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Petsch honored with Loyalty Award

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
ng-time volleyball coach and athletic director at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Verl Petsch, Jr., who announced his retirement in January, was presented the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Loyalty Award by NJCAA Executive Director Mary Ellen Leicht during a special athletic banquet last Saturday.
The NJCAA Loyalty Award is given by the association to an athletic director at an
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Chavarria scores five times in win over Rawlins

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Torrington Lady Blazer senior Elizabeth Chavarria scored five goals in Tuesday afternoon's 5-0 win over the Rawlins Lady Outlaws.
"We made some adjustments on offense this week, and I was pleased with (Stacy) Gutierrez, (Brittany) Anderson, (LaShay) Fitzwater, Chavarria, (Maddie) Werner and (Taylor) Baker, who continue to connect on the attack," coach Mary Perkins said.
In all, the forwards
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Blazers turn away Rawlins after comeback attempt

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Blazer soccer team survived a late-game comeback attempt by Rawlins in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Outlaws.
"We battled throughout with Rawlins," coach Mark Perkins said.
Sophomore forward Ty Brothwell got the Blazers on the scoreboard less than eight minutes into the contest.
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Tie-down ropers lead Lancer rodeo team

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Three top 10 finishes by Eastern Wyoming College tie-down ropers led the Lancers to an eighth-place finish at the Colorado State Rodeo last weekend in Fort Collins.
Freshman A.J. Freeman from Dunning, Neb. won the first round of tie-down roping. In the short go, he was fifth, which placed him fourth in the average with a time
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THS track continues to make strides

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
MITCHELL, Neb., The Torrington High School (THS) track teams had a number of athletes earn top five finishes at the Mitchell (Neb.) Invite and Cheyenne East's Okie Blanchard Invitational last weeking, including senior Avery Madden breaking her own school record in the triple jump.
On Thursday in Mitchell, the Lady Blazers finished third, collecting 62 team points, while the
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EWC golf locks up Region IX title

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
MCCOOK, Neb., The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Lancer golf team won its second-straight tournament last weekend, expanding the Lancer lead in the region standings to 14 points over second-place Trinidad State Junior College with two events remaining.
"Winning this tournament basically locks up a Region IX championship and a national tournament birth," coach Casey Jones said.
The Lancers shot 620,
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THS soccer teams blanked by Buffalo

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
BUFFALO, Both Torrington soccer teams fell to the Buffalo Bison 4-0 on the road Friday.
"We played a defense-minded game," coach Mark Perkins said.
Senior midfielder Cole Brothwell earned the coach's praise for shutting down Mitchell Wilcox, the state's leading scorer.
"He held him scoreless and to one shot on goal," the coach said.
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LFL track teams compete well in Cheyenne

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
CHEYENNE, The list of state pre-qualified athletes continues to grow for the Lingle-Fort Laramie Dogger track teams after a successful weekend at Cheyenne East's Okie Blanchard Invitational.
"I was excited to see how well we competed against the 3A and 4A schools," coach Mike Lashley said. "Although the wind was blustery, we were still able to post some very solid times
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Guth, Sandlian lead Blazer golf team in Cheyenne

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
CHEYENNE, The Torrington High School spring golf season continued last weekend in Cheyenne at the Cheyenne Airport Golf Course.
Brett Guth and Beth Sandlian led the Blazers at the tournament.
Guth fired a 78 to finish in a tie for sixth place.
Kash Kaufman ended the day with an 86, while Jayce Eaton shot a 96.
Sandlian finished tied
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EWC men finish sixth at Lancer rodeo

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) rodeo teams hosted the annaul EWC Lancer Rodeo last weekend at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.
The Lancers saw 10 members of the team advance to Sunday's championship performance.
Lady Lancer Bailey Schaack finished second in the breakaway roping average with a time of 7.6 seconds on two head.
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Lady Blazers credited with win over Dogies

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) has announced the Newcastle Lady Dogies had to forfeit their 1-0 overtime win over the Torrington Lady Blazers on Friday, April 4.
The Lady Dogies used a player in both halves of the junior varsity and varsity game.
According to the WHSAA, the maximum number of halves permitted between the two games is
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Renegades win championship in Colorado 14U tournament

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
WINDSOR, Colo., The Wyoming Renegades recently finished undefeated at the North 40 USSSA 14U Tournament in Windsor.
The Laramie-based team features four Torrington Tiger Babe Ruth players, including Brandon Hill, Chase Lovercheck, Bo Moorehouse and Alex Wright.
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Guth places second at golf tourney

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
SIDNEY, Neb., Torrington junior Brett Guth finished second at the Sidney, Neb. Golf Invite on Tuesday with a round of 78.
The Blazers also had four freshman compete.
Jayce Eaton shot a 102, while the Lingle trio of Kash Kaufman, Justice Madayag and Jared Shepardson fired a 109, 122 and 160, respectively.
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Little League moves tryouts

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The final tryout session for the Little League majors division has been moved to Friday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. because of the weekend's weather forecast.
Registration for Little League is ongoing at www.torringtonbaseball.com. Parents can print off the forms, fill them out and send them in with their check to the PO Box 1044 Torrington.
Kids in the majors
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Lady Blazers claim Wheatland Invite title; THS boys finish fourth

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
WHEATLAND, The Torrington High School Lady Blazer track team claimed the Wheatland Invite team title last Friday, scoring 98 points.
The Lady Blazers beat out Newcastle and Southeast, which finished second and third, respectively.
The Torrington girls won five individual event titles with seniors Avery Madden and Allison Marsh leading the way with two each.
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Blazer soccer bounces back with big win

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington High School Blazer soccer team suffered its third straight loss of the season on Thursday at Gering, Neb., before bouncing back with a win over Newcastle on Friday.
The Blazers were blanked 8-0 in Thursday's road loss.
"We played a tough Gering team," coach Mark Perkins said. "Especially when we faced a very talented Gering frontrunner named
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EWC golf team wins in Lamar

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
LAMAR, Colo., The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) golf team won the weather-shortened Lamar Community College golf tournament last weekend.
The Lancers finished two strokes ahead of Northeastern Junior College (NJC), shooting 300 for the round.
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THS girls suffer weekend sweep

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
TORRINGTON, The Torrington Lady Blazer soccer team was swept by Gering, Neb. and Newcastle last weekend.
On Thursday, the Lady Blazers fell 4-1 to Gering. The team had the wind at its back in the first half but couldn't take advantage of it.
"I felt we were evenly matched in the first half. Blazers girls' denied goals on multiple opportunities,"
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Lady Cyclones finish third at Wheatland meet

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
WHEATLAND, The Southeast Cyclone teams returned to the track on Friday at the Wheatland Invite.
The Lady Cyclones finished third in the final team rankings with 73 points. Torrington won the team title with 98 points, and Newcastle placed second with 85.
Southeast's Cayley Gibb and Trista Stees won the team's lone individual events.
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Lingle boys take Bayard title, girls third

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
BAYARD, Neb., The Lingle-Fort Laramie boys' track team won its first team title of the season last weekend at the Bayard C-D Invite. The girls finished third.
"Overall, I felt we had a very solid day," coach Mike Lashley said. "The Bayard C-D Invite is one of the most competitive small-school meets we attend."
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Twister softball falls in quarterfinals in Colorado

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
ARVADA, Colo., The Torrington Twisters returned to Arvada for the second straight week. This time it was for the USSSA Hit Fest 18U Tournament, where the Twisters finished 2-3 and lost in the quarterfinal round of bracket play on Sunday.
In pool play, the Twisters went 1-2. Their lone win came against the Thornton, Colo.-based Colorado Panic. In the opening
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EWC hosts annual Lancer Rodeo

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
Eastern Wyoming College steer wrestler A.J. Freeman struggles to take the steer to the ground on Sunday during the finals. He finished his run in 17.9 seconds with an average of 25.8 over the two rounds to finish in the top 10 for the weekend. Check back in Friday's edition for full results and more photos.
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