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Lancers second at Otero/Lamar Tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team finished the Otero/Lamar golf tournament in second place with a score of 612 for the team.

EWC Lancer Aaron Nirider, a sophomore from Riverton, WY, lead his team with a second place finish overall with a total score of 140.

Other Lancer scores were as follows:
Logan Harrison, freshman, Cheyenne, WY – 155
Josh Wilson, sophomore, West Haven, UT – 155
Chandler Meeboer, sophomore, Casper, WY – 162
Deyten Klein, sophomore, Holyoke, CO – 163
Cam Taylor, freshman, Chubbuck, ID – 167

“We played well as a team and continue to work toward winning tournaments. Aaron played very well and took 2nd overall shooting -2 for the tournament,” shared Coach Zach Smith. “I was extremely proud of how well he played and we are going to use that as momentum as we head to Trinidad this week.”

The Lancer golf team will travel to Trinidad, CO for a tournament on September 25 & 26.

Lancers finish second at home tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team finished in second place behind Trinidad at their home meet held in Torrington. The Lancers finished with a score of 614, just four strokes behind Trinidad at 610.

“We played well on our home course and had three golfers finish in the top ten,” shared Coach Zach Smith. “The weather was cold the first day but it didn’t slow our players down a bit. We look forward to the remaining tournaments.”

Individual scores for the Lancers were as follows:
Logan Harrison, freshman, Cheyenne, WY – 147, 3rd
Aaron Nirider, sophomore, Riverton, WY – 152, 5th
Josh Wilson, sophomore, West Haven, UT – 154, 6th
Deyten Klein, sophomore, Holyoke, CO – 163, 12th
Blake Wisroth, sophomore, Torrington, WY – 168, 20th

The next tournaments for the Lancers are in Otero and Lamar, CO.

Lancers tee off at first tournament of the fall season

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team began the fall season with a tournament in McCook, NE. The Lancers finished the two-day tournament in second place with a score of 666.

Individual scores for the Lancers were as follows: Josh Wilson, sophomore, West Haven, UT – 156; Logan Harrison, freshman, Cheyenne, WY – 167; Deyton Klein, sophomore, Holyoke, CO – 171; Aaron Nirider, sophomore, Riverton, WY – 172; Cam Taylor, freshman, Chubbuck, ID – 179 and Chandler Meeboer, sophomore, Casper, WY – 193.

“This was our first tournament of the year and we learned from tough conditions and a tough course. We will continue to work hard at getting better,” shared Coach Zach Smith.

Coach Sherbeyn and Lady Lancers announce Little Diggers Volleyball

Eastern Wyoming College is now accepting registrations for Little Diggers Volleyball taught by EWC Volleyball Coach Julie Sherbeyn and the EWC Lady Lancer Volleyball team.

Little Diggers Volleyball is designed to introduce the game and fundamental skills of volleyball to elementary aged boys and girls in a fun and safe environment. The class takes place on 4 consecutive Saturdays. Please indicate school grade and t-shirt size at the time of registration.

Saturday, September 27th is the first session and the class will run through October 18th. Grades K-3 will play from 9 – 10 am with grades 4-6 playing from 10:15 – 11:30 am. The cost of $35 and will include a t-shirt.

To register please contact EWC Community Education at 307.532.8323 or 307.532.8213.

EWC GEAR UP Program celebrates GEAR UP Week

The Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP Program announced their participation in National GEAR UP Week 2014. This week commemorates the continuing success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program providing students and families the support and resources they need for college success.

Since its inception in 1999, GEAR UP has improved educational outcomes for millions of low-income, minority and disadvantaged students across the United States, including over 400 students throughout the EWC Outreach area who are served each year by the EWC GEAR UP Program.

EWC GEAR UP Program will celebrate National GEAR UP Week 2014 by sponsoring a GU awareness table at the main campus in Torrington beginning September 22. The table will be manned by EWC GEAR UP Club members.

To date, the EWC GEAR UP Program has served over 3,365 students by providing academic enrichment programing.

For more information about the EWC GEAR UP Program please contact Judy Brown, EWC GEAR UP Director at 307.532.8269 or

EWC to host Community Forum

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that there will be an informational forum for individuals interested in learning more about two new facilities: This will be a great opportunity to learn about these two new facilities: The Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC) and the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC).

This informational meeting is free and open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium at the main campus in Torrington.

EWC is asking the Goshen County community to support these new facilities in the November 2014 election. Please come and get your questions answered and learn about these important projects.

For more information on this informational meeting, please contact the College Relations office at 307.532.8206.

Armstrong placed on leave

At a special meeting held on Thursday, September 11th, the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees has placed President Dr. Tom Armstrong on paid administrative leave.

In further action, the Trustees then named Dr. Richard Patterson, criminal justice instructor, as the Interim President until further notice.

EWC announces fall golf tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team will host the fall tournament September 11 – 12 at the Cottonwood at Torrington golf course. Tee off on Thursday is scheduled for 1 pm with tee off scheduled Friday morning at 9 am.

“This will be our second tournament of the year so it’s still too early to tell how we’ll play this year but we are looking forward to testing our game. The golf course is in great shape right now so as long as the weather cooperates we should be ready for a great tournament, we’d love to have anyone in support of Lancer Golf come out Thursday afternoon or Friday morning,” said golf coach Zach Smith.

EWC Volleyball Player makes All-Tournament Team


McKayla Peterson # 5

Eastern Wyoming College women’s volleyball player McKayla Peterson, sophomore, Gillette, WY was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Sheridan College 2014 Volleyball Fall Classic.

“McKayla had a great tournament for us. She played smart and aggressive offensively and was consistent and tough at the service line. Her ability to see the court allows her to pick apart defenses and opens up opportunities for the rest of our hitters. We look for more of that from her this season, and I’m proud she was able to be recognized” said volleyball coach Julie Sherbeyn.

EWC announces new golf coach

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that Zach Smith will lead the EWC Lancer golf team as the new coach.

“I’m extremely excited to be the new head coach of the Lancer golf team. I’ve had a lot of fun working with the team the last couple of years in a small capacity with Coach Jones and the great group of golfers. We have a wonderful group of young men returning to lead our golf team and some excited freshman joining the team. Cottonwood Country Club is an amazing home course for our team to practice at with great support from the golf professional and club members. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with the guys and competing toward another Region lX title,” shared Coach Smith.

Smith has worked at EWC for 6 years. The first 4 years as an Admission Representative and the past 2 years as the Director of Enrollment Management. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2006 with a major in Communications and a minor in Psychology. He will continue working as the Director of Enrollment Management while coaching the golf team.

“Zach and I are great friends, he is a great person and huge asset to EWC. A few years back I started including him in on the golf team just because I knew he loved the sport and loved helping with EWC athletics. He has given our players someone else to associate with and someone else to lean on while they are on campus,” added Coach Casey Jones. “As you know I went through some pretty tough times last year and one thing I don’t really have now is time to run two major sports teams. I knew right away that I needed to make some adjustments in my professional life to give me more time in my personal life. I also knew that the golf team would be in great hands if Zach could take over that job!”

“It has been very exciting to see the program evolve and to see the Region IX Golf Championship Banner hanging in the Verl Petsch Jr. Gym. Coach Jones and Coach Smith have done a great job with the transition and we look forward to continued success with our golf program. We are very excited to have Coach Smith join the Athletic Department as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around recruiting to the table as the EWC Director of Enrollment Management,” said Dave Vondy, Director of Athletics and Fitness Center.