Congratulations to the Lyons baseball team for their first ever State Playoff appearance! They will be playing this Saturday, May 27 at noon at Runyon Sports Complex in Pueblo.  Last weekend, the Lyons Lions beat Haxtun 5-2 and then beat #2 state ranked Peyton 8-2.  That puts the Lyons Lions at 19-3 for the season and into the final 4 at State Playoff. The Lyons

 

 

Another close contested battle, but the girls ended up 2nd to the always talented opponent, Highland.  All-Conference Honors with a first place finish went to Brenna Kuskie in the Pole Vault (10-7), Ixchel Leeuwenbergh in the Discus (114-6) and four amazing Relays: 4 X 100M – Hana Fankhouser, H.Karsel, C. Rogers, A.Karsel   in a season best (SB) 52.62, 4 X 200M – H.Karsel, Paton, Rogers, T.Maguire   1:53.21, 4 X 400M – H.Karsel, M.Frohling, Paton, A.Karsel  in a

 

 

A perfect Friday and a hot Saturday contested three league meets at the Longmont stadium, and with a heroic, team effort to the bitter end by the boys, they were crowned the champions!  First or second place in this meet are considered All-Conference.  Winning their events were Isaac Roberts with a 10:19 in the

 

 

Because of an adverse weather forecast, the decision was made to move the Friday “No Name Invitational” track meet to Wednesday, in conjunction with the Lyons High School JV track championship meet already scheduled for April 26. This allowed the young Lions to have their efforts count in the state rankings, and many of the local athletes made good on the opportunity

 

 

 

The young Lions continued their march toward the Colorado State track meet in May with their first qualifying meet earlier this month. The team competed in Aurora at the Bob Caviness Invitational on Saturday, April 8, and responded with forty “season-best” performances! With nearly everyone back and available from spring break, the Lions were able to load up some of their relays and move up a few spots in the state rankings.

 

 

 

For the seventeenth year in a row for the boys, and sixteen out of the last eighteen years for the girls, the Bob Charles Trophies will remain in the Lyons Lions’ trophy case until (at least) the third Saturday in April next year.

The girls managed to compile thirty-four points, led by Ixchel Leeuwenburgh’s fifteen points from her fourth place finish in the shot put, and her first place finish in the discus, with a season and personal best throw of 114’ 8”! The Kuskie sisters finished third and fifth in the pole vault. Liz Jonjak-Plahn contributed two eighth place finishes in the shot and discus, and the 400 relay

 

 

Spring weather in Colorado can often be a challenge for the local sports teams. The track team had planned their Lyons Invitational to fall on Saturday, April 1, the end of the spring break for the St. Vrain District, but with an impending storm looming all week, the

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