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.
PINE BLUFFS — There is one blemish on an otherwise perfect season for the Pine Bluffs volleyball team — a five-set loss to Guernsey.
Saturday’s shot at redemption? Well, that was just what the Lady Hornets needed.
In the regular season finale, in front of the home fans on senior night, Pine Bluffs got a chance to avenge its only loss and it didn’t waste the opportunity. The team won in four sets, rallying back from a first set loss. What did it mean? Everything.
“It means a lot to us. It means we have improved from the beginning and it feels like we’re undefeated now because we beat the only team that beat us. It feels really good that we are the top dogs and watch out,” senior Cassidy Smith said.
CHEYENNE — Don Brinkman has been in the Cheyenne swimming world a long time. He knows what it takes to make a team focused and ready for the task at hand. He knows so much, he’s willing to dive right right.
On Saturday, Brinkman, Cheyenne Central assistant coach, jumped into the Central pool with several members of the Lady Indian swim team during the 100-yard freestyle. He posted a time under 1:18 but that was the unimportant part. His only goal was keeping a promise.