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 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    June 10, 2021

Hornets Football head to camp

The Pine Bluffs Hornets varsity and junior varsity football teams attended a football camp over the past two weeks. This is a time for the young athletes to learn, practice and watch other teams as...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    June 10, 2021

Football and Memories

A few weeks ago I was sitting in my car watching the varsity and junior varsity at their football practice. This was to get in shape for the football camp that was coming up. I was watching them go through their drills and sprints and my thoughts...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    June 3, 2021

Hornets and Broncs earn All-State honors

The results are out. The Wyoming Coaches Association released its 2021 all-state awards for the boys and girls high school track and field season. These honors are not voted on. They go to the top two finishers in an individual event at the state...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 27, 2021

Manlove coaching 30 years

A gem hiding in plain sight. Burns has a coach that has been named Wyoming Coach of the year four times. He was a national finalist in 2019. Coach Manlove has been coaching and teaching for 30 years....

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 27, 2021

Broncs place at State Track

Burns Broncs participated in the 2021 WHSAA State Track and Field Championships last weekend. The competition was fierce and there were teams from all over Wyoming. Tounge River, Big Piney, Niobrara County, Riverside, Greybull, Rocky Mtn and Wright....

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 27, 2021

Lady Hornets place 3rd and Hornets 9th at State

The Pine Bluffs Hornets Track and Field team traveled to Casper Wyoming to compete in the WHSAA State Track and Field Championships. The team competed with many other teams across the state to find the best athletes and crown the state champions in...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    News    May 20, 2021

Mother Nature and Wyoming Weather

I don’t know who has been playing around with Mother Nature but I sure wish they would stop. I know that the Midwest is Mother Natures dumping ground but come on now. Yes that’s right, whatever she has left over in her winter events bag she...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 20, 2021

Broncs competing at state

On Friday and Saturday, May 14th and 15th the Burns Broncs Track and Field team participated in the WHSSA East Regional Track Meet. This meet will decide who goes to State competition. The entire...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 20, 2021

Hornets place at regional move on to State

The Pine Bluffs Hornets track and field team competed in the WHSSA East Regional Track Meet to see who would be going to state. The Hornets had several athletes that made the state team and should show well next week. Even though the team might not...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 13, 2021

Burns has great week at field and track

The Burns Broncs track and field team competed in two track and field meets this week. First the Pine Bluffs Field Extravaganza in Pine Bluffs and then on May 7th they went to Goshen County in Wiseman...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 13, 2021

Hornets hold the Pine Bluffs Field Extravaganza

Last week the Pine Bluffs Hornets Track and Field team participated in two meets. Thursday the team hosted the Pine Bluffs Field Extravaganza on Hornets field and then on Saturday they participated...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 13, 2021

Wade Pollock breaks record

"Records are made to be broken" as the saying goes. Well sometimes that is harder than it seems. In large cities records are broke frequently. There is such a larger pool of athletes that will be...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 6, 2021

Hornets Field and Track

The Pine Bluffs Hornets competed in the Dennis Zowanda Invite track and field meet on Saturday, May 1st in Lusk. Tiger Stadium was filled with coaches and athletes from nine other teams. There were teams from Burns, Wheatland, Lingle-Ft Laramie,...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    May 6, 2021

Broncs Field & Track

On May 1st the Burns Broncs Track and Field team competed in the Dennis Zowanda Invite meet held at Tiger Stadium in Lusk. The Broncs competed against nine other teams including Pine Bluffs, Wheatland, Glendo, Guernsey-Sunrise, Kaycee, Lingle-Ft...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    News    April 29, 2021

Weather...it is a changing!

“If you don’t like the weather wait 24 hours and it will change”. Over the last couple of days that saying should be “wait 10 hours and it will change. Started off Thursday morning with a pretty good looking sky. The sun was out and partly...

 

Hornets Field and Track

The Pine Bluffs Hornets Track and Field team tried to host a track meet last Friday. The teams were hot and ready but Mother Nature had other plans and the teams ended up cancelling most of the meet....

 

Broncs Field & Track

The Burns Broncs Track and Field team had a good meet at the George Calvert Meet on April 24th. Teams that competed with the Broncs were Mitchell, Morrill, Kimball, Guernsey-Sunrise, Minatare and...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    News    April 22, 2021

Candidates visit American Legion Post 60

Last Wednesday Justin Fornstrom and Allie Leitza visited the Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 here in Pine Bluffs at their monthly meeting. They announced their candidacy for their...

 

Hornets Field and Track

The Pine Bluffs Track and Field team competed in the Okie Blanchard Meet on 10 April at the Okie Blanchard Stadium. According to team coach Dustin Lee the team did very well. Coach said "We competed...

 

Broncs Field & Track

The Burns Broncs Track and Field team competed in the Bayard Invitational C-D meet on April 10th. The team did well and placed in the top on numerous events. On the girls side: In the 400m run Sienna Gallegos placed 14th with a time of 1:13.95...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    April 8, 2021

Hornets compete at Torrington

The 2021 Pine Bluffs Hornets Spring sports schedule is under way. The Pine Bluffs Hornets Track and Field team competed on April 1st in Torrington against Southeast, Morrill, Crawford and Lingle-Fort Laramie. The team was anxious to get the season...

 
 By Jim Merryfield    Sports    April 8, 2021

Broncs Field & Track

The Burns Broncs Track and Field season is under way. The Broncs competed on April 1st in Wheatland at the Wheatland invitational. The team did well and were happy to compete. Coach Cole Manlove had this to say: “Girls Track Emma Gonzales placed...

 

Burns Lady Bronc earns All-State and All-Conference

Burns has an All-State and All-Conference award winner. And it happens to be the same person. The Wyoming Coaches Association All Conference selected Rylee Jo Ward as one of the honorees. And the...

 

Shelit and Lerwick picked for All-State

Only the best of the best players are chosen to receive All-State honors. The Wyoming Coaches Association announced their selections for the 2020-21 All-State Honors for the Southeast conference....

 

All Conference Selectees 2021

All Conference selectees are the top ten players in each of the four conferences in Wyoming. Coaches for both the boys and girls from around the state vote on who they believe are the top ten players in a conference. The Pine Bluffs Hornets are in...

 

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