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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...

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...

Memorable East High Football Season ends with Regrettable Loss

Memorable East High Football Season ends with Regrettable Loss

Staff

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

Lady Thunderbird Volleyball Nearly Takes a Fourth Straight State Title

Staff

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

Practice Isn’t Perfect

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

The Boys (and Girls) of Fall

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....

Triple Record Breaker

Maisie Christensen, Asst. Sports Editor

October 12, 2017

Mackenzie Marler ran the big 5k for cross country and broke the record for the third time at the 40th Annual Liberty Bell Invite in Littleton, Colorado on September 8. Marler broke the 5k record for the third time with a time of 17.59 minutes on September 1, beating her previous time of 18.34 minutes. 88...

State Champ Green Leads T-Birds to Strong Finish

State Champ Green Leads T-Birds to Strong Finish

Leanna Farley, Sports Editor

March 10, 2017

It’s a dream. A dream that doesn’t very often come true. Most young athletes start their careers with the hopes and aspirations that someday, someway, they will be named champions. It’s what makes the extra practices worth it. It’s what makes the time in the weight room not feel like a waste....

Girls Break Personal Records at State Swim

Girls Break Personal Records at State Swim

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

Phipps Not Phelps

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...

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