Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 07:56
It is no secret that Boulder County has a history of producing top-notch talent in the track and field world, and if there is a single event that acts as a showcase for the current wealth of talent at the local high school level, it would be the annual Boulder County Championships. This meet brings together the schools of the county’s two districts, St. Vrain and Boulder Valley School Districts, for a day of competition and celebration.
This year’s meet on Saturday, April 20, was an especially terrific day for senior Nola Basey. At the meet’s start, Basey was awarded the Monty Sutak scholarship for her high school track and field accomplishments. As the day progressed, Basey claimed each and every title in the jumps. Her winning jumps of 5’3” in the high jump, 36’1.75” in the triple jump, and 16’6.25” in the long jump
Published on Thursday, April 18 2013 14:05
The Lyons Lions track teams traveled to Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, to participate in their most competitive meet of the season thus far. Dominated by a majority of large 5A schools, Lyons was the sole 2A small school representative. Winds hampered several of the meet’s late afternoon events, which were predominately composed of preliminaries for event distances of 400 meters and less, as
Published on Thursday, April 11 2013 07:39
Saturday, April 6, was a beautiful day for track and field at Longmont High School’s Everly-Montgomery Field. Nineteen schools (including South Dakota’s Rapid City Stevens High School) gathered to run, jump, and throw. Co-hosting with Longmont, Lyons was one of two 2A schools in attendance, with the bulk of competing schools falling into the 4A division. While many Lyons’ athletes were still out on spring break and a few others were out
Published on Thursday, April 04 2013 21:02
One of the largest meets of the season, the Broomfield Shootout was held on Saturday, March 30. Fraught with technical issues, the meet’s start was delayed more than an hour and was further interrupted throughout the
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 11:11
The Lyons Track and Field teams, boys and girls, have dominated the state 2A scene for the previous two seasons (2011 and 2012). This year they are once again back as defending champions. While inclement weather was responsible for the cancelation of their first meet (RE-1J District), and basketball playoffs delayed the season and onset of practice for many athletes, the 2013 track and field season finally opened with the Lyons Relays on March 14.
As the Lyons Relays is an unconventional meet with the entire meet being scored in a relay format, it is always fun to watch and a terrific team building activity. With seven teams in attendance, the Lyons girls took top honors by impressively placing first in 9 of 16 events. The boys placed second behind Erie by winning 5 of 16 events despite the absence of
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 10:46
Colorado State Senator Rollie Heath (D - Boulder and vicinity) and State Representative Jonathan Singer (D - Longmont and vicinity) were in Lyons last week (Wednesday, February 27) to hold a “Town Hall” meeting at The Stone Cup. About two-dozen area residents showed up to listen to what their elected officials were up to during the current legislative session, and to tell the gentlemen what issues were on their minds.
Published on Thursday, February 14 2013 08:25
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) presented Lyons High School Senior, Zachary Tucker, the 2012 Student-Athlete Leadership Award sponsored by Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. The award honors student athletes