Roberts Takes Down 1600 2A Record

By Renée Haip
The Saint Vrain Invitational is a “track junkie’s” dream that some refer to as “Track Christmas.” Jointly hosted by Longmont and Lyons High School at Longmont’s Everly-Montgomery Field on May 2, this meet featured some of the state’s top caliber high school track and field athletes, as well as elite sprint, pole vault, and

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Lyons Lions vs. Resurrection Christian

By Matt Smith
On a nice warm Saturday afternoon towards the end of April, and also the end of the 2014 Lyons High School baseball season, I was a few innings late to the ball game because track practice was finishing up. However, I did get to see a lot of the game as I was throwing some discus in

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JV and Middle School Track and Field Championships

By Renée Haip
There are a few meets each year that give us a glimpse of the younger talent being developed at both the high school and middle school levels. With the varsity team off this week, all attention shifted to the JV Championships on Wednesday, April 23 and the Middle School Championships on Saturday, April 26.

While many track members were in Grand Junction for a band trip, the JV Championships at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont provided some of the remaining underclassmen with some

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Defending the Bob Charles Trophies at BoCo

By Renée Haip
The Boulder County Track and Field Championships, commonly referred to as BoCo, is not your ordinary meet. Beyond showcasing the wealth of high caliber talent to be found in the county’s two school districts (St. Vrain and Boulder Valley), BoCo has a tradition of honoring and celebrating the sport, its athletes,

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Lions Lose In A “Beat Down”

By Matt Smith
The Lyons’ Lions baseball team had a pretty good week. They played a total of three games last week, winning two out of the three games. However, the last game of the week was an away game Saturday versus the Eaton Reds. Eaton had their bleachers full of fans on a nice warm

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Lyons Track and Field at Pomona Invitational

By Renée Haip

Dominated by 5A schools, the two-day Pomona Invitational at Jeffco Stadium on Friday and Saturday, April 11 & 12, provided plenty of opportunities for the Lions, the meets sole 2A school, to mix it up with the state’s top track programs. Between the competition caliber and the meet size with as many as ninety competitors in individual events, scoring opportunities were few. One strategy the Lyons’ coaches use to get

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Spring Break Handcuffs Lions

By Matt Smith
On a nice, warm, and sunny Saturday morning, marking the end of the Lyons High School spring break, the Lyons baseball team was short-handed when they took on Lutheran from Parker last weekend. Having five players missing from the lineup due to family vacation plans, the Lions were at a distinct

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Mountain Range Invitational Track Meet

By Renée Haip
At the tail end of spring break, several key members of the Lyons High School Track and Field team were away on vacation for the Mountain Range Invitational at the First Bank Stadium in Westminster on Saturday, April 5. Scoring opportunities were few for the Lions considering the tough, big school competition, but there were successes and valuable experiences gained. Freshman Taylor

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Roberts Breaks School Record

By Renée Haip

Lyons High School runner Paul Roberts finally achieved the goal he’s been chasing since he first stepped on the track as a freshman; he broke his older brother Andrew’s 2009 high school 3200-meter record at the Longmont Invitational track meet on Saturday, March 29. Although the younger Roberts’ time of 9:27.58 was a mere four one hundredths of a second faster than the school record Andrew set as a senior, Paul is

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