Transportation issues, illness sideline Punchers

The Big Piney girls’ and boys’ basketball teams and the wrestling team were unable to compete at tournaments over the weekend due to illnesses in the transportation department last week, BPHS activities director Jeff Makelky confirmed.

Illness caused a severe shortage in bus drivers, leaving the district unable to provide transportation to all scheduled activities on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18.

Those sports will resume following the holidays with boys’ basketball competing at the East-West Classic in Pinedale and the girls’ basketball team at the East-West Classic in Rawlins.

Wrestlers will hit the mats against Shoshoni on Friday, Jan. 7, with the Wrangler Duels, also hosted by Shoshoni, on Saturday, Jan. 8.