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  • Local Area Athletes Prosper at State

    Jim Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    Two local track and field athletes bring home three state titles from the Wyoming 2A State Championship Track and Field Meet, one from Burns and one from Pine Bluffs. There was also a couple of second place and third place finishers. It was a good meet for the athletes, and they brought their "A" game. There were numerous "season best" records set and some really great efforts. Jessica Hoffman from Pine Bluffs defended her discus throwing state title successfully tossing a championship throw of...

  • Hornets end Season with State Tournament

    Jim Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    The Hornets sports season ended with another trip to the state championship. The Hornets track and field team had several members qualify for the state championship tournament this year. Members like Mitchell Birkhofer, Shawn Shmidl, Carsten Freeburg and Jesus Solis just to name a few. The team did well and made a good showing. The Hornets football and basketball teams also had a good season. The teams were in a rebuilding stage as the 2022-23 graduating class took with them many of the team’s starters and top performers. For the track and fiel...

  • Lady Hornets Queen of the Hive

    Jim Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    The Lady Hornets had a great sports season. The volleyball team went to state for the first time in four years. The team had a winning season and went 1-2 at state. The basketball team had a .500 season going 15-16 overall and 3-3 in conference play. Still with so many great performances from all the athletes there was one athlete that stood out. Jessica Hoffman, a junior last year was a top performer in regionals, conference, and state. In track and field Hoffman defended her state title in the discus throw taking first place with a toss of...

  • Hornets Place 10th at State

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Hornets track and field team took to the blacktop and headed north to the Wyoming State 2A Track and Field Championship meet last weekend. Eight members of the team qualified for the state meet and did very well. Although there were no state titles won there were seven top eight finishes and the team placed 10th in the meet with 27 points. Mitchell Birkhofer, last year's shot-put champion missed repeating by just a couple of feet taking the runner-up spot with a put of 44ft 11in. Birkhofer...

  • Lady Hornets Claim Two Titles

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Lady Hornets came home with two state 2A titles this weekend. The Lady Hornets traveled to Casper, Wyoming to compete in the 2A Wyoming State Track and Field Championships last weekend. They did well capturing two state titles and numerous top 8 finishes. The weather on Friday was more akin to a wind surfing event instead of a track and field event. Some gusts were hitting over 40 miles per hour. The pole-vaulting event had to be postponed until Saturday due to the wind. The runners found...

  • Introducing Unified Sports at State Meet

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) and the Special Olympics have partnered with each other and last weekend their vision came to fruition with the first ever State Unified Sports Championships. The event took place at the state meet and featured some of the special Olympic athletes and some other athletes competing in events in a state meet. The athletes competed in five different events. The 100m dash, 400m run, 4x100m relay race, long jump, and shot put. Teams from all over the state including Evanston, Greybull, and Cody...

  • Broncs Take Third at State Track and Field

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Burns Broncs boys track and field team accumulated 80 points at the state meet to take home the silver medal in the Wyoming State 2A Track and Field meet last weekend. The team found themselves on the winner’s podium in almost every event to accumulate 80 points for a solid third place. The team had one state champion, six top three winners and 16 top 10 recipients. The Broncs brought home 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals. Ethan Norris would shine at this meet and lead the Broncs to their third-place finish. Norris c...

  • Lady Broncs Show at State Meet

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Lady Broncs took their track and field team to Casper, Wyoming to compete in the Wyoming State 2A Track and Field meet over the weekend. The Lady Broncs took 11th place in the meet gathering 34 points over the weekend. The girls only had one top three finish with a silver medal in the pole vault. They did have 17 top 10 finishes in the contest. In the pole vault event, four of the top 10 finishers were Lady Broncs. Brynn Bach brought home the only top three medal with a silver medal in the pole vault. Bach cleared 9-feet 9-inches to...

  • Broncs Gallop into Regionals

    Jim Merryfield|May 16, 2024

    The Broncs track and field team is riding high as they head into Regionals. The team has won four meets over the season and has some great athletes who have been dominating their sports. The Broncs finished the regional meet in eighth place last weekend and had four top three finishes and 17 top 10 finishers. Additionally, 18 Broncs set new personal records during the meet. Cooper Sanchez took silver in the 3200m run in a time of 11min 3.42 seconds. Ethan Norris claimed the silver medal in the...

  • Lady Broncs Score at Regionals

    Jim Merryfield|May 16, 2024

    The Lady Broncs took to the road and headed north to Sundance to compete in the Wyoming 1A-2A East Regional track meet. The Lady Broncs did well as a team finishing fourth in the meet. Four of the Lady Broncs managed to finish in the top three while as a team they had 28 top-10 finishes. Some of the athletes saved their best for last and set new personal records in the meet. Brynn Bach set the bar as she took top honors in the pole vault. Bach vaulted over 8ft 9in and stood atop the podium to receive her gold medal. Peyton Perez vaulted over...

  • Hornets Stumble at Regionals

    Jim Merryfield|May 16, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets boy's track and field team had a tough time at regionals. The team managed an eighth place finish and only had two athletes that finished in the top three positions. They did have 13 athletes that finished in the top 10. Seven of the Hornets were able to beat their season record at the meet. Mitchell Birkhofer continues to be strong in the discus placing second in the sport with a toss of 132ft 6in. The 4x100m relay team took the bronze medal in their race. Tanner Long...

  • Lady Hornets Fly into Regionals

    Jim Merryfield|May 16, 2024

    The Lady Hornets bussed north to the city of Sundance, Wyoming to compete in the Wyoming 1A-2A East Regionals Track and Field meet. The team has been doing well this season and wanted to qualify more members for state. The team managed an eighth place finish in the meet and had four top three finishers and 17 top 10 finishers. Reese Graves set a new season best for her self in the 100m dash with a time of 13.51 seconds in the prelim race and just missed her new mark in the finals finishing...

  • Hornets Defend Their Home

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Hornets boy's track and field team hosted the Pine Bluffs Field Event Extravaganza in Pine Bluffs last Thursday. The event consisted of field events only with no track events. The Hornets were dominant in the meet taking five first-place finishes out of the six events. The also took two second place and three third place finishes. Although not as cold as the previous event held here the temperature was still cold and forced the contestants to bundle up. Carsten Freeburg qualified for state...

  • Lady Hornets Defend Their Home Hive

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Lady Hornets defended their home turf against the Burns Lady Broncs and the Lady Cyclones in the Pine Bluffs Field Event Extravaganza. There were only three teams that competed, but numerous contestants and they were ready and able. The Lady Hornets had only two top three finishes. Kailen Martinez and Reese Graves each finished second in their events. There were numerous others that made the top 10 like Lauren Chechuck who finished sixth in the high jump. Martinez finished sixth in the long...

  • Broncs Battle Hornets for Bragging Rights

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Burns Broncs boy's track and field team bundled up and traveled to Pine Bluffs to compete in the Pine Bluffs field Event Extravaganza held last Tuesday. The Broncs who are having a great season have won three meets this season and are looking to head to state with a solid chance of bringing home a medal. There were only three teams at this meet, Burns, Pine Bluffs and Southeast, but it was a great tune-up for the team as they head to the SEWAC meet coming up. The weather was not cooperating...

  • Lady Broncs Shine in Pine Bluffs

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Lady Broncs track and field team braved the weather and traveled down the highway to compete in the Pine Bluffs Field Event Extravaganza. Although there were only three teams that competed in the meet it was a good tune-up for the team as they get ready to head to SEWAC and state meets. It was a chilly spring day and the athletes had on their winter apparel to stay warm and loose. The Lady Broncs were able to take top honors in several of the events and place in the top three in almost...

  • Hornets Crown Five SEWAC Champions

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Hornets track and field team swarmed at SEWAC Conference Championships meet last Saturday. The team had five SEWAC champions crowned at the meet winning gold in their respective events. The team brought home 13 medals from the meet. They won five gold medals, four silver medals and four bronze medals. Many of the athletes finished in the top ten. Alex Head was crowed twice both in the 100m and 200m dashes. Head set his new season record in the 200m-dash. Eli Currie also won gold twice, once...

  • Lady Hornets Find Gold in Glenrock

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Lady Hornets now have two SEWAC champions on their team as they head to state. The Lady Hornets were able to bring home four gold medals, two silver medals, and three bronze medals from the SEWAC championship meet last Saturday. It was quite a day for the team and several of the team members were able to beat their seasonal records and set new ones for state. Jessica Hoffman won gold in two events. Hoffman is the SEWAC champion in the high jump and the discus toss. Kiersten Brown is the...

  • Broncs Place High at SEWAC

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Broncs track and field team brought home one SEWAC championship and 15 top three medals last weekend. The team competed against other teams in the Southeast Conference and showed why they have won as many meets as they have. Ethan Norris is the SEWAC champion in the 110m hurdles. Numerous others finished in the top three and others had their season best times and distances in the meet. As mentioned above Ethan Norris brought home the gold in the 110m hurdles with a season best 15.99 seconds in the race. Norris also found silver in the 300m...

  • Lady Broncs Buck High at SEWAC

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    The Lady Broncs hopped a bus and traveled to Glenrock, Wyoming to compete in the Southeast Wyoming Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships. The Lady Broncs did well bringing home three SEWAC champions. Payton Pollard, the 4x100 relay team and the 4x800m relay teams are SEWAC champions. The team won three gold medals, one silver medal and 8 bronze medals. There was a Lady Broncs member in the top 10 in every event at the meet. Two of the relay teams took gold. The 4x100m team and the 4x800m team each brought home the gold. Payton...

  • Extreme Long Range Shoot held at Gross Family Ranch "Impact" Music to my ears

    Jim Merryfield|May 9, 2024

    For the everyday person, the word "impact" brings to mind some terrifying thoughts, car accident, body parts hitting an immovable object or worse. For a small group of people, the word is a validation of their efforts and skills. ELR (Extreme Long-Range Shooting) is a sport that is catching on all over the globe. The people at KRG (Kinetic Research Group) and High Plains Precision have recently put on their third annual ELR match last weekend. The match brings people from all over the world to...

  • Pine Bluffs Clay Target Team Shoots at Kimball

    Jim Merryfield|May 2, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Clay Target shooting team took a trot east to Kimball, Nebraska to shoot in a fun match against the Kimball team. It was not a school competition but a fun shoot to let the kids shoot in a different environment. According to Brian Anderson, coach of the team, "We call it the border war but it is not a true competition between schools." They had 13 kids that made the trip. Coach Anderson said, "The kids all had fun and shot well for being in the new environment." Two of the kids,...

  • Broncs Stand Tall in Lusk

    Jim Merryfield|May 2, 2024

    The Broncs boy’s track and field team, are on a roll. They traveled to Lusk, Wyoming and dominated in the Dennis Zowada Track Invitational meet. The Broncs won their second meet in a row and took top honors for the fourth time this season. The Broncs were able to win four gold medals, three silver and 8 bronze to win the meet. Shaw Martin was unbeatable in the 200m dash while Ethan Norris was dominant in the 110m and 300m hurdles, taking first place in both events. The 4x800m relay team was also unstoppable in their race. Cooper Sanchez p...

  • Hornets Buzz to Fourth in Lusk

    Jim Merryfield|May 2, 2024

    The Hornets boys track and field team ran to a fourth-place finish in the Dennis Zowada Track Invitational meet last Saturday held in Lusk, Wyoming. The team managed several top three finishes even though the elusive gold medal was not to be had this meet. There were several second and third place finishes though and numerous top 10 finishes to snag the number four spot. Jesus Solis finished second in four different events. He finished second in the 100m and 200m-dashes and then again in the long jump and triple jump. Alex Head finished third i...

  • Lady Broncs Shine in Lusk

    Jim Merryfield|May 2, 2024

    The Lady Broncs trotted up to Lusk, Wyoming to compete and showcase their skills at the Dennis Zowada Track Invitational. The Lady Broncs won the track meet with a 177.5-point score. The closest other team was at 107. The Lady Broncs were able to bring home several top three finishes and numerous top 10 titles. The Lady Broncs hit their stride and performed as champions in the event. Brynn Bach shined as she brought home two gold medals and Josie Barrett and Bella Laguna each brought home one. All four relay teams received silver medals for the...

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