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Highschool Mountain Biking Team

Thunderbolt Staff

February 8, 2019


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East high school, south high school, and central high school all come together as the Wyo team and competitively race in mountain biking. The competitive team has 4 races which are held in Colorado on Saturdays and Sundays. Members of the competitive team should plan $150-$200 per race for lodging, food,...

In the deep end with the rivals

In the deep end with the rivals

Madison Wriborg, Reporter

November 4, 2018


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Did you know the pool here at east is technically illegal, according to the NFHS rules? The National Federation of High Schools have standards that schools are required to meet. Pools need to be 12 feet deep for swimmers to dive. Our pool and diving board were grandfathered in due to how old East...

Cross Country Stars Stay on Top

Thunderbolt Staff

October 22, 2018


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At every competition this year, two names stood out for the East High cross-country squads. Seniors Jeremy Rief and MacKenzie Marler have spent their careers as leaders on the course, and they wrapped up their final years with another strong showing. At the state meet, Rief posted a 9th place fini...

East Soccer’s Preparation Towards State

East Soccer’s Preparation Towards State

Angely Pena, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Any competitor will tell you a big key to winning is consistency. A team must be consistent in how it works, in how it approaches competition, and how it plays. The 2018 edition of East High soccer has struggled with consistency as new players take the lead. “We had a rough start at first,” s...

Indoor Tracksters Earn Titles

Thunderbolt Staff

March 23, 2018


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The indoor track team had a great showing at the 2018 WY State Indoor Track Championships held in Gillette. The T-Birds brought home three individual championships and one relay championship. Jefferson Danso won the triple jump with a leap of 46 feet and 8.5 inches. Pete Mead won the high jump at...

Lady T-Bird Basketball Falls just Short of Fifth Title

Lady T-Bird Basketball Falls just Short of Fifth Title

Thunderbolt Staff

March 23, 2018


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The Lady Thunderbird basketball team expects to win every year. Not everyone else always believes in them, but there is an expectation in the Thunderdome. While many probably didn’t give the 2017-2018 EHS edition much chance, the team chased their dreams all year and made it to the title game in...

Boys Basketball Stumbles at State

Boys Basketball Stumbles at State

Stephani Sommer, Senior Editor

March 23, 2018


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Long practices. Tough games. Critical evaluations. Constant discussion on what they can do better. The East High boys basketball team has been following this regime since November. Why? The team set their sights on the 4A State Title. “The preparation is a long process,” said Coach Jeff Bailey....

Mugg’s Shot

Avalon Skinner, Online Editor

March 12, 2018


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Flying through the water for four years straight is the best decision Jackson Mugg ever made. Practicing twice a day for three months can be tiring, but anyone going after a state title makes it a lifestyle. That lifestyle choice rocketed Mugg to two state titles, in both the 200 and 500 freestyle...

Cheer is so Much More than Spirit!

Cheer is so Much More than Spirit!

Caitlynn Steen, Reporter

March 2, 2018


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Cheerleading is more than spirit and pom-poms. It’s more than rallying the crowd late in the game. It’s commitment, passion, and teamwork. For the EHS cheer team, that commitment paid off with impressive finishes at the Wyoming State Spirit Competition. This year’s squad returned to Cheyenne...

East Wins First State Wrestling Title Since 1965

East Wins First State Wrestling Title Since 1965

Jeremiah Johnke, WTE Sports Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Slideshow, Sports

Cheyenne East didn’t have an individual state champion, but won the title that mattered most Saturday night at Casper Events Center. The Thunderbirds finished with 216.5 team points to win their first Class 4A wrestling title since 1965. “Our kids worked hard,” East coach Thad Trujillo said....

The T-Bird College Report: 1st Semester Signings

The T-Bird College Report: 1st Semester Signings

Stephani Sommer, Senior Editor

January 12, 2018


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As graduation approaches, many seniors are beginning their journey into their futures. They spend extra time looking at colleges, trade schools and jobs that might give them a life course after high school. This can be an especially intense time for athletes looking for the best place to showcase their...

Girls Swim to State

Girls Swim to State

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

December 7, 2017


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Following months of tough practices, mental blocks and meets every weekend, the girls swim team went to the Wyoming Girls 4A State Swim and Dive. Led by Captains Kelly Farris, Briley Phipps and Maci Stewart, the girls headed up for the last meet of the year with four divers and seven swimmers. With...

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