CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- The Cheyenne Extreme 18U softball team held its annual clinic not only to raise money for nationals, but with the desire to bring softball programs for high schools in Wyoming.
Cheyenne Extreme hosts annual clinic to raise money for nationals and to bring high school softball to Wyoming.
"High school softball would be great," Extreme player Brittney Lopez said. "If we can get younger girls that continue to want to play, then having it as a high school sport would be a lot easier."
According to the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA), seven schools in Wyoming (Cody, Green River, Rock Springs, Campbell County, Thunder Basin, Kelly Walsh, Natrona) voted for having high school softball. The WHSAA would need one more vote for a possibility for the board of trustees to allow high school softball in Wyoming
For schools in the Laramie County School District, the board would make a decision based on a compliant, which the school district doesn't have at the moment. In the spring, the school district send out a survey to students from grades sixth through tenth, based on which sports they had the desire to play. According to LCSD1, softball was one of the most desired sports.
"We just need to get the word out," Extreme player Jayden Gashler said. "We have a lot of more of the younger girls and we got there attention, so we have more people that went to be involved so we can make it happen."
LCSD1 is expected to send a follow-up survey to students about their feeling towards high school softball. If fast-pitch softball were to come to high schools in Wyoming, the first season would take place in the spring of the 2020-2021 school year.