Girls’ softball gets last needed commitment for high school sanctioning

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Girls’ fast-pitch softball needed eight schools to commit to backing the sport before the Wyoming High School Athletics Association would be able to sanction the sport.

There are now at least eight high schools committed.

The Albany County school board voted on Wednesday, Aug. 14 to commit to offering the sport at the high school level, according to Casper softball coach Dallen Griffith and others on social media who were following the meeting.

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They join Campbell County, Thunder Basin, Cody, Green River, Kelly Walsh, Natrona County and Rock Springs High Schools.

Oil City will follow up the the Albany school district and WHSAA on Thursday to ask for further details.

The Laramie County School District could still choose to back the sport, a decision they would likely make in December. That would add three more schools, bringing the total to 11 high schools.

With the WHSAA stating that they could sanction the sport if they get eight commitments, girls’ fast-pitch seems on track to begin in the 2020-2021 school year.

The next WHSAA board meeting is scheduled for October 1.