The way it was: Co-ed Jeffrey City hoops - 1992

Feb 3, 2014 Staff

Jeffrey City High School was in decline in the winter of 1992. Enrollment had plunged so far that the school couldn't field either a boys or girls basketball team that season.

So it fielded a team with both.

Three boys and three girls suited up for the JC Longhorns, having been given permission by the Wyoming High School Activities Association. Jeffrey City played mostly freshman and junior varsity teams from other schools. Kelly Proctor was the head coach.

The unusual team caught the attention of regional media. KUSA television of Denver sent a reporter and video crew to Jeffrey City for a game on Feb. 9, 1992, and footage was aired across the Denver viewing area the following weekend.

Senior Randy Guinard was the team's top scorer that season. His sister, Sammie Gilmore, also was a starter. Senior Murdock Jamerman and junior Aric Potter were the other boys. Stacia Corbett and Tomi Sanderson were the other girls. Sanderson, a 14-year-old freshman, was the youngest player.

The co-ed Longhorns won two games and lost 13 that season. Jeffrey City High School is now closed.

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