Both the Lyons High School boys’ and the girls’ cross-country teams are on their way to chase the holy grail of high school cross-country competition; the Colorado State championships. The teams successfully qualified at the Regional Meet held on Lyons Cross Country course last week for the right to compete in State Cross Country meet to be held at Bear Creek State Park on Saturday, October 28.
By Wend Stevelinck
The Lyons High School JV and Varsity volleyball squads had clean sweeps last week against Twin Peaks. With this latest victory for the Varsity girls, the teams captured the league title, and are the number one seed for the district playoffs. The Varsity squad dominated the match from start to finish, even without their dominate middle
The Lyons Middle School Lions took on the Estes Park Middle School Bobcats at home Thursday, October 12, for their final game of the season. While the older LHS Lions retained the “MacGregor Hammer” on October 6, against Estes Park, the younger Bobcats made the young opponents pay dearly, 32 to14, setting up a fierce rivalry for years to come.
Both the boys and girls Lyons High School cross country teams claimed Mile High League titles last Wednesday (October 12) at Dawson School in Lafayette. Coach Mark Roberts was extremely pleased that his runners “ran with purpose, focus, patience and true grit!” Both races were a battle as the boys were tested by a talented
The Lyons High School volleyball team had a nice quiet ride up the mountain with their favorite driver Dan last week to face off against the Nederland Panthers. The JV squad cruised to a comfortable and controlled straight set victory, while the Varsity girls were equally dominating with an impressive straight set win, 25-9, 25-6, and 25-11.
The Lions had a nice spread attack on the night, getting everyone involved in the victory. Taylor Maguire led the way with a dozen kills, followed by Hall with eight. Leeuwenburgh chipped in with six kills on seven attacks, and four other Lions added kills to the stat column. Kylen Christiansen did an excellent job moving the ball
The Lyons High School varsity football squad had their best start ever against the Highland Huskies. The Huskies have been a formidable foe over the years with their sizable team, and “hearty” linemen, so fans were ecstatic when the Lions scored two unanswered touchdowns in the first quarter.
Neither team made significant progress during their first offensive possessions, but the Lions came out roaring the second time they got the ball. Lyons’ workhorse
The Lyons High School football team lost a heartbreaker to Front Range Falcons, 13 to 14, last Saturday after what could have been a solid second win of the season.
After several short runs early in the first quarter left the Lions just short of a first down, the team pulled of a perfect faked punt and earned a new set of downs. Senior running back Jake Laurienti carried the ball several times to move the ball within the shadow of the goal post. Then senior, Dante Traghella, leaped over the top for the Lions first touchdown. Sophomore kicker, Alexa Karsel, added the extra point.