March 7, 2011
The Little Snake River Valley School boys varsity basketball team celebrates Saturday after defeating St. Stephens, 79-61, in Casper, Wyo. The Rattlers won the 1A state basketball title with the victory.
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How do you inspire an athlete who’s lost just once in half a calendar year? An athlete for whom winning is not an aim but a habit of being? How do you inspire eight of them, and for one last time? Paul Prestrud, the Little Snake River Valley School (Wyo.) boys varsity basketball coach, found an answer to those questions minutes before Saturday’s 1A state championship basketball game was set to begin, and it came in the form of an American Thoroughbred.