Posts from April, 2019

EWC Weather Release

Due to the predicted blizzard, Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington and Douglas will be closed on Wednesday, April 10th. This includes all classes, activities, and the Fitness Center. For weather related updates please check the EWC website, EWC social media accounts, and local media reports.

Lefforge signs to continue volleyball career

Lissette Lefforge with former EWC Volleyball Coach Julie Sherbeyn as she signs her commitment to Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Lissette Lefforge with former EWC Volleyball Coach Julie Sherbeyn as she signs her commitment to Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Lissette Lefforge, Otis, CO, has signed to continue her volleyball career at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

“I am full of gratitude and excitement about this opportunity that I have been given to play at the next level and to represent EWC volleyball! First of all, I’d like to thank God for all the blessings he has put in my life including coming to EWC and meeting incredible people who will be lifelong friends. I would also like to thank the community for all of the support through the years. You guys seriously rock! Thank you to my team and past teammates here for helping me grow and for making memories that last forever. Last but surely not least, I would like to draw some special attention to Coach Julie Sherbeyn. You have impacted me more than just an athlete. You’ve helped me through so much and I would just like you to know that you do not only coach volleyball, because I have learned much more than just skills on the court from you. I have learned skills like determination and how to be a strong woman. I look up to you more than you know. I love you, coach. THANK YOU EWC! I am grateful for the time I have spent here and will miss you all dearly. GO THUNDER WOLVES,” shared Lefforge.

Former EWC Volleyball Coach Julie Sherbeyn added the following, “We are so excited to see Lissette continue her volleyball career and accomplish one of her goals she had when she walked on our campus. Her determination and physicality as an athlete will continue to make an impact on the court, and she will continue to grow as a player with the talent that will surround her at CSU-Pueblo. I’m very proud of her contributions to our program, am honored to have been a part of her journey, and can’t wait to see what she does next!”

EWC wins NJC tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team won the Northeastern Junior College tournament held April 4-5 with a score of 563. McCook Community College was second with 597.

Harry Walch

Harry Walch

“The team continued with the momentum from the win at the Blue River Classic and shot the lowest team total in my time coaching,” said Coach Zach Smith. “They played great on Thursday to jump out to a 15 stroke lead by on Friday they played the best golf I’ve seen during my time here. Four players shot under par the second day, including Harry shooting 8 under on this two-day total to pull away from the field. George, Gonzalo, and JoVin also played well Friday to contribute to the 14 under par team total. This was a very special week for Lancer Golf.”

Leading the Lancers was sophomore Harry Walch, Staines, England, with scores of 67, 69 for a two-day total of 136. Other Lancers scores were as follows:

George Elliott, sophomore, Salisbury, England, 70, 69 – 139, 2nd
JoVin Tan, freshman, Taiping, Malaysia, 74, 71 – 145, tied 4th
Gonzalo Arcelay, sophomore, Munguia, Spain, 78, 68 – 146, tied 6th
RJ Moya, freshman, Three Rivers, Texas, 75, 76 – 151, tied 10th

Due to the pending weather forecast in Torrington, the Lancers home tournament has been moved to April 25-26. The Lancers will travel to LaJunta, CO April 11-12 for the Otero Junior College Tournament.


EWC’s Glass wins 2nd in breakaway at CSU rodeo

Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team competed in the annual rodeo hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Several Lancers qualified for the short round.

Sophomore Brooke Glass, Sidney, NE, won 2nd in the breakaway roping with times of 3.1 and 3.8 seconds to help the women’s team remain in the number one position.

Brooke Glass

Brooke Glass

Garrett Murphy, sophomore, Torrington, WY placed 5th in the average of the Tie Down Roping with a total time of 23.0 on two calves. Teammate Jace Roselle, freshman, Greeley, CO, placed 6th with a time of 23.4 on two. Colton Reed, sophomore, Wiley, CO, qualified for the short round.

In the Team Roping, freshman Ty Chasek, Harrison, NE, placed 2nd in the first round and 5th in the average with partner Cord Roberts, LCCC. Reed, Roselle, and Jacey Thompson all qualified for the short round of the team roping.

Thompson, sophomore, Yoder, WY, split 3rd-4th in the first round of the goat tying. Teammate Karissa Rayhill, sophomore, Martin, SD, qualified for the short round.

The Lancers will compete in Casper, WY April 19-21.

EWC wins Blue River Classic

2019 Champions of the Blue River Classic

2019 Champions of the Blue River Classic

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team traveled to Lincoln, NE to compete in the Blue River Classic held April 2-3. There were 19 collegiate teams, including the Lancers competing in the tournament. Teams were from Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

The Lancers won the two-day tournament with a total score of 596. Midland University was second with a score of 599.

“This was the first tournament, in my knowledge of Lancer golf history, that we have participated in with mostly University teams. I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was great to come out of the first day with a 10 stroke lead,” said Coach Zach Smith. “The course was great and the weather cooperated. Gonzalo and Harry positioned themselves well the first day for a top 10 finish. The second day did bring some rain and a new course, but the guys performed well again to finish on top. I’m so proud of this group, on the course, and in the classroom.”

Sophomore Gonzalo Arcelay, Munguia, Spain, won the tournament shooting 70-73 for a 143. Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Harry Walch, sophomore, Staines, England, 73, 76 – 149, tied 7th
George Elliott, sophomore, Salisbury, England, 75, 75 – 150, tied 11th
RJ Moya, freshman, Three Rivers, Texas, 81, 74 – 155, tied 26th
JoVin Tan, freshman, Taiping, Malaysia, 80, 76 – 156, tied 28th

The Lancers are competing the in Northeastern Junior College tournament April 4-5.


Due to the predicted weather this week in Torrington, the coaches in Region 9 golf decided to switch tournaments with Otero this week. EWC will travel to La Junta, CO this week for the Otero Junior College tournament. The date of EWC’s home tournament has changed to April 25-26.


PSA-Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College announces that the Douglas Campus college offices will be closed on Friday, April 19. And Monday, April 22 in observance of Good Friday and Easter. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 23.


Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, in observance of Good Friday and Easter. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

The EWC Fitness Center will be closed Friday, April 19, and Sunday April 21. Normal operating hours on Saturday and Monday, April 20 and 22.

Perkins listening session to be held at EWC

Perkins V stakeholder listening sessions will be held throughout Wyoming during April. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) needs input from stakeholders, educators, and parents as the WDE moves forward to develop the Perkins V plan for the next five-year funding cycle.

Listening sessions will be held at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Tebbet room 131, Thursday, April 11th. There are three listening sessions from which to choose: 9 am – 11 am, 1 pm – 3 pm, and 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich, CTE State Director, at 307.777.3655 or

EWC instructor wins prestigious Spur Award

Eastern Wyoming College English instructor John Nesbitt was recently notified that his work “Prairie Center” has won the Western Writers of America 2019 Spur Award in the Best Western Poem category. “Prairie Center” is a relatively long poem which is available in Thorns on the Rose, Nesbitt’s 2nd edition of a Western Poetry collection. This is the fourth Spur Award he has won.

WWA promotes and honors the best in Western literature with the annual Spur Awards, selected by a panel of judges. Awards, for material published last year, are given for works whose inspiration, image and literary excellence best represent the reality and spirit of the American West.

“It is very exciting to win an award on this level and it means a great deal to me,” shared Nesbitt. “Winning in the poetry category was a great thrill also.”

Nesbitt has been invited to attend the annual Spur Awards Banquet as part of the WWA annual convention in Tucson, AZ, where winners and finalists will be honored.