Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 06:54
By Wendy Stevelinck
With six returning varsity players, Lyons High School volleyball coach Jeff Klipstein has a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming season. The young, but experienced, team is led this year by four-year varsity starter Madeline Keen (Sr). Rounding out the varsity squad is three-year varsity
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 06:48
Lyons cornerbacks Zach Christiansen (10) and Preston Medina(1) stop the Yuma running back from entering the end zone in the fourth quarter.
By Oskar LaRue
This past Friday night marked the annual community BBQ, followed by the home-opener for the Lyons Lions football team. This year the Lions hosted the Yuma Indians, who just barely lost to powerhouse Limon the week before, and were hungry for their first win.
Also hungry (starving, really) were the masses of residents and visitors who queued up for grub before the game. The towering tornado of smoke
Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 03:20
By Oskar LaRue – Staff Writer
The Lyons Lions varsity football team began their season Saturday with a three-hour bus ride to Ellicott, a friendly little town east of Colorado Springs and home of the Thunderhawks. It ended with 13-12 victory for the Lions, making the journey well worth it for players and fans alike. What happened in between, though, was a hard fought game between two evenly matched and
Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 01:52
After a successful spring on the track and a summer of consistent work putting in miles and building core strength, the boys’ cross country team returns stronger than ever. In Colorado 2A division’s run five, score three format, the defending state champion Lions are once again expected to crush their small school competition all through the season. They figure to be so dominant that they are unanimously ranked number one in Colorado Milesplit’s preseason coaches’ poll.
Beyond a goal of defending their 2012 league, regional, and state titles, the Lions hope to earn one of the few coveted team spots at the Nike Southwest Regionals’ post-season championship race in Mesa, Arizona.
Published on Thursday, May 23 2013 05:23
By Renée Haip
In their quest for a third repeat of double gold, the Lyons Lions traveled to the Colorado State Track and Field Championships where the Lady Lions were expected to have a legitimate battle with Paonia and 2A-newcomer Hotchkiss, as well as their usual worthy eastern plains’ competitor, Akron. Senior Nola Basey led the charge with her superior jumping abilities by taking the high jump win on day one with 5’4”. Basey unleashed a personal record breaking leap of 17’-7.5” in the long jump to take the win by more than a foot on day two. Had the
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 07:28
By Renée Haip
Last Friday, May 10, the Lyons Track and Field team traveled east to Sterling where they participated in the Patriot League meet, their final competition before the state championships. One of only two 2A representatives in a field of larger, competitive 3A schools, the Lyons Lions had a good day with the young men of Lyons capturing the championship title for the fourth consecutive year, and the girls taking a respectable third place of the eleven teams.
From start to finish, the boys had numerous good performances. Individually, all-conference honors went to Ryan Boucher in both the 400M (1st) and 200M (1st), Paul Roberts
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 09:19
By Renée Haip
Each spring the highly anticipated Saint Vrain Invitational brings together not only top caliber high school track and field athletes from across the state, but also elite sprint, pole vault, and distance athletes. Jointly hosted by Longmont and Lyons High School at Longmont’s Everly-Montgomery Field, this year’s May 3rd organizers and sponsors pulled out all the bells and whistles to provide track fans and competitors with a truly professional event more than worth the five-dollar cost of admission. This meet has it all—an electronic scoreboard with
Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 07:07
By Renée Haip
While our snowy spring has provided critical moisture, it has also disrupted numerous track meets across the state. With a lull in inclement weather, this past week kept coaches and athletes busy as the JV Championships were held on Thursday—April 25, the Middle School