Lady T-Bird Basketball Falls just Short of Fifth Title

East High Varsity girls basketball players meet with Coach Horsley at the Pink Game.

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

Xavier McCord jumps for the ball at the beginning of a game against Laramie.

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...

Cheer is so Much More than Spirit!

The East High Varsity cheer team puts on a show for the February pep rally.

Caitlynn Steen, Reporter

March 2, 2018

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...

The T-Bird College Report: 1st Semester Signings

The T-Bird College Report: 1st Semester Signings

Stephani Sommer, Senior Editor

January 12, 2018

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...

Memorable East High Football Season ends with Regrettable Loss

Senior Vance Nagy attempts to outrun a Natrona County Mustang during the semi final playoff game on November 3.


November 16, 2017

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

Senior Kenzie Fagenbush passes the ball in the final match against Kelly Walsh, where the T-Birds suffered the loss of the state title.


November 16, 2017

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

Senior Delaney Schmidt swings at a tennis tournament in early September in preparation for the State Competition.

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

October 24, 2017

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...

The Boys (and Girls) of Fall

Senior Tatum Hayes carries water jugs after refilling the Football teams bottles after the Homecoming game against East's rivals, Central.

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

October 24, 2017

A seam opens in the offensive line. The running back lowers his shoulders and heads foor the gap. A linebacker spots the move and closes fast. Two bodies collide and the back stays down. The refs blow their whistles and call for the coaches. Two assistants and the trainer head for the downed athlete....

Where’s Our Spirit???

Ryan Monaco and Finley Hastings lead the student section at one of the East vs. Central games.

Avalon Skinner, News Editor

March 10, 2017

When you walk into a basketball game, what do you expect to see? Do you want to see the crowd filled with excitement and noise wall to wall with a sea of black and blue, all yelling in unison? Or is it an image of less than one hundred people sitting down barely paying attention to what is in fron...

EHS Volleyball Makes History

Cheyenne East's Jazzy Espinoza (24) celebrates match point with teammates Duquense Moratzka, Makenzee Fagenbush and Clara Sanders, from left, to claim the Lady Thunderbirds third-straight Class 4A state championship Saturday evening at the Casper Events Center. East defeated Casper Kelly Walsh 3-0.

Evie Brady, Co-Senior Editor

November 15, 2016

The East High varsity girls’ volleyball team just made history by winning their third-straight Class 4A championship. EHS swept Kelly Walsh in the championship match, winning in three sets, with scores of 25-20, 25-18, and 25-23. This state championship is East’s fourth in five seasons.  East junior...

Thunderbird Track Shines in Big Home Meet

Junior Terrance Tatigue goes vertical in an attempt to clear one of the greater heights in the pole vault at the Okie Blanchard Meet.

Jessika Nelson, Sports Editor

May 4, 2016

There's something to be said about track athletes and their fans. To be successful at track, an athlete needs to have patience, commitment and resilience - patience in earning a win, commitment to put in the time, and the resilience to bounce back from adversity and tragedy. Like the athlete, the fan...

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