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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...

In the deep end with the rivals

In the deep end with the rivals

Madison Wriborg, Reporter

November 4, 2018

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

Cross Country Stars Stay on Top

Thunderbolt Staff

October 22, 2018

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...

Tennis at State

Tennis at State

Thunderbolt Staff

September 28, 2018

A strong group of underclassmen took the lead this past fall and set the bar high for EHS tennis. After two days of intense regional action in Rock Springs, the girls team brought home a 2nd place finish, while the boys took 5th. Sophomore Lexie Woolridge set the pace for the team, bringing home a second...

East Soccer’s Preparation Towards State

East Soccer’s Preparation Towards State

Angely Pena, Reporter

May 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

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