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...

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...

Girls Swim to State

Girls Swim to State

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

December 7, 2017

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...

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...

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....

A Dream Made Reality: The Fight for a State Championship

The Team grabs the trophy in excitement knowing that they won.

Leanna Farley, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017

Since fourth grade, the 2016-17, Lady Thunderbirds varsity basketball seniors have been working towards a state championship. They’ve spent endless hours training and playing together to work towards their dream and, on Saturday, that dream was finally fulfilled. The Lady Thunderbirds were goin...

The Road to State

Katie Loken and Cosette Stellern practice their guarding before the game

Leanna Farley, Sports Editor

March 10, 2017

As basketball season comes to a close for the Lady T-Birds, emotions are running high as the seniors’ high school basketball careers come to a close and state is looming on the horizon. Looking back on the EHS girls’ 2016-17 season, and their 23-4 record, one can get a glimpse of just how much ...

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...

Girls Break Personal Records at State Swim

The East swimmers dumping the pool water from east into Gillette as per tradition and for good luck.

Kenna Smith, Features Assistant

November 15, 2016

The Lady Thunderbirds swim team went up to Gillette and competed at the 4A Girls State Swim and Dive Championship meet. Over the two competition days, four swimmers made consolation finals and two divers made finals. East placed 9th overall at the meet held at the Gillette Aquatic Center on October 28...

Volleyball Sweeps Three

Seth Green, Sports editor

October 18, 2016

The East T-birds put out a 3 match sweep at the Casper invitational. They swept Mountain View (25-9), (25-13), Douglas (25-16), (25-19), and Rocksprings (25-7), (25-9) “We didn’t make a lot of errors,” said Coach Dan Box to Wyo preps. “That’s what we’ve been working on lately” Cosette...

Phipps Not Phelps

Briley Phipps preparing for her next dive at the South invite on September 10th.

Steph Sommer, Features Editor

September 27, 2016

Between school, homework, having a job, and spending time with loved ones how could anybody have time for anything else? EHS Junior Briley Phipps has found the time for all of this, plus some extra time to be one of the top divers at East High. Briley’s school year begins in mid-August, with weight...

Volleyball Prepares to Take on Wyoming

Cosette Stellern, #7, and her team prepare to return a serve in the championship regional game. The T-Birds swept the Camels.

Rhiannon Thomalla, Assistant Editor

November 4, 2015

Rolling out of a successful weekend at Regionals, and wrapping up a season at 30-1, the varsity volleyball team powered their way through a schedule of few challenges. Now, the team hopes to finish things up and bring home a consecutive state championship. The Lady T-Birds head to Casper on Thursday,...

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