Chad DeBruyn called for Karli Noble during the second half of Cheyenne South’s loss to Rock Springs on Jan. 14.
“Karli, do you need me to call one,” DeBruyn asked, referring to a timeout. “I’ve got one if you need me to call one.”
DeBruyn was consulting his senior guard about timeouts because it was going to provide a rare break for her. The Lady Bison coach needs Noble and junior guard Gabby Turano – his leading scorers – on the court as much as possible.
About the only instances they’re going to be substituted out is if they are injured or in foul trouble. But that last part isn’t a guarantee. Continue reading →
Cheyenne South junior Deja King trailed behind every other player on the court as Gillette raced into its offense after collecting a rebound Saturday.
The Lady Bison forward wasn’t dogging it by any means.
Try as King might, her body just wouldn’t let her keep up.
She is far from being in game shape, the result of spending a couple of months wearing a walking boot to heal a Jones fracture in her right foot.
As if suffering a second break to the outside or her right foot wasn’t bad enough, King couldn’t do any physical activity while she let her foot heal — not even pedaling a stationary bike. Continue reading →
Coy Steel was on pace to break Wyoming’s all-class receiving yards mark when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one of this knees during Sheridan’s 48-7 win over Cheyenne East on Sept. 18, 2015.
Steel had hauled in 18 passes for 333 yards and six touchdowns through his three-plus games. The state receiving record stands at 1,116 yards according to wyoming-football.com.
ACL injuries aren’t as catastrophic as they were as little as a decade ago, but they’re still not easy to come back from.
Steel, though, has returned full strength and is gearing up for his senior season. Continue reading →
I’ve always thought I knew why Cheyenne Central’s Halee Moore puckered up and planted a quick smooch on a soccer ball prior to taking her shot during a shootout with Cheyenne East in the 2013 Class 4A girls soccer state championship match.
As promised in a previous blog post today, no Wyoming high school football team has switched up the look of its helmets in the last few years more than Casper Natrona County. For more than a decade before this, the only change I can think of came when the Mustangs ditched the black stripes in favor of a single orange stripe.
The first weekend of the Wyoming Class 4A football season saw five teams debut new helmets. Some of the changes were drastic, while others were subtle. Here’s a comparison of the 2014 looks and the 2015. Continue reading →
Cheyenne Mustangs assistant coach Jeff McKay said center fielder Tyler Peeples could probably play any sport he wanted. When asked which sport he would try, given the entire universe of sports to try, he drew a blank. I offered a couple of suggestions, as did McKay, namely golf or tennis.
Peeples then confessed to having a short attention span and being easily distracted, thus eliminating golf. He offered a case in point from last weekend’s game.
A mosquito landed on the ball of his cap, and he pondered the bug mid-game. Until he heard the crack of the bat and his teammates yelling “Back, back, back!!” Even with a late jump on the ball, Peeples tracked down the fly ball on the warning track, making a backhand catch with his glove at his hip.
Coach Steve Basich was none the wiser. “He said I made a great play,” Peeples said.