Girls’ Fastpitch Softball Moves Forward

Written by on August 21, 2019

Girls’ fastpitch softball could finally become a sanctioned high school sport in Wyoming.

After the Albany County school board last week unanimously voted to support softball as a varsity sport, they fulfilled the requirement by the Wyoming High School Activities Association to begin the process of organizing an official high school softball season, which would probably begin in 2021.

Cody’s school board voted in support of adding softball to the school’s list of varsity sports last October, but money was a major cause of concern. Superintendent Ray Schulte says it would cost between $40 and $50,000.

Wyoming has been out of compliance with Title IX requirements since gymnastics was dropped in 2010 due to a lack of numbers. Softball would make Wyoming compliant with Title IX, as far as offering an equal number of sports for girls and boys in high school.

Now that the minimum of eight schools has been reached, the WHSAA Board of Directors will take action at its September meeting.


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