From Farm Field To Baseball Field
For those Legion Baseball Teams that didn't know where Cowley was, before the 2015 season...they know now.
More than 10 years ago, the southeast side of Cowley was mostly, if not all residential.
The Lovell Mustangs Legion Baseball Team played it's games on Lovell High School grounds, and Rocky Mountain High School was located in Byron.
Not long after the turn of the century, things started to change, and eventually both the baseball program and the High School, called Cowley their new home.
Ray Peterson, Lovell Legion Baseball Program:
"The problem with our old field was that it was on school property, so the town (Lovell) couldn't invest any money and the infrastructure, new lights, field work, and the school of course, there isn't high school baseball in Wyoming, so they didn't want to invest any money in it, so Lovell's field kind of fell apart, in disarray, so Cowley stepped up and said they'll go after some grant money, and so we found the land...the town purchased it, from a farmer, it was a corn field, an alfalfa field, before we leveled it, and that's where it started. It was about 2003 or 2004, when we started construction on it."
Once the baseball field in Cowley became playable, the one thing missing was the lights.
For a time, the Mustangs had to play all of their home games in the daytime, and that wasn't always fun.
Calder Forcella, Lovell Mustangs via Greybull:
"Playing in the heat the past 2 years...every morning you wake up and you look at the weather, and it says it's supposed to be 100 degrees, and you're like 'Aw, come on,' but being able to play under the lights is a lot better. It's cooler, easier on our bodies, and makes a long season a lot easier."
The Mustangs finally turned on the lights this past 2015 season, and hosted the A-League State Tournament as well.
Rocky Mountain High School moved into it's new building in Cowley, back in 2010.
The baseball field is right behind the High School.