational in Worland on Thursday the Cats finished in third place, with a combined team score of 107. The team from Powell finished in first place, with a score of 162.50. Highlights from Worland include: Seth Needham finished third in the 100 meter dash (11.94); fourth in the 200 Meter dash (23.85) and first in the 400 meter dash, 52.02. Logan Dafoe, third in the 400 meter dash, 55.17. Chris Arends,...

  • Lady Cats see strong individual finishes

    Daniel Powell|Apr 11, 2024

    The Hot Springs High School Lady Cats Track Team were on the road twice this past week – first, competing in the D&D Invitational at Worland on Thursday and then in the Lehner/Finch Invitational at Glenrock on Friday. Overall, at Worland, the Lady Cats finished in fifth place as a team, with a combined score of 45. The host team from Worland finished atop the team standings, with a combined score of 209.50. Highlights from Worland include: Davdine King, second in the 100 meter dash, 13.08; second in the 400 meter dash, 1:01.03; first in long j...

  • Spring golf season tees off in Worland

    Daniel Powell|Apr 11, 2024

    Hot Springs County High School Bobcat golf players opened their spring season last Friday at the Worland Invite, held at Green Hills Golf Club, an eighteen hole public course which boasts a rank of number three among public courses located in the state. The event was a first outing for most of those competing - leaving the golfers to face the effects of a long winter break from the sport. Conditions were not ideal, including a sustained wind of 25 miles per hour. Therefore, the scores put up by all of the competitors were not of the kind which...

  • Bobcats fair well at Burlington

    Daniel Powell|Apr 4, 2024

    The Bobcats and Lady Cats were in Burlington on Friday, March 29 to compete in the Burlington Invitational Track Meet. Facing teams from Burlington, Riverside, Rocky Mountain and Western Heritage Lutheran Academy, both Hot Springs County teams performed well - bringing home several first place finishes, and ending the meet in the top of team scoring. LADY CATS As a team, the Lady Cats finished in third place, with 114.0 points – just behind Burlington (144.5 points) and Rocky Mountain (126.5 points). Davdine King followed up her fine p...

  • Track season opens

    Daniel Powell|Mar 21, 2024

    And, just like that, it’s track season! Hopefully, that means Mother Nature is finished with the cold and snow. Being as this is Wyoming, however, we know better than to hold our breath on that subject. The Bobcat track teams opened their season in Pavillion last Saturday with both the Bobcats and Lady Cats setting the scene for a great season to come. Twelve schools were in competition at the Wind River Icebreaker, competing in seventeen events for the boys teams, and the same number of events for the girls teams. Lady Cats At meet’s end, the...

  • Lady Cats have up and down moments

    Daniel Powell|Mar 7, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team went one for three in the 3A West Regional Tournament held in Thermopolis last week. The Lady Cats finished the regular season in 3rd place, with a record of 2 and 4 in the division and 5 and 15 overall. In a game that was not dissimilar to the game played by the boys team that day, the Lady Cats had a tough time against their opponent on Thursday. The Mountain View Lady Buffaloes held Thermopolis down on the scoreboard throughout...

  • Bobcats go one for three at regionals

    Daniel Powell|Mar 7, 2024

    Hot Springs County High School served as host for the 3A West Regional Basketball Tournament last week. Games were played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday - with matchups between teams representing eight Wyoming schools. The Bobcats finished the regular season in 4th place, with a record of 1 and 5 in the division, and 10 and 11 overall. On Thursday, the Cats were pitted against Pinedale, in the opening round of the tournament. Jhett Longwell had 11 points, Cody Bomengen 11, Dell Dukes 5, Brody...

  • Lilly Quintanilla brings home wins

    Daniel Powell|Mar 7, 2024

    Wyoming High School State Champion Wrestler Lilly Quintanilla, competed in the Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association Junior State Tournament, held in Lander over the weekend. The tournament brings wrestlers together to compete in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling. Adding wins in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle at the WAWA tournament,to her Wyoming State High School Championship from last week, Lilly becomes the first ever female to do so in history. As she has done throughout her high scho...

  • STATE CHAMP! Quintanilla brings home first Lady Cats

    Daniel Powell|Feb 29, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Lady Cats wrestling team sent five wrestlers to the All Class State Championships, which were held in Casper this past weekend. Considering there are just six members comprising the Lady Cats team, that was a quite impressive feat. Even more impressive, however, were the three state placers, and a first ever state champion, that came out of the event. Scoring in just four weight categories, the Lady Cats team finished the state championships tied at 9th place,...

  • STATE CHAMP! Sorensen wins gritty match to earn

    Daniel Powell|Feb 29, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Bobcats wrestling team was in Casper over the weekend, to compete in the 2A State Championships. The Cats finished in 5th place as a team (just one point behind Big Piney), and Brody Sorensen brought home a state championship with Cannon Boren, Will Ward and Sam Skelton earning 2nd place finishes. The Cats placed nine wrestlers in the state tournament, the most in one year for Thermopolis. The team also saw the highest scores ever for the Bobcats, earning 159...

  • Lady Bobcats face tough teams

    Daniel Powell|Feb 29, 2024

    Last week, the Hot Springs County High School Girls Basketball Team was on the road at Lander on Thursday and then came home for a game against Powell on Saturday. The Lady Cats faced two over five-hundred teams, and although they played a great first half against Powell, Thermopolis was unable to come away with a win in either game. The Lander Lady Tigers came into the week sporting a 10 and 9 record on the season, and played well against the Lady Cats, winning the game by a score of 57 to 36. The Lady Cats were playing their final road game f...

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