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WHSAA scraps state basketball tourney, cancels spring sports

After one game, the WHSAA shut down the Class 3A/4A basketball tournament at the request of the Natrona County Department of Health.

Jeremiah Johnke, wyosports.new Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

Reprinted with permission CHEYENNE – When it shut down the Class 4A and 3A state basketball tournaments (on March 13), the Wyoming High School Activities Association left a sliver of hope the tournament might continue once the dust settled with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic. That changed ...

Guevara’s state title leads the indoor team

Junior Cactus Rogers leads the pack at an indoor track meet at Central High School.

Alyson Jones

May 6, 2020

To most, track is a challenging sport, full of opportunities, and a chance to face off against the best competition. For East High’s indoor track team, it’s a lifestyle and about committing yourself to one goal - excellence. These gifted athletes love what they do and put everything into being the...

Thunderbirds Shine at State Cheer Competition

Led by senior Zak Whisenhunt, the EHS cheer team does a group jump during their Co-Ed routine at the WHSAA State Spirit competition. The T-Birds placed third.

Alyson Jones

May 6, 2020

Cheerleading requires an extreme amount of bravery, flexibility, courage, strength, and so much more. The athletes must work through mental blocks and injuries if they hope to become the best in the state. Sitting in the stands, fans only see a sliver of the talent and skill needed to be the best, but...

Buell earns MaxPreps Player of the Year recognition

Senior Ky Buell was recently named the MaxPreps Player of the Year.

Challeni Riddle

May 6, 2020

Cheyenne East senior Ky Buell was chosen as the Wyoming basketball Player of the Year by Maxpreps.com. The website chose to honor a player in all 50 states and the District of Columbia at the conclusion of the season. Some state tournaments were shortened or canceled, like Wyoming, by COVID-19. Ky...

Girls win regional basketball title, and boys take third

Surrounded by a sea of red, junior Graedyn Buell looks to pass inside during the Pink Game from earlier in the season. The Thunderbirds knocked the highly touted Indians out of the regional tournament, denying them a shot at a state title.

Caitlyn Steen

May 6, 2020

Basketball is one of the best sports at East High for packing the stands and getting the crowd on their feet. This season was no different. Many sports fans across the state admitted that Cheyenne might be the home to the best basketball teams in the state, and the Thunderbirds proved, week in and week...

Cheer squad finishes as one of the best in the state

Cheer squad finishes as one of the best in the state

Cristiona Morales

May 6, 2020

Thunderbird Cheer rolled into Casper for State Cheer in March with high expectations. After nearly a year of prep, the team wanted championships. They knew they had great routines, and they knew they looked good in their performances, but there's something different about competition - you never know...

The Softball Addition to Our Community

Alyssa Wilmarth, reporter

November 20, 2019

Batter up! This was the dream of many girls especially here at East High School and across the state.  Now it’s come true. Laramie County School District 1 recently passed the bill approving softball as a school funded activity. Many people are ecstatic that such a sport is now a part of our sports ...

You Got Served!

You Got Served!

Mason Paskett, Reporter

November 8, 2019

You walk onto the tennis court, its sunny outside and your very nervous. This is the feeling every tennis player feels before a match. Tennis is a mental sport if you are not mentally ready before a match you will come off the court defeated. Tennis is not the easiest of sports, players are constantly...

Thunderbird Basketball falls short at State Tournament

Thunderbird Basketball falls short at State Tournament

Thunderbolt Staff, Reporter

March 11, 2019

No one plays a sport to lose. No one puts in hundreds of hours of practice for second place. Every real competitor wants to win. No one goes into a season planning to fall short of their goals. The Thunderbird girls and boys basketball ended one of the most successful seasons in Thunderbird history...

Attitude and Effort Make all the Difference at State Cheer

Attitude and Effort Make all the Difference at State Cheer

Thunderbolt Staff, Reporter

March 7, 2019

In the heat of a battle on the court or field, through the ups and downs of all sorts of seasons, one group always remains loyal to their school and teammates – the cheer squad. East High’s cheer team is well-known for their school spirit, their efforts in the community, and competing against the...

Highschool Mountain Biking Team

Highschool Mountain Biking Team

Thunderbolt Staff

February 8, 2019

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,...

Danni earns second state golf championship

Danni earns second state golf championship

Thunderbolt Staff, Reporter

January 4, 2019

Standing at the top of the podium has become a habit for East High senior Blake Danni. This past September, he managed to bring home a 4A state golf championship for the second year in a row. Playing in front of his hometown fans, Danni posted a 66 and 74 to finish with a 140-stroke total, four strokes...

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