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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...

Memorable East High Football Season ends with Regrettable Loss

Memorable East High Football Season ends with Regrettable Loss

Staff

November 16, 2017


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There is nothing wrong with declaring the 2017 football season as one of East High’s best. With a defense and offense both ranked in the top three in 4A, this year’s squad posted an 8-2 record heading into the 4A semi-final playoff game. There, waiting for the Thunderbirds, was last year’s state...

Lady Thunderbird Volleyball Nearly Takes a Fourth Straight State Title

Lady Thunderbird Volleyball Nearly Takes a Fourth Straight State Title

Staff

November 16, 2017


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When you spend the last three years dominating your opponents the way East High volleyball has dominated, you can expect a target on your back. Every team you play brings their “A” game, and you can expect nothing but their best. At the Wyoming 4A State Volleyball Tournament, the Lady Thunderbirds...

Practice Isn’t Perfect

Practice Isn’t Perfect

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

Practicing for months may not always end up like you’d expect. This could not be more true for any team at East High other than the East tennis team. They began practicing in early August and put in endless hours on the court. However, even with all that practice time, the team struggled with...

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