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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.

South’s Foley returns a favor to Central’s Wilde

On Wednesday, Cheyenne South girls track coach Scott Foley handed Cheyenne Central assistant track coach Sean Wilde a handful of Skittles at the Greeley Invitational.

Wilde said he had no idea what was going on, but Foley merely returned a favor. Continue reading

Jan. 16 Class 4A boys basketball statistics


Scoring: 1. Gillette 75.6; 2. Sheridan 63.8; 3. Rock Springs 60.9; 4. Cheyenne South 54.4; 5. Casper Kelly Walsh 52.6; 6t. Riverton; Cheyenne East 51.5; 8. Casper Natrona County 51.2; 9t. Evanston; Laramie 50.5; 11. Green River 41.0; 12. Cheyenne Central 37.7.

Defense: 1. Kelly Walsh 37.6; 2. East 40.3; 3. Central 44.6; 4. Evanston 50.0; 5. Riverton 51.4; 6. South 53.4; 7. Sheridan 54.9; 8. Gillette 59.5; 9. Laramie 59.9; 10. Natrona 62.0; 11. Rock Springs 64.1; 12. Green River 65.6. Continue reading

Poll position: Week 4

Here’s how I voted in this week’s coaches’ and media Class 4A football poll and why.

No. 1 Gillette (4-0): The Camels won at Casper Natrona County in overtime and move back to No. 1 with Cheyenne East’s loss at Sheridan. Continue reading

Pine Bluffs volleyball gets refreshed mindset

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.

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Central swimming gets an added motivation

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.

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Get your tweet on: Sept. 30, 2011

You can catch all the action from Class 4A No. 1 Casper Natrona County’s visit to 4A No. 4 Cheyenne East, and Class 4A action between Laramie and Cheyenne Central on Twitter tonight.

Follow @jjohnke for updates on the Natrona-East contest.

Follow @dwatsonsports for updates on the Central-Laramie game.

Then pick up the print edition of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle for stories and stats on those two games.