Kevin Downham runs wind sprints at the end of a practice as coach Rick Peckinpaugh keeps an eye on other players.
Scott Anderson (left), Brandon Lancaster (center) and Kevin Downham share a laugh before getting their ankles taped at Twin Lakes High School.
Players had their own strategy for occupying their time on the bus to games.
Rick Peckinpaugh goes over a defensive play with Dave Crandall and Clayton Richard (back) during a practice. Peckinpaugh does not do a lot of teaching during practice. He expects the players to know what to do by the time they make it to the varsity team.
Bart Hunsicker listens to athletic trainer Alicia Clevenger after turning his ankle during the home game against Rensselaer early in the season. The cryo-cuff on his foot is filled with cold water and is used to help control swelling.
A last second shot by Avery Sheets brings fans, players and cheerleaders to their feet at Noblesville. McCutcheon won the game 66-63.
By Tom Leininger/Journal and Courier–Avery Sheets (front) and Kelly Martin listen to coach Rick Peckinpaugh carefully before the game at Twin Lakes. When the coaches walk in for the final bits of guidance, the boom box falls silent and players turn their attention to the task at hand.
Avery Sheets goes up for two points during the game at West Lafayette High School.
Coach Rick Peckinpaugh looks at the clock at the end of a time-out during a close game.
By Tom Leininger/Journal and Courier–Clayton Richard, Avery Sheets and Kelly Martin listen to coach Rick Peckinpaugh give his last talk to them as a team after the 63-52 loss in the Logansport Sectional against Lafayette Jeff.